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Increasing the Representation of Individuals from URiA Groups in Leadership

October 9, 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.

Increasing the representation of individuals from URiA groups in leadership

Moderator: Steven Grinspoon, MD
Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Chief, MGH Metabolism Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School

Speaker: Defining demographics of leaders in academic leadership, the need for diverse representation, and reasons for URiA underrepresentation – Sherita Golden, MD, MHS
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Speaker: Discuss leadership development programs and other solutions for improving advancement of URiA in academia – James Gavin, III, MD, PhD
CEO & Chief Medical Officer at Healing Our Village, Inc.
Emory University

Speaker: Personal story of a leader from group URiA: How I made it – pros versus cons – Gary Bennett, PhD
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Duke University
Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Global Health & Medicine


(205) 975-9675
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