The latest issue of Cell features an article, “What does Juneteenth mean in STEMM?” a collaborative work by Black scientists in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). Keisha Ray, PhD, was one of the authors and shared an important reminder to Black professionals to rest and recharge, noting their often invisible work in their institutions. Ray concludes that, “Rest helps us control our own legacies, while also creating new paths for colleagues, students, and trainees.”
Dr. Ray is assistant professor with the McGovern Center and the director of the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration and Longitudinal Themes at McGovern Medical School. Ray’s promotion to associate professor with tenure was recently awarded and will take effect September 1. Congratulations again to Dr. Ray!