NIH REGIONAL SEMINAR IN PROGRAM FUNDING AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATION

Release Date:  May 27, 1999

P.T.

National Institutes of Health

A regional seminar covering topics related to the National 
Institutes of Health extramural program funding and grants 
administration has been scheduled for Thursday and Friday, 
July 15-16, 1999, in Madison, Wisconsin.  The seminar, 
hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is designed 
to attract participants from the Midwestern region, 
although interested individuals from other regions are 
welcome to attend.  Individuals from small and minority 
educational institutions, for-profit research 
organizations, hospitals, universities, and medical centers 
are encouraged to attend.  The two-day seminar will feature 
both plenary and break-out sessions in order to provide 
information of interest to academic researchers, 
scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, 
and both new and senior research administrators.

Plenary session topics include: Scientific Peer Review; 
Modular Grant Applications; an Open Panel Session with 
University Participants; and Electronic Research 
Administration. 

Break-out sessions will be held on the following topics: 
Human Subjects; Animal Welfare; Compliance Issues; NIH 
Fundamentals; Development of Institute Program Priorities 
and Funding Plans; Conflict of Interest; Funding 
Opportunities for New Investigators; an Open Q&A Session on 
Modular Grant Applications; Intellectual Property; Clinical 
Trials; Project Monitoring; NRSA; Research Administration 
for Faculty; a Mock Study Section Review; and an Open 
Session for Researchers. 

The following NIH officials will be leading the plenary and 
breakout sessions:  

Larry Agodoa, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Affairs and End Stage Renal Disease Program
Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

Carol Alderson
Assistant Grants Policy Officer
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH

Cecilia Bruce
Grants Management Officer
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH

Marvin Cassman, Ph.D.
Director
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH 

Jeffrey Cohen, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Education
Office for Protection from Research Risks, NIH

Diane Dean
Assistant Grants Policy Officer
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH

Ron G. Geller, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Extramural Programs
Office of Extramural Research
Office of the Director, NIH

Marcia Hahn
Grants Management Analyst
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH

Diana Jaeger
Director
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration
Office of the Director, NIH

Mary Kirker
Chief, Grants Management Branch
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Chris Lambert
NIH Commons User Support Specialist
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH

Ronald G. Manning, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Administrator  
Center for Scientific Review, NIH

Michael Micklin, Ph.D.
Acting Chief
Risk, Prevention, & Health Behavior
Center for Scientific Review, NIH

Louis De Paolo, Ph.D.
Program Director
Reproductive Sciences Branch
Center for Population Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

George Stone, Chief
Commons, Extramural Inventions and Technology Resources Branch
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH

Gary Thompson
Acting Chief
Grants Policy Branch
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, NIH


SEMINAR LOGISTICS:

Seminar Leader:   
Diana Jaeger, Director, Office of Policy for Extramural 
Research Administration (OPERA), NIH

Sandi Robins, Administrative Program Specialist, University of Wisconsin 
Medical School

Seminar Coordinators (NIH):
Annette Hanopole, Grants Management Specialist
Division of Extramural Activities
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Cecilia Bruce, Grants Management Officer, Division of Extramural Activities, 
National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Seminar Dates:
Thursday and Friday, July 15-16, 1999

Location: 
Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Are Code/Telephone Number: (608) 257-6000 or (800) 356-8293
Fax Number: (608) 267-5280
http://www.concoursehotel.com

Room Reservation should be made directly with the Madison 
Concourse Hotel.  A block of rooms has been reserved for 
seminar participants at a rate of $99 per night, single 
occupancy; $105 per night, double occupancy; $119 per 
night, triple occupancy; $129 per night, Governor’s Club 
single; or $199 Governor’s Club double. Participants should 
reference the NIH Midwest Regional Seminar when you call. 
Reservations must be made by June 16, 1999 in order to 
receive the negotiated conference room rate.

Registration Fee: $150
The registration fee will cover continental breakfast and 
lunch on Thursday and Friday, a reception on Thursday 
evening, and all seminar materials.  Checks or purchase 
orders made out to the University of Wisconsin-Madison will 
be accepted for payment.

Registration and Inquiries:
Registration materials and additional information are 
available on the World Wide Web at:  http://www.wisc.edu/grad/NIHseminar/

Individuals may request registration materials by sending a 
letter, fax, or electronic mail address, and anticipated 
number of registrants to:

CALS Outreach Services
620 Babcock Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Area Code/Telephone Number: (608) 263-1672
Fax Number: (608) 262-5088


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