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2019 K Grants Workshop Series

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Penn State College of Medicine

500 University Drive

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This is a four-part workshop series. Attendance at all 4 sessions is strongly encouraged. This workshop will also be broadcast live via ZOOM. The first session in the series starts March 18!

Who Can Attend: This workshop series welcomes early career investigators at Penn State. The series is sponsored by the Penn State College of Medicine and some content may reflect this.


Workshop Overview

Mentored "K" awards provide protected time to promising investigators who need a period of sustained mentored research training and career development in order to achieve research independence and compete successfully for R01-equivalent funding. The NIH’s mentored “K” award - the most rigorous of career development grants - serves as a model throughout the series, which teaches effective grant preparation strategies for participants to be competitive with a variety of funders.

Not sure if you are eligible for a mentored "K"? Visit NIH's K Kiosk to review current funding announcements and verify PI eligibility criteria. https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/career-development

Each session in this four-part series runs from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Light refreshments are provided.

Session 1: Overview of the Mentored "K" Award (March 18)
Gain an introduction to the breadth of career development funding at the NIH. Learn what tools are available to identify funding opportunities and potential mentors. Gain an understanding of how to assess your individual suitability for a mentored "K" and explore the key elements of a "K" application.

Session 2: Preparing a Competitive Research Plan (March 25)
Take a closer look at how to craft an appropriate and feasible research plan for a mentored "K" award. Key themes explored: i
dentifying a captivating research problem, formulating a central, testable hypothesis, defining independent, but thematically integrated specific aims, and addressing NIH review criteria.

Session 3: Preparing a Competitive Mentoring & Career Development Plan (April 1)
Explore the key ingredients of a cohesive mentoring plan. Learn how to dovetail the career development plan with the research plan. Better understand the logistics of "K" grant assembly and the institutional support that exists to help with grant preparation.

Session 4: Panel Discussions (April 8)
The workshop series culminates with two facilitated panel discussions - one with
K awardees from the College of Medicine and one featuring College of Medicine faculty members who have served on review panels for mentored "K" awards. This is your chance to talks to folks who have been there! The format for this session will largely be Q&A.

Featured Presenters:

Leslie Parent, M.D.
Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology

Sarah Bronson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research
Co-Director, Junior Faculty Development Program
Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Diane Thiboutot, M.D.
Endowed Professor of Dermatology
Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research Education

Kent Vrana, Ph.D.
Elliot S. Vesell Professor and Chair of Pharmacology
Co-Director, Grants Academy

Sheila Vrana, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
Co-Director, Grants Academy
Associate Professor of Pharmacology




ZOOM Webinar Details:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://psu.zoom.us/j/634977765

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16699006833,,634977765# or +16468769923,,634977765#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923
Webinar ID: 634 977 765
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/ceuUJgp06

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Jennifer Schaefer, Research Concierge for the Penn State College of Medicine via email at: jschaefer1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

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