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Messages about Research Training


By Joshua Gordon on

In his final Director's message, Dr. Gordon reflects on his time at NIMH.

Inspiring, Training, and Supporting the Next Generation of Researchers

NIMH Training Team on 75th Anniversary

NIMH plays a pivotal role in training the next generation of researchers. The institute's Training Team leads these efforts through research, training, and career development opportunities that support hundreds of new and established researchers each year across the country and worldwide.

Steps Toward Equity at NIMH: An Update

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon provides an update on efforts to advance equity, promote anti-racist ideas and actions, and encourage lasting change at NIMH.

Enhancing and maintaining a culture of inclusive excellence: The NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program

By Guest Author on

In this jointly written Director’s Message, leadership from across NIH encourages the neuroscience community to take advantage of the new NIH-wide FIRST Program, which aims to enhance cultures of inclusive excellence through institutional support for recruitment of diverse “cohorts” of early-stage research faculty.

Racism and Mental Health Research: Steps Toward Equity

By Joshua Gordon on

In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon describes NIMH efforts to address mental health disparities and ensure an effective and inclusive workforce for mental health research.

From Student to Scientist: NIMH Training and Career Development

By Joshua Gordon on

NIMH is committed to research training and career development of young researchers. As students across the country head back to school, Dr. Gordon discusses some of the ways NIMH supports and trains the next generation of researchers.