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MEDLI Fall Meeting: Changing the World of STEMM through Education

  • November 30, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Co-organized by MEDLI and LILRC

Dr. Shorter will speak on Changing the World of STEMM through Education from 10-11 a.m. MEDLI business meeting will immediately follow the presentation.

In this talk, Dr. Shorter delves into the crucial role diversity plays in shaping the future of healthcare and biomedical research. The talk highlights the importance of inclusive and representative participation in these disciplines, emphasizing the benefits of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. It will also explore how a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment can drive innovation, improve healthcare outcomes, and address the most pressing global health challenges of our time. Attendees will gain a deep understanding of the synergistic relationship between diversity in STEMM education and how it ultimately shapes a more equitable and promising future for healthcare and biomedical research.

Shayla Shorter is a scientist and educator with a Ph.D. in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis from Emory University and a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). She most recently served as Special (Visiting) Assistant Professor of Biology at Hofstra University. She is currently a Clinical Collaboration Librarian and Assistant Curator at NYU Langone Health/School of Medicine where she is responsible for developing and providing library services in support of the clinical mission across all NYULH locations. Dr. Shorter is passionate about making diversity, equity and inclusion key tenets of medicine, scientific research and STEMM education.


Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

Program Recording: No  


1. If you do not receive a confirmation email after registering, please contact Eliscia Cirrone, to check your registration.  

2.  If you have any questions regarding this program or registration and program access, please contact Eliscia Cirrone,

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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