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Professional Development Offers a K-Grant Writing Panel

Released: Friday, May 10, 2019

The LA CaTS Professional Development Core is hosting a K-Grant application writing panel on Tuesday, May 14, 3-4:30pm. The informal discussion will be held at LSUHSC-NO in the 6th Floor Conference Room of the Clinical Sciences Research Building (CSRB), 533 Bolivar St. This discussion is open to any interested junior faculty. This is open to investigators at all LA CaTS member institutions. A webinar link is provided below for those unable to attend in person.

Drs. Sarah Jolley, MD, (LSUHSC-NO), Meredith Clement, MD, (LSUHSC-NO), Derrick Samuelson, PhD, (LSUHSC-NO), and Iboyla Rutkai, PhD, (Tulane) will be panelists while Dr. Paula Gregory, PhD will serve as moderator. Panelists will describe their experiences applying for, receiving, and transferring to another institution, their respective K Awards. They collectively have experience writing applications to four different NIH institutions.

Sarah Jolley - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Meredith Clement - National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Derrick Samuelson - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Iboyla Rutkai - National Institute On Aging (NIA)

We will offer light refreshments. Please respond to so that we may have an accurate headcount.

Webinar/Zoom Meeting details:

If unable to log into webinar, you can attend by phone by dialing:

+1 646 558 8656 OR
+1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 449 554 361

Contact for questions: Megan Bronson, LA CaTS Research Navigator, or 504-988-6998.


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit