2018 DPC AT Sacnas

Diversity Program Consortium (DPC): BUILD/NRMN/CEC

Oct 10

All sessions will be held in room 304B.

San Antonio, TX

Diversifying the Biomedical Scientific "Thinkforce" Through Training and Partnerships

Event hosted by the Diversity Program Consortium’s Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA.

#TrueDiversity #DiversityMatters #SACNAS2018

(Registration by Oct. 1 is highly encouraged. All are welcome.)

*Registration for the SACNAS conference is not required for any pre-conference session.*

Our pre-conference sessions start at 3:30pm.

All sessions will be held in room 304B

Details below.

Session A

Intro to the Diversity Program Consortium

3:30-5 PM

Room 304BC

Session A is a TED Talk style introduction of the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC) by the initiative’s Project Leader/Director of TWD Programs, Dr. Alison Gammie.

Following Dr. Gammie's presentation, there will be an interactive discussion where representatives from the different components of the DPC initiative (BUILD, NRMN, NIH, and the CEC) will be able to answer your questions. Come ready to learn more about what we do, our vision, what's next, and how you could help or join!

Session B

Panelists in the Round: Engaging in & Learning about Tools to Catalyze Your Professional Development

5-6 PM

Room 304BC

Session B starts with an introduction of several panel members of diverse different backgrounds (e.g., pre and post-doctoral professionals who have trained within or outside of the Diversity Program Consortium, etc.) followed by an activity where you will be able to rotate through panelists and get to know more intimately their personal and professional experiences and recommendations as biomedical sciences trainees.

The session will wrap up with the full panel answering your questions.

Session c

Build and Leverage Your Social Capital Mixer

6-7 PM

Room 304BC

(You may stay until 8PM)

Session C is a reception with appetizers/refreshments where you will participate in the “building social capital” activity. There will be prizes for those who complete some of the announced activities. Come ready to win a prize!

Following the prize giveaways, the findings of all the activities will be displayed and we'll take a group photo.

Concluding remarks will be given at 7:30pm, and the room will be available to you until 8pm.


The National Research Mentoring Network is hosting a scavenger hunt for SACNAS conference attendees. Participate in a series of challenges and tasks during the conference and you'll receive a prize!

STEP 1 starts with joining the MyNRMN group. You must sign up to complete the scavenger hunt! Learn more about the scavenger hunt here.

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 Calderon under the "Contact Us" tab.

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.