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Course Director S. Rubin, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Investigator Development in Columbia University’s Department of Medicine
where she also holds a faculty position. Over the past three years, the Department of Medicine’s national ranking of NIH funding rose from 15th to 5th place. She founded and continues to direct the graduate level course "Funding and Grantsmanship for Research and Career Development Activities” ( This course, which is attended by junior faculty and other new investigators, post-doctoral scientists, clinical fellows, and students from across the University’s academic programs, provides attendees with a detailed understanding of extramural support available for research and career development activities as well as the grant application submission and review processes. She has given related invited presentations at national conferences and at peer institutions, as well as at smaller less research-intensive universities and colleges working towards increasing their extramural research funding. She is also committed to increasing the diversity of the scientific research workforce and related efforts include working with the NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network for a Diverse Biomedical Workforce. She received a B.S. in physics sigma pi sigma from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York, NY) and then received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ontario Cancer Institute/University of Toronto (Canada). Her Ph.D. thesis, published in the journal, Nature, described the first molecular identification and characterization of a human DNA repair gene. She has held a number of senior level positions at Columbia University's Medical Center, including Acting Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs, having served as the founding Director of the Office of Graduate Affairs, and Acting Associate Vice President/Acting Associate Dean for Research Administration, having served as one of the founders of the Office of Research Administration. She served as the founding Associate Program Director and Administrative Director of the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, including developing an International Fellowship in Global Heath Research which served as a national model. Other career development activities include serving as Associate Director for Career Development on a number of NIH-funded pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and junior faculty training grants, as well as an Advisory Board member of Columbia’s CTSA-funded Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Master of Science Program.


Friday, November 10, 2017 12:30pm-05:00pm


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Description & Objectives

  • 1. Discussion of Federal funding agencies, including the NIH and the other Dept. of Health and Human Services Public Health Service agencies, as well as other agencies that support biomedical research (e.g., the Dept. of Defense, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture).

  • 2. Discussion of the different types of research funding mechanisms, including grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts, and the different types of grants, e.g., those that provide comprehensive costs for the research project (e.g., R01), as compared to those provide funding for pilot projects (e.g., R03).

  • 3. Discussion of the mission and the different types of career development programs (e.g., K01, K08, K23, K24) will be provided. Discussion of the NIH review process specific for career development grant applications, including the role of NIH Institutes and Study Section review panels, deadlines, scoring system, Impact Scores, review criteria, and the allowed number of applications.

Meeting Location

Columbia University Medical Center
Atchley Loeb Conference Room
622 West 168th St 8th Floor, Room 107
New York, NY 10032


  • $50.00


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Physician Assistants
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