Thursday, October 27, 2011

Conferences and NIH

Spent the last few weeks traveling to conferences. Conferences are really the best part of my job. I get to exchange ideas and have conversations with people that actually understand and care about what my group does. Now of course, I'm buried in piles of work from not being in the office.

Also, submitted my first NIH grant, went the R21 route. I know, I know R01 is sooo much better, but I really don't have results yet and I'm not sure how much of the stuff in the proposal will work. Does the NIH take 6 months to return reviews, like NSF? I have to say though, the program managers are incredibly helpful. They chatted with me for nearly 30 minutes about the open calls and various study groups.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


There is a direct inverse correlation with the frequency of my posts and my productivity. Can you guess which way I'm trending currently?