The Johns Hopkins Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee (
DPAC) formally invites you to attend our Excellence in Diversity Symposium.

When:      Monday, November 6th, 2017, 1-5:00 PM EST

Where:     Turner Concourse meeting space on the East Baltimore campus  

Open to:   Registration is open to all Hopkins affiliates, the regional scientific community, friends, and family. URM trainees* at all levels from any Hopkins campus and institute are invited to submit abstracts.

Attire:       Business casual/professional

This event will focus on showcasing the excellence and tremendous contributions by scientists with diverse backgrounds to the forefront of science here at Johns Hopkins.

Abstracts due (DEADLINE EXTENDED): Monday, October 16th, 2017, 5:00 PM EST                                                     

 Registration closes:    Monday, October 30th, 2017

**Abstract submission is not required to attend, but registration is mandatory. Abstract submission is restricted to URM Hopkins trainees*. Posters presented at other scientific meetings will be accepted. All presentations will be recorded and may be used in promotional material by DPAC.

Register here

Abstracts and awards: The best scientific abstract from each trainee level will be awarded a travel award (to be used for a future conference) and will deliver an oral presentation!

  • 4 oral presentation awards
  • All awards will be $100
  • 3 poster presentation certificates

The symposium organizing committee would like to gratefully acknowledge the Office of the Provost for its generous contributions in support of this symposium. 

We would also like to thank several executives and senior level personnel for their support, participation, and/or attendance: President Ron Daniels, Dean Paul Rothman, CEO Johns Hopkins Medicine; Dr. Landon King, Executive Vice Dean (SOM); Dr. Antony Rosen, Vice Dean of Research (SOM); Dr. Roy Ziegelstein, Vice Dean of Education (SOM); Dr. Janice Clements, Vice Dean of Faculty SOM; Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean of the School of Nursing; Dr. T.E. Schlesinger, Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering; Dr. Beverly Wendland, Dean of Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Lisa Cooper, Vice President for Health Care Equity (JHM); and Dr. Martha Zeiger, Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Affairs (SOM).

Program Overview

We are excited to highlight the following events (visit the Program page for more details): 

Plenary speakers (more info)
  • Donita C. Brady, Ph.D.
    • Presidential Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    • Assistant Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
    • Co-Director, Penn Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program(Penn-PREP)
  • Eduardo Davila, Ph.D.
    • Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    • Co-Leader of UMGCCC Tumor Immunology And Immunotherapy Program
    • Director, Science Training for Advancing Biomedical Research Post-Baccalaureate Program (STAR-PREP)
Scientific presentations by trainees
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations
View the full schedule here.
Subpages (1): Plenary Speakers