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Fellowship Review

Charge

To advise CSR on changes in language of the fellowship review criteria that would ensure the most fair, objective and rigorous assessment of the candidate and his/her potential to become a well-trained, strong scientist to address our nation’s biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs.

CSR Advisory Council Members

Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D.,
University of California San Diego
Chair

Scott Miller, Ph.D.,
Yale University

Narasimhan Rajaram, Ph.D.,
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

 


Working Group Ad Hocs

Michael Burton, Ph.D.,
University of Texas at Dallas

Barbara Kazmierczak, MD, Ph.D.,
Yale University
School of Medicine

Robin Queen, Ph.D.,
Virginia Tech

Nathan Vanderford, Ph.D.,
University of Kentucky

Judith Yanowitz, Ph.D.,
Magee-Womens Research Institute

 
 
 


NIH Staff

Bruce Reed, Ph.D.,
Center for Scientific Review
Co-Chair

Ericka Boone, Ph.D.,
Director, Division of Loan Repayment, NIH

Alison Gammie, Ph.D.,
Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Lystranne Maynard-Smith, Ph.D.,
Center for Scientific Review

Cibu Thomas, Ph.D.,
Center for Scientific Review

 
 
 

 

Bias Awareness Training

Charge

The working group is acting as an external advisory committee to provide a broad range of perspectives in the development of training to ensure that scenarios and strategies to mitigate biases presented in the training are realistic, practical, and represent the most common instances of positive and negative bias in peer review.

CSR Advisory Council Members

Scott Miller, Ph.D.,
Yale University

Julie Price, Ph.D.,
Harvard Medical School

 
 


Working Group Ad Hocs

Doug Andres, Ph.D.,
University of Kentucky

Markus Brauer, Ph.D.,
University of Wisconsin Madison

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Ph.D
University of Texas, Austin

Carlos Crespo, Ph.D.,
Portland State University

Karine Gibbs, Ph.D.,
University of California, Berkeley

Xuemei Huang, Ph.D.,
Pennsylvania State University

Rakale Quarells, Ph.D
Morehouse School of Medicine

Narasimhan Rajaram, Ph.D.,
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Germán Rosas-Acosta, Ph.D.,
University of Texas at El Paso

Steve Varga, Ph.D.,
University of Iowa

 


NIH Staff

Hope Cummings, Ph.D.,
CSR

Kristin Kramer, Ph.D.,
CSR

Charlene Le Fauve, Ph.D.,
NIH Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity

Michael Sesma, Ph.D.,
NIGMS

Tasmeen Weik, Ph.D.,
Chair

 
 


Simplifying Review Criteria (Clinical Trials)

Charge

Recommend changes to research project grant review criteria that will improve review outcomes and reduce reviewer burden for clinical trials applications.

CSR AC Meeting – March 29, 2021

Presentation – Simplifying Review Criteria – Final Recommendations
Final Report

CSR AC Meeting – March 30, 2020

Presentation – Simplifying Review Criteria for Clinical Trials – Interim Recommendations

CSR Advisory Council Members

Alfred George, M.D.,
Northwestern University

Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D.,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Tonya Palermo, Ph.D.,
University of Washington
Co-chair

 


Working Group Ad Hocs

Brian Boyd, Ph.D.,
University of Kansas

Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D.,
Medical University of South Carolina

Michelle Janelsins, Ph.D.,
University of Rochester Medical Center

Brooks King-Casas, Ph.D.,
Virginia Tech University

Pamela Munster, Ph.D.,
University of California San Francisco

 
 


NIH Staff

Sally Amero, Ph.D.,
Office of Extramural Research

Bruce Reed, Ph.D.,
Co-Chair

 
 

 

Simplifying Review Criteria (Non-Clinical Trials)

Charge

Recommend changes to research project grant review criteria that will improve review outcomes and reduce reviewer burden for non-clinical trials applications.

CSR AC Meeting – March 30, 2020

Presentation – Simplifying Review Criteria for Non-Clinical Trials

CSR Advisory Council Members

Jinming Gao, Ph.D.,
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Alfred George, M.D.,
Northwestern University

Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D.,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Deanna Kroetz, Ph.D.,
University of California, San Francisco

José López, M.D.,
Bloodworks Northwest Research Institute

Tonya Palermo, Ph.D.,
University of Washington
Co-chair

 


Working Group Ad Hocs

Kevin Corbett, Ph.D.,
University of California, San Diego

Michelle Janelsins, Ph.D.,
University of Rochester Medical Center

Brooks King-Casas, Ph.D.,
Virginia Tech University


NIH Staff

Sally Amero, Ph.D.,
Office of Extramural Research

Bruce Reed, Ph.D.,
Co-Chair

 
 


Early Career Reviewer

Charge

A working group was convened in 2019 to explore ways in which CSR might reduce the large backlog in the Early Career Reviewer database and to re-evaluate the criteria for the program. The working group met in July to discuss possible changes to the program and their report was considered by the CSR Advisory Council on September 23, 2019. The report summarizes the recommendations of the working group and the final recommendations made by CSR Advisory Council.

CSR AC Meeting – Sept 23, 2019

Presentation
Final Report
Work Product – Recommendations for Adoption

CSR Advisory Council

CSR SROs

Mark Peifer, Ph.D.,
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Co-Chair

Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D.,
University of California San Diego
Co-Chair

Kristin Kramer, Ph.D.,
CSR

Antonello Pileggi, Ph.D.,
CSR


Former Early Career Reviewers (Ad hoc)

Vinay Aakalu, M.D., MPH
University of Illinois, Chicago

Lisa Jones, Ph.D.,
University of Maryland

Stephanie Cook, Ph.D., MPH,
New York University

Manuel Llano, M.D., Ph.D.,
University of Texas EL Paso

 

Review Integrity

Charge

Raise reviewer awareness of review integrity issues through the development of a web-based training module.

CSR AC Meeting – September 23, 2019

Presentation – Integrity in the Peer Review Process
Work Product – CSR Reviewer Training Module – Peer Review Integrity

CSR AC Meeting – March 25, 2019

Presentation – Integrity in the Peer Review Process

CSR Advisory Council Members

Scott Miller, Ph.D.,
Yale University

Dr. Jinming Gao, Ph.D.,
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Deanna Kroetz, Ph.D.,
University of California San Francisco

Dr. Tonya Palermo, Ph.D.,
University of Washington

Dr. Denise Wilfley, Ph.D.,
Washington University St. Louis

 
 


NIH Staff

Dr. Kathyrn Koeller, Ph.D.,
CSR Research & Review Integrity Officer

Dr. Miriam Mintzer, Ph.D.,
CSR

Dr. Raul Rojas, Ph.D.,
CSR