Building Inclusive Research Teams
April 29, 2021 @ 10:30-11:30 am
Research teams must be intentional about achieving diversity as it can drive innovation just as much as people’s talents. This panel discussion will offer insights on how to create a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion for research teams. Please come with prepared questions to get the most out of this session.
The target audience is junior faculty at Stanford but it is open to all Stanford affiliates.
About the Panelists:
Dr. Hannah Valantine received her M.B.B.S. degree from London University, cardiology fellowship at Stanford, and Doctor of Medicine from London University. She was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine, rising to full Professor of Medicine in 2000, and becoming the inaugural Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Leadership, in 2004. She pursued a data-driven transformative approach to this work, receiving the NIH director’s pathfinder award. Dr. Francis Collins, NIH director, recruited her in 2014 as the inaugural NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, and as a tenured investigator in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s intramural research program where she established the laboratory of transplantation genomics. Dr. Valantine is a nationally recognized pioneer in her field, with over 200 peer-reviewed publications, patents, and sustained NIH funding. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2020 for both her pioneering research in organ transplantation and workforce diversity.
Dr. Terrance Mayes serves as the inaugural Associate Dean for Equity and Strategic Initiatives and the Executive Director of the Commission on Justice and Equity at Stanford Medicine. In this role, Dr. Mayes serves as a key strategy leader for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts across the Stanford Medicine enterprise. Dr. Mayes prior engagement in higher education includes such roles as Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Associate Dean for the Biosciences Office of Graduate Education and Diversity at Stanford University, and Director for Diversity and Student Life at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. At UCI, Dr. Mayes served as co-investigator on a provost-funded project focused on bridging the gap between Health Education and the LGBTQIA+ community. He has also led efforts to increase equity and transparency in the faculty recruitment process and was instrumental in establishing LEAD-ABC, a first-in-the nation mission-based program to recruit and retain medical students with an interest in serving the African, Black, and Caribbean communities
Dr. Joseph DeSimone is the Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Professor of Translational Medicine and Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He holds appointments in the Departments of Radiology and Chemical Engineering with a courtesy appointment in Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. As an academician, Dr. DeSimone has built a strong culture in his research group centered on the notion that diversity is a fundamental tenet of innovation. He mentored 80 students through Ph.D. completion, half of whom are women and members of underrepresented groups in STEM. He credits much of his laboratory’s success to this approach, frequently emphasizing how both human and disciplinary diversity accelerate progress in team problem-solving. An author of over 350 scientific publications (> 43,000 citations to his work as measured by Google Scholar “h-index” of 96), Joe is a named inventor on over 200 issued patents. He is one of only roughly 25 individuals elected to all three U.S. National Academies—the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Engineering.
Route to Getting Grants (R2G2) is a monthly seminar series specially designed for junior faculty. Sessions cover all aspects of grant writing, delivered through panel sessions, workshops and focused talks. R2G2 will also provide unique networking opportunities, enabling cross faculty collaborations and multidisciplinary partnerships. R2G2 ensures that junior faculty have all the tools and strategies to lead them to grant success and on to independent research careers.
Jointly sponsored by Stanford Vice Provost and Dean of Research, School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, Engineering Research Administration in the School of Engineering, and Stanford Earth.