NICHD STRIVE Listening Sessions

March 21, 2022

The Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD) Committee, part of NICHD’s STrategies to enRich Inclusion and achieVe Equity (STRIVE) Initiative, is hosting a series of listening sessions with external stakeholders who are committed to the recruitment and retention of diverse individuals as trainees or investigators in medicine or biomedical research. We need your insights, expertise, and ideas!

  • Our aim is to better understand how we can improve the diversity of the investigators and trainees who conduct NICHD-supported research.
  • Each session will be an interactive exchange focused on how NICHD can support the career development and trajectory of individuals who are underrepresented in the biomedical and public health research workforce.
  • During the sessions, participants will have the chance to discuss issues and challenges facing institutions, researchers, and trainees in creating a diverse scientific workforce and enhancing inclusion in the research community.

The sessions will inform an upcoming workshop hosted by the STRIVE SWD Committee, “A Pathway to Enhancing Workforce Diversity,” to be held later this spring. Additional details for this workshop will be sent in the coming weeks.

Please find the schedule of listening sessions below. 

  • Listening Session 1
    Trainees (Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Postdocs) and Early-Stage Investigators
    Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. ET  
  • Listening Session 2
    Established Research Investigators and Program Directors, Academic and Research Program Leaders, and
    Professional and Scientific Organizations
    Thursday, March 24, 2022, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. ET 

Register now to attend these sessions.