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NIH Distinguished Scholars Program

A Cohort Model for Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion of Principal Investigators in the NIH Intramural Research Program

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NIH Distinguished Scholars Program participants with Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director.

Overview

The NIH Distinguished Scholars Program (DSP) aims to build a more inclusive community within the NIH Intramural Research Program by facilitating the recruitment and career development of principal investigators who have a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the biomedical research workforce.

The program intends to recruit a cohort of up to 15 investigators from diverse backgrounds each year and to provide the investigators with mentoring and other professional development activities that foster research and career success.

Selection for the program is competitive and is prestigious recognition of outstanding accomplishments both in scientific research and in promoting diversity and inclusion.

Leadership

Mary Bernard

Marie A. Bernard, M.D.

Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

As the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, Dr. Marie A. Bernard leads NIH’s effort to promote diversity, inclusiveness, and equity throughout the biomedical research enterprise. She is former Deputy Director of the NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA) and has been involved in a broad variety of NIH activities to further diversity.

Dr. Nina F. Schor

Nina F. Schor, M.D., Ph. D

Acting Deputy Director for Intramural Research

Dr. Nina F. Schor is the Acting Deputy Director for Intramural Research at the NIH, overseeing the research, training, and clinical activities across the 24 institutes and centers that constitute NIH’s Intramural Research Program. She also continues to serve as a Neurology Director for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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Roland Owens, Ph.D.

Director of Research Workforce Development
Office of Intramural Research

Dr. Roland Owens is the Director of Research Workforce Development in the Office of Intramural Research (OIR) who oversees principal investigator recruitments within NIH’s Intramural Research Program. He is also the principal OIR senior staff member responsible for promoting diversity and inclusion in the biomedical research workforce, as well as promoting mentorship at the NIH.

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Carl Hashimoto, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor for Faculty Development
Offices of Scientific Workforce Diversity & Intramural Research

Dr. Carl Hashimoto is the Senior Advisor for Faculty Development in the Offices of Scientific Workforce Diversity and Intramural Research responsible for supporting the professional and career development of early career stage investigators in NIH’s Intramural Research Program.

Contact Us

For further information about the Distinguished Scholars Program, please email carl.hashimoto@nih.gov.

 

 

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