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NIH To Host ‘Conversations on Racial and Ethnic Equity’

NIH will host “Conversations on Racial and Ethnic Equity,” a virtual event about the first UNITE progress report, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Released in October, the report describes the agency’s progress in fiscal year 2021-2022 to identify and address structural racism within NIH and in the larger biomedical research enterprise.

Dr. Lawrence Tabak, who is performing the duties of NIH director, will begin the event with an overview of the progress report. Then, Dr. Kenneth Gibbs of NIGMS will moderate two panel discussions. 

The first panel will feature staff volunteers who have been integral in shaping UNITE. They will discuss their experiences and hopes for the future. Three of the UNITE co-chairs will reflect on the earlier discussion and share their views on future directions of the initiative in the second panel. All staff are invited to participate in pulse surveys throughout the event and share views about the effort.

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