Take Two Steps to Improve Your Skills and Advance Your Career. Learn More with AAMC.

Join your peers at the AAMC’s events designed for early career minority faculty.

September 15-18, 2016
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX

Step 1:
Grant Writers Pre-Conference Workshop: How to Improve Your Grantsmanship
Do you intend to submit a competitive proposal for funding? AAMC’s Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards is designed for faculty who are actively working on a K or R NIH grant proposal. Participants will receive direct hands-on assistance with proposal preparation on -site as well continued support through on-going virtual meetings over a 2-3 month period to strengthen their proposals.

This pre-conference workshop is taking place on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and participation is limited. The deadline for applications is Thursday, June 29, 2016. Apply Now!

Step 2:
Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar: Chart Your Career Path
Come join your peers and academic medicine thought leaders from all over North America for the Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar (MinFac). This professional development opportunity is specifically tailored for early career junior faculty: senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors; and post docs (MD, MD/PhDs and PhDs) approaching or currently at the assistant professor level who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine. Register Now!

This 3-day program includes:
• Opportunities to build your network through formal and informal networking activities
• Workshops to hone your communication skills and navigate sensitive topics
• Develop skills that can help you achieve appointment, promotion, and tenure in academic medicine
• Advance in core competencies like writing and submitting grants, planning and executing


Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA
Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer
Children’s National Medical Center

Darrell Kirch, MD
President and CEO
Association of American Medical Colleges

Decide today to chart your career path, hear from dynamic speakers, and take the next steps forward toward leadership in academic medicine.

Register by August 10, 2016 and Save with the Early Bird Discount.

Register Now. Spaces are limited, and registration will be closed once the seminar is filled.

Registration Process: The registration process for the 2016 Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar includes (a) a letter of support from your department chair, division chief or dean, (b) completion of a pre-seminar survey, and (c) selection of breakout sessions. Please review the Letter of Support Requirements (LOS) in order to upload a LOS as part of the registration process.

Hotel Reservations: Please note that you must register for the seminar prior to booking your hotel accommodations, and you are responsible for booking your own reservations. Reservations must be made by August 24, 2016. Housing information can be found on the meeting website.

Make plans today to join your colleagues in San Antonio, Texas!

For more information, contact:
Program Information: Tai Conley
Conference Logistics: Shayna Kritz
Conference Registration: Debra K. Hollins

[posted 6/20/2016]

The full Request for Applications is now available online!
Prospective applicants are requested to submit a Letter of Intent for the AHA Obesity Network on or before August 25, 2016. Letters of Intent may be submitted via Grants@Heart beginning on June 20, 2016. View the Letter of Intent Instructions for more details.
While a Letter of Intent is not required in order to submit a subsequent full application and does not enter into the review of said subsequent application; the information provided in a Letter of Intent allows AHA staff to estimate the potential peer review workload and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the peer review process. It also allows AHA to provide potential applicants with updated information about the application process if necessary.
For more information, including the full request for applications, visit the Obesity Research Network website.

[posted 6/20/2016]

Submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the 9th Annual Conference, December 14-15, 2016 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. A forum for discussing the science of dissemination and implementation, the 9th Annual Conference aims to grow the research base by bridging the gap between evidence, practice, and policy in health and medicine.

The abstract solicitation and conference structure have been designed to focus our thinking and discussion on the highest priorities for dissemination and implementation science now and in the future to help optimize health and health care in the U.S. and elsewhere. Given the breadth of the field and the importance of maximizing opportunities for participants to follow consistent themes throughout the concurrent sessions of the meeting, we are including nine thematic tracks to organize the conference agenda.


  • Behavioral Health
  • Big Data and Technology for Dissemination & Implementation Research
  • Clinical (i.e., Primary, Specialty, Hospital, etc.) Care Settings
  • Global Dissemination & Implementation
  • Health Policy Dissemination and Implementation
  • Models, Measures, and Methods
  • Precision Medicine
  • Prevention and Public Health
  • Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities

Abstract Submission Deadline: August 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST

[posted 6/15/2016]

[posted 3/28/2016]

If you wish to join an exciting learning collaborative of dissemination and implementation (D & I) researchers, we invite you to apply to our program entitled: Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC). We invite applications from doctorally-trained individuals (PhDs, MDs) whose wish to focus on D & I research in the areas of cancer and chronic disease prevention, early detection, and survivorship.

Most of the fellows will be individuals in early career stages, but some will be mid-career scholars who want to pursue D&I research in cancer. Diverse scholars from a range of disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participation in this program is two years. Program includes on-site training June 6th-10th, 2016 as well as continued mentoring during project development. Applications for the training program are due January 11th 2016.

For more information and application materials, visit:


Or email Maggie Padek at mtdirc@brownschool.wustl.edu

[Posted: 12/14/2015.]

Lisa Evans, JD, wanted to alert you to a Request for Information (RFI): Strategies to Enhance Diversity in the Physician-Scientist Workforce, NOT-OD-16-027, http://acd.od.nih.gov/reports/PSW_Report_ACD_06042014.pdf). Recommendation 8, which is the focus of the RFI, stated:

NIH should intensify its efforts to increase diversity in the physician-scientist workforce. This Working Group recognized major deficiencies of the physician-scientist workforce with regard to diversity.

The report contained few proposed actions or strategies. As part of the internal implementation strategy last year, we have been gathering as much information as possible on the unique trajectories, potential systematic or structural barriers, and successful strategies that might be undertaken to enhance the diversity of the PSW. The hope is that armed with qualitative and quantitative information, NIH will be in a position to develop and pilot strategies to enhance the participation of underrepresented populations in the PSW. We anticipate that such strategies will have broad applications.

Please note that the response date is December 28, 2015. Feel free to circulate the RFI to others who may be interested in providing their perspectives.

Please follow up with Ms. Lisa Evans, JD, if you have any questions: lisa.evans@nih.gov

[Posted 11/23/2015.]

NRMN invites
junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows
transitioning to faculty positions
to apply for the next
Grant Proposal Writing and
Professional Development

NRMN invites junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows transitioning to faculty positions to apply for the next Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development opportunity

NRMN Proposal Preparation Program (NRMN-P3)

About NRMN-P3

NRMN-P3 is one of four intensive grantwriting training programs that is committed to increasing the number of people from diverse backgrounds successfully obtaining NIH grants. It is hosted by the University of Minnesota.

In today’s highly competitive funding climate, the importance of strong proposal writing skills cannot be overstated. Investigators must assume that their great research ideas will be competing against a wealth of other great ideas; the proposals that ‘rise above’ are those that spark an exceptionally high level of enthusiasm in reviewers by presenting compelling arguments for not only the research’s methodologic rigor, but also the project’s anticipated impact on the field, significance for various stakeholders (patients, researchers, clinicians, investigators in different but related fields), degree of innovation, and alignment with the funding agency’s priority areas. All of these proposal features are addressed during coaching sessions within the NRMN-P3 program.

Winter 2015-Spring 2016 Program Details

Program Dates

Kick-off: December 14-15, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Online Sessions (1:00-3:00 CST): Jan 7, Jan 21, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 10, Mar 24, April 7
Mock Study Section: May 2-3, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Application Deadline

November 13, 2015 at midnight CST

For this upcoming cohort offering, priority will be given to applicants affiliated with the AAMP, PRIDE, GMaP, and BUILD programs. Other applicants will be considered as space allows. We anticipate selecting up to 10 trainees for this cohort.

To learn more about NRMN-P3, and to apply, please visit the website.

About NRMN Professional Development

NRMN is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide enhanced networking and mentorship experiences in support of the training and career development of individuals from groups identified by the NIH* as underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social science research careers. NRMN is intended to enable mentees across career stages to find effective mentors who will engage in productive, supportive and culturally responsive mentoring relationships.

The network offers a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators who are at a later training stage, specifically postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. These programs are designed to enhance participants’ career development, preparing them to meet each program’s ultimate goal: the submission of strong research and research career development proposals for funding in the biomedical or biobehavioral sciences. Learn more about the four program options here.

Email: info@nrmnet.net | Website: NRMNet.net

[Posted 11/6/2015]

Please check out a relatively new tool provided by NIH that you may find helpful in during grant submission. For example, it leverages data from existing systems like My Bibliography in NCBI to create your biosketch.

SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae:
“Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a new electronic system that helps researchers assemble the professional information needed for participation in federally funded research. SciENcv gathers and compiles information on expertise, employment, education and professional accomplishments. Researchers can use SciENcv to create and maintain biosketches that are submitted with grant applications and annual reports. SciENcv allows researchers to describe and highlight their scientific contributions in their own words.”

[Posted 10/16/2015]

Position Open:
Professor and Head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health

Work Unit: College Of Health and Human Development

Department: Department of Biobehavioral Health

Job Number: 59351

Date Announced: August 27, 2015

The Pennsylvania State University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Biobehavioral Health. The anticipated start date is August 2016, but is open to negotiation.

Learn more

Job URL: https://psu.jobs/job/59351

[posted 9/15/2015]


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