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@27khv @john_sipher @AtlanticCouncil “States generally define lobbying as an attempt to influence government action through either written or oral communication…”… #lobbyist #lobbyists #lobbying
@27khv @john_sipher @AtlanticCouncil “…However, each state may have unique elements for what constitutes lobbying, exceptions to the definitions, and exceptions to those exceptions.”… #lobbyist #lobbying #lobbyists
@27khv @john_sipher @AtlanticCouncil @AtlanticCouncil site:“Driven by our mission of “shaping the global future together,” the Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan organization that galvanizes US leadership and engagement in the world, in partnership with allies and partners, to shape solutions to global challenges.”
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Directness & saying what you mean is important. The receiver also needs to be ready to tolerate this. Society & business places tend to prefer the passive aggressive so being direct does invoke blowback.
There is particular social cost to being direct & going against social norms

if your optics/demographics invoke mental models …say of expected discretion, “civility”, or “be kind” or “softness”


if mental model invoked is “angry Black woman/man”…
“Be kind” is red flag: it identifies the passive aggressive shushing/shaming people who are threatened by @candor & perceive directness as aggression. It’s a fixed mindset trait or a negative consequence when empathy/emotions overindexed in ways to block growth & learning.
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As a #vaccine & #publichealth advocate I *always* respond to any question with sincerity. Since I got put on lists of pro-#DEI/#equity/#BLM docs to target is anonymous accounts will “@“ me then when I respond in good faith it is tallied as my “harassing” = manufacture fake #data.
This is a deliberate anti-#publichealth #SciComm strategy to bully, harass (but then claim opposite), intimidate, & drive out

Sadly, it is successful

Hundreds of public health officials have left jobs, mislabeled by #disinformation smears

If do not leave on own
manufactured/fake outrage or drama or
internal lobbying relationships/political pressure
to get dedicated #publichealth officials fired

@KHNews #MedTwitter #NurseTwitter #ScienceTwitter #pandemic #COVID19 #QAnon #disinformation…
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This 👇🏽👇🏿👇🏻 This is why #BLM exists & why “implicit bias” is not only real but it kills

Why, when you see it, say something, do something
The system changes not by sharing tweets & hashtags but actions & consequences & removal of toxicity from the system

Follow #BlackTwitter
Above #MedEd #TikTok improvement: #citeblackwomen who lead this work (not only utilized the savior mindset of Black & brown as victims) #Blackexcellence @citeblackwomen center Black women
Send #SoMe traffic to Black creators & activists. #healthcare…
Take #sharethemic initiative. It allowed #Blackexcellence to speak thru #influencer accounts to large followings for a day. I looked at before/after numbers, it did NOT drive any additional traffic to the actual accounts of those voices. Resurfacing this:
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Those of us with immigrant backgrounds have NO idea what debt we owe these women for risking their lives so some of us can shop at Whole Foods with other suburban moms, then drive a Lexus home to ride on a Peloton, & think only our own hard work created this access to success.
Those of us who are Muslim have a partial experience of what it is like to be made the face of threat and danger and vilified.

…But “the West “still wants to “save” Muslim women… make us a token or mascot of saviorism & evidence of being a shining city on the hill.
In comparison, the black woman doesn’t have that opportunity to be paraded around as the most recent woman “saved” & celebrated - the tropes are universally harmful & exploitative/pejorative vs Black women in society/media + centuries of economic barriers/being exploited.
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The U.S. only ever led on “elite feminism”

elitist, controlling anti-woman American women will be the death of any small prior progress in gender equity

Women need to stop with the required solidarity or forced support of fellow women who harm

Actions matter, not anatomy
The maternal mortality rate, especially for Black women is appalling. Has American feminism ever concerned itself with deaths of fellow women? No. Count number of women in C-suite (who align with anti-justice incentives) and fight for privileged access of a few. Trickle down.
Even as a nation of elitist feminism, have these women, mostly wives of or daughters of, become President? No. That would require a woman having value or respected as an individual, as opposed to American culture of women valued or gaining access for their relationships to men.
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Institutional silencing of scientists & academics needs to stop.

Public universities playing politics to protect 💰 from state budgets comes at expense of academic integrity or protecting the public in a #pandemic that has killed >700K Americans, 1:500…
There is a false claim #DEI silences professors, academic freedom, freedom of speech. No, those who previously confidently said racist, sexist, ableist, anti-#mentalhealth things face accountability. Loss of “freedom of speech” =getting jailed/disappearing…
Having to hear “that is racist” is not loss of freedom of speech. Is identification of the content.

You can choose to feel “personally attacked” or you could choose to improve. Must identify racism as it drives harm, death, wrong dx

From @Health_Affairs…
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Dear @NIHDirector and @NIH,

I'm really worried we're going to lose a huge number of highly-trained scientists, especially women, due to extreme strain from juggling full-time jobs and massive increases in childcare responsibilities due to the pandemic.

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NIH has kept a hard line on NOT allowing reduced effort for PIs or trainees on NIH funding. This policy is NOT inclusive of women, many of whom have substantial care responsibilities.
So what are we hoping will happen?

1. Kids with scientist parents are neglected
2. Scientist mothers multi-task to the point of massive burn-out and psychosocial stress.
3. Scientist mothers quit work - taking years/decades of their training and future brilliant ideas with them.
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The day after my pregnancy-loss I showed up to work like …everything was fine. Did you?

[THREAD] #LeadershipMatters #DEI
After realizing the pain I was in, I communicated with my (amazing) boss that I was having a “medical issue”, which he never questioned (blessed). But to this day, I have never shared to him, or my colleagues who I spent the majority of my life, what I was going through. Why?
A. Pregnancy-loss, fertility are issues often not discussed in the workplace. Even though the impact can be physical & mental.
B. Most Managers are not equipped/trained to talk about these issues.
C. Most Companies do not consider these issues in equity & inclusion initiatives.
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Thank you for your patience! We are live! #ImmunoEquity is starting now! A flyer of the gender equity panel with the headshots and af
#ImmunoEquity we are recentering on all #MarginalizedGeneders and how the #Intersection of #Gender and #Race affect these demographics. 1/
#ImmunoEquity we have seen some increases in white and Asian women, but not in #Hispanic, #Black, or #Native women over the last 15 years and how intersectionality plays in this -Dr. @LabFairfax 2/
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Get ready for #ImmunoDiversity! Let us know anything you learned from this event! We're so excited and ready to build up this thread! #BIIW21 1/
Do we think #Immunology/#STEM stacks up as a welcoming and inclusive field? The general consensus is that #DEI in society is the same in #STEM, but at least we are having conversations around it even if action is slow 2/
Oh, don't forget to follow: @robclayrivers and @danne_phd as they discuss this important topic. 3/
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Today we publish 4 comments and an editorial that launch a new series: #DEI in medical research.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are critically important if medical research is to deliver on its goal to improve human health.
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First up, Folakemi Odedina @MayoClinic and @MarianaStern @USC present an overview of the challenges that scientists from underrepresented minority groups, such as researchers who are Black, Latinx or Indigenous, face in securing research funding.
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In the second piece, Marie Bernard and colleagues describe the @NIH UNITE initiative. This will change how the NIH funds research and recruits researchers, in order to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and medicine.
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My thoughts on the new #UniversityofAustin
1.) I get why people are concerned about what's happening in academia. I am too.
2.) I am not sure starting a new school is the answer
3.) the answer is for good people to come together and TALK about #DEI. #cancelculture #University 1/
The reason there is such a backlash is because people do not know how to talk about race, racism, and the intersections with gender and sexuality in America. So, instead they go on the attack. They demean. They harass. They marginalize. They deny reality. #CancelCulture 2/
American universities cannot become a place where the "diversity statement" runs the community. It has to be one of the spokes in the wheel that makes a university an open, free, welcoming, healthy space for academic freedom and discourse for ALL. 3/
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🚨🚨 New @AEI report: @james_d_paul and Robert Maranto release the first empirical examination of just how prevalent #DEI statement requirements have become in #HigherEducation hiring. /THREAD
Nearly one in five #professors are now being selected based on not only academic merit but also their commitment to a particular ideological vision—and, due to conservative coding schemes, this number may be even higher. /1
19% of job postings studied require diversity statements, while 68% include the terms “diversity” or “diverse” in some fashion. /2
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So the first thread I want to do is tech/applications that have made my science easier and more accessible. Some of them are paid (not always accessible), but I'll try to offer a free version that I've used that may not be as great but worked for me. 1/
I'm not paid by any of these companies and I am welcome to be corrected/supplemented on any of these resources from people in the community. Because we work together, not separately!! So LET'S GO! 2/
Science is hard. And trying to keep track of all the literature can be a pain so I have some resources for that. The trifecta: @RsrchRabbit, @zotero, and Excel Splicer worksheet. 3/
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As we strive to document a changing America, journalists at USA TODAY are committed to work that helps readers make sense of the world around them and better understand the challenges ahead.
In 2020, our company committed to publicly report our staff demographics each year. Here is where our newsroom diversity stands this year.…
"I am pleased to note that we have made solid progress toward our goal," writes @mwadsworth, publisher of USA Today and president of news at @Gannett Media. "Though our work is far from over, we continue our commitment to achieving racial and ethnic parity."
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A mis- and disinformation superspreader event featuring @DefendingEd @KidsinSchoolPAC @NoLeftTurnElana, which should cover #COVID19 anti-mask propaganda, anti-#CriticalRaceTheory hysteria, anti-#DEI falsehoods, and more #BucksCounty #PA01 #PA #Montco #PA @PSEA
For some #BucksCounty #PA01 context highlighting local actors, read "Anti-Critical Race Theory hysteria revives McCarthyism, Klan politics" where I speak with @jasonintrator who provides a historical perspective to things happening on the ground in #PA.…
Still waiting for these folks to denounce and repudiate the local #BucksCounty #PA01 Three Percent cell - the Proud American Patriots Network militia. Amazing there was going to be a paramilitary picnic with #Reopen folks. So far, crickets...
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📢New Featured Articles from @AEPP_AAEA on the 40th Anniversary of @cwae_aaea #DEI #women in #agecon
“How women saved agricultural economics” by @OffuttSusan and @jjmccluskey at…
“How women in agricultural economics expanded the profession's role in #foodsafety and #nutrition” by Laurian Unnevehr, @jacaswell, Jean Kinsey at…
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Fantastic to see this multi-author publication. The state of gender inclusion in the #POCUS community. A thread of highlights from the paper. 🧵1/7
In 1994, #JamesMateer trained the 1st American emergency #POCUS fellows: 3 women #BethThoma
#VerenaValley @mbphelan pioneered the field at @MedicalCollege. Despite the historic beginning, women remain underrepresented in #POCUS. 🧵 2/7
@ACEP_EUS has elected 6 women chairs out of 25. One of 10 physician members of @ACEPNow Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation Program is a woman. 🧵 3/7
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This is a heavy one. As I rebuild my life, God is helping me to unlearn this mindset of blindly tolerating the disrespect of institutions & the people that run these institutions. A prime example are institutions of higher education. Image
Now, there are several reasons why I tolerated the high level of blatant disrespect from my research advisor for so long, to the point of eventually BREAKING myself. COMPLETELY. And guess what? NONE of the “institutionalists” offered ANY help.
Haven’t heard a peep from ANYONE to this day! But, my GOD RESTORED ME. So here I am. Now, here’s the thing. I was wrong. I was of the mind, that since these people are more well learned than I am, went to elite universities, furnishing fancy PhDs,…
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A thread: This was admittedly not the warm welcome I envisioned when I joined @scbwi months ago as an inspiring children's book author in the midst of completing her first manuscript. I have long dreamed of being a writer & after many detours & an abundance of rich experiences...
I was thrilled beyond measure to pursue this dream in earnest. I enrolled in that children's book writing class at @gothamwriters I had been eyeing for years. After workshopping my first picture book draft, I joined the @scbwi to find a community of children's book creators.
To my knowledge, @scbwi was THE organization for all things #kidlit. Many folks in the industry had suggested joining. Why not? Aside from the fact that I often don't feel "seen" in such spaces & that the $100 fee felt like a "splurge" to an ECE who was between jobs at the time.
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Ensuring diversity -

Come listen to these wonderful talks in how we strengthen diversity -

I love the advice to have cross professional recruiting, e.g. include other #ACCCVT in recruiting physicians and vice-versa.

Make interprofessional practice a baseline. Implement this early and foundational to curricula.

Make it "a thing" to utilize the strengths of team members in care.

Respect the title! All have earned theirs. Introduce by title in front of the patient

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Important perspective below

When I was a foreign grad & trainee I bought into idea: I just needed to work 3x as hard to get 1/2 as far

At mid-career, my health gave out trying for:
“be the person you needed when you were younger”
& to protect students

this system does not work ImageImage
Editors of elite journal @JAMA_current question if medical racism is real

the business world gets it
published this on #minoritiesinmedicine #blackexcellence #blm #BlackLivesMatter

#MedTwitter needs #transparency & #Accountability…
why can’t elite journals that define #EBM & #datadriven #healthcare
like @JAMA_current

focus on OUTCOMES
as experienced by PATIENTS

Why focus on LABELS certain physicians don’t like to hear?

Am a former regulator
we need quality #data by gatekeepers…
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