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Jan. 11: COBRE grant writing workshop

Grant writing workshop to help grad students, junior faculty navigate NIH


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Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), COBRE (Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence) supports thematic multidisciplinary centers that augment and strengthen institutional biomedical research capacity.

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The workshop is geared toward senior graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty. It will be led by faculty who have successful track records of writing proposals and many hours of study section service.

The session will include introductory talks about how the NIH is structured as well as discussion of the various components of an R01 proposal from the viewpoints of both basic science and clinical research. The agenda also includes discussion of career development awards and how to interpret summary statements and respond to reviews. 

Panelists include Profs. Thomas Buchanan, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Stuart Binder-Macleod and Randall Duncan.

“We really want to encourage junior faculty to attend this workshop,” says Prof. Jill Higginson, who is coordinating the program. “Our panel of very experienced senior faculty has a great deal of wisdom and practical knowledge to share about how to successfully navigate the grant writing process.”

The event is organized by the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research and the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute.

Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for the workshop, but registration is required, and space is limited.  

About the panelists

Thomas Buchanan is director of the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, George W. Laird Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and an affiliated faculty member in the Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) program, and the biomedical engineering program.

Lynn Snyder-Mackler is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy and an affiliated faculty member in the BIOMS program.

Stuart Binder-MacLeod is chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, Edward L. Ratledge Professor of Physical Therapy, and an affiliated faculty member in the BIOMS program.

Randall Duncan is chair and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is also an affiliated faculty member in the BIOMS program.

Article by Diane Kukich

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