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Celebrating Enhance Science

The #FaceOfScience campaign returned May 4 for the second annual celebration of inclusive excellence in science! Check out participants’ photos on the Enhance Science Instagram and download the #FaceOfScience Zoom background to share why you love being a scientist. Watch the Face Of Science video series featuring 10 BUILD scholars, including updates on where they are today! Follow us on YouTube to catch up on the latest episodes and visit enhancescience.org for more information.


Arab American Heritage Month

April was Arab American Heritage Month! We invite you to celebrate and read our blog to learn more about the contributions of Arab Americans in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine: https://bit.ly/3ktOTyR

April was also Celebrate Diversity Month! Read our latest blog to learn more about the mission and work of the Diversity Program Consortium: bit.ly/CelebrateDiversity2022

Past Features

Honoring Dr. Steven P. Wallace's Legacy
2021 DPC Annual Grantees Conference website
BUILD Scholars Present Their Research at the 2021 DPC Virtual Research Symposium
From Humble Beginnings to Doctor of Physcal Therapy: A BUILD PODER Success Story
UTEP BUILDing SCHOLARS Alumna Earns Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Tufts University



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What: The Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) is a network of institutions, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to improve training and mentoring and to enhance individuals' success in biomedical research careers. This initiative aims to transform institutional culture and biomedical training and mentoring nationwide.

Who: Students, faculty, staff and leaders from many disciplines and institutions are part of a movement to enhance diversity in the biomedical workforce. Ultimately, these efforts will help to engage a more diverse field of individuals in biomedical research careers.

How: DPC partners are developing, implementing, assessing and disseminating innovative and effective approaches to training and mentoring individuals, from undergraduate programs through post-doctoral training, to foster successful research careers.

Why: People from different backgrounds bring unique ideas, perspectives and direction to scientific research, medical practice, and social understanding. The DPC is one of many NIH-funded efforts working to promote inclusiveness and equity throughout the biomedical research enterprise. Along with staff from across the NIH, Dr. Hannah Valantine, the NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, plays a leadership role in the DPC.

When & Where: The funding for this project began in 2014 as a product of a working group charged by the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director to make recommendations to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce.  

Learn More: For emerging evidence and practical ways to diversify the biomedical workforce, visit the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity site. To read more about the many ways that NIH is supporting cutting edge research, visit the NIH Common Fund.


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Remembering Dr. Steven P. Wallace

Dr. Steven P. Wallace’s legacy is seen through his research and fieldwork in aging in diverse communities and his health advocacy for communities of color and immigrant populations. Wallace’s devotion to education, diversity and inclusion, and his commitment to promoting equity in biomedicine and health are what define his enduring legacy following his death in March 2021.
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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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