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
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.
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
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.
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 strategie