• The Scientist Who Found Her Voice by Listening to Workers

    The scientist who found her voice by listening to workers

    Teniope Adewumi-Gunn combines her scientific expertise with her mission to help keep workers—from hairstylists to day laborers—safe and healthy.

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  • Doctors need better training to treat the climate crisis

    Doctors need training to treat the climate crisis

    Few medical schools have climate change curricula, leaving physicians ill-equipped to prevent resulting illness and death, or reduce their own carbon footprint.

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  • What kind of ancestor do you want to be?

    What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?

    Melissa K. Nelson contributed to and co-edited a new book of essays, interviews, and poetry by Indigenous and other voices.

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We are excited to introduce the 2021 Switzer Fellows! Learn more about this year's fellows

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Cell Mentor's Community of Scholars is a group of Persons Excluded because of their Ethnicity or Race (PEER) composed of postdoctoral fellows, early-stage investigators, instructors, and consultants with a common passion to advance scientific discovery while innovating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. They recently released a list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America on which two Switzer Fellows appear: Ayana Johnson and Regan Patterson.

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Fellows in the News

Sep 22, 2021
Karen Merritt was part of an environmental engineering study resulting in a proposed settlement to clean up mercury contamination in the Penobscot River.Read more >
Sep 22, 2021
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory tracks Earth's CO2 by measuring the sunlight reflected off of Earth's surface, as carbon dioxide and oxygen absorb light at very specific wavelengths.Read more >
Sep 16, 2021
A new paper by Grant Gutierrez, The Double Force of Vulnerability, reviews ethnographic literature of environmental justice (EJ).Read more >
Sep 16, 2021
The Law Students for Climate Accountability (LSCA) have released an updated Law Firm Climate Change Scorecard for 2021 . Switzer Fellow Camila Bustos is co-founder of LSCA, and Switzer Fellow AJ...Read more >

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