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Black Lives Matter in Science and Medicine (Part 2)

Imperial College London

When

Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (UTC)

Registration Required

Hosts

Imperial College London

Languages

EnglishEnglish

Channels

Health

Race & Ethnicity

Black academics are calling out racism in science, detailing things ranging from overt acts to micro-aggressions, using social-media hashtags such as #BlackInTheIvory and #BlackInSTEM. A 2020 PNAS study described how trainees from under-represented groups innovate more than their white counterparts do — but were afforded few to no rewards from their findings because their efforts were often dismissed. Dr. Andrisse will engage the audience in a thought provoking conversation on the effects of racism on the careers of Black academics and provide tangible suggestions on meaningful institutional actions.

Last year, Dr. Andrisse engaged the Imperial community in this discussion. Where are we now? What have we done in the past year to address these issues? Part 2 will be an exciting conversation on how we can continue to move forward together as one.

Things that will be discussed:

  • Baseline: what is the experience for black trainees and professionals in science and medicine?
  • Recruitment: how to improve communication with Black trainees and professionals in science and medicine?
  • Pre-selection: how to improve selection chances for Black trainees and professionals in science and medicine?
  • Retention: what can be done to improve odds for Black trainees and professionals in science and medicine?
  • Implications for your organization.

Hosts

Imperial College London

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