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GRANT WRITING CLUB

Grant Writing Club meetings are held on second Friday of every month.

Please join us for SSG 2014 November Grant Writing Meeting on Friday November 14th from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Web Building 535/514. As always, pizza lunch will be provided.

This time, Matthew Loops, a student in our department will share his successful experience as a student to get a fellowship grant funded from American Heart Association (AHA). The title of his presentation is “AHA Predoctoral Fellowship: an n-of-1 perspective”.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to lead a discussion in an upcoming meeting, please contact Kui Zhang, PhD.

Grant Topic Discusess in Previous Meetings

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004

October 10, 2014
Dr. Hemant Tiwari was our speaker this time. As we know, Dr. Tiwari has several short course and conference grants funded by NSF and NIH. He sharee his successful experience with us.

September 12, 2014
Dr. John Dawson presented a grant that he will submit in near future. The title was “Assessing evidence of fetal drive in humans with specific application to gestational diabetes mellitus and preeclampsia”

August 8, 2014
Dr. Kui Zhang talked a grant jointly submitted by Drs. Zhi and Zhang in last December. The title of grant was “Next-generation informatics for next generation sequencing”

Due to the conflict with SSG short course, SSG July of 2014 Grant Writing Meeting is canceled.

June 13, 2014
Dr. Ana I Vazquez talked about her grant titled “Integration of multi-layer Omic data into risk-assessment models”.

May 9, 2014
It is time to refresh our memory and understand how the NIH grant review works. Therefore, we will watch 4 videos form NIH website: http://public.csr.nih.gov/aboutcsr/contactcsr/pages/contactorvisitcsrpages/nih-grant-review-process-youtube-videos.aspx. This series of videos provide us an inside look at how scientists from across the country review NIH grant applications for scientific and technical merit.

April 11, 2014
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Degui Zhi. He talked his R01 grant application.

March 14, 2014
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Richard J Reynolds IV. He talked his R01 grant application titled “Relative contribution of de novo germline and somatic cell mutations to rheumatoid arthritis genetic risk”.

February 14, 2014
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Hemant Tiwari. Dr. Tiwari is the PI of several T32 training grants and short course grants. He is very successful to get T32 training grants and short course grants funded.

Due to the start of 2014 Spring semester, there is no SSG Grant Writing Club meeting in January of 2014.

December 13, 2013
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Bertha Hidalgo. She will talk about her grant application titled “Epigenetics of Cardiometabolic Disease in Mexican Americans".

Due to the conflict with another meeting, SSG Grant Writing Club in November will be cancelled.

October 11, 2013
Topic discussed and Leaders: Miss Cari Oliver from UAB IRB Office. We are very happy to have her here to talk about IRB Perspective on using secondary data. As statisticians and biostatisticians, we analyze a large amount of secondary data and it is important for us to get appropriate IRB approval before we can use the data. Therefore I encourage everyone of you to attend this meeting and think and ask the questions you might have related to IRB issues on using secondary data.

September 13, 2013
Topic discussed and Leaders: Kip Phillips. He will discuss a certain things for grant submission from his perspective, including things needed for grant submission, timeline for grant preparation and submission, budget issues, etc

August 9, 2013
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Xiang-Yang Lou. He will discuss the resubmission of his grant titled “Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences”.

July, 2013 Grant Writing Club Cancelled.

June 14, 2013
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Jacqueline Harris. She is going to talk about NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

May 10, 2013
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Bertha Hidalgo. She will talk about her grant submission: “Epigenome-wide Association Study of DNA Methylation and Type-2 Diabetes in Latinos”

April 12, 2013
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Richard Kennedy. He will talk about his grant submission: “Depression, diabetes, and cognitive impairment; The role of inflammation”

March 8, 2013
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. John Dawson. The tile of his talk is “Past as Prologue: Awards from 2008-2013 using RePort”

February 8, 2013
Topic discussed and Leaders: Drs. Michael Sanders and Curtis Holliman. We will have a session to review funding opportunities for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.

January, 2013 Grant Writing Club Cancelled.

December 14, 2012
Topic discussed and Leaders: Drs. Michael Sanders and Curtis Holliman reviewed funding opportunities for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.

The documents will be distributed before the meeting.

November 9, 2012
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Kui Zhang discussed the resubmission of an R01 grant titled “Design and Analysis of Family-based Sequencing Studies for Complex Diseases”.

October 11, 2012
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Xiangqin Cui discussed her resubmission of her grant “Equivalent Gene Expression-directed Drug Testing in GBM Xenografts”.

September, 2012 Grant Writing Club Cancelled.

August, 2012 Grant Writing Club Cancelled.

July, 2012 Grant Writing Club Cancelled.

June, 2012 Grant Writing Club Cancelled.

May 10, 2012
Topic discussed and Leaders: Our special guest was Mark Roltsch, program officer at NIH/NHLBI, who joined us via conference call from 11:30 am – 12:30 am.

April 19, 2012
Topic discussed and Leaders: Emily Dhurandhar from the Office of Energetics discussed "Grantsmanship From a Non-SSG Perspective: Developing an R01 for Childhood Obesity Prevention"

March 8, 2012
Topic discussed and Leaders: Stella Aslibekyan discussed "Heart, Cancer, Diabetes: Navigating the "Association" Funding Opportunities."

February 9, 2012
Topic discussed and Leaders: Lekki Frazier-Wood discussed her experience applying, addressing reviews & re-submitting her K99 "Gene variation and expression underlying VDL, LDL and HDL diameter clustering".

January 12, 2012
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr. Nengjun Yi discussed his upcoming R01 application "Hierarchical Models for Next Generation Genetic Association Studies"

December, 2011 Grant Writing Club Cancelled.

November 10, 2011
Topic discussed and Leaders: We followed up on the excellent discussion last month on Selling Your Specific Aims with Drs Degui Zhi, Kui Zhang & Gustavo de los Campos presenting the Specific Aims from three of the grants they have recently submitted. The focus of the discussion focused on the development and presentation of their Aims.

October 13, 2011
Topic discussed and Leaders: Kathryn Kaiser discussed "Selling your Specific Aims"

September 8, 2011
Topic discussed and Leaders: Mathew Loop discussed the research networking and academic reference management software Mendeley. www.mendeley.com

No Grant Club meeting in August

July 14, 2011
Topic discussed and Leaders: Jackie Harris discussed "Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-related Research / NIH Loan Repayment Programs."

June 9, 2011
Topic discussed and Leaders: Dr Christine Duarte discussed "From pilot grant to R01 (hopefully): turning results from a pilot study into an R01 grant application", based on her attached pilot grant.

May 12, 2011
Topic discussed and Leaders: Yann Klimentidis discussed his application for a K01 grant to learn and apply whole-genome prediction methods to type-2 diabetes susceptibility.

April 14, 2011
Topic discussed and Leaders: Watched and discussed a videoed lecture on NIH Public Access Policy, eRA Commons and My Bibliography.
NIH Public Access Policy Locating and Citing the PMCID, NIHMS ID, and "PMC Journal - In Process" [PDF file]

March 10, 2011
Topic discussed and Leaders: Lekki Wood discussed NIHs resources on the NIH K99 / R00 mechanism, then UAB resources for completing an application, and finally share some of her personal experience with writing and submitting a K99.

February 10, 2011
Topic discussed and Leaders: Gustavo de los Campos discussed an R01 proposal for the development and maintenance of a software package for Whole Genome Prediction.

January 13, 2011
Topic discussed and Leaders: Kirk Williams lead a discussion on non-NIH funding sources. [PDF file]

December, 2010 Grant Writing Club Cancelled.

November 11, 2010
Topic discussed and Leaders:

  • Julia Gohlke, PhD a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences
    Julia discussed her upcoming R01 submission on childhood atypical antipsychotic induced weight gain via perturbation of the developing reward system in response to NICHD RFA entitled "Molecular Mechanisms of Adverse Metabolic Drug Effects in Children and Adolescents." She will be looking for feedback on both the statistical and obesity aspects of the application.
     
  • And our own Xiangqin Cui, PhD
    Xiangqin looked for feedback on the specific aims for an application where they plan to apply equivalence concept and methods to assess the similarity between xenograft and the primary tumor from patients in genetic changes and gene expression where the goal is to predict the drug response consistency.

October 14, 2010
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Katherine Ingram lead reviewing grant opportunities for postdocs and grad students.

September 09, 2010
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Robert Makowsky lead a discussion on funding opportunities at the NSF [PDF File]

No Grant Club meeting in August

July 08, 2010
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Watched and discussed the new CSR (Center for Scientific Research) videos: "NIH Peer Review Revealed" and "NIH Tips for Applicants"
View the videos: http://www.csr.nih.gov/video/video.asp
Read the press release: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2010/csr-16.htm

June 10, 2010
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Richard Kennedy discussed the reviews of his K08 application and future plans.

May 13, 2010
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Jelai Wang, the System Programmer Lead in the Section on Statistical Genetics
Jelai led a discussion on our current strategy for approaching computing related aims (e.g. software development, method development with simulation study, applied data analysis, etc.) in our grant applications and how we might want to update this strategy to keep up with advances in biotechnology, statistical genetics research, and high-performance computing.

April 08, 2010
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Octavio E Pajaro, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. He discussed his work on The Reinterpretation of Matching in Solid Organ Transplantation, specifically:

  1. Potential Study on the Inheritability of Transplant Outcomes
  2. Potential Role of Matching Biophysical Properties of the HLA Molecules
  3. Reanalysis of HLA Matching and Sensitization in Light of the Human Genome Project
  4. Preventing Sensitization in Potential transplant Recipients

March 11, 2010
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Lou Bridges, Professor of Medicine, Director Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology and Deputy Director UAB Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Autoimmunity Center

Dr Bridges addressed the topic of “Leveraging Existing Grants.” Specifically, he addressed:
1) How can one effectively use one’s existing grant resources to involve others, accomplish and go beyond one’s funded aims, and set one’s-self up for a successful renewal or submission of sister grant applications?
2) How can one effectively use someone else’s existing grant(s) to obtain pilot data that will allow one to spin-off new projects and new grant applications?
He will use examples from his own ongoing research to make the points and to invite collaboration.

Februaty 11, 2010
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Yann Klimentidis and Vinodh Srinivasasainagendra shared their experiences with obtaining GWAs data from dbGAP http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gap

January 14, 2010
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Sadeep Shrestha, Assistant Professor from the Department of Epidemiology. He discussed his R01 resubmission “Host Genetics of HPV infection outcomes in the context of HIV/AIDS", which was transitioning from 25 to 12 pages.

December 10, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr Suzanne Judd discussed her R01 proposal on micronutrients and genomic variants in REGARDS.

November 12, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Kip Phillips & Kay Peterson discussed common mistakes grant budgets.

October 8, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Postdoctoral Fellows Charity Morgan, Richard Reynolds, and Yann Klimentidis lead an a discussion based on an overview of the NIH Institutes, and different grant mechanisms.

September 10, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:
The Summary Statement for Dr. Neingjun Yi's R01 proposal “Bayesian methods for genome-wide interacting QTL mapping”

August 13, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:
We discussed recent changes to the NIH's grant review policies. We watched a short video from the NIH followed by a discussion on recent changes to general review policy & the scoring system led by Nick Pajewski & Kathryn Kaiser.

July 9, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Our speaker this month was Richard Kennedy. He discussed his submission for a NIH K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award.  The focus of his application was on integrating microarray data analysis with other methods for studying brain function; specifically, this grant will look at integrating postmortem microarray data and longitudinal neuropsychological data in Alzheimer's disease.

May 14, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Our speakers this month were Drs. Jeff Gray and Tony Skjellum from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences here at UAB. They are both NSF CAREER grant awardees and have served on several CAREER review panels. They shared their experiences with us would like to encourage potential applicants and build a networking community among those interested in applying for a CAREER award to improve the number of awards at UAB.
For more information on CAREER grants please see:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5262
Slides from the talk:
http://www.cis.uab.edu/gray/external/CAREER-talk/NSF-CAREER-Discussion.pptx

May 14, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Charlie Prince, Assistant Vice-President for Research, and Lynn Stedman, head of the Office of Grants and Contracts Administration
ARRA (aka stimulus) funding efforts here at UAB. For more information please refer to www.uab.edu/stimulus

NO Grant Club meeting in April

March 12, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:

February 12, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:

  • Steve Erickson, a short discussion on the NIH's new policy on resubmissions http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-09-003.html
     
  • Dough Childers, discussed his K25 application titled "Optimal Testing in Genome-Wide Association Studies."

January 8, 2009
Topic discussed and Leaders:

  • Ryan Dixon, postdoctoral fellow in Epidemiology, presented her AHA fellowship application titled "Characterization of the Genetics of Diabetes and Related Traits Using CNV Whole Genome Approaches"
     
  • Dr. Martin Cadeiras, a new faculty member from the Division of Cardiology, discussed his grant application "Genomic Classification of Cardiac Transplant Endomyocardial Biopsy"
     
  • There is a recently released U01 RFA for 1000 Genomes Project Dataset Analysis http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-09-002.html . The 1000 Genomes project is aiming to have over 1000 genomes completely sequenced in the next two years. This RFA is being released to encourage the development of analysis methods for this high density data. This application may be a good opportunity for our group to get a start in the analysis of whole genome sequencing data. We would like gauge the interest of our group in pursuing this application. More information about the 1000 Genomes project can be found here http://www.1000genomes.org/

December 11, 2008
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Mary Boggiano from UAB's Department of Psychology discussed her application for Seeding Collaborative Interdisciplinary Team Science in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (R24)
Dr. Rajani Sadasivam from the School of Medicine discussed his proposal entitled Scientific Search and Compile Tool for Evidence-based Research

November 13, 2008
Cancelled.

October 9, 2008
Topic discussed and Leaders:
"Translating Basic Behavioral and Social Science Discoveries into Interventions to Reduce Obesity: Centers for Behavioral Intervention Development" by Dr. David Allison

September 11, 2008
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Mary Wojczynski’s grant proposal
Recent RFAs by Dr. Rui Feng

August 14, 2008
Topic discussed and Leaders:
IRB issues related with using secondary data by Dr. Sheila D. Moore.

July 10, 2008
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Video Watch: The NIH Grant Review Process
Enhancing NIH Peer Review Plan by Dr. Kui Zhang

June 12, 2008
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Xiangqin Cui's NIH R01 proposal
Dr. Rui Feng's R01 Aims

May 8, 2008: Cancelled

April 10, 2008
Topic discussed and Leaders:
NIH new publication policy by Mr. Scott Plutchak from the Lister Hill Library
Successful story of new investigator R01 by Dr. Nianjun Liu

March 13, 2008
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Simple power calculations for ordinary gene association analyses by Dr.Nianjun Liu
Use of EEE by Dr. Hemant Tiwari
EEE launched from pilot data, the power of a graph, and the reporting of ‘any gene UIT power’ by Dr. David Allison
Use of Power Atlas by Dr.Grier Page

February 14, 2008
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Career development/training grants by Ms. Melissa McBrayer

January 10, 2008
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Introduction to Wiki by Mr. Jelai Wang.

December 13, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Choosing funding mechanism, guide for grant application, grant writing tips by Dr. Xiangqin Cui and Dr. Kui Zhang.
Dr. Olivia Thomas’s AHA grant and her experience in a CDC review panel.

November 8, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Rui Feng’s R01 resubmission and review.

October 11, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Grier Page’s NIH&NSF issues on diversity, childcare, and mentoring.
Dr. Solomon Musani’s K-award resubmission.
Dr. Hemant Tiwari’s short course grant.

September 13, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Dr. Xiangqin Cui’s NSF R01 "Development of Splicing Microarray for Studying Functions of Arabidopsis Genes".
Dr. Scott Keith’s Tanita grant proposal.

August 9, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Dr. Yun Joo Yoo's R03/R21 application "Haplotype Inference for HLA and KIR genes".
Dr. Krista Casazza's K-award proposal.

July 12, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Discussion of RFA-MH-08-040 led by Dr. Nianjun Liu.
Watch a video – an overview of the electronic submission process by NIH.

June 14, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Dr. Stephen Erickson's application for Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface.
Dr. John Hartman's proposal "High dimensional phenotypic analysis using cell arrays".

May 10, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Ideas for AMERICO Resubmission led by Dr. Jose Fernandez.
Dr. David Allison's R01 proposal "Design Issues in Obesity RCTs Building An Evidence Base".

April 12, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Dr. Nianjun Liu's R01 application "Genome Wide Haplotype Association Analysis".
Two R01 proposals "Genome Wide Association Study for BPD" and "Discovery of the 6p21.3 Reading Disability Gene" led by Dr. Grier Page.

March 8, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Rui Feng's R01 application "Methods for Linkage Analysis of Complex Ordinal Traits".
Dr. Grier Page's R01 "Continued Development of the PowerAtlas".

Feburary 8, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Dr. Solomon Musani's grant application.
Dr. Daniel Shriner' K-award application and review.

January 11, 2007
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Automated grant announcement services led by Dr. Mary Wojczynski.
How to writing clinical research grants led by Dr. Inmaculada Aban.
Review of funded NIH Statistical Genetic Method Grants by Stephen Erickson.
Review of funded NSF Statistical Genetic Method Grants by Doug Childers.

December 14, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
NIH’s Multiple Principal Investigator Policy lead by Dr. Xiangqin Cui.
A mock study section chaired by Dr. Cutter includes:
(i) overview of peer review process and guidelines for reviewers by Dr. Cutter
(ii) review of Dr. Gao's R01 application “Haplotyping and QTL Mapping in Pedigrees with Missing Data” by Dr. Page, Dr. Cutter and Dr. Allison;
(iii)review Dr. Allison's R01 “Genome-wide Structured Association Testing & Regional Admixture Mapping” by Dr. Coffey, Dr. Beasley, and Dr. Tiwari

November 9, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Rui Feng’s UAB Faculty Development Award application.
Dr. David Redden’s application to RFA-HG-06-032.

September 14, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders: 
Dr. Hemant Tiwari’s Multiple Imputation R01 proposal and his R21 pink sheets.
Dr. Grier Page's R01 proposal.

August 10, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Kelley L. Vaughan’s K-award submission
Possible ideas in genome-wide association studies, led by Dr. Edmond K. Kabagambe

July 13, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Drs. Loraine and Cui's NSF grant review
Grant opportunities led by Dr. Nianjun Liu

June 8, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Xiangqin Cui’s PKD grant resubmission

May 11, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Kui Zhang's proposal submission
Dr. David Allison's CEGS grant preparation.

April 13, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Solomon Musani’s proposal submission
Dr. Jasmin Divers’ proposal resubmission

March 9, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Stanislav Zakharkin’s K-award proposal resubmission
CEGS grant application lead by Dr. David Allison

Feburary 9, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Nita Limdi and Dr. David Redden, “How to get a K-award”

January 12, 2006
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Dale Williams, “How Late is Fedex Open?”
Dr. Robert Eckel, “So You Want to Write a Grant?”

December 8, 2005
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Mahyar Sabripour’s K-award proposal.
Dr. Miguel Padilla’s supplemental grant application:“measurement error in admixture mapping".

Novermber 10, 2005
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Kui Zhang’s R01 renewal “Haplotype Analysis in linkage disequilibrium mapping”.
Dr. Mark Beasley’s proposal “Admixture Mapping”.

October 13, 2005
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Grier Page’s R01 renewal “Design & Analysis of Microarray Gene Expression Studies in Plants”.
Dr. Guimin Gao’s R01 proposal “Haplotyping and QTL mapping in Pedigrees with Missing Data”.

September 8, 2005
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Miguel Padilla’s Supplement Grant.
Resubmission of EMSW21 “Training Future Leaders in Statistical Genetics”, led by Dr. Xiangqin Cui.

August 11, 2005
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Grant writing tips and submission mechanisms by Dr. David Allison.
A live mock study section by Dr. Gary Cutter, Dr. Stacey Cofield and Dr. Mark Beasley

June, 2005
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Grier Page: Renew RCN Network
Hemant Tiwari: Renew Multiple Imputation

April, 2005
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Michael Windle: his grant “Genetics of Alcohol, Depression, and Temperament”
Kui Zhang: Comments about his R01 grant

March, 2005
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Kyoungmi presentation of abstract and specific aims for R03 on pleiotropy
Stas on K-Award Application

February, 2005
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Xiangqin Cui: Alabama Mississippi Sea Grant program
Grier Page: on concept of ‘Omega Analysis’ and grant applications that could be based on it.

January, 2005
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Scott Keith: Individual Pre-Doctoral Training
Grant Opportunities at NIH & NSF
Murat Tanik: FIBR Grant

 

December, 2004
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Jasmin Divers: Minority Supplement
Ann Loraine: Plant 2010 grant

Novermber, 2004
Topic discussed:
Explanation of Automated grant opportunity announcement list serves (NIH, NSF, FedOpps, COS).
Presentation of writings and videos with grant writing tips.
Discussion of NIH grant mechanisms (R01, R25, R03, R21, K-awards, NRSA’s, R13, etc.)

October, 2004
Topic discussed:
Video Watch: The NIH Grant Review Process.

September, 2004
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Mock NIH Grant Review Process:
Dr, David Allison, Dr. David Redden, and Dr. Mark Beasley reviewed Dr. Hemant Tiwari’s grant (admixture mapping). Dr. Varghese George, Dr. Grier Page, and Dr. Chris Coffey will review Dr. Yi’s grant (QTL mapping)

August, 2004
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Dr. Grier Page: His grant application
Dr. Stanislav Zakharkin: his grant application

July, 2004
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Hemant Tiwari: his R01 on missing data imputation.
Kui Zhang: his R01 on haplotype analysis.

June, 2004
Topic discussed and Leaders:
Varghese George: competitive renewal of Short Course grant.
Solomon Musani: his first grant.