Please join us and K scholar presenters from various departments across the university in an informative hour focused on the process of successfully obtaining an NIH-sponsored mentored research grant (K award). In the latter half, we will plan an interactive session using the NIH Assisted Referral Tool, so please bring an abstract or aims page for your use, if you have one.

Presented by:
Christopher S. Anderson, PhD
Assistant Professor | Departments of Medicine (Infectious Disease)

Adam Christopher Dziorny, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor | Department of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering

Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, PhD
Assistant Professor | Department of Neuroscience

At the conclusion of the seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • To understand the initial steps of the K award process at the university

  • To help develops ways to create a K award mentoring committee


Sponsored by the Junior Faculty Biomedical Research Association (JFBRA) and co-sponsored by Office for Faculty Development and UR Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The JFBRA is an academic peer group designed to serve the unique needs of early-stage Ph.D. and M.D. faculty to promote our success in scientific discovery, funding, publications, mentoring, teaching and service to the University of Rochester and the greater Rochester community. For more information or to be added to the JFBRA distribution list, please contact the JFBRA Co-directors or email

JFBRA Leadership Co-Directors

Homaira Rahimi (she/her), MD, MTR
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Attending in Pediatric Rheumatology

Christopher T. Richardson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Medicine (Rheumatology)
Ambulatory Medical Director, Department of Dermatology

ACCREDITATION  The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION  The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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