R2G2: Optimizing Your Ideas
September 21, 2017; noon-1:30 PM
Optimizing your ideas is the inaugural session for the Route to Getting Grants (R2G2) Seminar Series. At this event Dr Latha Palaniappan MD, MS, will explore how much you are willing to pay for a research idea and Professor Russ Altman will provide insights into how to enhance these research ideas and will provide top tips for grant writing success. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. This presents a unique opportunity for you to address your questions and concerns about grant writing with researchers who have been through the process many times. Finally, you will hear about available resources within your department to assist you in the grant writing process. Lunch will be provided and there will time for networking with your peers and the guest speakers.
Latha Palaniappan MD, MS, is an internist and clinical researcher. Her research has focused on the study of diverse populations, chronic disease and prevention. Dr. Palaniappan specifically seeks to address the gap in knowledge of health in Asian subgroups and other understudied racial/ethnic minorities. During her time at Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), she led the organization-wide initiative to collect patient race/ethnicity and language information, enabling PAMF researchers to conduct disparities research using electronic health records. She was the co-founder of PRANA (along with Dr. Ronesh Sinha), a South Asian Wellness program. Her current work examines the clinical effectiveness of structured physical activity programs for diabetes management as well as best exercise regimens for normal-weight diabetics.
Russ B. Altman MD, PhD is professor of bioengineering, genetics, medicine, and biomedical data science (and of computer science, by courtesy) and past chairman of the Bioengineering Department at Stanford University. His primary research interests are in the application of computing and informatics technologies to problems relevant to medicine. He is particularly interested in methods for understanding drug action at molecular, cellular, organism and population levels. Russ is the recipient of many renowned national research grants including the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He has chaired the Science Board advising the FDA Commissioner, currently serves on the NIH Director’s Advisory Committee, and is Co-Chair of the IOM Drug Forum.
R2G2 is a monthly seminar series specially designed for junior faculty across both Stanford School of Engineering and School of Medicine. These sessions will cover all aspects of grant writing, delivered through panel sessions, workshops and focused talks. R2G2 will also provide unique networking opportunities, enabling cross faculty collaborations and multidisciplinary partnerships. R2G2 will ensure that junior faculty have all the tools and strategies to lead them to grant success and on to independent research careers.
Jointly sponsored by Stanford Medicine’s Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, and Engineering Research Administration, School of Engineering.