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Freeman Hrabowski III

When it comes to motivating Black undergraduates to embrace careers in science and engineering, few can point to more success than Hrabowski. Over the course of 30 years as UMBC’s president, he transformed UMBC into a top-tier research institution famous for sending more Black undergraduates on to Ph.D.s in natural sciences and engineering than any…

HHMI philanthropy devotes $2 billion to boost inclusion and equity in biomedical sciences

The influential Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced a $2 billion plan to accelerate inclusion and equity efforts throughout the academic science pipeline.

NIH releases a plan to confront structural racism. Critics say it’s not enough

NIH leaders unveiled a plan to eliminate a big gap in grants awarded to white and minority scientists and boost funding for research on health disparities, but critics say the plan is unlikely to bring about major changes.