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November 14, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Mazurek Medical Education Commons Margherio Conference Center | Map
320 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Current Graduate Students, Faculty

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer the Research Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free but registration is required.

This seminar, NIH Resubmissions:  Responding to Reviewers Comments, will take place Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Margherio Conference Center.

A common issue that frustrates NIH study section members is a resubmission proposal that does not adequately address the reviewer comments from the first submission.  The Introduction of an NIH resubmitted application is an important section of the proposal.  This seminar will present tips for responding to reviewers’ comments:  writing concise and appropriate responses for the introduction, organizing and formatting the text to make reading the text easier for the reviewer, best timing and basic rules for resubmissions; the difference between an A1 and A0 submission; realistic consideration for resubmission of a triaged, un-scored or poorly scored proposal.  And more ….

Guest Speaker:

Sally Atherton, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Health Research Associates, Saint Helena Island, SC

Dr. Atherton joined Health Research Associates in 2014 after a career in biomedical research at academic health centers. Dr. Atherton received her Ph.D. training in microbiology (virology) followed by postdoctoral training in molecular virology and in immunology. Dr. Atherton’s research program, focused on the pathogenesis of herpesvirus (HSV-1 and cytomegalovirus) infections of the eye and brain, was continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for almost 30 years. Dr. Atherton’s experience in grant-proposal review includes NIH, other governmental agencies, and private foundations. Her reviewer experiences include evaluation of traditional R01 applications, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship proposals (F and T series), research-career development programs (K series), research contract proposals and large multicomponent applications such as program projects and centers (P, U and other RFA series).

For more information about this event, please contact Mary Serowik at 313-577-5671 or

For more information about this event, please contact Mary Serowik at 313-577-5671 or