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2016 Call for Applications Application Deadline: March 15, 2016 (3 p.m. ET) HAROLD AMOS MEDICAL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM BACKGROUND The Robert W...

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2016 Call for Applications Application Deadline: March 15, 2016 (3 p.m. ET)

HAROLD AMOS MEDICAL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

BACKGROUND

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has long invested in building and maintaining a strong, capable, and diverse leadership and workforce in health and health care in response to an ever-changing environment. RWJF supports programs for promising leaders and scholars in training, research, and leadership development; makes investments to build specific fields within health and health care; and helps to ensure that our nation has a sufficient, well-trained workforce that provides direct care and services to patients. Each investment expands a network of leaders and scholars who are well-positioned to move the nation toward a Culture of Health. The program recognizes the critical role faculty play as leaders, researchers and advisers. The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) was developed to increase diversity in medical faculty and more recently, in nursing and dentistry faculties. The program’s name honors Harold Amos, PhD, who was the first African American to chair a department at Harvard Medical School—now the Department of Microbiology and Medical Genetics. Dr. Amos worked tirelessly to recruit and mentor countless minority and disadvantaged students to careers in academic medicine and science. He was a founding member of the national advisory committee (NAC) of the Minority Medical Faculty Development Program in 1983, and served as its director between 1989 and 1993. Dr. Amos remained actively engaged with the program until his death in 2003.

THE PROGRAM

The AMFDP offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to: •

developing careers and achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing;



fostering the development of succeeding classes of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds;



improving the health of underserved populations; and/or



working toward understanding and eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing.

The program defines the term “historically disadvantaged” to mean the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors (e.g., possession of a physical, learning or other disability, first generation college graduate). Each scholar will study and conduct research with a senior faculty member who is located at an academic center known for the training of

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junior faculty and who is pursuing lines of biomedical, clinical or health services research of interest to the scholar. Amos Scholars are expected to spend at least 70 percent of their time engaged in research. A distinguished NAC assists RWJF with the program. Although awards are intended to provide four years of support, NAC members will review each scholar’s progress after the first two years to determine if support should continue for the full duration of the award.

TOTAL AW ARDS

We will fund up to 10 four-year awards up to $420,000 each in this grant cycle. Amos Scholars will receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 each, complemented by a $30,000 annual grant toward support of research activities.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible for this award, applicants must be physicians, dentists, or nurses who: •

are from historically disadvantaged backgrounds;1



are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services2; and



are completing or have completed their formal clinical training. (We will give preference to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training or in the case of nurses, their research doctorate.)

As a physician, you must be Board eligible to apply for this program. As a dentist, you must be a general dentist with a master’s degree or a PhD or have completed advanced dental education. Nurse applicants must be registered nurses with a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline. We will select semifinalists from among the applicants and ask them to interview with NAC members. Detailed research plans and budgets for selected finalists must be submitted by a university, school of medicine, dentistry, nursing, or research institution, with which the prospective scholar will be affiliated during the term of the fellowship. The university, school or research institution must meet the following criteria: •

be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;



not be a private foundation or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organization, and



be based in the United States or its territories.

The term “historically disadvantaged” refers to the challenges facing individuals because of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors (e.g., possession of a physical, learning or other disability, first generation college graduate). 2 Applicants who are permanent residents and not green card holders should contact the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program before applying to determine whether they can satisfy the program’s eligibility and documentation requirements. 1

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Additionally, candidates cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer3or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Consistent with RWJF values, this program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age and socioeconomic status. We strongly encourage applications in support of individual candidates who will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work. We believe that the more we include diverse perspectives and experiences in our work, the more successful we will be as we strive together to build a Culture of Health, enabling all in our diverse society to lead healthier lives, now, and for generations to come.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Successful scholars must demonstrate that they: •

have excelled in their education;



are prepared to devote four consecutive years to research;



are committed to: 1) pursuing academic careers; 2) serving as role models for students and faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds; 3) improving the health status of the underserved; and/or 4) decreasing health disparities.

To pursue the advanced research training required by this program, applicants must first identify a faculty mentor (or mentors) with whom they would like to work to develop a research plan. The mentor’s experience in supervising trainees and the adequacy of the mentor’s research environment and support will be a key consideration in the selection of Amos Scholars. Once these linkages have been established, the applicant, proposed scholar and mentor may begin the application process. In the first stage of the selection process, each candidate will submit a proposal, including: academic records; a personal statement regarding the candidate’s commitment to AMFDP’s goals; descriptions of research experience and interests; a statement describing the candidate’s disadvantaged status; a summary of career objectives; references; and a preliminary plan for training with the proposed mentor. Based on a review of these materials, the NAC will select semifinalists for interviews. The interview enables the committee to assess candidates more fully. It also allows candidates to define their research interests and describe the resources available in their mentors’ laboratories. All mentors must be located in a university, school of medicine, dentistry, nursing, or research institute within the United States. Based on these interviews, we will select up to 10 finalists. Finalists will then submit their detailed research plans and budgets. The NAC will review these submissions and make final recommendations to RWJF, the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Nephrology, and the American Heart Association. Neither the NAC nor RWJF provides individual critiques of applications submitted.

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2016 Call for Applications Application Deadline: March 15, 2016 (3 p.m. ET) ASH-AMFDP PARTNERSHIP

A partnership between the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and AMFDP was established to increase the number of hematologists from historically disadvantaged backgrounds with academic and research appointments. The criteria and process for selecting ASH-AMFDP Scholars are identical to those for the AMFDP, and scholars and their mentors will have the same obligations and benefits. For more information, please visit the website for the American Society of Hematology.

ASN-AMFDP PARTNERSHIP

A partnership between the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and AMFDP has been established to increase the number of nephrologists from historically disadvantaged backgrounds with academic and research appointments. The criteria and process for selecting ASN-AMFDP Scholars are identical to those for the AMFDP, and scholars and their mentors will have the same obligations and benefits. For more information, please visit the AMFDP website.

AHA-AMFDP PARTNERSHIP

A partnership between the American Heart Association (AHA) and AMFDP has been established to increase the number of clinician-researchers focused on the cardiology or the cerebrovascular system from historically disadvantaged backgrounds with academic and research appointments. The criteria and process for selecting AHA-AMFDP Scholars are identical to those for the AMFDP, and scholars and their mentors will have the same obligations and benefits. For more information, please visit the AMFDP website.

EVALUATION AND MONITORING

As a condition of accepting RWJF funds, we expect successful applicants and Amos, ASH-AMFDP, ASN-AMFDP and AHA-AMFDP Scholars to meet all RWJF requirements for the submission of annual and final narrative and financial reports. This includes providing periodic information for overall project performance monitoring and management. All scholars and their mentors must attend annual program meetings and give reports on their progress.

APPLICANT SURVEY PRO CESS

To help measure the effectiveness of RWJF grantmaking and improve the grant application experience, we will survey the Project Director (PD) listed within the application submitted. Shortly after the application deadline, the PD will be contacted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI), an independent research firm, and asked to complete a brief, online survey about the application process and applicant characteristics. This voluntary questionnaire will take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Responses provided to PSRAI will not impact the funding decision for the applications in any way. PSRAI will protect the confidentiality of the responses. RWJF will not receive any data that links a name with the survey responses. If you have any questions about the survey or the use of the data, feel free to email [email protected]

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2016 Call for Applications Application Deadline: March 15, 2016 (3 p.m. ET) USE OF GRANT FUNDS

Grants made to the participating universities will be in accordance with RWJF's regular funding guidelines. Under the program, the universities provide scholars with their stipends and health insurance. Financial support also is available at each university for expenses associated with scholars' research, including travel.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. Visit www.rwjf.org/cfp/mfd16 and use the Apply Online link for this solicitation. If you have not already done so, you will be required to register at http://my.rwjf.org before you begin the application process. In addition to the online application due on March 15, 2016, hard copies and supporting materials must be mailed to the national program office (NPO) and postmarked by March 16, 2016. Complete information on the program and application process can also be found on the program’s website at www.amfdp.org. RWJF does not provide individual critiques of applications submitted. This program has a national advisory committee that makes recommendations about grants to Foundation staff. RWJF will make all final grant decisions. Applications must include: •

Academic records



References



Description of the candidate’s research experience and interests



Summary of career objectives



Statement of commitment to the goals of AMFDP



Statement describing the candidate’s disadvantaged status



Curricula vitae of candidates and mentors



Mentor’s statement



Preliminary plan for training with the proposed mentor

Please direct all inquiries about the program and application process to: Nina Ardery, deputy director Phone: (317) 278-0500 Email: [email protected]

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2016 Call for Applications Application Deadline: March 15, 2016 (3 p.m. ET) PROGRAM DIRECTION

Direction and technical assistance for this program are provided by the Indiana University School of Medicine which serves as the national program office, located at: Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program 702 Rotary Circle, Suite 132 Indianapolis, IN 46202 Phone: (317) 278-0500 Email: [email protected] Website: www.amfdp.org Responsible staff members at the NPO are: •

David S. Wilkes, MD, program director



Nina Ardery, deputy director

Responsible staff members at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are: •

David M. Krol, MD, MPH, senior program officer



Pamela S. Dickson, MBA, associate vice president and interim director



Stephen Theisen, senior program financial analyst

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The National Advisory Committee (NAC) will evaluate applicants and recommend finalists to RWJF, ASH, ASN, and AHA for support. The NAC will also have active monitoring responsibility for those chosen and maintain an ongoing interest in the scholars, providing advice and counsel regarding the direction and development of their academic careers. Rose Marie Robertson, MD, Chair Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Chief Science Officer American Heart Association Dallas, TX Carrie L. Byington, MD H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Professor of Pediatrics Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Affairs Director, Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science Vice Dean, Academic Affairs and Faculty Development University of Utah School of Medicine Salt Lake City, UT

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Robert S. Dittus, MD, MPH Albert and Bernard Werthan Professor of Medicine and Public Health Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Health and Health Care Senior Associate Dean for Population Health Sciences Director, Institute for Medicine and Public Health Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Glenn Flores, MD, FAAP Distinguished Chair of Health Policy Research Medica Research Institute Minneapolis, MN James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD Clinical Professor of Medicine Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA Jeane Ann Grisso, MD, MSc Professor Emerita of Nursing and Medicine University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Ralph I. Horwitz, MD Professor of Medicine Director, Transformative Medicine Institute Temple University Philadelphia, PA Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics Professor of Pediatrics Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, TN Juanita L. Merchant, MD, PhD H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Gastrointestinal Sciences Departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular & Integrative Physiology University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI Arturo Molina, MD, MS, FACP Adjunct Professor of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation © 2 0 1 6 R O B E R T W O O D J O H N S O N F OU N D A T I O N | W W W . RW J F . O R G | C F A : A D V A N C I N G C H A N G E L E A D E R S H I P | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6

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City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center Vice President, Oncology Scientific Innovation Janssen Research and Development, Johnson & Johnson Menlo Park, CA Aubrey R. Morrison, MD Professor of Medicine, Molecular Biology, and Developmental Biology Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA Constance B. Wofsy Distinguished Professor of Medicine Chief of Medical Services, San Francisco General Hospital Vice Chair of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA Francisco Ramos Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH Professor, Section of Pediatric Dentistry University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry Los Angeles, CA Lee W. Riley, MD Professor and Chair, Division of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology University of California–Berkeley School of Public Health Division of Public Health Biology and Epidemiology Berkeley, CA Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MBA, MACP Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD David D. Sabatini, MD, PhD Frederick L. Ehrman Professor Department of Cell Biology New York University School of Medicine New York, NY J. Sanford Schwartz, MD Professor of Medicine and Health Management and Economics School of Medicine and The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA © 2 0 1 6 R O B E R T W O O D J O H N S O N F OU N D A T I O N | W W W . RW J F . O R G | C F A : A D V A N C I N G C H A N G E L E A D E R S H I P | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6

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George W. Taylor, DMD, MPH, DrPH Leland and Gladys K. Barber Distinguished Professor in Dentistry Chair, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry San Francisco, CA

David S. Wilkes, MD Dean and James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville, VA

KEY DATES AND DEADLINES

March 15, 2016 (3 p.m. ET) Deadline for receipt of completed applications. We will not consider materials submitted after this date. March 16, 2016 Deadline for postmark of supporting documents. July 13–15, 2016 Applicant interviews with NAC members in Chicago. December 2016 Notification of awards. All applications for this solicitation must be submitted via the RWJF online system. Visit www.rwjf.org/cfp/mfd16 and use the Apply Online link for this solicitation. If you have not already done so, you will be required to register at http://my.rwjf.org before you begin the application process. All applicants should log in to the system and familiarize themselves with online submission requirements well before the final submission deadline. Staff may not be able to assist all applicants in the final 24 hours before the submission deadline. In fairness to all applicants, the program will not accept late submissions.

ABOUT THE ROBERT W OOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION

For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook. Sign up to receive email alerts on upcoming calls for proposals at www.rwjf.org/funding.

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