Clinician-Scientist Investigator (CSI) Curriculum

The NICHD CSI Meeting (previously the Young Investigators Conference) supports the career development of academic physician scientists. In previous years, the meeting was open to fellows and junior faculty in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, or medical rehabilitation who were nominated by their respective Department Chair. Meetings included cutting-edge scientific lectures, a clinical trial development workshop, and a mock study section to immerse participants in the NIH grants process.

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, core CSI presentations are now offered as an online curriculum. Presentations, video introductions, and full lectures are available on a variety of topics important for clinician-scientists as they apply for jobs, write grants, and develop independent research laboratories or programs.

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Overview of the NIH

Diana W. Bianchi, M.D., NICHD Director

Opportunities for Research in the NIH Intramural Program and Clinical Center

Forbes D. Porter, M.D., NICHD Clinical Director

Overview of the NIH Grant System

Andrew Bremer, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.S., Chief, Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch

NIH Grant Mechanisms for Early Stage Investigators

Lisa Halvorson, M.D., Chief, Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch

How to Negotiate a Job in Academic Medicine

Fady Hannah-Shmouni, M.D., Director, Graduate Medical Education

How to Establish a Research Team, Set up a Safe Laboratory, and Develop Animal Study Protocols

Todd Macfarlan, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Section on Mammalian Epigenome Reprogramming
Niamh X. Cawley, Ph.D., Chair, NICHD Safety Committee
Karl Pfeifer, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Section on Genomic Imprinting

Supporting Clinical Trials Research and Building Your Research Team

Ralph Nitkin, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

Lesser Known Mechanisms: Outside NIH

Louis DePaolo, Ph.D., Former Chief, Fertility and Infertility Branch

Fostering Innovative Science via Technology Transfer

Christopher Lindsey, Ph.D., Program Official, Contraception Research Branch

Funding Research Through Contracts

Olga Acosta-Polston, Director, Office of Acquisitions

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