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How Do Research-Active Institutions Impact the Diversity of the Scientific Workforce? (November 30, 2023)

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Research-Active Institutions (RAIs), which include Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and minority serving institutions, have a mission to serve historically underrepresented populations in biomedical and behavioral research and award degrees in STEMM fields. RAIs have received an average of no more than $25 million in NIH Research Project Grant support for the past three fiscal years. In this seminar, a panel of experts will discuss how NIH and other funders might better partner with and support these institutions in enhancing their impact on the diversity of the scientific workforce.

Thursday, November 30, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Presentation Materials

Lopez Hargrove

Register for the Seminar

This event will include closed captioning. Sign language services and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request using the registration form.

Event Details

NIH’s Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) Marie A. Bernard, M.D., will moderate the 90-minute discussion. The seminar will feature a panel discussing institutional factors at RAIs that are effective in developing a diverse scientific workforce, with special focus on promoting the overall diversity of the biomedical and behavioral research workforce.


Marie A. Bernard, M.D.

Marie A. Bernard, M.D., Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD), NIH


S. Keith Hargrove, Ph.D., M.B.A. headshot

S. Keith Hargrove, Ph.D., M.B.A., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Tuskegee University, Alabama



Omar S. López, Ph.D., headshot

Omar S. López, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies, Texas State University



Darryl Monteau, Ed.D., headshot

Darryl Monteau, Ed.D., Associate Director of Mission Programs and Native Initiatives, Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science



Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, M.S.W., Ph.D., headshot

Halaevalu F. Ofahengaue Vakalahi, M.S.W., Ph.D., President and CEO, Council on Social Work Education, Alexandria, VA



Nafeesa H. Owens, Ph.D., headshot

Nafeesa H. Owens, Ph.D., Assistant Director for STEM Education and Workforce, Senior Policy Advisor at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy


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