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ORWH Hosts Forum to Recognize Diversity Competition Winners

screenshot of virtual forum grid with 6 boxes--5 women and a poster graphic.

ORWH recently hosted a virtual forum on ways to foster faculty gender diversity, equity and inclusion.

NIH recently awarded $50,000 each to 10 institutions as part of a prize competition recognizing their biomedical and behavioral science departments for enhancing gender diversity and equity among their faculties. The Office of Research on Women’s Health recognized these institutions and the honorable mentions for their evidence-based interventions in a forum titled “Effective Approaches to Fostering Faculty Gender Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Celebrating Progress.”

Hosted in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change initiative and in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s committee on women in science, engineering and medicine, the forum featured four panels with representatives from the winning institutions and the honorable mentions as well as SEA Change participants. Forum presenters discussed institutional strategies and practices that have substantially contributed to systemic change aimed at addressing gender diversity and equity issues among faculty members in academic biomedical and behavioral science departments.

View the forum video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FUe2Wu-za8. See the complete list of competition winners at https://orwh.od.nih.gov/in-the-spotlight/all-articles/2021-challenge-prize-winners.

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