Building Rainbow Coalitions
Karen Pallarito | Nov 6, 2005
Employees at Bayer Biological Products in Berkeley, Calif., throw a party once a year celebrating their diverse cultural backgrounds.
Leading by Example
Lan Nguyen | Nov 6, 2005
The first in her family to go to college, Jocelyn Nadeau entered Smith College intending to major in psychology.
Diversity in the life sciences
Ivan Oransky | Nov 6, 2005
in industryand academia.
It's About Who You Know ...
Charles Choi | Nov 6, 2005
Function at Hunter College of the City University of New York is among the most diverse in the sciences.
Why Diversity Matters
Trish Lawrence | Nov 6, 2005
Creativity and innovation are essential to the pharmaceutical sector.
The Scientist Staff | Nov 6, 2005
This resource guide lists a selection of scholarships, grants, organizations, and other support targeted to underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities.
Disability is not a Handicap
Anne Harding | Nov 6, 2005
Anne Swanson can't think of a time when she wasn't fascinated by science.
Representing the Real World
The Scientist Staff | Nov 6, 2005
The Scientist spoke to four distinguished scientists, all belonging to "underrepresented groups," about their experiences and their views on diversity.
The Profiles
The Scientist Staff | Nov 6, 2005
In this section, seven prominent life scientists from underrepresented groups in academia and industry talk about their lives and career paths.
The Outlook
The Scientist Staff | Nov 6, 2005
The business and scientific value of diversity is discussed frequently, but building a truly diverse workforce is much easier said than done.
Vivian Pinn
Kate Fodor | Nov 6, 2005
When Vivian Pinn was 4 years old, she announced that one day she would be a doctor.
For Better Science, Just Add Color
EJ Mundell | Nov 6, 2005
The tiny town of Rolette, ND, (population 994) is distant in miles and mindset from New York City, where Lyle Best received his undergraduate science degree while at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Ben Ortiz
Ishani Ganguli | Nov 6, 2005
For Ben Ortiz, an assistant professor in biology at Hunter College of the City University of New York, a career in science was something he couldn't imagine when he was growing up.
Marietta Vazquez
Ishani Ganguli | Nov 6, 2005
Growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marietta Vazquez' doctor's visits would often turn into long question-and-answer sessions.
Lafayette Frederick
Ishani Ganguli | Nov 6, 2005
Lafayette Frederick was born in Dog Bog, Mississippi, and grew up with five brothers and sisters on a cotton farm in Missouri, where his sharecropper father taught him and other local kids in a one-room schoolhouse that doubled as a church.
Avery August
Stacey Schultz | Nov 6, 2005
When Avery August was a college student, he thought his love of science meant he could pursue only one career: medicine.
Tin-Chuen Yeung
Karen Pallarito | Nov 6, 2005
Throughout much of his career, Tin-Chuen Yeung has straddled two worlds within the life sciences: bench science and business development.
Diane Pennica
Anne Harding | Nov 6, 2005
Being a woman helped Diane Pennica to make the greatest breakthrough of her career, but not in a way one might expect.
The Guide
The Scientist Staff | Nov 6, 2005
It's all about who you know, they say, and success in the life sciences is no exception.
Where are the Black Scientists?
Amri Johnson | Nov 6, 2005
At the National Institutes of Health, the premiere biomedical research institution in the United States, the struggle against human disease takes on particular significance when we consider the disproportionate impact these diseases have on the country's minority communities.