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SWD Seminar Series

The Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series (SWDSS) was initiated by the NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD), Marie A. Bernard, M.D., in 2021 as part of her planned vision for the COSWD Office. The quarterly series hosts renowned researchers who have contributed to the growing body of knowledge on pressing topics relevant to scientific workforce diversity, including, but not limited to, evidence-based interventions.

The purpose of the series is to keep scientific workforce diversity issues at the forefront, to share the latest research on these topics, and to engage with professionals and researchers within and outside of the NIH.

Read Dr. Bernard’s blog post for her thoughts on the seminar series and the opportunity to engage the scientific community around the science of workforce diversity.

Seminar #1 – Is Implicit Bias Training Effective?

September 27, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET (webinar)

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Please join our inaugural seminar addressing the state of the science on implicit bias training effectiveness and the factors associated with successful training. Four scholars with expertise in implicit bias training or related diversity training program effectiveness will review varying models for combatting implicit bias and discuss the success of these.

Speakers:

  • Markus Brauer is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a social psychologist, he develops and tests interventions aimed at changing people’s behaviors in a variety of domains such as diversity, energy consumption, and workplace behaviors.
  • Molly Carnes is the Virginia Valian  Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she directs the Center for Women’s Health Research in the School of Medicine and Public Health and co-directs the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) in the College of Engineering. Dr. Carnes’ research focuses on how cultural stereotypes perpetuate inequities.
  • Shelley Correll is the Michelle Mercer and Bruce Golden Family Professor of Women’s Leadership at Stanford University and the co-founder and director of the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab. Her expertise is in the areas of gender, workplace dynamics, and organizational culture.
  • Frank Dobbin is Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. He uses rich data from thousands of firms and universities, spanning decades, to determine how employers can open opportunities to women and people of color.

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