SAEM Grant Writing Workshop: 2018 – Grant Mechanics: An Introduction to the NIH Process

  • J. Scott VanEpps

    J. Scott VanEpps, MD, PhD

    University of Michigan

    I am an assistant professor of emergency medicine, biomedical engineering, and macromolecular science and engineering at the University of Michigan. I am also associate director of the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care. In addition to caring for patients in the adult emergency department and emergency critical care center, I run a translational research laboratory focused on the development of novel diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies for life-threatening infections and, in particular, infections associated with medical device implants.

    I have also been on the SAEMF Board of Trustees since 2018. I was the secretary-treasurer from 2018-2020 and am now a member-at-large. I wish to continue as a member-at-large with aspiration toward being president in the future. As a prior recipient of an SAEMF Research Training Grant (RTG), I am intimately aware of the tremendous impact SAEMF grants can have. I have two primary goals in being on the SAEMF Board of Trustees: 1) raise/donate funds in excess of the amount provided to me through the RTG; and 2) expand the number of large grants available to rising stars in our field.
  • Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil

  • Jeremy Brown, MD

    National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    Jeremy Brown, MD is Director of the Office of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also serves as NIH’s representative in government-wide efforts to improve emergency care throughout the country. He is the medical officer for the SIREN emergency care research network. He trained as an emergency medicine physician in Boston. Prior to joining NIH in 2013, he served as research director at George Washington University’s Department of Emergency Medicine. He founded the ED HIV screening program and was the recipient of three NIH grants which focused on a new therapy for renal colic. He is the author of over forty peer reviewed papers and four books, including two text books of emergency medicine published by Oxford University Press.
  • Anne Libby, PhD

    University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

    Anne Libby, PhD is Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Libby is a national expert in mentored research training and leadership and a strong advocate for women’s career advancement through mentoring and career building. She was awarded the CU System Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award for outstanding work on women's issues and a concerted effort to advance women in the academy, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions, and distinguished teaching. She is senior faculty for the CU Center for Women’s Health Research and the CU Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health program. She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, alumna of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program, and an inducted member of the CU School of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators. She earned her PhD in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and postdoctoral fellowship in public health at the University of California Berkeley. Since joining CU’s Anschutz Medical Campus in 2000, she built a national reputation studying the organization and financing of health care systems, particularly on behavioral health and underserved populations. She has led project and training grants and has an active externally funded research portfolio from philanthropic foundations and federal sources.
  • Andrew Monte, MD, PhD

    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Andrew is trained as a medical toxicologist and has a PhD in Clinical Sciences with a focus in Genetics. He does research on novel psychoactive substances and precision medicine. He is the Director of the University of Colorado Emergency Medicine Specimen Bank which collects biologic samples from ED patients with a goal of improving emergency therapies through genomic and metabolomic methodologies. He is funded by institutional grants, NIGMS, the DoD, and NIDA.
  • Jeffrey Kline, MD