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Perspectives of Black Scientists, Science and Systemic Racism
March 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Okanagan hosted the third webinar in a three-part series discussing systemic racism in science.
This webinar featured panelists:
- Dr. Maydianne Andrade, Professor; President, Canadian Black Scientists Network; Co-Chair, Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence; Special Advisor to the Dean, Inclusive Recruitment & Equity Education, University of Toronto Scarborough
- Dr. Namandjé Bumpus, E.K. Marshall and Thomas H. Maren Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Dr. Emmanuel Osei, MITACS & Michael Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UBC.
The talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A.
About the Panelists
Dr. Maydianne Andrade, Professor; President, Canadian Black Scientists Network; Co-Chair, Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence; Special Advisor to the Dean, Inclusive Recruitment & Equity Education, University of Toronto Scarborough
Professor Andrade is the President of the Canadian Black Scientists Network, Special Advisor to the Dean on Inclusive Recruitment & Equity Education, and a Biologist at the University of Toronto Scarborough. With a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University, her fundamental research examines the evolution of behaviour and species diversity. Andrade was a Canada Research Chair (2007 – 2018) and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. As Founder and inaugural co-chair of the Toronto Initiative for Diversity and Excellence (TIDE), she has established a group of faculty knowledge translators who initiate conversations about equity and inclusion across the University of Toronto. She was awarded the 2019 Ludwik and Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize by the University of Toronto’s Alumni Association in recognition of the impact of this work.
Dr. Namandjé Bumpus, E.K. Marshall and Thomas H. Maren Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Namandjé Bumpus is the E.K. Marshall and Thomas H. Maren Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty at Hopkins in 2010 as an assistant professor. Dr. Bumpus earned a PhD in pharmacology at the University of Michigan in 2007 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular and experimental medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA in 2010.
Dr. Bumpus currently serves on the council of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). She previously served as chair of the NIH Xenobiotic and Nutrient Disposition and Action study section and an associate editor of the journal Drug Metabolism and Disposition. She is the past secretary/treasurer for the Division for Drug Metabolism of ASPET, and a member of the awards committees for ASPET and the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics.
Dr. Bumpus’ laboratory applies state-of-the art approaches to define the molecular mechanisms that underlie disparities in drug outcomes. Her many honors include the Leon I. Goldberg Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the James Gillette Award from the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers awarded by President Obama.
Dr. Emmanuel Osei, MITACS & Michael Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UBC
Dr. Emmanuel T. Osei is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Heart Lung Innovation, University of British Columbia (UBC) and an incoming Assistant Professor at the Biology department, UBC-Okanagan. He is a Cell Biologist and Biomedical Scientist who holds a joint-PhD from UBC, Canada and the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His research is focused on understanding abnormal cellular interactions in lung diseases (e.g., asthma and COPD). Dr. Osei hails from Ghana, west-Africa where he obtained his first degree. In addition to this, he has worked in different labs in Europe and North America during his training and scientific career and has been involved in leadership roles in trainee organizations at the different institutions he has worked in.