2015 About TWD 2015
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Photos from the TWD 2013 Program Directors' Meeting in Chicago, Illinois

2015 Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity Program Directors’ Meeting

A goal of the NIGMS Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) is to create a community of trainers and educators dedicated to developing a well-prepared, diverse biomedical research workforce.

Toward that end, the focus of this year’s TWD Program Directors’ Meeting Exit icon is on building partnerships and networks. The meeting, to be held on June 3-5 in Chantilly, Virginia, will address the value of sustained networking among the grantees, students and other communities served by these programs. The meeting will enable program directors to learn more about other TWD programs; establish connections with potential new partners, especially regional “neighbors”; and collectively address the Institute’s research training objectives.

Plenary sessions and keynote talks will cover the diversity of the U.S. research workforce, STEM training in the context of NIH-funded biomedical research, and innovative approaches for evaluating and assessing NIGMS/NIH training programs.

The meeting is primarily intended for program directors and associate deans (or the equivalent) at institutions with these TWD student and predoctoral training programs: Bridges to the Baccalaureate, Bridges to the Doctorate, IMSD, IRACDA, IPERT, MARC T36, MARC U-STAR, RISE, PREPNIGMS T32 predoctoral programs and the NIH Enhancing Diversity of the NIH-Funded Workforce programs.

TWD 2015 TRAVEL AWARDS are available for T32 Principal Investigators/Program Directors.  Click here for more information.  Deadline to apply is April 17, 2015!

Registration for the TWD Program Directors' 2015 Meeting is open and will close on May 1, 2015 and seating is limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. 

For more information about NIGMS' TWD Division and all of its programs, see www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/.

Last Updated: 04/10/15

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