NEED A GRANT? Free grant writing workshops March 10‐13 here

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and JABSOM programs supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) are presenting a series of grant writing workshops with Wendy Sanders, M.A., Assistant Dean for Research Career Development Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The sessions, March 10 through March 13, will be held in the JABSOM Medical Education Building Auditorium, Room 315.

Wendy Sanders has been a collaborating partner with the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research (CNPHDR) for more than seven years and has consistently received high marks for her grant writing workshop sessions.

The NIMHD‐funded programs supporting this workshop are: 1) Bioscience Research Infrastructure Development for Grant Enhancement and Success (BRIDGES), 2) RCMI Multidisciplinary and Translational Research Infrastructure eXpansion (RMATRIX), and 3) CNPHDR.

Highlights of topics to be covered:

Planning a grant application—identifying best funding sources and mechanism; identifying collaborators; determining funding nicheResources at JABSOM; Research Performance Progress Report(RPPR); Writing an NIH or other peer‐reviewed grant (e.g. developing compelling specific aims, research strategy, statistical considerations, and preparing an abstract). There will be a mock study session, information about writing a career development (K) award–Patient‐Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)–community‐engaged research and an individual consultation with Wendy Sanders.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in attending, but will specifically target new emerging investigators and in particular those interested in health disparity research. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.To access a registration form, click Registration Form – (Click for pdf form).   Click for the Agenda (pdf)

If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Dr. Cecilia Shikuma at or Sheri Koike at  For registration questions, please contact Mona Cardejon at

Photo: Building 1 at the National Institutes of Health.

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