AGENDA

Thursday, November 3, 2011

   
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.. Registration and Continental Breakfast
   
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Membership Introductions
Dr. Shirley Blanchard, Associate Professor, Creighton University
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, Director, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, NIDDK
   
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. NMRI Mentorship Program
Dr. Virginia Sarapura, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
   
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Research Opportunities at NIH – Facing the Challenges of a Changing Research System
Dr. Frank Hamilton, Associate Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK
   
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break (Poster Setup)
   
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: How Mentoring Can Take You to New Heights
Dr. Phyllis A. Nsiah-Kumi, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
   
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Session (Poster Setup)

Mentor/Mentee Session:  Looking for a Mentee (roundtable discussion)

Table Topics:
Diabetes
Dr. Trudy Gaillard, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University

Grants Management
Dr. Luis Cubano, Associate Professor, Universidad Central del Caribe

Networking
Dr. Orhan Öz, Associate Professor, University of Texas Southwestern, Medical Center                                       

Obesity
Dr. Shirley Blanchard, Associate Professor, Creighton University

Endocrine
Dr. Carlos Isales, Professor, Medical College of Georgia

   
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Scientific Presentations by Junior Investigators

Histomorphometric Analysis of Bone in Healthy, Young Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Dr. Laura A.G. Armas, Assistant Professor, Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University                                    

Lysophosphatidic Acid Receptors, Periodontal Disease, and Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. D. Roselyn Cerutis, Associate Professor of Oral Biology and Pharmacology, Department of Oral Biology, Creighton University

   
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Scientific Presentations by Senior Investigators

Immunobiology:  A Common Underlying Basis of Human Diseases
Dr. Devendra K. Agrawal, Dean of Translational Research, Creighton University

Vitamin D:  The Iceberg Nutrient
Dr. Robert Heaney, Professor, Creighton University

Pre-clinical Imaging:  A Tool for Understanding Pathophysiology and Screening Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Dr. Orhan Öz, Associate Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

   
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break (Poster Setup)
   
3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Marco Cabrera Poster and Networking Session—Overview
Dr. Shirley Blanchard, Associate Professor, Creighton University
   
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner Address

Achieving Success as a Leader:  My Perspective
Dr. Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, Associate Vice President for Health Sciences, Multicultural and Community Affairs, Creighton University

   

Friday, November 4, 2011

   
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
   
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. One-on-One Session With Mentor (Participants have an opportunity to meet with senior members to receive feedback on draft grant proposals)
   
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Dr. Shirley Blanchard, Associate Professor, Creighton University
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, Director, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, NIDDK
   
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Parallel Breakout Sessions – Session I

Tenure and Promotion: Transition from Postdoctoral Associates to Assistant Professor (“…and you thought the science was challenging”)
Dr. Victor Padron, Associate Professor, Creighton University

Community-based Research

  • Community Engagement, Research, and Research Scientists
    Dr. Beth Furlong, Associate Professor, Creighton University
  • Black Family Health and Wellness: How to Organize an Annual Community-based Wellness Program
    Dr. Wayne Houston, North Omaha Community Liaison, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Dr. Ira Combs, Community Liaison Nurse Coordinator, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Education/Faculty Development and Student Assessment
Dr. Eddie Greene, Associate Professor, Mayo Medical School

Managing a Research Lab/How to Write Your First Grant
Dr. Carlos Isales, Professor, Medical College of Georgia

   
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break (Switch Session)
   
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Parallel Breakout – Session II
   
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Poster Session and Oral Presentation Awards
Dr. Shirley Blanchard, Associate Professor, Creighton University
   
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Dr. Shirley Blanchard, Associate Professor, Creighton University
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, Director, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination, NIDDK
   
12:30 p.m. NMRI Workshop Ajourned
   
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Research Training Opportunities for High School and Undergraduate Students
Dr. Shirley Blanchard, Associate Professor, Creighton University
Dr. Luis Cubano, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Universidad Central del Caribe