2016 Latina Researchers Conference
Increasing the Pipeline for Future Scholars
July 13th & 14th – Pre-Conference Program
San Antonio, Texas
Hosted by University of the Incarnate Word
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
By creating a supportive academic and social network, the Latina Researchers Network is committed to eliminating barriers and advancing opportunities for underrepresented populations in research activities.
The conference included plenary discussions and presentations by renowned researchers and activist scholars. The conference also featured early career investigators during poster sessions and included networking events to connect rising investigators to senior scholars and researchers.
The Latina Researchers Conference brings scholars, researchers and aspiring investigators from across the U.S. to address the underrepresentation of diverse scholars in research activities and in academia. Participants include research scientists, academicians, higher education administrators, students and various members of professional organizations and research institutes.
- Community-Based Participatory Research and Evaluation
- Evidence-Based Methods on Prevention
- Immigration, Acculturation, Ethnicity and Health
- Management of Chronic Illness and Psychological Distress
- Policy Research
- Public Health Law
- Race, Racism, Discrimination and Health
- Social, Racial and Cultural Determinants of Health
- Spirituality and Traditional Healing
- Vulnerable Populations
- Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students and Faculty
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Research Careers
- New - Masters Level Paths to Non-Academic Research Careers
- New - Doctoral Level Paths to Non-Academic Research Careers
- New – Community Activists and Practitioners Implementing Social Change Efforts
- New – Culturally Responsive Program Administration and Evaluation
“Addressing the Climate in Higher Education: An Imperative for Individual Advancement and Social Progress for Latina/os and Underrepresented Groups”
Dr. Sylvia Hurtado, ME.D., Ph.D.
“Trends in Latina/o Policy: The Role of Activist Scholars”
Congressman Joaquin Castro
“Research as a Social Justice Tool”
Dr. Aida Luz Maisonet Giachello, Ph.D. & Dr. Jennifer Ayala, Ph.D.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: ACADEMIC MADRINAS!
“Staying the Course as Latina Researchers”
Dr. Patricia Arredondo, EdD, Dr. Christina Christie, PhD, and Dr. Debra Joy Perez, PhD
Dr. Azara Santiago-Rivera, PhD, Dr. Ruth E. Zambrana, PhD, Dr. Patricia Arredondo, EdD (Moderator)