U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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New PIs Workshop

12/2/2014 12:00 AM
12/3/2014 12:00 AM
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For questions concerning program content, contact: 
Yan Li, Ph.D. 
Health Specialist, Metabolic Diseases
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Telephone: (301) 435-3721
Email: liy7@mail.nih.gov

For questions concerning logistical information or registration, contact: 
John Hare 
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. 
Telephone: (301) 670-4990 
Email: jhare@scgcorp.com
Bethesda
 
Natcher Conference Center

Event Details

Meeting Objective

 
The purpose of this meeting is to provide our first-time R01 investigators with the information they will need to be successful in securing continued support for their research programs at a very critical juncture in their career. It also provides a networking forum for the new investigators to interact with NIDDK program and review staff and with each other.
 
Participation in this meeting is by invitation only to those investigators in a position to renew their R01s within the next year or two. We hold this workshop on a regular basis, so those who do not receive an invitation to the 2014 meeting will be included in future meeting invitations. Because space at the workshop is limited, "New PIs" invited to attend this workshop are encouraged to register as soon as possible if they want to participate.

Program Committee

 
Andrew Bremer, M.D., Ph.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
John Connaughton, Ph.D., Review Branch
Michael Grey, Ph.D., Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Carol Haft, Ph.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Co-Chair
James Hyde, Ph.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Co-Chair
Ziya Kirkali, M.D., Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
Yan Li, Ph.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases
Aaron Pawlyk, Ph.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
Peter Perrin, Ph.D., Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Krystyna Rys-Sikora, Ph.D., Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases​
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Agenda

 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Meeting Registration and Check-in

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.

Welcome to the Workshop
Gregory Germino, M.D., Deputy Director, NIDDK

 

Session I: Spotlight on the NIH Grant Application Process

8:10 – 8:30 a.m.

Overview of the NIDDK New PI Workshop
Aaron Pawlyk, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Submission, Receipt, and Referral Assignments of NIH Grant Applications 
Cathleen Cooper, Ph.D., Director, Division of Receipt and Referral, Center for Scientific Review, NIH

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Roles of the Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review
Robert Garofalo, Ph.D., Chief, Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences (EMNR) Integrated Review Group, Center for Scientific Review, NIH

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. 

Roles of the Scientific Review Officer, NIDDK
John Connaughton, Ph.D., Chief, Training and Mentored Research Section, Review Branch, NIDDK

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion  (Moderator: Aaron Pawlyk)

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Mock Study Session: Peering into the Black Box of Peer Review
John Connaughton

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

How to Interpret Your Summary Statement
Peter Perrin, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Discussion  (Moderators: John Connaughton and Peter Perrin)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch with NIDDK Program Officers

 Session II: Managing Your R01—Pathway to a Successful Renewal Application

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. 

Introductions:  Krystyna Rys-Sikora, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, NIDDK

Roles of the Program Officer
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D., Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, NIDDK

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Roles of the Grants Management Specialist
Amanda Linehan, Grants Management Specialist, NIDDK

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Discussion  (Moderator: Krystyna Rys-Sikora)

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

New PI perspectives

 

Diva De Leon, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of                     Philadelphia

 

Declan McCole, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of California, Riverside     

Paula Fraenkel, M.D., Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
 

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. 

Discussion  (Moderator: Krystyna Rys-Sikora)

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions/Small Groups
Program Staff, Review Staff, and Participants

5:15 p.m.

Adjournment (dinner on your own)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Session III: NIDDK—Mission, Funding Opportunities, and Resources

8:00 – 9:15 a.m. 

Introductions
Michael J. Grey, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK

Introduction to the NIDDK—Its Budget and Mission
Gregory Germino

NIDDK Funding Opportunities and Resources
    Support for Trainees in your Research Program


Carol R. Haft, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK
    Programs to Support Research for Therapeutic Discovery and Development


Michael J. Grey
    Collaborative Team Science Programs


Corinne M. Silva, Ph.D., Program Director, Division of Diabetes,
 Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases, NIDDK

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion  (Moderator: Michael J. Grey)

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Break

 Session IV: Building a Research Program—Insights to a Successful Career in Research

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Introductions:
Carol R. Haft

Juanita Merchant, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Integrative and Molecular Physiology, University of Michigan

Paul Palevsky, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Rosalind Coleman, M.D., Professor, Departments of Nutrition and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill 

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion  (Moderator: Carol R. Haft)

12:00 p.m.

Workshop Wrap-up and Adjournment

   
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Directions/Travel

​MEETING LOCATION

Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health, Building 45
Bethesda, MD  20892​

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS ​

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda - Washington DC
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 652-2000 or (800) 955-7359
Hotel Website:  http://www.doubletreebethesda.com/
 
Sleeping Room Rate: $179 per night, plus tax (or prevailing government rate)
Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-Out Time: 12:00 p.m.
Parking: The current cost for daily parking in the hotel garage is $20 per day. These rates are subject to change.
 
A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the hotel for arrival on Monday, December 1, 2014, and departure on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. You may make reservations by calling the hotel at (301) 652-2000 or (800) 955-7359. For online registrations, please use the meeting code NP2 at the following link: http://www.doubletreebethesda.com/. Be sure to indicate that you are requesting a room for the New PIs Workshop when making your reservation to receive the group rate. The room block will be in effect at the government rate until Saturday, November 1, 2014. Any room reservations received after that date will be accepted on a space- and rate-availability basis. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.
 
If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so at least 24 hours in advance or a no-show fee of 1 night will be charged on your credit card.

NIH VISITOR INFORMATION  

Natcher Conference Center is located on the NIH Campus in Building 45. For a map, general information, and directions to and around the NIH Campus, visit http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/maps/Pages/NIH-Visitor-Map.aspx.
 
NIH Security
NIH, like all federal government facilities, has instituted security measures to ensure the safety of NIH employees, patients, and visitors. The national threat advisory level, determined by the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/), currently is yellow (elevated).
 
Perimeter Security
 
All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel and airport shuttles, delivery trucks, and vans will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID:  driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit. Be sure to allow at least 15-20 minutes for this vehicle inspection procedure.
 
Building Security
 
Due to the checking of IDs at the perimeter, employees and visitors will not be required to show their IDs again to gain access to the majority of buildings on the NIH Campus during the normal business day.
 
Employees and visitors should continue to wear their identification prominently at all times while on campus. Guards will remain at certain buildings to address specific program requirements, such as sensitive research and safety concerns. At building entrances where guards are posted: 
  • Employees must show a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-issued photo ID (for example, your NIH-issued ID badge).
  • Visitors may be required to log-in, wear a visitor's pass, and be escorted by an employee through the building.
  • Visitors may be required to pass through a metal detector and have bags, backpacks, or purses inspected or x-rayed as they enter buildings.
  • Security staff will confiscate any suspicious or potentially dangerous materials. U.S. code prohibits bringing any dangerous weapons onto federal property, including anything with a blade longer than 2½ inches. Meeting participants may want to leave extra bags or personal materials at their hotel to minimize the time needed for inspection.
Weekday Pedestrian Campus Access
 
All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center at the Metro station or the West Gateway Center (see the Visitor Map at http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/maps/Pages/NIH-Visitor-Map.aspx). 
  • Gateway Center
Wisconsin Avenue at Gateway Drive (near the Metro station)
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • West Gateway Center
Near Old Georgetown Road and South Drive
Open 6 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday – Friday

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Points North (Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York, and New Jersey): Take I-95 South toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), proceed west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. Take Exit 34 (Route 355 or Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue) and proceed south toward Washington/Bethesda. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Park in the visitor garage, pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.
 
From Points South (Richmond, Virginia Beach, and North and South Carolina): Take I-95 North toward Washington, DC. Take I-395 North via Exit 170A-B on the left. Merge onto I-495 North/Capital Beltway via Exit 170B toward Tysons Corner. Take Exit 34 (Route 355 or Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) and proceed south toward Washington/Bethesda. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Park in the visitor garage, pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.
 
From Route 66 East (Northern Virginia, McLean, and Fairfax): Take Route I-66 East to I-495 North/Capital Beltway Baltimore. Take Exit 34 (Route 355 or Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) and proceed south toward Washington/Bethesda. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Park in the visitor garage, pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.
 
From I-270 South: From I-270 South, take the left spur toward I-495 East. Just before the spur ends, take Exit 34/Route 355 (Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) on the left and proceed south toward Washington/Bethesda. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Park in the visitor garage, pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.
 
From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): Take the George Washington Parkway North to I-495 North toward Maryland. From I-495, take Exit 34 (Route 355 or Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) and proceed south toward Washington/Bethesda. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Park in the visitor garage, pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.
 
From Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): Take the Baltimore Washington Parkway South toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), proceed west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. Take Exit 34 (Route 355 or Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) and proceed south toward Washington/Bethesda. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Park in the visitor garage, pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.
 
From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): Take the Dulles Access Road East to I-495 (Capital Beltway) heading North to Bethesda/Baltimore. From I-495, take Exit 34 (Route 355 or Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) and proceed south toward Washington/Bethesda. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Park in the visitor garage, pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.​

GROUND TRANSPORTATION  

METRO INFORMATION
The Metro system is clean, reliable, and safe. It operates from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Monday through Thursday; 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Friday; 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Saturday; and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Sunday. Each passenger must purchase a farecard to travel in the system. Guides for purchasing farecards are posted on the vending machines in each station. Each Metro car features a complete color-coded map of the system. A map of the system is available at: http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm. The hotel is within walking distance from the Medical Center Metro Station. Station attendants on duty at each station can provide additional information on request.
 
From the Ronald Regan Washington National Airport station, take the Yellow Line toward Mt. Vernon Square or Fort Totten. At the Gallery/Chinatown stop, transfer to the Red Line toward Shady Grove or Grosvenor-Strathmore. The Doubletree Bethesda is located just south of the Medical Center Metro Station. Exit at the Medical Center station. After taking the escalator up, look for the hotel shuttle, which runs every half hour between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. For further information on the shuttle, please call the hotel.
 
SHUTTLES
SuperShuttle offers service to most hotels from Ronald Reagan National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport. The shuttle leaves on an as-needed basis between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. During other times, arrange for a shuttle by calling 800-258-3826 from the airport.
 
TAXIS
The taxi fare is approximately $45-$55 from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, approximately $55-$65 from Washington Dulles International Airport, and approximately $65-$75 from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Fares may differ during peak travel hours.
 
MARC TRAINS
From BWI Airport, take the MARC train on the Penn Line to Union Station. Take the Metro Red Line toward Grosvenor or Shady Grove and exit at the Bethesda Metro Station. The hotel is approximately 4 blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station.​

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Location

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  • National Institutes of Health, Building 45
  • MD 20892
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Contacts

Line For questions concerning program content, contact: 
Yan Li, Ph.D. 
Health Specialist, Metabolic Diseases
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Telephone: (301) 435-3721
Email: liy7@mail.nih.gov

For questions concerning logistical information or registration, contact: 
John Hare 
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. 
Telephone: (301) 670-4990 
Email: jhare@scgcorp.com