CNCDP Commitment to Diversity
The CNCDP program is committed to fostering diversity within the CNCDP program amongst scholars, mentors, and program leadership, and throughout the field of Child Neurology. A diverse clinical and scientific workforce is an important factor in fostering scientific innovation and breakthroughs in health. We invite and encourage applications for the CNCDP-K12 program from a diverse pool of clinician-researchers, especially those traditionally underrepresented in science fields. The CNCDP program will host a series of events targeted to individuals in the early clinical and research pipeline, to expand early awareness of Child Neurology as a career option and opportunities in clinical research.
Check back for updates on the CNCDP Diversity Program.
Contact: Erika Augustine, MD, MS – CNCDP Diversity Officer
Policies, Programs, and Funding Related to Diversity
NIH Diversity Resources and Family-Friendly Policies
Career Development Programs
Doris Duke Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists
The purpose of the Fund is to provide supplemental, flexible funds to early-career physician-scientists working on clinical research projects and facing extraprofessional demands of caregiving. Participating Institutions
NIH Diversity Supplements
Resources for Recruiting Diverse Patient Populations
- NIMH Points to consider about recruitment and retention
- FDA Office of Minority Health Become a Research Volunteer brochure
- Denhoff, et al. Factors Associated with Clinical Research Recruitment in a Pediatric Academic Medical Center. PLOSOne. 2015;10(10):e0140768
Save the Date!
Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards
When: September 7, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando Orlando, Florida
Writing a successful grant is critical to career advancement. Take advantage of this unique program that supports faculty who are underrepresented in medicine (URM) in improving critical writing skills to strengthen grant proposals. This coaching group is designed for minority faculty actively working on both K and R NIH grant proposals, and includes an intensive 1 day workshop, as well as virtual online learning sessions and continued peer review over 2-3 months to the strengthen proposal. Eligibility: Our target audience includes faculty who are underrepresented in medicine, however all faculty regardless of racial ethnicity are welcome to apply. Registration opens in April 2017. For more information please visit our website: https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/diversity/portfolios/427802/grantwriters.html
NINDS Clinical Trials Course Applications 2017 When: August 7-11, 2017 Location: Iowa City, Iowa
The Program at ASENT now includes a ‘Translational Neuroscience Course’ as well as a Careers in Neuroscience Dinner. A number of scholarships may be available to residents and fellows interested in Experimental Neurotherapeutics as well as transnational neuroscience to attend the meeting. Weblink: http://asent.org/events/2017-03-15/asent-19th-annual-meeting. The NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC) is accepting applications for the 2017 cohort. Please email questions to NINDS-CTMC-Info@umich.edu