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Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers 2012 Conference

posted Mar 29, 2012, 7:13 AM by PROMISE AGEP
Dear Colleague,
We are very happy to announce the opening of registration and abstract submission for the 5th Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Research Careers.
The conference will be held May 10-12, 2012 at the Marriott Renaissance at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. 
Featured among our plenary speakers are: Dr. Donna Ginther, Professor of Economics and lead author on the recent study published in Science that examined inequities in NIH grant awards based on race; and Dr. Brad Duerstock, Associate Professor of Engineering Practice at Purdue University and NIH Pathfinder award winner, who increases access to research careers by the physically disabled in research careers through his work neurotrauma and assistive technologies.
Conference information as well as facilities for registration and abstract submission may be found on our NEW WEBSITE at understanding-interventions.org.
This is a year of major transition for Understanding Interventions, which will be hosted by Long Island University.  In 2012, we will:
* expand beyond an annual conference to a portal for service to the communities of research and practice;
* launch  a searchable annotated database of peer-reviewed Journal articles as well as published reports and other writings relevant to research and practice in understanding interventions in STEM and Medicine; and
* publish a newsletter that will serve to distill and disseminate research findings, development opportunities, and general announcements relevance to our communities of research and practice.
Your continued participation and support has been instrumental in our growth and recognition, and in this transitional year, it is even more critical as we further clarify the contributions of interventions research and practice in addressing the needs of a community drawn from an array of institutions, disciplines, and professionals specializing in research and its dissemination, funding and policy, program direction and administration, evaluation, training and technical assistance.
The early conference registration deadline is April 16.  The registration fee is $325 and includes access to breakfasts, lunches, and receptions on the days of the conference. Student fee is $150.  Room rate for the conference hotel is $159 per night. Abstracts required for poster presentation, symposia, and workshops are due April 2.  We encourage you to register as soon as possible as we look forward to finalizing the agenda for release in future communications.
We look forward to our 2012 activities, especially the Understanding Interventions Conference in Baltimore.  Please join us!