Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Training Workshop

Program Overview

We are building an inspiring community of transdisciplinary (TD) researchers in energetics and cancer and invite you to apply to our new mentored energy balance and cancer education program: the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Training Workshop. Funded by a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute, this unique educational program is positioned to build capacity in transdisciplinary energy balance and cancer research. The TREC Training Workshop is designed for post-doctoral fellows—primarily individuals in early careers who want to pursue TD research in energy balance and cancer. This Workshop will place strong emphasis on mentoring, developing and applying TD competencies, and a curriculum specifically focused on energetics and cancer. Mentors and teaching faculty represent a diverse array of professional disciplines, from basic scientists to clinicians to behavioral and population scientists and many others. Our in-person Training Workshop will integrate didactic presentations and professional networking across senior and early career scientists, utilizing formal learning with informal transdisciplinary collaboration. Time will be included for one-on-one dialog between fellows and faculty as well as small group discussions that will allow fellows to learn from each other and develop a network. Following on-site training, fellows will engage in sustained mentoring relationships with course faculty, and will have access to prior and future cohorts to facilitate networking opportunities. See the course curriculum here.

More information and application

Posted: 12-5-2016

Mentored Training for Dissemination & Implementation Research in Cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death among persons under the age of 85 and the second leading cause of death overall in the United States. To address this cancer burden, university-based research yields a growing supply of new discoveries, but research findings often take 10-20 years before being incorporated into practice. To address this gap, the science of D&I research has emerged. Our team at Washington University in St Louis has been the leader in developing the science of D & I research. MT-DIRC is a training program for those cancer control researchers who are seeking to gain better training in the field of dissemination and implementations science research.

The 2017 MT-DIRC Summer Institute will occur June 5th-9th 2017 in St. Louis, MO.

Full 2017 MT-DIRC application

Posted: 12-5-2016

Request for Information (RFI) for Scientific Opportunities and Needs for NHLBI Ancillary Studies

The National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute (NHLBI) would like your input on opportunities and strategies to maximize scientific output of clinical research through support of ancillary studies to clinical trials or observational studies. NHLBI invites comments from researchers and others with an interest in clinical research within the mission of the NHLBI. Here is the Request for Information. Thank you for your time and consideration

Department of Health and Human Services Funding Opportunity

Please click here for an overview of funding announcement RFA-HL-17-016.

UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP) (AUGUST 22, 2016 deadline) .

The UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP) is a collaboration of the Center of Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities (CCTMHD), the UCLA AIDS Institute, the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) and the Nathanson Family Resilience Center (NFRC).

The goal of HA-STTP is to provide multi-disciplinary, state of the art research training in HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, traumatic stress, and health disparities to postdoctoral scholars including postdoctoral fellows, early career clinical researchers and early career faculty. Under the guidance of the HA-STTP faculty and mentors, trainees will acquire a broad range of skills necessary to establish career independence. Trainees will be expected to complete an NIH grant application during the course of the program.

This five year program will select scholars to train at UCLA. Personalized career mentoring, research mentoring, training, and pilot funding will be provided.

Potential candidates must have the following:

  1. A doctoral degree or have completed their medical residency within the Past 7 years
  2. Experience with HIV, substance abuse, trauma, health disparities, and/or bio-and social-behavioral research
  3. Ability and commitment to attend a two week-long training institutes per year (travel and housing are covered), and
  4. Clear articulation of research goals and training need. Applicants from historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions are encouraged to apply.

    Please contact the program co-directors Gail E. Wyatt, Ph. D at> or Norwetta G. Milburn, Ph.D if you have any questions. Find a copy of the application here.


Important News about NIH Toolbox, PROMIS, NEURO-QoL, and ASCQ-Me.

HealthMeasures ( now the official information center for NIH Toolbox®, PROMIS®, Neuro-QoL, and ASCQ-Me. These four, person-centered measurement systems are used to assess symptoms, functional abilities, quality of life, and life satisfaction.

Since 2014 the infrastructure that makes HealthMeasures available to the public has been supported by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant awarded to Northwestern University and five performance sites. Effective in late 2016, NIH funding will be reduced with the expectation that Northwestern University will lead the transition to a new business model that can sustain and distribute these measures. The NIH remains committed to the success of these measures and strives for future sustainability that includes public and private partners.

Free, direct access to most HealthMeausres content is cornerstone of this model. The website delivers free access to hundreds of self-and proxy-report measures from the four measurement systems, along with information to help users select, administer, score, and interpret measures. Utilization of Assessment Center and other assessment delivery services will carry fees associated with maintaining and updating these technologies. HealthMeasures will also provide consultation, training, custom software development, and translation services, with pricing available by quote. All services will be performed under a cost-recovery business model with no profit motivation.

More information, including details of Assessment Center pricing changes effective January 1, 2017, is available here. We also invite you to share your questions, ideas, and experiences with person-centered assessment in the HealthMeasures Forum.

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]


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