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If you are a Latina interested in an advanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree or research position then don’t miss the Latina Researchers Conference!

Taking place this April 27-28 at the John Jay College Of Criminal Justice in New York City; the Latina Researchers Conference hopes to provide its attendants with network and get to know role models in the research field. Attendees will also have the chance to meet leading Latina researchers in health and behavioral science as well policy changing scholars.

In response to the underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) or in advanced research and academic positions, the conference seeks to:

*Increase exposure of advanced research careers in the academy to the next generation of investigators.
*Ensure underrepresented scholars are equipped with role models and networking opportunities to either enter or remain in the academy.
*Present the state of academia as it relates to underrepresented scholars and state-of-the-art research related to vulnerable populations.
*Showcase leading Hispanic women health and behavioral science researchers and scholars affecting policy change.

Featured Topics:

  • Evidence-based methods on prevention
  • Management of chronic illness and psychological distress
  • Immigration, acculturation, race, ethnicity and health
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Social, racial and cultural determinants of health
  • Traditional Healing
  • Policy research
  • Public health law
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Community-based participatory research

We will have a networking reception aimed at providing support in the following areas:

  • Securing Fellowship Opportunities
  • Establishing Mentorship
  • Developing Research Programs
  • Navigating Racism/Prejudice/Sexism/Heterosexism in Graduate School and the Academy
  • Balancing Family and work

Call for Proposals

Thanks to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, an Early Career Investigators Scholarship Fund has been established.  All poster presenters will be considered to receive a stipend up to $500 to cover conference expenses. Stipends will be distributed to early career investigators and graduate students.  Investigators from any historically disadvantaged background are encouraged to apply.  Please note that on posters with multiple authors, the scholarship will be awarded to the first author.

Early career investigators are invited to present qualitative or quantitative research that is relevant to the general themes listed below.  Please note, graduate students are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Evidence-based methods on prevention
  • Management of chronic illness and psychological distress
  • Immigration, Acculturation, Race, Ethnicity and Health
  • Racism and Discrimination
  • Social, racial and cultural determinants of health
  • Traditional healing
  • Policy Research
  • Public Health Law
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Community-based participatory research

For more information on submitting a proposal or to register for the conference - Click HERE.

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Marlyn Nunez

Marlyn Nuñez is a graduate of New York University, earning a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies. She also received a Masters Degree in Education from CUNY's City College.

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