SSR 2018 Diversity Committee-Sponsored Events

The Diversity Committee activities are supported by a grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

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 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. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the USA or Canada to qualify for these awards.

Diversity Symposium

(open to all registered meeting attendees)

Wednesday, 11 July, 12:30-1:15 PM  (Cost $20)

The Diversity Lunch, organized by the SSR’s Diversity Committee, showcases compelling research by minority researchers and clinicians in academia and industry. 

Speaker: Clayton Yates, PhD,Tuskegee University
Title: E​pigenetic Drivers of Prostate and Breast Cancer in African Americans​

There is no fee to attend the symposium, but a $20 pre-purchased ticket is required for the accompanying lunch. Tickets should be purchased during pre-registration.

 

Exhibit Booth

Stop by the booth to network with other meeting participants and to learn more about the opportunities provided by the Diversity Committee:

  • Travel awards provided by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Information about the Diversity Symposium
  • Training and funding opportunities that are available
  • How to get involved in SSR networking activities
  • Printing of personal business cards to aid in networking
  • Information about the Women in Reproductive Sciences (WinRS) Subcommittee
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