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NIH Advisory Committee to the Director Meets

By June 15, 2016No Comments

The NIH Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) met June 9 and 10. Included on the agenda was a presentation by Dr. Hannah Valantine, NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, on findings and recommendations of the NIH African American/Black Funding Disparity Working Group. In a related Science article, Jeffrey Mervis discusses NIH efforts to understand existing racial disparities. Only 1.5% of R01 applications come from African American/Black scientists, and disparities exist over multiple stages of the grant application and review process. More information about the ACD meeting, including the agenda, slide presentations, and links to the meeting webcast are available on the ACD website.