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

4th Annual Excellence in Diversity Symposium.

When: Tuesday, December 4th, 2017, 12-6:00 PM EST

Where: Miller Research Building, Turner Concourse and Tilghman Auditorium, Johns Hopkins 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.


Abstract & Registration Deadlines:

Oral Presentations: Monday, October 1st, 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Poster Presentations: Friday, October 26th, 5:00PM EST

Registration closes: Friday, November 16th, 2018

**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!

  • Oral presentation awards (Hopkins URM Trainees only)
  • Poster presentations (Open to all URM Trainees)

The symposium organizing committee would like to gratefully acknowledge the Dr. Damani Piggot and the Office of Graduate Student Affairs as well as Dr. Ben Ho Park, Dr. Dana Boatman and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for their contributions and support in the organization of this symposium.



Program Overview

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

Plenary speakers

Candice Bridge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

University of Central Florida

Actionable Intelligence: Forensic Science in Sexual Assault Investigations

Funded by the National Institute of Justice to develop new forensic science techniques to aid in sexual assault investigations. Dr. Bridge was one of the first people to earn a PhD in Forensic Science in the country. She was also the first Black woman to teach Chemistry at Howard University and the University of Central Florida.


Alberto Roca. Ph.D.

Executive Director of DiverseScholar

Founder and Editor of Minoritypostdoc.org

Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to Save America

Minoritypostdoc.org is a web portal with a focus on the postdoctoral minority experience. DiverseScholar provides resources including, but not limited to the annual DiverseScholar Conference, diversity events, postdoc and professional job opportunities, and the DiverseScholar doctoral directory to aid in the recruitment of diverse doctoral job candidates.