OPEN Stage: NIH & NINDS Opportunities for Entrepreneurship Webinar

February 23, 2022

Contact: Anahid Ebrahimi
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Virtual | Zoom Meeting
1:30 - 3:00pm EST

Brown theater stage with red curtains pulled back revealing the words Open Stage in white. The NIH NINDS graphic in the top left corner. Overlaid on the stage are the words Hosted by the Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity

In our first webinar of the ongoing OPEN Stage webinar series, NINDS program staff will discuss NIH support for biomedical researchers in small businesses. It will include a panel of NINDS grantees from underrepresented backgrounds who have secured NIH funding for their small businesses. Graduate students, postdocs, and early career faculty are strongly encouraged to attend.

Our panelists are:
Ana Moreno, PhD founder and CEO of Navega Therapeutics
Rachel Dreilinger, co-founder and CEO of NeuraMedica
Jen Nwankwo, PhD founder and CEO 1910 Genetics
Oliver Graudejus, PhD founder of BMSEED
Francisco Lopez Arellano, MS a diversity supplement recipient with BMSEED

The NINDS Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity (OPEN) is pleased to welcome you to the ongoing OPEN Stage webinar series, a targeted outreach effort for our diverse neuroscience community to learn about NINDS programs and network with NINDS program staff. Each webinar will feature a different NINDS program, division, or cluster with the goal of increasing the representation of diverse groups in our portfolio. To stay informed of more events in this series, join the NINDS Diversity News to Use Listserv.

The 2022 webinars in this series include:

Check out the OPEN Stage webinars YouTube playlist for recordings from the entire series.

Related Resources

Event Presentation(pdf, 1165 KB)