CNCDP Commitment to Diversity

confident doctorThe 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

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Policies, Programs, and Funding Related to Diversity

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Career Development Programs

AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

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Funding Opportunities

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

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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:

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: The NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC) is accepting applications for the 2017 cohort.  Please email questions to