HHMI devotes $2 billion to boost diversity in biomedical sciences

Written by on October 14, 2021

Saying bold steps are needed to improve racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in science, the influential Howard Hughes Medical Institute on Thursday announced a $2 billion plan to accelerate inclusion and equity efforts throughout the academic science pipeline, from supporting community college students to adding 200 biomedical science professors from underrepresented groups to the nation’s colleges and universities.

The new plan was years in the making but is being unveiled with a sense of urgency at a time of racial reckoning across the country and . . .

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