Affirmative Attention: Advancing Science Through Diversity

Affirmative Attention: Advancing Science Through Diversity

July 17, 2017
July 17, 2017

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Join SfN and NIH Leaders for a LIVE Video Broadcast and Online Discussion
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT
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On July 17, join leaders in the field of biomedical research for a live video broadcast and online discussion about how diversity strengthens science. The below speakers will present data on the scientific workforce and provide examples of what individuals at institutions can do to ensure that diversity is prioritized at all levels.

Photo of Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACCHannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC
Hannah Valantine is the first NIH chief officer for scientific workforce diversity, and a senior investigator in the intramural research program at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Prior to starting this position in April 2014, Valantine was professor of cardiovascular medicine and the senior associate dean for diversity and leadership at Stanford, a leadership position she held since November 2004. She is nationally recognized for her transformative approaches to diversity and is a recipient of the NIH Director’s Pathfinder Award for Diversity in the Scientific Workforce.

Photo of Thomas J. Carew, PhDThomas J. Carew, PhD
Thomas J. Carew is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU. He was previously the Bren Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, where, in addition, he served as Chair of the Task Force on Undergraduate Education, and as a member of the system-wide Commission on Undergraduate Education. He has also held leadership roles at Yale University and Columbia University. Carew earned a BA from Loyola University, an MA in physiological psychology from California State College, and his PhD in physiological psychology from the University of California, Riverside.

Photo of Michelle D. Jones-London, PhDMichelle D. Jones-London, PhD
Michelle D. Jones-London serves as chief in the Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity (OPEN) at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH. Jones-London provides leadership for the establishment of meaningful networks and partnerships to increase neuroscience workforce diversity by developing and implementing specific funding opportunities (individual and institutional) and works across the NINDS scientific portfolio to promote inclusion.

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