Posts Tagged ‘diversity’

First year of EXITO pilot project program, letter of intent due Oct. 15

Background: Portland State University and OHSU received a major grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2013 to serve as a center for innovation and to help undergraduates, including those from diverse backgrounds, be successful in health research careers. The grant fell under NIH’s BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) initiative, a set of experimental training awards designed to learn how to attract students from diverse backgrounds into the biomedical research workforce and encourage them … Read More

NIH updates diversity statement

On Jan. 12, 2015, the NIH released an announcement that provides an updated diversity statement, describing the institutes’s interest in the diversity of the NIH-funded workforce. The statement provides recent data (updated in 2014) on underrepresented populations in the U.S. biomedical research community and encourages institutions to diversify their student and faculty populations. The statement highlighted the under-representation of women at senior faculty levels in biomedical-relevant disciplines. A new provision was also included that allows … Read More

OHSU hosts “Say Hey!” on Aug. 21

OHSU and the Portland Business Alliance’s Partners in Diversity, are working together to sponsor “Say Hey,” a free networking event for professionals of color who are new to Portland. The event is being held at OHSU’s South Waterfront Campus on August 21, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00pm. There will be live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and plenty of opportunities to mingle. All are welcome to attend. Registration is open until Wednesday, August 20, 2013, or is available at … Read More

Dr. Hassouneh receives Outstanding Research Diversity & Inclusion award

Dr. Dena Hassouneh was one of a number of OHSU community members to be honored at the first OHSU Diversity and Inclusion Awards ceremony that was recently held at the Portland Art  Museum. The event celebrated exemplary work of OHSU faculty, students, and staff in advancing diversity, inclusion, and equality. Dr. Hassouneh received an award for outstanding research in addressing inequalities in nursing education, and in understanding and improving mental health disparities in women. Her … Read More

New deadline: Center for Diversity & Inclusion seeks nominees for awards

Updated 3/21: The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, April 5. OHSU’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion seeks nominees for several 2013 Diversity & Inclusion awards, including an Outstanding Research Award. The Outstanding Research Award recognizes completed or ongoing research work that has contributed substantially to the literature and to the field, focusing on health disparities among underserved populations, social determinants of health, issues of diversity among varied racial and ethnic backgrounds, ageism, … Read More

Urban League CEO Michael Alexander: “We Live the History We Make,” Feb. 26

The OHSU African American Employee Resource Group is hosting a talk by Urban League of Portland CEO Michael Alexander, to commemorate Black History Month. Mr. Alexander’s talk, “We Live the History We Make,” will be presented from 11:45 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Vey Auditorium. He will discuss the history and contributions of African Americans in the workforce, and present ideas on effective retention and recruitment. A light lunch featuring … Read More

“Women Don’t Ask” guest speaker to offer special session for researchers

Sara Laschever, co-author of Women Don’t Ask and Ask for It, is coming to OHSU next Thursday, September 13 to give a talk in the OHSU Auditorium at noon. In addition to her noontime talk, she will also be meeting with smaller groups of employees throughout the day. We have reserved 3 to 4 p.m. for a Q & A session with our research community. The session will be held in Old Library, Room 217. … Read More

Reminder: Women in STEM talk at Oregon State, April 30

OHSU resarchers have been invited to a lecture and workshop by Sue V. Rosser, Ph.D., Provost at San Francisco State University and expert in bridging women’s studies and the sciences, at Oregon State University in Corvallis on April 30, 2012. The talks will be about advancing opportunities for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Her workshop for STEM faculty and administrators focuses on how National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grants have especially helped women … Read More

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