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How Does Diversity Impact Science? NIH Workforce Diversity Concludes Final Seminar

May 26, 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) held the last session of the 2021-2022 season of the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series, titled “How Does Diversity Impact Science.” The NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD), Marie A. Barnard, M.D., facilitated the panel discussion on outcomes of scientific workforce diversity, how that impacts creativity and innovation in science, and effective methods measuring this impact. All presentation

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NICHD Strive Initiative Workshop Sessions Wrap Up

October 20, 2021

NICHD Strive Initiative Workshop Sessions Wrap Up  

October 20, 2021 

As previously reported by FABBS, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Office of Health Equity has launched STrategies to EnRich Inclusion and AchieVe Equity (STRIVE), a new initiative led by three committees focusing on the following themes: (1) ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in NICHD’s

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Bipartisan Group Forms Congressional Caucus on Social Determinants of Health

September 8, 2021

Earlier this summer, a bipartisan group of legislators announced a new congressional caucus to address the social determinants of health – non-medical factors that impact health. Led by Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Tom Cole (R-OK), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Markwayne Mullin (R-IN), the formation of the caucus followed the spring introduction of legislation – Social Determinants Accelerator Act (HR 2503).

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NASEM Summit on Diversity

July 15, 2021

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) held a national summit on Addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism in 21st Century STEMM Organizations on July 29th and 30th. Over the two days, the panel discussed the effects of systemic and structural racism and bias on underrepresented individuals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) as well as strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in

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