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NIH SACNAS Chapter Monthly Meeting: Celebrating Diversity in Self and Others

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Informational Session

Mar 21, 2019

Speaker(s): Michael Sheridan, PhD, OITE Special Advisor for Diversity and Wellness Programs
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

The NIH-SACNAS Chapter (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) would like to invite you to their next meeting. This meeting will focus on a celebration on diversity. 

Diversity is a positive and beneficial feature of humanity and life itself, and yet it can be used as a tool for promoting division and strife. Therefore, it is important to be able to acknowledge the challenges of being viewed as “different” while focusing on ways we can claim and celebrate our multiple identities – and appreciate and support the multiple identities of others, too. Please join Dr. Michael Sheridan, OITE Special Advisor for Diversity and Wellness Programs, who will facilitate this session and will help us identify strategies for changing the conversation about diversity and creating more welcoming environments for everyone. There will be a brief networking gathering afterwards.  

Everybody is welcome! 

Who are we?: We are a professional SACNAS chapter that provides a supportive and welcoming environment for Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans trainees and staff at the NIH to get together, exchange ideas, network, share successes, and strategize about future goals. Our chapter holds monthly meetings focus on scientific communication, networking, outreach, and career development to provide our members with resources and tools to improve and advance their careers. We are part of the National SACNAS organization (Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science). We welcome everyone to be part of our events.  If you are interested in joining the chapter, please sign-up to our list-serv (NIH-SACNAS).