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Center for Global Mental Health Research Webinar Series: Grants Management: Pre-Award

Date

May 13, 2022

Location

Virtual

Overview

This webinar discussed some of the critical pre-award grant management processes and milestones, including but not limited to roles and responsibilities from different National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) officials, review of the project budget, and collection of Just in Time (JIT) information.

Recording

Read the transcript.

About the Speakers

After spending over 18 years in the private industry, Tamara Kees, Ph.D., began her career at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in 2003. During Dr. Kees’ tenure at NIAID, she developed her skills by managing a complex portfolio of foreign and domestic research grants, including the HPTN Clinical Trials Network, which included over 40 sites in more than 15 countries. She participated in international site visits in Peru, Rwanda, and Brazil to train and guide NIH international grant recipients to comply with U.S. and NIH regulations and policies and manage their NIH grant awards. Dr. Kees is now a Supervisory Grants Management Specialist and Team Leader at NIMH. She supervises a team of specialists with a cross-divisional portfolio of grants located in the Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science, Division of Services and Intervention Research, Division of Translational Research, Division of AIDS Research and the Office for Global Mental Health.

Heather Weiss, Ph.D., has worked as a grants management specialist for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for 10 years before joining NIMH in 2015. At NIMH, Dr. Weiss administered grants and cooperative agreements under various programs such as the HEAL Initiative, PsychENCODE Consortium, Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic and Translational Mental Health Research, Autism Sequencing Consortium, and the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network program. She has also administered other roles under the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP). Since 2021, Dr. Weiss has been a Team Lead in NIMH’s Grants Management Branch and acts as a liaison to the Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Science.

About the Center for Global Mental Health Research Webinar Series

The Center for Global Mental Health Research within NIMH is hosting a series of webinars focused on writing, submitting, and managing global NIH mental health research grants. We encourage students, post-docs, and new investigators interested in global mental health research to attend. The goals of the webinar series are to increase knowledge about NIH structure and grant processes and enhance capacity in global mental health research.

Sponsored by

The Center for Global Mental Health Research