NIH Director Francis Collins Will No Longer Participate In All-Male Panels At Conferences, Challenges Other Science Leaders To Do Same

Washington Post: NIH director will no longer speak on all-male science panels
“The head of the National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday that he would no longer appear on all-male panels at public scientific meetings, saying the effort to include women and other underrepresented people ‘must begin at the top.’ In a statement released by the NIH, the nation’s premier biomedical institution, Director Francis S. Collins said ‘it is time to end the tradition in science of all-male speaking panels, sometimes wryly referred to as “manels.”‘ … Collins speaks about 125 times annually, according to the NIH, often as a keynote speaker but sometimes as part of a panel…” (Bernstein, 6/12).

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