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Enhancing the Overall Experience of Scientists from URiA Groups

October 23, 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.

Enhancing the overall experience of scientists from URiA groups

Moderator: Jim Hill, PhD
Director, UAB Nutrition Research Center (NORC)
Department Chair, Nutrition Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Health Professions

Speaker: Real life challenges and experiences of being URiA: The role of institutional challenges and racism – Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director of Diversity, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Director of External Consultative Care, MGH Weight Center
Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School

Speaker: My Story of Life in Academia as one who is URiA – Terri Lynn Major-Kincade, MD, MPH
Attending Neonatologist, MEDNAX Medical Group, JPS Healthcare Systems
Chair Steering Committee for African American Outreach, Texas March of Dimes, Perinatal Health Disparities
National Board Member Perinatal Loss and Infant Death Alliance
National Board Member Return to Zero Hope Foundation

Speaker: Strategies for academic institutions to create safer, more inclusive, and more supportive environments in which URiA can flourish – Antonio Farias, MS, MFA
Chief Diversity Officer & Senior Advisor to the President
University of Florida



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