The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and partners are hosting the inaugural “Rising Stars in Health Sciences Symposium” July 16-18, 2019.
The symposium, which focuses on networking, science, mentoring, and career development, is tailored to underrepresented minority (URM) scholars who are in the early stages of their careers, including advanced Ph.D. students, post‐doctoral fellows, and early‐career faculty. Attendees were selected from institutions across the United States based on their academic experience, productivity, and recommendations from senior scientists.
The goal of the symposium is to nurture and mentor URM rising stars in the health sciences to positively impact vital research and practice. Further, the aim of the symposium is to inspire attendees to remain invigorated to continue pursuing excellence in their academic careers.
A distinguished lineup of keynote speakers will include Dr. David Hayes Bautista from University of California Los Angeles, Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo from University of California San Francisco, Dr. Holly Nicastro from the National Institute of Health (NIH), and special guest, Dr. Gary Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the NIH. These speakers, as well as distinguished speakers from IU, will offer lectures about scientific contributions and perspectives on public health, career development initiatives, and personal talks describing the paths taken to achieve their success.
Dean David Allison states, “We are thrilled to have these rising stars in health sciences and these extraordinary distinguished guests join us from around the country to see the excellence offered at IUB and to discuss their research, network, and engage in career development.”
The symposium is sponsored by the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, the Vice Provost for Research, and the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. Additional support provided by the O’Neal School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the School of Nursing, the School of Optometry, the School of Education, and the College of Arts and Sciences.