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Past Research Conference

"Recruiting and Preparing a Diverse Group of Students for Academic Careers in Science and Healthcare": September, 2013

The theme of the 2013 conference was recruiting and preparing a diverse group of students for academic careers in science and healthcare.  Our speaker, Dr. Margarita Dubocovich, PhD shared best practices from her successful Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) programs at the University at Buffalo which are devoted to helping students and junior scientists develop into leaders in the sciences.  Dr. Dubocovich gave two talks, one devoted to faculty and staff, and another one devoted to students. 


Margarita Dubocovich, PhD, is Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Senior Associate Dean for Inclusion and Cultural Enhancement at the University at Buffalo.  Dr. Dubocovich is the Program Director of CLIMB, a group of federally funded initiatives supporting professional development for undergraduate students through junior faculty who are engaged in research. (read more)

"Creating an Inclusive Research Environment": November 2012

In November 2012, we hosted the first ever University-wide diversity-related research conference.  Our objectives were to understand the needs of scholars whose work advances the diversity imperative, and create a venue for networking.  The conference themes focused on the legitimacy of diversity-related scholarship, gaining inclusion into the ‘canon’, research subject recruitment, and publishingBelow, please find materials from the day. 

Keynote & Lunch


Roger L. Worthington, PhD, is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri. He is the editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (JDHE), and an associate editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology (JCP)

: "Advancing Scholarship for the Diversity Imperative in Higher Education"
Click here for audio of Keynote

Panel Discussion

 Panel Members:
-Edward Brockenbrough, Assistant Professor and Director, Urban Teaching & Leadership Program
-Kate Cerulli, Director of Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and Associate Professor of Psychiatry
-Margarita Guillory, Assistant Professor of Religion, African-American Religions
-Ellen Koskoff, Professor of Ethnomusicology
-Vincent Silenzio, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Community and Preventive Medicine, and Family Medicine

Poster Session


Click here for list of posters and presenters.