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Trainee Pre-conference Workshop 2016
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2016 SRNT Trainee Pre-conference Workshop

NIH Funding Opportunities and Grant Writing Tips: Information for Early Career Investigators

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Pre-conference Workshop #7
8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Speakers: Samia Noursi, PhD, Program Official, Division of Services and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH); Danielle Ramo, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco; Dana van Bemmel, PhD, Assistant Deputy Director for Research, Office of Science, Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Erik Augustson, PhD, MPH, Program Director, Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB), Behavioral Research Program (BRP), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH); Judith J. Prochaska, PhD, MPH, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University Moderators: Judith J. Prochaska, PhD, Stanford Prevention Research Center; Meg Fluharty, MRes, University of Bristol

This workshop sponsored by the Trainee Advisory Network will focus on NIH grant mechanisms and funding opportunities for junior investigators. Dr. Samia Noursi will present on NIH and NIDA training and career development opportunities for junior investigators. She will review the steps required for submitting an NIH application, the role of the NIH project officer in this process, and the various resources available for applicants. Dr. Danielle Ramo will share her perspective as a junior investigator who has been successful seeking NIH (NIDA K23) and intramural funding support for her research. She will share lessons learned and best practices for grant writing, team building, and career development and mentoring issues. Dr. Dana van Bemmel will provide a brief overview of Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory authority with respect to the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. She will discuss statutory questions regarding product review, describe tobacco regulatory science, provide research examples that could inform regulatory actions, and highlight current funding opportunities for junior investigators. From the Tobacco Control Research Branch, Dr. Erik Augustson will present on NCI’s tobacco control research portfolio with attention to mechanisms and supports for early career investigators. Focusing on application and peer review, Dr. Judith Prochaska will present on the 2015 revised NIH biosketch with ideas for writing compelling bioparagraphs and scientific contributions statements, and will facilitate an interactive panel of NIH reviewers to share their perspectives and peer-review experiences. Finally, small breakout groups will review sample specific aims from funded and unfunded studies in the tobacco control field identifying key components as well as strengths and weaknesses.

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