NIH Director Collins went to Kenya and all I got was

Aug 04 2016 Published by under Diversity in Science, NIH

...a picture he took with the 0.2%.

9 responses so far

  • DJMH says:

    Ok I looked it up. AMPATH appears to be a program for students and residents at Indiana U to go to Kenya. So, a photo with them was going to reflect the IU population, not the Kenyan.

    That said, it comes across terribly, given the consistent failure at NIH to support its own minority PIs.

  • drugmonkey says:

    This is about the optics. His stink.

  • Yizmo Gizmo says:

    Maybe Collins can teach Kenya how to set up a Biomed PhD system where 90% of
    the PhDs won't ever become PI's, and where 90% of the research grants
    are rejected. It will take a lot of obfuscation and misleading statements, but with a lot of hard work it can be accomplished.

  • Draino says:

    Too bad there's not more N so we can see if this is as bad as the Paul Ryan selfie.

  • Poke says:

    There are three other photos from his trip to Africa on Twitter. Are the optics on those better?

  • Grumble says:

    I can see where you're coming from, Yizmo, but in truth it's not Collins' "obfuscation and misleading statements" that is the cause of the problems you identify. The causes have names like Ryan and McConnell.

  • DrugMonkey says:

    Poke- yes.

  • A. Tasso says:

    I don't understand the complaint. There's one black guy, one guy who doesn't look "white", and 3 women. And Indiana is basically ALL WHITE. The only things he could have done better would be to include a Native American Indian -- I have never, ever seen a Native American Indian medical student, resident, fellow, or faculty member (unless you want to count Elizabeth Warren) -- or an Asian guy (but anti-Asian discrimination doesn't exist, who are we kidding?).

    So how much better could he have done on the optics?

  • SidVic says:

    A Tasso- He forgot to wear a hairshirt, of course.

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