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DRIVEN! 2023 – Diverse Researchers Integrated Virtual Network Meeting

July 19 – 20, 2023 • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

DRIVEN! 2023 – Diverse Researchers Integrated Virtual Network Meeting


Meeting Purpose

The Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) is hosting this meeting to create networking opportunities among the Diversity Supplement Scholars, interact with NIEHS staff, learn about the NIH application and review process, and participate in career development opportunities. This meeting is open to current Diversity Supplement scholars, alumni, and NIEHS staff.

Pre-meeting Materials

Video of the Panel Presentation: Negotiating an Academic Offer for Early-Stage Investigators

Background Materials


Day One - July 19, 2023

Schedule Session
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Welcome to the 2023 DRIVEN! Meeting
11:15 a.m. – noon Getting to Know NIEHS DERT: Branches and Roles & Responsibilities
noon – 12:30 p.m. Meet Your NIEHS DERT Staff Break Out Rooms
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Navigating your EHS Career
1:40 – 1:50 p.m. Break
1:50 – 2:20 p.m. Negotiating an Academic Offer for Early-stage Investigators
2:20 – 3:00 p.m. Questions and Answers with NIEHS Leadership

Day Two - July 20, 2023

Schedule Session
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Welcome to Day Two
noon – 12:30 p.m. Career Stage Breakouts
12:55 – 1:05 p.m. Break
1:05 – 1:30 p.m. Large Group Brainstorm: Ideas for Monthly Networking Gatherings
1:30 – 2:50 p.m. Interviewing Skills
2:50 – 3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


For questions about the meeting content, please contact Kristi Pettibone at 984-287-33303 or For logistical questions, please contact Courtney Gunderson at 703-765-0060, ext. 107, or
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