The Importance of Diversity
A growing body of research focused on the benefits of diversity shows that teams comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences produces better and more innovative products and ideas than a homogenous team.
NIH is interested in the benefits of a diverse workforce on scientific discovery, with a particular focus on enhancing the pool of individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. A strong, creative and diverse research workforce requires preparation through research education, training and career development programs, and involves both educational and research workplace environments.
Proteostasis Consortium Initiatives:
- Promote scientific and social interactions among members of our diverse community.
- Provide administrative support, training programs, mentors-in-training, and mentorship.
- Enhance student recruitment through networking with diversity programs and leads at Center institutions and URM-serving organizations.
National Institute on Aging Diversity Programs
Visit the National Institute on Aging Diversity Programs website to learn more.
Diversity and Outreach
Barry Aprison, PhD
Diversity and Outreach Coordinator