Join the NIH for the “Transforming Diversity in Research Training” interactive sessions!

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The NIH Common Fund’s “Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce” program seeks innovative and transformative approaches to student engagement, research training, and mentoring of students and trainees. The overarching goal of the program is to recruit the best and brightest minds from all sectors of the population into biomedical research careers and foster their development into independent scientists.

To that end, the NIH is planning a series of interactive sessions to allow potential applicants for the BUILD,NRMN and CEC initiatives, and other interested parties, to network and exchange ideas. NIH staff and session participants will explore innovative and creative strategies to engage a diverse student pool in the early phases of biomedical research training, sustain their interest, and enable success at each career phase.

The NIH is planning the following sessions:

  • Wednesday, October 2, 7:00-9:00 p.m.: San Antonio, TX (in association with the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Annual Meeting)*
  • Saturday, November 2, 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Arlington, VA (in association with the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring Annual Meeting)*
  • Friday, November 8, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Sacramento, CA
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Nashville, TN (in association with the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS))*

* Note you do NOT need to be registered to attend the associated meetings in order to participate in the NIH sessions.

There is no fee for attendees but pre-registration is requested; for more information and to register, visit: Additional meeting information will be provided as it becomes available.

Can’t join the discussion in person? The NIH will open an online discussion forum in the coming months.Subscribe to this email list to receive updates, or check the Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce website for updates.

For information specific to the BUILD, NRMN, and CEC initiatives, the NIH is also planning a technical webinar to review upcoming Funding Opportunity Announcements once they are published. Watch theEnhancing the Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce website for more information and a registration link.

Please distribute this information to colleagues who may be interested in the program.



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