From extracting DNA to networking: Students consider STEM careers at Argonne’s Hispanic/Latino Education Outreach Day

Students from the Little Village Lawndale High School Campus saw how Argonne scientists — many of Hispanic/Latino heritage — perform pivotal research during the 17th annual Hispanic/Latino Education Outreach Day.

Binghamton University receives 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

For the second year in a row, Binghamton University received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

African School of Physics Brings New Opportunities

The 7th African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) will be held in-person at Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha, South Africa, from November 28 to December 9, 2022. Teams of leading physicists from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories and universities and other institutions across the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa will introduce more than 70 African graduate students to physics theories, experiments, and technologies.

Diversity magazine honors Binghamton University’s Watson College Scholars Program

Binghamton University’s Watson College Scholars Program has received the 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

UAlbany Tapped to Lead $2.5 Million NSF Grant Aimed at Increasing STEM Participation Among Underrepresented Students

The five-year, National Science Foundation grant will support the SUNY Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, a collaboration among 15 SUNY institutions that has played an instrumental role in diversifying the nation’s STEM workforce over the last 20-plus years.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announces Biomedical Laureates to Address Health Disparities in Environmental Health, Cancer, and Emergency Medicine

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced today the appointment of three new Laureates as part of its Biomedical Laureates Program, furthering its institutional commitment to broadening diversity and mentorship opportunities.

Cleveland Clinic Names Michelle Kang Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Cleveland Clinic has appointed Michelle Kang Kim, M.D., Ph.D., as chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition with Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute. Dr. Kim’s will start Aug. 1. She will succeed Miguel Regueiro, M.D., who has served as interim chair of the department since May 2021, following his appointment as chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute.

Mount Sinai Receives Prestigious Honor From American Hospital Association for Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Patient Care

Mount Sinai Health System named winner of 2022 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award

American Neurological Association Announces Winners of 2022 Awards for Outstanding Accomplishments in Academic Neurology and Neuroscience

The American Neurological Association (ANA) has announced the recipients of its 2022 scientific awards, to be presented during the 147th ANA Annual Meeting, which will be held October 22–25, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.

RHIC/AGS Users’ Meeting Emphasizes Diverse Workforce Opportunities

Many of the nuclear physicists tuning in to the 2022 Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) & AGS (Alternating Gradient Synchrotron) Users’ Meeting participated in a half-day workshop on June 8 dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and workforce development in the nuclear physics community.

UC San Diego School of Medicine Receives $2.6M for Health Equity Programs

UC San Diego School of Medicine receives $2.6M to fund their PRIME-Health Equity program and launch a new program on Native American health. These medical education programs provide financial support to medical students interested in addressing health disparities and serving local communities.

AACN Rounds with Leadership – Accelerating Momentum for Change

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as critical to nursing education and fundamental to developing a nursing workforce able to provide high quality, culturally appropriate, and congruent health care.

PHILLIPS SCHOOL OF NURSING AWARDED $1.8 MILLION NURSING WORKFORCE DIVERSITY GRANT

The Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (PSON) has been awarded more than $1.8 million over four years from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to build on the school’s efforts in recruiting a diverse group of students and further creating an equitable environment. The grant is made possible through the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program, which helps to recruit, support, retain, and graduate nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented in nursing.

GEM Fellowship opens a new path to potential research careers

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s first two GEM fellows have begun a summer of research at PPPL. Promise Adebayo-Ige is working toward a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville while Caira Anderson is a doctoral student in computational and applied mathematics at Rice University. PPPL recently joined the GEM Consortium as part of its effort to diversify its staff and broaden outreach.

Maryland Smith Experts Available on Juneteenth’s Significance for Workplaces, Organizations

Leaders and experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to discuss Juneteenth’s significance for organizations and workplaces. They can address such underlying concepts as understanding and navigating ‘racial and gender overtones to professionalism”…

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY (ASN) COMMITS $2,700,000 TO ITS NEW LOAN MITIGATION PILOT PROGRAM FOCUSED ON BUILDING EXCELLENCE IN NEPHROLOGY

• The five-year innovative pilot program offers financial support for trainees entering the field of nephrology, focusing on individuals historically underrepresented in medicine.
• Six candidates selected in the first year of the program will each receive $50,000 over the course of three years toward the repayment of eligible student loans.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Accelerates Drive to Diversity, Announces First Biomedical Laureates

Less than eight months after unveiling its Biomedical Laureates Program, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced today the first Laureates to join its academic faculty, delivering on an institutional commitment to drive diversity and enhance mentorship opportunities. Both Laureates will start in July.

National Radio Astronomy Observatory featured in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase

Three projects from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory are featured in the National Science Foundation-funded 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase running May 11 to May 18, showcasing the Observatory’s commitment to equity, social justice, and creative solutions to engagement during COVID-19.

ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS REVITALIZES STRATEGIC PLAN FOR DYNAMIC HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Board of Directors has revitalized the organization’s ongoing Strategic Plan to prioritize programs and initiatives in four areas where the Academy will focus efforts to accelerate progress towards achieving its vision and mission.

MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING ANNOUNCES NEWLY ENDOWED CHAIR AND FELLOWSHIPS FOR HEALTH EQUITY AND DIVERSITY

The new positions reflect MSK’s commitment to expanding patient access to cancer care and supporting ongoing research aimed at reducing cancer disparities that stem from racial, ethnic, cultural, or socioeconomic barriers.

Baylor Scott & White Health Recognized for Commitment to Supporting Veterans and Service Members Pursuing Civilian Careers

Baylor Scott & White Health recently received VIQTORY’s 2021 Top Military Friendly® Employer designation, the only health system in Texas to be ranked in the top 10. The health system ranked No. 4 in the government/non-profit organizations category and was recognized for exceeding benchmark standards for the Military Friendly® designation. The 19th annual list of Military Friendly® Employers has been released on militaryfriendly.com and will be officially published in the December 2020 issue of G.I. Jobs® Magazine.