Professional Development Workshop - 2018


2018 Professional Development and Mock Review Workshop


June 28, 2018

Shady Grove TE406/408/410


7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration and Poster Setup
8:30 - 8:35 AM

Welcome and CURE Background 

Dr. Peter Ogunbiyi, NCI CRCHD

8:35 - 8:45 AM

Introduction of NCI Director

Dr. Sanya A. Springfield, NCI CRCHD

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Comments from NCI Director

Dr. Norman E. Sharpless, NCI Office of the Director (OD)

9:00 – 9:05 AM

Video: The Many Faces of CURE

9:05 – 9:50 AM

Plenary Session: Updates in NCI Policies and Grants

Moderator, Dr. John Ojeifo, NCI CRCHD


NIH/NCI Funding Opportunities, Grant Applications, and Related Updates —  Dr. Christopher Hatch, NCI Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)


Updates in NCI Grants Processing — Dr. Marianne Galczynski, NCI Office of Grants Administration (OGA)




9:50-10:00 AM

Break and Poster Setup

10:00 AM - Noon

Plenary Interactive Session: Resilience in the Job Search (Thoughts on Being Happy)

Moderator, Dr. Sharon Milgram, NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education 


Navigating the career exploration process, new jobs, and research careers can seem overwhelming and lead us to doubt ourselves just when we need confidence the most. In this interactive session, we will discuss attitudes and behaviors that can get in our way and explore strategies for building resilience and dealing with self-doubt and developing our confidence. The workshop will highlight competencies needed for success in research and healthcare careers and provide insights into approaches for developing these competencies as part of your training experience


Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Concurrent Interactive Session: Applied Improv for Science Communication

Dr. John Windmueller, Washington Improv Theater


Introductions by Dr. Liz Perruccio, Ms. Sandra San Miguel, and Dr. Elena Schwartz, NCI CRCHD


Washington Improv Theater will lead an interactive session where participants will learn and rehearse techniques to become more effective and engaging in communicating their science.


3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 4:15 PM

Plenary Session: Perspectives on the Academic Job Search

Moderator: Dr. LeeAnn Bailey, NCI CRCHD


Perspectives on How Universities and Cancer Centers Recruit, Promote, and Award Tenure to Faculty — Dr. Kevin Cullen, Director, Greenbaum Cancer Center, and Dr. Bruce Jarrell, Provost, University of Maryland, Baltimore.




4:15 - 5:15 PM

Poster Flash Talks

Moderators: Drs. Hana Odeh and Nicole McNeil Ford, NCI CRCHD

Special Guest Time Keeper: Mr. Asher Bailey


20 posters, 2 minutes each


5:15 - 6:00 PM

Networking, Poster Visits, and Voting

Mr. Fred Snyder, NCI CRCHD

6:00 - 6:15 PM Evaluation and Adjournment of First Day



June 29, 2018

Shady Grove TE406/408/410


7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 – 8:45 AM

Recap of Day 1 and Poster Awards

Dr. Mary Ann S. Van Duyn, NCI CRCHD

8:45 - 10:30 AM

Plenary Session: Publishing Insights & Resources

Dr. Angela Welch, Elsevier


Participants will learn what to consider when preparing a manuscript and how to successfully navigate the peer-review process. Participants will also learn about the Researcher Academy, Elsevier’s free, e-learning modules and resources to guide you through each stage of the research cycle—from research/grant proposals to peer-review publication and demonstrating impact.


10:30 – 10:45 AM


10:45 –11:45 AM

Plenary Interactive Session: What Is Your Slogan

Moderator: Dr. Tiffany Wallace, NCI CRCHD


Participants will work in small groups to identify item(s) of the most benefit learned at this Workshop. Small groups will then compose slogans to share with all attendees.


11:45 – Noon

Closing Remarks, Adjournment and Evaluation

Dr. Peter Ogunbiyi, NCI CRCHD



CRCHD 2018 Mock Review Workshop

June 29, 2018

Shady Grove TE406/408/410


Noon - 3:00 PM

Mock Review

Moderator: Dr. Behrous Davani, NCI CRCHD


Working Lunch & Orientation to Mock Review — Dr. Behrous Davani, NCI CRCHD, and Dr. Svetlana Kotliarova, NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR)


Mock Review Exercise — Dr. Svetlana Kotliarova, NIH CSR


3:00 - 3:10 PM

Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

Dr. Karyl Swartz, NIH CSR

3:10 – 4:00 PM

Panel Discussion


Dr. Svetlana Kotliarova, NIH CSR

Dr. Damali Martin, NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)

Dr. Susan McCarthy, NCI Division of Cancer Biology (DCB)

Dr. John Ojeifo, NCI CRCHD

Dr. Karyl Swartz, NIH CSR


4:00 - 4:15 PM Evaluation and Adjournment of Mock Review Session



Graduate Student Special Session

June 29, 2018

Shady Grove TE410


1:00 – 1:05 PM


Dr. Alison Lin, NCI CRCHD

1:05 - 1:20 PM

Extramural: The Ins and Outs of K Awards

Dr. Abigail Soyombo, NCI CRCHD


We will discuss ideas on planning and positioning for success following graduate school. Participants will learn about the importance of high productivity, continued contributions to science, and identifying suitable mentors in preparing for the NCI Diversity Career Development (K) Awards.


1:20 - 1:35 PM

Intramural: Overview of the iCURE Program

Dr. Alison Lin, NCI CRCHD

1:35 - 2:20 PM

NCI Intramural Research Program

Moderator: Dr. Anil Wali, NCI CRCHD


Overview of Center for Cancer Research — Dr. Glenn Merlino, NCI CCR


Overview of Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) — Dr. Jackie Lavigne, NCI DCEG




2:20 - 2:30 PM Break and Poster Setup
2:30 - 4:10 PM

Intramural Research Group Presentation

Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Wiles, NCI CRCHD


Investigators from NCI CCR and DCEG will discuss their research areas and the working environment at NCI. Poster flash talks (3–5 minutes each) will be followed by a networking and poster session.


4:10 - 4:15 PM

Closing Remarks, Evaluation, and Adjournment

Dr. Alison Lin, NCI CRCHD




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