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June 2016

SCORE Half-Day Seminar: A Minds-On Practice

SCORE Half-Day Seminar: A Minds-On Practice

The CTSI's Study Coordinators Organization for Research & Education (SCORE) recently held its 8th annual Half-Day Seminar. The seminar included lectures on self-determination theory, standard operating procedures, and mindful practice, as well as a first ever hands-on activity in root cause analysis.

Under-Represented Scientists Stay in the Game with Help from the National Research Mentoring Network

Under-Represented Scientists Stay in the Game with Help from the National Research Mentoring Network

Many groups who are under-represented in the general population, are even further under-represented in the biomedical science workforce.  The NIH has developed a Diversity Program Consortium that administers the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) to combat this. The network consists of biomedical professionals and institutions that offer mentorship and professional development to mentors and trainees from under-represented groups.

Supplemental Funding from the NIH Promotes Diversity in Research

Supplemental Funding from the NIH Promotes Diversity in Research

The National Science Foundation has shown that individuals from certain racial and ethnic groups are greatly underrepresented in health sciences across the nation. Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research from the National Institutes of Health are designed to create a pipeline for under-represented individuals to careers in health sciences. 

Get More Out of Your CTSI Grant Applications

Get More Out of Your CTSI Grant Applications

The CTSI is implementing a new forum this May to help junior investigators become independently funded. In addition, several “funding pathways” will be introduced that set a framework for investigators to revise their scientific proposals for KL2 Mentored Career Development and CTSI Pilot awards into proposals for K or R21 awards from the National Institutes of Health.