NIH funding mechanisms are critical to advancing scientific knowledge in the U.S. but are underutilized by Orthopaedic Surgeons. The NIH Career Development Award (K Award) pathway provides early support for young, academic Orthopaedic Surgeons with an emphasis on personal development as researchers and successful future NIH funding initiatives. To assist new clinician scholars in making the most of this valuable opportunity, Dr. Eric R. Henderson of Dartmouth Medical School has designed a new educational session that will debut at the 2020 AAOS Annual Meeting in Orlando.
CD8 - Rocket Fuel for the Young Academic Orthopaedic Surgeon - The National Institutes of Health K Award
will review the key elements of the K Award mechanism and identify pearls/pitfalls for future applicants. The 60-minute meeting features an impressive line-up of speakers, including Dr. Chuck Washabaugh, NIH/NIAMS Program Director; Dr. Kurt Spindler, NIH Researcher/Study Section Member and K Award recipient; and Dr. Matthew Dobbs, Chair of the OREF Research Grants Committee.
The session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in room W202A at the Orange County Convention Center.
to download a program agenda and learning objectives.