Latina Researchers Network
Celebrates Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month: Apoyando Nuestro Futuro
Join us for our upcoming programs!
Webinar: Learning from Latin@ Youth About Teen Violence: Perspectives from Research & Practice
Friday, February 20th 11am-12:30pm EST
To register click HERE
Co-hosted with the National Latin@ Network, this webinar presentation will bring together the voices of practitioners and researchers sharing their experiences from working or studying teen dating among Latin@ youth. Participants will hear the lessons learned from years of work with Latin@ youth in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Additionally, we will hear from the authors of the study “Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents” about the findings of their research and implications for practice.
Lumarie Orozco, M.A., Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
Chiara Sabina, Ph.D., Peen State University, Harrisburg
Carlos Cuevas, Ph.D., Northeastern University
Moderated by Josie Serrata, Ph.D., Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network; Latina Researchers Network
Plática: Supporting Youth Research and Service
Saturday, February 21st 4:00-5:00pm EST
To RSVP click, Google Hangout
This Plática will be an opportunity to network, share experiences as early career researchers and support one another’s work or research with youth. We want to hear your experience in starting this research program, the challenges and rewarding aspects, and your recommendations for young scholars and investigators. Come share your experience and connect with others with similar interests!
Facilitated by Miryam C. Gerdine, MPH, Latina Researchers Network, Networking and Mentoring Committee Chair
About the Latina Researchers Network: The Latina Researchers Network was founded in 2012 in response to the underrepresentation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced degrees and in support of examining the barriers and opportunities for advancement in research and academic positions. The Network was established to create a multidisciplinary and vibrant supportive community that can ensure the next generation of investigators has access to role models, allies and networking opportunities to succeed in academia. For more information visit www.LatinaResearchers.com or contact us at info@LatinaResearchers.com
Latina Researchers Network Webinar Series
Featuring Dr. Sherry Hamby, PhD., Director of the Appalachian Center for Resilience Research and Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South. She is also founding editor of APA journal Psychology of Violence. Read more about Dr. Sherry’s work by downloading PDF: 2015 1 Dr. Hamby Webinar
About us: The Latina Researchers Network was founded to ensure the successful achievement of Latina researchers and under-represented scholars. The Network is committed to bringing awareness to the challenges and opportunities faced by under-represented investigators, to showcasing excellence in scholarship, and to building a supportive community of diverse scholars and allies to increase the research pipeline. Stay connected! Get latest news and updates via our List-serve, Tweet Chats, Facebook Page and LinkedIn Group. For more information, email us at info@LatinaResearchers.com
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Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA) hosted their “Kick-Off and Recruiting Event” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month – their purpose, to engage new “Role Model” volunteers in HISPA’s Role Model Program. Role models, who visit classrooms and educational programs, dedicate their stories to show students that they too can achieve all their dreams.
“We must join forces and share our educational and professional journeys with our students,” said Dr. Ivonne Díaz-Claisse, Founder and President of HISPA. “We invite you to be the wind that pushes the next generation forward. Let’s commit to be active role models to our youth.”
Dr. Silvia L. Mazzula, Director of the Latina Researchers Network, was among the panel of leaders who shared inspirational stories of success and discussed the importance of volunteerism in supporting the next generation of investigators. “Sharing our journey with students is planting a seed of opportunity that otherwise may not be available” said Mazzula. The panel also included René Herrera, National President of Verizon Hispanic Support Organization (HSO), Antuan Santana, Operations and Community Manager at Microsoft New York Metro and Rod Colón, as the panel moderator, a career coach, author and radio host. The event took place at the Microsoft headquarters in Times Square, New York City.
Earlier this year, with the support of the Latina Researchers Network and others including ESPN, HISPA held its first New York City annual HISPA Conference titled “Take Action, Achieve Your Dreams”. Over 150 8th grade students received a standing ovation from nearly 300 diverse researchers and scholars with advanced STEM or social science degrees, as they paraded at the culmination of one of the featured plenary sessions of the 2nd Latina Researchers Conference.
“Our youth can’t be something they can not see. It’s also challenging to aspire when who they see does not look like them” said Mazzula. The Latina Researchers Network was founded to support under-represented researchers in higher education and in advanced research careers. “HISPA’s commitment to ensure Latina/o youth enter the STEM and PhD pipeline makes our work possible” said Mazzula.
About us: The Latina Researchers Network was founded to ensure the successful achievement of Latina researchers and under-represented scholars. The Network is committed to bringing awareness to the challenges and opportunities faced by under-represented investigators, to showcasing excellence in scholarship, and to building a supportive community of diverse scholars and allies to increase the research pipeline. Stay connected! Get latest news and updates via our List-serve, Tweet Chats, Facebook Page and LinkedIn Group. For more information, visit www.LatinaResearchers.com
About HISPA: HISPA is a New Jersey-based national non-profit organization dedicated to contributing to America’s future by inspiring Latino students’ academic performance and mobilizing Latino professionals to serve as role models in educational programs. Many of the professionals who have joined this initiative are in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. To date, more than 1,500 Latino professionals have become volunteers supporting educational programs in New Jersey, New York City and San Antonio. For more information about HISPA visit: www.hispa.org
Copyright © 2011-2014 Latina Researchers Network, All rights reserved.
The Latina Researchers Network is committed to showcasing the work of researchers and activist scholars and to inspiring the next generation of investigators.
Join us on our #LRNbeGreat social media campaign to help our girls and boys “see” what they can be! Together we can debunk the myth of what a professor, researcher, scholar or graduate student looks like!
Send your photos to Shirley Leyro at email@example.com or post them on Instagram (tag – Latinaresearchersnetwork). Write some key words for our followers (e.g., worked to pay for college; first generation college student; mom and professor; etc.,).
Let us all continue to stand in our own greatness!
See our #LRNbeGreat campaign at www.instagram.com/
Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA), with the support of the Latina Researchers Network (LRN), will host the first annual HISPA Youth Conference in New York City on April 4. The day-long event is themed “Take Action, Achieve Your Dreams,” and will take place at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Founded in 2006, HISPA places Latino professionals in middle schools to tell their stories and inspire students to excel and plan for higher education. LRN, founded in 2012, responds to Latina underrepresentation in advanced research disciplines and careers. It helps prepare the next generation of diverse researchers through access to role models and allies to help Latinas succeed in academia and research fields.
Network News and Updates Announcement
A Message from the Director
We are excited to announce Dr. Ana C. Sanchez-Birkhead has joined the Latina Researchers Network’s Leadership Team as the Director of Communications and Outreach. Dr. Sanchez-Birkhead has extensive experience in promoting the needs of under-represented communities and social justice advocacy.
Dr. Ana C. Sanchez-Birkhead was born in Costa Rica and raised in Northern California. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Francisco. She is a nationally certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and an Associate Professor at the University of Utah. Dr. Sanchez-Birkhead is a National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Scholar. She has served as a nurse and clinician for 20 years caring primarily for Hispanic/Latino families. She is involved in many community efforts that aim at eliminating health disparities and advocating for social justice. Her area of research focuses on the socio-cultural and psychosocial impact of health disparities and burden of disease (i.e. cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease) among immigrant Hispanic families. She has won several awards and has conducted and co-authored several research studies. She is currently completing data collection on a Community-Based Participatory mixed methods study examining the lived experiences of immigrant Hispanic breast cancer survivors and their families. Dr. Sanchez-Birkhead is a mother, wife, and “young” grandmother and is the first in her family to earn a PhD. She enjoys hiking, swimming, dancing, reading, and mentoring young people who have a desire to go to college.
Congratulations Dr. Sanchez-Birkhead and welcome to an amazing community of scholars, researchers, social justice advocates and aspiring investigators!
Silvia L. Mazzula, Ph.D.
Director, Latina Researchers Network
About us: The Latina Researchers Network was founded to ensure successful academic faculty achievement among Latina researchers and under-represented scholars. Stay connected! Get latest news and updates via our List-serve, Tweet Chats, Facebook Page and LinkedIn Group. For more information, email us at info@LatinaResearchers.com
Copyright © 2011-2014 Latina Researchers Network, All rights reserved.
Awards for Latina Researchers Conference Pre-Conference Program
The Latina Researchers Network is pleased to announce a call for applicants for our first Pre-Conference Program, scheduled to take place Thursday April 3, 2014. The Pre-Conference Program aims to support early career faculty members and graduate students interested in academia. 15 faculty members and 15 graduate students will be selected to participate in this unique opportunity. The program includes workshops and networking with successfully tenured faculty members and peers across disciplines. Awardees will also receive a Conference Registration Award to attend the full Latina Researchers Conference.
About the Workshops:
“From graduate student to faculty”: The workshop focuses on strategies for obtaining faculty appointments, including interviewing, preparing for faculty job talks and tips for a competitive curriculum vitae. The course will be three-hours in length, followed by a networking session.
“Strategies for navigating tenure”: The workshop focuses on successful tenure applications and positioning oneself as a competitive faculty appointment candidate. The course will be three-hours in length, followed by a networking session.
Read our eligibility guidelines and application information: Awards
The Latina Researchers Network is excited to announce Travel Awards for the 2014 Latina Researchers Conference in New York City, April 3-5, 2014. Travel Awards of $500 will subsidize lodging and travel costs to attend the Conference. Priority will be given to first author presenters who are early career investigators or graduate students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds in research and academia (e.g., are from racial/ethnic minority populations, grew up in a low-income community, is a first generation college student, or a member of other under-represented groups) and traveling from outside of New York City. Travel Awards are sponsored primarily by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Annie C. Casey Foundation, and contributions from other institutes and organizations.
Eligibility & Guidelines:
- Early career investigators must have completed their doctoral degree within the last seven years.
- Applicants must have completed the registration application for the Conference by submission.
- Awardees must pay associated registration fees and attend all conference programs.
- Travel Awards will be provided based on availability of funding.
To apply, please submit a brief self-statement (500 words maximum) indicating your need to receive this award and a recent copy of your curriculum vita. In your self-statement, please make sure to indicate: 1) current position (e.g., Tenured Professor, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Doctoral Student); 2) year highest degree was earned; and 3) where you will be traveling from to attend the conference. Application materials should be submitted as a single Word or PDF document no later than February 10, 2014, 11:59pm ET, to Dr. Josie Serrata at Josie@LatinaResearchers.com. Please include “Travel Award” in the subject line. For inquires regarding eligibility and guidelines, please contact Dr. Serrata at aforementioned email.
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Plática Series: Finding an Academic Home
Facilitated by Kaliris Y. Salas-Ramirez, Ph.D
September 20th, 2013, 3:00-4:00PM ET
This Plática will be an intimate conversation for early career faculty members.
To register, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PlaticaRamirez. Only the first 10 participants to register will be able to attend so hurry!
Dr. Kaliris Y. Salas-Ramirez was born in Puerto Rico. She received her BS in Biology in 2000 from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus and her PhD in Neuroscience from Michigan State University in 2007. Working with Dr. Cheryl Sisk at MSU, she determined that anabolic steroids greatly impact the adolescent brain by affecting social behaviors, while adults are not as affected. This work received recognition through several press releases. For three years, Dr. Salas-Ramirez was supported by the predoctoral APA Diversity in Neuroscience program as well as other individual fellowships. In 2008, Dr. Salas-Ramirez began a post doc at the Sophie Davis School for Biomedical Education at the City College of New York with Dr. Eitan Friedman and Dr. Victoria Luine at Hunter College, CUNY. Her research has since then focused on how cocaine exposure during sensitive periods of development impacts adult cognition and neural plasticity. She is currently an Assistant Medical Professor at Sophie Davis. Dr. Salas-Ramirez received several awards for her research on drugs of abuse and has several peer-review publications. She is currently engaged in several collaborations studying how chemotherapy can impact cognition and neural plasticity and interventions for cognitive decline which is funded by the U54 CCNY/MSKCC Consortium.