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to go to medical school and was looking for a way to meld her interests in biology public health and community activism That’s when one of her professors suggested she check out the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) “I’d always been interested in science but I wasn’t sure what that might lead to” Ezieme says NRMN is part of an unprecedented $250 million diversity initiative launched in October 2014 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda Maryland The effort is designed to increased participation in biomedical research from groups historically underrepresented in the field including blacks Hispanics and Native Americans Fueled by a 5-year $22 million grant NRMN offers evidence-based culturally aware mentoring to the entire scientific community from undergraduates to senior faculty members as well as training in grantsmanship and other areas of professional development To Ezieme the daughter of Nigerian immigrants signing up for NRMN’s virtual mentoring site in the fall of 2015 seemed like a good first step in sorting out her career options And she was right “My mentor introduced me to her colleagues in public health and that was really helpful” Ezieme says about Karen Winkfield a radiation oncologist then at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston who works on reducing health disparities in minority communities “She also kept me focused asking me questions and pushing me on what I really wanted to do” But even the best mentoring doesn’t guarantee that a student will remain in science After graduating in 2016 with a degree in biology and taking a year off to work and travel Ezieme has now decided to attend law school “I looked at PhD programs but I think I can have more impact on public health and social justices with a law degree” she says “And politics runs in the family” The meaning of success Ezieme’s new career path hasn’t stopped NRMN from touting her “success” in a promotional video on its website And she’s not the only surprising choice In a recent presentation to a high-level advisory panel NIH officials included Crystal Lee a postdoctoral student at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) as an example of NRMN’s impact But Lee a member of the Navajo tribe and the first Native American in UCLA’s department of neuroscience and psychiatry was actually thwarted last year when she tried to sign up for an NRMN workshop on grant writing “I applied online and a couple of weeks later I got an email saying that the application process had been postponed” she recalls “Then they moved the training to another location and somewhere along the line I lost track of things and missed the new deadline But they said I could try again next year” My Story: Rachel Ezieme from NRMN on Vimeo Labeling Lee and Ezieme as NRMN success stories may simply be a well-meaning but flawed bit of public relations But their experiences point to a more complicated reality By its own account NRMN has traveled a rocky road over the past 3 years a victim of both its own missteps and of obstacles that NIH has thrown in its path And its path forward is also uncertain This fall NIH is expected to issue guidance for the second 5-year phase of the diversity initiative and there is no guarantee that NRMN will prevail if there’s an open competition NRMN scientists think that another round of NIH funding is essential to sustain their progress But that decision rests with NIH The stakes are high for anyone who is rooting for a more diverse and inclusive biomedical research community Time-tested—and flawed NRMN aims to strengthen a centuries-old training model in which would-be academic scientists learn the profession under the guidance of their elders Good mentors paved the way for their students and basked in their success That apprenticeship model has worked brilliantly in producing generations of talented scientists But it also has significant flaws Mentoring doesn’t come naturally to some professors nor do their institutions necessarily reward good mentoring when it comes to hiring tenure and professional advancement Most universities don’t even track the extent and quality of mentoring on campus much less devote resources to those who need help Historically the model has also helped preserve biomedicine’s demographic status quo—that is a preponderance of white male scientists—and hindered entry into the profession by those outside the scientific mainstream NRMN was created to address those problems especially the last It’s a dramatic investment by NIH in the power of mentoring to change the face of the biomedical workforce It’s also a key element in the agency’s response to a 2011 study that found black scientists have significantly less success winning NIH grants than their white counterparts NRMN is part of what NIH calls its Diversity Program Consortium The bulk of NIH’s investment in the consortium is going to 10 campus-based efforts that are testing various ways to attract more minority undergraduates into biomedical careers And high-quality mentoring is an important component of each project known collectively as Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) NIH is also funding researchers at UCLA to evaluate the effect of both NRMN and BUILD Despite its many moving parts the consortium has a simple goal says Hannah Valantine NIH’s chief officer for scientific workforce diversity “We want to learn what works for whom so the results can be rapidly disseminated” says Valantine whose office oversees the consortium That makes NRMN essentially a research project However NIH Director Francis Collins seemed to be promising more when he unveiled the initiative 3 years ago He acknowledged that 4 decades of NIH programs aimed at broadening participation by underrepresented groups had failed to move the needle One serious consequence was the embarrassing gap of 10 points between the success rates of black and white applicants for NIH grants Collins suggested that NRMN which he called a “bold experiment” would help NIH close the gap in success rates a de facto metric of workforce diversity Tinkering with NRMN What Collins didn’t mention was that only 2 weeks earlier he had intervened to ensure that NRMN would be a success at least from his perspective Peer reviewers had given top marks to the original NRMN proposal submitted by Boston College (BC) and containing the visions of a team of investigators from across the country But once word of the pending award began to circulate the leaders of several predominantly black academic institutions complained to Collins that none of their faculty members was part of the NRMN leadership team They were already miffed that only two of the 10 BUILD sites would be located at their institutions known collectively as historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) The 2011 study had already raised the possibility that NIH’s vaunted peer-review system might be biased against minorities and Collins didn’t want to launch the diversity initiative without the support of the important HBCU constituency But he was running out of time to win them over So Collins took matters into his own hands by calling David Burgess the lead principal investigator (PI) for the NRMN project National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins Daniel Soé Photography LLC/Flickr Collins asked Burgess a cell biologist at BC to add cardiologist Elizabeth Ofili of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta as a co-PI on the multipronged award and carve out a role for her Nevermind that Burgess had never met Ofili who teaches at one of only three medical schools at an HBCU much less talked with her about how high-quality mentoring might help more minorities navigate the difficult path to becoming an independent investigator Even more awkward was the fact that Ofili had been part of a competing group that had lost out to NRMN Collins also seemed to disregard the fact that dozens of minority-serving institutions had endorsed Burgess’s vision for a national mentoring network Burgess a member of the Cherokee tribe and a former president of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science was shocked by Collins’s request But he felt he couldn’t say no “Dear David” Collins began an email he sent to Burgess on 10 October 2014 (ScienceInsider obtained the correspondence through a Freedom of Information Act request) “Thanks for your thoughtful response and your willingness to consider creative solutions to the current dilemma … Your willingness to bring Dr Ofili into the co-PI group will go a long way toward reassuring the HBCUs that their concerns are being addressed” Worried about the possible ramifications if his role in reshaping NRMN became known Collins also swore Burgess to secrecy “I agree that you should be the one to approach her” Collins wrote “I also agree that my personal involvement in helping arrive at this mode should not be shared lest that [knowledge] encourage other requests for NIH Director intervention” Your willingness to bring Dr Ofili into the co-PI group will go a long way toward reassuring the HBCUs that their concerns are being addressed National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins in an email to National Research Mentoring Network Principal Investigator David Burgess Last year Collins told ScienceInsider that he didn’t recall any of the phone calls or the slew of emails about NRMN But Valerie Montgomery Rice president of Morehouse School of Medicine has spoken publicly of how she and her colleagues made their case to Collins after learning about the pending NRMN award “We at Morehouse had to have multiple discussions at the NIH director’s level in order for us to be in on the NRMN mentoring team” Montgomery Rice told other members of the advisory council to NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at its September 2015 meeting (Montgomery Rice’s comments came about 1 hour and 20 minutes into the meeting) The HBCU community also shared its concerns about the BUILD program with Congress Their lobbying was rewarded when the spending panel in the House of Representatives that oversees NIH’s budget told the agency last year “to ensure that graduate institutions with a historic mission of educating minorities in the health professional and biomedical sciences can participate” in BUILD NIH officials have defended Collins’s action saying that it’s normal for the agency to negotiate the terms of an award such as NRMN Such adjustments made under a mechanism known as a cooperative agreement are intended to maximize the project’s chances of success says Lawrence Tabak principal deputy NIH director In NRMN’s case Tabak says NIH felt that Ofili’s experience leading multi-institutional collaborations to reduce health disparities would be very helpful to the fledgling mentoring network Toward that end Ofili was put in charge of NRMN’s outreach effort to organizations serving large minority communities including NIH’s existing Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program Stumbling out of the gate It took months for NRMN to regain its footing after the forced reshuffling by NIH The turmoil ultimately led Burgess to step away from the project entirely in late 2015 (BC has since named biologist Rafael Luna to be NRMN’s executive director and head of its administrative core) NRMN researchers believe they are only now hitting their stride “I think it’s fair to say that the first couple of years of the consortium [involved] a tremendous amount of ramp-up and testing things with good rationales and some played out smoothly and others faced bumps in the road” says Christine Pfund a scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison and head of the project’s mentor training core “But in the past year we’re feeling we’re finally able to launch it in a way we wished we could have done in the first year” The most visible component of NRMN is its virtual mentoring network which uses an internet interface a database and an algorithm to match interested students with candidate mentors pulled from a nationwide pool It’s meant to level the playing field for students at less research-intensive institutions—where potential mentors might be scarce—and address feelings of isolation and self-doubt about entering the profession It also aims to supplement any on-campus mentoring students may be already receiving The mentoring relationship was designed as a semesterlong interaction And rather than simply engage in a free-wheeling conversation mentors and mentees are encouraged to build each of their sessions around a training video both have watched ahead of time The dozens of topics range from networking tips and analyses of the biomedical workforce to stereotype threats and other issues that can impede the progress of minority scientists NRMN scientists had hoped that the structured approach would enhance the quality of the mentoring But for many potential mentees the length and format of the online mentoring sessions have become barriers to participation “We’re finding that [the semesterlong period] might have been too rigid a timeframe” says J K Vishwanatha a professor of genetics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and head of NRMN’s mentoring and networking core “Some may want a longer relationship some shorter They may also want more flexibility to pick and choose the topics” We are building the plane as it’s flying J K Vishwanatha University of North Texas Health Science Center Vishwanatha wants to accommodate them but he says figuring out a better format is harder than it looks “We don’t want to just impose a new timeframe” he says “And we want people to take full advantage of the resources that are available” He says the current format will likely remain for the duration of the initial grant Another problem is the interface itself Last summer Valantine told the director’s advisory council that “a complicated algorithm for matching mentees and mentors has slowed mentor recruitment and led to suboptimal community confidence in the program” Valantine was alluding to complications surrounding the initial process of registering with NRMN After providing personal information participants can choose from among the three services that NRMN offers—mentoring networking and professional training But a significant number of those who select mentoring don’t go any further “We actually have a lot of people in the system who say they want to be matched but don’t pull the trigger” Pfund says The researchers aren’t sure why One possibility is that mentees become confused or frustrated when they receive the names of three candidate mentors Pfund speculates “Maybe they get nervous or don’t know how to choose or worry that they will be rejected” she says “Maybe it would be better to just say ‘Here’s your match’ We’re exploring different platforms to find out where the bottleneck is” The website itself has been problematic NRMN chose an existing mentoring interface and it took a year to go live Researchers have been tinkering with it ever since “We are building the plane as it’s flying” Vishwanatha confesses Growing participation The plane was nearly empty when it took off—only 37 mentees and 16 mentors signed up during the first year But since then the numbers have soared reaching 3713 mentees and 1714 mentors as of 30 June Vishwanatha says about 600 new people are joining every 3 months Who are they The demographics of the mentee pool are shaped by the fact that NIH has decreed the program must be open to all comers As a result 21% of the mentees are non-Hispanic whites and 14% are Asian two groups that are historically overrepresented in the life sciences Blacks comprise the largest group of those underrepresented in science making up 31% of the total and Hispanics make up 26% Female mentees outnumber men by more than a two-to-one margin The mentees by race Some 3574 people—undergraduates graduate students and postdocs—had registered for online mentoring as of 1 June CREDITS: (GRAPHIC) D MALAKOFF/SCIENCE; (DATA) NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Vishwanatha says the mentees are almost equally divided among undergraduates graduate students and postdocs The latter two groups he adds are also interested in professional development and improving their own mentoring skills The racial makeup of mentors is decidedly more diverse than the overall academic workforce Some 55% are white with Asians Hispanics and blacks each constituting from 13% to 18% of the total Fifty-eight percent of the mentors are women Tracking outcomes A second part of the NRMN effort—teaching senior faculty to be better mentors—poses a different set of challenges including the best way to measure progress Pfund and her colleagues at UW and elsewhere have been developing curricula on culturally aware mentoring for more than a decade with funding from NIH and other sources NRMN has spurred those efforts she says by providing a “national platform and landscape to accelerate research and inform interventions” The goal is to improve the learning experience for all trainees That means finding out which approaches work best for which groups and under what circumstances Pfund and her team have developed a two-stage approach The first called Level 1 focuses on building a strong mentor-mentee relationship across five skill domains: research interpersonal psychosocial cultural and sponsorship Level 2 adds 6 hours of face-to-face training in cultural awareness along with a 90-minute video “At Level 1 we might talk about active listening” she explains “And then in Level 2 we add race to the conversation” At each point the researchers try to assess not just what the faculty members have learned but also how they plan to apply their new knowledge when interacting with mentees Pfund says the amount of training that faculty receive or what NRMN researchers call “dosage” is an important variable Researchers are also hoping to demonstrate how the training can be scaled up on a nationwide level Some 5000 people have participated in 188 events resulting in more than 500 trained facilitators The NRMN team has also built up an elite cadre of 38 master facilitators who are willing to travel around the country to train more facilitators and spread the gospel of mentoring Another component of NRMN is grantsmanship that is helping the next generation of scientists become independent investigators by obtaining their own funding Some 432 people—a mixture of graduate students postdocs and early-career faculty members—have completed a process that starts with an idea for a research project and ends several months later with a fully fleshed-out proposal It’s a diverse group by race: Thirty-four percent of the participants are black 23% are white 18% are Hispanic 13% are Asian and 5% are Native American Of that group roughly a quarter has actually submitted a grant proposal to NIH As of 30 June seven of those 103 proposals had been funded and another 64 were awaiting a response The numbers may be small but NRMN scientists say it’s an important first step Few NIH applicants succeed on their first try they note adding that applicants can also use their new skills to win funding from foundations and other sources Too many to follow Keith Norris is evaluating the diversity programs Keith Norris Keith Norris a nephrologist at UCLA’s medical school is leading the third component of the diversity initiative It’s the official assessment team for NRMN and BUILD which NIH calls the Coordination and Evaluation Center (CEC) Norris who studies hypertension and chronic kidney disease in disadvantaged populations has defined hallmarks of success in biomedical science They cover such broad areas as participating in research as an undergraduate pursuing a research-intensive training program as a graduate student and publishing in top-tier journals as a postdoc and junior faculty member Although NRMN does some assessment of what mentees think about their training it “hands them over” to Norris’s CEC as soon as the mentees have completed their virtual sessions His job is to tease out—through surveys interviews and poring over the data—which variables make for good mentoring and how those elements influence a student’s career progression The first hurdle Norris faces is the sheer number of mentees participating in NRMN Then there’s the enormous variation in how the mentees and mentors have interacted “We simply don’t have the person power to track thousands of people forever much less to disaggregate those interventions and compare impacts” he says For example “suppose you have two people who connect online and the mentor suggests that the student take Biology 570 But they never talk to each other again Then you have another pair who establish a relationship that extends over several years” It’s hard to imagine he says a practical evaluation process that can capture and assess both types of interactions Instead Norris plans to look primarily at what he calls “high-touch interventions” and then hope that the results generalize to the entire population He’ll also use that approach to tease out differences in the mentoring experience for those from different racial ethnic cultural and socio-economic groups “While the goal of the initiative is to increase diversity and bolster minorities it’s also valuable to know what works best for everyone” he says “And my sense is that 80% to 90% of what’s done will work for everybody” We simply don’t have the person power to track thousands of people forever much less to disaggregate those interventions and compare impacts Keith Norris University of California Los Angeles medical school Norris faces an equally stiff challenge in assessing the professional development component of NRMN including its work with senior faculty on culturally aware mentoring Norris would like to know what happens once facilitators return to their campuses but his ability to track their impact is quite limited “We can query them on things like the number of people they have trained their perception of the skills they have acquired and whether they think they are having an effect” he says “But we can’t follow up with the people they have trained” to learn their real impact To do that Norris says he’d need to survey them which the federal government would have to approve But Norris doubts that could happen in any reasonable length of time nor does he have the money to extend his reach (The White House didn’t greenlight his ability to collect data from the NRMN and BUILD sites until February for example more than 2 years after the initiative was announced) Even if he could contact those whom the facilitators have worked with Norris says he might not be able to measure their contribution “Suppose one of the facilitators was from UCLA say or another major university” he explains “It would be very challenging for us to determine the impact of one person at a gigantic institution that already has a number of strong mentors on its faculty” Changing campus norms Hannah Valantine is the National Institutes of Health’s chief officer for scientific workforce diversity NIH/Wikimedia Commons One key barrier facing the NIH diversity initiative Valantine says is a culture at academic institutions that has historically slighted the value of mentoring She says other government programs are addressing that problem as part of a broader effort to increase minority participation in science But there is one aspect of the problem—a work burden that Valantine calls “the minority tax”—that can hinder NRMN’s efforts to foster better mentoring The tax is paid by members of groups underrepresented in science including women when their institutions expect them to play an outsized role in solving the problem They are often asked to serve on committees for example or undertake other special activities (such as targeted mentoring) aimed at improving diversity NRMN data bear her out as some 58% of those who have signed up to be mentors are women despite making up less than one-fourth of the tenured faculty members in the field Valantine speaks from experience as a black woman who spent 25 years on the medical school faculty at Stanford University and who led the school’s diversity efforts “Because there are so few minority faculty including women the mentoring gets left to us” she explains She says the burden is enormous “So while you’re running around doing what you think is very valuable—that is mentoring—guess what You’re not spending enough time on your science But when your institution evaluates you for tenure guess what The science takes precedence over how much time you spent on mentoring” “NRMN can’t change that culture overnight” she continues “But as they go around educating institutions about the importance of mentoring they can also address how important it is to engage the entire faculty and not leave it just to women and underrepresented minorities That’s where the institutional commitment comes in We need leadership buy-in from the very top level” Because there are so few minority faculty including women the mentoring gets left to us Hannah Valantine National Institutes of Health Some institutions have displayed such leadership for decades The Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County and the work of faculty and administrators at Xavier University a historically black institution in New Orleans Louisiana have been widely recognized and both institutions received BUILD awards to expand those efforts But Norris says their success highlights the absence of a nationwide strategy “A lot of what we’ve learned about good mentoring and what has formed the basis for NRMN and BUILD are drawn from single sites” he says “But these institutions are the New England Patriots of diversity” he adds referring to the sustained success of that National Football League franchise “Every year the Patriots are successful So the question is ‘How do you get the other teams to be competitive’” Winkfield who is now at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem North Carolina has a suggestion: Tie NIH funding to a university’s demonstrated commitment to mentoring She’d like to see the agency require institutions to compile and report data on the progress of minority students based on such metrics as the number who apply get interviews and are accepted into graduate school; the attrition rates for different programs; and the results of exit interviews with students who have decided to drop out But numbers alone aren’t enough she warns “Institutions that are good at getting NIH funding can write grants intended to show their concern without a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion” she says “And having a large lab with lots of minority students doesn’t necessarily mean that someone is a good mentor” she notes “I’ve had minority students at Harvard [University] come into my office crying with stories about PIs who spend hours with other students and ignore them when they have a problem” “It’s great that NRMN offers a venue for students from underrepresented groups to find individuals who can speak to the issues they are facing” Winkfield says “But there also needs to be someone on-campus that they can turn to” NRMN’s ripple effect NRMN’s broad mandate to use mentoring to help boost the prospects of underrepresented minorities may already be paying dividends to other similar efforts Of course that will further complicate efforts to assess its impact Winkfield for one hopes to use NRMN’s career videos in an NIH-funded training program to help minority high school students interested in health inequities make it through college “Why reinvent the wheel when all this good curriculum is already out there” she asks She also wants to make use of NRMN’s work with senior faculty on inclusivity and cultural awareness “It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks” she says “At Harvard Medical School I was involved in a career development program for senior faculty And when they would go on rounds with their students you could tell which ones were really engaged and which ones were thinking ‘I don’t believe any of this’ or ‘I don’t need it to do a good job’” Similarly Lee—the UCLA postdoc featured in an NRMN success stories video—isn’t just a participant in NRMN She’s also the founder of an online mentoring network for Native Americans called United Natives Lee tried to launch it in 2010 while working on a PhD in public health at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas But she was simply too busy then to realize her vision This past spring she revived the idea and within 3 days she had recruited 30 Native American mentors for the network a tiny all-volunteer effort that Lee runs in her spare time Last month they were matched with a handful of undergraduate students and Lee hopes that the fledgling network can go to school on some of things NRMN is already doing An early enlistee Sergio Ita another NRMN “success story” in the eyes of NIH officials is a living example of how it takes a village to raise a scientist Now a postdoc at David Smith’s virology laboratory at UC San Diego Ita might never have gotten there without the help of two long-running NIH programs to attract minorities into biomedical research Ita a first-generation Mexican-American/Chicano who grew up in Santa Fe joined the US Marine Corps right after high school By the time he enrolled at a community college in southern California in 2004 he was married with two children The first school he attended Palomar College had an NIH program Bridges to the Baccalaureate that helps students make the transition to a 4-year college He chose California State University in San Marcos not simply because it was across the street from Palomar but because of its Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program which NIH also funds My Story: Sergio Ita PhD from NRMN on Vimeo “I had thought about becoming a doctor but I was open to other careers” Ita says “MARC taught me what I needed to do to become a competitive candidate for a PhD program” He did well enough to win a spot in the graduate virology program at Harvard Medical School in Boston where he worked under Welkin Johnson Ita followed him when Johnson was recruited by BC where Johnson introduced him to Burgess who had just received the NRMN award “Once I found out about NRMN I decided to join as a mentee” Ita says “I had already worked as a mentor to undergraduates where I think you can have the biggest impact on their decision about whether to stay in science I wanted to see what it was like to be mentored” Ita participated in what he calls NRMN 10 “It was a very basic interface” he recalls “You made a profile—I said I was interested in pursuing an academic track in virology immunology or infectious diseases but I also included teaching and working in industry—and it spit out mentors who matched that profile And that’s how I got matched with Maria Mouchess from Genentech” Mouchess had only recently joined the San Francisco California biotech company after doing a postdoc with Mark Anderson at UC San Francisco But she helped Ita navigate that treacherous career step at the end of a PhD “We emailed several times over maybe 6 months” he recalls “We didn’t really use the videos I was stressed out about getting some papers out before I graduated and her suggestions were very useful” Through Burgess Ita found out about another NIH program that gives minority postdocs a chance to teach at institutions with large minority populations When Ita told Mouchess that he had applied for support under the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA program she mentioned she had also been an IRACDA fellow “It was another thing we had in common” he notes Ita says he has too much on his plate right now to be active in NRMN But he thinks NRMN can be a valuable complement to the other NIH-funded programs designed to help students especially undergraduates find their way “Creating a profile [on NRMN] will put them on a path to figuring out what it takes to succeed in science” he asserts “And if they can combine that advice from a mentor with getting into a lab they are almost there” On paper in practice Christine Pfund (left) talks with biologist Blake Riggs (right) of San Francisco State University in California at a poster session this month Jeffrey Mervis As NRMN researchers move into the fourth year of the grant they have begun thinking about their final report to NIH on the project’s accomplishments They say it must balance an inherent wish to generate publications that will resonate with a review panel judging their next application—articles that presumably will also enhance their own careers—with an equally strong desire to serve as many people as possible “NRMN leadership has spent a lot of time talking about whether our priority is to boost the number of participants or pursue the research” Pfund says “And the answer is both At the same time when you have a limited budget you must weigh the proportion of effort going to each type of user” As an evaluator Norris says he leans toward boosting the participation numbers “Reviewers always like to see publications” he says “But there has not been an opportunity for significant follow-up [of the impacted populations] so as a reviewer I wouldn’t be concerned that there are not a lot of publications” “I would like to see active engagement of a high number of students and faculty” he says “That would give me confidence that we are collecting the type of data needed to gain the understanding that would come out later in papers” NIH will have the final word Valantine says agency officials are still discussing the evaluation criteria but that she’ll look closely at NRMN’s strategy for spreading the word “The details are being hashed out but a major focus is on dissemination” she says about the upcoming program announcement “I want phase one of NRMN to be able to point to elements that have worked very well and then to figure out how to scale it up across the nation That is what I would like to see” in the court and outside, As for not seeking exemption, another match but this was so much more, if India follows the Chinese logic,500 cylinders in the district.
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