2018 Latina Researchers Conference

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Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice | New York City

2018 Latina Researchers Conference

“Collective Actions Toward Healing and Change”

Thursday, August 23 – Saturday, August 25, 2018

John Jay College of Criminal Justice |  New York City

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

In response to the underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged populations with doctoral degrees or in advanced research and academic positions, the Latina Researchers Network is committed to eliminating barriers and advancing opportunities for underrepresented populations in research activities, evaluations, and scholarship.

With the theme of “Collective Actions Toward Healing and Change”, this year’s conference will emphasize the longstanding need for systemic changes across sectors and issues that impact scholars, researchers, academicians, evaluators, and the next generation of investigators working in and across various institutions and organizations.

Toward this end, the conference seeks to:

  • Increase exposure to advanced research careers for diverse scholars,
  • Ensure underrepresented scholars receive the latest methodological training,
  • Provide access to role models and networking opportunities,
  • Inspire and support the next generation of investigators,
  • Improve efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented students, researchers, and faculty members,
  • Promote multi-disciplinary collaborations across issues and sectors,
  • Engage stakeholders and decision-makers in addressing systemic and instructional barriers.

The conference includes plenary discussions and presentations by renowned researchers and activist scholars, hands-on workshops and roundtable discussions (LRN Pláticas). The conference also features early career investigators during poster sessions and includes networking events to connect rising investigators to senior scholars, evaluators, academicians, and researchers.

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BRIEF OVERVIEW OF SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

  • 3:00pm-5:00pm   Conference Registration/Check-in
  • 5:00pm-8:00pm   Welcome Reception and Poster Session

Friday, August 24, 2018

  • 9:00am-4:00pm   Scientific Program
  • 4:30pm-6:30pm   Reception

Saturday, July 16, 2016

  • 9:00am-3:30pm   Scientific Program
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm   Closing & Reception

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.