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From Idea to Project: Career Development Strategies (Part 2)

14:00 - 17:00, Hibiscus A, Terrace Level


Alberto  Rivera-Rentas (1), Emmeline Edwards (1), Wendy Weber (1), Peter Kozel (1), Catherine Bushnell (1)


(1): National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), USA               


The workshop reaffirms the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) long-standing commitment to research training and the development of a well-prepared diverse biomedical workforce and is aligned with NCCAM's strategic objective four: Improve the Capacity of the Field to Carry Out Rigorous Research. The workshop theme is the development of an independent investigator and the presentations will focus on successful career development strategies. Activities will provide an overview of the process of conceptualizing a project that: (1) meets NCCAM guidelines, (2) fits the Center’s research priorities, (3) is aligned with NCCAM’s strategic plan, and (4) supports the Center’s mission. Speakers at different career stages will share their experiences and paths to become independent research investigators. This day-long workshop will also include a working lunch session for participants to meet with NCCAM's staff and program officials representing different scientific areas which will allow time for exchange of ideas and on-site guidance.