Scientific societies join forces to increase diversity in STEM

With the support of the National Science Foundation, the American Society for Cell Biology and the Biophysical Society have joined an effort to create the Alliance of Scientific Societies for broad participation in STEM for the next generation of scientists. The founding partners include the  … Read more

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MAC Holds 2017 Faculty Research and Education Development Program

On July 13, 2017, the ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) kicked off its annual Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Program in Seattle, WA. The FRED Program is a year-long program to promote grant funding success of junior faculty at institutions with a strong commitment  … Read more

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Applications Now Open for Four MAC Programs

More information is available at ascb.org/community-committee/minorities-affairs. All four applications close on March 1, 2017. Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Mentoring Program The FRED Program is a structured mentorship program designed to promote grant funding success for junior faculty at minority-serving institutions and other institutions  … Read more

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Segarra to Co-Chair Minorities Affairs Committee

The ASCB Council has appointed Verónica A. Segarra, High Point University, NC, to be the next Co-Chair of the Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC). She has been a member of ASCB since 2009 and joined the MAC early in 2015. She comments, “I have been honored  … Read more

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Broadening Participation in the Life Sciences

The strength and malleability of the life sciences community going forward will depend on our ability to build a life sciences workforce that is representative of the great diversity of people and backgrounds in our society. We envision a diverse workforce that is ready to  … Read more

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2016 MAC Summer Workshops Foster the Career Development of Life Scientists at Different Stages in Their Training

The Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) is a standing committee of the ASCB whose goals include fostering the professional development of scientists from underrepresented groups. One of the ways in which the MAC accomplishes this goal is by organizing and hosting summer workshops for ASCB members  … Read more

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Campbell Steps out, Segarra Steps in as Acting MAC Co-Chair While Search Continues

Veronica Segarra, assistant professor of biology at High Point University, NC, has been named Acting Co-Chair of ASCB’s Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC). Segarra steps in for MAC Co-Chair Andrew Campbell who will become the Dean of Brown University’s Graduate School this summer. Dean Campbell will  … Read more

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ASCB Opens Search for Co-Chair of Minorities Affairs Committee

The ASCB is accepting applications and nominations for co-chair of the Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC), for a three-year term beginning in January 2017. The Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC), one of the standing committees of the American Society for Cell Biology, has as its goal to  … Read more

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Minorities Affairs Committee Promotes Professional Development and Involvement with the Society

The ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) has the goal of providing professional development training and opportunities for underrepresented minority scientists as well as increasing their involvement in all aspects of the Society. To that end, the MAC has programming at the Annual Meeting and throughout  … Read more

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Minorities Affairs Committee Seeks New Volunteer Members

The Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC), one of the standing committees of the ASCB, strives to significantly increase the involvement of underrepresented minority scientists in all aspects of the Society. The committee is seeking new MAC members, including one postdoctoral member, for one- to three-year terms  … Read more

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