Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce Webinar Series
Supporting Minority Post-Docs
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
A critical transition point for entry into the professoriate is a post-doctoral experience. In the STEM and biomedical science fields, one or more years of work as a post-doc are increasingly required for advancement into tenure-track faculty positions, but according to recent NSF data only 4 percent of post-doctoral scholars in those fields were from underrepresented backgrounds. Furthermore, underrepresented post-docs are not entering tenure-track faculty positions in sufficient numbers, especially at research-intensive institutions. This webinar will explore known barriers to minority post-doc success. Speakers will highlight programs designed to advance minority post-docs to the professoriate, including the national NIH IRACDA program and the regional Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity. The webinar will conclude with information about a proposed action item to partner with national stakeholders to evaluate impact of diversity programs for post-doctoral scholars.
- Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, Ph.D., Director of Postdoctoral Affairs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Kathleen Flint Ehm, Ph.D., Director, Office for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development and Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Stony Brook University
- Jessica Fauple-Badger, Ph.D., Director, NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program, National Institutes of Health
- Frances Leslie, Ph.D., Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate Division, University of California, Irvine
Improving Campus Climate for Diversity and Inclusion: What Can Leaders Do?
Date and Time TBA
This webinar will explore how leaders at campuses that have made significant progress toward diversity succeeded at moving the dial – through their actions, words, and policies/practices. The webinar will be of interest to other university leaders seeking to develop a more improved campus climate for diversity and inclusion on their campuses.