Mock NIH Study Section: K & R Grants

  • Step into the role of an NIH study section member and experience what happens after a grant is submitted. Through a facilitated simulation, participants will read, critique and score an actual grant (K or R application) and will see how their comments influence the discussion. Participants are able to learn how a study section operates from the other side of the process, to better prepare their own grants for review. Nothing can replace hands-on experience with grant reviews. Thus, participants will be required to read and score grants as if they were a reviewer. 

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    Schedule:
    K Series Grant 8/12 at 12-2pm CDT

    R Series Grant 8/13 at 12-2pm CDT
    R Series Grant 8/19 at 3-5pm CDT
    K Series Grant 8/20 at 3-5pm CDT


  • Robert

    Robert "Rusty" Arnold, PhD

    Professor
    Drug Discovery and Development
    Auburn University
    Harrison School of Pharmacy

    Dr. Arnold is an industrial (Wyeth-Ayerst Research) and academically (University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute) trained pharmaceutical scientist with >20 years expertise in nanomedicine and experimental therapeutics, specifically developing novel lipid-nanoparticles as drug carriers and diagnostic agents for the treatment of cancers, in vitro and in vivo evaluation and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analysis and modeling of existing and novel therapeutics. Arnold's NIH funded research (R01) is related to development of targeted nanomedicines that exploit differences in tumor pathophysiology to aid in detection and treatment of primary and metastatic disease and improving methods to more accurately evaluate cancer biology (previous R43 and R44 w/CDRFC). Arnold's research group utilizes a variety of in vitro and in vivo models of human cancers (breast, prostate, brain and pancreatic) applies non-compartmental and computational approaches to the analysis of systemic kinetics and tissue distribution studies, including studies to examine the effect of drug efficacy and toxicity.
    Elizabeth Jackson, MD

    Elizabeth Jackson, MD

    Professor
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    School of Medicine

    Jackson is the Inaugural Bourge Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Disease and has lectured extensively on women’s health and cardiovascular prevention. She is a reviewer for several cardiovascular and internal medicine journals and is on the editorial board for Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes and ACC.org. Her research interests are eHealth, cardiovascular prevention and behavioral interventions.
    Alayne Markland, DO, MSc

    Alayne Markland, DO, MSc

    Associate Professor
    Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care
    Department of Medicine
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    School of Medicine

    Dr. Markland is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in Birmingham, Alabama. She is also a clinician researcher at the Birmingham VA Medical Center and the Associate Director of Clinical Programs in the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinic Center (GRECC). Her overarching goal is to enhance evidenced-based knowledge regarding the treatment of genito-urinary disorders, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and lower urinary tract symptoms in women and men. She currently is the medical director of the multidisciplinary Continence Clinic at the Birmingham VA Medical Center and practices at the National Association For Continence’s Center of Excellence for Continence Care at UAB. She is an active Co-Investigator for two NIH-funded multi-center trial networks, the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network and the Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Consortium.
    Carolyn Pickering, PhD, RN

    Carolyn Pickering, PhD, RN

    Associate Professor
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    School of Nursing

    Dr. Carolyn Pickering is a geriatric nurse and associate professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Nursing. Her program of research examines daily caregiving behaviors and experiences in order to identify modifiable intervention targets to promote high-quality and safe care in family caregiving for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She serves as PI of multiple R01s which uses methods such as multi-time series and intensive longitudinal designs, mixed-methods and biobehavioral approaches. Dr. Pickering serves as a grant reviewer for the NIH CSR Clinical Management in General Care Settings (CMGC) study section, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Department of Justice, the Association for Community Living, and others.
    Vishnu Suppiramaniam, DVM, MS, PhD

    Vishnu Suppiramaniam, DVM, MS, PhD

    Acting Associate Dean for Research
    Professor
    Director of Research Development and Support
    Departments of Drug Discovery and Development and Research
    Auburn University
    Harrison School of Pharmacy

    Dr. Vishnu Suppiramaniam joined the Department of Drug Discovery and Development in 2001. In addition to his faculty role, Dr. Suppiramaniam is also the Director of Research Development and Support within the Division of Research. In that role, he fosters opportunities for all faculty members in the school to participate in funded research activities and ensure that every faculty member in the school has the skills, knowledge, tools, and support needed to become a funded researcher.

  • For more information about the Mock NIH Study Secition, contact:

    Alia Tunagur
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