Let's talk about race: changing the conversations around race in academia

Jasmine M Miller-Kleinhenz, Alexandra B Kuzmishin Nagy, Ania A Majewska, Adeola O Adebayo Michael, Saman M Najmi, Karena H Nguyen, Robert E Van Sciver, Ida T Fonkoue

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5 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number902
Pages (from-to)902
JournalCommunications biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 5 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
As postdoctoral researchers enrolled in an Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) program supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at Emory University, our training also includes teaching at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Because of our unique training environment, we experienced first-hand the need for long-lasting, cultural change on race issues in academia. After the traumatic murder of George Floyd and the social unrest that followed, we realized that we were all ill-equipped to discuss how racial inequalities impact and intersect with science in our conversations and

Funding Information:
We want to warmly thank Drs. Mark Lee, Lisa Hibbard, and DeShawn Preston for their insights during the conceptualization of the course and writing of this manuscript. This manuscript would not have been possible without our mentors and students at Spelman College and Morehouse College. We want to thank Drs. Steven L’Hernault and Anita Corbett for providing quotes for the reflection. We are also thankful to the Emory Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) leadership and alumni. JMMK, ABKN, AAM, AOAM, SMN, KHN, and REVS were funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) IRACDA NIH/NIGMS (2K12GM000680). REVS was funded by NIH F32 (DK127848). ITF was funded by NIH T32 (DK-00756).

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  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

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