Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility
Aligned Blog: Exploring the Model Minority Myth
May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Island Heritage (AANHPI) month! This month provides an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of the AANHPI community to society, culture and beyond. This year, I challenged myself to learn about something new: the Model Minority Myth. What is the myth and how does it affect the AANHPI community?Read More
Aligned Blog: Excerpts from my Chat with Dr. Carol Thiele for Women’s History Month
In honor of Women’s History Month, Shauna Clark, Ph.D., Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Diversity Advisor, sat down with Carol J. Thiele, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Senior Investigator in CCR. Dr. Thiele shares about her career, how inclusion for women in science has changed, and what we can do now to bring more women to the table.Read More
Aligned Blog: Reflecting on Black History Month
Black History Month reminds me to take time to appreciate those who came before me to pave the way for my success and to celebrate all that we as a people have achieved despite the many obstacles placed before us. This month I enlisted some friends and colleagues to share what they love about Black History Month and although it means something slightly different to each of us, we all delight in celebrating our past, present and future!Read More
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: A Conversation with Cecilia Monge, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Cecilia Monge, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., is an Assistant Research Physician in the Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch. She is from Costa Rica where she completed medical school and worked for ten years. For this Hispanic Heritage Month Q&A, she tells us about her interests in health disparities research, her experience working in a developing country and what makes a good mentor.Read More
Aligned Blog: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage!
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! For this edition of Aligned, I thought I would celebrate some of my Latino/a/x friends and colleagues here at the Center for Cancer Research. I asked each of them to “Tell me why your Hispanic Heritage is important to you (and something you love about it).” I hope they inspire you to learn more about the many ways in which we have all benefitted from their Hispanic Heritage.Read More
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: A Conversation with Kylynda Bauer, Ph.D.
Kylynda Bauer, Ph.D., is an iCURE scholar in the Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch. In this Hispanic Heritage Month Q&A, she speaks to us about the influences of her diverse cultural background, the importance of reaching out to others and what she enjoys about the iCURE program.Read More
Aligned Blog: Reconciliation: Two Days of Freedom
A few weeks ago, many across the U.S. celebrated Independence Day, but for some Americans, the 4th of July is a complicated day that represents neither freedom nor independence. What does the legacy of Independence Day mean for different communities and how might we also use the day as a moment of reflection?Read More
CCR postdoctoral researcher awarded Fulbright to study HPV and cervical cancer in Africa
Tsion Minas, Ph.D., is a recent recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. She joined the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis in 2016 to work with Senior Investigator Stefan Ambs, Ph.D., M.P.H., and study the molecular nature of cancers in African populations. In this Q&A, she shares her passion for closing disparity gaps in health research and how she plans to build upon her Fulbright work in the future.Read More
ALIGNED for Pride
June is Pride Month, a celebration of LGBTQIA+ folks that dates back to the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. Pride is a time to celebrate our family, friends and colleagues in the LGBTQIA+ community and the strides that have been made towards equity and justice for all. For this edition of Aligned, I asked a few friends and colleagues to tell me what Pride means to them.Read More
Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: A Conversation with Lilian Yang, M.B.A.
Lilian Yang, M.B.A., is the Senior Branch Manager in the Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB). She is originally from Hawaii and identifies as Chinese American. In this Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Q&A, she talks to us about the many places she has lived, some valuable business school advice, and the need for Asian representation in leadership roles.Read More