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Addressing the Additional Challenges for URiA Women

October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NORC Initiative to Advance the Careers of Researchers from Groups Underrepresented in Academia (URiA)

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The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs), supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), host an initiative to identify the barriers and challenges to success of scientists from URiA groups and to identify actionable strategies to overcome these challenges. The goal is to provide specific recommendations to improve equity and inclusion for the NORCs, NORC-associated institutional leadership, and scientific societies such as the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and The Obesity Society (TOS). Each event is from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Central). And all sessions will be recorded and widely distributed through NORCs, NIDDK, the American Society of Nutrition, The Obesity Society, and other interested groups.

Addressing the additional challenges for URiA women

Moderator: Tiffany Carson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Speaker: Additional challenges navigating a career in academia as a woman – Michelle Cardel, PhD, MS, RD, FTOS
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics
Director, Obesity Research Alliance
Associate Director, Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
University of Florida College of Medicine

Speaker: Racism and impact on advancement of black women URiA- Monica Baskin, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Culture and Diversity
Department of Medicine
Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine

Speaker: Navigating a career in academia as a URiA with a disability – Anjali Forber-Pratt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development
Vanderbilt Peabody College

Speaker: Navigating the crossroads for LGBTQIA+ in academia – Alicia Fernandez, MD
Professor, College of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Internist, Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Panel Discussion: A discussion of intersectionality including gender, race/ethnicity, cultural norms, ableness, and sexual orientation.


(205) 975-9675
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