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Volume 11 Supplement 12

The Diversity Program Consortium: Innovating Educational Practice and Evaluation Along the Biomedical Research Pathways


Publication of this supplement has not been supported by sponsorship. Information about the source of funding for publication charges can be found in the individual articles. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editor declares the following: Although I am funded by NIH, the organization will not gain or lose financially from the publication of the supplement. To clarify, I am part of the Coordination and Evaluation Center funded by NIH, and as such I have received salary to help with coordination of the Special Issue. I was not involved in the peer review for any paper on which I am an author. Each article declares NIH as the source of our funding and also that what we have written does not represent official views of the NIH. NIH was satisfied with this statement and also reviewed the overview article, using their own legal counsel. I do not have any other financial or non-financial competing interests.

National Harbor, MD, USA27-28 October 2015

Edited by Sylvia Hurtado

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BMC Series blog - Diversity Program Consortium offers new hope for inclusive science training by Freeman A. Hrabowski III & Peter H. Henderson

  1. Content type: Introduction

    National reports call for improving America’s leadership in scientific research, accelerating degree attainments, and diversifying the scientific workforce to foster innovation. However, slow progress and pers...

    Authors: Sylvia Hurtado, Damani White-Lewis and Keith Norris

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):17

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  2. Content type: Method

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) includes a Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC) to conduct a longitudinal evaluation of the two signature, national NIH ini...

    Authors: Heather E. McCreath, Keith C. Norris, Nancy E. Calderόn, Dawn L. Purnell, Nicole M. G. Maccalla and Teresa E. Seeman

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):27

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  3. Content type: Original Paper

    First-generation college graduates, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are gravely underrepresented in the health research workforce representing b...

    Authors: Guido G. Urizar Jr, Laura Henriques, Chi-Ah Chun, Paul Buonora, Kim-Phuong L. Vu, Gino Galvez and Laura Kingsford

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):26

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  4. Content type: Original Paper

    Unconscious bias and explicit forms of discrimination continue to pervade academic institutions. Multicultural and diversity training activities have not been sufficient in making structural and social changes...

    Authors: Carrie L. Saetermoe, Gabriela Chavira, Crist S. Khachikian, David Boyns and Beverly Cabello

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):21

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  5. Content type: Original Paper

    The underrepresentation of minority students in the sciences constrains innovation and productivity in the U.S. The SF BUILD project mission is to remove barriers to diversity by taking a “fix the institution”...

    Authors: Mica Estrada, Alegra Eroy-Reveles, Avi Ben-Zeev, Teaster Baird Jr, Carmen Domingo, Cynthia A. Gómez, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Audrey Parangan-Smith and Leticia Márquez-Magaña

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):25

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  6. Content type: Original Paper

    Undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research typically work on a faculty member’s research project, conduct one distinct task (e.g., running gels), and, step by step, enhance their skills. ...

    Authors: Farin Kamangar, Gillian Silver, Christine Hohmann, Cleo Hughes-Darden, Jocelyn Turner-Musa, Robert Trent Haines, Avis Jackson, Nelson Aguila and Payam Sheikhattari

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):18

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  7. Content type: Original Paper

    Most postsecondary institutions in the state of Alaska (USA) have a broad mission to serve diverse students, many of whom come from schools in rural villages that are accessible only by plane, boat, or snowmob...

    Authors: Barbara E. Taylor, Arleigh J. Reynolds, Kathy E. Etz, Nicole M. G. MacCalla, Paul A. Cotter, Tiffany L. DeRuyter and Karsten Hueffer

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):13

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  8. Content type: Original Paper

    Faced with decades of severe economic decline, the city of Detroit, Michigan (USA) is on the cusp or reinventing itself. A Consortium was formed of three higher education institutions that have an established ...

    Authors: Jeanne M. Andreoli, Andrew Feig, Steven Chang, Sally Welch, Ambika Mathur and Gary Kuleck

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):23

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  9. Content type: Original Paper

    UMBC, a diverse public research university, “builds” upon its reputation in producing highly capable undergraduate scholars to create a comprehensive new model, STEM BUILD at UMBC. This program is designed to ...

    Authors: William R. LaCourse, Kathy Lee Sutphin, Laura E. Ott, Kenneth I. Maton, Patrice McDermott, Charles Bieberich, Philip Farabaugh and Philip Rous

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):24

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  10. Content type: Original Paper

    With funding from the National Institutes of Health, BUILDing SCHOLARS was established at The University of Texas at El Paso with the goal of implementing, evaluating and sustaining a suite of institutional, f...

    Authors: Timothy W. Collins, Stephen B. Aley, Thomas Boland, Guadalupe Corral, Marc B. Cox, Lourdes E. Echegoyen, Sara E. Grineski, Osvaldo F. Morera and Homer Nazeran

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):12

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  11. Content type: Original Paper

    As part of the NIH BUILD initiative to diversify the scientific workforce, the EXITO project is a large multi-institutional effort to provide comprehensive support and training for undergraduates from traditio...

    Authors: Dawn M. Richardson, Thomas E. Keller, De’ Sha S. Wolf, Adrienne Zell, Cynthia Morris and Carlos J. Crespo

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):19

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  12. Content type: Original Paper

    Xavier University of Louisiana is a historically Black and Catholic university that is nationally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula. Approximately 73% of Xavi...

    Authors: Maryam Foroozesh, Marguerite Giguette, Kathleen Morgan, Kelly Johanson, Gene D’Amour, Tiera Coston and Clair Wilkins-Green

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):28

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  13. Content type: Method

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds training programs to increase the numbers and skills of scientists who obtain NIH research grants, but few programs have been rigorously evaluated. The sizeable re...

    Authors: Pamela L. Davidson, Nicole M. G. Maccalla, Abdelmonem A. Afifi, Lourdes Guerrero, Terry T. Nakazono, Shujin Zhong and Steven P. Wallace

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):15

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  14. Content type: Original Paper

    Effective mentorship is critical to the success of early stage investigators, and has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, and career satisfaction. The mission of the National Research M...

    Authors: Christine A. Sorkness, Christine Pfund, Elizabeth O. Ofili, Kolawole S. Okuyemi, Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, Maria Elena Zavala, Theresa Pesavento, Mary Fernandez, Anthony Tissera, Alp Deveci, Damaris Javier, Alexis Short, Paige Cooper, Harlan Jones, Spero Manson, Dedra Buchwald…

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):22

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  15. Content type: Original Paper

    Preparing a successful research proposal is one of the most complex skills required of professional scientists, yet this skill is rarely if ever, taught. A major goal of the National Research Mentoring Network...

    Authors: Harlan P. Jones, Richard McGee, Anne Marie Weber-Main, Dedra S. Buchwald, Spero M. Manson, Jamboor K. Vishwanatha and Kolawole S. Okuyemi

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):16

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  16. Content type: Method

    The NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) aims to increase the representation and success of underrepresented groups (URGs) in biomedical research by enhancing the training and career developme...

    Authors: Lourdes R. Guerrero, Jennifer Ho, Christina Christie, Eileen Harwood, Christine Pfund, Teresa Seeman, Heather McCreath and Steven P. Wallace

    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2017 11(Suppl 12):14

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