Research Career & Writing Group ("K-Award Club")

The Research Career Award Writing Group ("K-Award Club" writing group), established in 2007, is co-lead by Drs. Doug Ziedonis and Sherry Pagoto.  Most faculty who participate and apply for a research career award have been very successful in getting funded (>80% success).  The Group meets monthly to provide information and feedback on academic career development and on preparing a Research Career Award application (NIH K Awards, VA Research Career Awards, CTSA K12 grants, etc.).

Pagoto (2) 

Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD

K-Group

Ziedonis (2)

Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH

Faculty will receive:

  • Feedback on CV development
  • Help on preparing NIH biosketches
  • Support on creating yearly Career Development Plans
  • Individualized help on developing their own career goals and program of research
  • Support with writing the career development grant application
  • Guidance on selecting and working with their primary and secondary mentors (if needed)

Of note, Mock Board Review sessions and review of prior grant applications / NIH review committee feedback are demonstrated for the group.  In addition to Drs. Ziedonis and Pagoto, other outstanding senior mentors attend the meeting and provide additional information and perspectives, including Dr. Rob Milner from the UMMS Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) who assures a close partnership with the OFA in providing additional supplementary information.

Interested in joining?  To become a member, please contact Ms. Denise Barrett, Executive Assistant to Dr. Ziedonis at denise.barrett@umassmemorial.org

Upcoming Meeting SchedulePlease mark your calendar.

Thursday Group - will review material being submitted for input and review and outline the basic K-Award writing process - the group will meet as follows:

September 5, 2013 3:30-5:00 pm Goff Video Conferene Room S2-307C
October 3, 2013 3:30-5:00 pm Goff Video Conferene Room S2-307C
November 21, 2013 3:30-5:00 pm Goff Video Conferene Room S2-307C
December 5, 2013 3:30-5:00 pm CANCELED
December 12, 2013 3:30-5:00 pm Goff Video Conference Room S2-307C
January 2, 2014 3:30-5:00 pm CANCELED
January 9, 2014 3:30-5:00 pm Goff Video Conference Room S2-307C
February 6, 2014 3:30-5:00 pm Goff Video Conferene Room S2-307C
March 6, 2014 3:30-5:00 pm Goff Video Conferene Room S2-307C
April 3, 2014 3:30-5:00 pm Goff Video Conferene Room S2-307C
May 1, 2014 3:30-5:00 pm Goff Video Conferene Room S2-307C
June 5, 2014 3:30-5:00 pm Conference Room S2-351 (note room change)