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New Sessions – Register Now! Grant Writing Seminar Series hosted by the Department of Preventive Medicine and the Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute – a training opportunity at UTHSC.

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The Department of Preventive Medicine and the Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute (TN-CTSI) at UTHSC is hosting the online Grant Writing Seminar Series during the Fall of 2023.

The ten-week Seminar Series is underway and cover all steps to produce a NIH grant proposal. Seminar participants will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with successful senior faculty at Preventive Medicine through weekly Zoom sessions.

In these weekly Friday sessions, scheduled from October 6th to December 15th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM CST, topics ranging from overview of clinical research, study design, research questions, research strategy, sample size, recruitment & retention, data collection, data analysis strategies, budget, tips for a successful proposal, and the NIH review process will be discussed.

Although one can register for a few sessions, we encourage you to register to ALL sessions to get maximum benefit from this training offer.

Registration for November and December sessions – Preventive Medicine Grant Writing Seminar Series

Important: Use your UTHSC email when registering. Registration is required for each session.

Session 5: Hypothesis and statistical testing, sample size, power, and detectable effect size. Presenter: Dr. Betsy Tolley.

Location: Zoom link after registration. Date: November 3, 2023 @ 12PM CST

Register to Session 5: Hypothesis and statistical testing, sample size and power

Session 6: Recruitment & retention, eligibility and screening, IRB and human subjects, ethics. Presenters: Dr. Michelle Martin; Dr. Karen Derefinko.

Location: Zoom link after registration. Date: November 10, 2023 @ 12PM CST

Register to Session 6: Recruitment & Retention, eligibility and screening, ethics

Session 7: Data collection, Data entry systems, Data management, Storage & Quality assurance. Presenter: Dr. Phyllis Richey.

Location: Zoom link after registration. Date: November 17, 2023 @ 12PM CST

Register to Session 7: Data Management

Session 8: Data analysis strategies and how they can enhance the proposal.

Outcomes, Adverse events, Intend-to-treat analysis (ITT), Surrogate endpoints, Clustering/grouping of observations, Missing Data, Pre-planned vs. ad hoc subgroup analyses, Heterogeneity of treatment effects (HTE) with respect to sex/gender and race.

Presenter: Dr. Fridtjof Thomas

Location: Zoom link after registration. Date: December 1, 2023 @ 12PM CST

Register to Session 8: Data analysis strategies and how they can enhance the proposal

Session 9: Budget / Budget justification. Presenter: Dr. Karen Johnson.

Location: Zoom link after registration. Date: December 8, 2023 @ 12PM CST

Register to Session 9: Budget / Budget justification

Session 10: Panel presentation – NIH Overview, NIH Different funding mechanisms,

Tips for planning a successful proposal, The NIH Review, Reading the summary sheet,

Response to prior review and resubmission. Moderator: Dr. Jay Fowke. Presenters: Dr. Karen Johnson, Dr. Michelle Martin, Dr. Saunak Sen.

Location: Zoom link after registration. Date: December 15, 2023 @ 12PM CST

Register to Session 10: Panel: Planning a Successful Proposal