Dianne Hardy, Ph.D, NIH - Center for Scientific Review, Bethesda, MD
Dianne Hardy is a Scientific Review Officer at the NIH Center for Scientific Review in the Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences IRG, and currently handling the Integrative and Clinical Endocrinology and Reproduction Study Section, and special emphasis panels for Small Business proposals and fellowship applications. She received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Virginia, and her postdoctoral training was in male reproduction at Johns Hopkins University. For many years, she was a scientist at the Population Council in New York City, conducting basic research in the area of androgen regulated gene expression, endocrine disruptors, and 11ÃƒÂŸ-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase in Leydig cells.
Kevin McBryde, MD, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD
I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and my Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine. I completed my internship and residency in General Pediatrics, and my fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology. Following a clinical research tenure evaluating Chronic Kidney Disease in pediatric and adolescents with HIV infection, I joined the Food and Drug Administration as a Medical Officer in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. I currently am a Program Director in the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC), National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The OMHRC addresses diseases and disorders that disproportionately impact the health of minority populations and fosters the recruitment and training of minority biomedical investigators, who are currently in short supply. In the role of program director, I am responsible for overseeing several research awards (Organ and Tissue Donation promotion, Professional Societies Education Grants), research fellowship and research grants (fellowship and New Investigators) and Research Supplements. My work supports the diversification and strengthening of the nation’s biomedical research workforce, specifically within the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK. This biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research not only contributes to the reduction and eventual elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities, but also advances overall scientific knowledge and improves public health.
After this session, attendees will have knowledge of:
- Career development awards and workshops offered to early and mid-career investigators
- Networking and support opportunities at the NIH (e.g. health disparities, minority health research, and extramural office funding, programs, and networks)
- General goals and objectives of the NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program
- Loan Repayment Program eligibility and application process