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Professional Development Workshop - May 23, 2016 (Day 1)

7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration and Poster Set Up
8:00 – 8:15 AM Introduction (Workshop Orientation, Preview, and Housekeeping Information) — Peter Ogunbiyi and John Ojeifo, NCI CRCHD
8:15 – 8:30 AM Welcome Remarks: CRCHD Program Updates and Future PlansSanya A. Springfield, NCI CRCHD (PDF)
8:30 – 9:15 AM Keynote Address: Planning for Success: The Importance of Mentoring and Networking in Biomedical Research Hannah Valantine, NIH, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
9:15 – 9:30 AM Discussion
9:30 – 10:30 AM Plenary Session: NCI Funding Opportunities, Policy, and Grants
ModeratorBehrous Davani, NCI CRCHD
9:30 – 10:00 AM
  1. Updates in NCI Policies, Guidelines, and FOAs — Christopher Hatch, NCI DEA (PDF)
  2. Post-Award Grant Management — Sean Hine and Marianne Galczynski, NCI OGA (PDF)
10:00 – 10:30 AM Discussion
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break and Poster Set Up
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Interactive Network Session I (Round Table Format) — Davyd Chung, NCI CRCHD
Introduction of the concept and tools of Speed Networking and Research Collaborations

Participants will sit at a pre-assigned table (team) based on their similar research discipline and geographical region. The first 25 minutes will be devoted to a speed networking session in which each participant will spend around 3 minutes introducing themselves and conversing with the other participants one-on-one. Examples of networking topics will be: name, institution, research focus, and areas of collaboration needed. For the remaining 20 minutes, each team will be assigned a recently published cancer manuscript related to each team’s research discipline. The goal is for the team to work together to develop a draft Specific Aims Summary Page by the end of Session II and have a better understanding of grants writing and the review process. CRCHD will provide a paper template, and a Program Director (PD) will be available to help facilitate when needed. Session I will focus more on reading the manuscript and coming up with ideas.
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Break (Lunch On Your Own)
Participants will have the opportunity for one-on-one meetings and interactions with CRCHD PDs.
12:15 – 2:15 PM Poster Session and Networking
12:15 – 1:15 PM Odd Number Poster Presenters at Posters
1:15 – 2:15 PM Even Number Poster Presenters at Posters
2:15 – 4:15 PM Plenary Interactive Session: Planning for Career Satisfaction and Success (Round Table Format) — Sharon Milgram, NIH OITE
Biomedical research careers require technical expertise and a broader skill-set including the ability to lead and work on teams. In this workshop we will explore principles of leadership and management using principles of emotional intelligence. We will also discuss career planning, finding mentorship and thoughts on juggling the many responsibilities we all have. The workshop will be interactive and allow for discussion among participants.
4:15 – 4:30 PM Break and Networking Opportunities
4:30 – 5:15 PM Workshop I: The Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc)Nancy Breen, Denise Lewis, NCI DCCPS, and Steve Scoppa, Information Management Services, Inc. (PDF)
5:15 – 6:30 PM Interactive Network Session II: Research Collaborations and Networking (Round Table Format) — Davyd Chung, NCI CRCHD
In Session II, teams will use the first 45 minutes to develop their Specific Aims Summary Page. In the final 30 minutes, teams will present a draft to their assigned PD. The PD will provide feedback and lead a time of discussion in which the team will review its own Specific Aims Summary Page based on certain review criteria.
6:30 PM Adjourn for the Day

Young Investigators Special Session - May 23, 2016 (Day 1)

9:15 – 9:20 AM Welcome to Young Investigator's Special Session and Opening RemarksNelson Aguila, NCI CRCHD
9:20 – 9:30 AM Introductions
9:30 – 11:30 AM Forum on NCI Intramural Training Opportunities
ModeratorTiffany Wallace, NCI CRCHD
9:30 – 10:30 AM
  1. CCR Training Opportunities — Jonathan Wiest, NCI CCR (PDF)
  2. DCEG Fellowship Opportunities — Jackie Lavigne, NCI DCEG (PDF)
  3. Cancer Prevention Fellowship — Lisa Signorello, NCI DCP (PDF)
  4. DCCPS Postdoc Training Opportunities — Richard Moser, NCI DCCPS (PDF)
10:30 – 11:30 AM Open Discussion with Panel
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break and Poster Set Up
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch Break (On Your Own)
12:15 – 2:15 PM Young Investigators Poster Session (Included in Main Workshop Poster Session)
2:15 – 4:30 PM Forum on Current and Ongoing NCI Intramural Research
ModeratorOfelia Olivero, NCI CCT
2:15 – 3:15 PM
  1. Overview of NCI Intramural Research — Glenn Merlino, NCI CCR (PDF)
  2. Basic Sciences Research — Kandice Tanner, NCI CCR
  3. Clinical Sciences Research — Andrea Apolo, NCI CCR
  4. Translational/Epidemiology Research — Lindsay Morton, NCI DCEG
3:15 – 4:30 PM Open Discussion with Panel
4:30 – 5:30 PM Forum on Networking Opportunities and Summer Programs
ModeratorAnil Wali, NCI CRCHD
4:30 – 5:00 PM
  1. The Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) — Anil Wali, NCI CRCHD (PDF)
  2. Introduction to Cancer Research Careers Program (ICRC) — Agustina Boswell, NCI OD
  3. Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Summer Program — Vi Black, NCI CCR
5:00 – 5:30 PM Open Discussion with Panel

Professional Development Workshop - May 24, 2016 (Day 2)

7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 – 8:10 AM Summary of Day 1 and Preview of Day 2John Ojeifo, Anil Wali, and Nicole McNeil, NCI CRCHD
8:10 – 8:25 AM Award Ceremony and Photograph of Poster Session WinnersMary Ann Van Duyn and Peter Ogunbiyi, NCI CRCHD
8:25 – 9:30 AM Workshop II: The New NIH Policy on Reproducibility through Rigor and TransparencyPatricia Valdez, NIH Reproducibility Efforts Office, OEP (PDF)
9:30 – 9:45 AM Break and Networking Opportunities
9:45 – 10:45 AM Plenary Session: Securing and Sustaining Research Independence in Academia
ModeratorMing Lei, NCI CCT
9:45 – 10:15 AM
  1. Writing Successful Research Grant Proposals — Dipali Sharma, Johns Hopkins University
  2. NIH Peer Review Process and CSR's Early Career Reviewer Program — Karyl Swartz, NIH CSR (PDF)
10:15 – 10:45 AM Discussion
10:45 AM Closing Comments and Adjournment of 2016 Professional Development WorkshopPeter Ogunbiyi, NCI CRCHD

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