2023 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute 

A new cohort of 20 STEM professionals joins the country's largest community of emerging STEM leaders of color. The  Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) is the hallmark leadership training program provided by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). 

Founded in 2009 by Clifton Poodry, Ph.D. (Seneca) and Marigold Linton, Ph.D. (Cahuilla-Cupeño), both founding members of SACNAS, LPSLI is the country’s premier training for motivated underrepresented minority (URM) scientists, laying the foundation for them to lead institutional transformation.  

LPSLI is an intensive five-day course featuring small group exercises, keynote speakers, leadership development planning, networking opportunities, and extensive community building among selected participants. This year, the LPSLI was supported by the GHD Foundation and hosted by HHMI. Participants also received support from their current institutions, indicating these institutions genuinely recognize the value of their employees in attending LPSLI.

Linton, the Director of American Indian Outreach at the University of Kansas and past president of SACNAS said, “I was concerned that SACNAS’ PhDs were not going on to high-level leadership positions.  We created the LPSLI to produce leaders who will change the face of science.” 

This year’s institute is being held June 12 - 16, 2023, at Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Distinguished Scientist speakers include:  
•    Marie A. Bernard, M.D., Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Office of the Director, NIH
•    Ed Ramos, Ph.D., Director of Digital Clinical Trials for Scripps Research Digital Trials Center (DTC)
•    Robin S. Broughton, Ph.D., Director of Cultural Innovations, Center for the Advancement of Science Leadership
& Culture at HHMI

Our 2023 LPSLI Cohort includes: 



Of the >380 LPSLI alumni, many are now executive directors, program directors, assistant deans, department chairs, entrepreneurs, senior scientists in industry, and emerging science policy leaders. 

LPSLI is the first in a suite of three leadership trainings offered by SACNAS in 2023 as the organization transitions back to in-person programming. The programs are dedicated to building the capacity of students and professionals with the necessary leadership skills to advance their education and careers and to lead change at the highest levels. 

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For 50 years, SACNAS has been an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanics & Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and leadership positions within STEM. Today, the organization serves nearly 9,000 members and has 132 student and professional chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. SACNAS influences a larger STEM community of over 25,000 through outreach, advocacy, and production of the National Diversity in STEM Conference. Learn more about SACNAS on Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter.


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