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Volume 2 Issue 3

NIH DPC Newsletter

Consortium News

CEC Faculty Attend 2017 NRMN KPM

Madison, Wisconsin is a beautiful place in the summer and a great place for NRMN to hold its semi-annual Key Personnel Meeting (KPM). Prof. Steven Wallace and Dr. Lourdes Guerrero, two CEC faculty members from UCLA, joined about 40 other NRMN personnel at their June 14-16 meeting. An additional 20 members of the NRMN family (including two more CEC members) joined by phone.
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2017 Training, Workforce Development, & Diversity (TWD) Program Directors' Meeting on June 18-21, 2017

Five CEC senior faculty presented at the NIGMS Training, Workforce Development, & Diversity 2017 Program Directors' Meeting (TWD 2017) on June 18-21, 2017. BUILD and NRMN were well represented at the TWD 2017 meeting. A careful participant-observation study concluded that all attendees had a good time.
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Evaluation Measures at Your Fingertips

Developed by Understanding Interventions (UI), these Evaluation Measures database is a searchable catalog containing an ever expanding set of articles on which specific theory driven scales and instruments (such as self-efficacy, academic identity, and resilience) are based. Users with access to academic databases are also able to directly access the abstracts of these articles.
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People in Biomedicine

Dr. Aggison is a New Student Success Coach at UDM who Advocates for Scholars

ReBUILDetroit welcomed Leah Aggison, Ph.D. to the University of Detroit Mercy team as the Student Success Coach last month.
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UAF BLaST Scientist of the Month

Read about Farimang, a recent UAF BLaST graduate who has studied the effects of Alaskan botanicals on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
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SF BUILD Scholars Juan Castillo Prepared For Challenges Of Graduate Programs

SF BUILD Scholar and recent SF State graduate, Juan Castillo, shares his personal journey and discusses how the SF BUILD program has prepared him for a career in science, as he leaves for the UC Davis graduate program in the Fall semester.
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In The News

ReBUILDetroit Scholars Treated to Red Carpet at Michigan Science Center Gala

ReBUILDetroit scholars from Detroit Mercy enjoyed the Michigan Science Center’s annual gala, thanks to the support of the College of Engineering & Science on May 12.
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NIH Funds ReBUILDetroit Pilot Grants

ReBUILDetroit funded five pilot, collaborative and course development projects submitted by investigators across partner institutions as part of a competitive granting process this month. Pilot awards totaled nearly $125,000, and are part of the five-year, $21MM ReBUILDetroit grant funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Rising Sophomores Present at National Conference

Alex Jones, a ReBUILDetroit scholar, and Griffin Craig, both from University of Detroit Mercy, presented their freshman-year SEA-PHAGE research project at the 9th Annual SEA-PHAGE Symposium held on the Janelia Research Campus of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Ashburn, VA on June 10.
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Research Digest

Dr. Márquez-Magaña Addresses March for Science SF Crowd

SF BUILD PI and Program Director, Dr. Márquez-Magaña, discusses her experience as a keynote speaker for the San Francisco March for Science Event.
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Morgan State University’s ASCEND Scholars Engage with Baltimore City Students in the UMB CURE Program

Thirteen ASCEND Scholars engaged with 27 Baltimore City youth involved in the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Scholars Program. UMB CURE is a community-outreach effort to strengthen the pipeline that leads Baltimore City’s youth to health care and health research careers.
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Lab Coat Ceremony Kicks off Summer Research

ReBUILDetroit scholars in the 2016 cohort received their lab coats from the faculty-mentors and peer-to-peer mentors during a ceremony at Marygrove on May 19.
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Wayne State Dean of Graduate School Recipient of the 2017 Wayne Women LEAD Woman of Distinction Award

The Wayne State University Graduate School is proud to announce that Dean Ambika Mathur, Ph.D., is the 2017 recipient of the Wayne Women LEAD Woman of Distinction Award. Dean Mathur was honored in a public awards reception on Thursday, April 20, 2017. This event was hosted by the Wayne State University President’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) and Wayne Women LEAD, and also honored students and an alumna who have made significant contributions to women.
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Resources & References

Diversity is Important to One’s Training trajectory, Even in Middle Schools

A study, which was conducted by UCLA researcher and reported in the journal Child Development, demonstrates the importance of diversity to middle school students. Stuart Wolpert noted findings of the study in his article Students of All Races Feel Safer in Ethnically Diverse Middle Schools, UCLA Researchers Report.
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2017 DPC Annual Conference

Event Date: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 to Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

2017 SACNAS Conference in Salt Lake City!

Event Date: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 to Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

2017 ABRCMS Conference in Phoenix!

Event Date: Wed, Nov 01, 2017 to Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

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The NIH Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) Newsletter provides updates on activities at DPC sites, shares progress on collaborative efforts within the consortium, and highlights news and recent publications related to diversity and mentoring in the biomedical sciences.

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.
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