First EDI Director’s Speaker Series: Yvonne Thompson Maddox, Ph.D.

First EDI Director’s Speaker Series: Yvonne Thompson Maddox, Ph.D.

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Dr. Yvonne Thompson Maddox wearing a blue blazer, seated in front of a fireplace.
  • Event Date: 
    Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Event Speaker(s): 
    • Yvonne Thompson Maddox, Ph.D.
  • Event Host(s): 
    The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Join us online on May 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. ET for the launch of our EDI Director’s Speaker Series. With the purpose to foster greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), NIH and EDI aim to promote cultural awareness and provide learning opportunities for our community through this new series. This event is for NIH Employees Only.

Over the next year, speakers from across the government and the private sector will engage with us on a variety of DEIA-related topics. We hope you will participate.

Our first speaker is a voice familiar to the NIH community, Yvonne Thompson Maddox, Ph.D. Prior to her retirement from NIH, Dr. Maddox served in multiple capacities, including as the Deputy Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Acting Deputy Director of NIH, and the Acting Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Most recently, Dr. Maddox was appointed as the Senior Strategic Advisor for the NIH Path to Excellence and Innovation Initiative an effort aimed at equipping Historically Black Colleges and Universities with tools and resources needed to successfully compete for NIH funding opportunities.

For years, Dr. Maddox has displayed an unwavering commitment to health disparities research and advancing DEIA efforts at NIH and across the United States.

Please add this event to your calendar with this link: For CLP credit utilize this LMS link for registration.

Individuals who need Sign Language Interpreting and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Audra Nixon at or call 301-496-6301. Requests should be made at least five business days before the date of the event (i.e., May 3, 2023).

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