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Virtual Workshop for NIH Blueprint Diversity

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Location: Virtual Workshop: Invitation only.

Sponsored By: NIH Neuroscience Blueprint Institutes


This event provides structured opportunities for neuroscience graduate and postdoctoral fellows to get information on COVID-19-related flexibilities, focus on their career strategy and professional development, and receive wellness strategies. This event is invitation only.

 

Agenda

1:00 – 1:05 p.m. Welcome
Walter Koroshetz, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
1:05 – 1:15 p.m. OPEN Welcome
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Resources on COVID-19-Related Flexibilities
Shoshana Kahana, Ph.D.
Training Policy Program Officer, Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW), Office of Extramural Research (OER)
  • Learn from OER about NIH flexibilities during this time
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Career Strategy and Professional Development
Caleb McKinney, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development
Georgetown University

Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Director, NINDS
  • Focus and plan for what you can do right now to advance your career
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Wellness Huddle
Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Get tips for setting boundaries and asking for what you need

Speakers

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Walter Koroshetz, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Walter J. Koroshetz, M.D., was selected Director of NINDS on June 11, 2015. Dr. Koroshetz joined NINDS in 2007 as Deputy Director, and he served as Acting Director from October 2014 through June 2015. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of NINDS under Dr. Story Landis. Together, they directed program planning and budgeting, and oversaw the scientific and administrative functions of the Institute. He has held leadership roles in a number of NIH and NINDS programs including the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative, the Traumatic Brain Injury Center collaborative effort between the NIH intramural program and the Uniformed Health Services University, and the multi-year work to develop and establish the NIH Office of Emergency Care Research to coordinate NIH emergency care research and research training.

Shoshana Kahana, PhD
Shoshana Kahana, Ph.D.
Training Policy Program Officer, Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW), Office of Extramural Research (OER)

Dr. Shoshana Kahana joined the Division of Biomedical Research Workforce (DBRW) in OER as the Training Policy Program Officer in 2017. Since 2008 Dr. Kahana worked at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) where she was a Health Scientist Administrator and most recently, Acting Deputy Branch Chief. At NIDA, Dr. Kahana managed an extensive grant portfolio, with a focus on treatment development and health services research. She has considerable expertise in program planning and evaluation and recent involvement in the NIH Next Generation Researcher Initiative. Dr. Kahana has a leadership role in program and policy aspects of research training and research career development and contributes to the evaluation of NIH policies and programs to grow and sustain the biomedical research workforce.

Caleb McKinney
Caleb McKinney, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development
Georgetown University

Caleb C. McKinney, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and assistant dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development for Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).  He is committed to advocacy and career formation of graduate students, and postdoctoral and clinical research fellows. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), having previously served as a diversity officer for the NPA. Dr. McKinney studies factors that govern career transitions, with a particular focus on designing and evaluating interventions that facilitate these transitions.

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Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Director, NINDS

Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D. is the Deputy Director of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Before joining NINDS in January 2018, Dr. Schor served as chair of the department of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester, New York, where the focus of her research was on neuroblastoma, a type of pediatric cancer, and neuronal death caused by oxidative stress, which occurs when harmful forms of oxygen molecules damage cells. She was the principal investigator on numerous NIH-funded grants.

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Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Angela Byars-Winston is a tenured faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Medicine. She is also the director of research and evaluation in the UW Center for Women’s Health Research, associate director in the Collaborative Center for Health Equity, and faculty lead in the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. Dr. Byars-Winston’s research examines cultural influences on academic and career development, especially for women and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the sciences, engineering, and medicine with the aim of broadening their participation in STEM fields.

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