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COVID-19 Impacts on Minoritized Scientists Series

On-Demand Series Presented by ABRCMS Online. Funded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Managed by American Society for Microbiology. Registration is free. Available for on-demand viewing starting July 1, 2020.

The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed the academic and research experience for scientists, and is sure to impact marginalized and minoritized populations. This 5-part series offers guidance and perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on the training, scientific maturation, and career progression of BIPOC in the biomedical sciences.

Audience: Students (all levels), postdoctoral scientists, early/mid-career professionals, faculty, program directors/administrators.

This series in only a fraction of the content presented by ABRCMS Online. Please click here to view all content in ABRCMS Online.

**Note: This is an on-demand and self-study series.

Research Experience in the Time of COVID-19
With many programs not offering research experiences this summer, how can you still get the benefits of research experience? This series will provide resources, activities, and strategies within the ABRCMS network to consider for remote summer research opportunities.

Research Careers and the COVID-19 Impacts on BIPOC Students

The current pandemic has long-ranging implications for research careers and scientific progression of trainees at all levels. This series will present current research, resources, and perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on diversity in the biomedical sciences.

Mental and Emotional Health of BIPOC Students during COVID-19
Of all the impacts of COVID-19, minoritized student populations stand to be disproportionately affected by rapid changes. This series will explore research, resources, and perspectives on working with minoritized students and supporting their mental and emotional health.

Implicit Bias in the Time of COVID-19
During times of crisis, incidents of implicit bias may be more pronounced—especially given the rapidly changing landscape for internships and jobs. This series will analyze current research, best practices, and perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on implicit bias in the biomedical sciences.

The Changing Grant Landscape for BIPOC Scientists

The current pandemic is certain to change grant priorities and opportunities for BIPOC scientists. This series will provide perspectives on the changing grant landscape and explore emerging opportunities for BIPOC scientists.

In this virtual format, you will have access to the following on-demand content:
  • Panel discussions with invited speakers
  • Expert presentations by invited speakers
  • Discussions/perspectives from leaders in the biomedical sciences
  • Relevant articles from biomedical scientists
  • Supplemental resources from the scientific community
We will also hold live Q&A sessions via social media (Twitter, Instagram, Reddit AMA, YouTube). Please see each section to find out when live Q&A sessions are being held.

  • To register, add this "course" to your purchase cart. Check out and purchase by clicking on the cart in the upper right of your screen. Note: The course is free, however you will still need to "purchase" to register.
  • Access to this purchase through your ASM Events Online account expires on November 10, 2020, 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
  • Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email and receipt from Please check your spam folder if it did not arrive.
  • On the day of event opening (July 1), you will be able to access all on-demand content through this "course" in your ASM Events Online account. Event links will appear in this course during the week prior to opening, however they will not be active until July 1.
  • Please also complete the pre-event survey. You must complete the pre-event survey to access the live Q&As or recorded content.


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