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.
Limited Travel Awards of up to $600 for eligible members to attend the NMRI Annual Meeting are 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 and (3) are presenters of an abstract at the NMRI Annual Meeting poster session.
To see if you qualify for NMRI membership, please complete and submit this Enrollment Form.
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Travel Awards
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) provides a limited number of travel awards to nephrologists or other researchers conducting kidney related research attending the Network of Minority Heatlh Research Investigators (NMRI) Annual Workshop to cover travel expenses up to $1,500.00 in accordance with ASN's guidelines. To be considered for an ASN sponsored NMRI travel award, please contact ASN Staff Assistant Katlyn Leight at email@example.com by Friday, March 18, 2016.
April 4, 2016
For presentations not linked to the actual document please send your request to Ms. Winnie Martinez, Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov
NMRI 14th Annual Workshop Final Agenda (PDF, 50.24 KB)
April 20, 2016
- 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Reception/Networking Event
(Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served)
- Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
Ms. Jenn Chow | Powerpoint Presentation (PDF, 220.3 KB)
April 21, 2016
- 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
- Registration / Poster Set-up
- 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Dr. Heather Tarleton, Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University | Powerpoint Presentation (PDF, 537.18 KB)
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, Director, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
- Welcome Remarks
Dr. Gregory Germino, Deputy Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH | Powerpoint Presentation (PDF, 1.63 MB)
- 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
- Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lewis Roberts, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic | Powerpoint Presentation (PDF, 8.04 MB)
- 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
- Coffee and Collaboration
- 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
- Biostatistics: All About the Basics
Dr. Fern Webb, Associate Professor, University of Florida | Powerpoint Presentation (PDF, 616.74 KB)
- 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Lunch / Networking/ Poster Set-up
- 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
- Session I: Round Table Discussions
Table 1 - Health Disparities Research and Community-Based Participatory Research
Dr. Myra Kleinpeter, Associate Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine
These areas of research are often considered as interchangeable. However, distinct diferences in methodology and research question design necessitates that researchers understand their diferences and similarities.
Table 2 - Charting Your Course For Success (Postdocs/Junior Faculty)
Dr. Bessie Young, Professor, University of Washington
Dr. Lewis Roberts, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
This discussion will focus on providing new investigators with advice on how to be a successfully recruited candidate, what it means to be called a "new investigator", how to set priorities in your new position, discerning when to say "no", and how to manage your research and professional funds. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions!
Table 3 - Beyond NIH Funding Sources
Dr. Heather Tarleton, Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Jose Romero, Associate Physiologist, Brigham and Womens Hospital/Harvard Medical School
It is important for researchers at all levels to understand how to pursue and secure funding from non-federal sources. This discussion will focus on identifying potential funding mechanisms at foundations and in the private and non-profit sectors. We will also discuss how to work with your institution and how to create a presentation portfolio in order to garner support.
Table 4 - R01/R21/R03/R15 (R mechanisms)
Dr. Carlos Isales, Professor, Georgia Regents University
Dr. Ann Jerkins, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
A brief overview of the R mechanisms followed by a discussion of which mechanisms might be a “best fit” according to project stage and strategies for planning for a submission.
Table 5 - K Awards
Dr. Bridgett Rahim-Williams, Professor and Associate Dean, Bethune-Cookman University
Dr. Robert Wellner, Scientific Review Officers, NIDDK
Dr. James Hyde, Program Director, NIDDK
A brief overview of the various K mechanisms followed by a discussion of which mechanisms might be a “best fit” according to the applicant’s career development trajectory. Emphasis will also be placed on creating a K-award mentorship team and career development plan to ensure that your proposal is viewed as complete.
Table 6 - Research Supplements to Promote Diversity
Dr. Rob Rivers, Program Director, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, NIDDK
Detailed description of the research supplements and tips on submitting a application to obtain a research supplement. There will be ample time for Q&A so please bring your questions!
- 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Session II: Round Table Discussions (Switch Tables for Session II)
- 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
- Parallel Session
Mock Study Section 1 - R01 Basic/Clinical
Dr. Carlos Isales, Professor, Georgia Regents University Dr. Ann Jerkins, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
Mock Study Section 2 - K01 Basic/Clinical
Dr. Bridgett Rahim-Williams, Professor and Associate Dean, Bethune-Cookman University Dr. Robert Wellner, Scientific Review Officers, NIDDK
Grant Writing Basics and Pilot Studies: Preparation for an R03
Dr. Mark Lawson, Professor, University of California, San Diego Dr. Patricia Heyn, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Anschultz Medical Campus
- 3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Parallel Sessions
Specific Aim Review with Senior Member
Opportunities for Collaboration (round tables)
A structured networking space for connecting with fellow researchers on shared research interests, ongoing projects, data analysis needs or other research needs.
- 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Marco Cabrera Poster and Networking Session
- 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Session I: Clinical/Basic
- 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Session II: Translational
- 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Dinner Speaker
Dr. Sherita Hill Golden, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
April 22, 2016
- 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Mentor / Mentee Session
If you don't have a Mentor or Mentee, please feel free to use this time for networking over breakfast or to continue meeting with collaborators that you identified on Thursday.
- 9:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
- Role of Scientific Societies and Professional Organizations
American Society of Neprology (ASN)
Dr. Raymond Harris, President of ASN
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)
Dr. Steven Echard, CEO of the AASLD | Powerpoint Presentation (PDF, 1.01 MB)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Dr. Allison McElvaine, Director, Research Communication, ADA | Powerpoint Presentation (PDF, 1.77 MB)
- 10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
- 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Business Meeting and Committee Reports
Oversight Committee Report
Dr. Luis Cubano, Professor, Universidad Central Del Caribe | Powerpoint Presentation (PDF, 363.35 KB)
Planning Committee Report
Dr. Heather Tarleton, Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University
NMRI Chapter Overview
Dr. Patricia Heyn, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Anschultz Medical Campus
Dr. Luis Cubano, Professor, Universidad Central Del Caribe
- 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Lunch & Poster Session Awards
- 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Scientific Presentations
(Selected from abstract submission)
Primary Care Utilization and Mortality and ESRD Risk among Older Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease
Dr. Raquel Greer, Assistant Professor, John Hopkins School of Medicine
Phytochemical Profile and In Vivo Effects of Plant Extracts Used as Diabetes
Adjunvants in Puerto Rico
Dr. Michelle Martinez, Associate Professor, Universidad Central del Caribe
Multi-Marker Panel and Incident Chronic Kidney Disease: The Jackson Heart Study
Stanford Mwasongwe, Epidemiologist, Jackson State University
- 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
- Wrap-up, Next Steps, Adjournment
- 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- NIH Clinical Center Tour
All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center. Limited space is available.