U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators (NMRI) 10th Annual Workshop

4/19/2012 7:00 AM
4/20/2012 7:00 AM
 
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NIDDK Workshop Contact:
Winnie Martinez
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC)
martinezw@mail.nih.gov  
Telephone:  (301) 435-2988

Workshop Logistics Coordinator:
John Hare, CMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, I​nc. (SCG)
jhare@scgcorp.com  
Telephone:  (301) 670-4990
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 from traditionally underserved 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 racial and ethnic minority groups in the conduct of biomedical research in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive diseases, nutrition, and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. A second objective is to encourage and enhance the potential of the underrepresented minority 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 NIDDK.

Through the Network of Minority Research Investigators (NMRI), NIDDK will elicit recommendations for strategies to enhance the opportunities and implement mechanisms for support of minority investigators in biomedical research. The NMRI will advance scientific knowledge and contribute to the reduction and eventual elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities.​

Agenda

Thursday, April 19, 2012

7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Introductions
Dr. Juan Sanabria, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, Director, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Dr. Gregory Germino, Deputy Director, NIDDK, NIH
9:00 a.m. Keynote Address
Change and Continuity: Latinos in the Future of America
Dr. Luis Ricardo Fraga, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, University of Washington
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion: Article in Science on Race, Ethnicity, and NIH Awards

Dr. Ann Bonham, Chief Scientific Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
Dr. Kwame Osei, Director, Ohio State University College of Medicine
Dr. Walter Schaffer, Senior Scientific Advisor, NIH
11:45 a.m. Lunch
Career Development: Leadership for Mid-career Professionals
Dr. Jasjit Ahluwalia, Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute Directory, Center for Health Equity, University of Minnesota Medical School
1:15 p.m. Mock Study Section

Study Section 1 - R01/R03 Awards
SRO: Dr. Lakshmanan Sankaran, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
Chair: Dr. Susanne Nicholas, Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Study Section 2 - K Awards
SRO: Dr. Barbara Woynarowska, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
Chair: Dr. Sylvia Rosas, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Study Section 3 - F Awards
SRO: Dr. Michele Barnard, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
Chair: Dr. Carlos Isales, Associate Director, Georgia Health Sciences University
3:15 p.m. Role of Scientific Societies and Professional Organizations

American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Dr. Jonathan Bromberg, University of Maryland School of Medicine
3:45 p.m. Scientific Presentations

Cirrhosis and Cognitive Impairment
Dr. Charmaine Stewart , Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

A Decade of Diabetes Research Among Native Hawaiians: Experiences From Hawaii and Beyond
Dr. Marjorie Mau, Professor, University of Hawaii

Epicatechin Rich Cocoa to Treat What Ails the Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Failure Patient
Dr. Francisco Villarreal, Professor, University of California, San Diego
4:45 p.m.

Break (Poster Setup)
Oversight Committee Meeting

5:15 p.m. Marco Cabrera Poster and Networking Session Overview
Judges: Drs. Carmen Sceppa, Luis Cubano, and Trudy Gaillard
6:45 p.m. Dinner Address
Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Friday, April 20, 2012

7:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Business Meeting and Committee Reports

Oversight Committee Report
Dr. Charmaine Stewart, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Planning Committee Report
Dr. Juan Sanabria, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University
8:30 a.m. Poster Session Awards/Presentations

Glycoxidative Modification of DNA (dC) and RNA (C) in Relation to Diabetes: Estimation of Carboxymethyl-2´-Deoxyadenosine (CMdA) and Carboxymethyl -2´-Deoxycytidine (CMdC) in Fasting Human Urine
Dr. Zeenat Lila, Research Specialist III, South Carolina State University

N-3 PUFA, Fatty Liver, and Inflammation
Dr. Moises Torres-Gonzalez, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
9:30 a.m. NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Dr. M. Roy Wilson, Deputy Director for Strategic Scientific Planning and Program Coordination, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
10:00 a.m.

Parallel Interactive Workshops

10:00 a.m.

Session I

Community Participatory-based Research/Community Engagement, Research, and Research Scientists
Dr. Beth Furlong, Associate Professor, Creighton University
Mr. Ira Combs, Community Liaison Nurse Coordinator, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Mr. Wayne Houston, North Omaha Community Liaison, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, University of Nebraska Medical Center
 
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Dr. Ann Bonham, Chief Scientific Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
 
Employing Multi-level Genomic Strategies to Profile Aggressive Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Dr. Anuradha Budhu, National Cancer Institute, NIH
11:00 a.m.

Break Switch Sessions

11:15 a.m.

Session II (Repeat of Session I)

12:15 p.m. Wrap-up, Next Steps, Adjournment
Dr. Juan Sanabria, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, Director, OMHRC, NIDDK, NIH

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 
(More hotel information can be obtained from this website.)

AIR TRAVEL
To make your airline reservations and have your ticket reimbursed by The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG), you will need to call Travel-On Travel Agency at 1-888-495-7770 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and secure the ticket with a major credit card. Please inform them that you are booking travel to be reimbursed by SCG for the NMRI Annual Workshop in Bethesda, MD, and give them your desired travel dates. Please note that per federal travel regulations, you can only purchase a coach class, non-refundable ticket with an advance purchase of at least 14 days at the maximum rate of $700 for domestic travel.

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 for single and double occupancy 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 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasbt-bethesda-marriott/?toDate=&groupCode=NMRNMRA&fromDate=&app=resvlink. The room block will be in effect at the government rate only until Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 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 18 with departure on April 20. 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 28, 2012, 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.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
From Points North and East:
Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring. Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane. Turn right at the light onto Pooks Hill Road. The hotel is on the right.

From Points North and West:
Take I-270 South to I-495 East (Capital Beltway) toward Washington, DC. Stay in one of the three left lanes. Follow signs for Route 355 South, a left-lane exit, onto Wisconsin Avenue. Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane. Turn right at the light onto Pooks Hill Road. The hotel is on the right.

From Points South:
Take I-95 North to I-495 (Capital Beltway) toward Tyson’s Corner/Rockville. Follow I-495 for 20 miles. Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane. Turn right at the light onto Pooks Hill Road. The hotel is on the right.

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):
Take the Route 195 connector to I-95 South. Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring. Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane. Turn right at the light onto Pooks Hill Road. The hotel is on the right.

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):
Take the Dulles Airport Access Road for approximately 13 miles to Exit 18. Move to the right on the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) and take Exit 18. Stay left on the ramp for Bethesda/Baltimore, and proceed toward Bethesda (I-495). Continue approximately 9 miles on I-495. Stay on I-495 at the I-495/I-270 split (bear right). Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue South/Route 355) toward Bethesda. Follow Wisconsin Avenue to the first traffic light and turn right onto Pooks Hill Road. The hotel is on the right.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):
Take the George Washington Parkway North for 12 miles to I-495 (Capital Beltway) toward Maryland. Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane. Turn right at the light onto Pooks Hill Road. The hotel is on the right.

METRORAIL
The Metro system is clean and reliable. It operates from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Monday through Thursday; 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Fridays; 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Saturdays; and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Sundays. Each passenger must buy a farecard to travel in the system. Guides for purchasing farecards are posted on the vending machines in each station. Each Metro car features a complete color-coded map of the system. Station attendants on duty at each station can provide additional information on request. A map of the system is available at: http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm.

From Union Station or downtown Washington (main Metro Lines into the city converge at Metro Center Station and Gallery Place Station), take the Metro Red Line toward Shady Grove. Exit at the Medical Center Station. The hotel has a shuttle that runs every half hour. Please notify hotel of the pick-up request at the number above.

SHUTTLES
SuperShuttle offers service to most hotels from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The shuttle leaves on an as-needed basis between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. During other times, arrangements for a shuttle can be made by calling (800) 258-3826 from the airport, or by visiting their Web site at http://supershuttle.com.

TAXIS
The taxi fare is approximately $45-$55 from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, approximately $55-$65 from Washington Dulles International Airport, and approximately $65-$75 from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Fares may differ during peak travel hours.

PARKING INFORMATION
There is complimentary parking for meeting participants at the hotel.

Minutes

​​NMRI2012WorkshopSummary-Final.pdfNMRI 2012 Workshop Summary (PDF, 550 KB)

Attendees

Participant List (PDF, 76 KB)

Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

 
Submission Deadline:  Monday, March 12, 2012
 
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.
  1. 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).
  2. 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".
  3. 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).
  4. Simple tables or graphs may be included; however, they must fit within the designated abstract space.
  5. Please use a common font such as Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Arial.
  6. 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

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

Workshop Logistics Coordinator:
John Hare, CMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, I​nc. (SCG)
jhare@scgcorp.com  
Telephone:  (301) 670-4990