Meeting Archive:
Webinar: Research Funding and Training Opportunities for New Connections Network Members


Meeting Description:

During the webinar, RWJF program leaders Maryjoan Ladden and Matt Trujillo will discuss tangible opportunities for New Connections Network scholars to apply for grants as part of the Research, Evaluation and Learning portfolio, as well related professional development programs. They will also provide an overview of RWJF’s strategic direction, and describe ways in which New Connections Network researchers may further inform those plans. You will have opportunities to participate in a Q&A session with the RWJF program leaders during the webinar. And we also invite you to submit any questions in advance through the registration form, or to Seth Klukoff, New Connections Deputy Director, at

Date: Wed, Oct 24, 2018
Time: 01:30 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): New Connections
 Presenter Information
Dr. Maryjoan Ladden
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Maryjoan D. Ladden, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a nurse practitioner working on leadership for better health and global ideas for U.S. solutions. She focuses on building the capacity of leaders and the wider workforce to collaborate across sectors, organizations and communities to promote a Culture of Health.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2008, she served as interim chief programs officer of the American Nurses Association.  She has also held several senior leadership positions at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, including assistant professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School; director of the Office of Continuing Professional Education; director, Medicare Education Partnership; and co-director of Current Clinical Issues in Primary Care. 

She received a PhD in Nursing from Boston College, an MS from the University of Rochester, and a BS from the University of Connecticut. 

Dr. Matthew Trujillo
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Matthew Trujillo, PhD, joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2013 as a research associate with the Foundation’s Research-Evaluation-Learning unit. Through his work, he embraces the Foundation’s goal of ensuring that its research findings are understandable, effectively communicated, and actionable. As he puts it: “I want to make a difference in people’s lives through user-friendly research and problem-solving that improves health and health care in this country.”

Previously, Trujillo served an adjunct researcher with the RAND Corporation.

He received a BS in Psychology from Arizona State University and a PhD in Psychology and Social Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He credits his parents with instilling in him the importance of learning and education, and encouraging him to work hard to make a difference in society.