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UP Your Game: Deconstructing Multi-Component Research Grants

On April 10, 2018, The Office of Research Development hosted the UP Your Game: Deconstructing Multi-Component Research Grants Panelist Discussion. Moderated by Kimberly Cannady, Ph.D., Lead Advisor for Research Training & Outreach Initiatives, the panel discussion delved into best practices for preparing and submitting a complex research grant.

The panelists included:

  • Stephen A. Duncan, DPhil, Professor & Chair, Regenerative Medicine & Cell Biology
  • Marvella E. Ford, Ph.D., Professor, Public Health Sciences
  • Chanita A. Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Steven A. Kautz, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Health Sciences & Research
  • Teresa J. Kelechi, Ph.D., FAAN, RN, Professor, Nursing
  • Besim Ogretmen, Ph.D., Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Peggy Schachte, MBA, Emeritus Director, MUSC Office of Research Development

Please contact Dr. Kimberly Cannady (cannadyk@musc.edu) for additional information.

“Nail Those Aims!" - NIH Specific Aims Best Writing Practices

The MUSC Office of Research Development (ORD) sponsored an informational seminar in the Fall of 2017 entitled "Nail Those Aims! - NIH Specific Aims Best Writing Practices. This seminar was facilitated by Alexis Nagel, Ph.D., an ORD Research Development Strategist, and reviewed the narrative structure and core subject elements typically included in an NIH Specific Aims document. A panel of senior faculty representing the Colleges of Dental Medicine, Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing also offered advice on how to incorporate consideration of NIH review criteria when constructing Specific Aims. If you were unable to attend this session but would like to access the audio and video recording of the presentation. For additional information or if you have questions, please contact Alexis Nagel, Ph.D. (nage@musc.edu).

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Program Officers, Dr. David Hickam, Program Director of the Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science program and Dr.Chinenye Anyanwu, Engagement Officer, visited MUSC on July 18, 2017 to discuss PCORI's current priorities, mission, structure, and engagement requirements. If you were unable to attend this workshop but would like review presentations, they are provided along with Dr. Kathleen's Brady slides.

For more information and/or to suggest a future workshop topic, please contact Wanda Hutto at huttow@musc.edu.

Biblios, Bios, & Searches, Oh My: The Wizardry of My NCBI

On April 26, 2018, the MUSC Office of Research Development and the MUSC Library sponsored Biblios, Bios, and Searches, Oh My: The Wizardry of My NCBI, a collaborative teaching approach designed to help MUSC faculty maximize their use of My NCBI.

This seminar was co-presented by Kimberly Cannady, Ph.D., ORD Lead Advisor for Research Training & Outreach Initiatives, and Teri Lynn Herbert, MS, MLIS, Associate Professor at the MUSC Library. If you were unable to attend this seminar, a step-by-step guide (PDF) on navigating My NCBI has been provided for your convenience.

Contact Dr. Kimberly Cannady (cannadyk@musc.edu) with any questions.

All You Need to Know About NIAID Funding

Dr. Matthew Fenton, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' (NIAID) Division of Extramural Activities, and Dr. Shawn Gaillard, NIAID's Research Training Officer, recently visited MUSC to discuss funding and career development opportunities within the institute. If you were unable to attend these sessions but would like access to their presentations, copies of their slides are provided below along with the NIAID strategic plan for FY2017. Audio recordings of these sessions will soon be posted as well. For additional information or if you have questions, please contact Alexis Nagel, Ph.D. (nage@musc.edu).

Town Hall on NIH Human Subjects Policy

The following slides are from the ORD Town Hall on NIH Human Subjects Policy that took place Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Find an audio recording of this Town Hall. For additional information, please contact Dr. Alexis Nagel (nage@musc.edu).