U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Network of Minority Health Research Investigators - NMRI 11th Annual Workshop

4/18/2013 7:00 AM
4/19/2013 7:00 AM
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​NIDDK Workshop Contact:
Winnie Martinez
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC)
Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov
Telephone:  (301) 435-2988 ​
Bethesda
 

Event Details

MISSION STATEMENT

The Office of Minority Health Research Coordination of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has established a communication network of current and potential biomedical research investigators and technical personnel interested in minority health research, including individuals from traditionally under-served communities: African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders. The major objective of the network is to encourage and facilitate participation of members of underrepresented population groups and others interested in minority health in the conduct of biomedical research in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive diseases, nutrition, kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. A second objective is to encourage and enhance the potential of the investigators in choosing a biomedical research career in these fields. An important component of this network is promotion of two-way communications between network members and the NIDDK.

Through the NMRI, NIDDK will elicit recommendations for strategies to enhance the opportunities and implement mechanisms for support of underrepresented population groups and others in biomedical research. The NMRI will advance scientific knowledge and contribute to the reduction and eventual elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities.

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Agenda

For presentations not linked to the actual document please send your request to Ms. Winnie Martinez Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov.
 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

7:00 a.m. -  8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. -  8:30 a.m. Introductions
Dr. Carmen Castaneda Sceppa, Associate Professor, Northeastern University
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, Director, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
8:30 a.m. -  9:30 a.m.
Science Careers in the Coming Decade: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Importance of Innovation 
Dr. William Pearce, Professor, Loma Linda University Medical Center
9:30 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.
Strategies for Grant Writing Success
Dr. Sharon Milgram
Director, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Welcome Remarks
Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, NIH
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch  / Networking
Round table discussions

Career Development
Dr. Sharon Milgram, 
Director, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH


How to Build Collaboration 
Dr. Carlos Isales, Professor, Georgia Regents University

Effective mentoring can be learned but not taught" is a quote from ENTERING MENTORING.
Dr. Jackie Tanaka, Associate Professor, Temple University

Accessing and Using Large National Datasources
Dr. Bessie Young , Associate Professor, University of Washington

Selling Your Science - Getting Published
Dr. Keith Norris, Executive Vice President For Health Affairs and Research, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Leadership and Your Career
Dr. Eddie Greene, Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Mock Study Section

Study Section 1 - R01 / Basic
SRO: Dr. Ann Jerkins, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
Chair: Dr. Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic

Study Section 2 - R01 / Clinical
SRO: Maria Davila-Bloom, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
Chair: Dr. Susanne Nicholas, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Study Section 3 - K Awards 
SRO: Dr. Michele Barnard, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK 
Chair: Dr. Tesfaye Mersha, Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Role of Scientific Societies and Professional Organizations

Society for African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI)
Dr. Natasha Brown, Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland

American Diabetes Association
Dr. Robert Ratner, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, ADA
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Break (Poster Setup)
Oversight Committee Meeting
5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Marco Cabrera Poster and Networking Session Overview
6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner Address
Dr. Denice Cora-Bramble
Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Ambulatory & Community Health Services, Children's National Medical Center

Friday, April 19, 2013

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Business Meeting and Committee Reports

NMRIOversightcommitteereportApril18.2013final.pptOversight Committee Report (PPT, 210 KB)

Planning Committee Report

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Poster Session Awards/Junior Investigator Presentation
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Value of Education in STEM: Knowing More, Doing Better
Dr. Shirley Malcom, Head, Education and Human Resources
American Association for the Advancement of Science
10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Parallel Interactive Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Session I

Transitioning to Leadership/ Administrative Positions in Academia
Dr. Carlos Isales, Professor, Georgia Regents University

Strategies for Conflict Resolution
Dr. Sharon Milgram
Director, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

How to write an award winning paper-Young 2013.pptxWriting for Success: How to Develop an Award Winning Publication (PPT, 115 KB)
Dr. Bessie Young , Associate Professor, University of Washington

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break - Switch Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session II  (Repeat of Session I)
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Wrap-up, Next Steps, Adjournment

Directions/Travel

LOCATION

Bethesda Marriott Hotel
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
P: (301) 897-9400 or (800) 228-9290
F: (301) 897-0192
Website: http://www.bethesdamarriott.com Exit Disclaimer (More hotel information can be obtained from this website.)

ACCOMMODATIONS

A limited number of sleeping rooms for conference participants has been reserved at the host hotel, Bethesda Marriott Hotel. The rate is the prevailing government rate of $224 per night plus tax (13%). To reserve a hotel room, call reservations at the above-listed number and be sure to identify yourself as a member of the NIDDK NMRI Workshop to receive the group rate or book online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/nmri Exit Disclaimer The room block will be in effect at the government rate only until Wednesday, March 27, 2013, or until full, whichever comes first. Any room reservations received after that date will be accepted on a space- and rate-availability basis. Reservations should be made for arrival on April 17 with departure on April 19. If you require alternate dates, please send an email to John Hare at jhare@scgcorp.com. Any alternate date requests will need to be approved through NIDDK.

Please be certain that the hotel provides you with a confirmation number for your reservation. After March 27, 2013, the official room block will be released, and the hotel may charge significantly higher rates and may be sold out. When making a reservation, please provide your room and bedding preferences. The hotel will assign specific room types at check-in, based on availability. Please be advised that requests are not guaranteed. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to arrival or you will be charged a no-show fee for 1 night on your credit card.

BOX LUNCH AND DINNER

On the first day of the workshop, we will have a networking luncheon. If you wish to participate in the meal portion, you may download the form (PDF, 122 KB) and provide it along with method of payment to the meeting registration desk by 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
Additionally, if you wish to participate in the meal for the dinner presentation on Thursday, you may download that form (PDF, 75 KB) and provide it along with method of payment to the meeting registration desk by 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning as well.
Payments for both meals will be made directly to the hotel, either by cash, credit card, or a direct room charge.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

When making your travel arrangements please know that per federal travel regulations, you can only be reimbursed for a coach class, non-refundable ticket, purchased with advance purchase of at least 14 day. Tickets purchased within 14 days of travel or first class/business class travel need prior NIDDK approval and will be subject to approval by the NIDDK Administrative Officer and may not be reimbursed without proper documentation and justification.

Minutes

NMRI2013WorkshopSummaryFINAL.pdfMeeting Summary (PDF, 205 KB)

Attendees

Participant List (PDF, 45 KB)

Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline:  March 18, 2013
Abstracts must be sent by email to John Hare at jhare@scgcorp.com as a Microsoft Word document by the deadline date listed above.  Please put "NMRI Abstract" in the subject line.

The abstract should be typed single-spaced to fit on one page using type no smaller than 10 point (12 cpi).  The abstract's title should be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS and should clearly represent the nature of the investigation.  The title should be followed in lowercase letters by the author's first and last names, degree, affiliation (if applicable), city, state, and country.  Underline the primary author's name (one primary author per abstract).  Leave one blank line between the title and the body of the abstract, and between paragraphs.  Do not indent paragraphs.  The abstract file should be saved as:  primary author's last name_first word in the title (e.g., Zucker_Effects).
Please ensure that your abstract is no more than one page in length.  Set the margins to the following using Microsoft Word:  Top 1"; Bottom 1"; Left 1.25"; Right 1".

Use of standard abbreviations is desirable (e.g., RBC).  Use kg, gm, mg, mL, L, and %.  Place a special or unusual abbreviation in parentheses after the full word the first time that it appears.  Use numerals to indicate numbers except to begin sentences.  Do not use subtitles (e.g., Methods, Results).

Simple tables or graphs may be included; however, they must fit within the designated abstract space.
Please use a common font such as Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Arial.

Your abstract must conform to the above guidelines, as incorrect formatting could result in disqualification.
Body of the Abstract

Organize the body of the abstract as follows:
  • Statement of the purpose of the study/program/project;
  • Statement of the methods used;
  • Summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion;
  • Statement of the conclusions reached.
  • Poster Presentations
  • Poster Presentations will be displayed on 4-foot-high by 6-foot-wide posterboards.
  • Pushpins and Velcro will be provided.

All presenters must register for the workshop.

Location

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  • Bethesda Marriott Hotel
  • 5151 Pooks Hill Road
  • MD 20892
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Contacts

Line ​NIDDK Workshop Contact:
Winnie Martinez
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC)
Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov
Telephone:  (301) 435-2988 ​