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Center for Global Mental Health Research Webinar Series: Training Mechanisms for Early Career Scientists in Global Mental Health Research at NIH


July 26, 2022




This webinar focuses on research career development awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for early-career scientists in global mental health research. Attendees will learn about the various career development awards available for early-career scientists, including K awards from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and other opportunities such as diversity supplements. Attendees will also hear from currently funded early-career scientists.


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About the Speakers

Susannah Allison, Ph.D., is the Training Director within the Center for Global Mental Health Research and the Division of AIDS Research at NIMH. Dr. Allison oversees a portfolio of training grants in global mental health and grants that focus on how best to prevent HIV infection among children, adolescents, and young adults and how to improve the health outcomes of youth living with HIV. Dr. Allison is co-chair of the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Coordinating Committee at NIH.

Christine Jessup, Ph.D., is a Program Officer in the Division of International Training and Research  at FIC. Dr. Jessup oversees FIC’s research career development programs, including the International Research Scientist Development Award for U.S. investigators and the Emerging Global Leader Award for investigators from Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Dr. Jessup also oversees FIC’s environmental health and disease ecology portfolios, including the Global Environmental and Occupational Health program and the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program.

About the Center for Global Mental Health Research Webinar Series

The Center for Global Mental Health Research within NIMH is hosting a series of webinars focused on writing, submitting, and managing global NIH mental health research grants. We encourage students, post-docs, and new investigators interested in global mental health research to attend. The goals of the webinar series are to increase knowledge about NIH structure and grant processes and enhance capacity in global mental health research.

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The Center for Global Mental Health Research