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Webinar Series – Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health

View the archived webinars with NIMH experts and grantees, which focus on training, research, and methodology

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The Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) coordinates NIMH’s efforts to reduce mental health disparities both within and outside of the U.S. ORDGMH is conducting a series of webinars with NIMH grantees that will focus on the following areas:

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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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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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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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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