Congratulations to Cristina Lara-Castro, Mai Elobeid and Marcus Guyton for being accepted as a member of the NIH-sponsored Network of Minority Research Investigator (NMRI).
The NMRI was established as a communication network of current and potential biomedical research investigators and technical personnel from traditionally underserved communities. The major objective of the network is to encourage and facilitate participation of members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups in the conduct of biomedical research in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive diseases, nutrition, kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. The NMRI also encourages and enchances the potential of the underrepresented minority investigators in choosing a biomedical research career in these field. An important component of this network is promotion of two-way communications between network members and the NIDDK.