Please find a detailed announcement of an opportunity to participate in a professional development-training program committed to increasing the number of scholars from diverse backgrounds who are successful in becoming independent investigators and securing NIH grants. “Grantwriting for Underrepresented Minorities Seminar: Help, Opportunity, Experience” Program (GUMSHOE) workshops will be hosted by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Washington State University.

The NRMN GUMSHOE is a 6-month program offered up to two times per year. Each cycle focuses on one of the following diverse populations: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Latinos/Hispanics, African Americans/Blacks, and other disadvantaged populations as time and resources permit. The first NRMN GUMSHOE grant writing seminar will be convened from October 21 to 23, 2015 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado and will focus on American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders. Subsequent workshops will focus on other target populations and will be held in other locations around the U.S.

The announcement details the structure, process, and anticipated outcomes of participation in GUMSHOE, and provides details regarding how to apply. Participants in past workshops of a similar nature, or other research career development programs are welcome to apply. Priority is given to applicants who have not received previous R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health. Questions may be directed to either Spero M. Manson, PhD ( or Dedra S. Buchwald, M.D. (

[Posted 8/4/2015]

AAMC – Association of American Medical Colleges

Register Now for the Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

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


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[Posted 7/29/2015.]

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


Come join your peers and academic medicine thought leaders from all over North America for a professional development opportunity 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 that aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.

This 3-day program includes:

Opportunities to build your network and hone your communication skills
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 research projects, and making links between academic research and policy


Vonda Smith, PhD
Scientific Review Officer, National Institute of Health, Center for Scientific Review

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

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


Click here for details on how to register. Register before AUGUST 13, 2015 to take advantage of early bird pricing. Spaces are limited, and registration will be closed once the seminar is filled.

You must register for the meeting online before making your hotel reservations. Please make your hotel reservations by August 27th. Make plans today to join your colleagues in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information, contact:

Conference Logistics:
Shayna Kritz | (202) 741-5504

Meeting Registration:
Debra K. Hollins | (202) 828-0671

Program Information:
Tai Conley | (202) 828-0617

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:

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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[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: 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

[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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