Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in science (Part 1)
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Representation in science: https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(20)30740-6.pdf

Parachute research:https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(18)30239-0/fulltext

The culture of research and how it needs to change: https://www.forbes.com/sites/madhukarpai/2019/11/10/global-health-research-needs-more-than-a-makeover/#71523e2a7e34

Covid-19 and overlooked research from the global South: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/21/africa-coronavirus-successes-innovation-europe-us

Diversity and Inclusion podcast: https://www.mildon.co.uk/podcast


Guest information

Soundbite: Dr. Yolanda Ohene is a researcher at UCL specialising in developing novel MRI techniques. She is the co-founder of the Minorities in STEM network, and project head for two Minority in STEM symposia: Expanding Diversity and Level Up Your Academic Toolbox, to support, connect and showcase ethnic minorities in STEM fields. @MinoritySTEM @y_ohene


Interview 1: Sabrina Fleurimé from BBSTEM; Representation matters.

BBSTEM is a non profit organisation campaigning for balance and representation of Black individuals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. I am the Corporate Partnership Coordinator collaborating with various institutions to bring exciting opportunities to the talented individuals of our network. I am also a full time scientist working on Drug Development at a biotech in Cambridge. Twitter: @BB_STEM  

Website: www.bbstem.co.uk


Interview 2: Prof. Iruka Okeke; Equity in academic research

Iruka N Okeke is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Fellow of the Nigerian and African Academies of Science.  Her research group investigates the mechanisms bacteria use to colonize humans, cause disease and gain drug resistance.  She also studies laboratory practice in Africa. Follow Iruka: @iruka_okeke


Interview 3: Prof. Eva Maria C. Cutiongco-de la Paz; Equity in academic research

Prof. Eva Maria C. Cutiongco-de la Paz is Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and Executive Director of the National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines, Manila. She serves as the Director of the Health Program of the Philippine Genome Center. 


Interview 4: Prof. Collet Dandara; Ensuring equity from the beginning 

Professor Collet Dandara is a Professor of Human Genetics, Principal Investigator of the Pharmacogenomics and Drug Metabolism Research Group at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Twitter: @col_codza


Time stamps:

01:05 - Sabrina Fleurime, BBSTEM

11:37 - Prof. Iruka Okeke

41:21 - Prof. Eva Maria C. Cutiongco-de la Paz

01:04:43 - Prof. Collet Dandara



Editing by Mariana Vaz, https://www.marianacpvaz.com/

Research: Alice Matimba, Isabela Malta, Christine Boinett and Emmanuela Oppong

Producers: Alice Matimba (Senior Producer), Isabela Malta (Producer), Christine Boinett (Creator and Executive producer) and Emmanuela Oppong (Producer).

Host: Isabela Malta (Part 1), Christine Boinett (Part 2), Alice Matimba (Part 3 & 4)



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