OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH RESEARCH COORDINATION
NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
Building 2DEM, Room 906A
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Program Analyst, Office of Minority Health Research Coordination
Program Coordinator, NIDDK/OMHRC Summer Internship Program (SIP)
Program Officer, Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI)
Ms. Martinez coordinates various Undergraduate Summer Research Training Programs for underrepresented groups in biomedical research at NIDDK. She serves as liaison to Program Directors and Program Managers of various non-profit, private or public Institutions participating in NIDDK summer training programs. Research Training Programs include: Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) U*STAR Program; Gateways to the Laboratory/NIDDK Honors Research Training Program; NIDDK/OMHRC Intramural Summer Internship Program; and the NIDDK Summer Internship Program for students in Alaska.
Ms. Martinez works closely with the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) and the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and presents at their annual meetings on the NIDDK Summer Research Training Opportunities. In addition she attends and participates in several national meetings and conferences such as the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), International Society of Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB), National Medical Association (NMA), and Career Opportunities in Biomedical Research (COBR) in an effort to recruit and increase the number of underrepresented and underserved students entering into biomedical research.
Ms. Martinez is the liaison for OMHRC/NIDDK in legislative matters relating to NIDDK’s Minority Health and Health Disparities. She develops annual congressional reports for submission to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) as requested by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Ms. Martinez is responsible for coordination of the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI), a communication network of biomedical research investigators and technical personnel interested in minority health research, including individuals from traditionally under-served communities. She is also responsible for the coordination of the NMRI Regional Meetings. She works closely with senior level research investigators in developing the program agenda.
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Ms. Martinez serves as a member of the NIH Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Forum Planning Committee.
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