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Learn from Experience: Insights from Grant Reviewers & Successful Applicants

6/7/2018 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
OSU Health Sciences Library, Prior Hall Room 400, 376 W. 10th Ave

Join the Health Sciences Library for a grant reviewers panel discussion.

Applying for a grant? Are you wondering how grant applications are evaluated by the reviewers? Come listen to grant reviewers talk about what they look for, scoring and more. Recent grant recipients will also be part of the discussion to talk about what made them successful in receiving the awards.

Discussion will be from 11am – 12pm, followed by a Q&A from 12-12:30p.

This event is open to OSU Health Sciences faculty and staff.

The panel discussion is sponsored by the Health Sciences Library (HSL) and the Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS).

To register, please visit: http://go.osu.edu/grants_panel


Cynthia Sieck, PhD, MPH - Family Medicine - Grant Reviewer

Dr. Sieck is an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and research faculty in the Center for the Advancement of Team Science, Analytics and Systems Thinking in Health Services Research (CATALYST).  She completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Masters of Public Health in Public and Community Health Services at the University of Pittsburgh.  She received her PhD from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education.  Prior to joining the department of Family Medicine, she worked as a research specialist in the Center for Health Outcomes Policy and Evaluation Studies in the OSU College of Public Health.  Her research in the field of Clinical informatics focuses on the interaction of health information technology (HIT) and the patient experience.

Chris Taylor, PhD - School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences - Grant Reviewer

Dr. Taylor is a professor of Medical Dietetics as well as Family Medicine in the College of Medicine. He completed his bachelor's degree in dietetics at Bowling Green State University and his master's and dietetic internship at Arizona State University. Before he started his PhD at Oklahoma State he was an intern at the NIH Center in Phoenix to work with the Pima Indian population with the highest rate of type 2 diabetes in the world. Dr. Taylor has spent 20 years examining secondary data to evaluate lifestyle behaviors and the risk factors related to obesity chronic disease.  As an investigator, Dr. Taylor has received funding from NIH, USDA and AHRQ.  He has served as an invited review panelist for the USDA National Agriculture and Food Research Institute and has also served as an AFRI panel manager.

Laura Schmitt, PhD - School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences - Successful Grant Awardee

Dr. Schmitt is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at OSU.  Dr. Schmitt's research focuses on understanding neuromuscular control of the knee as related to optimizing rehabilitation outcomes following knee injury or pathology, minimizing disability after knee injury or pathology, and understanding the development and progression or joint degeneration following knee injury or pathology.  She has over 35 publications in the area of clinical and biomechanical outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and osteoarthritis.  Her reasearch is supported by the National Institutes of Health and the NFL Charities Medical Research Grants.  Dr. Schmitt is the Vice-President of the Section on Research, serves as a member of the research committee of the Sports Section, is on the Scientific Review Committee of the Foundation for Physical Therapy, and serves on the Editorial Board for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  In 2016, she was a recipient of the 2016 Eugene Michels New Investigator Award from the APTA.

Sakima Smith, MD - Cardiovascular Medicine - Successful Grant Awardee

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine whose research is focused on the mechanisms underlying the targeting and regulation of βII-spectrin in human heart failure. He specializes in heart failure and heart transplantation and is an associate program director for the cardiology fellowship.  Dr. Smith completed his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University, and completed his general cardiology and heart failure cardiology fellowships at Ohio State. He also completed a research fellowship and Masters in Public Health from Ohio State.  He was awarded the James V. Warren Fellowship Research Award in 2014, Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Development Grant in 2015, and a NIH K08 Grant in 2017.