Empowering Diversity in STEM Leadership: Navigating the Grant Writing Journey

Mar 20, 2024

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

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The Office of Graduate Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is happy to announce the next installment in our Virtual Conversation Series, featuring Dr. Edmarie Guzmán-Vélez! Entitled "Empowering Diversity in STEM Leadership: Navigating the Grant Writing Journey," this conversation will center on Dr. Guzmán-Vélez's work in advocating for more underrepresented leaders in STEM. She will also discuss how to write grant proposals! 

Dr. Guzmán-Vélez was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras and her doctorate in clinical psychology, with a specialization in neuropsychology, at the University of Iowa in 2016. After she completed her PhD, Dr. Guzmán-Vélez worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Multicultural Alzheimer Prevention Program directed by Dr. Yakeel Quiroz at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. She is now an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, investigating factors that reduce risk for neurodegenerative disorders and dementia, particularly AD, and its mechanisms. In addition, she is a clinical neuropsychologist at the MGH Multicultural Assessment and Research Program. Dr. Guzmán-Vélez has authored over 30 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been the recipient of multiple research grants and awards. Dr. Guzmán-Vélez is also a strong advocate for increasing the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM, and is the co-director of the Sagrado Neuroscience Precollege Program. Visit Dr. Guzmán-Vélez's website to learn more about her work!

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