Research Development & Learning


The Office of Research Development and Learning (RD & L) is dedicated to proactively catalyzing activities that will grow the USA research enterprise including identification and targeting of funding opportunities, nurturing collaborative relationships and assisting in competitive application development.

Research Development activities span a broad spectrum. At the USA, RD & L is a committed, positive change - agent, capacity - builder and ambassador in the following areas:

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Breaking Announcements

 Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI)

- South Regional Meeting -

November 15-16, 2015 Tulane University


 The Network of Minority Health Research Investigators is holding the South Regional Meeting at Tulane University November 15-16, 2015.

Who attends?

• Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) members

• Underrepresented minority investigators, including post-graduate doctoral students, who are conducting biomedical research in the fields of:

o diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism

o digestive and liver diseases, nutrition

o kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. 

How do I attend?  To attend, fill out and submit the Enrollment Form.  

What happens at the meeting? • Mentorship• Poster Presentation• Scholarly exchange among field leaders 

Can I submit an abstract for the poster presentation? Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts. Visit the meeting page for more information.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information (Flyer).