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Webinars on Disparities and Global Mental Health

Mental Health Disparities Research at NIMH: Cross-Cutting Aspects of the NIMH Strategic Plan in 2016 – August 31, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

The NIH recognizes the importance of reducing and eliminating mental health disparities in communities across the country. This webinar will present exemplary studies that highlight the strategic objectives of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research. NIMH-funded researchers who have investigated mental health disparities will present their preliminary findings. This webinar will be moderated by Su Yeon Lee-Tauler, Ph.D., Scientific Program Lead in Mental Health Disparities Research of NIMH’s Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health.

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Implementation Science: An NIH Perspective on Implementation Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – July 27, 2016, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. EDT

Implementation science is a rapidly growing area of research. The results of implementation science are especially useful for stakeholders in low- and middle income countries who are interested in scaling up evidence-based mental health care in order to close the treatment gap. This webinar is designed as an introduction to implementation science for investigators conducting research in low- and middle-income countries and policymakers who will use the research results. This webinar will be moderated by Beverly Pringle, Ph.D., Chief of NIMH’s Global Mental Health Research Program.

Good Clinical Practice for Conducting Clinical Trials Research in LMICs – July 14, 2016, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. EDT

This webinar is designed as an introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) standards for conducting clinical trials research worldwide. Attendees of this webinar will learn about the ethical basis for GCP standards, relevant regulations and guidelines, investigator responsibilities, essential documentation, the informed consent process, adverse event reporting, and other key issues in conducting high quality clinical research. This webinar will also discuss common issues encountered in the NIMH Global Hubs clinical trials. This webinar will be moderated by Beverly Pringle, Ph.D., Chief of NIMH’s Global Mental Health Research Program.

Translational Research in Women’s Mental Health – July 8, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

The NIH supports biomedical research that addresses issues in women’s mental health. This webinar will present exemplary studies by NIMH-funded investigators that seek to understand the underlying contributors to reproductive hormone-related mood disorders. This webinar will be moderated by Catherine Roca, M.D., Chief of the Women’s Program in NIMH’s Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health.

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Getting the Most From Your Data: Sharing it Through the NIMH Data Archive – June 30, 2016, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. EDT

Data sharing allows scientists working in the same field to confirm research findings and to mine the same data to answer additional questions in a cost-effective way. NIMH has been at the forefront of the growing movement to make data publically available. The NIMH Data Archive consists of a set of data repositories that store data from a variety of studies: the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR); the NIH Pediatric MRI Data Repository (PedsMRI); the National Database for Clinical Trials related to Mental Illness (NDCT, see NOT-MH-14-015 ); and the Research Domain Criteria Database (RDoCdb). This webinar is designed as an introduction to the data sharing resources available to researchers who would like to deposit their data into the NIMH Data Archive and to those who would like access to the NIMH Data Archive to conduct their own analyses. This webinar will be moderated by Beverly Pringle, Ph.D., Chief of NIMH’s Global Mental Health Research Program.

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Building Resilience to Reduce Suicide in Arctic Communities – June 17, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognizes a unique and compelling need to reduce and eliminate mental health disparities across the country. Youth suicide is a significant health disparity that affects many Arctic communities. This webinar features NIMH-funded researchers who are using innovative community-based approaches that aim to build resilience in Alaska Native communities with the hope of reducing suicide in the Arctic. This webinar will be moderated by Catherine Roca, M.D., Lead for American Indian/Alaska Native Projects in NIMH’s Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health.

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How to Manage Your NIMH Grant: Guidance for Low- and Middle-Income Countries – June 15, 2016, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. EDT

Managing a grant from NIMH can be challenging. Investigators who do not have an Office of Sponsored Programs at their university to help them manage their grant must learn how to do this themselves. Dedicated grants managers within universities also need to know about NIMH’s specific requirements for managing a grant. This webinar is designed as an introduction to managing a NIMH grant. This webinar will be moderated by Beverly Pringle, Ph.D., Chief of NIMH’s Global Mental Health Research Program.

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Mediation Analysis: Testing Mechanisms of Action – September 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to identify mechanisms of action in clinical trials research.  Accordingly, NIMH’s recently published clinical trials funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) require mediation analyses to test mechanisms of action for treatments as well as interventions directed at providers and care organizations.  NIMH also recognizes a unique and compelling need to build research capacity in global mental health. This webinar will provide the technical assistance for global mental health grantees to meet new NIMH clinical trial requirements regarding mediational analysis. This webinar will be moderated by Beverly Pringle, Ph.D., Chief of NIMH’s Global Mental Health Research Program.

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Navigating Barriers to International Clinical Research Through a Web-Based Tool: ClinRegs – September 24, 2015, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. EDT

Clinical research professionals have identified a lack of harmonization of the regulatory requirements between the U.S. and other countries as among the most significant barriers to efficiency in international clinical research. To address this, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has developed ClinRegs, a web-based resource providing country-specific and comparative views of clinical research regulatory information. By making this information publicly available in a single location, ClinRegs makes it easier for researchers to assess the level of difficulty in meeting host-country regulatory requirements and better plan aspects of logical feasibility, site selection and resource management. This webinar will provide a walk-through of the site, as well as information on how the site is being utilized since its initial release in September 2014. This webinar will be moderated by LeShawndra Price, Ph.D., Chief of the Research Scientist Development Program in NIMH’s Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health.

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Building a Competitive Research Program: What Early Stage Investigators Need to Know about NIMH and the NIH Grants Process – September 8, 2015, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. EDT

The NIMH supports biomedical researchers from high school through college, early career investigator and senior investigator levels.  Increasing knowledge and capacity to apply for research funding will result in increased ability of investigators to successfully lead research projects resulting in improved capacity for mental health research.  Webinar topics will include the NIMH Strategic Plan, the Research Domain Categorization Project (RDoC), finding funding opportunities, the art of the concept paper, submitting your research grant application, what happens to your application once submitted to the NIH, what you can do to enhance the quality of your application, resources for early career investigators, and how to find NIMH staff that can help you navigate the process.  This webinar will be moderated by LeShawndra Price, Ph.D., Chief of the Research Scientist Development Program in NIMH’s Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health, and Karen Gavin-Evans, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer in NIMH’s Division of Extramural Affairs.

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Mental Health Disparities Research: Cross-Cutting Aspects of the NIMH Strategic Plan – August 26, 2015, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

The NIH recognizes a unique and compelling need to reduce and eliminate mental health disparities in communities across the country. This webinar will present exemplary studies that represent each strategic objective of the revised NIMH Strategic Plan for Research. NIMH-funded researchers who have investigated disparities under each strategic objective will present their preliminary findings. This webinar will be moderated by Charlene Le Fauve, Ph.D., Deputy Director of NIMH’s Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health.

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