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Understanding Interventions that Encourage Minorities to Pursue Research Careers: Summary of a Workshop
Setting the Context: Factors Affecting Career Choiceand Training
This session will look at the underlying issues of career choice from the perspective of different disciplines, such as psychology, higher education studies, and economics. The session will emphasize the systems aspect of students’ decision-making process, the way that many different factors contribute, and highlight different approaches to these questions.
Session Chair: Carol B. Muller (Committee Member), Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer,MentorNet
Robert W. Lent, Professor of Counseling andPersonnel Services and Co-Director, CounselingPsychology Program, College of Education, Universityof Maryland, College Park
Claude Steele, Director, Center for Advanced Studyin the Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Psychology andLucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences, StanfordUniversity
Michael T. Nettles, Senior Vice President and EdmundW. Gordon Chair of the Policy Evaluation and ResearchCenter, Educational Testing Service
Anne Preston, Associate Professor of Economics,Haverford College
Setting the Context: Responses and Discussion
Session Chair: Karen Kashmanian Oates (Committee Member), Provost and Professor of Biochemistry,Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Orlando L. Taylor, Vice Provost for Research, Dean ofthe Graduate School, and Professor of Communication,Howard University
Remarks from NIGMS Director
Jeremy M. Berg, Director, National Institute ofGeneral Medical Sciences, NIH