Mentorship and Networking for Career Advancement

Tue, 07/23/2024 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
[Image of flyer for this lecture with Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD]University of Arizona Health Sciences
Arizona Approaches to Equity, Pandemics, Lung & Sleep (AAPLS) present:

AAPLS Summer Institute Meeting

“Mentorship and Networking for Career Advancement”

Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD
Regents Professor and Vice President; Founding Director, Texas Center for Health Disparities; Principal Investigator, National Research Mentoring Network, AIM-AHEAD Coordinating Center, Texas CEAL Consortium and NIMHD Endowment Institute for Health Disparities​; University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

1:00 p.m. PST (AZ) | July 23, 2024
HSIB Room 322

Via Zoom

About the Speaker:
Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha is a visiting regents professor and Vice President, and Founding Director of the Texas Center for Health Disparities at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.  He is the lead principal investigator of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) Coordinating Center.  He is also the principal investigator of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), a NIH Common Fund initiative to provide mentorship, networking and professional development for a diversified biomedical and behavioral workforce.  In addition, Dr. Vishwanatha leads the NIH Specialized Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Texas CEAL Consortium, the John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment, RO1 award from NCI and a CPRIT project.  Dr. Vishwanatha received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from US White House in October 2019.

Dr. Vishwanatha received his Ph.D. in biological sciences from the University of South Carolina in 1983. Dr. Vishwanatha’s research is in cancer molecular biology, experimental therapeutics and nanotechnology.  His laboratory is investigating genetic markers that predict development of aggressive prostate and breast cancers, and nanotechnology-based therapies for breast and prostate cancers. His research is funded by NIH, DOD and other agencies.

Dr. Vishwanatha is actively involved in mentorship and networking programs to diversify the biomedical research workforce, and has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups in biomedical sciences.  As the founding director of the Texas Center for Health Disparities, a Specialized Center of Excellence funded by the National Institutes of Health, he has directed health disparity research, education and community outreach programs.  For the past 18 years, he has organized the annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities that attract national speakers and participants.    He serves on the external advisory committees for University of Puerto Rico-Cayey, PR; St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas; Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama; Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia.  He has been an active member of the AACOM Diversity Council, AAMC GREAT Group, SACNAS and ABRCMS.

In addition to viewing in person, this lecture also is available via webinar by registering at the QR Code in the image above.

Sponsored by NIH/NHLBI Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals in Health-Related Research (PRIDE).

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Event Location: 

This is a hybrid event. Attend in-person at the Health Scienes Innovation Building (Room 322), 1670 E. Drachman, Tucson, AZ 85721, or register to attend virtually at this link:

Contact Info: 

Brenda Lambert

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