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ERIC Number: EJ889858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-8
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
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Forde, Dana
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v27 n11 p10-11 Jul 2010
According to a 2006 National Science Foundation study, African-Americans, Hispanics and American Indians make up only 2.65 percent, 3.53 percent, and 0.59 percent, respectively, of life sciences academics at four-year institutions. The lack of biologists and other scientists from these ethnic groups is a threat to America's public health and national economy. This article features the Keystone Symposia in Molecular and Cellular Biology, a non-profit organization that works to ensure more minority scientists can access career-advancing life sciences research and networking opportunities. Based in Colorado, the Keystone Symposia sees itself as "a catalyst for advancement of biomedical and life sciences by connecting scientists within and across disciplines at conferences and workshops." The goal is to create a scholarly, yet informal, social environment conducive to information exchange, generation of new ideas and acceleration of applications that benefit society. For more than three decades, Keystone has organized on average 55 international scientific conferences per year on subjects ranging from cancer and infectious diseases to genomics and biochemistry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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