Monday, June 21, 2021, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (register by May 15)
The Survivorship Care in Neuro-Oncology Symposium for NCI-CONNECT (Comprehensive Oncology Network Evaluating Rare CNS Tumors) is an opportunity to create a forum for NCI-CONNECT research scientist collaborators and subject matter experts focusing on clinical research and patient outcomes to discuss with patient advocates the challenges experienced by persons diagnosed and living with brain and central nervous system tumors. The goals of this virtual workshop are to draft survivorship guidelines for the medical community and to develop a research agenda focusing on the gaps in CNS tumors survivorship research and care.
The primary organizer of the workshop is the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Cancer Research, Neuro-Oncology Branch, which serves as the lead institution and coordinating center for NCI-CONNECT.
Register for the event by May 15, 2021.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (registration required)
Please join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for the next lecture in the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series. The guest speaker will be Dr. Roberto Lewis-Fernández, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and Director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence and the Hispanic Treatment Program, and Co-Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, at New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). Dr. Lewis- Fernández’s research focuses on developing culturally valid interventions to enhance patient engagement, reduce misdiagnosis, and help overcome disparities in the care of underserved cultural and ethnoracial groups. He led the development of the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview, a standardized cultural assessment protocol for routine mental health care.
In his talk, Dr. Lewis-Fernández will review key areas in need of research on cultural and ethnoracial disparities in mental health conditions and services. Throughout the presentation, Dr. Lewis-Fernández will suggest future directions for disparities-focused mental health research, including examples from current approaches being conducted at the NYSPI Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence and other disparities-focused research groups.
Registration is required for this online event.
Friday, June 25, 2021, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join us for the final round of this year's NIH Three-Minute Talks (TmT) competition, in which research fellows from across the IRP will convey the excitement and significance of their research projects in three minutes or less, using just one slide per talk. The competition is based on a similar graduate student competition held in Australia and now at universities across the US. After recieving coaching and participating in public speaking training activities to hone their presentation skills, the participants will be judged on how clearly and concisely they describe their research to a nonexpert audience, as well as their presentation’s logical flow and how well they explain the background, key findings, and significance of their work. And, of course, they must do all that within three minutes.
This virtual event will talk place on Zoom.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (apply by May 10 at 12:00 PM EDT)
The Future Research Leaders Conference (FRLC) is a career development opportunity for talented early-career scientists interested in pursuing careers at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) world-class Intramural Research Program (IRP). We are now inviting interested scientists to submit applications to participate in the 2021 FRLC and join a distinguished group of Future Research Leaders (FRLs). The application deadline is Monday, May 10, 2021, 12 NOON (EDT).
The 2021 FRLC will be a two-day virtual conference held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 29-30, 2021. The FRLC will provide the selected FRLs an opportunity to showcase their research and learn about the pathways for joining the IRP at NIH, the largest biomedical research institution in the world, with approximately 1,200 principal investigators (PIs) and more than 4,000 postdoctoral fellows. During the conference, FRLs will learn from NIH leadership and tenure-track investigators about strategies for developing an independent research career at NIH. FRLs will also be connected with a network of scientists from across many of NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers, including in their scientific focus areas.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 12:30 pm to Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:30 pm (registration required)
Nutrition plays an important role throughout our lives in promoting health and preventing disease. But where we live or how much money we earn can affect our ability to access or afford healthy food choices. Ensuring food security and access to healthy food are key to preventing disparities in a variety of diet-related diseases and conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Research has shown that socioeconomic status, food insecurity and the neighborhood food environment are linked to diet quality and nutrition-related health outcomes. Elucidating the role of these social conditions on diet and nutritional status could help address and prevent diet-related health disparities and promote health equity.
The goal of this virtual workshop is to review the state of the science, identify research gaps and opportunities related to food insecurity and the neighborhood food environment, and suggest innovative research strategies that will inform policy and practice to address and prevent diet-related health disparities and promote health equity.
Registration is required for this event.