Training Grant Summit

University of Pittsburgh's Annual

Institutional Training Grant Summit

THE GOAL
To engage Pitt's academic community and formulate the groundwork for a strategic approach to supporting the University's institutional training grant programs.

OBJECTIVES

  • Highlight the impact of current NIH institutional training grant programs upon the University's research enterprise.
  • Share training trends, changes in the current NIH funding landscape, and new opportunities at the NSF.
  • Identify ways to leverage existing institutional resources and networks of support.
  • Engage with other stakeholders to identify gaps in institutional support for training grant programs and propose solutions.

OUTCOMES

  • Generate renewed interest and excitement about institutional training grant programs within our academic community.
  • Enhance institutional infrastructure supporting our University's institutional training grant programs and community.
  • Develop strategies to increase and grow institutional training grant programs and diversity sources of external support.
2022 Summit

June 6, 2022

AGENDA

8:30am

Opening Remarks



 

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences
John and Gertrude Petersen Dean, School of Medicine

Rob A. Rutenbar, PhD
Senior Vice Chancellor for Research

8:45am

NIH Landscape & Trends
 

Mark W. Geraci, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Interdisciplinary Research, Health Sciences

9:05am

NSF Landscape & Trends
 

 

 

Robert K. Cunningham, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research Infrastructure

Shelome Gooden, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research in the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Related Fields

9:25am

 

10 minute break

9:35am

Facilitated Working Groups
 

 

 

  1. Cross Institutional NIH Collaborations
  2. Incentives and Support for Departments and Faculty within the Health Sciences
  3. Incentives and Support for Departments and Faculty outside the Health Sciences
  4. Recruiting Top Talent and Increasing Diversity
  5. Training and Supporting Physician-Scientists
  6. NIH Grant Application Administrative Support

10:30am

Working Group Reports

 

10:55am

Close and Next Steps

 

FACILITATED WORKING GROUPS

 

FACILITATORS WORKING GROUP QUESTIONS

Jeffrey L. Brodsky, PhD
David A. Vorp, PhD

1. Cross-Institutional NIH Collaborations

  • How can Pitt help faculty identify opportunities to collaborate on institutional training grant programs?
  • How can Pitt foster more cross-institutional collaboration on institutional training grant programs?

Mark W. Geraci, MD
Darlene F. Zellers, PhD

2. Incentives and Support for Departments and Faculty within the Health Sciences

  • What incentives would increase departmental and faculty interest in institutional training grant programs?
  • What supports do departments and faculty need to propose and successfully administer institutional training grants?

Robert K. Cunningham, PhD
Amanda J. Godley, PhD
Shelome Gooden, PhD

3. Incentives and Support for Departments and Faculty outside the Health Sciences

  • What incentives would increase departmental and faculty interest in institutional training grant programs?
  • What supports do departments and faculty need to propose and successfully administer institutional training grants?

Paula K. Davis, MA
Cheryl Ruffin

4. Recruiting Top Talent and Increasing Diversity

  • What roadblocks impede Pitt’s capacity to recruit top talent for its institutional training grant programs?
  • How can Pitt foster a community conducive to attracting diverse talent to its institutional training grant programs?

Richard Steinman, MD, PhD
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH

5. Training and Supporting Physician-Scientists

  • What challenges do training programs face in preparing trainees for durable and successful careers as physician scientists?
  • How can Pitt enhance or improve the training environment for physician scientists within its institutional training grant programs?

Tammy L. Dennis, COM
Aniko Nalevanko

6. NIH Grant Application Administrative Support

  • What are current challenges for institutional training grant administrators?
  • What support can Pitt provide centrally to help institutional training grant administrators?

HOSTED BY
Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences
Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research
Office of the Provost
Office of Academic Career Development, Health Sciences