U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators (NMRI) 9th Annual Workshop

4/21/2011 7:00 AM
4/22/2011 7:00 AM
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NI​DDK 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, Inc. (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 Health 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 21, 2011

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Introductions
Dr. Sylvia Rosas, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, Director, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Keynote Address  
Dr. Lynda Szczech, President, National Kidney Foundation
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Minority Health and Health Disparities
Dr. Joyce Hunter, Deputy Director, National Center on Minority Health and Health   Disparities
NIH/NIDDK Funding Opportunities  
Dr. Judith Podskalny, Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Impact of Health Care Reform on Academic Medicine and Research
Dr. Ricardo Azziz, President,   Georgia Health Sciences University
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director, NIDDK
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking   (Informal)
Table Topics:
  • Diabetes/Endocrinology
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Hematology
  • Kidney/Nephrology
  • Liver/Nutrition
  • Obesity
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mock Study Section
Study Section 1  
SRO:   Dr. James Hyde, Senior Advisor, Research Training and Career Development Programs, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK
Chair:   Dr. Keith Norris, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and   Research, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Study Section 2  
SRO:   Dr. Lakshmanan Sankaran, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
Chair:   Dr. Eddie Greene, Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic
Study Section 3  
SRO:   Dr. Barbara Woynarowska, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
Chair:   Dr. Carlos Isales, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Medical College of Georgia
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Role of Scientific Societies and Professional Organizations in Funding Research and the Role of Pharmaceutical Companies in Funding Medical Education Through Grants
American Liver Foundation
Ms. Susan C. Robinson, Vice President
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
Dr. Kristy Nicks,  Research Fellow, ASBMR Minority Subcommittee
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ms. Kendal Whitlock, Associate Director, Medical Education, Medical Grants-Academic Affairs
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Scientific Presentations

Neurobiology of Obesity
Dr.   Tiffany Beckman, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Lead Exposure and Chronic Kidney Disease Among Hispanics
Dr. German Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso
5:00 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. - 8:15 p.m.
Dinner Address
Dr. Charles Rotimi, Director, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

Friday, April 22, 2011

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
Oversight Committee Report
Dr. Shirley Blanchard, Associate Professor, Creighton University
Planning Committee Report  
Dr. Sylvia Rosas, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Poster Session Awards/Presentation
Social Determinants of Racial Disparities in Chronic Kidney Disease
Dr. Deidra Crews, Assistant Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
So You Think You Know PubMed  
Ms. Rose Foster, Group Manager, Health Promotion and Outreach, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Parallel Interactive Workshops
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Session I

 
How to Balance Personal/Professional Life  
Dr. Joan Von Feldt, Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
How to Budget and Manage Your Funds (Basic and Clinical)
Dr. Keith Norris, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Research, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
How to Find a Successful Collaboration (Basic and Clinical)
Dr. Jackson Wright, Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
How to Develop a Research Idea and Establish a Research Program (Basic and Clinical)
Dr. Carlos Isales, Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Break - Switch Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Session II (Repeat of Session I)

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wrap-up, Next Steps, Adjournment
Dr. Sylvia Rosas, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, Director, OMHRC, NIDDK

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  
(More hotel information can be obtained from this Web site.)

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

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 $211 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=4/22/11&groupCode=NMRNMRA&fromDate=4/20/11&app=resvlink.  The room block will be in effect at the government rate only until Thursday, March 31, 2011, 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 20 with departure on April 22.  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 31, 2011, 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

2011_NMRI_9th_Annual_Summary_Report.pdf].pdfWorkshop Summary (PDF, 164 KB)

Attendees

Participant List (PDF, 81 KB)

Abstracts

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2011
 
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 standard abstract measurements 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).  Do not leave spaces between the title and the body of the abstract, or between paragraphs.  Indent paragraphs three spaces.  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
  1. 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.  Push pins and Velcro will be provided.  All presenters must register for the workshop.

Location

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  • Bethesda Marriott Hotel
  • MD 20892
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Contacts

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NI​DDK 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, Inc. (SCG)
jhare@scgcorp.com
Telephone: (301) 670-4990