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Second Plenary Speaker for the 2019 Annual Conference Announced

Wednesday, September 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
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September 5, 2018


The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has confirmed Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D., as plenary speaker at 2019 NPA Annual Conference. The conference will take place April 12 - 14, 2019, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.


Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D., is a professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. She is the director of research and evaluation in the UW Center for Women’s Health Research, faculty affiliate of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research, and associate director of the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity.

Her research examines cultural influences on academic and career development, especially for racial and ethnic minorities and women in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with the aim of broadening their participation in STEM fields. She was principal investigator on an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to measure and test critical factors in research training interventions for mentors of ethnically diverse mentees in biological science. She is currently co-leading a renewal of that R01 grant to investigate and intervene on research mentors’ cultural diversity awareness. She is co-investigator on the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) grant from the NIH in the Mentor Training Core through which she is leading the Culturally Aware Mentorship initiative.

In 2011, Byars-Winston was selected as a Champion of Change by the White House through President Obama's Winning the Future initiative for her research efforts to diversify science fields. She received the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 2014 Outstanding Woman of Color Award and the 2017 John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research from the Society for Counseling Psychology.

Byars-Winston is an elected fellow in the American Psychological Association and a member of the STEM Equity Pipeline National Advisory Board. She is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board of Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW), through which she is chair of the Committee on Effective Mentoring in STEMM.


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