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#ResearchDiversity Day

Successful research projects depend on recruiting the best minds. That’s why the National Institute on Aging (NIA) encourages undergraduates and young scientists to consider a career in research by offering training and education programs early in one’s journey. One of the key goals of NIA’s undergraduate programs is to support diversity in aging research. Supporting undergraduate research is not only a priority for NIA, but all the institutes, centers, and offices at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Black female scientist uses a pipette to drop liquid into a beaker, while her assistant is watching and recording the findings on a laptop.NIA has been hosting a #ResearchDiversity Day Twitter event in October for the past three years, promoting the different ways institutes, centers, and offices across NIH are committed to promoting research diversity. This year’s #ResearchDiversity Day is focused on undergraduate programs that promote diversity in the research workforce. This event, held on October 21st, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. ET, will highlight students who have participated in NIH undergraduate training programs and will showcase their research and experiences, NIH training opportunities, and more!

We’ll be using the hashtag #ResearchDiversity all day to share updates and will be joined by other institutes across NIH and organizational partners also interested in undergraduate research programs and workforce diversity. Please feel free to tweet throughout the day using the hashtag #ResearchDiversity.