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Simon to Present at NIH Diversity Supplement Professional Development Workshop

August 02, 2023

Patricia Simon, PhD, assistant professor adjunct of psychiatry, has been invited to present at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diversity Supplement Professional Development Workshop.

The workshop, to be held on Aug. 29, 2023, is a professional development and networking event for NIH diversity supplement recipients, ranging from students to postdoctoral and junior investigators. The workshop will bring together diversity supplement scholars from over 20 NIH Institutes for two days and is designed to provide opportunities for scholars to meet NIH program staff, demystify the NIH grant and review process, and provide an overview of relevant funding mechanisms.

In addition, scholars will have the opportunity to present their research at a poster session, network with other scholars, and hear from past diversity supplement scholars about how they secured independent grant support and transitioned to the next career stage.

Simon will address NIH diversity supplement recipients on a virtual panel on the first day of the workshop, titled “A Journey to Becoming an NIH Funded Investigator.”

Simon currently serves as the founding vice president of clinical affairs at Oui Therapeutics, Inc. She has made significant contributions to health care, particularly in the areas of digital therapeutics and the commercial translation of health-related innovations from academia. At Yale, Simon is the director of Innovation to Impact at Yale (i2i), where she plays a critical role in helping scientists from across the country translate research findings into solutions that have real-world impact. Over 100 NIH-funded scientists have completed the i2i entrepreneurship training program, and graduates have received over $40 million in small business innovation research grants.

Simon has authored or co-authored over 50 publications featured in outlets such as JAMA, Preventive Medicine, and Addiction. She has secured nearly $8 million in funding from agencies such as the National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and National Institute on Mental Health. Dr. Simon earned her BA in Developmental Psychology from Duke University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Simon has also been invited to serve as a grant reviewer for NIMH, NIDA, the Administration for Children and Families, the William T. Grant Foundation and The Dutch Cancer Society (KWF Kankerbestrijding).

To learn more about the NIH workshop, including registration information, visit the event website.

Submitted by Jordan Sisson on August 01, 2023