NIDDK Partnerships with Professional Societies to Enhance Scientific Workforce Diversity and Promote Scientific Leadership (R25)
September 2021 Council
Point(s) of Contact
Katrina Serrano, Ph.D.
The overarching goal of this NIDDK Partnerships with Professional Societies to Enhance Scientific Workforce Diversity and Promote Scientific Leadership program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce. This program focuses on the role that professional societies play in enhancing the scientific workforce. Since FY2012, the OMHRC has awarded R25 grants to professional societies such as the Endocrine Society, the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Andrology, and the American Psychological Association. The programs developed by these professional societies have been largely successful. By fostering the diversity of professional societies, the diversity of the overall biomedical and behavioral research workforce will be enhanced as well. Thus, continued support of this program is essential to ensuring that the scientific workforce better reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the US population.