RCMI 2019 National Conference

Start Date:  December 14, 2019 09:00 AM
End Date:   December 17, 2019 12:00 PM
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Location: Bethesda Marriott Hotel Bethesda, MD

The RCMI Program 2019 National Conference is designed to create a forum for a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and intellectual exchange to address the NIMHD Visioning Pillars. This meeting presents research opportunities to share new and innovative approaches, develop the next generation of health disparities researchers, extend the reach and visibility of communities whose interest is improving health outcomes, and address the needs assessment and education gaps identified from surveys of RCMI U54 Centers principal investigators and program administrators.

During the first two days of the conference, NRMN SETH will be offering our Grant Writing Coaching for study participants (Postdocs, Junior Faculty, and early stage Investigators) who are actively writing NIH style research proposals.Our study is specifically designed to meet the needs of diverse and under-represented investigators at RCMI, CTSA, IDeA and other NIH funded emerging research institutions, committed to workforce diversity (please see attached flyer with links to the applications). Over the 2-day professional development meeting, investigators will learn the grant writing techniques developed at Northwestern University, work in small coaching groups with up to 6 investigators and 1 coach on revising specific aims pages and reviewing the overall scientific merit of each participants’ proposed project. This face-to-face kick-off session launches a 9-month coaching period during which the groups virtually convene to continue reviewing and refining the grant proposals, with the goal of submitting the finalized grant applications in nine to twelve months. The application deadline for study participants is Monday, October 14th.


The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.
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