IMSR marks Black History Month 2020

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The Institute of Metabolism & Systems Research (IMSR) is pleased to invite you to an upcoming panel discussion and audience Q&A to mark Black History Month 2020, organized by IMSR’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion leads.

IMSR is a diverse and multinational research institute that carries out research in:

  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolism
  • Maternal & Reproductive Health
  • Quantitative Biomedicine & Systems Modelling

The aims of the event are to:

  • Highlight the contributions of the Black scientists to our research themes (both at Birmingham and beyond) through brief bios from each of our panellists on their career paths to date. The panellists represent scientists at different career stages from postgrad through to professor.
  • Start a discussion with our audience about the challenges of being a Black scientist and possible ways to tackle some of the issues raised.
The event is open to all University of Birmingham staff and students, no matter which Institute or School you are based in.

Black History Month event on October 23rd, 2020

Our panellists include:
  • Prof. Dale Abel, Chair/Department Executive Officer, Department of Internal Medicine; Director, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center; Professor of Internal Medicine – Endocrinology and Metabolism; Professor of Biochemistry; Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME), University of Iowa. Chair of the Endocrine Society.
  • Prof. Donita Africander, Associate Professor of Stellenbosch University
  • Dr. John Allotey, Lecturer in Epidemiology and Women’s Health, IMSR
  • Ms. Alicia Bossey, MSc student, IMSR

Image of panellists involved with the Black History Month Event

Our Guest Chair: Ms. Miriam Addo, Chairperson of the African-Caribbean Medical Society

IMSR EDI Leads: Dr Gaby Da Silva Xavier and Dr Jon Mueller

We look forward to you joining us for what we hope will be an interesting and important discussion, including lots of audience contributions! Sign up now: