Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Navigating Your Way through a Successful Research Career
  • September 22, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM | Benedum 102

The content of this workshop will emphasize issues relating to grantsmanship and strategies for successfully navigating obstacles and developing solutions for underrepresented minority (URM) students on the journey to a successful research career. Dr. Amarreh will discuss the strategies and tools for obtaining NIH funding and NIH opportunities and policies for URMs. During this workshop, Dr. Amarreh will offer practical exercises related to the topic.

The speaker: 

Ishmael (Ish) Amarreh, Ph.D., MPA, Chief, Research Scientist Development, Program Officer for Global Mental Health, Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH), NIMH.

Dr. Amarreh is the Chief for the Research Scientist Development Program. Dr. Amarreh is responsible for the initiation, planning, execution, assessment, coordination and promotion of international research and scientist development activities within the ORDGMH, and in conjunction with other NIH Institutes and Centers, and governmental and international organizations as needed. In addition, Dr. Amarreh is responsible for supporting the research in Global Mental Health Program for ORDGMH. In this capacity, he works closely with the Chief for Global Mental Health Research and advises on policies, goals, and objectives for global mental health research. Dr. Amarreh serves as Project Officer for the international research portfolio at NIMH and works with NIMH extramural and intramural program staff to develop global projects and provide technical consultation to the global mental health community. Prior to joining NIMH, Dr. Amarreh was a Health Scientist and served as a senior science advisor to NIDA’s Associate Director for Scientific Affairs and Director of the Division of Extramural Research where his accomplishments included the following: 2015 NIH Director's Award for outstanding accomplishment; launched a 300 million dollar study on Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development; developed and conducted workshops and scientific conferences for NIDA; authored the strategic plan for Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH; and provided executive level guidance, in particular through strategic planning and policy implementation, and senior-level decision-making based on information management. Dr. Amarreh has unique and highly specific expertise with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Neuroscience, and a Master of International Public Affairs degree. 


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