My boss, Dr. Francis Collins, has just published an article in Science Translational Medicine describing why the time is right to establish the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at NIH.
As part of our effort to characterize the community that is supported by NIH, we looked at the degrees held by NIH-supported principal investigators (PIs) and whether the composition of that population has changed over the years.
I have heard recently from various groups in our community that there are increasing calls to action from animal rights activists.
I wanted to let you know that we posted our 2010 OER Report yesterday.
Right now we’re celebrating Women’s History month. Thus, I thought I’d take this opportunity to provide you with some information regarding the participation of women in NIH extramural programs.
I’m packing my bags for Scottsdale, Arizona…well, not exactly yet. Each year NIH puts on two Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration.
I am constantly in awe at the speed at which things move in this electronic age (example: Watson on “Jeopardy!” last night), so I was delighted to see that yesterdays NIH Notice about a modification to the biosketch has already hit the blogosphere.
I’d like to pass along some good news on the where-am-I-going-to-get-my-grant-funded-in-today’s-economy front. The National Health Council just announced the availability of a database that will help link unfunded NIH applications with potential non-governmental funding sources.
Since last week there has been quite a bit of news on the formation of the new National Center for Accelerating Translational Sciences (NCATS) here at NIH. You may have seen the New York Times article where the NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, described the intent of NCATS and the potential it has for accelerating the translation of basic discoveries into therapeutics.
Welcome to my blog. I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant about starting it. Not that I’ve ever been accused of being the quiet, shy type! It was more being concerned about having enough material to write the types of commentaries and discussions that would generate a following and be most beneficial to you our partners, grantees, PIs and trainees.