Pearls of Wisdom from Study Section Members

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Sitting with a stack of 40 grants to review is a sure way to get focused on what makes a grant submission strong. The following pointers are from Dr. Chris Eischen, …

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NIH Loan Repayment Deadline Extended

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NIH wants to pay your medical or grad school debt so much that they’ve given you an extra two weeks to apply for their program.  That’s right, this …

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Your Grant Is Scheduled for an Appendectomy

Rebecca Helton, MA

Starting with grants due January 25, 2017, the NIH will no longer allow most materials you might want to put in your appendix.  No longer can information required for the peer review …

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Understanding H. pylori: Meira Epplein

Rebecca Helton, MA

Meira Epplein, PhD, came to epidemiology by a more scenic route than most. She has always been fascinated by China, from Chinese art to culture and modern history. After getting …

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Nature: The Plight of Young Scientists

Rebecca Helton, MA

A recent news feature in Nature highlighted challenges facing early career scientists, from pressure to publish to shrinking funding and the increasing length of time before reaching research independence. Early …

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Did You Miss It? Big Research Investing and a Decade of DrugMonkey Blog

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

This week’s edition of Friday Fighty Squirrel (FFS) offers a quick glimpse of things you might have missed this week on the interwebs while you were working away on …

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Open Season: NIH Loan Repayment Program

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NIH wants to pay your medical or grad school debt.  1,500 awards are active each year, and each awardee receives up to $70,000 in debt repayment.  Awards are available in several broad …

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Nifty Things from Open Mike

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NIH’s Rock Talk is now Open Mike, a blog by Dr. Michael Lauer, the Deputy Director for Extramural Research.  He and his team have been posting some cool stuff …

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Heart to Heart: Anna Hemnes

Rebecca Helton, MA

Every day, Anna Hemnes, MD, treats patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.  Every day, she works to find a cure. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare disease that narrows and stiffens …

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Rock and a Hard Place

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Yesterday Vanderbilt played host to NIH Director Francis Collins who spoke about “Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research”.  Collins told a full house and an overflow room that big initiatives like …

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