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Women of Color Research Network

Women of Color Research Network

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Welcome to the Women of Color Research Network (WoCRN). The Women of Color (WOC) Committee of the NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers recognizes that women of color may face unique challenges to entering and advancing in biomedical careers. Some of these challenges have been well documented and described beginning with the historic 1975 paper by Shirley Malcom, et al. (Malcom, S. M., Hall, P. Q., & Brown, J. W. (1975) The double bind: The price of being a minority woman in science. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science).

The WoCRN was created to provide women of color and supporters of their advancement in the biomedical sciences information about the NIH grants process, advice on career development, and a venue or forum for networking and sharing information.

We encourage you to explore all that the WoCRN can offer and we hope that you will find this a valuable resource for facilitating the research careers of women of color.

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This page last updated: March 4, 2019

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