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Mentored Career Development Opportunities (K awards and more) from NIH: Insights from a former NIH Review Officer

One of the greatest challenges in establishing an academic career is bridging the funding gap between the early years as a doctoral student, post-doc, or fellow, and the subsequent ones as an established investigator.  This gap has been well recognized by the NIH and by national (and local) scientific organizations; funding mechanisms and policies have been established to facilitate this transition. Nonetheless, tight federal budgets and new award formats can make navigating the early career award landscape challenging. 
Sponsored by the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Lane Medical Library, this session will help fellows and young investigators understand the many different grant mechanisms available and will propose strategies to optimize chances of success.  Both trainees and mentors will benefit from Dr. Roltsch's expertise gained in his years as an NHLBI Program Officer.

Course Instructor: Mark H. Roltsch, PhD, former NIH Scientific Review Officer and Program Director, and current Executive Director of the Office of Academic Research and Sponsored Project at St Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas.