Join NIH’s Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity (COSWD) Marie A. Bernard M.D., for the virtual seminar “How Does Diversity Impact Innovation in Team Science?” on Wednesday, March 13, from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET.
The seminar will be held in collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and will offer perspectives on diversity in team science-related data findings from the United States and the United Kingdom. Panelists will also describe approaches to improve training, foster inclusive teamwork, and impact leadership in the scientific workforce and the outcomes of this work.
This event will include closed captioning. Sign language services and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request using the registration form
Congratulations to Wistar’s Dr. Jessie Villanueva for being a 2024 Diversity in Business Award honoree of the Philadelphia Business Journal! In her role as the associate director for DEI at Wistar, Dr. Villanueva relentlessly collaborates with her colleagues, championing a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all at Wistar.
Congratulations to the latest W-IDE Travel Award Winners! The Award, offered twice each year by The Wistar Institute Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (W-IDE) Council, provides scholarships or travel assistance to trainees and junior researchers interested in attending career development conferences and meetings. The latest winners are:
Ricky Braithwaite (Villanueva Lab) – 2023 Society for Melanoma Research Congress
Brennah Britten (Zang Lab) – Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 2023
Ebony Gary (Weiner Lab) – International Society for Vaccines (ISV 2023)
Three Wistar alumni returned to their research roots to participate in Wistar’s first Fireside Chat forum as part of the Institute’s Diversity in Science initiative. In front of a video projection of a crackling fire, the trio spoke with humor, thoughtfulness, and candor to Wistar trainees about their career paths and what they’ve learned since leaving their respective Wistar labs, including ways to tackle self-doubt and acquire “soft skills.”
Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to the recent DEI/Culture Survey and provide meaningful feedback. The W-IDE council is analyzing your input and formulating a plan to address any concerns that we heard. In the coming months you’ll see more details about our findings and how we intend to address any areas with opportunities for improvement. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the W-IDE council at
As part of our commitment to foster diversity and inclusion at Wistar, the W-IDE (Wistar Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) Council will provide scholarships/travel assistance to trainees and junior researchers from underrepresented groups (based on, but not limited to, the NIH definition, i.e., underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation college students, LGBTQIA+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, etc.).
Trainees and researchers who are not from underrepresented groups but who have contributed to enhance Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) at Wistar are also eligible and encouraged to apply. Graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs, research assistants, and staff scientists may apply. Awards are intended to support networking, presenting posters or oral talks at scientific conferences, and career development/professional opportunities.