Dr. Guillermo “Willy” Prado, dean of the University of Miami Graduate School and professor at the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, was selected to speak at a career development meeting held by the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Collaborative Research on Addiction. The meeting was held from August 13 to 14, in the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md.
“I have a great passion for and commitment to mentoring the next generation of NIH researchers. It was great to be one of the four individuals from universities to be invited and to be a part of this inaugural meeting,” said Dr. Prado.
The meeting was held to mentor senior postdoctoral fellows or faculty-level scientists who have been awarded K awards. The objective of the awards is to steer candidates to independently conduct their own research, as well as to help them become more competitive for prestigious grant awards.
“My presentation focused on the 10 practical skills that all young NIH investigators should develop. One of them was on how to build and cultivate a research team,” Dr. Prado added.
Invited speakers ranged from directors of the NIH, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, as well as professors from four different universities. The professors were from Northwestern University’s School of Medicine, the University of California at San Diego’s Division of Public Health, Louisiana State University’s Department of Physiology, and from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health.
“This meeting showed the commitment and the dedication that NIH institutes have towards the training of the next generation of alcohol and drug abuse researchers,” said Dr. Prado.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on September 06