In This Edition

April 28, 2017

Volume 2 Issue 2

NIH DPC Newsletter

Consortium Team Updates

Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) program at Wayne State

Wayne State University is excited to announce the Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) program, a major initiative to foster a diverse academic environment by encouraging and supporting promising scholars to launch their academic careers at our institution.
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ReBUILDetroit seeks Postdoctorial Training Fellows

The REBUILD Detroit Program, a consortium of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne State University, seeks three postdoctoral training fellows (PTFs). The deadline to apply is April 15, 2017 for a start date of September 01, 2017. Click here for additional details.
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ReBUILDetroit scholars recognized for academic excellence

More than a third of the ReBUILDetroit scholars at University of Detroit Mercy were recognized in three Colleges at Detroit Mercy's Honors Convocation for the academic achievements this past weekend.
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Scholar winner at MedEq Research Conference

ReBUILDetroit scholar, Leena Abbas, sophomore at Wayne State University was one of three winners at the MedEq Research Conference held at Wayne State University last month.
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SEA PHAGE students attend microbiology conference

Freshmen ReBUILDetroit scholars and their Detroit Mercy classmates attended the Michigan Branch of the American Society for Microbiology conference in Lansing in early April.
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CEC Insider's Report

2017 TWD Program Directors Conference in Baltimore!

Make sure to visit the 2017 TWD Program Director's Conference webpage ( to submit abstracts and/or make accommodations! If This meeting will be held June 18th to 21st in Baltimore, Maryland.
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DPC at the 2017 Understanding Interventions Conference in San Antonio, Texas

The theme for the Understanding Interventions conference was “Advancing Local Interventions towards Systemic Change” and it offered numerous presentations showcasing local and national strategies for diversifying the national biomedical research workforce. Many individuals from our Diversity Program Consortium network participated in this conference, including members of the BUILD teams at Xavier, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University, University of Texas El Paso, Morgan State and University of Maryland Baltimore County, as well as members of the National Research Mentoring Network and the DPC's Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA.
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People in Biomedicine

Gabriel Cartagena: BLaST Scientist of the Month

Gabriel is a BLaST Scholar and a Psychology major with a Global Health minor. He is interested in the intersection of psychology, biomedicine, and public health. In addition to behavior change in substance use, Gabriel’s main interests are in the impact of chronic illness and infectious disease on well-being. He intends to continue on to a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Public Health, with the long-term goal of practicing as a clinician for underrepresented populations.
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Relicious Eboh, a ReBUILDetroit Scholar, reflects on recent conference presentation

Relicious Eboh, a ReBUILDetroit scholar, reflects on her recent experience presenting at the MedEq Research Conference in Detroit last month.
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In The News

Understanding career trajectories of doctoral students

Recent debates concerning doctoral education focus largely on the question of whether universities are training too many Ph.D. students in the right disciplines and with the right skill set. Granular data about doctoral training and doctoral career outcomes are essential to inform the conversation on the future of the Ph.D.
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Biology major featured in Fine Focus publication

Arren Simpson, Biology major and ReBUILDetroit scholar at Detroit Mercy, is featured in the undergraduate research journal, Fine Focus.
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2017 DPC Annual Conference

Event Date: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 to Thu, Oct 12, 2017

8th Annual Latino Health Equity Conference

Event Date: Tue, Jun 20, 2017

About Us

The NIH Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) Newsletter is intended to provide updates and announcements from DPC team members, highlight news related to diversity and professionals from underrepresented backgrounds in biomedical science, share progress on the collaborative efforts within the Coordination & Evaluation Center at UCLA (CEC) to inform Working Group's achievements, and ultimately serve as the main avenue to DPC-wide communications.

The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.