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Diversity in Genomics Workforce Initiative

NHGRI seeks to enhance the diversity of the genomics workforce.

The promise of genomics cannot be fully achieved without successfully attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce that includes people from groups underrepresented in the genomics enterprise.

Overview

NHGRI is committed to leading efforts to build a genomics workforce of the future that reflects the diversity of the human population. This will require greatly increasing the number of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who have the necessary training to pursue careers in genomics. The Institute has a history in supporting training programs that focus on increasing the diversity of the next generation of genomic researchers. Diversity of the workforce includes underrepresented populations in the U.S. biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences research enterprise as well as individuals with disabilities, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and women

NHGRI seeks to learn from the successes and failures of other diversity workforce programs to develop new strategies as well as build partnerships to support our goals.

  • Overview

    NHGRI is committed to leading efforts to build a genomics workforce of the future that reflects the diversity of the human population. This will require greatly increasing the number of individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who have the necessary training to pursue careers in genomics. The Institute has a history in supporting training programs that focus on increasing the diversity of the next generation of genomic researchers. Diversity of the workforce includes underrepresented populations in the U.S. biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences research enterprise as well as individuals with disabilities, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and women

    NHGRI seeks to learn from the successes and failures of other diversity workforce programs to develop new strategies as well as build partnerships to support our goals.

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Working Group

Vence L. Bonham, Jr., J.D.
Vence L. Bonham Jr, J.D.
  • Senior Advisor to the Director on Genomics and Health Disparities
  • Associate Investigator, Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Luis Cubano
Luis A. Cubano, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomic Medicine
Lori Erby
Lori Hamby Erby, ScM, Ph.D., C.G.C.
  • Director, Genetic Counseling Training Program
  • Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
Tina Gatlin, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Bettie Graham, Ph.D.
Bettie J. Graham, Ph.D.
  • Director
  • Division of Extramural Operations
Chris Gunter
Chris Gunter, Ph.D.
  • Senior Advisor to the Director for Genomics Engagement
  • Office of the Director
Faith Harrow
Faith Harrow, Ph.D.
  • Training Program Coordinator
  • Intramural Training Office
Dave Kaufman, Ph.D.
Dave Kaufman, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genomics and Society
Elaine Ostrander
Elaine A. Ostrander, Ph.D.
  • Chief & NIH Distinguished Investigator
  • Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch
Meru Sadhu
Meru J. Sadhu, Ph.D.
  • Investigator
  • Genetic Disease Research Branch
Lorjetta E. Schools, B.S.
Lorjetta E. Schools, M.B.A.
  • Program Specialist
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Shurjo Sen
Shurjo K. Sen, Ph.D.
  • Program Director
  • Division of Genome Sciences
Cynthia Tifft
Cynthia Tifft, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Deputy Clinical Director
  • Office of the Clinical Director

Last updated: June 30, 2020