January 27, 2011

LBNL Presentation by Dr. Cheryl Kitt, “What’s New In NIH Peer Review: Advice for Grant Applicants”

LBNL will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Cheryl Kitt, Deputy Director of the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes for Health on Thursday, February 3, 2011, from 10 am to noon in Building 50 Auditorium on the LBNL campus.

Dr. Kitt’s presentation will be on, “What’s New in NIH Peer Review: Advice for Grant Applicants.”

Background: The NIH and CSR have initiated and implemented new efforts to streamline the peer review process that will affect all applicants. Dr. Kitt will be discussing the many enhancements and changes to the NIH peer review process for grant applications during the last two years. The discussion will focus on these enhancements and changes to the peer review process which are particularly important for current and potential grant applicants and for research administrators interested in navigating the ins and outs of peer review at NIH. This is also a unique opportunity for post-docs and young investigators to gain an inside perspective and ask questions about Scientific Review Committees.

Individuals planning to attend should contact Karen Woo (510) 486-5747 or kmwoo@lbl.gov for information on how to access the LBNL shuttle bus and what materials are needed for LBNL security. Karen can also provide information on how to access the presentation electronically.