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BHM2020 - We Are IMSR: Lived Experiences of Black Scientists

Lectures Talks and Workshops, Performance
Friday 23rd October 2020 (12:30-13:30)


rountable discussion 500 x 400

The Institute of Metabolism & Systems Research (IMSR) is pleased to invite you to an upcoming panel discussion and audience Q&A to mark Black History Month 2020, organized by IMSR's Equality, Diversity & Inclusion leads.

The aims of the event are to:

  • Highlight the contributions of the Black scientists to our research themes (both at Birmingham and beyond) through brief bios from each of our panellists on their career paths to date. The panellists represent scientists at different career stages from postgrad through to professor.

  • Start a discussion with our audience about the challenges of being a Black scientist and possible ways to tackle some of the issues raised.

Our panellists include:

Prof. Dale Abel
Chair/Department Executive Officer, Department of Internal Medicine; Director, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center; Professor of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism; Professor of Biochemistry; Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME), University of Iowa. Chair of the Endocrine Society.

Prof. Donita Africander
Associate Professor of Stellenbosch University

Dr. John Allotey
Lecturer in Epidemiology and Women’s Health, IMSR

Ms. Alicia Bossey
MSc student, IMSR

Our Chair & IMSR EDI Leads:

Ms. Miriam Addo (Chair)
Chairperson of the African-Caribbean Medical Society

IMSR EDI Leads, Dr Gaby Da Silva Xavier and Dr Jon Mueller

We look forward to you joining us for what we hope will be an interesting and important discussion, including lots of audience contributions!

All Staff and Students welcome. You will need to register using your bham email address. 

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