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.

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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)

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


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[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]


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)
  • 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

The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University invites applications for a clinical faculty position in Body Imaging. Position requires fellowship or comparable experience in body imaging (chest, abdomen, pelvis, and vascular imaging) and board certification or eligibility in diagnostic radiology. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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[Posted 7/13/2015]

2015 Gordon Conference on Lung Development, Injury and Repair
August 16-21, 2015 at Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
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GRC 2015 Flyer

[Posted 6/20/2015]

2015 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course

Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research

Deadline extended to Monday, June 1, 2015 (11:59 pm EST).

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from August 3, 2015 to August 14, 2015.

This two-week intensive course will provide specialized instruction on the concepts, principles, methods, and applications of health disparities science, practice, and policy. It will also integrate principles and practice of community engagement. Nationally and internationally recognized experts in health disparities science will lead individual sessions.

Cost: The course is free, but admission is competitive and daily attendance is mandatory. Participants are responsible for transportation, room and board.

How to Apply: Please visit the NIMHD Course webpage at: http://www.nimhd.nih.gov/2015_HDcourse.html for information on the online application process.

Application due date: The due date for application submission is Monday, June 1, 2015 (11:59 pm EST). Deadline extended

Application Information: The following comprises the application packet:

Completed online application must include:

· Relevant professional experience (250 word limit);

· Educational history including honors and awards (250 word limit);

· Essay describing interest in the course and how it will contribute to work/future career goals in the area of health disparities (350 word limit); and

· Letter of recommendation addressing in concrete and specific terms strengths, personal qualities, and relevance of course for career trajectory (350 word limit).

**Once the applicant submits the application, it will generate an automatic e-mail to the applicant’s reference, requesting a recommendation. An application is not complete until the reference submits the letter of recommendation.

Course Contact:

• For additional information, contact the course planning committee at NIMHDHealthDC@mail.nih.gov.

[Posted 5/27/2015]

The Programs to Increase Diversity (PRIDE) are gearing up to welcome over 70 new matriculates through the doors of the seven program 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)
  • Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE)

We are looking forward to a very successful 2015 Summer Institute!

If you would like to be contacted when applications are being accepted for the Cohort 5 Summer Institute in 2016, please click to complete the Contact for Future Cohort online form.


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