Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai Friedman Brain Institute

Diversity in Neuroscience


Diversity in Neuroscience

A lot has been written recently about diversity issues in science. Compared with two decades ago, women are now well represented among medical and graduate students, postdocs, and assistant professors. However, despite these gains, we still have a small number of senior women faculty and far fewer faculty from under-represented minority groups—at Mount Sinai and nationwide. Recent studies continue to document implicit biases in the scientific workplace, and concerns remain around quality of life issues and obstacles to faculty retention and promotion that affect everyone. This Town Hall initiates a discussion this academic year for the Friedman Brain Institute to formulate positive steps by which we can make progress in these areas. We cannot solve societal issues, but perhaps we can serve as a smaller focus group and demonstrate the kinds of tangible actions that lead to real improvements.

Join us for these important upcoming events:


Yael Niv, PhD

Jan 25, 2017

Edith Cooper, AB, MM

Edith Cooper, AB, MM

Jan 30, 2017

Abigail Stewart, PhD

Abigail Stewart, PhD

Feb 21, 2017

Hannah A. Valantine

Hannah A. Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC

Mar 7, 2017

Enhancing Diversity in the Scientific Workforce

An opportunity and imperative for excellence. Introduction by Dean Dennis S. Charney, MD.

Presenter: Hannah A. Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC
Davis Auditorium
Mar 7, 4pm