Supporting Minority Postdocs

Nearly 50 years ago, the National Academies described postdocs as the “invisible university,” because their contributions to cutting-edge research often went unrecognized. Or, as Adam Ruben bluntly describes it in Science: the postdoc is “a time-honored tradition of academics, research, and stagnant purgatorial nonprogression.” Continue reading Supporting Minority Postdocs

Building a More Diverse Biomedical Research Workforce

“There just aren’t enough minority scholars in the STEM pipeline.” “Underrepresented students get so many scholarship offers, there’s no way our university can compete.” “Until we fix our broken K-12 educational system, there’s little universities can do to expand minority … Continue reading Building a More Diverse Biomedical Research Workforce

The Transition Coaching Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Transitioning from high school to college is rarely seamless.  Many students experience a great deal of anxiety related to financing their education, keeping up with college-level coursework, creating new support networks, and leaving the familiar behind. So when leaders at … Continue reading The Transition Coaching Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago