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:

www.mtdirc.org

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
opportunity

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.

THE NATIONAL RESEARCH MENTORING NETWORK
140 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, HIGGINS HALL 416, CHESTNUT HILL, MA 02476
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]


Detailed announcement

Coaching Groups for
Grant Proposal Writing & Professional Development

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) invites
post-doctoral/post-residency trainees and junior faculty to apply for the next Grant Proposal Writing and Professional Development opportunity:

Grant writing for Underrepresented Minorities Seminar:
Help, Opportunity, Experience (GUMSHOE)

About GUMSHOE
GUMSHOE is one of four professional development-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 Colorado Denver and Washington State University.

GUMSHOE will link mentors from various disciplines who have highly successful track records in obtaining federal funding and grant writing coaches with early career faculty mentees from traditionally underserved and/or underrepresented minorities who wish to prepare an application to National Institutes of Health to conduct biomedical research. GUMSHOE will use a model based on innovation, best practices, and convene cohorts of junior faculty working with specific underserved and underrepresented populations.

Fall 2015-Winter 2016 GUMSHOE Details:

Dates: October 21-23, 2015 kick-off in Denver, Colorado, followed by distance communication and mentoring over the subsequent 6-months
Population of Focus: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders
Application Deadline: Monday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m. PST

To learn more about GUMSHOE, and to apply, please visit the website.

About NRMN
The National Institutes of Health-funded NRMN was created to address the unmet need for greater diversity in the biomedical and biobehavioral research workforce.

The NRMN is offering a series of four intensive coaching programs to support investigators from underrepresented populations 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 programs here.

[posted 8/24/2015]

AAMC – Association of American Medical Colleges

Register Now for the Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

[Link to PDF version}

September 18-21, 2015
The Westin Buckhead
Atlanta, Georgia

REGISTER TODAY

Read more

[Posted 7/29/2015.]

Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on a Framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan

Deadline for Comments: August 16, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is requesting input from stakeholders throughout the extramural community and the general public regarding the framework for a 5-year NIH-wide Strategic Plan. Comments can be submitted electronically at the NIH-wide Strategic Plan RFI Submission website.

The goal of this Strategic Plan is to outline a vision for biomedical research that ultimately extends healthy life and reduces illness and disability. NIH senior leadership and staff have developed a proposed framework for the Strategic Plan that pursues cross-cutting areas of research that span the NIH’s 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

The framework includes an introduction, unifying principles to guide the NIH in pursuit of its mission, and the following areas of opportunity:

Fundamental Science
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Treatment and Cures

The NIH will be hosting webinars in early to mid-August to gather additional input. Please direct all inquiries to: nihstrategicplan@od.nih.gov.

The NIH-wide Strategic Plan is being developed in response to a request from the U.S. Congress and will be completed in late December 2015.

[Posted 7/27/2015]

PRIDE Logo

The Programs to Increase Diversity (PRIDE) welcomes all new matriculates to the 2015 Summer Institutes!

A total of 73 junior faculty members joined the PRIDE Programs this year as mentees of the seven sites:

  • Advanced Health Disparities Training (AHD)
  • Behavioral and Sleep Medicine (BSM)
  • Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology (CGE)
  • Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (CVD)
  • Functional and Translational Genomics of Blood Disorders (FTG)
  • HBCU-PRIDE (HBCU)
  • Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE)

The PRIDE Programs look forward to another successful year of mentoring medical research scholars underrepresented in the biomedical or health sciences.

Jul 162015

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St. Louis, MO 63110

Email: PRIDECC@wubios.wustl.edu



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