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Proposal Development Workshops


Town Hall on NIH Human Subjects Policy

The following slides are from the ORD Town Hall on NIH Human Subjects Policy that took place Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
  • Alexis Nagel, Ph.D. (Office of Research Development) provided an overview of the revised NIH rules and regulations for Human Subjects research and Clinical Trials going into effect January 25, 2018.  Slides
  • Stacey Goretzka, C.I.P. (IRB Manager) provided an update and considerations related to the NIH single IRB mandate.  Slides
Click here for audio recording of this Town Hall.  For additional information, please contact Dr. Alexis Nagel (

“Nail Those Aims!" - NIH Specific Aims Best Writing Practices

The MUSC Office of Research Development (ORD) sponsored an informational seminar in the Fall of 2017 entitled "Nail Those Aims! - NIH Specific Aims Best Writing Practices.  This seminar was facilitated by Alexis Nagel, Ph.D., an ORD Research Development Strategist, and reviewed the narrative structure and core subject elements typically included in an NIH Specific Aims document.  A panel of senior faculty representing the Colleges of Dental Medicine, Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing also offered advice on how to incorporate consideration of NIH review criteria when constructing Specific Aims.  If you were unable to attend this session but would like to access the audio and video recording of the presentation, this is available here.  For additional information or if you have questions, please contact Alexis Nagel, Ph.D. (

All You Need to Know About NIAID Funding

Dr. Matthew Fenton, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' (NIAID) Division of Extramural Activities, and Dr. Shawn Gaillard, NIAID's Research Training Officer, recently visited MUSC to discuss funding and career development opportunities within the institute. If you were unable to attend these sessions but would like access to their presentations, copies of their slides are provided below along with the NIAID strategic plan for FY2017. Audio recordings of these sessions will soon be posted as well. For additional information or if you have questions, please contact Alexis Nagel, Ph.D. (

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Program Officers, Dr. David Hickam, Program Director of the Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science program and Dr. Chinenye Anyanwu, Engagement Officer, visited MUSC on July 18, 2017 to discuss PCORI's current priorities, mission, structure, and engagement requirements.  If you were unable to attend this workshop but would like review presentations, they are provided along with Dr. Kathleen's Brady slides. 

For more information and/or to suggest a future workshop topic, please contact Wanda Hutto at


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