• 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

Jul 22, 2021
“To be honest, I find the amount of outdoor cats and window strikes way more alarming for birds and bird populations than this disease,” Leppold said in the Central Maine News.Read more >
Jul 22, 2021
Kimberley Miner has accepted a role as Systems Scientist with the new Earth Systems Observatory at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA is working with countries around the world to pioneer the Earth...Read more >
Jul 14, 2021
Nick Jensen has been advocating against the proposed Centennial housing development in the wildlands of California. He was interviewed in the Guardian on a recent legal victory against the project.Read more >
Jul 13, 2021
Camila Bustos, 2020 Switzer Fellow, was interviewed in the A Matter of Degrees podcast on how law firms, consultants and PR agencies enable dirty energy.Read more >

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