14th Annual NORDP Research Development Conference
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Concurrent Sessions 8 | Wednesday, April 27 | 3:45 - 4:45 pm ET

Cohort-based Faculty Development Programs: Different Models and JEDI Intersectionality
Presenters: David Borgmeyer, Saint Louis University; Katie Shoaf, Appalachian State University; Karen Fletcher, Appalachian State University

This session will share information about current practices and pose provocative questions related to issues of equity and diversity in Research Development by sharing experiences from two different cohort-based faculty development/mentoring programs, one at Saint Louis University (SLU) and the other at Appalachian State University (ASU). The program will invite participants to examine Research Development practices at their own institutions, specifically the structure, reach, and efficacy of cohort-based faculty development programs and those that target JEDI-impacted faculty. (Intermediate)

Unraveling the mystery of NIH Diversity Supplements
Presenters: Jessica Moon, Stanford University; Madeline Gibson, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Rachel Dresbeck, Oregon Health & Science University; Anindita Mukherjee, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

NIH “diversity supplements” are important for increasing diversity in the biomedical research workforce. For many reasons including a lack of standardization, sensitivity around diversity criteria, and a need for matching candidates to grants on several levels, the scientific community may feel daunted by and unsure of how to leverage this mechanism. This session will unravel the mysteries of the diversity supplement. Participants will learn how this mechanism is unique from and complementary to other mechanisms, strategies to recruit and match candidates and eligible faculty mentors/grants, and ways that diversity supplements can be leveraged by institutions to achieve diversity/inclusive excellence goals. (Intermediate)

RD Smorgasbord LIghtning storm
Presenters: Melissa Vaught, University of Washington; Susan Ferrari, Grinnell College; Faye Farmer, Arizona State University; Alexis Nagel, Medical University of South Carolina 

  • Taming Team Communications with a Channel Matrix
  • Supporting and Developing Faculty Leaders of Institutional Grants
  • Making Common Ground: Pandemic Networking Lessons from an Extrovert at Home
  • NROAD to RD: A NORDP Resource for Developing an Adaptable RD Career Training Program

Presenters: Matthew Dwyer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Katie Pelland, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Amanda Bohlin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This discussion, led by research development professionals from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, aims to spark conversation about opportunities, strategies, and challenges related to onboarding in research development offices. Participants can expect to discuss onboarding for professionals with differing levels of research development experience, opportunities for professional development for those new to the field, strategies for on-the-job training, and more. Designed as a catalyst for information exchange, this discussion will create a space for NORDP colleagues to learn from each other's experiences. Voices from both sides of the onboarding process and the full range of research development experience are encouraged. (Intermediate)