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Educational Videos, Tools & Workshops

About K Award Workshops

K workshops are held several times a year to provide junior faculty with advice and feedback on their draft applications to increase their success with NIH K awards. A survey of more than 200 participants found that the workshop improved their understanding of a K grant (see graphic below). In addition, junior investigators who participated in the application reviews said face-to-face feedback was highly beneficial.

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K Workshop Presentations

Slides & Videos

See below for the most recent K workshop slide presentations and video recordings.

Introduction to the CTSI and its Resources
For the video, click here.
Speaker: Christina Wang, MD
Professor of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA/LA BioMed

Navigating the K Award Process
For the video, click here.
Speaker: Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH
Barbara A. Levey MD & Gerald S. Levey MD Endowed Chair, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Associate Director, Leader of UCLA CTSI Workforce Development, UCLA

NIH Grant Proposals (SF 424): K08 - K23 Applications and Individual Career Development Awards
For the video, click here.
Speaker: Isidro B. Salusky, MD, Director of UCLA Clinical and Translational Research Center, Associate Dean for Clinical Research, UCLA 

UCLA CTSI KL2 Award, New NIH Guidelines on Rigor & Transparency and the Online Grant Library
For the video, click here.
Speaker: Mitchell Wong, MD, PhD, Director of UCLA CTSI KL2 Program, UCLA 

K99/R00 Awards - Pathways to Independence
For the video, click here.
Speaker: Chris Evans, PhD, Director of the Brain Research Institute, UCLA

UC Research Exchange (UC ReX) & Los Angeles Data Repository (LADR)
For the video, click here.
Speaker: Marianne Zachariah, Program Manager for Informatics Program at UCLA CTSI, UCLA

About K-to-R Workshops

K-to-R Workshops provide junior faculty with advice on how to leverage research conducted during a K award to obtain an R award. Workshops cover all the steps involved in preparing, writing and resubmitting an R award proposal.

K-to-R Presentations

Slides & Videos

See below for the most recent K-to-R workshop slide presentations and video recordings.

How to Anticipate and Plan an R Grant Application
For the video, click here.
Speaker: Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine, UCLA

A Tactical Approach to Writing Your Grant Application
For the video, click here.
Speaker: Karol Watson, MD, PhD 
Professor of Medicine, UCLA

How to Craft the "Significance” & "Innovation" Sections of a Grant Application
For the video, click here.
Speaker:  Scott G. Filler, MD 
Professor-in-residence of Medicine, UCLA

How to Structure the “Approach” Section of a Grant Application
For the video, click here.
Speaker: David Elashoff, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics & Medicine, UCLA

How to Structure the “Approach” Section of a Grant Application (Basic Science)
Speaker: Scott G. Filler, MD 
Professor-in-residence of Medicine, UCLA

How to Write the “Specific Aims” Section of a Grant Application
For the video, click here.
Speaker: Karol Watson, MD, PhD 
Professor of Medicine, UCLA

How to Write the “Specific Aims” Section of a Grant Application (Basic Science)
For the video, click here.
Speaker:  Scott G. Filler, MD
Professor-in-residence of Medicine, UCLA

Rebuttal Letter (What Next: When You are not Funded on the First Round)
Speaker:  Scott G. Filler, MD 
Professor-in-residence of Medicine, UCLA

Training Program in Translational Science Track 2 Monthly Meetings

The meetings, which are for Track 2 enrollees only, give trainees the opportunity to discuss their research in an open, yet structured format during which they receive feedback from their peers, as well as the Program Director and faculty representatives. At each meeting, three to four trainees give individual presentations. Occasionally, there are invited special lecturers in place of trainee presentations.

Who: Track 2 fellows in clinical research
When: Third Tuesday of each month from 11:30am - 1:30pm
Where: Westwood Conference Room, CHS 14-214U

For more information about the Track 2 program, contact Training Program Coordinator Doug Smoot at training@ctsi.ucla.edu

UCLA Division of Geriatric Academic Advancement Seminar Series

This interactive seminar series for prepares advanced fellows in health sciences or clinical and basic research and junior faculty (regular and in-residence series) for progressive research independence and academic leadership. Due to the small, intimate atmosphere, participants are expected to attend on a regular basis.

Who: Advanced fellows in health services or clinical and basic research
When: First Friday of each month from 1-2pm
Where: 2339 Peter Ueberroth Building

A list of topics discussed can be found here

For more information, or to join the listserv for this seminar, contact Dr. David Reuben

UCLA Division of GIM/HSR Multilevel Mentoring Program

This program for health services research faculty aims to create a way for faculty to interact with colleagues face-to-face and to provide a forum for discussing solutions to different challenges. Enrollment is generally closed with a potential for opening on an individual basis after review by members of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research.

Who: Health services research faculty
When: Third Thursday of each month at noon
Where: Broxton 2nd floor conference room (911 Broxton Ave.)

For additional information, contact Katherine L. Kahn, MD at kkahn@mednet.ucla.edu

UCLA Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) Seminar Series

The UCLA OAIC is designed to promote research aimed at maintaining and restoring the independence of older persons, with a focus on understanding the role of inflammation in disease and disability. The OAIC monthly research seminar series is open to the UCLA community and features presentations on research methodology by all four OAIC Resource Cores (Recruitment and Retention, Research Operations, Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness, and Inflammatory Biology) as well as presentations of the latest research findings by OAIC Pilot Project and Career Development Awardees.

Who: UCLA community
When: First Friday of each month from 2-3pm
Where: Division of Geriatrics conference room (Peter V. Ueberroth Building, Suite 2339).

For additional information, including a schedule of upcoming presentations, contact Lucio Arruda at larruda@mednet.ucla.edu

UCLA DGSOM Josiah Brown Poster Fair

The DGSOM Josiah Brown Poster Fair is an annual event that gives students an opportunity to present their research. Participants include medical students in the DGSOM Pathway in Clinical and Translational Research and health professional students (medical, nursing and dental) in the UCLA CTSI TL1 Summer Fellowship.

TORRES_BAUM_2014fair.jpg2014 TPTS Summer Pathway Program poster participants

UCLA CTSI Funding Search Tools, Grant-Writing Tips & Templates

Visit the UCLA CTSI Funding Search Tools, Grant-Writing Tips and Templates to search for funding opportunities and obtain tips and templates on crafting a grant application. This page also includes tips for creating a biosketch and addressing rigor, transparency and reproducibility in a grant application.