In March 2016, Jackie Lavigne, Ph.D., M.P.H, Chief of the Office of Education, was recognized in Cancer for her contributions to promote diversity within the biomedical workforce at NCI and beyond. Dr. Lavigne collaborates with others across NIH to promote diversity through a number of outreach, recruitment, and retention programs. In 2015, she was awarded the NCI Leading Diversity Award for her efforts.
“It’s really important that we increase the diversity of our workforce and offer opportunities to everyone in a nondiscriminatory way,” Dr. Lavigne said in the Cancer interview.
In addition, the Cancer article highlights other leaders at the NCI and outside institutions who seek to improve workforce diversity through various programs and initiatives.