June 24, 2020
Kinesiology alumnus Avelino Amado, who serves as Diversity Program Manager at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, appears among the "100 More Inspiring Black Scientists in America" list recently published by CrossTalk. The list commemorates some of the more established scientists, rising stars, and lesser-known scientists across many scientific fields. "With this list," the editors write, "we hope to achieve a conversation that allows conferences, universities, and institutes to realize that Black scientists are no longer invisible."
CrossTalk is the official blog of Cell Press, a leading publisher of cutting-edge biomedical and physical science research and reviews. Per their website, it is "fueled by a hunger for all things related to science, research, and publishing and is a home for scientists and science enthusiasts."
Amado earned both his BS (2010) and PhD (2019) degrees in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He tweeted, "Honored to be mentioned alongside so many amazing scientists!"
The blog notes that it has compiled a list of roughly 1,000 scientists that it will share throughout the year. "Our hope is to re-educate the scientific community on the need for scientists to be a whole community that does not promote racial inequalities, genuinely believes in the mission of inclusion, and accepts diversity as a much needed crucible for scientific discovery. Although we are weary, we must rise together."