Marinel M. de Jesus, Esq. is the founder of the award-winning travel media site, Brown Gal Trekker, the mountain trekking social enterprise, Equity Global Treks, and the human rights non-profit organization, The Porter Voice Collective. In this talk, she will share her journey as a social entrepreneur with a mission to create equity and inclusion in the outdoor and travel industries and how her identity as an Asian American woman and immigrant intersects with her work in a manner that only advances her mission further. From this workshop, you’ll gain insight into the current status of... Read more about [LPCE Event] How to Leverage Your “Marginalized” Identities to Advance Your Mission as a Social Entrepreneur
In this panel, we are excited to have Andrew Fung, Richie Le, and Sandro Roco join us to share their first-hand experience as entrepreneurs utilizing various creative spaces to advocate for the Asian American community. Through this panel, we will discuss questions around the startup journey, the high points and low points of their entrepreneurship experience, lessons learned, identity, representation, and more. Come prepared with your questions, and we cannot wait for you to join us for this lively panel discussion! For registration and more info:... Read more about [LPCE Event] Asian American Entrepreneurship Panel
This event has been postponed for reformatting in order to better serve the changing needs of Harvard peer mentors and community members.
Peer mentors can be a vital resource in promoting graduate student success and creating an inclusive, supportive community. Peer mentors may help new students adapt to graduate school as well as provide advice, encouragement and support at various stages during graduate training. Central to the success of peer mentoring relationships is the near-peer connection, where conversations happen naturally...
In this interactive workshop, Dr. Sarah Schwartz (Suffolk University) will draw from the best practices outlined in published literature to facilitate discussions and highlight suggestions for peer mentoring in practice.
The topics to be covered include
- a general understanding of good mentoring, mentoring networks and the complementary roles of mentors and other roles (e.g. sponsors)
- evidence of the impact of peer mentoring and the positive outcomes on mentees
A primary goal of the first year of graduate school is to identify a dissertation laboratory. Lab rotations are a major mechanism to guide students in this process. This interactive workshop will provide students strategies to maximally leverage lab rotation experiences to identify a training environment for their dissertation research that is aligned with students' professional and personal goals and priorities. This workshop will also emphasize that lab rotations themselves are only part of the decision-making process and that the work of identifying a lab that’s going to be a “good...
As we have witnessed in recent years, there has been a lot of confusion around the use of race and ethnicity in medicine and medical algorithms. We are focusing on how race and ethnicity informs and biases precision medicine* diagnostics and therapeutics. We are also addressing how machine learning has the potential to both accentuate and reduce existing bias in these precision medicine tasks. At this year’s conference, we will provide expert-led discussions of how identity is used in care and how to best advance precision medicine for all populations. As we have done over the past...
The Culture and Community workshop aims to nurture a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive community among students and members of the Harvard community. In the interactive workshop, students will engage in a series of conversations to reflect on their social identities and privilege. Students will also participate in an activity focused on allyship as part of the workshop.
Karina Gonzalez Herrera, Associate Director of Diversity and Minority Affairs, Division of Medical Sciences and GSAS
Clarion, a Boston-based life sciences strategy consulting firm, will hold its 2020 leadership training program for current advanced degree candidates on Wednesday, May 26th - Thursday, May 27th, 2021. Applications are due by Sunday, April 4th, 2021 at 11:59PM, ET. The PROPEL program is open to the following candidates: - PhD candidates (completing program by Fall 2022) - Post-doctoral researchers - MD candidates (completing program by Fall 2022) - MD residents and fellows Candidates must have expertise in disciplines related to life sciences, medicine, or other...
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
MHFA is an internationally known training program.
The program has recently been adapted for online delivery. Participation in this program requires 2 hours of self-paced online pre-work, then 5.5 contact...
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The course is organized by postdoc career development administrators from The Torrey Pines Training Consortium (TPTC), which members include Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), Scripps Research and UC San Diego.
The course is designed to equip postdocs and junior faculty in the biomedical, physical and life sciences with the professional competencies to lead innovative and productive research programs. However, graduate students and research staff may also find this training informative and may attend. ...
On February 4 & 5, 2021, we look forward to e-host biologists, chemists, physicists, and computational scientists (among others) from traditionally underrepresented minority groups during our MSKView: A diversity recruitment event for MSK scientific laboratories. Selected attendees will have an opportunity to:
learn about the cutting-edge science being conducted at MSK
present their research and connect with peers
meet MSK faculty in one-on-one meetings and roundtables