Joanna Downer, PhD

Effective Written Communication (Writing for NIH F32 Grants)

Edwin L. Jones Cancer Research Building, Durham, NC, USA
143 Jones

About This Event:

The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA F32) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships provides up to three years of support for promising postdocs who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators within the broad scope of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research, and to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists is available to address the Nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. Please note that F32 awards are limited to US citizens and permanent residents. During this session, you will learn how to effectively communicate your ideas and plans to grant reviewers. This session will teach you how to apply the writing principles developed by Dr. George Gopen, Professor of the Practice Emeritus of the Duke University Writing Program, as well as Dr. Downer's own tips and tricks for effectively revising your own work. Dr. Downer has extensive experience in grant writing and has contributed to the successful acquisition of a number of large center-type research grants for School of Medicine faculty.

SPEAKER: Joanna Downer holds an MA and PhD in nuclear chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. While in graduate school, she was a Mass Media Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, placed at Time Magazine in Washington, DC. Joanna also earned a BS with Honors in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.!m/39413


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