OPEN Stage Webinar: Clinician Scientist Clinic – Overview of NINDS Funding Opportunities and Q&A

September 28, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Contact: Anahid Ebrahimi
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Virtual | Zoom Meeting
1:00 - 2:30pm EDT

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

NINDS clinician-scientist awards provide training, mentoring, and career development to enable clinicians to enhance their research skills and develop into independent investigators. In this webinar, NINDS program staff will provide an overview of pathways for NINDS funding opportunities for clinician scientists and a panel of NINDS-funded investigators will also discuss programs to support clinician scientists throughout their careers.

Students pursuing clinical doctorates or joint clinical and research doctorates, as well as licensed clinical professionals and faculty are strongly encouraged to attend.

Speakers for this webinar include:

  • Stephen Korn, PhD: Director of the NINDS Office of Training & Workforce Development
  • Michelle Jones-London, PhD: Chief of the NINDS Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity
  • Langston Holly, MD: Professor of Neurosurgery & Orthopaedics, Executive Vice Chair Dept. of Neurosurgery, Ulrich Batzdorf Endowed Chair in Spinal Neurosurgery at David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine
  • José G. Merino, MD, MPhil: Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine; Editor-in-chief of Neurology
  • Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD, PhD: President & CEO and Zanvyl Krieger Endowed Chair at Kennedy Krieger Institute; Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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.


Webinar Slides (pdf, 2333 KB)

Dr. Langston Holly's Presentation(pdf, 841 KB)