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Learn more about Postdocs for Diversity in Science (PDS)

Published on September 14, 2021 in Announcements · Last updated 2 years 10 months ago


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Our Mission

Postdocs for Diversity in Science (PDS) is a community of postdocs at CHOP, committed to making science more representative, inclusive, and accessible to all. PDS aims to create an inclusive and welcoming environment at CHOP so that ALL trainees can reach their fullest potential. Additionally, the group is involved in giving back to the community and increasing diversity and inclusion through mentoring and exposing students from marginalized and historically underrepresented groups to STEM fields.

What we’ve done

  • How to Combat Racial Inequality, Social Injustice, and Health Disparities: A Panel Discussion with Philly-Based Organizations
  • Picture a Scientist viewing and panel discussion for Women’s History Month
  • First Annual Diversity Symposium: Striving for Equity in STEM featuring Manu Platt, PhD
  • Mentoring CHOP-RISES high school students over the summer
  • Job Shadowing with Young Men and Women in Charge high school students

Postdoctoral Chairs

Amaliris Gonzalez Guerra, PhD- Chair of PDS and Diversity Liaison to the CPA
Chimereodo Okoroji, PhD, NCSP- Internal Programming Chair of PDS
Donald Joseph, PhD- External/Community Engagement Chair of PDS

Interested in learning more? Please visit or contact [email protected].