In This Edition

April 27, 2018

Volume 3 Issue 2

NIH DPC Newsletter

People in Biomedicine

Biology faculty receives national recognition for supporting undergraduate research

Dr. Rachelle Belanger, associate professor of biology, is the 2017 recipient of the early career mentor award in biology from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).
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UAF BLaST Scientist of the Month – March 2018

BLaST Scientist of the Month Malabika Maulik furthers Biochemistry and Neuroscience work in Fairbanks, Alaska
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In The News

Using Expressive Writing to Keep Students Grounded and Engaged in Science Courses

A recent KQED News article highlighted an ongoing project at San Francisco State University that aims to bring self-reflection into STEM classrooms.
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Virtual Reality Fitness: A Rural Alaskan Health Examination

Learn about Virtual Reality Fitness in Alaska Villages: a BLaST Pilot Project.
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ReBUILDetroit scholar selected for summer internship at NIH

Christina Jones, ReBUILDetroit scholar from the University of Detroit Mercy majoring in biology, will be conducting her summer research with Dr. Vance Berger in the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Consortium Team Updates

My Undergraduate Research Experience with ASCEND at Morgan State University

What is the undergraduate research experience like for ASCEND students Morgan State University? ASCEND is designed as a student-centered model aiming to develop an entrepreneurial research culture for students. Here are two students' stories.
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UCSF/SFSU team wins SF BUILD Grant award for collaborative research study

Congratulations to Drs. Melinda Bender (UCSF School of Nursing), Therese Doan (SFSU School of Nursing), and Grace Yoo (SFSU Asian American Studies), for their recent SF Build Grant award for their collaborative SFSU/UCSF research study, “Family Support Dynamics in Older Asian Americans with Type 2 Diabetes and Their Adult Children.”
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Supportive mentors help UMBC STEM BUILD undergraduates grow into confident scientists

Identifying as a scientist is a journey. UMBC BUILD Trainees and their research mentors reflect on their journeys from inexperience to expertise and uncertainty to independence.
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BUILD EXITO's 4th Annual Research Learning Community/Scholar Meet and Greet is here!

In early April, we were thrilled to host our 4th annual Research Learning Community/Scholar Meet and Greet to begin the matching process for 70 Scholars who will be placed in RLCs this June.
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Events

2018 SACNAS Conference (San Antonio, TX)

Event Date: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 to Sat, Oct 13, 2018

UNM 11th Annual Mentoring Conference (Albuquerque, NM): Invitation and Call for Proposals

Event Date: Mon, Oct 22, 2018 to Fri, Oct 26, 2018

Location: Student Union Building on UNM's main campus

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.