Do You Want to Serve on the AAFS Diversity & Outreach Committee?


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The Academy’s Diversity & Outreach Committee, now in its second year of service, is comprised of a Chair (currently, Nikolas P. Lemos, Toxicology) and at least five, but no more than ten, additional AAFS members or affiliates to serve on the Committee for a one-year term with a limit of three consecutive terms.

The Committee has come a long way in recent years. From our humble beginnings involving informal gatherings at the time of the AAFS annual meeting, now there is a Diversity & Outreach Reception (on Tuesday evening right after the Academy’s Welcoming Reception).  In 2016, the first-ever Academy-wide Workshop on Diversity was held during the annual meeting in Las Vegas.

Currently, we are working on proposals for a Diversity Luncheon as well as an Academy-wide Diversity Award. With your ideas and support, we will succeed. If interested in being considered for the Committee, please contact Nikolas P. Lemos to express your interest. Thank you!