The NIH Women of Color Network is an online community that is addressing the challenges faced by all women and minorities entering and advancing in scientific careers. The network is open to everyone who values diversity in the scientific workplace. Its website (http://www.wocrn.nih.gov/) includes links to forums, blogs, resources, and upcoming events. WOCRN is a free and open to the community, but requires a login account. All members can connect or communicate through the site. Advertisers are not permitted to register.
In conjunction with other organizations, Science Careers [a service of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)] has created a booklet addressing career opportunities in many different fields.
This resource covers the various kinds of organizations that hire scientists and what types of positions are available.
The booklet also provides advice for improving your resume and includes basic recommendations and guidance on seeking that next important position of one's career.
You can download a PDF version today OR read it online.
Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Scientific, Technological, Engineering, and Mathematics Careers
The Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office has just released a booklet entitled: "From College to Careers: Fostering Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in STEM" which is edited by Bradley Duerstock and Clark Shingledecker.
This 74-page publication was influenced by feedback at a workshop led by the authors at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana from May 20–23, 2013.
The four chapters are:
Dr. Sally Rockey is the Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health and serves as the principal scientific leader and advisor to the NIH Director on the NIH extramural research program. She recently authored a commentary emphasizing the importance of professional mentoring to create a culture that promotes the development of less experienced scientists.
The full article can be found here and here.
She closes her remarks with this paragraph:
"The training of the biomedical workforce has always been an integral part of the NIH mission, and through its infrastructure of funding opportunities and other initiatives, the agency hopes to champion a culture of mentorship in the research community. It takes just one good mentor to influence the career of a new investigator; it takes a robust culture of mentorship across the research community to strengthen, sustain and diversify the entire biomedical research enterprise."
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