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Network of Minority Health Research Investigators 12th Annual Workshop.  April 14-15, 2014 Bethesda MD 
 

Network of Minority Health Research Investigators - NMRI 12th Annual Workshop

4/14/2014 7:00 AM
4/15/2014 4:30 PM
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NIDDK Workshop Contact:
Winnie Martinez
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC)
Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov
Telephone:  (301) 435-2988

Travel/Lodging Information

Bethesda
 
Natcher Conference Center, Building 45

Event Details

More than 300 researchers have participated in NMRI workshops in the past decade, and approximately 100 are active members.  The success of the NMRI, a network that is “owned” by its members and supported by the NIDDK, begins with the dedication of senior investigators who mentor and serve as role models for junior investigators.  The participation of active members and the recruitment of new members is a primary reason for the Network’s success in the past and the reason for confidence that it will continue to grow in the future.  
 
To see if you qualify for NMRI membership, please complete and submit this Criteria Form​.

Travel Awards

NMRI is committed to supporting its current members and encouraging new membership, but due to fiscal constraints we are forced to limit the Travel Awards for this year. In order to support the mission of the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI), to increase and encourage the participation of greater number of young, vibrant and energetic NMRI members, we have chosen to broaden our horizon to include more members by limiting the Travel Awards to attend the NMRI National Conference to $600 / eligible member. Awards will be given with priority to those that (1) have never participated in a NMRI meeting, (2) are junior faculty up to the Assistant Professor level and (3) are presenters of an abstract at the NMRI poster session.

We likewise value the important contribution of our Senior Members. To this end, Senior Members who mentor a NMRI member and Senior Members at the Professor level will receive full Travel Awards. However any member who is able to obtain funds from their institution to assist with travel expenses should email Ms. Winnie Martinez. This will provide more opportunities for junior members to attend.

We realize this may be a tremendous burden for some, especially to our Junior Faculty members, however we feel strongly that NMRI is only as good as its membership and would encourage all to continue to participate in the National conference, a meeting that many of us consider is of great academic and unsurpassed personal value.​​​

Registration Deadline is March 10, 2014​​

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Agenda

Monday, April 14, 2014

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration / Poster Set-up
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Introductions
D​r.Trudy Gaillard, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, Director, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, NIH
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker
"[Re]Kindling Enthusiasm for Biomedical Research: Overcoming Challenges and Inertia"
Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack, Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, A.C. Mullins Chair in Translational Research, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Update on NIMHD Funding Opportunities
Dr. Joyce Hunter, Deputy Director
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Research Supplements to Promote Diversity
​Dr. Kevin McBryde, Program Director, NIDDK
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch / Poster Set-up

Networking​ / Round table discussions
 
11:45a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Session I
 
Table 1 - Mentoring of Junior Faculty in Clinical Research
Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack, Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, A.C. Mullins Chair in Translational Research, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
 
Table 2 - How t​o use Multicenter Trials to Advance your P & T
Dr. Kwame Osei, Director Diabetes Research Center, The Ohio State University Colle​​ge of Medicine
 
Dr. Jackson Wright, Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
 
Table 3 - “How to Say No For Success.”
Dr. Marion Sewer, Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego
 
Dr. Rhonda Bentley-Lewis, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
 
Table 4 - Community Base Participatory Research
Dr. Cherise Harrington, Assistant Professor, George Washington University
 
Table 5 - How to Budget and Manage Your Funds (Basic and Clinica​​l)
Dr. Sylvia Rosas, Assistant Professor, Joslin/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
 
Table 6 - Strategies for Successful Recruitment (From the Perspective of a Candidate or a Chair)
Dr. E. Dale Abel, John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research Director FOE Diabetes Research Center, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine University of Iowa
 
Table 7 - Transitioning from Post-Doc to Faculty
Dr. Heather Tarleton, Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University
 
Dr. Larry Alexander, Assistant Professor, Midwestern University

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Session II (Switch Tables for Session II)
 
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Mock Study Section (Breakout rooms)

Study Section 1 - R01/ Basic Grant with multi-PI
SRO: Dr. Ann Jerkins, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
Chair: Dr. Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic

Study Section 2 - R01 / Clinical
SRO: Dr. Michele Barnard, Scientific Review officer, NIDDK
Chair: Dr. Susanne Nicholas, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Study Section 3 - K01/ Clinical and Basic
SRO: Dr. Barbara Woynarowska, Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
Chair: Dr. Keith Norris, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
​3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ​Break
​3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Scientific Presentations

Calorie Restriction Increases Insulin Sensitivity in Skeletal Muscle Through Sphingolipid Metabolism
Dr. Diana Obanda, Instructor Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Low Income, Community Poverty and Risk of End Stage Renal Disease
Dr. Deidra Crews, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Frequencies of CYP2C8, CYP2C9 AND CYP2C19 Alleles Related to Antidepressants and Non-Steriodal Anti inflammatory Drug Metabolism in a Sickle Cell Diseases Patient Cohort
Dr. Cheedy Jaja, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Characterization of Sulfatase 2 Domains Regulating WNT Pathway Activity in Hepatocellular Cancer
Dr. Bubu Banini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic​
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Marco Cabrera Poster and Networking Session
Natcher Conference Center Atrium
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Travel Back to Hotel
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner Address (Bethesda Marriott)
"If not us, then whom?"
Dr. Jackson Wright, Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration
Mentor / Mentee Session
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Business Meeting and Committee Reports
Oversight Committee Report
Dr. Lewis Roberts, Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine Mayo Clinic

Planning Committee Report
Dr.Trudy Gaillard, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Poster Session Awards
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Scientific Presentations Continue

Efficacy of (-)-Epicatechin in the Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia In Subjects With and Without Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. Francisco Villareal, Professor, University of California, San Diego

Adam12 Modifies Severity of Peripheral Arterial Diseases; Evidence from Preclinical and Human Studies
Dr. Ayotunde Dokun, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Parental Determinants of BMI Among American Indian and Non-Hispanic White Adolescents: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, 1994
Dr. Anna Zamora-Kapoor, Postdoctoral Senior Fellow, University of Washington​
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Pragmatic Trials, CER, and PCORI
Dr. Michael Flessner, Director Infammatory Renal Diseases, KUH, NIDDK
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent sessions

Session I: Using Clinical and Translational Science to Promote Your Academic Career; The Do's and Don'ts

Dr. Samuel Da​​gogo-Jack, Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, A.C. Mullins Chair in Translational Research, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Jackson Wright, Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Kwame Osei, Director Diabetes Research Center, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Session II: "The A-to-Z of Setting Up Your New Lab: From Start-Up Package Negotiation to Your First Project"

Dr. Courtney Houchen, Professor of Medicine, Frances and Malcolm Robinson Chair and Chief of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Institution: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Dr. Alexis Stranahan, Assistant Professor, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents Univesity

Dr. Heather Tarleton, Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Role of Scientific Societies and Professional Organizations

American Gastroenterological Association
Dr. Jesus Rivera, Chair of Underrepresented Minorities Committee

The American Physiological Society
Dr. Martin Frank, Executive Director

American Kidney Fund
Dr. Myra Kleinpeter, Associate Professor, Tulane University

American Diabetes Association
Dr. Tamara Darsow, Vice President of Research Programs​
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wrap-up, Next Steps, Adjournment
1:30 p.m. NIH Tour​
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Directions/Travel

Hotel Accommodations:

Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(506) 474-2009 (local) or (877) 212-5752

A limited number of sleeping rooms for conference participants has been reserved at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel. The rate is $119 per night plus tax (13%). To reserve a hotel room, call reservations at the above-listed number and be sure to identify yourself as a participant of the NIDDK NMRI Workshop to receive the group rate or book online https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=11029115. The room block will be in effect at this rate only until Monday, March 17, 2014, or until full, whichever comes first. Any room reservations received after that date will be accepted on a space- and rate-availability basis. Reservations should be made for arrival on Sunday, April 13 with departure on Tuesday, April 15.

Please be certain that the hotel provides you with a confirmation number for your reservation. After March 17, 2014, the official room block will be released, and the hotel may charge significantly higher rates and may be sold out. When making a reservation, please provide your room and bedding preferences. The hotel will assign specific room types at check-in, based on availability. Please be advised that requests are not guaranteed. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so prior to 6:00 p.m. the day of arrival or you will be charged a no-show fee for 1 night on your credit card.

BOX​ LUNCH AND DINNER

On the first day of the workshop, we will have a networking luncheon. Box lunches will be available for purchase at the Natcher Conference Center.

Additionally, if you wish to participate in the meal for the dinner presentation on Monday, you will be asked to complete a method of payment form and provide it to the meeting registration desk by 9:00 a.m. Monday morning.  Payments for the dinner will be made directly to the hotel either by credit card or a direct room charge.

TRAVEL AWARD RECIPIENTS

When making your travel arrangements please know that per federal travel regulations, you can only be reimbursed for a coach class, non-refundable ticket, purchased with advance purchase of at least 14 day. Tickets purchased within 14 days of travel or first class/business class travel need prior NIDDK approval and will be subject to approval by the NIDDK Administrative Officer and may not be reimbursed without proper documentation and justification.

Minutes

Attendees

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Abstracts

​​Call for Abstracts

 
Submission Deadline:  March 14, 2014
 
Abstracts must be sent by email to Winnie Martinez at Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov as a Microsoft Word document by the deadline date listed above.  Please put “NMRI Abstract” in the subject line.
  1. The abstract should be typed single-spaced to fit on one page using type no smaller than 10 point (12 cpi).  The abstract’s title should be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS and should clearly represent the nature of the investigation.  The title should be followed in lowercase letters by the author’s first and last names, degree, affiliation (if applicable), city, state, and country.  Underline the primary author’s name (one primary author per abstract).  Leave one blank line between the title and the body of the abstract, and between paragraphs.  Do not indent paragraphs.  The abstract file should be saved as:  primary author’s last name_first word in the title (e.g., Zucker_Effects).
  2. Please ensure that your abstract is no more than one page in length.  Set the margins to the following using Microsoft Word:  Top 1"; Bottom 1"; Left 1.25"; Right 1".
  3. Use of standard abbreviations is desirable (e.g., RBC).  Use kg, gm, mg, mL, L, and %.  Place a special or unusual abbreviation in parentheses after the full word the first time that it appears.  Use numerals to indicate numbers except to begin sentences.  Do not use subtitles (e.g., Methods, Results).
  4. Simple tables or graphs may be included; however, they must fit within the designated abstract space.
  5. Please use a common font such as Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Arial.
  6. Your abstract must conform to the above guidelines, as incorrect formatting could result in disqualification.

Body of the Abstract

  • Organize the body of the abstract as follows:
    • Statement of the purpose of the study/program/project;
    • Statement of the methods used;
    • Summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion;
    • Statement of the conclusions reached.
    Poster Presentations
Poster Presentations will be displayed on 4-foot-high by 6-foot-wide poster boards.  Pushpins and Velcro will be provided.  All presenters must register for the workshop.

Location

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  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus
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Contacts

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NIDDK Workshop Contact:
Winnie Martinez
Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC)
Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov
Telephone:  (301) 435-2988

Travel/Lodging Information