AI-CARES Webinar Series

Artificial Intelligence Career Advancement and Resources Webinar Series

What is AI-CARES?

Artificial Intelligence Career Advancement and Resources Webinar Series (AI-CARES) is an ongoing webinar series that details current National Institutes of Health (NIH) resources that support the use of data science and artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) for advancing health equity.

Why attend?

Comprehensive Insights

Navigate the federal landscape with details on funding opportunities, available datasets, computing and cloud support, as well as training resources tailored for biomedical researchers interested in data science, AI/ML, and health informatics.

Networking and Professional Development Opportunities

Connect with fellow researchers and programmatic officials.

Inclusivity in Research

Learn how to strategically leverage federal resources to ensure your research contributes to a more equitable future in healthcare.

Programmatic Experts

This series features programmatic experts from offices across the NIH.

Upcoming Webinar

Seminar 6: The Life of the Grant

Join us for the next AI-CARES Webinar on July 31 at 4p ET!

Presenter: Dr. Svetlanta Kotliarova 

This session will focus on what happens after grant submission; the NIH peer review process (including the upcoming changes in the review criteria), understanding your summary statement, post-review funding processes, and more.

Previous Webinar Recordings and Resources

Webinar 5: Best Practices for Competitive Grant Applications


  • Dr. Jaime Rubin - Vice Chair for Investigator Development, Professor of Medical Sciences — Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

Original Presentation Date: June 26, 2024

Presentation Overview:

  • Types of funding agencies.
  • Types of awards.
  • Grant review process.
  • Support for new/early stage investigators.
  • Funding to enhance diversity.
  • Identifying funding.
  • Best practices for competitive applications.


Video Presentation:

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Click to view Dr. Rubin's Grant Resources website

Webinar 4: Cloud Computing at NIH: Resources and Training


  • Dr. Todd Reilly - STRIDES Extramural Program Liaison
  • Dr. Nick Weber - Acting Director, Office of Scientific Computing Services — Program Lead, NIH STRIDES Initiative Center for Information Technology


Original Presentation Date: May 29, 2024

Presentation Overview: Cloud Computing at NIH: Resources and Training

Video Presentation:

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Webinar 3: All of Us Funding Opportunities


  • Dr. Janeth Sanchez - Program Director for Health Equity - All of Us Research Program
  • Dr. John Haller - Program Director, Advanced Technologies & Surgery Branch - Division of Cardiovascular Sciences - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Dr. Lucia Hindorff - Lead Extramural Training Program Director - Training, Diversity, and Health Equity Office - National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)


Original Presentation Date: April 24, 2024

Presentation Overview: Details on All of Us funding resources

Video Presentation:

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Click to View Dr. Haller's Presentation Slides

Click to View Dr. Hindorff's Presentation Slides

Webinar 2: Data-driven solutions for health equity: NIMHD ScHARe resources and opportunities

Presenter: Dr. Deborah Guadalupe Duran - Senior Advisor - Data Science, Analytics, and Systems National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Original Presentation Date: March 27, 2024

Presentation Overview:

  • What is the mission of ScHARe?
  • Understanding the ScHARe data ecosystem
  • Social Determinants of Health and datasets
  • Why data democratization matters
  • ScHARe repository Common data elements (CDE)
  • How to convert common survey questions to a CDE repo
  • What is a Think-a-thon?
  • Upcoming Think-a-thon opportunities.


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Webinar 1: Building a Strong and Diverse Data Science Community

Presenter: Alison Lin, PhD - Lead, Training, Workforce Initiatives and Community Engagement (TWICE) - NIH Office of Data Science Strategy

Original Presentation Date: February 28, 2024

Presentation Overview:

  • Introduction to NIH Office of Data Science Strategy.
  • Review of important Data Science topic areas
  • Why health research needs a strong data science community.
  • What is TWICE?
  • Co-funding support and Data Science opportunities with NIH.
  • Strategies for building a successful community.

Video Presentation:

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