FAIR News: Success at the NIH
Dear Friends of FAIR,
On November 30th last year, FAIR Legal, in partnership with FAIR in Medicine, wrote a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) subagency, Cellular Senescence Network (“SenNet”) based on a FAIR Transparency report we received about SenNet’s Consortium Underrepresented Student Program (CUSP) summer internship. The CUSP internship propels current undergraduate aspiring researchers to lofty heights with exclusive mentorship opportunities, researching at elite institutions such as MIT, Columbia University, Yale University and many others. CUSP offers participants a stipend, housing, and travel and technology assistance as part of the program. Unfortunately, the application for the internship made clear that only students who identify as "underrepresented" were eligible to apply.
We are thrilled to report that since receiving FAIR’s letter, the NIH has revised the application requirements for the SenNet internship this summer to make it clear that all students are eligible to apply, and that their selection process must be devoid of any preferences based on unlawful discrimination. The page now states:
We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, including individuals from populations underrepresented in the clinical and biological sciences, such as underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and women.
We are so encouraged by this positive development as we kick off 2024, and we look forward to sharing more success stories with you all in the coming months. If you or someone you know might be interested in applying for the CUSP internship program, you can direct them here.
The Team at FAIR
FAIR is proud to announce our newest addition to our advisory board: Nadine Strossen. New York Law School Professor Emerita Nadine Strossen, past national President of the American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008), is a Senior Fellow with FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression) and a frequent speaker/media commentator on constitutional law and civil liberties who has testified before Congress on multiple occasions. She is the author of HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship (2018) and Free Speech: What Everyone Needs to Know (2023). Welcome, Nadine!
The WHO and the Era of Global Response: New Transgender Guidelines
Join FAIR in Medicine TODAY January 4th from 5-6pm EST Dr. Susan Bewly, world-renowned expert on guideline development, and Jamie Reed from the LGBT Courage Coalition to discuss WHO’s 2024 Transgender Health Guidelines. These Guidelines affect international healthcare policy regulations globally, including in the U.S. Learn how the Guidelines are being formulated and how the process and content can be improved. To find out more about the WHO Guidelines and the international coalition of concerned citizens, please review the petition WHO Decides. The deadline to sign the petition is TOMORROW, Friday, January 5th.
Standing Up to Racial Discrimination and Ideological Orthodoxy on Campus
Join FAIR Legal on Tuesday January 16th at 6pm EST for this next installment of our Legal Case Updates webinar series, where we bring you updates on the legal cases that FAIR is supporting! For this upcoming webinar, we are excited to be joined by Dr. Zack De Piero, former professor at Penn State University, and his counsel, FAIR network attorney Michael Allen.
How to Star-Man: Using Compassion to Cure our Divided Discourse
Join FAIR Board member Angel Eduardo and the Institute for Liberal Values on Tuesday, January 16th from 7-8pm EST for its January Liberal Values Laboratory. Start the New Year off with the tools and tactics to help you have more meaningful and productive disagreements.
Countering California’s Gender Ideology Laws
Join FAIR in Medicine Thursday, January 25th at 8pm EST for a conversation with Erin Friday, Attorney, California mother, Co-Lead of Our Duty-USA, an advocacy group raising awareness of the harms of the gender industry, and executive committee member for Protect Kids California. California plays an important role in setting legislative agendas across our country and has been at the forefront of passing legislation that places adult decisions in minor’s hands. As the Western Region Lead of Our Duty, Erin is challenging regressive policies in a progressive state. Join us to learn about Erin’s inspiring work to safeguard children in California.
Watch FAIR in Medicine’s most recent webinar featuring special guest moderator Leslie Elliott, with Sasha Ayad, Lisa Marchiano, and Stella O’Malley for a discussion of their new book When Kids Say They’re Trans: A Guide for Thoughtful Parents. Hear about their experiences as professionals working in the field and their specific advice for parents with gender-questioning children who do not believe that hasty medical intervention is the best path forward.
Antisemitism on Campus: Balancing Student Safety and Civil Liberties
Watch FAIR’s webinar featuring panelists Nadine Strossen, Jeffrey Lax, and Sahar Tartak. Moderated by FAIR Advisor Jonathan Kay.
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