Forming a Neural Network: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Diversity Research Education (R25) Grantee Meeting

Forming a Neural Network: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Diversity Research Education (R25) Grantee Meeting

April 11, 2016
April 12, 2016

Contact: 

Edgardo Falcon-Morales

Contact Number: 

301-496-4188

Contact Email: 

edgardo.falcon@nih.gov

Location: 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Event Description: 

The goal of the workshop was to bring together the leaders of the various NINDS Diversity R25 grants in an effort to 1) establish a network and build alliances between individuals who are actively engaged in addressing issues surrounding workforce diversity across the neuroscience research career pipeline from the high school to early stage faculty level; 2) identify opportunities and share successful approaches for more effective recruitment, training, and retention of diverse individuals in the neuroscience workforce; 3) foster dialog around intervention strategies to support diverse trainees at critical transition points along the career path.

The objectives of this meeting were conceived in accordance with the mission and recommendations of the NIH ACD Working Group on Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce in the Biomedical Research Workforce to address the “leak” of diverse individuals from the biomedical workforce. This in-person meeting will establish a network of the NINDS Diversity R25 programs and lay the foundation for future interaction to address challenges and share successes across individual programs.

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