Underrepresented Members Committee

The mission of the Underrepresented Members Committee is to promote full and complete participation of all of ASM's diverse membership at all participation levels of the Society with a special focus on racial and ethnic minority members. Please contact Lyndsey Van Druff at lvandruff@asmusa.org or (202) 942-9310 for a brochure regarding the UMC or more information.

Maureen Wright, Chair (‘14)
USDA-ARS-SRRC
1100 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70124
Phone:    (504) 286-4294
Fax:    (504) 286-4419
E-mail:     maureen.wright@ars.usda.gov     

Maria E. Alvarez (‘13)          
El Paso Community College    
Biology TM                   
P.O. Box 20500                 
El Paso, TX  79998
Phone:    (915) 831-5074
Fax:    (915) 831-5084
E-mail:  mariaa@epcc.edu

Tesfaye Belay (‘14)
P.O. Box 522                 
Bluefield State College
Bluefield, WV  24701
Phone:    (304) 327-4549         
Fax:    (304) 327-4572
E-mail:  tbelay@bsc.bluefieldstate.edu

Hansel Fletcher (‘14)
Hansel M. Fletcher, Ph.D.
Loma Linda University
Department of Basic Sciences
Division of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone:    (909) 558-8497      
Fax:    (909) 558 -4035
E-mail:    hfletcher@llu.edu

Diane Griffin (‘14)
Department of Molecular Microbiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Room E5132
Baltimore, MD  21205
Phone:    (410) 955-3459       
Fax:    (410) 955-0105
E-mail:  dgriffin@jhsph.edu

Stanley Maloy (‘14)
College of Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA  92182-1010
Phone:    (619) 5945142
Fax:    (619) 5946381
E-mail:  smaloy@sciences.sdsu.edu

Quincy C. Moore III, Ph.D. (’14)
Prairie View A & M University
Department of Biology
Room AF O'Banion Science Building
Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone:    (936) 261-3168   
Fax:    (936) 261- 3179
E-mail:  qcmoore@pvamu.edu  

Christopher Taylor (‘15)
NIH/NIAID/DMID/RDB            
Room 5045                     
6610 Rockledge Drive, MSC 6603    
Bethesda, MD  20892
Phone:    (301) 496-5305   
Fax:    (301) 496-8030
E-mail:  ct18m@nih.gov    
 

Mentoring Breakfast at asm2012

 
The Mentoring Breakfast will provide domestic students, postdoctoral scientists, and professionals an opportunity to discuss topics relevant to career transitions with committed ASM mentors. Sponsored by ASM’s Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities (CMIIM) and Underrepresented Members Committee (UMC), the Mentoring Breakfast will facilitate discussions about key career transition junctures, such as:

•    progressing to graduate school
•    transitioning from graduate student to postdoctoral study
•    postdoctoral students moving to a tenure track
•    entering industry, clinical, or government positions
•    alternative career tracks

Where    Marriott Marquis Hotel, Golden Gate A Room
When    Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 8-10 a.m.

ASM Minority Affairs


Committees


Committee on Minority Education
 
The Committee promotes recruitment, education, mentoring and retention of underrepresented and underserved faculty and students in the microbiological science (Education Board).

Committee on Underrepresented Members
The Committee serves to ensure that the underrepresented groups are recognized as valuable members and are included in all aspects of the ASM (Membership Board).


Committee on Diversity 
The Committee works to increase the visibility and participation of underrepresented minority scientists in the Academy and its programs (American Academy of Microbiology).  


Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities
This committee ensures that relevant microbiology issues that may impact minority populations or minority microbiologists are addressed in ASM public policy positions and statements; monitors and enhances the status of minority microbiologists in the profession (Public and Scientific Affairs Board).

Resources

  Faces of ASM/Faces on the Go
  Minority Microbiology Mentor Newsletter
  ASM's Minority Mentoring Program

Student Fellowships


Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship

The Fellowship offers a two-year tenure for senior-level graduate students from an underrepresented minority group to conduct research in microbiology.

ASM's Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowships
The Fellowship offers an 10-week summer program for students from underrepresented minority groups to conduct microbiology-related research with an ASM member at a sponsoring institution. Community-based programs at Tufts University School of Medicine in MA or Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY. Traditional program also available.


Awards


William A. Hinton Research Training Award

The training award honors outstanding contributions toward fostering the research training of underrepresented minorities in microbiology.


Conferences


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

The Conference is an annual forum for invited speakers, professional development workshops, poster sessions and exhibits for undergraduate students interested in advanced training in the biomedical sciences.

Annual Minority Microbiologists’ Mixer at asm2012



The ASM Minority Affairs Committees are pleased to announce the 29th Annual Minority Microbiologists’ Mixer at asm2012!

Please join us Monday, June 18, 2012, 9 - 10:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, CA

Dessert will be served. Cocktail tickets are limited: first come, first served

All ASM members are welcome, with a special invitation to minority microbiologists

Please contact Lyndsey Van druff by e-mail at lvandruff@asmusa.org with any questions

ASM Minority Committees

Committee on Minority Education
The Committee promotes recruitment, education, mentoring and retention of underrepresented and underserved faculty and students in the microbiological science (Board of Education and Training).

Committee on Underrepresented Members
The Committee serves to ensure that the underrepresented groups are recognized as valuable members and are included in all aspects of the ASM (Membership Board).

Committee on Diversity
The Committee works to increase the visibility and participation of underrepresented minority scientists in the Academy and its programs (American Academy of Microbiology).

Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities
This committee ensures that relevant microbiology issues that may impact minority populations or minority microbiologists are addressed in ASM public policy positions and statements; monitors and enhances the status of minority microbiologists in the profession and in ASM, in accordance with the ASM Strategic Plan; collaborates with personnel planning priorities regarding manpower issues as they may affect minority microbiologists and; interacts and collaborates with similar committees or groups in other scientific organizations.


Student Fellowships

Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship
The Fellowship offers a two-year tenure for senior-level graduate students from an underrepresented minority group to conduct research in microbiology.

ASM's Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowships
The Fellowship offers an 10-week summer program for students from underrepresented minority groups to conduct microbiology-related research with an ASM member at a sponsoring institution. Community-based programs at Tufts University School of Medicine in MA or Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY. Traditional program also available.


Awards

William A. Hinton Research Training Award
The training award honors outstanding contributions toward fostering the research training of underrepresented minorities in microbiology.


Conferences

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
The Conference is an annual forum for invited speakers, professional development workshops, poster sessions and exhibits for undergraduate students interested in advanced training in the biomedical sciences.

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