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Research Seminar

April 12, 2023

Location: SB 156

Time: 12:00 pm

Presenter: Debra Dianne Murray, Ph.D.

“The All of Us Evenings with Genetics Research Program”

There are several barriers to academic career advancement and obtaining external research funding that co-exists with research productivity for many underrepresented groups. The Molecular and Human Genetics Department at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) will use the All of Us database to assist these groups by increasing representation, creating more accessible research opportunities, building networks in diverse fields, ensuring the success of all early career underrepresented biomedical researchers. The All of Us (AoU) Evenings With Genetics (EwG) Research Program at Baylor College of Medicine, a researcher engagement program, includes The AoUEwG Campus Seminar, AoUEwG Student Townhall, the Biomedical Researcher (BR) Faculty Summit (FS), and All of Us BR Scholars Program. 

Debra D. Murray, Ph.D., a leader in diversity and inclusion, mentoring, and research education, is a 2021 recipient of the Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award in Educational Leadership. As a MPI, she recently was awarded the All of Us Evenings With Genetics Research Program from the NIH All of UsResearch Program. Dr. Murray is Director of Education and Diversity Initiatives in the Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC), and an Associate Professor in the Molecular and Human Genetics Department and former co-Director of the Office of Community Engagement and Diversity at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). In this role, she focuses on faculty training and increasing diversity in the medical genetics’ programs. She is a part of the Engagement, Communication, and Education (ECE) Team that provides community engagement research and activities for the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) and is co-PI on a PCORI “Building Capacity in Hispanic Serving Institutions for PCOR/CER focused on Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19″.

Light lunch will be provided.