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Workshop on Recruitment and Retention of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in Scientific Research Careers Relevant to Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders

Thursday,  May 24, 2001

7:30 AM    Registration and Continental Breakfast in the Lobby

8:15 AM    Introduction and Charge to the Workshop:  Dr. Claude Lenfant (NHLBI, NIH)

Session I: The Problem & the Pipeline (Moderator:  Dr. Cage Johnson, USC)

8:30 AM    Scope of the Problem: What Do the Data Tell Us?  Dr. Jean Flagg-Newton (NCMHD, NIH)

8:50 AM    The Science Pipeline:  Dr. Nirmala Kannankutty (NSF)

9:10 AM    Panel Discussion (Moderator:  Dr. Cage Johnson)

Session II: Building to the Future, Part I (Moderator:  Dr. Charles Peterson, NHLBI, NIH)

9:25 AM    Cultural Marketing to Minorities:  Dr. John Graham (UC Irvine)

9:45 AM    Discussion on Cultural Marketing (Moderator:  Dr. Charles Peterson)

9:55 AM    Break

Session III: Student Perspectives (Moderator:  Dr. Michael Commarato, NHLBI, NIH)

10:15 AM    African American Perspective:  Mr. Patrick Hines (UNC)

10:30 AM    Native American Perspective: Patricia Nez Henderson, M.D., M.P.H. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Black Hills Center for American Indian Health

10:45 AM    Hispanic American Perspective: Ms. Edna Gordian (University of Puerto Rico)

Session IV: Innovative NIH Programs (Moderator:  Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, NHLBI, NIH)
                    (15 minute presentations followed by 5 minutes for questions/answers)

11:00 AM    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS):  Dr. Clifton Poodry

11:20 AM    National Cancer Institute (NCI):  Dr. Sanya Springfield

11:40 AM    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):  Dr. Enid Light

12:00 PM     Lunch

Session V: Innovative Public & Private Programs (Moderator:  Dr. Jared Jobe, NHLBI, NIH)
                    (15 minute presentations followed by 5 minutes for questions and answers)

1:00 PM    The Sophie Davis NYC Program:  Dr. Louis L. Cregler (CUNY)

1:20 PM    Kellogg Foundation:  Dr. Gloria Smith

1:40 PM    The St. Scholastica Program:  Dr. Chandra Mehrotra (College of St. Scholastica)

2:00 PM    University of Colorado Native American & Alaska Native Programs: Dr. Spero Manson

2:20 PM    The APA Minority Fellowship Program: Over 25 years of Experience: Dr. Kim Nickerson (APA)

2:40 PM    Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Gateways to the Laboratory Program:
                    Mrs. Ruth Gotian (Cornell)

3:00 PM    Break

Session VI: Building to the Future, Part II (Moderator:  Dr. Charles Peterson)

3:20 PM    Charge to the Breakout Groups:  Dr. Charles Peterson

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
                Three Breakout Groups will meet separately to discuss group-specific issues
                and begin to develop recommendations. Break at 5:30 PM.

6:15 PM   Dinner
                    Speaker:  Dr. James R. Gavin (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

Go to TopFriday, May 25, 2001

7:30 AM    Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM    Breakout Groups continue discussions and development of recommendations

Session VII: Recommendations (Moderator:  Dr. Cage Johnson, USC)

10:30 AM    African American breakout group report

10:50 AM    Hispanic American breakout group report

11:20 AM    Native American breakout group report

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM     Overall Recommendations of the Workshop to NHLBI

12:30 PM    Adjourn

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SPECIAL NOTE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this activity, please check the box on the registration form or contact Ms. Mary Stewart at 301 435-0050.

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