• By Sharon Theimer

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayo Clinic Director of Diversity and Inclusion Takes Part in White House Forum on Diversity in STEM Workforce

June 22, 2015

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WASHINGTONMayo Clinic is participating in the White House Forum on Excellence and Innovation through Diversity in the STEM Workforce. Participants will meet tonight and Tuesday to discuss their organizations’ efforts to increase diversity among science, technology, engineering and math professionals. Sharonne Hayes, M.D., director of diversity and inclusion at Mayo, calls medicine the “extra M” in STEM; as an academic medical center focused on health care, research and education, Mayo offers a wide range of STEM-related employment and is working to increase diversity.

WHO:     Sharonne Hayes, M.D., director of diversity and inclusion at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.   

WHAT:  The White House Forum on Excellence and Innovation through Diversity in the STEM Workforce, sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the White House Council on Women and Girls. Participants will discuss the state of diversity in science, technology, engineering and math jobs, how to measure it, and challenges and best practices as organizations work to increase diversity.

WHERE: Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington.

WHEN:    Monday, June 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET; Tuesday, June 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Dr. Hayes will be available for phone interviews during and after the forum.

MEDIA CONTACT:
For an interview with Dr. Hayes, please contact Sharon Theimer at 507-284-5005 or newsbureau@mayo.edu.