Wistar Diversity Equity and Inclusion
We are committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment with equal opportunities for all to discover, thrive, and contribute to Wistar’s mission of developing breakthrough biomedical discoveries to improve the health of all communities worldwide.
DEI in Action
Diversity in Science Seminar Series
The goal of the Diversity in Science Seminar Series is to highlight the extraordinary work, research and experiences of scientists who advance innovation, inclusion, and diversity in science.
Diversity in Science Seminar Series Featuring Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi
Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, is the Associate Dean in the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bottazzi, along with her partner Dr. Peter Hotez, were nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize for their work to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to people around the world.
Women & Science Program Series
The Women & Science Program highlights the transformative contributions female scientists play in basic and clinical research. The program celebrates the contributions made by women scientists in biomedical research.
Women & Science Virtual Event: Tropical Medicine Catalyzing Equity in the Vaccine Sciences
On April 27, 2023, Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi will discuss the patent-free, open science COVID-19 vaccine technology that led to the development of Corbevax in India and IndoVac in Indonesia both global access-COVID-19 vaccines.
Below are helpful resources if you are new to Wistar or the Philadelphia area.
- 12 Things To Know Before Moving To Philadelphia
- City of Philadelphia - Office of Immigrant Affairs
- Discover Philadelphia
- I Septa Philly
- LGBTQ+ in Philadelphia
- Living in Philadelphia
- Living Close to Wistar
- Philadelphia Latinx Resources - La Casa Latina
- Resources Help Philadelphia’s Older Asians, Pacific Islanders
- Visit Philly
Below are guidelines to raise awareness, learning, and supporting the use of culturally sensitive terms and phrases.
All grant and funding applications must go through the proper internal channels, and notify the Foundations contact and your lab’s Research Services Administrator to aid in the process.
- AACR Travel Grants
- The Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Program
- Diverse Voices in Science Journalism Internship
- Faculty for the Future Fellowships
- Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program
- Funding Opportunities for Women and Minorities
- Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program
- L’Oréal USA For Women in Science
- NCI Cancer Moonshot Scholars Diversity Program
- NIH Grants and Funding
- Pathway to Science - Postdoc and Early Career
- Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program
- Postdoctoral Fellowship to Promote Racial Diversity
- Prism Foundation Scholarship
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Diversity
- American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Diversity and Inclusion
- Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion
- Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)
- Out to Innovate
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
- The World Health Organization (WHO) Health and Equity
For more information about our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, contact at WI-IDE@wistar.org.
WIDE (Wistar Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) Council Members
|Livio Azzoni, M.D., Ph.D.
||Maureen Murphy, Ph.D.
|Jason Diaz, Ph.D.||Michele A. Schiavoni, APR, iCSR, M.S.
|Sandra Deliard, Ph.D.||Kristy Shuda McGuire, Ph.D.
|Mark Drinker, M.S.||Gelvina Stevenson, Esq.
|Amelia Escolano, Ph.D.||Italo Tempera, Ph.D.
||Jessie Villanueva, Ph.D.|
Jo-Ann Mendel, MBA, PHR
|Luis Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil.