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To dismantle structural racism in science, scientists need to learn how it works

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Fig. 1: Mechanisms of oppression.


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We are grateful to Lisa Goodman, Julia Stoller, and David Brann for their edits and feedback, and to PiNBAC co-director Taralyn Tan for information about the program. Qiu Chang Wu, Galit Lahav, and Angela DePace collaborated on creating the Identity and Empowerment in Science curriculum and Abigail Plummer contributed to an early version. We also thank the Systems, Synthetic, and Quantitative Biology Ph.D. Program at Harvard Medical School, as well the Harvard Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs, for their financial and administrative support. CW is a fellow of The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research. DSS is supported by the National Institutes of Health training grant (T32AI132120).

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Weinreb, C., Sun, D.S. To dismantle structural racism in science, scientists need to learn how it works. Neuropsychopharmacol. 48, 579–582 (2023).

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