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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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NSF Hosts Pride in STEM Panel

On June 24th, the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a Distinguished Lecture titled Pride in STEM: A Conversation about Research, Mentorship, and Advocacy. NSF’s head of Diversity and Inclusion Rhonda Davis moderated a panel which featured:
 

Dr. Jon Freeman, Associate Professor, New York University, NSF CAREER Awardee
Dr. Bryce E. Hughes, Assistant Professor, Montana State University, NSF CAREER Awardee
Dr. Wil Srubar, Associate Professor, University of Colorado

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Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee Discussed New Name, New Leadership, and Welcome New Members

June 9, 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) Advisory Committee met in May for its 2021 Spring Meeting. The Advisory Committee welcomed a new class of members, including Dr. Ada Monzon, Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Dr. Nicole Smith, Dr. Thomas Brock, and Dr. Melissa Collins. Assistant Director Karen Marrongelle updated the Advisory Committee (AC) on EHR programs, focusing

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NIH Announces UNITE Initiative to End Structural Racism

On March 1st, the Director of NIH, Dr. Francis Collins, announced a new NIH initiative called UNITE:

U — Understanding stakeholder experiences through listening and learning

N — New research on health disparities, minority health, and health equity

I — Improving the NIH culture and structure for equity, inclusion, and excellence

T — Transparency, communication, and accountability with our internal and external stakeholders

E — Extramural research ecosystem: changing

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