Mentoring to Diversify the U.S. Biomedical Workforce: David Burgess David Burgess describes the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), an NIH-funded initiative created to support the training and career development of individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research careers.
Song and Dance: Erich Jarvis As a promising young ballet student, Jarvis thought he would pursue a career as a dancer. However, after considering how he might best serve society, Jarvis decided to become a scientist instead.
Remembering E. E. Just: George Langford Langford describes how E. E. Just’s intelligence, persistence and innovative ways of pursuing his science allowed him to become a successful biologist in spite of the challenges faced by African American scientists in the early 1900s.
Diversity in Biomedical Research: Lawrence Tabak Dr. Tabak reviews the data demonstrating the disparity between the numbers of minorities in the US population and the numbers in the scientific workforce, and he outlines the strategies put in place by the NIH to help rectify this inequality.
A Bigger Us: Maggie Werner-Washburne While diversity takes work, it is in the best interest of science—and society—to create a bigger us. Diverse teams have been shown to be more innovative and productive.