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DEIA Town Hall Set, June 29

Join NIH acting director Dr. Lawrence Tabak on Wednesday, June 29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ET for a virtual Town Hall for all NIH staff, including employees, contractors, fellows and trainees to discuss NIH’s diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts, share next steps on the NIH DEIA Strategic Plan and hear from Special Emphasis Program populations. 

Also participating are Dr. Tara Schwetz, NIH acting principal deputy director; Dr. Marie Bernard, chief officer for scientific workforce diversity; Dr. Shelma Little, acting director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Julie Berko, chief people officer; and representatives of the following Special Emphasis Program populations: American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, sexual and gender minorities, people with disabilities and women.

Use this link to join: The meeting will include closed captioning and sign language interpreters. For other reasonable accommodation, contact Emma Wojtowicz (, 301-451-2183) and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

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