U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

New PI's Workshop

12/2/2012 7:00 AM
12/4/2012 7:00 AM
 
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For questions concerning program content, contact:
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Program Director, Career Development and Training 
Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases 
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Telephone:  (301) 594-4748
Email:  
rankint@niddk.nih.gov

For questions concerning logistical information or registration, contact:
Michelle Watson
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
Telephone: (301) 670-4990
Email:  
mwatson@scgcorp.com
Bethesda
 

Event Details

Meeting Objective:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide our first-time R01 investigators 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. As we hold this workshop on a regular basis, those who do not receive an invitation to the 2012 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 wish to participate. Once you have registered for the meeting, please contact your R01 program officer for additional information.

Program Committee

Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D., Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases, Chair
Corinne Silva, Ph.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
Aaron Pawlyk, Ph.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
John Connaughton, Ph.D., Review Branch
Krystyna Rys-Sikora, Ph.D., Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
Michael Grey, Ph.D., Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Mary Horlick, M.D., Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Agenda

Sunday, December 2, 2012

5:30 p.m. Registration and Check-in
6:45 p.m. Introduction to the Workshop
Griffin Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., Director, NIDDK
7:00 p.m. Plenary Address
Alan Saltiel, Ph.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology, University of Michigan
 

Monday, December 3, 2012

8:00 a.m. Introduction to the NIDDK, Its Mission, and Resources
Gregory Germino, M.D. ,   Deputy Director, NIDDK
 

Session I:  Grant Management 101:  Submission, Competition, and Management of Your Grant; Insight Into Peer Review

Moderator:   Mary Horlick, M.D.

8:30 a.m. Submitting New and Renewal Grant Applications
Sherry Steusse, Ph.D., Division of Receipt and Referral, Center for Scientific Review
9:00 a.m. New Versus Revised Applications?   
Cathleen Cooper, Ph.D., Center for Scientific Review
9:30 a.m. Managing Your Current R01 Grant: Top 10 Program Tips
Corinne Silva, Ph.D., Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, NIDDK
10:00 a.m. Discussion
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Mock Study Section: Peering Into the Black Box of Peer Review  
John Connaughton, Ph.D., Section Chief, Chartered Committee Section, Review Branch, NIDDK
11:30 a.m. Discussion
11:45 a.m. Lunch With NIDDK Program Officers
   

 Session II:  Management Skills

Moderator:   Michael Gray, Ph.D.

1:00 p.m. Scientific Management 101:  What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate or Medical School

Managing People - Team Science  
L. Michelle Bennett, Ph.D., Deputy Scientific Director, NHLBI

Howard Gadlin, Ph.D., Ombudsman and Director of the Center for Cooperative Resolution at the National Institutes of Health


Grant Policies and Procedures
Craig Bagdon, Grants Management Branch, NIDDK

Negotiation/Crucial Conversations
Sheryl Brining, Ph.D., National Center for Advancing Translational Research
2:30 p.m. Discussion
3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions I/Small Groups
NIDDK Program Staff, Meeting Faculty, and Participants
I. Business of Science      Jasmine Room
II. Alternative Funding Mechanisms      Juniper Room
III. Strategies for R01 Renewal      Lavender Room
IV. Working With NIH      Lilac Room
V. Clinical Research/Trials and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)      Orchid Room
5:30 p.m. Poster Session
7:00 p.m. Adjournment (Dinner on your own)
   

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Session III:  Building a Research Program: Insights Into Career Development

Moderator:   Aaron Pawlyk, Ph.D.

8:00 a.m.
John M. Carethers, M.D., John G. Searle Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
Rosalind Coleman, M.D., Professor of Nutrition, University of North Carolina School of Public Health
Bruce Molitoris, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Indiana University
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions II/Small Groups
N I DDK   Program Staff, Meeting Faculty, and Participants  
I. Business of Science                                 Jasmine Room
II. Alternative Funding Mechanisms            Juniper Room
III. Strategies for R01 Renewal                   Lavender Room
IV. Working With NIH                               Lilac Room
V. Clinical Research/Trials and the FDA     Orchid Room
11:45 a.m. Wrap-up and Evaluation
12:00 p.m. Adjournment

Directions/Travel

​MEETING LOCATION

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda - Washington DC
8120 Wisconsin Avenue  
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 652-2000 or (800) 222-8733
 
Sleeping Room Rate: $183 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 $20.00 per day. These rates are subject to change.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the hotel for arrival on Sunday, December 2, 2012, and departure on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. You may make reservations by calling the hotel at (301) 652-2000 or (800) 222-8733. For online registrations, please use the meeting code  PIS at the following link: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/W/WASBHDT-PIS-20121202/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG. Be sure to indicate that you are requesting a room for the    New PI's Workshop when making your reservation to receive the group rate. The room block will be in effect at the government rate until Friday, November 2, 2012. 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 for 1 night will be charged on your credit card.

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. The hotel is approximately 2 miles ahead on the right.
 
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. The hotel is approximately 2 miles ahead on the right.
 
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. The hotel is approximately 2 miles ahead on the right.
 
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. The hotel is approximately 2 miles ahead on the right.
 
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. The hotel is approximately 2 miles ahead on the right.
 
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. The hotel is approximately 2 miles ahead on the right.
 
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. The hotel is approximately 2 miles ahead on the right.

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 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 Baltimore/Washington International 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.

Minutes

​Minutes are currently unavailable.

Attendees

​​Abstracts are currently unavailable.

Abstracts

The Abstract Deadline Date is extended to November 9, 2012

Each participant is expected to prepare a poster for display on Monday evening. The format of the poster session will be different from the usual format. All participants will be assigned to a small group based loosely on the scientific content of their abstract. Within the groups, each author will be asked to present his/her poster to the entire group, focusing on the following key questions:
 

1.What is the overall goal of your research project?
2.What are the major techniques I used?
3.What are the most significant findings?
4.What are your future directions?

These will be very brief (2-3 minutes, maximum) oral presentations to the whole group - very much like speed dating - for science. The group will have a brief time for questions and then move on to the next poster and presentation. The idea is to provide a format that fosters maximum networking and allows new investigators to identify future collaborations. At the conclusion of the small group sessions, all are free to visit other rooms to view posters outside their group.
 
Please follow the instructions below to submit an abstract for a poster presentation:
  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Monday, November 9, 2012, via email to Michelle Watson at mwatson@scgcorp.com. Please include "Poster Abstract for NIDDK New PIs Workshop" in the subject line.
  • Please attach your abstract as a MS Word document to the email along with any comments.
  • The abstract should be no more than one, single-sided page (see below for format).
  • The abstract should be single-spaced with sections on Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.
  • Please type the title of your abstract in Arial, 12 pt. bold font using Title Case Letters.
  • List the names, degree(s), and institutional affiliation(s) of all authors in order of their contribution to the research.
  • Underline the name of the person presenting the abstract.

Poster Format

Posters will be displayed on 4-foot-high by 6-foot-wide poster boards. Pushpins and Velcro will be provided onsite. All presenters must register for the conference. Feel free to "recycle" a recent, previously presented poster! Or, if you are preparing a new one, keep it short and sweet!

Abstract Format

[Insert Abstract Title]
Author(s) (Underline presenting author if multiple authors are listed)
Author affiliations
Abstract
[Insert body of Abstract; please be sure to include statements of purpose, background, recent advances, and conclusions] 
Future Research Challenges and Opportunities
  • [Include 2-3 concise bullets on future research challenges and opportunities]
References
[Include pertinent references as appropriate]

Location

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  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
  • MD 20892
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Contacts

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For questions concerning program content, contact:
Tracy L. Rankin, Ph.D.
Program Director, Career Development and Training 
Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases 
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Telephone:  (301) 594-4748
Email:  
rankint@niddk.nih.gov

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