Undisciplined: Fund Black Scientists

Jul 2, 2021

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Despite calls for increasing diversity, scientific researchers are still predominantly white. One of the main reasons: a substantial disparity in research funding between black and white researchers. This can affect scientists' careers in important ways. We'll dig into a new report by the National Institutes of Health, which promises to address structural racism within the scientific community, and we'll talk to a scientist who's fighting for change.

Lola Eniola-Adefeso is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Michigan. She's also the co-author of an editorial in the journal Cell, titled Fund Black Scientists.