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Workshop for Early Career Investigators in HIV/AIDS - Agenda

Time Details
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Rahel Abebe, Public Health Analyst, NIH Office of AIDS Research

Opening Remarks
Supporting the Next Generation of Investigators in HIV/AIDS

Maureen Goodenow, PhD
Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director, Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

The Importance of Mentorship and the Next Generation of HIV/AIDS Scientists

Mentorship Panel

  • Blanton S. Tolbert, PhD
  • Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH
  • Ron Collman, MD
  • Sonia Flores, PhD
  • David S. Metzger, PhD
  • Adela Cota-Gomez, PhD
  • Wilton Williams, PhD

Resources for Early Career Investigators 
Elisabet (Lis) Caler, PhD, Senior Scientific Advisor, NIH Office of AIDS Research

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices (ICOs): Priorities and Programs for HIV Research
Presentations from NIH HIV Program Coordinators and Program Officers from different NIH ICOs with HIV/AIDS programs.

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
  • Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)

Round Table with all ICOs Coordinators and HIV Program Officers


Meet and Greet
Participants will have the opportunity to meet each other and network

2:50 – 4:00 p.m.

NIH Peer Review: Process Overview

  • Shiv Prasad, PhD, NIH Center for Scientific Review
  • David Chang, PhD, NIH Center for Scientific Review
  • Mock review presentation and interactive discussion with Participants
4:00–4:30 p.m.

Office Hour
Extended opportunity for participants for Q & A with NIH staff and mentors.

Wrap Up Presentation
What We Heard from Participants.


Additional information

Facilitators: Rahel Abebe and Dr. Elisabet (Lis) Caler, NIH Office of AIDS Research.

Participant Biographies.

This page last reviewed on April 7, 2023