Session 1: Nurturing Diversity Panel Discussion

Goals:  Panelists will give a 5-minute introduction and provide a comment about a “force” that affects (i.e. inhibits or nurtures) diversity and provide ideas of how we incorporate these "forces" into our “practices”, including how we submit grants, review each other’s grants, teach/train/mentor students and faculty, etc.


Shayn Peirce-Cottler, Univ. of Virginia

Government Facilitator:

Ilana Goldberg, NIBIB


Jennifer Linderman, PhD, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the ADVANCE Program, University of Michigan

Silvia Blemker, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia

Michelle D. Jones-London, PhD, Chief, Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity, NINDS

Irene Avila, PhD, Assistant Director in the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Director, NIH