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Webinar on "What Your Advisor Never Told You About Getting Funded"

Monday, May 19, 2014

Event Location: 
Online only

“What Your Advisor Never Told You About Getting Funded” is the second in a series of Grants Technical Assistance Webinars sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Special Populations, in collaboration with the Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization of The Gerontological Society of America. The grant writing webinar is scheduled for Monday, May 19, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT. The purpose of this webinar series is to provide participants with insight into the NIA application and review process and to provide helpful tips in preparing a more competitive grant application.
Does this scenario sound familiar?

  • You’ve prepared and submitted your first grant application.
  • You’ve followed the advice of your senior colleagues, and you’ve proposed great science.
  • After the review, you check on line and discover that your application has not received a fundable score.
  • You’re quite upset and can’t understand what you might have done wrong.

To register, visit: http://www.nia.nih.gov/webinar-what-your-advisor-never-told-you-about-getting-funded

Target audience will include:

Pre-and post-doctoral students and recent recipients of Ph.D., M.D., or related doctoral degrees who are researchers with an interest in health disparities and aging-related research are encouraged to register and participate. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities and women are encouraged to attend.

About the Speaker: David Finkelstein, Ph.D.

Dr. David FinkelsteinDr. David Finkelstein is Director of Metabolic Regulation Program, Division of Aging Biology at the National Institute on Aging. He has served as program administrator in the Division of Aging Biology at NIA for over 20 years. At the NIA, Dr. Finkelstein currently administers a portfolio of research grants in the areas of metabolic regulation, oxidative damage, mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptosis. He has organized workshops and conferences in a variety of areas related to the molecular mechanisms of aging. Among his accomplishments were the development of NIA’s pilot project program and the Division of Aging Biology New Investigators Forum. Dr. Finkelstein received his Ph.D. degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Before joining NIA, Dr. Finkelstein was Scientific Director of the US Laboratories of Panlabs, Inc, in Seattle, Washington. In this position he directed research in the areas of molecular biology, industrial fermentation development as well as new drug discovery.
He worked at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas Texas for a postdoc, and stayed on as a faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry. At Southwestern, his research group investigated gene regulation in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae with a focus on the mating reaction of this organism as well as the response of yeast to heat shock

Dr. Finkelstein has been an NIA program officer (nee, former NIH grant recipient and study section member). He has over the years listened (often with white knuckles) to thousands of reviews. He will assist you in preparing a more competitive grant application.

The number of attendees will be limited, please register soon to reserve a space.

To register, visit: http://www.nia.nih.gov/webinar-what-your-advisor-never-told-you-about-getting-funded

For additional information contact:

Ms. Andrea Griffin-Mann
Office of Special Populations
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health