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Professional Development to Host Mock Study Section on September 18th

Released: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Register here: LA CaTS Mock Study Section 2019 Registration

SEPTEMBER 18 | LSUHSC-New Orleans | MEB, 1901 Perdido St. |
SEMINAR RM 7 on 3rd FLOOR | 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Investigators at LA CaTS Center member institutions are invited to participate in the LA CaTS 2019 Mock Study Section! The Mock Study Section simulates an NIH Study Section in every detail including the work expected. Participants will review previously submitted K or R03/R21 applications and then participate in a formal discussion and review of the grants. Participants will not be expected to judge the scientific merit of their assigned grants but rather determine if the grant explains each of the review criteria well. At the conclusion of the review, participants will have an opportunity to compare their critiques with the actual feedback provided by the NIH.

To participate fully in the session, you will be expected to mock review either a K or an R type grant in advance. You will receive your mock grant to review by Wednesday, September 11. Please watch your email. If you do not receive your mock grant, please contact Megan Bronson, LA CaTS Research Navigator at Phone: 504.988.6988 Email:

Space is limited. In-person attendance is required. Advance registration is required.

Register here by September 4: LA CaTS Mock Study Section 2019 Registration

If you have any additional questions, please contact Megan Bronson, LA CaTS Research Navigator. Phone: 504.988.6988 Email:



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