Diversity in Life Sciences

Initiatives to Enhance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Science

 

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The Fellows Program aims to give early-career scientists from underrepresented (UR) and other disadvantaged backgrounds the support and skills they need to successfully pursue leadership and decision-making roles in academic, industry and government research sectors. This one-year program is designed around key programmatic elements to enhance confidence, leadership skills, networking opportunities, and visibility of fellows within the biological and biomedical research community. Fellows will learn from career-development workshops and hands-on immersion experience, working directly with eminent scientists from our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to pursue their career goals.

Fellows Class of 2022

Alexander Cartagena-Rivera, PhD
NIBIB, National Institutes of Health

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Makhosazane (Makhosi) Edmondson, PhD
Janssen R&D

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Thomas Farid Martínez, PhD
University of California, Irvine

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Erika Moore, PhD
University of Florida

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Julie Ann Moreno, PhD
Colorado State University/Boettcher Investigator

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Xavier Revelo, PhD
University of Minnesota

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Jonathan (Jon) Silver, PhD
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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Quinton Smith, PhD
University of California, Irvine

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Christina (Christie) Towers, PhD
The Salk Institute

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Fellows Class of 2020-2021

Breann Brown, PhD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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David Gonzalez, PhD
University of California, San Diego

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Tamia Harris-Tryon, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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C. Denise Okafor, PhD
Pennsylvania State University

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Zaida Ramirez Ortiz, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Martin Riccomagno, PhD
University of California, Riverside

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Rachel Roth Flach, PhD
Pfizer Inc.

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Ray Whitson, PhD
Genomics Institute, Novartis Research Foundation, GNF

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Fellows Class of 2018

Yava Jones-Hall, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Texas A&M University

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David Soto-Pantoja, PhD
Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Evan Scott, PhD
Northwestern University

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Kizzmekia Corbett, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Roslyn Crowder, PhD
Stetson University

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Tom Pohl, PhD
Specifica Inc.

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Rodrigo Maillard, PhD
Georgetown University

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Amy  Brewster, PhD
Southern Methodist University

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Samira Musah, PhD
Duke University

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Michael Burton, PhD
University of Texas at Dallas

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Fellows Class of 2017

Nesha Burghardt, PhD
Hunter College, City University of New York

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Preston Campbell, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Andres Contreras, PhD
Michigan State University

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Paola Giusti-Rodríguez, PhD
University of Florida

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Amanda Marie James, PhD
Emory University

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Michael D.L. Johnson, PhD
University of Arizona

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Dominick Lemas, PhD
University of Florida College of Medicine

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Florastina Payton-Stewart, PhD
Xavier University of Louisiana

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Veronica Segarra, PhD
High Point University

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Glenn Simmons, Jr., PhD
University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth

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Fellows Class of 2016

Leslie Ann Caromile, PhD
University of Connecticut Health Center

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Michael Coronado, PhD
Cytokinetics

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Stacey Finley, PhD
University of Southern California

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Dennis Montoya, PhD
UC Davis School of Medicine

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Avery Posey, Jr., PhD
University of Pennsylvania

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Lindsey Treviño, PhD
City of Hope

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Fellows Class of 2015

Renata Pereira Alambert, PhD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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Diana Cittelly, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Jamaine Davis, PhD
Meharry Medical College

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Amol Kulkarni, PhD
Howard University

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Rafael Luna, PhD
Boston College

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Otis Smart, PhD
IBM

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Fellows Class of 2014

Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH
Vanderbilt University

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Amanda Brown, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD
Stanford University Medical Center

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Senta Georgia, PhD
Saban Research Institute at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Curtis Henry, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine

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Glenn Rowe, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Fellows Class of 2013

Sharilyn Almodovar, PhD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Magdia De Jesus, PhD
Pfizer Inc.

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Joaquin Lugo, PhD
Baylor University

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Dwain Morris-Irvin, PhD, MPH
Innovest Global Inc, IVST

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Digna Velez Edwards, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Fellows Class of 2012

Blythe Janowiak, PhD
Saint Louis University

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Frederick (Fred) Gregory, PhD
U.S. Army Research Laboratory-ARO

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Kelly Craig, PhD
IBM

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Lydia Contreras, PhD
Univerisity of Texas at Austin

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Manu Platt, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology

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Fellows Class of 2011

Alexis Stranahan, PhD
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

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Caren Aronin, PhD
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Jonathan Deane, PhD
Kumquat Biosciences Inc.

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Marcus Jones, PhD
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Tracie Locklear, PhD
North Carolina Central University

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