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September 29, 2016
by ldavis

Apply for the CTSI-CN Fall 2016 Voucher Award Program for Junior/Assistant Professor Faculty


The Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Team Science (CMTS) module of the CTSI-CN announces the Fall 2016 voucher award programInvestigators are encouraged to apply for vouchers of up to $5,000 to help support innovative high-impact research. Suggested areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

1). Immigrant/Refugee Health
2). Child/Adolescent Obesity
3). Global Child Health
4). Mobile Health Applications for Improving Health
5). Research that Reduces Cost/Time to Bring Products for Orphan Diseases to               Market

Eligible proposals must utilize multidisciplinary and/or highly collaborative approaches that are clearly highlighted in the written research plan. GWU and CNHS junior/assistant professor level faculty may apply, senior faculty are not eligible. Proposals must meet eligibility criteria to be reviewed.

Proposals that address one of the focus areas listed above and also include a statement regarding their impact within any of the following themes of the CTSI-CN will receive highest priority: 1) health of children and families 2) rare genetic diseases 3) child precursors of adult disease or 4) novel devices for pediatric care.

Budgets may request funds for services offered through the CTSI-CN ( or for supplies. If the project will utilize CTSI-CN services, please meet with a member of the CTSI-CN team that will provide the service, prior to submitting the application. Applications are limited to 2 pages (Ariel, 11 point font), including budget, timeline, and a brief description of the project in NIH format (intro, aims and research plan/strategy). All members of the research team, CTSI-CN service modules, or involved community groups that will participate should also be listed.

Projects must be completed by May 30, 2017 (no extension).

Application deadline: November 1, 2016

Questions about this RFA may be addressed to:

Sean Cleary:
Susan Knoblach:
Amanda Kasper:





December 5, 2021
by Laura Larrimore

RIA Deadline extended

On hearing from some faculty and in view of the current times, we are happy to announce that we are extending the deadline to submit an application for the GWSPH  Fall 2021 Research Innovation Awards (RIA) for faculty! The RIA focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration and aims to encourage innovation and creativity in public health research, and support research initiatives aimed at generating extramural grant funding. Faculty who have a primary appointment in GWSPH and may serve as Principal Investigators are eligible to apply for this award.

Points to remember for this award are:

Applications must include consideration for one or both of the following two themes:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a focus around any relevant public health issue which can be addressed as a research topic, through a diverse research team, or research focused on a neglected topic or population; and/or,
  • Addressing or exploring racism, discrimination or systemic bias against vulnerable communities in the United States or globally.
You can find more information on how to submit, here. Applications are due on December 1, 2021 at 4:00pm est. Monday, December 13th by 5pm EST.
Please see the attachments for more detailed instructions and to complete the application. 
All the best,

March 13, 2020
by Theresa Chapman

GWSPH Research Notice of Information

Dear Research Colleagues,

Thank you for your patience and work in these challenging times – and as you have seen GW, GWSPH, and all of us are working hard to try and maintain continuity of operations including research.

I wanted to alert you to 2 announcements from the NIH in regards to NIH-funded research (though some of these may apply to other federal agencies, or the principles may be helpful in other cases). These notices provide some guidance to research operations and also show what flexibility you may have as you work to ensure your research studies are kept ongoing. Please see:

  1. Questions around research during COVID-19 (10 Mar 2020):

  1. Flexibility for research during COVID-19 (12 Mar 2020):

And do also review my memo of 11 Mar (2020). In all cases, please inform GW IRB if you make any changes to the study, stay in touch with your donor/s, and follow GW guidelines (GW Corona website. –

Please email us at if you have questions or comments.

Thank you for your service to GWSPH!


Adnan A. Hyder, MD MPH PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Research

Professor of Global Health

Milken Institute School of Public Health

George Washington University


950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20052


September 25, 2019
by scanneln
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Tomorrow: Bioethics Interest Group Meeting

In recent months, the issue of foreign influences on U.S. research has been in the press for all the wrong reasons, including terminations of employment for a number of professors from a few institutions.

The first Bioethics Interest Group (BIG) meeting for this semester will focus on “Foreign Influences on U.S. Research and Disclosure of Foreign Research Collaborations.”  Dr. Paul Ndebele, Senior Research Regulatory Specialist in the Office of Research Excellence, will present two recent cases on non-disclosure of foreign collaborations and facilitate discussions on lessons learned and best practices around disclosure of foreign collaborations. This topic is relevant for GW investigators and students engaged in research activities outside the U.S., including international research collaborations.

Please join us tomorrow, September 26, 2019 at 12:00-1:00 in the 7th Floor Conference Room for this important discussion.

March 1, 2019
by scanneln

REMINDER: Conflict of Interest Seminar TODAY

Dealing with Conflict of Interest in a Growing Research Environment: Time for a fresh look

 Friday March 1st | 11:00-12:00
Milken Institute SPH | 5th Floor Conference Room

Conflict of interest (COI) in research continues to be a hot topic of discussion
with much of the attention stemming from its negative impacts on research.
Consequently, a significant proportion of investigators do not feel
comfortable discussing their conflicting interests, while institutions have not
contributed towards building an environment which makes it easy for COI to
be openly discussed and managed adequately.

Dr. Paul Ndebele, Research Regulatory Specialist at ORE will discuss the
structures and procedures for handling COIs within GW and some of the
challenges associated. This seminar will also propose new ways of looking at
COI within a growing research environment including suggestions on the
development of robust COI management plans. Seminar is intended for
researchers, research leaders, and research administrators.
Light refreshments will be served.