Thursday, March 27
PCORI and ADAA: Promoting Patient-Centered Research for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders
This 90-minute workshop will describe the mission and unique funding opportunities and requirements of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), with a specific emphasis on relevance to research on anxiety and depressive disorders.
The presentation will begin with a description of PCORI’s current portfolio related to anxiety and mood disorders, as well as other conditions that commonly co-occur with anxiety and depression. PCORI’s approach for broad versus targeted funding announcements will be discussed. Attendees will gain a better understanding of PCORI’s unique merit-review criteria, including potential to impact health care and outcomes, patient centeredness, and engagement, and an understanding of PCORI goals for dissemination and implementation of results.
The presentation will describe PCORI’s approach to merit review for research applications, which includes researchers, patients, and other health care stakeholders. Data from past reviewers will demonstrate the strengths and challenges of this approach to review, and recent process improvements will be summarized. Ample time for question and answer will be incorporated.
Romana Hasnan-Wynia, PhD
Objective 1: Describe PCORI’s current portfolio related to anxiety and mood disorders.
Objective 2: Explain PCORI’s approach to broad and targeted funding opportunities.
Objective 3: Understand PCORI’s unique merit review criteria, funding requirements, and process for review of research applications.
NIMH Grant Writing
This career development workshop, offered by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), aims to familiarize new investigators with the grant-writing and grant-review process within the National Institutes of Health systems, with a special emphasis on research mechanisms for early career investigators and strategies for successful application submissions.
It will include an interactive discussion on career paths and NIMH funding opportunities for early stage and new investigators. Speakers will present current NIMH grant mechanisms available for emerging scholars and the NIH review process and strategies for a successful research grant review. Topics will focus on include how to deal with resubmissions (e.g. formats, changing aims, etc.), common errors that new investigators make when applying for grant funding, and tips from program officers and senior research investigators that can lead to successful grant submission.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with program staff in small groups for individualized feedback on grant writing and obtaining grant funding. Ample time will be provided for a question and answer period after the general presentation. New and experienced investigators are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn about current opportunities, processes, and mechanisms to apply for and obtain grants from NIMH to support training and research in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Holly Ann Garriock, PhD
NIMH, Rockville, Maryland
Joel Sherrill, PhD
NIMH, Rockville, Maryland
Michael J. Kozak, PhD
NIMH, Bethesda, Maryland
Objective 1: Summarize funding opportunities for early career investigators at NIMH.
Objective 2: Recognize common mistakes by early career investigators and apply strategies to support successful grant submission to NIMH.
Objective 3: Plan approach to resubmission of application and practice discussed skills.