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MHLP Assistant Professor Selected as NIDA Diversity Scholar

MHLP Assistant Professor Selected as NIDA Diversity Scholar

 Khary Rigg, PhD, was recently selected to become a member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Diversity Scholars Network (NDSN). In addition to his early career accomplishments, Dr. Rigg was selected on the strength of his RO1 draft application which was reviewed by a committee at NIDA and identified as a proposal with high promise for funding. The NDSN is a comprehensive mentorship program aimed at improving the funding of outstanding under-represented early stage investigators in substance abuse research. This is atwo-part program that aims to help scholars build a sustainable independent research career.  The Part I meeting focuses on the fundamentals of grantsmanship and provides scholars with professional development activities such as:  targeted funding mechanisms, grantsmanship and review, submission strategies, technical proposal feedback, and a professional career development discussion.  The NDSN Part II involves visiting NIDA headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland and undergoing a mock review of his complete draft NIH grant application followed by an open discussion on common pitfalls and responding to reviewers concerns.