We want more women and individuals from underrepresented groups to consider careers in STEM… we want a more diverse STEM workforce… we want to patch the leaky pipeline… we want more women and URM as professors and STEM researchers and role models. 1/5
But wanting isn't the same as doing. To do all this, we must ensure that the learning environments for all of our trainees are safe. We must foster a positive climate free from sexual harassment. Universities must strive to do better. But the NIH and NSF play a role as well. 2/5
Continued funding for PIs who sexually harass their subordinates and create a toxic learning environment is unacceptable. If you can’t commit to a healthy and safe climate for your trainees, then you should not be awarded resources that will enable you to continue 3/5
damaging the lives and careers of junior scientists. It’s simple, really. Grant funding is a zero sum game. In today’s competitive climate, some are awarded, but so many deserving projects go unfunded. Those guilty of sexual harassment should be taken off the field. 4/5
That’s why I signed: TimesUp for Sexual Misconduct in NIH Funded Science chn.ge/2wm2T5j via @Change #TimesUp #MeTooSTEM Thx @McLNeuro 5/5

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