HeroX Launches $500K Prize Challenge on Behalf of the National Institutes of Health to Improve Gender Diversity and Equity in Academia

HeroX Launches $500K Prize Challenge on Behalf of the National Institutes of Health to Improve Gender Diversity and Equity in Academia

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HeroX, the world’s leading platform for crowdsourced solutions and Base 11 today launched a prize competition, the “NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity” on behalf of the National Institutes of Health to improve gender diversity and equity among faculty in biomedical and behavioral fields in colleges and universities. Although there is a near equal number of male and female students in the biomedical science field and in medical schools, women are underrepresented in the faculty, particularly in the mid-career to senior-career positions and challenges remain in ensuring faculty members are treated in an equitable manner.



“We are seeking to foster more inclusive and equitable environments in academia,” said Janine A. Clayton, M.D., Director of the NIH Office of

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Survey: Skill gaps are top pandemic challenge for 1 in 5 small businesses

Dive Brief:

  • One in five small business leaders and one in three midsize business leaders surveyed in June by small-business software review service GetApp cited a lack of employee skills as their biggest challenge in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Business shifts caused by the pandemic changed required skill sets for 84% of the businesses in the survey, GetApp said in a statement. This has apparently led to increased emphasis on training: 61% of respondents said they would increase their training budgets in response to the pandemic.
  • The biggest skill need, cited by more than one-third of respondents, is network management. Thirty percent said web and app development was their top skill need, while 29% said it was social media marketing. The company surveyed 577 leaders of North America-based businesses with between two and 500 employees.

Dive Insight:

Recent research shows U.S. small businesses have begun a gradual, if not

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