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NIDDK K-Awardees' Workshop

4/16/2015 7:30 AM
4/17/2015 3:00 PM
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For questions concerning program content, contact:

Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.
DDN/NIDDK/NIH
Two Democracy Plaza, Room 667
6707 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 5450
Bethesda, MD  20892-5450
Phone:  (301) 594-8876
Fax:  (301) 480-8300
Email:  jp53s@nih.gov

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:

John Hare, M.S., CMP, CGMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD  20878
Phone:  (301) 670-4990
Fax:  (301) 670-3815
Email:  jhare@scgcorp.com

Bethesda
 
Lister Hill Auditorium

Event Details

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 16 – 17, 2015, 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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

   
7:30 a.m. Registration
   
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
  Dr. Terry Bishop
   
8:05 a.m. Session I: Interactions With the NIH
  1. Introduction – Dr. Judith Podskalny
  2. Role of the Program Director – Dr. Jill Carrington, Program Director, DDN, NIDDK
  3. Role of the Scientific Review Officer – Dr. Gary Hunnicutt, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), NIH
  4. Role of the Grants Management Specialist – Ms. Natasha Loveless, Grants Management Branch, NIDDK
 
   
9:30 a.m.

Session II: Funding Mechanisms and Available Resources
Dr. Tracy Rankin

   
10:15 a.m. Break
   
10:30 a.m.
Session III: Overview of NIH and NIDDK
Dr. Gregory Germino, NIDDK Deputy Director
   
11:00 a.m. Clinical Research Panel – or – Tour of National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  Panel Members: Drs. Averell Sherker, Marva Moxey-Mims, and Christine Hunter; Dr. Andrew Bremer (Moderator)
   
12:00 p.m. Lunch With NIDDK Program Directors and Speakers
   
1:30 p.m. Session IV: Center for Scientific Review – Referral Issues
Dr. Cathleen Cooper, Director, Division of Receipt and Referral, CSR, NIH
   
2:15 p.m. Session V: Grant Writing Tips From the Experts
  1. General Overview and Approach – Dr. Nicholas Davidson, Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
   
3:30 p.m. Break
   
3:45 p.m.
  1. Tips for Basic Research Proposals – Dr. Dennis Brown,Professor, Harvard School of Medicine
  2. Tips for Clinical Research Proposals – Dr. Myles Wolf, Northwestern University
   
4:30 p.m. Final Day 1 Questions and Answers
   
5:00 p.m. Dinner on your own (see suggested listing at registration desk)


Friday, April 17, 2015

   
7:30 a.m. Networking
   
8:00 a.m. Session VI: Career Development Issues – Advice From the Mentors and Peers
  1. Reading Your Summary Statement and Revising an Application –
    Dr. Terry Maratos-Flier, Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University
  2. Developing Research Collaborations in Basic Research –
    Dr. Nicholas Davidson, Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
  3. Developing Research Collaborations in the Clinical Setting –
    Dr. Philip S. Zeitler, Professor, University of Colorado Denver
   
9:45 a.m. Panel Questions and Answers
   
10:00 a.m. Break
   
10:30 a.m. Session VI continued:
  1. Managing Your Laboratory and Your Research Grant – Dr. Dennis Brown, Professor, Harvard School of Medicine
  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. Terry Maratos-Flier, Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard
   
11:30 a.m. Basic Research Panel – or – Tour of NLM
  Panel Members: Drs. Jill Carrington, Deborah Hoshizaki, and Maren Laughlin;
Dr. Terry Bishop (Moderator)
   
12:30 p.m. Lunch With NIDDK Program Directors and Speakers
   
1:30 p.m. Mock Study Section
Drs. Robert Wellner and Tracy Rankin
   
2:30 p.m. Final Questions and Answers
   
3:00 p.m. Adjournment
   

Directions/Travel

Meeting Location

Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A
National Institutes of Health
38A Center Drive
Bethesda, MD

NIH Visitor Information

Lister Hill Auditorium is located on the NIH Campus in Building 38A. 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

Hotel Reservations 

A block of sleeping rooms for participants has been reserved for the NIDDK K Awardees' Workshop at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland. The rate is the prevailing government rate of $229 per night for single occupancy, plus tax (currently 13%). Reservations will be for arrival on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, and departure on Friday, April 17, 2015. Participants may make reservations by calling the hotel directly (see below) or online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/KAwardeesWorkshop. Make sure you identify yourself as a member of the NIDDK K Awardees' group to receive the group rate. THE GOVERNMENT RATE WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015, OR UNTIL THE ROOM BLOCK IS FULL, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. ANY ROOM RESERVATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THAT DATE WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A SPACE- AND RATE-AVAILABILE BASIS. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. Any reservation cancellations must be made prior to 3:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled arrival date, or charges will apply. If you plan to cancel your attendance, please alert the hotel, as well as Mr. John Hare (The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.) at jhare@scgcorp.com. The hotel information is as follows:

 

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD  20814 
Phone: 301-657-1234 or 800-233-1234
Fax: 301-657-6478

Website: http://bethesda.hyatt.com
Additional hotel information can be obtained from this website.
The current cost for daily parking in the hotel garage is as follows:
1 hour = $6
2 hours = $10
Max = $12
Guest Overnight Rate = $15 (Friday and Saturday), $20 (Sunday – Thursday)

These rates are subject to change.

Travel to the Washington, DC Area

The region is served by three airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Transportation options from the airport to the Hyatt are given below. The hotel is directly above the Bethesda Metro station, and the NIH Campus is directly adjacent to the Medical Center Metro station. Both stations are located on the Metro system's Red Line.

 

Expenses
Due to government regulations, we must charge for meals at government meetings. Therefore, we have to ask you to pay for your lunches ahead of time for the working lunch sessions. Additionally, we can no longer provide a Continental breakfast or afternoon breaks at the workshop, but there is a cafeteria in the building where the meeting is being held.

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 login, 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 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Metro to the Hotel
The Metrorail system is clean and reliable. It operates from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Monday through Thursday; 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Fridays; 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Saturdays; and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Sundays. Each passenger must purchase a farecard to travel in the system. Instructions for purchasing farecards are posted on the vending machines in each station. Each Metro car features a complete color-coded map of the system. Station attendants on duty at each station can provide additional information on request. From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, a cost-effective way to travel to the meeting is by using the Metrorail system. A map of the system is available at: http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm.

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 Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located at the Bethesda Metro station.

SuperShuttle
SuperShuttle offers service to most hotels from DCA, IAD, and BWI. The shuttle leaves on an as-needed basis between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. During other times, arrangements for a shuttle can be made by calling 1-800-258-3826 from the airport, or by visiting the website at http://supershuttle.com.

 

Driving Directions to NIH

From Points North and East:
Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring. Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

 

From Points North and West:
Take I-270 South to I-495 East (Capital Beltway) toward Washington, DC. Stay in one of the three left lanes. Follow signs for Route 355 South, a left-lane exit, onto Wisconsin Avenue. Travel approximately
1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

From Points South:
Take I-95 North to I-495 (Capital Beltway) toward Tyson's Corner/Rockville. Follow I-495 for 20 miles. Stay on I-495 at the I-495/I-270 split (bear right). Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):
Take the Route 195 connector to I-95 South. Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring. Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):
Take the Dulles Access Road for approximately 13 miles to Exit 18. Move to the right on the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) and take Exit 18. Stay left on the ramp for Bethesda/Baltimore, and proceed toward Bethesda (I-495). Continue approximately 9 miles on I-495. Stay on I-495 at the I-495/I-270 split (bear right). Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue South/Route 355) toward Bethesda. Travel approximately
1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):
Take the George Washington Parkway North for 12 miles to I-495 toward Maryland (Capital Beltway). Stay on I-495 at the I-495/I-270 split (bear right). Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue). Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right past the light at South Drive onto NIH Gateway Drive. Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 38A.

Parking
Parking on the NIH campus is limited and is $12 per day in the visitor lots. The closest visitor lot is the Gateway Parking Garage (MLP-11), located at the Gateway Drive entrance. From here, it is a 5-minute walk to the building. The NIH Campus shuttle also is an option that runs every 15 minutes.

Transportation
For transportation from the Metropolitan Washington Airports:

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: 703-685-1400
Washington Dulles International Airport: 703-685-1400
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport: 800-435-9294

Taxi Service
From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):
Hotel distance and direction: 35 miles SW
Estimated Taxi Fare: $70

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):
Hotel distance and direction: 25 miles NE
Estimated Taxi Fare: $55

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):
Hotel distance and direction: 21 miles NE
Estimated Taxi Fare: $50

Fares may differ during peak travel hours.

Estimated Metro fare from Union Station or DCA: $5.

Minutes

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Attendees

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Abstracts

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Location

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  • Building 38A, NIH Campus
  • MD 20892
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Contacts

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For questions concerning program content, contact:

Judith Podskalny, Ph.D.
DDN/NIDDK/NIH
Two Democracy Plaza, Room 667
6707 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 5450
Bethesda, MD  20892-5450
Phone:  (301) 594-8876
Fax:  (301) 480-8300
Email:  jp53s@nih.gov

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:

John Hare, M.S., CMP, CGMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD  20878
Phone:  (301) 670-4990
Fax:  (301) 670-3815
Email:  jhare@scgcorp.com