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SWD Seminar Series

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 planned vision for the COSWD Office. The purpose of the series is to share the latest research on scientific workforce diversity topics by engaging with interested professionals and researchers at the NIH and beyond.

Upcoming seminars will host renowned researchers who have contributed to the growing body of knowledge on pressing topics relevant to scientific workforce diversity, evidence-based interventions, and more.


How Does Diversity Affect Innovation in Pharma?
(September 14, 2022)

Diversity Impact Science

Save the date! This seminar will feature a panel of industry leaders to discuss how pharma incorporates diversity into its teams, advisory boards, and its process for hiring and promotions. Attendees will hear perspectives on the benefits of scientific workforce diversity.

More information coming soon.


How Does Diversity Impact Science?
(May 17, 2022)

Diversity Impact Science

This vibrant discussion explored the state of the evidence on how diversity impacts science with an excellent group of leaders.

Access the recording and presentation materials.

Fostering Cohort Recruitment (FCR)
Virtual Forum (February 23-24, 2022)

Disabled And Diverse Candidates within NIH

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.

Access the recordings and presentations materials.

Achieving Equity in Faculty – Pros and Cons of Cohort Recruitment (December 8, 2021)

Disabled Citizens

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.

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Outcomes from NASEM’s June 2021 Anti-Racism in STEMM Summit (October 25, 2021)

Disabled Citizens

Our second seminar addressed the state of the science on anti-racism in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM).

Access the recording and presentation materials.

Is Implicit Bias Training Effective? (September 27, 2021)

Doctors and Nurses

Our inaugural seminar addressed the state of the science on implicit bias training effectiveness and the factors associated with successful training.

Access the recording and presentation materials.



Check Out The Training Module  Implicit Bias Presentation

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