NRMN STAR Group collaborating.

Gear up for this semester! 
Ms. Sarah Gluck, NRMN's new Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach, details her experiences in academia and shares how disability can turn into ability when students are supported and mentored. Click here to read A Letter from the Editor and stay tuned for exciting new developments to be released next month. 
Accelerating the Career Development of Health Disparity Researchers with the Research Resources and Outreach Core
NRMN Research Resources and Outreach Core

The team synergized to discuss and enhance RROC's logic model. RROC leaders redefined how the constructs of the core fit into the broader picture of the National Research Mentoring Network and identified how RROC programs and activities are aligned with their outcomes.

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NRMN-P3 - Impacting the Future of Research One Cohort at a Time

Dr. Adriana Galvan
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus hosted another 5-month NRMN Preparation Program (P3). This cohort of P3 scholars has diverse research interests, including epigenetic regulation of neurodegenerative disorders, the impact of racism-related stressors on cardiovascular health, and the effects of environmental toxins on gamete function, just to name a few. Their research may differ, but all share the common goal of acquiring NIH funding to advance their area of science.

Click here to read the full recap of this P3 cohort. 

Congratulations to former  NRMN-P3  scholar Dr. Adriana Galvan for receiving an impact score of 27 (7th percentile) on her R01 proposal resubmission. 

Click here to read the full article about Dr. Galvin's accomplishment.

Maximizing Your Mentoring Relationships at the Annual IRACDA Conference

Dr. Pfund is pictured leading the discussion with UAB's Dr. Mona Fouad, Dr. Henry Wang, and Ann Smith, as Dr. Wang receives UAB MHRC Mentoring Excellence Award.

NRMN PI Dr. Christine Pfund presented "Maximizing Your Mentoring Relationships" to the UAB Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP) group at the annual IRACDA Conference and connected via video conference to Morehouse School of Medicine, Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, University of Alabama, University of South Alabama, Creighton University and others.

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#MyBUILDSummer- A Reflection of Summer Research Programs
Students from BUILD Summer Programs capturing pictures of their experiences in the lab, in the field, presentations, and in networking events
Students from BUILD Summer Programs capturing pictures in the lab, in the field, during presentations, and at networking events.

NRMN partnered with the DPC and BUILD sites to gather a visual representation of what student's summer research experience looked like by crowdsourcing photos utilizing the #MyBUILDSummer. In doing so, a beautiful representation of what the summer program experience entailed across the nation. A plethora of participants from several BUILD sites as well as the DPC participated in this event on August 8, 2017. This social media campaign was designed to raise awareness of BUILD Summer programs and the true impact that researchers make not only in their institution, but in their community as well.

Click here to learn more about #MyBUILDSummer.

Executive Director's Corner: Going Back to School with Confidence
Dr. Rafael E. Luna

This month, NRMN Executive Director Dr. Rafael E. Luna details his own story through academia, sharing both struggles and triumphs. Through his experiences, he shows the importance of mentorship in shaping one's biomedical career. 

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Deadlines Approaching FAST~Applications DUE August 31st!

RCMI Abstract Submission Deadline is August 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern!

RCMI 2017 presents opportunities to share new and innovative approaches toward eliminating health disparities, developing the next generation of biomedical scientists. We invite all basic, clinical and population science researchers and policy advocates to participate in the conference, submit abstracts around conference related themes and   share information  about this conference with your colleagues.

NOBCChE Conference Grants for Students
The deadline has been extended to August 31.

The student develop committee is committed to helping students attend the NOBCChE National Conference. The Advancing Science Conference Grant (ACSG) offers registration and lodging support to undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars attending the NOBCChE Annual Conference.
As part of the ASCG, recipients participate in various developmental sessions, as well as volunteer at the conference. Preference is given to those that present a poster or talk at the conference.
Please direct questions to [email protected].
Click Here to apply for the NOBCChE Advancing Science Conference Grant
You will be able to submit an abstract in the same system. 

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Click here to learn more about this NIH initiative.

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