Attracting — and keeping — grad students from all walks of life

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Oct. 5, 2022 | Duration: 1 hr. 33 mins.

Scientists who have varied life experiences provide different insights when faced with complex scientific questions. Increasing the number of and improving the retention of underrepresented and historically marginalized students in graduate programs is critical to the success of the biomedical research enterprise. In this webinar, hosted by the ASBMB Maximizing Access Committee, two academic leaders who specialize in recruitment and retention will discuss their professional experiences, program outcomes and winning strategies that are worthy of adoption by other institutions.


Don Brunson

Don Brunson
Assistant dean and director of Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Program
Vanderbilt University Graduate School

Kayunta Johnson–Winters

Kayunta Johnson–Winters, Moderator
Associate professor
University of Texas at Arlington

Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis
Assistant vice provost for outreach and recruitment
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Who should watch

  • Graduate program directors and deans
  • Graduate school admission directors/leaders
  • Academic department leaders
  • University administrators
  • Anyone interested in diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion in academia