"SHARE. CONNECT. EMPOWER" Preconference SESSIONS with the Diversity Program Consortium (BUILD/NRMN/CEC)

October 18

Salt Lake City

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Share. Connect. Empower.

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The Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA, on behalf of the Diversity Program Consortium's BUILD and NRMN programs, cordially invites you to the 2017 SACNAS Preconference Event "Share, Connect, and Empower".


What fuels the fire within you to pursue a career in Science? Learn how to dig deep within yourself to understand how you might use your personal experiences to impact your community. Join the Diversity Program Consortium (BUILD/NRMN/CEC) for the DPC Preconference “Share, Connect, and Empower” activities. We will begin with an empowering workshop on how to leverage your personal assets in your career, then you'll get an opportunity to build on your social capital through the mixer and we'll end our time together by sharing our personal journey through reflective activities.


Wednesday October 18th

4:00 to 5:30pm

Leveraging Personal Assets for Community Benefit

In this workshop, participants will reflect upon their personal assets and gain tools to effectively using them to persist in science. They will also increase their understanding of how their persistence in science can directly benefit the communities they come from and the Diversity Program Consortium for BUILD/NRMN trainees.

250 B

5:30 to 6:30pm

Building Social Capital in Science and within the Diversity Program Consortium Mixer

Social Capital can be defined as networks of people and community resources. We will build upon your existing social capital to grow your scientific networks, particularly within BUILD/NRMN/SACNAS communities.

251 C

6:30 to 8:30pm


Spoken word is a creative performance that enables the speaker to share their views and influence change. In this activity participants will reflect upon their own experiences with the predominant culture of science. The activity will focus on working together to develop a spoken word piece that can be used to influence positive change and enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce.

250 B

8:30 to 8:45pm

Closing Activity

250 B

The Diversity Program Consortium

Our Vision

A diverse U.S. biomedical think-force committed to improving the nation’s health.

Our Mission

To leverage the power of the consortium to create generalizable knowledge and offer best practices that optimize institutional commitment to diversity, faculty, and under-represented student career success in biomedical science.

To learn more about the Diversity Program Consortium, please visit our website.

This meeting will be videotaped, recorded, and/or photographed by the CEC. Videotapes, recordings, and photographs may be used in the public domain to enhance the visibility of the Consortium in electronic and printed publications. By registering for this event you agree to the terms of media use described here.

For comments and/or questions about this event please email Nancy and Emiko. Their contact information is under the "Contact Us" section.