The Intersection of Diversity and Equity in Advancing Scientific Innovation for Everyone, Everywhere

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT), Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted health inequities not only within the United States, but also between wealthy and developing countries. Even before the pandemic, underrepresented minority populations were disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes. At the same time, we know that diverse teams add value and innovation to scientific discovery.

Join this panel of innovators and policy makers from different parts of the world as they share their perspectives on the role that attracting more diverse talent to science plays in advancing health equity. What needs to be done to foster inclusion in the scientific process, and to ensure that everyone can benefit from scientific innovations? What needs to be done to ensure young people from disadvantaged settings become interested and successful in science fields, innovation and entrepreneurship? How do we harness diversity of all kinds -- gender, race, age, geography, experience – to spur innovative solutions and drive better health outcomes?

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Moderator
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Global Head, Office of Innovation, Global Health and Scientific Engagement
Johnson & Johnson
Speakers
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Founder & Chief Executive Officer
LifeBank Nigeria
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Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer
Acclinate, Inc.
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Global Head, Office of Innovation, Global Health and Scientific Engagement
Johnson & Johnson
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Vice President, Medical Affairs
Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health
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Professor of Biology; Member, Whitehead Institute; Co-Chair, Biology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
MIT Department of Biology