OPEN Stage Webinar: Drug Discovery & Development at NINDS - Funding and Training Opportunities Featuring First-hand Experiences from Awardees

July 26, 2022 | 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Contact: Anahid Ebrahimi
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Virtual | Zoom Meeting
12:30 - 2:00pm 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

Learn more about the drug discovery process along with training and funding opportunities - specifically, the Training in Neurotherapeutics Discovery and Development Course, as well as the Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network for Small Molecules and the HEAL Pain Therapeutics Development Program funding opportunities – all in the Division of Translational Research at NINDS that supports the discovery and development of therapeutics to treat nervous system disorders and pain. Hear about first-hand experiences from our panel of awardees. The target audience is anyone interested in learning more about the drug discovery process and funding opportunities that support drug discovery and development activities.

NINDS panelists for this webinar include:

Panelist of Awardees:

  • Courtney Miller, PhD: Assistant Professor, Department of Metabolism & Aging, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Jerri Rook, PhD: Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Vanderbilt University
  • Takashi Tsukamoto, PhD: Associate Professor of Neurology, Brain Science Institute, Johns Hopkins University

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, 8442 KB)