September 30, 2020
Office of Diversity Enhancement Sharing News and Opportunities of Interest
Hi everyone,
On behalf of Science for the People @ Einstein, I am very happy to invite you to a panel discussion this evening at 7PM EST. This panel is titled "The Return of Radical Science" and will discuss how we as scientists and others interested in science can learn about and plug into anti-racism, environmentalism, decolonization, and other forms of organizing and activism.
Our panelists include:
  • Ben Allen is a member of the East Tennessee chapter of SftP and was the elected secretary of the organization from 2017-2018. He works as a federal contractor in systems biology related to energy and environment.
  • Camille Rullán is the managing editor of SftP magazine. She has been involved with the magazine since its relaunch issue titled "the Return of Radical Science". She is a PhD student in theoretical neuroscience at NYU. She has an interest in decolonization and independence of the island of Puerto Rico, as well as environmental justice movements there. Additionally, she likes to sew!
  • Dante O’Hara is a member of the D.C. Chapter of SftP and its Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Caucus. He is also an active member of the Claudia Jones School for Political Education, a popular grassroots educational organization based in Washington D.C. and the Debt Collective, a militant debtor’s organization. Dante centers his struggles in the Black liberation and labor movements and international solidarity. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Washington D.C. area in materials science.
  • Ed Romano is a member of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of SftP. He is also active in the Internationalism and Militarism SftP Working Groups. Additionally, he is a member of the BIPOC Caucus within SftP. He has been active with the California Poor People's Campaign as well as the San Francisco Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines.
What is meant by "radical science"? The term "radical" derives from Latin "radix", meaning "root". In all the major crises we are currently facing, from racism and police brutality, to a healthcare system that puts profits over people, to the existential threat of climate change, it's clear that bandage solutions will no longer suffice. Instead, we need to assess the root of the problems and organize for real, bold change: defunding the police, Medicare For All, and a Green New Deal. Join us to learn about these issues and make your voice heard - another world is possible!
Please see Zoom information below. We hope to see you all there!
Thank you and solidarity,
Topic: SftP @ E Panel
Time: Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Hello AECOM,
Join Dr. Sunny Nakae (@DrNakae) admissions expert and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at UC Riverside SOM, to strategize how SE Asian & Pacific Islanders can get recognized as URMs at your school!
Sep 30th | 5-6:30 PST | 8-9:30pm EST




Joseph Yi

The Dr. Shiu Kwok, (MD’ 1979) Scholarship Fund is pleased to invite all medical students that are under-represented in medicine and actively doing research in the Department of Medicine to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year.   
The $5000 scholarships will be awarded based upon the following criteria:

1.      Completion of application form – see attached
2.      Degree of innovation of the research project
3.      CV
4.      Letter of Support from PI
For the purpose of this application under-represented students are those from the following groups:

·         Blacks or African Americans
·         Hispanics or Latinos
·         American Indians or Alaska Natives
·         Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders
Priority will be given to clinical/community-based projects, but students can apply for the scholarship to support any project performed within the Department of Medicine.
Completed applications must be emailed to the:
The deadline for submission of application materials is Friday, October 23, 2020. The student will be selected by a committee from the Department of Medicine at Montefiore-Einstein and be notified of funding by early December, 2020 to then begin funding January 1, 2021


The scholarship will be paid directly to the student through the development office in coordination with the office of student finance. The student can use the funds at their discretion.

Funds cannot be combined with other scholarships meant to support a medical students’ research projects.

Students from any year can apply, and the project can already be in progress.

Scholarships will only be awarded once to a particular student; however, the mentor can have more than one Kwok Scholar.

While we encourage working with a mentor from Einstein-Montefiore, the mentor can be outside Einstein and the project can be performed at another institution.

At the end of the project, but no later than 12 months from the receipt of the scholarship the student will submit a summary (or if the research was published the manuscript can be submitted in lieu of a summary) to the committee and to Dr. Kwok.

For Immediate Release

AAMC Statement on Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
Washington, D.C., September 24, 2020—AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer David A. Acosta, MD, issued the following statement on the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping:

“The AAMC is concerned and alarmed by the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping issued on Sept. 22.

While the executive order contains some elements that are universally agreed upon and with which we agree, it also exhibits a misunderstanding of most diversity and inclusion training programs and therefore will only further divide an already fragmented nation.

The history of our country and academic medicine includes myriad examples of principles and actions related to diversity, equity, and inclusion of which we can all be proud. Unfortunately, both the country and the community of academic medicine have not always lived up to the ideal of equal opportunity, and our history includes painful examples of racism, sexism, prejudice, and conscious as well as unconscious biases based on race, gender, and other identities. This history and these biases have led to inequities in health care and other areas of life that are increasingly evident in our nation. The disparities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing protests related to police brutality have boldly demonstrated the damaging and dehumanizing effects that derive from not respecting and valuing our differences and lived experiences, and have amplified racial biases and exclusionary behaviors.

The central purpose of diversity and inclusion training is, in fact, to bring the country together, not to further divide it. Only through better understanding of our conscious and unconscious biases, learning about other cultures in our pluralistic society, reaffirming our commitment to being anti-racist, and challenging long-held beliefs – that we hold ourselves and that we hold about others – will we heal the divisions now shaking our nation to its core.

The AAMC, and the academic medical institutions that comprise our membership, are committed to being diverse, inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist organizations. We believe this training is needed now more than ever. The AAMC intends to continue our trajectory of pursuing and even increasing such training. We urge our member institutions and other affected organizations to do so as well.”

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members comprise all 155 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and their 173,000 faculty members, 89,000 medical students, 129,000 resident physicians, and more than 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Additional information about the AAMC and its member medical schools and teaching hospitals is available at

Ninth Annual LGBT Health Workforce Conference Awards Application
Junior Leadership Award, recognizes an individual that as a health-related graduate school trainee (enrolled anytime after August 2017) has led activities to promote the development of a health workforce responsive to the needs of LGBT communities.

In celebration of the 9th Anniversary of the LGBT Health Workforce Conference of BNGAP, the executive committee is allotting three awards to recognize entities (two individuals and one organization/institution) that have led in the development of the LGBT Health Workforce. The awards highlight entities that have exhibited commitment, scholarship, and dedication to the development of a health workforce that is responsive to the unique health issues and disparities of LGBT communities. Applicants should describe how their efforts, either through exceptional educational, clinical, research and/or service-related activities are innovative and meet the needs of the most vulnerable in the LGBT community.

2020 Winner: Teddy G. Goetz, Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
2020 Winner: Michael Solotke, Yale School of Medicine
2019 Winner: Timothy Keyes, Stanford University School of Medicine
2018 Winner: Elaine Hsiang, University of California San Francisco
2017 Winner: Jason Domogauer, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Health Professional Leadership Award, recognizes an individual that as a health-related professional has led activities to promote the development of a health workforce responsive to the needs of LGBT communities.
2020 Winner: Camellia M. Bellis, University of Arizona College of Medicine
2019 Winner: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health
2018 Winner: Carl Streed Jr., Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2017 Winner: Kimberly D. Acquaviva, George Washington University School of Nursing
Organizational/Institutional Leadership Award, recognizes a health-related organization/institution that has led activities to promote the development of a health workforce responsive to the needs of LGBT communities.
2020 Winner: University of Arizona Health Sciences, presented to Lydia Kennedy
2019 Winner: University of Louisville School of Medicine, presented to Laura Weingartner, PhD, MS
2018 Winner: Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health, presented to Rosemary Thomas
2017 Winner: University of Rochester Medical Center, presented to John Cullen

Applications due December 1, 2020, 5:00pm EST

Please send application and supporting materials as .pdf to Cheryl Brewster EdD, Senior Executive Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Roseman University College of Medicine. Please email Cheryl Brewster with the materials at

Please address all questions to:

Cheryl Brewster EdD,
Senior Executive Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Roseman University College of Medicine

Selection Criteria
Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:
  • Strength and breadth of applicant’s activities in building the LGBT Health Workforce
  • Evaluation of activities demonstrates significant benefits towards building the LGBT Health Workforce
  • Activities developed in response to the unique health issues and disparities of the LGBT community
  • Evidence of inter-professional work
  • Evidence of the inclusion of women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBT individuals in the described activities
  • Evidence of research, education, clinical, or service related work related to building the LGBT Health Workforce
  • Innovativeness of activities
  • Evidence of sustainability of activities
Guidelines for Entry

Must be enrolled as a member of BNGAP before December 1, 2020 (Enroll for FREE at Primary applicant must be a paid, nonrefundable registrant for the conference by December 1, 2020.

The nomination package must include:
  • The contact page by the primary applicant/point person (individuals may self-nominate) which includes full name (first and last name), telephone number, email address, award applying for (Junior, Health Professional, Organizational/Institutional), on letterhead and signed (not to exceed more than one page – 1.5 spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 font Times New Roman).
  • A letter signed by the applicant’s graduate school Dean/organizational president or CEO in support of the application (not to exceed more than one page – 1.5 spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 font Times New Roman)
  • A narrative description (not to exceed five pages – 1.5 spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 font Times New Roman) of the nominee’s activities, including:
  • The history of the applicant’s activities, outcomes, impact, and challenges in promoting a LGBT Health Workforce
  • How they facilitated the inclusion of women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and/or LGBT individuals in the development, implementation and/or evaluation of activities
  • How the LGBT Health Workforce Conference and/or other BNGAP activities helped them in achieving their activities
  • A description of how the activities are inter-professional
  • A description of how the activities are funded
  • A description of how the activities have been sustained
  • A modest selection of up to three media forms highlighting activities (publications, newspaper clippings, etc.)
  • For the trainee and provider application please include CV (this is not included in the 10 pages nomination package)
  • The nomination package may not exceed 10 pages in a .pdf (not including their CV). 
    • The nomination package is to be mailed to Dr. Brewster by the applicant’s graduate school Dean/organizational president or CEO who has written the letter of support.  

The winners of the award will be notified by February 15, 2021. The winners will be recognized at the 9th Anniversary Awards Dinner on Friday, April 23, 2021, recognized in the program booklet, and provided two free tickets to attend Anniversary Celebration. Unfortunately we are unable to provide financial support for the flight, hotel, or any other expenses associated with participating at the conference or celebration.

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