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NIH Institutional Development Award Program

iPosterSessions has been chosen to provide our multi-media iPoster technology to two conferences in the National Institutes of Health’s Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program:

      •  Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE)
      •  National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Excellence (NISBRE)

Both conferences are being organized by the University of Kansas Medical Center and Research Institute (KUMC), with grants from NIH.

The IDeA program broadens the geographic distribution of NIH funding for biomedical research. The program fosters health-related research and enhances the competitiveness of investigators at institutions located in states in which the aggregate success rate for applications to NIH has historically been low. The program also serves unique populations—such as rural and medically underserved communities—in these states. The IDeA program increases the competitiveness of investigators by supporting faculty development and research infrastructure enhancement at institutions in 23 states and Puerto Rico.

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The 2016 K-INBRE Symposium will be held in Overland Park, Kansas, Jan 15-17, 2016.
The purpose of the Kansas INBRE (K-INBRE) is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a “critical mass” of junior and senior investigators, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows supported with cutting edge technology within a scientific research theme. The scientific research theme chosen for the K-INBRE is Cell and Developmental Biology. The program brings together NIH-funded mentors, trainees, and promising new investigators from each of the three Scientific Partner Institutions to drive forward a major statewide initiative to build Kansas strength in this critical life sciences research area.

The 6th Biennial NISBRE will be held in Washington, DC, June 26-28 2016.
NISBRE is a national scientific meeting to showcase the scientific and training accomplishments of the IDeA program. The agenda includes plenary presentations, keynote presentations in varied areas of scientific investigation, poster presentations of IDeA scientists, discussion forums and workshops. The workshops are designed so that the attendees acquire either new scientific or career skills.