December WAPA Meeting: The Business End of Research...

  • 05 Dec 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Charles Sumner School: 17th and M Sts., NW, Washington DC

Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
LocationCharles Sumner School

December 5th WAPA Meeting:

The Business End of Research:  Finding Funding for Your Project

by Dr. Dorothy Castille

In both academic research and business, successful funding addresses unmet needs, filling a knowledge gap. Yet doctoral training rarely, if ever, includes the nuts and bolts of the business perspective on finding funding for research.  This discussion will focus on how to find the right information about an organization to be a good candidate and how to position your proposal to be a successful candidate.  Dr. Castille will also talk about some funding opportunities at the NIH and tips for managing the process. 

Dr. Dorothy Castille completed doctoral research in anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley and post-doctoral training in psychiatric epidemiology at Columbia University in New York.  Her research includes characterizing unmet medical needs, the natural history of target diseases, treatment and patient reported outcomes in academia, government, and private industry settings, in the US and Mexico.  She has managed state and federal government funded grant programs.  In her position as Program Director at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health, manages grants focused on community based research, health risk factors and intervention in American Indian /Alaska Native (AIAN) populations, and immigrant health. She directs the Loan Repayment Programs and serves as Project Scientist on research on social determinants of health and prevention/intervention research in AI/AN communities. 


Getting there:  The Charles Sumner School is located at 1201 17th St NW (corner of 17th St and M St NW).  The entrance to the meeting area is on 17th St under the black metal stairway. Directions from Metro Red Line: From Farragut North station, take either L St exit, walk one block east to 17th St, turn left and walk 2 blocks north.  Enter through the double doors under the black metal staircase. Check with security for the meeting room.

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