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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's efforts on diversifying the neuroscience research workforce.

Authors
  • Jones, Harlan P1, 2, 3
  • Thorpe, Roland J Jr1, 4, 5
  • Vishwanatha, Jamboor K1, 2, 3
  • 1 Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA.
  • 2 Center for Diversity and International Programs, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA.
  • 3 Texas Center for Health Disparities, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA.
  • 4 Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • 5 Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Neuroscience Research
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2022
Volume
100
Issue
8
Pages
1545–1550
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/jnr.24852
PMID: 34085300
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Research innovation that leads to discovery in the battle against neurological disease and disorders requires diverse ideas. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, one of the National Institutes of Health's 27 institutes and centers, strives to reduce the burden of neurological disease and disorders. The National Institutes of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke is very interested in increasing the diversity of researchers by addressing the existing barriers responsible for the low numbers of underrepresented populations from traditionally minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and non-minority serving institutions (non-MSIs). This commentary provides insight on the persistent underrepresentation of racial/ethnic minorities entering neuroscience research careers paths, focusing on multiples levels within the scientific academy and the supportive role that both MSIs and non-MSIs play in increasing diversity in the biomedical research workforce. © 2021 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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