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NIMH Workshop for Emerging Research Investigators in Pediatric Mental Health: Making a Successful Transition to Research Career Independence


Location: Bethesda, Maryland

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Conference artworkThe National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) supports and administers programs of research, research training, and resource development with the ultimate goal of preventing and curing childhood psychopathology. A goal for NIMH is to increase the number of research scientists in child and adolescent research who are prepared to transition to independent research careers. This workshop focused on providing emerging investigators with resources necessary to initiate and continue on the path of research independence focused on child and adolescent research. The two-day workshop was structured to allow for organized breakout sessions pertinent to attendee interest. Workshop attendees were given the opportunity for one-on-one interaction with Program Officials to discuss their transition to independent research.

Abbreviated Agenda

Plenary Lectures:

  • New Research Directions and Priorities for Pediatric Mental Health at NIMH
  • Emerging Translational Research
  • From Efficacy to Effectiveness
  • Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology

Practical Sessions:

  • How to Choose the Right Grant Mechanism
  • Mock Grant Review
  • Statistics and Methodological Advances
  • An Expert's Guide on the New NIH Grant Submission and Review
  • Ethical Issues for Pediatric Research

Breakout Sessions:

  • Meet the Scientific Review Administrators (SRAs)
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Recruitment and Retention Issues
  • Community Collaborations and Participation
  • Neuropsychiatric Issues in Research Design and Implementation