Advancing Gender Inclusive Excellence (AGIE) - Coordinating Center

September 2021 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Katrina Serrano, Ph.D.

Executive Summary

The overarching goal of the Advancing Gender Inclusive Excellence (AGIE) - Coordinating Center is to support a coordinating center that will provide the organizational framework for the management, direction, and overall coordination of all common activities aimed at investigating the strategies, approaches, barriers and interventions to women attaining leadership positions in many areas of science. The AGIE - Coordinating Center will design and implement data collection methods; ensure data quality; develop strategies for the dissemination of findings; and serve as a resource hub for future programs. This research will add to the understanding of the strategies, approaches, barriers that range from interpersonal interventions to changes in the structure and culture at the institutional level. The coordinating center will make data available to those who want to study and implement such strategies. This proposed initiative aligns with NIH’s focus on diversity in biomedical research, as well as NIDDK’s goal of preserving a stable pool of talented new investigators from diverse backgrounds.