Office of Research

The New Normal: Research Consortia & Networks (i.e.: Interdisciplinary + Multi-Center = Mega-Complex)

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Friday, November 16, 2012

12-1pm at Gerberding 142


Preparing a complex, interdisciplinary sponsored research proposal can be a daunting task. Professor Judith Wasserheit will speak to some of the practical realities of the process including some of the risks, rewards, and resources that are necessary to ensure a successful submission. Dr. Kim Littlefield will introduce an institutional resource, the Complex Proposals Management Group, and highlight how the CPMG can assist in the development of complex research proposals.

Presented by:

  • Judy Wasserheit, MD, MPH
    Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Global Health & Department of Medicine
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology

    Dr. Wasserheit has worked extensively at the interface of STI and HIV clinical-epidemiological research, programs and policy in the U.S. and globally, including in Indonesia, Egypt, Columbia, Thailand and Zambia. She has extensive experience working successfully with national and international agencies, governments, and colleagues on STD and HIV research, policy and programmatic issues. Current areas of interest include implementation science and the impact of climate change on human health.

  • Kimberly (Kim) Littlefield, PhD
    Grant & Contract Administrator, Complex Proposals Management Group, Office of Sponsored Programs

    As the Complex Programs Administrator in the UW OSP, Kim Littlefield manages the ~$200M Complex Programs research portfolio that includes the UW Clinical and Translational Science Award (NCATS) the WA National Primate Resource Center (NIH, Office of the Director), International Training and Education Center for Health (HRSA), and the Urology Prostate Cancer Research Group (Federal, Foundation and Industry - sponsored agreements). In addition, Kim is a founding member of the UW Complex Proposal Management Group. This group supports the planning & implementation (project management), and production (technical writing and figure/illustration development) of large, complex, multidisciplinary proposals.