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NIH Priority Setting: How Peer Review Assists the NIH in Selecting the Best Science September 22, 2015
More than 80 percent of the NIH’s budget supports high-quality jobs for more than 300,000 research personnel at 3,000 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state. The NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland is also home to the NIH Clinical Center, the largest hospital in the world completely dedicated to clinical research. Each of NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers engages in strategic planning with input from stakeholders and the public.
The briefing will feature Howard Kurtzman, Ph.D., acting executive director for Science, American Psychological Association, and Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., vice chancellor for research and executive vice dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. The speakers will provide an overview of the NIH peer review process and the types of grants funded by the agency. In addition, they will discuss how NIH sets research priorities and solicits input from the scientific community and the public.
- National Academies Report: LGBT Health Research Gaps and Needs
- Consideration of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals Submitted by the NIH LGBT Research Coordinating Committee
- Factcheck.org on Senator Paul’s fruit fly research comments
- The NIH Peer Review Process (PDF)