Conversations about Campus Climate

For the spring session of Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society's biannual seminar series, we featured Sherilynn Black,  Assistant Professor of the Practice in Medical Education at the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Black is also the founding Director of the Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity for the Duke School of Medicine and has engaged in many diversity initiatives to support underrepresented minorities in STEM.

Her talk. “Climate Change: Expanding the Impact of Diversity Interventions in the Scientific Community” featured both her own experiences living within and reforming the STEM education culture and quantifiable results from targeted initiatives at her institution.

EE Just members, faculty and Biomedical Graduate Studies administrators alike had the privilege to gain constructive insight from Dr. Black's visit to Penn's campus.

Welcoming a Stellar Seminar Speaker

On November 10th, the Ernest E. Just Biomedical Society hosted Dr. J. Victor Garcia-Martinez from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for its biannual Seminar Series. Dr. Garcia’s lab is notable for developing a humanized mouse model to investigate HIV pathogenesis, human immunology, and virus-induced cancers. Dr. Garcia was also the 2013 recipient of the Ernest E. Just Award from the American Society for Cell Biology, which recognizes outstanding scientific achievement by a minority scientist. Members had the chance to meet Dr. Garcia and learn from his career path.