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Research and Scholarship

The goal of our Diversity and Inclusion Research Group is to increase the number of FAU student submissions to peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and symposiums. Faculty in our office mentor and support students through the research process, helping them navigate IRB approval and submission, collect and analyze data, and write and present findings. Students may choose to utilize data from our programs or create an original study.

We are always looking to collaborate with students, staff, and faculty on interesting research ideas. Please email Dr. Nirmala Prakash to begin the journey!

Accepted Publications 2016 – 2017


Rachel Tobillo
MD Candidate, Class of 2019

Tobillo, R., Prakash, N. Engagement in Practice: Unlocking STEM as a Career Choice for Middle School Females in a Rural School District. American Society for Engineering Education. Paper presented at American Society of Engineering Education National Conference. (Paper presented June 2017)

Servoss, J., Prakash, N., Weaver, C., Clum, C. The Challenges of Implementing an LGBT Curriculum at a New Medical School: Utilizing Community-Based Resources and Cross-Campus Collaborations to Meet Student Needs. Association of American Medical Colleges (IP- National Conference Nov 2017)

Servoss, J., Prakash, N., Oliver, K. Harness the Power of Collaboration: using complex and multidisciplinary teams comprised of both college and university constituents. Poster presented at AAMC Group for Diversity and Inclusion and Group for Women in Science and Medicine Conference-- Poster May 2017

Servoss, J., Smith, M. J. L. Leveraging Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS )to Successfully Diversify Physician Workforce. Association of American Medical Colleges (IP- National Conference Nov 2017)

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