10/16 Provost Workshop: Moving the Needle on Diversity in the Biomedical Workforce


Monday, Oct. 16
3-5 p.m.
Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge

Over the next 30 years, less than half of the general population will be non-Hispanic whites, making the United States a majority-minority nation. Despite this, scientists in the U.S. remain a distinctly homogeneous group. Universities play a key role in developing the future biomedical workforce and have invested in initiatives that support biomedical and STEM pipeline programs, training grants, research experiences for undergraduates, faculty development and mentorship. However, progress has been slow. To increase the growth in doctoral degree completion, research and medical institutions must reexamine the approaches used in moving UR students along the biomedical pipeline.

Join us as we discuss tools and best practices in building a more diverse biomedical workforce.

Featured Speakers:

DA_circle David A. Acosta, MD
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
MG_circle Medeva Ghee, PhD
Executive Director of the Leadership Alliance and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University
KG_circle Kenneth Gibbs, PhD
Program Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD), and Genetics and Developmental Biology (GDB), National Institute of General Medical Sciences
RL_circle Rafael Luna, PhD
Executive Director of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and the Principal Investigator of the Administrative Core of NRMN, Boston College
Sponsored by the NSF’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)┬áprogram and NIH’s Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program.