Minority Diversity Initiative Programs
BCM-HGSC program co-sponsored “There’s No Place like –OME” Genomics Research Panel Session at the 2008 Annual Society for Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference in Salt Lake, UT.
Front row, kneeling left to right: Cuwonna Peoples (PGET), Patrick Picard (PGET), and Valerie Harris (PGET ).
Second row: Voke Olokpa (PGET), Shaleea Bond (G/GREAT), Liezl Francisco (PGET), Dr. Murray, Rito Escareno (G/GREAT), Isela Garcia (G/GREAT), and Teresa Ojode (G/GREAT).
Third Row: Mike Eskander (G/GREAT), DeNard Simmons (PGET), Mike Fowler (PGET) and DeAndre Bluitt (G/GREAT).
The goal of the BCM-HGSC Minority Diversity Initiative is to interest minority students underrepresented in the genomic sciences in careers in genomics.
Underrepresented minorities are identified by the BCM-HGSC as African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and Pacific Islander.
Launched in 2003, our diversity programs are funded by NHGRI to provide undergraduate students and BCM-HGSC employees with research opportunities and helpful tools to pursue a career in genomics.