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Webinar – Introduction to Department of Defense Biomedical Research
January 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McAllister & Quinn, a Washington, D.C.-based grants consulting firm, will host a webinar for investigators at Penn State College of Medicine who wish to explore competitive research opportunities with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). During the two-hour webinar, McAllister & Quinn will describe the DOD’s interest and roles in biomedical research, the major categories of research, annual spending on both internal and external programs, how to tailor research to the interests of the DOD, and ways to communicate and collaborate with elements of the DOD. During the webinar, participants will be afforded the opportunity to submit questions to the presenter(s) in a live question-and-answer session.
This webinar is the first in a series of training opportunities McAllister & Quinn plans to deliver to the College of Medicine during 2019, with an emphasis on improving the College’s collective knowledge base about the DOD’s biomedical research portfolio and increasing competitiveness for pursuing DOD-funded biomedical research. This webinar is recommended for investigators at all career stages whose work is broadly applicable to the warfighter and their family.
Elizabeth Barrows has extensive experience as a federal funding consultant, including interaction with the Legislative and Executive branches of the U.S. Government – particularly the DOD and Health and Human Services (HHS). Her in-depth knowledge of DOD funding opportunities and needs has a basis in experience. From 2002 to 2009, Barrows managed pharmaceutical research and development projects in blood products, resuscitation fluids and analgesic drugs for the U.S. Army. She has also worked with NASA and private industry on the development of biomedical sensors and robotics. Barrows has held a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is certified under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act training scale at Level 3 in Science and Technology Management and Level 2 in Program Management.
Participants can join the webinar individually, or plan to meet colleagues in Room C5620 for a group viewing session. The webinar will be broadcast by McAllister & Quinn via GoToWebinar.