Trainings

2017: January | February | March


March Training Opportunities

Congruent Mentorship to Reach Academic Diversity in Neuroscience Research NYU Langone Medical Center New York, NY

The Institute brings together participants to NYU for a two week didactic session in July 2017, followed by a one week NIH Mock Study session in July 2018. A short mid-year meeting is held during the Society for Neuro-science Conference in November. The Institute establishes mentor-mentee partnerships with matching based on com-mon research interests and specialty. The institute provides funding to support travel and accommodations for up to 6 mentees. To be eligible to participate in the COMRADE Training and Mentoring Institute, you must be a:

  • Postdoctoral fellow
  • Of a race and/or ethnicity that is under-represented and/or have a disability
  • A United States Citizen or Permanent United States Resident

For more information, please visit http://www.med.nyu.edu/pophealth/divisions/chbc/training/neurological-disparities-research-training-initiative.

Program to Increase Diversity in Behavioral Medicine & Sleep Disorders Research NYU Langone Medical Center New York, NY

The PRIDE Summer Institute on Behavioral Medicine and Sleep Disorders Research is a research-career advancing opportunity at NYU Langone Medical Center that is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The PRIDE Summer Institute will provide intensive didactic and mentored research training to underrepresented minority, as defined by the NIH, and those with disability engaged in behavioral medicine and sleep disorders research. The institute provides funding to support travel and accommodations for up to 12 mentees. To be eligible to participate, you must be:

  • A junior-level faculty member
  • Of a race and/or ethnicity that is under-represented and/or have a disability
  • A United States Citizen

For more information, please visit the program website at http://pophealth.med.nyu.edu/divisions/chbc/pride.

Apply Now for the NCI/AcademyHealth Healthcare Delivery Research Visiting Scholars Program

The Healthcare Delivery Research Program, in collaboration with AcademyHealth, has launched a new Scholars Program for mid-career scientists.  This year-long, part-time, funded program offers scholars the opportunity to collaborate closely with NCI staff and pursue a project of their own design.  This project should advance the Scholars’ own career and improve healthcare delivery in at least one area of the cancer continuum (i.e. prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, or end-of-life care).  Scholars are expected to devote between 20% – 50% full time equivalent to the program over a one year period. Applicants must have a doctoral or clinical degree; be ranked at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor (or equivalent); have a record of peer-reviewed publications; and be able to document research independence. For more information about the program, including requirements, benefits, and how to apply are available on the AcademyHealth website. Application Deadline: Friday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET

 Save-the-Date U-VDC Grant Writing Workshop 2017 Dates Announced

The University Vision, Design and Capacity (U-VDC) technical grant writing workshops, part of the HETAP initiative, provide university and health professionals with strategies to make grant proposals more competitive. This hands-on, two-day workshop is for junior faculty, staff and college/university health professionals who are interested in community-based participatory research; who are committed to working with underserved populations; and who want to build their institution’s capacity to compete and receive competitive grant awards.

This five-day workshop is designed to accelerate the training of the next generation of cancer researchers in the integration of biology and epidemiology. The workshop is primarily targeted toward molecular epidemiologists, but the materials are appropriate for geneticists, statisticians, bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, physician scientists, and others who have completed basic course work in epidemiology. This five-day workshop is targeted to early-career researchers. For more information and to register, please click here. Application Deadline: March 13, 2017

 NIH Partners with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics to Launch Genomic Medicine Program Management Fellowship

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in partnership with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) are seeking qualified physicians interested in acquiring credentials and experience to lead genomic medicine research and implementation programs at the NIH, major medical centers and other organizations. Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

STAR-PREP Science Training for Advancing Biomedical Research Postbaccalaureate Program

This exciting new program was recently launched at University of Maryland Baltimore and it may be of interest to graduating students. STAR-PREP (Science Training for Advancing biomedical Research Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program) is a one to two year mentored research education program to prepare recent graduates who come from groups currently underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who are interested in pursuing PhDs or combined MD/PhDs. Highlights of the program include:

    • One year of mentored research experience in a basic research laboratory
    • Salary
    • Tuition remission
    • Ability to take graduate courses on the campus of UMB
    • Funds to travel to national conferences

STAR-PREP has several unique features.  The program is designed around the interests of each scholar. The program encourages interactions between other science oriented groups on campus. There is a strong focus on research geared towards health problems that affect underserved populations. Please visit our webpage at http://lifesciences.umaryland.edu/star-prep/. All question can be directed to starprep@som.umaryland.edu. Application Deadline: March 1, 2017


February Training Opportunities

Cancer Research Education Grants Program to Promote Diversity – Courses for Skills Development (R25) (PAR-16-139)

Cancer Research Education Grants Program to Promote Diversity – Research Experiences (R25) (PAR-16-138)

Notices for CRCHD K Series and R21 Grants

NOT-CA-15-027: Notice of Change to Eligible Individuals for PAR-15-053 (“Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21)”)

NOT-CA-15-025: Notice to Emphasize the Requirement for Certification Letter to Verify Eligibility of the Applicant for PAR-15-053 (Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research [R21])

NOT-CA-15-024: Notice to Emphasize the Requirement for Certification Letter to Verify Eligibility of the Applicant for PAR-15-060, PAR-15-062, PAR-15-063, PAR-15-064

New: PEPH Webinar: Windows of Susceptibility
February 15, 2017 • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST
Registration – http://bit.ly/2jUMlsZ

New: PEPH Webinar: Immigrant Health
March 22, 2017 • 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Registration – http://bit.ly/2kqzGkT

New: All of Us Research Program Announces Funding Opportunity for Community Partners – February 10, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to promote enrollment and retention in the All of Us Research Program across diverse communities. NIH will hold an informational webinar on February 10 for people interested in learning more. For full details about the funding opportunity, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, please visit http://go.usa.gov/x9seA(link is external).

New: 8th Webcast: Clinical Trials and Black History – Shaping a Brighter Future

The webcast link will be live Wednesday, February 8th, at 6:00pm ET at: www.rapcancer.org

STAR-PREP Science Training for Advancing Biomedical Research Postbaccalaureate Program

This exciting new program was recently launched at University of Maryland Baltimore and it may be of interest to graduating students. STAR-PREP (Science Training for Advancing biomedical Research Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program) is a one to two year mentored research education program to prepare recent graduates who come from groups currently underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who are interested in pursuing PhDs or combined MD/PhDs. Highlights of the program include:

    • One year of mentored research experience in a basic research laboratory
    • Salary
    • Tuition remission
    • Ability to take graduate courses on the campus of UMB
    • Funds to travel to national conferences

STAR-PREP has several unique features.  The program is designed around the interests of each scholar. The program encourages interactions between other science oriented groups on campus. There is a strong focus on research geared towards health problems that affect underserved populations. Please visit our webpage at http://lifesciences.umaryland.edu/star-prep/. All question can be directed to starprep@som.umaryland.edu. Application Deadline: March 1, 2017


January Training Opportunities

NCI/ CRCHD CURE Training Opportunities 

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites P20 planning grant applications for developing collaborative partnership between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students (ISUPS) and NCI- designated Cancer Centers (or Cancer Centers with highly integrated cancer research programs). This FOA is designed to facilitate the planning and execution of focused collaborations in cancer-related research, research experience, and research education. A major goal of the NCI P20 partnership programs is to provide support for investigators at ISUPS and Cancer Centers to conduct cancer research pilot projects and cancer research education program. The purpose of the pilot projects and education program is to allow awardees to obtain preliminary data that will lead to competitive grant applications for funding by the NIH/NCI and/or other Federal/Non-Federal agencies. Application Deadline: January 27, 2017

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities -Notices for CRCHD K Series and R21 Grants

Upcoming Webinars/Training Opportunities:

New: The (SHEC) Cultural Competency Resource Guide Spotlight Webinar Series: Mental Health in Ethnically Diverse, LGTQIA, and Youth Groups Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

To follow up on the release of the Cultural Competency Resource Guide, the SHEC will host a series of webinars in various regions of the country. The webinars will include speakers from organizations that focus on cultural competency. Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:

  1. Describe how mental health affects various ethnic groups;
  2. Describe how mental health affects LGBTQIA and youth communities;
  3. Discuss current programs that are currently addressing mental health in ethnically diverse, LGBTQIA, and youth communities; and
  4. Describe evaluating tool(s) for programs that address mental health in LGBTQIA and youth communities.

The focus of the webinar will be the Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program at the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the services it provides to bring cultural and linguistic assistance to the Hispanic/Latino community in Florida. To register, click here.

New: Technical Assistance Webinar on New Research Centers in Minority Institutions Funding Tuesday, January 10th 3:00pm

NIMHD recently released a new FOA that will capitalize on the program’s capacity to generate new scientific discoveries in minority health and health disparities research and to stimulate the next generation of researchers from underrepresented populations in institutions that are committed to this mission. Join NIMHD on Tuesday, January 10th for a technical assistance webinar to learn more about applying for this funding opportunity. The webinar will open at 2:45 p.m. and begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. To join the webinar, click here.

New: Reducing Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment Complications Wednesday January 11th, 2017 6:00pm ET

The webcast link will be live Wednesday, January 11th, at 6:00 pm ET at: www.rapcancer.org (Use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, not Google Chrome). Webcast viewers can submit questions via:

  • Email: Rapcancer@prostatehealthed.org
  • Facebook: ProstateHealthEducationNetwork
  • Twitter: @RapCancer
  • Lecture Series: BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data ScienceThe NIH Big Data to Knowledge program is pleased to announce The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science, a series of online lectures given by experts from across the country covering a range of diverse topics in data science.  This course is an introductory overview that assumes no prior knowledge or understanding of data science. The series will run all year once per week at 12noon-1pm Eastern Time/9am-10am Pacific Time.  No registration is required. To join the meeting online: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/786506213. To join by phone only: +1 (872) 240-3311; Access Code: 786-506-213. See below for upcoming lectures.

AACR Educational Workshops and Professional Development Opportunities

CancerCare Workshops

For more information and to register, please visit the CancerCare Website or call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673).

Webinar Series: Promoting Health Equity through Programs and Policies
Voice your Vision: A Community Engagement Initiative
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
Dates: March 30, 2016 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

AACR Educational Workshops and Professional Development Opportunities
American Association for Cancer Research

The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy
Application Deadline: December 15, 2015

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow Sought for Clinical and Translational Epidemiology
National Cancer Institute

Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare
This course aims to help high school students, recent graduates, and those considering career transitions explore health care career options and learn strategies for entry into the health care workforce and health related fields.
Northwestern University