Minority Programs Update
IN THIS ISSUE . . .
Funding Opportunities/Research Administration News
The NIGMS Division of Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) administers research and research training programs aimed at increasing the number of minority biomedical and behavioral scientists. For more information about the Division, see http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Minority.
NIGMS is one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. By supporting basic biomedical research and training nationwide, NIGMS lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
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MORE Grantees Win Presidential Award
Five MORE grantees are among the latest recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. They are: Frank T. Bayliss Jr., San Francisco State University; Goldie S. Byrd, North Carolina A&T State University; Mary Anne Nelson, University of New Mexico; Steven B. Oppenheimer, California State University, Northridge; and The Leadership Alliance (Valerie Wilson, program director). For more on the awards, seehttp://www.nigms.nih.gov/Minority/News/PresidentialAwards07272009.htm.
View Interactive MARC and PREP Maps
The MORE Division is continuing to add interactive program maps to its Web site. The latest additions are MARC and PREP maps. These maps allow users to view participating institutions by geographic location and provide contact information for program directors. We will be producing more maps in the future, so please review your listings on our site and inform us of any changes. Updates can be sent firstname.lastname@example.org. To view all of the maps, visit the MORE Web page athttp://www.nigms.nih.gov/Minority.
Subscribe Now to Findings Magazine
Subscribe today to receive the September 2009 issue of Findings magazine. This issue features computational chemist Marc Zimmer and chemical engineer Lola Eniola-Adefeso. Some of you may remember Lola as a former MARC student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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Poodry Profiled in Video Project
MORE Division Director Clifton Poodry is among those featured in a series of videos produced for the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. The videos provide an overview of the organization and its members, programs and achievements. To view Poodry?s video, visithttp://video.kauffman.org/services/player/bcpid26494365001?bclid=26490306001&bctid=26215218001.
Funding Opportunities/Research Administration News
Join the Community for Advanced Graduate Training
The Community for Advanced Graduate Training (CAGT) is a Web-based tool that facilitates interactions between MARC U-STAR programs and NIGMS T32 predoctoral training grant programs. CAGT helps MARC students find summer research training opportunities and potential graduate (Ph.D.-level) programs in NIGMS-sponsored T32 programs at research-intensive institutions. The tool also assists T32 program directors in identifying and recruiting MARC students interested in their research training programs. Please encourage your MARC students to register for CAGT between mid-August and mid-November. Shortly thereafter, NIGMS T32 program directors can access the system to find students interested in their programs. For more information about CAGT, contact Shawn Drew at 301-594-3900.
IMSD Instructions, FAQs Available
NIGMS recently issued a notice clarifying the requirements of the IMSD program announcement issued last February. Updated IMSD frequently asked questions and answers are also available on the MORE Web site athttp://www.nigms.nih.gov/Minority/MBRS/IMSDFAQ.htm. If you have additional questions about the IMSD program, contact Alberto Rivera-Rentas at 301-594-3900.
NRSA to Promote Diversity Reannounced
NIH has reannounced the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research. These predoctoral fellowships enhance the diversity of the biomedical and behavioral workforce by providing opportunities for academic institutions to identify and recruit students from diverse populations seeking graduate degrees in health-related research. For more information, seehttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-209.html or contact Shawn Drew at 301-594-3900.
Upcoming Receipt Dates
August 13?NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31) and MBRS Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13/U13)
September 11?MARC Ancillary Training Activities (T36)
September 18?Bridges to the Baccalaureate and Bridges to the Doctorate (R25), Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (R25)
September 22?Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (K12)
September 25?MBRS Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement (SC1), Pilot Project (SC2), and Research Continuance (SC3)
October 1?MORE Faculty Development (K14)
For more information on these programs, see the MORE Division Web page,http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Minority.
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
October 15-18, 2009, in Dallas, TX
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
November 4-7, 2009, in Phoenix, AZ