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    CGS Comments on NIH UNITE Initiative
    April 8, 2021

    On April 8, CGS submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) UNITE Initiative in response to a Request for Information inviting insights and suggestions to advance and strengthen racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in the biomedical research workforce and to advance health disparities and health equity research. CGS recommended several measures intended to support NIH's charge to combat racism in the scientific enterprise, including programs to support graduate students whose research and career prospects may have been disrupted due to the pandemic; expanded mental health research; and grant opportunities to address the COVID-19 pandemic's disproportionate impact on minority populations.


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