DIRECTOR’S CORNER

Issues impacting “diversity in science” usually focus on race and gender. While it is not wrong to focus on these two elements, there are other factors that are often neglected or ignored.  Income, geography, and disability status are socioeconomic indicators that are rarely discussed within the context of science diversity because their impacts are regarded […]

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June 2017 SAB: Where Science, Fellows, and Mentors Meet!

The June 2017 Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting was held in Keystone, CO with 17 Keystone Symposia Fellows participating in an annual event involving members of Keystone Symposia’s Board of Directors, Scientific Advisory Board, and Fellows.  Beyond the important work of deciding the next two years of Keystone Symposia conferences, other highlights of the SAB […]

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Second Annual Andy Robertson Lecture: Dr. Maggie Werner Washburne

Dr. Maggie Werner Washburne’s talk, “Diversity and Inclusion at a Crossroads: The Opportunity of Turbulent Times” was presented at the 2017 June SAB meeting in Keystone, CO. Dr. Werner Washburne presented on the importance of providing strong mentoring experiences for biomedical trainees, particularly underrepresented scientists.  She was introduced by KSF 2018 Dr. Tom Pohl (Princeton […]

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ABRCMS Scholars Discuss Their Keystone Symposia Conference Experiences

Each year, the DLSP awards two competitive travel awards to Keystone Symposia conferences to graduate students or postdocs who attend that year’s Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).  Our 2015 ABRCMS Scholars, graduate students Danyeal Heckard (Meharry Medical College) and Timothy “Ayo” Adesanyo (Ohio State University Medical School), attended different Keystone Symposia conferences.  […]

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NIH Hosts Tech Talk to KSFs on Becoming a First-Time Reviewer

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the Diversity in Life Science Programs (DLSP) office hosted a web conference with two officials from the National Institutes of Health (NIH’s) Center for Scientific Review, Early Career Reviewer program, Drs. Alok Mulky and Mark Caprara.  Mulky and Caprara did an excellent job of providing Keystone Symposia Fellows with technical […]

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