NIAAA/NIH Research Opportunities: Judith Arroyo



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Detailed Evaluation Results for NIAAA/NIH Research Opportunities with Judith Arroyo

26 of the 39 faculty that attended completed evaluations.

The presenter, Judith Arroyo, focused on explaining knowledge needed from the NIAAA/NIH to prepare better grant applications. Dr. Arroyo is the Minority Health and Health Disparities Coordinator at the Office of the Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Some practical tips that faculty learned include "call your program officer" and "enhanced technical assistance information for MSI's and information on support for young researchers (K awards)." One participant also mentioned that because of this workshop they learned "the funding opportunities from NIAAA that are specifically applicable to my program of research." Not only were they able to learn the essential tools to submit a successful NIAAA grant, but also, "what to do when you submit a grant application and it isn't successful."

Faculty attending the workshop gave very favorable reviews overall noting in the surveys that they "loved meeting, and interacting with Judith." "She is an inspiration, and as junior faculty I would not hesitate to contact her." The workshop provided essential information to help with the success of grant proposals, including a mention that "this could be a full-day training." Some workshops that the faculty would like to see in the future are workshops on "applying for alcohol treatment pilots," "introduction to NIH," and "similar presentations."

Questions & Responses

This session lived up to my expectations.
N=26 Mean=4.85 SD=0.46 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 5 (strongly agree)

I learned useful information at this workshop that will improve my ability to write applications for NIH research funding.
N=26 Mean=4.92 SD=0.27 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 5 (strongly agree)

I learned the latest information about alcohol use among racial and ethnic minorities, NIAAA’s current and planned funding opportunities and workforce diversity initiatives, and strategies to enhance the competitiveness of NIH grant applications.
N=26 Mean=4.96 SD=0.20 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 5 (strongly agree)

I am glad I took the time to participate in this presentation.
N=26 Mean=4.96 SD=0.26 Range= 1 (strongly disagree)- 5 (strongly agree)

Questions & Answers:

Give an example of at least one thing you learned from this workshop and will take to use in your work.

  • The difference between grants.
  • Very informative.
  • Call your program officer.
  • Networks for career development.
  • Different grants available now.
  • Resubmit.
  • Learned about new mechanism.
  • Funding opportunities and focus for NIAAA and NIH.
  • Health disparity friendly FOA's working closely with program offices.
  • Talk to PO if not ever scored.
  • Divisions of the NIAA, key elements of the grant, the technology support.
  • What to do when you submit a grant application and it isn't successful.
  • P4's in my research area, specifically for R34 pilot to submit soon.
  • Which program announcement to apply for.
  • I learned more about the grant reviewing process.
  • The expectations for R34 are less demanding than for other intervention mechanisms. Good for beginning investigators.
  • Enhanced technical assistance information for MSI's was useful. Information on support for young researchers (K awards).
  • The available websites.
  • The funding opportunities from NIAAA that are specifically applicable to my program of research.
  • New funding opportunities.
  • R34 mechanism.
  • Pick a disease or organ system.

Is there anything that could have been improved about this session?

  • E-mail the presentation to the participants please (this was done post-workshop)
  • Excellent.
  • Lots of acronyms hard to follow if not familiar w. NIH.
  • Provide coffee.
  • No suggestions.
  • None, except more time to meet and talk to the presenter.
  • More time with Judy!
  • Mentoring details.

General Comments about the overall workshop?

  • On existing project that is being funded by NIH, literature would be interesting to see what they went through.
  • This could be a full-day training.
  • Great workshop.
  • More like this, program officials focused on mentorship.
  • Judith Arroyo is a great and direct presenter.
  • Very lively speaker.
  • Excellent, extremely helpful.
  • This was a great presentation.
  • The speaker was engaging. The one-on-one meetings were very helpful. I feel that Arroyo is sincerely invested in junior faculty.
  • Loved meeting, interacting with her. She is an inspiration and as a junior faculty I would not hesitate to contact her.

Please give an example of a new (or returning) workshop that you would be interested in attending.

  • Good to have more representations for other centers of NIH core.
  • Would like to see Len Bickman's talk if it can be rescheduled.
  • NIH for dummies. Introduction to NIH. That doesn't assume any prior knowledge.
  • Applying for alcohol treatment pilots.
  • Similar presentations will be excellent.