A recent article in the New York Times highlights the dearth of Hispanics in veterinary medicine. In the state of Texas, for example, there were 84 Hispanic veterinarians in 2010 (less than 2 percent of the state’s 5,728 veterinarians, according to the 2014 book Changing Texas by Steve H. Murdock). Since the population in Texas is 38 percent Hispanic, 2,154 Hispanic veterinarians would have been needed to reflect the population of the state. Other medical professions are also underrepresented but to a lesser degree.
The purpose of the Clinician Scientist Mentoring Award to Promote Workforce Diversity is to provide support to mid-career health-professional doctorates or equivalent (See Section III) for protected time to devote effort to basic, epidemiological or outcomes research and to act as research mentors to early-stage investigators from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research. Candidates for this award should have independent, peer-reviewed, research support at the time of award and possess a demonstrated record of mentoring individuals from underrepresented backgrounds. The candidate's research should demonstrate a sustained level of research productivity in the research areas supported by the NIDDK. The long-term objective of this funding opportunity is to provide mentors with protected time to enhance mentoring opportunities for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, thereby ensuring the availibility of a pool of scientists from diverse backgrounds to facilitate research within the mission areas of the NIDDK.
The NIH has funds available for administrative supplements to support diversity and re-entry into the research workforce. Supplements are available for program directors or principal investigators holding specific types of NIH research grants to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, post doctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research.
September 5 - 8, 2014
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Association of American Medical Colleges popular Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar is designed for junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors) and post docs (MD, D/PhDs and PhDs) who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.
This 3-day seminar provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and expanding their network of colleagues and role models. Bringing together junior faculty from both the United States and Canada, this year's seminar will be a multicultural experience that facilitates information sharing and networking.
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:
Diversity in Life Science Programs (DLSP) at Keystone Symposia is supporting assistant professors and scientists from industry at an equivalent level who wish to attend Keystone Symposia meetings. The particular meetings available to attend are listed below. These are the only meetings available for this particular funding. The award is a reimbursement award, and will cover registration fees, lodging, airfare and ground transit.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
Adult Neurogenesis (E1)
Scientific Organizers: Jonas Frisén and Fred H. Gage
May 12—17, 2014
Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm, Sweden
Keystone Symposia E1
Autophagy: Fundamentals to Disease (E2)
Scientific Organizers: Christina H. Eng, Daniel J. Klionsky, Guido Kroemer and Li Yu
May 23—28, 2014
Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
Keystone Symposia E2
The Brain: Adaptation and Maladaptation in Chronic Pain (E3)
Scientific Organizers: Frank Porreca, David Borsook and David W. Dodick
June 15—20, 2014
Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colorado, USA
Keystone Symposia E3
The Modes of Action of Vaccine Adjuvants (S1)
Scientific Organizers: Philippa C. Marrack, Steven Reed and Robert A. Seder
October 8—13, 2014
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA
Keystone Symposia S1
Cell Death Signaling in Cancer and the Immune System (S2)
Scientific Organizers: Gustavo Amarante-Mendes, Douglas R. Green and Kim Newton
October 28—November 2, 2014
Casa Grande Hotel, Guaruja, São Paulo, Brazil
Keystone Symposia S2
If you have any questions about the Keystone Symposia, please contact Bridget Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new website at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) details the establishment of a new program entitled "Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce".
This program, to be launched and piloted through the NIH Common Fund, is intended to support transformative and innovative approaches to unify and strengthen institutions and faculty dedicated to the recruitment and retention of diverse scientists. The long-term goal of this program is to catalyze a systematic culture change in the biomedical research training environment to have a broad impact on scientists from underrepresented backgrounds.
According to the website:
NIH is planning a series of interactive sessions to allow potential applicants and other interested parties to network and exchange ideas about innovative and transformative approaches to address the goals of the Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce program. NIH staff and session participants will explore novel and creative strategies needed to engage a diverse student pool in the early phases of biomedical research training, sustain their interest, and enable success at each career phase. Additional meeting information will be provided as it becomes available.
The NIH is planning the following sessions:
Saturday, November 2, 4:00-6:00pm: Arlington, VA (in association with the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring Annual Meeting)
Wednesday, November 13, 2:00-4:00pm: Nashville, TN (in association with the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
There is no fee for attendees but pre-registration is requested; for more information and to register, please visit: http://commonfund.nih.gov/meetings/diversity/about.aspx. Please note, you do NOT need to be registered to attend associated meetings in order to participate in the NIH sessions.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is looking for science students interested in improving global health to participate in their Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO), on February 3-6, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland. Candidates must be college-level seniors, medical school students, or doctoral candidates nearing their dissertation defense and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.
To learn more, go to: Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO)
Applications are accepted through October 15, 2013. Students can apply online through the program’s website:https://inro.niaid.nih.gov/
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is hosting a grant writing workshop for new and early career biochemistry and molecular biology faculty, June 27 – 29, 2013 in Washington, D.C. This workshop specifically targets new tenure-track faculty who have not previously received NSF or NIH funding. Further information is available at: www.asbmb.org/News.aspx?id=47677
To be considered for this workshop, visit www.asbmb.org/grantwriting2013 for nomination details.
Check here regularly to learn about upcoming events, relevant comments, or updates to the website.