Turning isolation into inclusion – C&EN cen.acs.org Now is the time for a shift in responsibility from the students to the administrators. It is time for Black students to not be weighed down by the departmental expectations of being “the face.”
Myriam Sarachik Never Gave Up on Physics – The New York Times www.nytimes.com The New York-based scientist overcame sexism and personal tragedy to make major contributions to the field, for which she received recognition this year.
In 2011, Ginther et al. first demonstrated that African American and Black applicants to the National Institutes of Health received grant awards at a lower rate than their white counterparts (Ginther 2011). Since then, multiple studies have reproduced and extended this finding (Ginther 2011; Ginther 2016; Hoppe 2019; Erosheva 2020). Recently we reported that African American and Black (AAB) … Read more
“They ask you if you’re coming in to take the trash out — stuff they wouldn’t ask a physician who was a white male.” Read Here
What Comes Next? Simple Practices to Improve Diversity in Science What Comes Next? Simple Practices to Improve Diversity in Science Olugbeminiyi O. Fadeyi, Marie C. Heffern, Shanina Sanders Johnson, and Steven D. Townsend ACS Central Science 2020 6 (8), 1231-1240 DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c00905
Being Black in the ivory tower – ASBMB www.asbmb.org My journey through the criminal justice system and academia
A massive study finds that regional differences in how slaves were treated throughout the Americas are reflected in the DNA of present-day Americans of African descent. Read Here
Luis Alvarez Aims to Heal Wounds with Tissue-Regenerating “Paint” www.the-scientist.com The bioactive coating tethers restorative proteins to implanted tissues and fosters new growth, animal studies suggest.
Double standards abound from the salary she earns to the unpaid hours she works. Read Here
Faced with the pandemic and the country’s racial reckoning, students’ mental health is suffering. To succeed, they’ll need support from people who understand them. Read Here