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Webinar Series 2016 – Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health

Institute Update

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

Research on Mental Health Disparities

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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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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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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Research on Global Mental Health

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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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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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.

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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.

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