The February 2016 issue of ASBMB TODAY, the member magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is devoted to issues concerning diversity and inclusion. The magazine contains an editorial and message from the ASBMB president. In addition, Hannah Valentine, MD, the chief officer for scientific workforce diversity at the National Institutes of Health, is interviewed. The magazine highlights viewpoints from many contributors emphasizing the need of societies and institutions to improve their efforts to increase diversity in the sciences.
The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program
The Keystone Symposia Fellows Program graduated its inaugural class in June 2009. This highly unique, research-driven, diversity-centered program educates early-career scientists regarding the inner workings of the life sciences community and provides a venue for high-level interaction with established and leading scientists nationally and globally. The Fellows Program provides context, understanding and insight regarding the development of high-powered research meetings, utilizing shadowing experiences with scientist organizers and key Keystone Symposia staff members. These experiences allow for learning how the research agenda is set, how to engage in high-level discourse on research topics and how to broaden perspectives in life science research.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced their March session of the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, “Addressing Health Disparities in Early Childhood.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, March 15 at 1 p.m. (EDT).
The 9th meeting of the International Network for Young Researcher in Male Fertility will be held in Rennes, Brittany, France from June 9-11, 2016. The meeting will precede the 19th European Testis Workshop held in St Malo from the 11th to the 15th of June 2016.
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