DMD welcomes Annie Montemayor as a research associate. Annie is a former journalist turned higher education communications specialist. She is now working on her master’s degree in organizational leadership, policy, and development in higher education at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. In addition to her work with DMD, she is a graduate research assistant for dissemination and communications at the Human Capital Research Collaborative, a center focusing on research and implementation of early childhood education interventions. Annie has a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas.
DMD staff, Don Vangsnes and Dean Schieve, will be attending the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) held in Washington, DC from June 26-28, 2016. NISBRE is a national scientific meeting that showcases the accomplishments of the IDeA program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, including the INBRE program, which is designed to increase the biomedical research capacity of the IDeA states. DMD has a long history working with the INBRE program, beginning with Nebraska in 2003; DMD also provides professional evaluation services to INBRE programs in Montana, Kentucky and Alaska.
Becoming a Scientist: Stories from Nebraska is a Video Evaluation Documentary (VED) that DMD has completed as a part of its evaluation of the Nebraska INBRE program. The VED highlights the accomplishments of nine former INBRE Scholars who graduated from undergraduate institutions in Nebraska and subsequently obtained PhDs in biomedical science related fields -- the ultimate goal for the INBRE program. DMD has conducted evaluation activities for Nebraska INBRE since 2003, tracking their students' activities during their undergraduate and graduate school experiences, culminating in the production of the VED.
The former INBRE Scholars now hold research or academic positions at universities and research centers around the country. In the VED, which was filmed onsite, the biomedical researchers discuss the impact the program had on their education and career decision making, as well as how it has helped them succeed in their research careers.
INBRE is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program that emphasizes increasing the biomedical research capacity in selected states. More about the Nebraska INBRE program can be found at http://www.unmc.edu/inbre/.
Becoming a Scientist: Stories from Nebraska is available via the following link: https://vimeo.com/169197651. For additional information contact Dean Schieve, DMD Consulting.
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