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Developing Your Research Career -- a Pre-Congress Workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

April 19, 2018

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Lanay M. Mudd, Ph.D.

Deputy Branch Chief

Clinical Research in Complementary and Integrative Health Branch

Program Director

Division of Extramural Research

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

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F’s, T’s, and K’s can sound like alphabet soup to National Institutes of Health (NIH) outsiders. So what are the differences among them, and which option can support my stage of training and career development? What actually happens during an NIH grant review process? What are NCCIH’s funding priorities and why do they matter to my grant application? How can I get my student loans repaid while doing research? How do I plan for a successful research career?

If you’ve been wondering about any of these topics or other training and career development questions, I encourage you to attend “Developing Your Research Career: NCCIH Training and Career Development Opportunities,” a Pre-Congress Workshop at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) on Thursday, May 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Baltimore, MD. To view the workshop abstract, purpose, and objectives see

As the Training Director at NCCIH, I planned this workshop to provide an overview of NIH training and career development funding opportunities, tips for successful grant submissions and review, and advice on key aspects of planning a successful research career with NIH funding. The workshop will include presentations by NCCIH program and review staff, as well as an interactive mock study section review panel of NCCIH-funded investigators (Drs. Gloria Yeh, Jeffrey Dusek, John Denninger, and Peter Wayne). Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with these seasoned investigators and NCCIH program and review staff in small-group breakout sessions to discuss common application mistakes, and when and how to interact with NCCIH staff to develop a research proposal. Other topics to be discussed are planning a research career timeline, overcoming common roadblocks, and finding good mentors. There will be ample opportunity to discuss other topics as determined by the attendees.

For more information about the ICIMH International Congress and to register:

Please visit the NCCIH Training Web page for more information about all the topics that will be covered at the ICIMH Training and Career Development Workshop. As always, feel free to contact me at with any questions about training and career development.

We hope you can join us for a fun and interactive morning on developing your research career!


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