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A Conversation with Kalynda K. Gonzales Stokes, National Institute of General Medical Sciences Program Officer

In this talk, being broadcast from Arlington, VA, in conjunction with a visit of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows and Research and Innovation Postdoctoral Scholars, Gonzales Stokes will present an overview of various National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) funding mechanisms:

Each program's objectives, eligibility and reporting requirements, and other key aspects of the funding opportunity announcements will be discussed. Stokes will share suggestions for navigating the process of seeking NIH funding, selecting opportunities to apply for, and obtaining appropriate feedback from NIH program staff. At the end of the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. 

About Gonzales Stokes

Kalynda K. Gonzales Stokes is a program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity at NIGMS. She manages grants in the Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC/K99), Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC), Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT), and Training Modules for Enhancing Biomedical Research Workforce Training programs. As part of the NIH Diversity Program Consortium, she manages grants in the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program. She also manages a portfolio of cell biology grants involving processes that regulate endocytosis and endo-lysosomal networks in the NIGMS Division of Genetics, Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology (GMCDB).

Before joining NIGMS, Dr. Gonzales Stokes was a health program specialist for neural engineering programs at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the BRAIN Initiative. Dr. Gonzales Stokes received her B.S. in biology from the University of Massachusetts and Ph.D. in neuroscience from Emory Univeristy. She pursued postdoctoral training at Columbia University and Florida International University before working at NIH. Her research projects focused on therapeutic interventions for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. In her spare time, she actively volunteered and supported efforts at the Parkinson's Foundation and continues to advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the biomedical research workforce. 

A conversation with NIGMS Program Officer Kalynda K. Gonzales Stokes

June 12 | 3:45 - 5 p.m.

Live Zoom Webinar (will not be recorded)