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September 18-21, 2015
The Westin Buckhead
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
The PRIDE Programs look forward to another successful year of mentoring medical research scholars underrepresented in the biomedical or health sciences.
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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2015 Gordon Conference on Lung Development, Injury and Repair
August 16-21, 2015 at Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
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.
• For additional information, contact the course planning committee at NIMHDHealthDC@mail.nih.gov.
The Programs to Increase Diversity (PRIDE) are gearing up to welcome over 70 new matriculates through the doors of the seven program sites:
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.
The Healthy Eating Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a new call for proposals (CFP attached).
This CFP is for two types of awards aimed at providing advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic: Round 9 grants (Deadline for concept papers: June 24, 2015 and August 12, 2015 (3PM Eastern)) and New Connections grants (deadline for concept papers: July 1, 2015 (3PM Eastern)). More information is available at the website as well: http://healthyeatingresearch.org/
Please feel free to forward this information to colleagues who may be interested in this funding opportunity as well.
Click to view this year’s Diversity Grant information. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.
You can apply here: http://www.chestnet.org/Foundation/What-We-Do/Grants/Apply-for-a-Grant
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National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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