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Network of Minority Health Research Investigators - NMRI West Regional Meeting

11/3/2014 12:00 AM
11/4/2014 12:00 AM
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Denver
 
University of Colorado Denver Lawrence Street Center

Event Details

About the Meeting:


More than 300 researchers have participated in NMRI workshops in the past decade, and approximately 100 are active members. The success of the NMRI, a network that is “owned” by its members and supported by the NIDDK, begins with the dedication of senior investigators who mentor and serve as role models for junior investigators. The participation of active members and the recruitment of new members is a primary reason for the Network’s success in the past and the reason for confidence that it will continue to grow in the future.
 
To see if you qualify for NMRI membership, please complete and submit this Criteria Form.

Travel Awards

Travel Awards of up to $500 for eligible member to attend the NMRI West Regional Conference is available. Awards will be given with priority to those that (1)  have never participated in a NMRI meeting, (2) are junior faculty up to the Assistant Professor level  (3) are presenters of an abstract at the NMRI West Regional poster session and (4) are from the West Regional states identified by NMRI:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Registration Deadline is October 27, 2014

Agenda

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

Monday, November 3, 2014

 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.             Registration - UCD Terrace Room
 
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.            Welcome Remarks
                                           Virginia Sarapura, M.D., Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz
Medical Campus
                                           Lawrence Agodoa, M.D., Director, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, 
                                           NIDDK
 
5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.            Dinner Speaker
                                           "Taking Charge of your Own Career: It's all about Goals, Confidence, Connections,
and
Saying No"
                                           Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann, M.D., Professor and Director, University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus
 
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.             Networking Reception - Hotel Teatro, 8th Floor Upstage Room
                                                         

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.             Registration & Poster Setup - UCD Terrace Room
                                            Continental Breakfast
 
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Brenda Allen, Ph. D., Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity Inclusion,
University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
                                                  
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Navigating the NIH Pathway for Funding
Bessie Young, M.D., Associate Professor, University of Washington
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.          Break
 
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.          Prospective Cohort Studies
                                            Matthew Allison, M.D., Professor, University of California San Diego
 
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.         Navigating and Overcoming Career Obstacles - Panel Discussion

Matthew Allison, M.D.
, Professor, University of California San Diego
                                            Eva McGhee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco
                                            Rocio Pereira, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz
Medical Campus
Daisy DeLeon, Ph.D., Professor, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Bessie Young, M.D., Associate Professor, University of Washington
                                                       
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           Lunch Session
                                                     
                                            Table 1 - Community Engagement
                                            Laura Williams, M.D., Private Practice, Murrieta, California
                                                     
                                            Table 2 - Opportunities in Basic Research
                                            Daisy DeLeon, Ph.D., Professor, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Mark Lawson, P.h.D., Professor, University of California, San Diego
                                                         
                                           Table 3 - Opportunities in Clinical/Translational Research
                                            Rocio Pereira, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz
                                       Medical Campus
 
                                           Table 4 - Opportunities in Population Research
                                           Matthew Allison, M.D., Professor, University of California San Diego
 
                                           Table 5 - Grant and Manuscript Writing
                                           Patricia Heyn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz
                                       Medical Campus
 
                                           Table 6 - Promotion and Career Transitions
                                           Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann, M.D., Professor and Director, University of Colorado
Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.             Scientific Presentations by Junior Investigators
                                                     
                                            Determining The Effectiveness of a Low-Cost National Weight Loss Program Over Seven Years: A Completers' Analysis
Nia Mitchell, M.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus  
 
                                            Lipid Catabolism Via CPT1 as a Therapeutic Target for Prostate Cancer
Isabel Schlaepfer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus 
 
2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.            Poster Session and Networking
 
 
3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            Scientific Presentations                                                        
                                           
The Jackson Heart Study
 Bessie Young, MPH, MD, Associate Professor, University of Washington

IGF2 is a Link Between Diabetes and Breast Cancer Among AA Women
    Daisy DeLeon, P.h.D., Professor, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
 
                                            Chronic Disease in Persons with Disabilities
                                       Patricia Heyn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
 
                                            Dealing with comorbidities: Cancer and Diabetes Mellitus
Eva McGhee, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, University of Califronia San Francisco
 
5:00 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.             Closing Remarks / Adjourn
                                            Virginia Sarapura, M.D., Associate Professor, University of Colorado
                                            Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

Directions/Travel

Hotel Accomodations:

Hotel Teatro
Downtown Denver
1100 Fourteenth Street
Denver, CO  80202
Hotel Main: (303) 228-1100
In-house Reservations: (303) 228-1113
 
A limited number of sleeping rooms for conference participants has been reserved at the Hotel Teatro. The rate is $169 per night plus tax (14.75% ). To reserve a hotel room, call the in-house reservation number listed above and be sure to identify yourself as a participant of the NIDDK NMRI West Regional Workshop to receive the group rate. The room block will be in effect at this rate until October 15, 2014, or until full, whichever comes first. Any room reservations received after that date will be accepted on a space- and rate-availability basis. The discounted rate will be available (3) days pre and post meeting date.  Meeting dates are November 3-4, 2014.
 
Please be certain that the hotel provides you with a confirmation number for your reservation. After October 15, 2014, 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 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so by 12:00 p.m. on the day prior to arrival in order to avoid a cancellation fee. 

BOX LUNCH

If you wish to participate in the meal for the dinner presentation on Monday, November 3 and purchase a box lunch for Tuesday, November 4 please contact Ms. Winnie Martinez at Winnie.Martinez@NIH.gov.

TRAVEL AWARD RECIPIENTS


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

Minutes are currently unavailable.

Attendees

 

Lawrence Agodoa, M.D., FACP

Director

Office of Minority Health Research

Coordination              

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive

and Kidney Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Two Democracy Plaza, Room 902

6707 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 5454

Bethesda, MD 20893-5454

Telephone: (301) 594-1932

Fax: (301) 594-9358                  

Email: agodoal@mail.nih.gov

 

Maria B. Albuja-Cruz, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery

12631 East 17th Place, 6001

Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (303) 724-2724

Fax: (303) 724-2733

Email: maria.albuja-cruz@ucdenver.edu

 

Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for

Diversity and Inclusion

University of Colorado Denver

Anschutz Medical Campus

Campus Box 137

1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 1400

P. O. Box 173364

Denver, CO  80217-3364

Telephone: (303) 315-2104

Email: brenda.j.allen@ucdenver.edu

 

Matthew Allison, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.H.A.
Professor

Department of Family and 

Preventive Medicine

University of California 

San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, Mailcode 0965

La Jolla, CA 92093-0965

Telephone: (858) 822-7671

Fax:  (858) 822-7662

Email: mallison@ucsd.edu

Susan Brown, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Kaiser Permanente, Northern California

2000 Broadway, 3rd Floor

Oakland, CA 94612      

Telephone: (510) 891-3544

Email: susan.d.moore@kp.org

 

Rochelle Cason-Wilkerson M.D.

Primary Care Research Fellow

University of Colorado

13199 E. Montview Boulevard, Suite 300

Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (512) 965-3631

Email: rochelle.cason-wilkerson@ucdenver.edu

 

Jose Castillo-Mancilla, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Colorado-AMC    

12700 E19th Ave, B168

Aurora, CO 80045        

Telephone: (303) 724-4934        

Email: jose.castillo-mancilla@ucdenver.edu

 

Walter Conwell, M.D., M.B.A.

Physician

University of Colorado

12605 E. 16th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (303) 266-6824

Email: walter.conwell@ucdenver.edu

 

Lilia Cervantes, M.D.           

Assistant Professor of General Internal  

Denver Health 

660 Bannock, Mail Code 4000

Denver, CO 80204

Telephone: (303) 602-5075

Email: lilia.cervantes@dhha.org

 

Daisy DeLeon, Ph.D.

Professor

Basic Sciences, Division of Physiology

School of Medicine

Loma Linda University

Breast Cancer Lab

Loma Linda, CA 92350

Telephone: (909) 558-8735

Fax: (909) 558-0119

Email: ddeleon@llu.edu

 

Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann, M.D.

Professor and Director

Department of Medicine and of

Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

University of Colorado Denver

Anschutz Medical Campus

12801 E. 17th Ave., PO Box 6511

L18-7108/MS 8106

Aurora, CA 80045

Telephone: (303) 724-3921

Fax: (303) 724-3920

Email: a.gutierrez-hartmann@ucdenver.edu

 

Frank Hamilton, M.D.

Program Director

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive

and Kidney Diseases

National Institutes of Health

6707 Democracy Boulevard

Room 669, MSC 5450

Bethesda, MD 20892-5450

Telephone: (301) 594-8877

Email: HamiltonF@extra.niddk.nih.gov

 

Patricia Heyn, Ph.D.  

Assistant Professor                  

Department of Physical Medicine

and Rehabilitation

University of Colorado

Anschultz Medical Campus    

16031 W. 79th Place

Arvada, CO 80007

Telephone: (303) 513-7740

Email: patricia.heyn@ucdenver.edu


Myra Kleinpeter, M.D., M.P.H.       

Association Professor of Clinical Medicine         

Department of Medicine/Nephrology

Tulane University School of Medicine    

1430 Tulane Avenue, SL45

New Orleans, LA 70112

Telephone: (504) 988-5346

Email: mkleinp@tulane.edu

 

Mark A. Lawson, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Reproductive Medicine

School of Medicine

Leichtag Biomedical Research Bldg., Rm. 3A13

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Telephone: (858) 822-4128

Email: mlawson@ucsd.edu

 

Winnie Martinez

Program Officer

Network of Minority Health

Research Investigators (NMRI)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive

and Kidney Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Two Democracy Plaza, Room 906A

6707 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 5454

Bethesda, MD  20892-5454

Telephone: (301) 435-2988

Fax: (301) 594-9358

Email:  Winnie.Martinez@NIH.gov

 

Eva McGhee, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor      

Department of Clinical Pharmacy

University of California San Francisco   

P.O. BOX 31934

San Francisco, CA 94131

Telephone: (415) 476-3931

Email: eva.mcghee@ucsf.edu


Nia Mitchell, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor      

University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus     

12348 E. Montview Blvd.

Mail Stop C263, Room 4110

Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (303) 724-9112

Email: nia.mitchell@ucdenver.edu

 

Dequina Nicholas, Ph.D.

Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Loma Linda University

11085 Campus Street

Loma Linda, CA 92354 

Telephone: (850) 206-8482

Email: dnicholas@llu.edu

 

Tatiana Oliveira, M.D.          

Instructor         

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Colorado

8572 East 49th Place

Denver, CO 80238

Telephone: (720) 891-9311

Email: tatiana.oliveira@ucdenver.edu

 

Rocio Pereira, M.D.

Assistant Professor      

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism

and Diabetes

University of Colorado

School of Medicine         

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Mailstop C263

Aurora, CO 80045        

Telephone: (303)724-9039

Email: rocio.pereira@ucdenver.edu

 

Virginia Sarapura, M.D.

Associate Professor     

Department of Medicine/Endocrinology

University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus     

12801 E. 17th Avenue, MS 8106

Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (303) 724-3931

Fax: (303) 724-3920

Email: virginia.sarapura@ucdenver.edu

 

Isabel Schlaepfer, Ph.D.        

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Medicine/ Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Denver

MS 8117 | 12801 E. 17th Ave

Room L18-8101D

Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (303) 724-8867

Email: isabel.schlaepfer@ucdenver.edu

 

Efrain Talamantes, M.D., M.B.A.     

Fellow 

Division of Internal Medicine & Health Services

National Research Service Award         

911 Broxton Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Telephone: (310) 794-8070

Email: etalamantes@mednet.ucla.edu

 

Beth Tamburini, Ph.D.          

Research Instructor      

Immunology and Microbiology

University of Colorado

Anchutz Medical Campus      

12800 E. 19th Avenue

Mail Stop 8333, Room P18-8402G

Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (303) 724-8702

Email: beth.tamburini@ucdenver.edu

 

Tarik Walker, M.P.H., M.D.

Instructor fellow

University of Colorado School of Medicine

13121 E. 17th Ave., MS-C234

Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (303) 724-7637

Email: tarik.walker@ucdenver.edu


Laura Williams, M.D., M.P.H.

25186 Hancock Ave., Suite 120

Murrieta, CA 92562

Telephone: (951) 553-9462

Fax: (951) 346-3991

Email: drlaurawilliams@aol.com

 

Bessie Young, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor     

Department of Medicine

University of Washington          

VA Puget Sound Health Care, 1660 S. Columbian Way, ERIC (152E)

Seattle, WA 98108       

Email: youngb@u.washington.edu



Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline:  October 27, 2014

Abstracts must be sent by email to Winnie Martinez at Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov 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 poster boards.  Pushpins and Velcro will be provided.  All presenters must register for the workshop.

Location

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  • 1380 Lawrence Street
  • Terrace Room, 2nd Floor
  • CO 80202
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Contacts

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