Workshops

Thursday, March 27


002. PCORI and ADAA: Promoting Patient-Centered Research for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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
Director, PCORI
Washington, D.C.

Learning Objectives
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.

300R. Research Priorities for Divisions at NIMH

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This symposium aims to familiarize research investigators with the current opportunities and research priorities at NIMH; it includes a presentation from program staff of three research divisions within NIMH. It will cover research from the Division of Developmental Translational Research, where the focus is on the mechanisms of pathology for neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as the trajectories of disorder development from prenatal to young adulthood.

Next will be a presentation on the Division of Adult Translational and Treatment Development, where the focus will include the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) concepts and how they relate to research topics relevant to ADAA membership.

The final presentation will represent the Division of Services and Intervention Research, which will highlight changes in approaches to clinical trial funding, as well as area of high priority for the Division.

All three presentations will focus on anxiety and depression disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and suicidal behaviors. Also covered will be funding priorities on comorbidities of these disorders, as well as how to integrate RDoC relevant research in a traditionally diagnostic and categorical research realm. Program staff will plan for ample time for audience questions and be available for Division–specific group discussions. New and experienced investigators are encouraged to attend.

Holly Ann Garriock, PhD
NIMH, Rockville, Maryland

Joel Sherrill, PhD
NIMH, Rockville, Maryland

Michael J. Kozak, PhD
NIMH, Bethesda, Maryland

Learning Objectives
Objective 1: Summarize research objectives for Divisions at NIMH.
Objective 2: Recognize optimal approaches to learn research objectives at NIMH.
Objective 3: Discuss details of RDoC and new approaches to clinical trials at NIMH.


Friday, March 28


003. NIMH Grant Writing

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Learning Objectives
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.

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