UNITE - Events

A cornerstone of the UNITE initiative is collaboration through sharing and discussing relevant data and salient topics with stakeholders. At our regularly scheduled events, UNITE presents the latest data and ideas on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the biomedical workforce and in research, and features leaders from the NIH community as well as other experts from the biomedical research community. For more information on upcoming events and to view presentations from past events, see below.

Upcoming Events

The UNITE initiative is hosting a series of listening sessions with external stakeholders who work and serve in diverse settings. The insights shared will provide valuable information on the full range of issues and challenges facing diverse talent and will help develop UNITE initiative priorities and an action plan. Topics of interest include changing culture to promote equity, inclusivity, and justice; improving policies, transparency, and oversight; strengthening career pathways, training, mentoring, and the professoriate; ensuring fairness in review and funding deliberations; enhancing funding and research support for diverse institutions and historically under-resourced research areas; and structural racism in the biomedical research enterprise.

Listening Session – Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities
December 9, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET

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Meeting ID: 933.4711.1633
Passcode: 961.330
Dial In: 301.715.8592  

Listening Session – Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Advocacy Organizations
December 14, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET 
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Listening Session – Historically Black Colleges and Universities
January 11, 2022
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
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Listening Session – Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities
January 12, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
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Listening Session – Health Centers and Systems
January 13, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
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Listening Session – Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Advocacy Organizations
January 18, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
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Listening Session – Students and Trainees
January 26, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
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Listening Session – Research Staff (Assistants, Associates, Technicians)
January 27, 2022
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
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Listening Session – Colleges and Universities
February 1, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
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Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) Meeting (December 9-10, 2021): NIH UNITE Initiative

The co-chairs of the UNITE committees present their respective priorities, progress and accomplishments, metrics of success, and next steps to the ACD.
Learn more about the ACD meeting

Past Events

This page last reviewed on December 8, 2021