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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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New NICHD EDI Initiative Will Shape the Next Five Years in the Institute

September 7, 2021
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Office of Health Equity is leading a new initiative called STrategies to EnRich Inclusion and AchieVe Equity (STRIVE). Watch/listen to the presentation on the initiative delivered by Dr. Charisee Lamar, director of the Office of Health Equity, which covers the timeline in developing the initiative, from a backdrop of various events in 2020, to an open letter to NIH Director Dr. Francis

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