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NIDDK K Awardees Workshop

NIDDK K Awardees' Workshop

4/20/2017 12:00 AM
4/21/2017 12:00 AM
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For questions concerning program content, contact:

Tracy Rankin, Ph.D.
Program Director
KUH/NIDDK/NIH
Telephone: (301) 594-4748
Email: rankint@mail.nih.gov

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:

John Hare, M.S., CMP, CGMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
Phone: (301) 670-4990
Email: jhare@scgcorp.com​​​

Bethesda
 
Lister Hill Center Auditorium

Event Details

​​Background

By Invitation Only

In an effort to facilitate the career development of National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)-supported investigators and help in their transition to independent research careers, the NIDDK is sponsoring a K Awardees’ Workshop to be held April 20 – 21, 2017, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Participation in the workshop is by invitation only.

The purpose of the workshop is to offer NIDDK career development awardees an in-depth view of NIH, NIDDK, and the grant review process. The workshop will provide an opportunity to become familiar with the roles of various NIH staff, the types of grant support and resources available, and the inner workings of the peer review system. Senior investigators from the NIDDK-research community will provide grant-writing tips and career advice. There will be ample time for questions and answers during the 2-day workshop. The workshop location and format will encourage networking among participants. NIDDK program staff will be available for discussion of future individual research projects and research grant applications.

Agenda

April 20, 2017

   
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Registration
   
8:15 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Terry Bishop, Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (KUH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
   
8:20 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.   Session I: Overview of NIH and NIDDK
Dr. Gregory Germino, Deputy Director, NIDDK
   
8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session II: Interactions with the NIH
  1. Introduction
    Dr. Lisa Spain, Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DEM), NIDDK
  2. Role of the Program Director
    Dr. Tracy Rankin, Program Director, KUH, NIDDK
  3. Role of the Scientific Review Officer
    Dr. Antonello Pileggi, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), NIH
  4. Role of the Grants Management Specialist
    Ms. Karin Mastrangelo, Grants Management Branch, NIDDK
  5. Panel Q&A
   
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.   Break
   
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   Session III: Funding Mechanisms and Available Resources
Dr. Cindy Roy, Program Director, KUH, NIDDK
   
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Clinical Research Panel – or – Tour of NLM
Moderators:
Dr. Tracy Rankin, Program Director, KUH, NIDDK
Dr. John Connaughton, Branch Chief, Grant Review Branch, DEA, NIDDK
   
  Panel Members:
Dr. Barbara Linder, Program Director, DEM, NIDDK
Dr. Ellen Leschek, Program Director, DEM, NIDDK
Dr. Marva Moxey-Mims, Program Director, KUH, NIDDK
Dr. Paul Kimmel, Program Director, KUH, NIDDK
Dr. Mary Evans, Program Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN), NIDDK
   
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.   Lunch with NIDDK Program Directors and Speakers
   
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Session IV: Center for Scientific Review – Referral Issues
Dr. Cathleen Cooper, Director, Division of Receipt and Referral, CSR, NIH
   
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Session V: Grant Writing Tips from the Experts
Moderator:
Dr. Tracy Rankin, Program Director, KUH, NIDDK
  1. General Overview and Approach
    Dr. Nicholas Davidson, Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
  2. Tips for Clinical Research Applications
    Dr. Jose Florez, Associate Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital
  3. Tips for Basic Research Applications
    Dr. Iqbal Hamza, Professor, University of Maryland
  4. Panel Q&A [30 min]
   
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.   Break
   
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.   Mock Study Section
Dr. John Connaughton, Branch Chief, Grant Review Branch, DEA, NIDDK
Dr. David Saslowsky, Program Director, DDN, NIDDK
   
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Final Day 1 Q&A
   

April 21, 2017

   
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Networking
   
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.   Session VI: Career Development Issues – Advice from the Mentors and Peers
Moderator:
Dr. Cindy Roy, Program Director, KUH, NIDDK
  1. Reading Your Summary Statement and Revising an Application
    Dr. Myles Wolf, Professor, Duke University
  2. Negotiating and Developing Collaborations in Basic Research
    Dr. Nicholas Davidson, Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
  3. Developing Research Collaborations in the Clinical Setting
    Dr. Carmella Evans-Molina, Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
  4. Panel Q&A
   
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break
   
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Session VI continued
Moderator:
Dr. David Saslowsky, DDN, NIDDK
  1. Managing Your Laboratory and Your Research Grant
    Dr. Iqbal Hamza, Professor, University of Maryland
  2. Managing Your Clinical Research Team and Your Research Grant
    Dr. Philip S. Zeitler, Professor, University of Colorado Denver
  3. Maintaining Your Personal and Professional Lives
    Dr. Barbara Jung, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  4. Panel Q&A
   
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   Basic Research Panel – or – Tour of NLM
Moderator:
Dr. Terry Bishop, Program Director, KUH, NIDDK
   
  Panel Members:
Dr. Chris Ketchum, Program Director, KUH, NIDDK
Dr. Aaron Pawlyk, Program Director, DEM, NIDDK
Dr. Bonnie Burgess-Beusse, Program Director, DDN, NIDDK
   
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch with NIDDK Program Directors and Speakers

Directions/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD  20814
Phone:  (301) 657-1234 or (888) 421-1442

Website:  http://www.hyattregencybethesda.com
(More hotel information can be obtained from this website.)

Government Room Rate

A limited block of sleeping rooms for meeting participants has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. The rate is the prevailing government rate of $242 per night for single occupancy, plus tax (13%). To reserve a hotel room at the group rate, call reservations at (888) 421-1442 and identify yourself as a member of the NIDDK K Awardees’ Workshop or click on this link: to book your group. The room block will be in effect at the Government rate only until Sunday, March 19, 2017, or until full, whichever comes first. Any room reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space and rate-availability basis.

Reservation Dates

Book arrival on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, and departure on Friday, April 21, 2017. If you require alternate dates, please contact John Hare of The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG).

Check-in

Please be certain that the hotel provides you with a confirmation number for your reservation. After March 19, 2017, the official room block will be released, and the hotel may charge significantly higher rates and may be sold out. When making a reservation, please provide your room and bedding preferences. The hotel will assign specific room types at check-in, based on availability. Please be advised that requests are not guaranteed. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and checkout time is 12:00 p.m.

Cancellations

If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to arrival, or you will be charged a no-show fee for 1 night on your credit card.

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Location

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  • NIH Building 38A
  • 9000 Rockville Pike
  • MD 20894
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Contacts

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For questions concerning program content, contact:

Tracy Rankin, Ph.D.
Program Director
KUH/NIDDK/NIH
Telephone: (301) 594-4748
Email: rankint@mail.nih.gov

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:

John Hare, M.S., CMP, CGMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
Phone: (301) 670-4990
Email: jhare@scgcorp.com​​​