Increasing Diversity in Radiology and Molecular Imaging: Current Challenges

BZ, Fite, Hinostroza V, States L, Hicks-Nelson A, Baratto L, Kallianos K, Codari M, et al. 2021. “Increasing Diversity in Radiology and Molecular Imaging: Current Challenges”. Molecular Imaging and Biology, no. Apr 26, 2021: 1–14.


This paper summarizes the 2020 Diversity in Radiology and Molecular Imaging: What We Need to Know Conference, a three-day virtual conference held September 9-11, 2020. The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) and Stanford University jointly organized this event to provide a forum for WMIS members and affiliates worldwide to openly discuss diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The participants discussed three main conference themes, “Racial Diversity in STEM,” “Women in STEM,” and “Global Health,” which were discussed through seven plenary lectures, twelve scientific presentations, and nine roundtable discussions. Breakout sessions were designed to flip the classroom and seek input from attendees on important topics such as increasing the representation of underrepresented minority (URM) members and women in STEM, generating pipeline programs in the fields of molecular imaging, supporting existing URM and women members in their career pursuits, developing mechanisms to effectively address microaggressions, providing leadership opportunities for URM and women STEM members, improving global health research, and developing strategies to advance culturally competent healthcare.
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