Welcome to the Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series (SWDSS), convened by the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) office. The online speaker series was started in September 2021 as part of my vision for the COSWD office. We share the latest research on scientific workforce diversity topics by engaging with interested professionals and researchers at NIH and beyond.
Each seminar features renowned researchers who contribute to the growing body of knowledge on topics relevant to scientific workforce diversity, evidence-based interventions, and more.
How Do Research-Active Institutions (e.g., HBCUs, TCUs, and MSIs) Impact the Diversity of the Scientific Workforce?
Thursday, November 30, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
This seminar will feature a panel sharing data and perspectives on the critical role of Research-Active Institutions (RAIs) in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce. Panelists will also discuss how NIH and other funders might better partner with and support these institutions in enhancing their impact.
* This event will include closed captioning. Sign language services and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request using the registration form.
How Does Mentoring Impact Diversity in the Biomedical and Behavioral Research Workforce?
June 14, 2023
This seminar featured a panel sharing their evaluations on the impact of mentoring on researchers’ career paths. Panelists discussed the importance of theoretical models and building an inclusive environment through mentorship.
Outcomes from NASEM’s Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations Report
March 30, 2023
Cochairs from a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) interdisciplinary committee discussed findings from the consensus report. They shared actionable, effective strategies to advance antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) workplaces and organizations.
How Do Diversity Supplements Impact Careers in Biomedical and Behavioral Research?
November 17, 2022
A panel of NIH and external experts shared their evaluations on the impact of diversity supplements on researchers’ career paths. The panelists discussed future directions for enhancing research on the outcomes of these supplements.
How Does Diversity Affect Innovation in Pharma?
September 14, 2022
This seminar featured a panel of industry leaders discussing how diversity of scientific teams impacts creativity and innovation in pharma.
How Does Diversity Impact Science?
May 17, 2022
This vibrant discussion explored the state of the evidence on how diversity impacts science with an excellent group of leaders.
Fostering Cohort Recruitment (FCR)
February 23-24, 2022
The two half-day virtual forum introduced attendees to faculty cohort programs that have successfully enhanced diversity both within and outside of the NIH and delved deeper into the science behind why these programs are successful.
Achieving Equity in Faculty – Pros and Cons of Cohort Recruitment
December 8, 2021
The third and final SWDSS of 2021 included a discussion on the outcomes of faculty cohort recruitment programs and other evidence-based strategies for enhancing faculty diversity.
Outcomes from NASEM’s June 2021 Anti-Racism in STEMM Summit
October 25, 2021
Our second seminar addressed the state of the science on anti-racism in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM).
Is Implicit Bias Training Effective?
September 27, 2021