SSR 2014 - Diversity Committee-Sponsored Activities

The Diversity Committee provides mentoring, resources, and communication to SSR members who self-identify as underrepresented, including those from underrepresented populations and individuals with disabilities. The committee also advocates to the Board of Directors and Society as needed and works to ensure appropriate access and representation.

For more information about the Diversity Committee, please see the Diversity Committee page.

Travel Awards and Fellowships for Underrepresented Trainees and Junior Faculty

Minorities shall be defined as underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, members of racial and ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the USA or Canada to qualify for these awards.

Lunch Symposium (open to all)

Sunday, 20 July 2014, 12:15–1:45 p.m., location to be announced.

Our featured speaker will be José F. Cordero, M.D., currently the Dean of the University of Puerto Rico's Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Cordero was previously an Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service and the founding director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. His talk will be, "Risk Factors for Preterm Births in Puerto Rico: From Health Disparities to Endocrine Disruptors."

There is no fee to attend the symposium, but a $10 prepurchased ticket is required for the accompanying lunch.

Exhibit Booth

Stop by the Diversity Committee booth to learn more about the opportunities provided by this Committee:

  • Travel award provided by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

  • Information about the symposium.

  • Training and funding opportunities.

  • How to get involved in networking activities.

  • Outreach activities (SACNAS and ABRCMS).

  • Announcements via Facebook and Twitter.

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