URM Panel & Happy Hour

In May 2019, the Student Diversity Committee hosted an Underrepresented Minorities Panel and Happy Hour where professors and students shared their experiences and discussed their perspectives as minorities in science. Students and faculty then were able to casually chat afterwards. Future panels will address topics such as applying for job positions as an URM, creating more diverse workforces and environments, and implementing personal and institutional level initiatives to increase diversity.

Meet the panelists:

  • Amanda Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Yeka Aponte, Chief, Neuronal Circuits and Behavior Unit, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
  • Gregory Carr, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences and Lieber Institute