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SGT Leigh Ann Hester became the first woman awarded the Silver Star for combat valor through her actions on 20th MAR 2005, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

#Armyhistory #USArmy
While escorting a supply convoy near Baghdad in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, SGT Hester’s squad was ambushed by a group of approximately 50 insurgents armed with AK-47’s, heavy machine guns, and RPG’s.

#OperationIraqiFreedom #SilverStar #NationalGuard #Diversity #TRADOC
Outnumbered 5 to 1 and taking withering fire, Hester’s squad leader directed the squad to flank the enemy position in a nearby trench line and orchard. Hester positioned her vehicle so that her gunner could enfilade the enemy positions and dismounted. #WomensHistoryMonth
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The German Federal Minister @starkwatzinger's amendment proposals to the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act are an absolute slap in the face to everyone who's been invested in calling out current issues with German #academia and suggesting genuine solutions. #WissZeitVG 1/ Slogan from the ministry's webpage "Gute Arbeitsbedingu
For a start, much of the proposed "reform" is just hot air. E.g., Encouraging universities to give #PhD candidates an initial 3-year contract: Thankfully, most already do this and those that don't aren't going to be won over by a new "it would be nice if you could..." clause. 2/ Qualifizierungsphase vor der Promotion (R1): Ziel: Wir schaf
Nothing about changing the fact that the 6-year cap on #PhD contracts applies regardless of whether the contract is 50%, 75% or 100% FTE. Thus effectively confirming that doctoral researchers on part-time contract are expected to complete their PhDs in their free time or quit. 3/
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Some time in September 2022, I successfully interviewed for a Band 8 role. It was a secondment. I was excited. I've seen or heard of colleagues who've gone for secondments. It happens a lot in the NHS, its straightforward. It tends to happen relatively swiftly.
So I was busy obliviously dreaming of starting my new job 'soon'. Then HR conversations started! It turned out that because I am on a work visa, the Home Office rules do not allow for someone on a skilled worker visa to be seconded to another organisation.
There's a lot of data stating that BAME representation in Band 8a & above positions is very low in the NHS. It has been said, that it is important that we have staff teams that represent the populations they serve. This promotes better patient care & improves patient outcomes.
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With the establishment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in World War II, women entered military service as something other than nurses for the first time.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC #WW2 #WW2History #WomensHistoryMonth
The original concept for the WAAC was to assign women to critical non-combat roles and “free a man to fight.” They were expressly excluded from combat-related duties, and – as the name "auxiliary" implied – were not considered a formal part of the Army.
However, Army Chief of Staff GEN George C. Marshall experimented with allowing women to serve in a limited combat role as range-finder operators with anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) units of the Coast Artillery Corps (CAC) in the Continental United States beginning in 1942.
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Before the U.S. Army permitted them to enlist, some women, like Cathay Williams, sought to serve their country by joining the Army disguised as men.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC #WomensHistoryMonth
Born into slavery in 1844, Williams lived in an area of Missouri that was captured by the Union in 1861. Williams became a camp follower attached to various Union armies and mostly performed a cook’s duties through the remainder of the war.
#MilitaryHistory #Diversity @USArmy
Not wishing to leave the Army life, Williams disguised herself as a man, took the name “William Cathey,” and enlisted in NOV 1866. She was assigned to the 38th Infantry Regiment, one of the newly formed all-Black U.S. Army regiments referred to as “Buffalo Soldiers.” @TRADOC
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Next up is @VeyseyMartin @Flinders.
The problem: selection into medical school worsens inequality and perpetuates lack of #diversity. #IMS2023
How can we do better with selection into medical school? Pathways, Gateway programs, contextual admission.
Quotas and bonded places have lower success.
@martinveysey #IMS2023
How do we keep doctors in #rural communities? Rural exposure, decentralised teaching and longitudinal placements. @martinveysey #IMS2023
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"Women who stepped up were measured as citizens of the nation, not as women. This was a people's war, and everyone was in it."
– COL Oveta Culp Hobby, first director of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC)
A dedicated civil servant and lifelong advocate for women in American public life, COL Oveta Culp Hobby helped open the door to women serving in uniform in the active components of the U.S. Army.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC #WAC #WW2 #WW2History #WomensHistoryMonth
Culp Hobby’s service to the nation began in 1941, when she became the leader of the War Dept. Women’s Interest Section. She held this role until 1942, when she was appointed to lead the new Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), an Army auxiliary meant to fill manpower gaps.
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We recommend reading @CCriadoPerez's Invisible Women, about the ways policy development & impact assessments fail to assess the impact on women.

Equality Impact Assessments matter.

We have asked @TeamQEH to correct their EIAs to include the 4 missing protected characteristics. Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust Equality Impact Assessmen
Despite now having the correct list of protected characteristics in V3 of the @TeamQEH Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, the policy & EIAs do not cover those with the protected characteristic of sex as it uses the word “gender” instead of sex. >

#IWD2023 #SexMatters
. @TeamQEH was informed of these errors first in 2020 and has failed to correct the omissions and use of gender and transgender in the #Equality, #Diversity and #Inclusion policy and equality impact assessments ( EIAs). >
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We're delighted to be here at the beginning of our 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞!

The day is just starting @UniofNewcastle as we get ready for our excellent line-up of guest speakers.

We'll have updates throughout the day... 🧵
as we hear from Professor Iyiola Solanke, chair of the Unite Students Commission on Living Black at University, from @UniofOxford; Nicola Frampton from @StudentMindsOrg ; Osaro Otobo from @Halpin_HE ; Melissa Browne from @UniKent, Victoria Tolmie-Loverseed from @Unipol...
Rebecca O'Hare @UniversityLeeds; Jo Nuckley @oiahe; & Kerry Watson from #UniteStudents. The event, part of our 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 (, includes topics such as belonging, mental health, employee training...
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1/10: Let's talk about #WhitePrivilege. It's a term used to describe the advantages and benefits that white people receive solely because of the color of their skin.
2/10: These benefits include access to better education, job opportunities, and healthcare, as well as the ability to move through life without being discriminated against based on skin color.
3/10: White privilege doesn't mean that white people don't face challenges or difficulties in life. It simply means that they won't face additional obstacles because of their skin color.
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The U.S. Army Women's Museum at Ft. Lee is the only museum in the world dedicated to Army women, honoring their contributions from the Revolutionary War to the present.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC @TradocCG
The museum tells their stories with interactive exhibits and videos throughout the gallery, as well as film presentations in our theater, serving as an educational institution for soldiers, veterans, and civilians.

#WomensHistoryMonth #MilitaryHistory #Diversity #ArmyMuseums
The U.S. Army Women's Museum is also the custodian of historical material pertaining to the service of women across the U.S. Army from its inception to the present day, preserving, managing, and exhibiting these unique artifacts to provide training and educational outreach.
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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was a trailblazing figure in American history, serving her country as the Union Army’s only female surgeon during the Civil War and earning the Medal of Honor.

When the Civil War began, Edwards Walker offered her services as a surgeon to the Union Army, although they initially rejected her because of her gender and offered her a place as a nurse.

#TRADOC #AMEDD #ArmyNurses #CivilWar #CivilWarHistory #Armyhistory @USArmy @TRADOC
Although technically a nurse, Edwards Walker performed in a surgeon’s role during the early years of the war, and she served in field hospitals and at the U.S. Patent Office Hospital in Washington, D.C.

#MedalOfHonor #MOH #WomensHistoryMonth #MilitaryHistory #Diversity
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A. Wider definition of #pharmacogenomics
B. Pharmacogenomic #variation is common, we are exposed to many #drugs which require pharmacogenomic #guidance
C. There is increasing #evidence of #clinical #utility of #PGx
D. We need more studies on #diversity in #PGx
E. The time is right for #implementation of #PGx #personalised #prescribing…
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Second and last day of #PRIMSinDublin with an update from ExCo and CACL

@VeroGuarnieri opening the session there!

Among others, AIIC envisages actions to:
- Partake in #awarenessraising campaigns and attend events to raise AIIC's profile
- Build on the success of the PRIMS event in Lecce
- Foster language accessibility and #diversity
- Organise AIIC's 70th anniversary later this year

On to an update from CACL with Nazan Kiziltan (here presenting the rest of the team) and an interactive quiz to see how much we know about the language admission procedures 😅

The pressure is on!

#PRIMSinDublin #1nt
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As a society, we must ensure that the #AI systems we are building are #inclusive and #equitable. This will only happen through increased transparency and #diversity in the field. Using already "dirty data" is not the way

Using biased data to train AI has serious consequences, particularly when data is controlled by large corporations with little #transparency in their training methods

For fair & #equitable AI we need Web3 democratized & agendaless data for AI training

The use of flawed #AI training datasets propagates #bias, particularly in #GPT-type models which are now widely hyped but are controlled by compromised #Web2 MNCs who have a poor track record in #privacy, protecting civil #liberty & preserving free speech…
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I'm excited to have the opportunity to serve as Acting Director of the @Fogarty_NIH International Center and Acting Associate Director for International Research at the @NIH...
2/ There are huge challenges and opportunities in global health research including unfinished agendas in infectious diseases, One Health, pandemic preparedness, ⬆️non-communicable diseases, planetary health include climate change, and the need for implementation research...
3/ All needs to be done with increased attention to promoting #equity in our partnerships, addressing health #disparities, and increasing #diversity in our global workforce.

Please share your suggestions or you can @ me.
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Let's review @MayorToddGloria's previous #SOTCSD remarks, what he said- and what he did not say- and how people reacted.
1) 2022- He never mentioned how @SanDiegoPD routinely criminalize people for being unhoused and/or needing to use a bathroom
2) But @MayorToddGloria has pledged things like:
Transparency (see: Ash Street)
Fiscal responsibility (Also- see Ash St. $175M bond)
And equity (See: lack of #EEOC contract compliance)
3) #Homelessness & #Diversity? Not so good.
5% of #SanDiego residents are Black
20% of unhoused residents are Black
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Hi it's the very beginning of 2023, and if you're a #journalist who's never tracked the #Diversity of your sources before, now is a great time to start!

I track mine with a google form, that feeds directly into a spread sheet. Took 5 min to setup.
But but, you say, when do you look this stuff up about a person?

You don't, you ask them. In the interview. Some ask at the end, I ask at the beginning. I mean, I'm getting their name and job and title and affiliation right? Get the pronouns!
Then I say "hey, can I ask you some extra questions? I feel it's my duty to represent a variety of backgrounds." I tell them this is optional and the answers do not affect the interview and are private.

You NEED to ask this bit because they need to know they can opt out.
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Dear Geveret Smith,

I am writing to address some concerns that you expressed in your letter about the class #holiday activities held over the past week.

First of all, I want to express that our #PublicSchool loves ALL our #students.

We have a #diverse #student body, we hold #diversity training every year, and we prioritize being good #allies to our #Christian students.

Naturally, we were surprised to receive such a long list of complaints from you about our #winter #holiday #programming, considering that we go so far out of our way to accommodate our #Christian students.

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I was recently on a panel when an #hr leader encouraged folks from multiple companies to "bring their whole selves to work." No nuance; just an open call to show up fully in the spirit of engagement. Though well intended, this advice is reckless. 🧵/1
I encourage workers from disenfranchised identity groups to critically inspect these types of invitations, especially in the current macro environment./2
In this struggling economy within a charged political landscape; scarcity mindsets, short-term thinking, low risk tolerance and a laser focus on profitability are to be expected. These are not rife conditions for #diversity or authentic individual expression./3
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How has Bharatavarsha come to be known for #Diversity? What is the nature of #Tolerance Hindus have? How do we view ‘Other’ #Faiths? Do the Bharateeya societies need to be managed from outside such as ‘Secularism’ so that we dont persecute others?

A #Thread !

In order to respond to this, we need to start from the Civilizational fundamental - something that has remained constant throughout in all these centuries across all Bharateeya Communities.

Including the Jaina-s and Bouddha-s.

‘Purushartha’ is that Civilizational fundamental common across centuries.
- All have rights to fulfil their needs/desires (Artha/Kama - AK)
- Resource limitation leads to AK-Conflicts
- Dharma resolves AK-Conflicts
- Dharma is created & sustained by our pursuit of the Sacred

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A hypothesis on why #CSforAll remains so elusive in American K12 education (a thread):

“Career pathways” isn’t cutting it as rationale for broadening equitable participation in Comp Sci education across K12.

We need to reframe the need.


#iledchat #edchat #edutwitter #twill
The impact of computing innovations on society, economy, and culture - particularly in just the past 25 years - is undeniably immense.

Not one school, district, state, tribal, territorial, or federal education administrator or policymaker will deny this.

But, even as educational leaders can see as clearly as #remotelearning just how pervasively computing innovations now-constantly alter our day-day lives..

..we’re afraid, systemwide, to take on the question of whether to allow K12 kids to study that which impacts them, too. 3/
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Today at 11am PST we'll be looking at #LongCovid which studies show has potentially affected upwards of 23 million Americans. What are the symptoms? What can vaccines do? Watch the livestream 👉… @CaliforniaDep11 @MichelleCHC_UCR
Welcome to today's briefing, "Long-Term COVID: The Next Pandemic?" co-hosted by EMS and @CaliforniaDep11's Vaccinate All 58 Campaign.
Today's speakers include Dr. Nisha Viswanathan, Director, UCLA Long COVID Program; Dr. Jose Luis Perez, Chief Medical Officer, South Central Family Health Center; & Michelle Burroughs, Director of Community Engagement and Outreach, @CHC_UCR
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