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NIH Priority Setting: How Peer Review Assists NIH in Selecting the Best Science

September 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the premier biomedical, behavioral, and social science research institution in the world.   Its mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. The agency invests in research across biology, genetics, neuroscience, imaging, behavior, social, and economics research to prevent, diagnose, and treat more than 7,000 rare diseases as well as chronic conditions that are threatening the public health of our nation, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, HIV/AIDS, mental disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. Many of these conditions and diseases have multiple causes: biological, environmental, behavioral, psychological, and sociocultural.

Thousands of scientists each year submit applications to the NIH requesting funding for their scientific proposals. Briefing speakers will provide an overview of the NIH peer review process.   Come learn how the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review with the help of scientific experts from around the country help the agency select the best science.


Danielle Li, PhD – Harvard University
Richard Nakamura, PhD – NIH Center Scientific Review
Felice Levine, PhD – American Educational Research Association

 RSVP by noon, September 21, 2015

Co-Sponsored by:

Adhoc Group for Medical Research
American Association for Dental Research
American Educational Research Association
American Psychological Association
American Sociological Association
Association of American Medical Colleges
Coalition for Life Sciences
Coalition for the Advancement of Health through Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Consortium of Social Science Associations
Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences
HIV Medicine Association
National Communication Association
Population Association of America/Association of Population Centers
Society for Research in Child Development


September 22, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Coalition to Promote Research