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As far as I can tell, my recruiter doesn't read the cover letters. She's looking for a general "fit" of the resume to the job description I provide. You better believe the hiring manager reads the cover letter though. The cover letter is simply you introducing yourself, telling me why I should interview you, and what's unique about you compared to the dozens of other resumes that I'm going to get for my req- it's a written version of the '30 second elevator speech' you should have to introduce yourself.

Your friend's referral is as good as her own networking- if she's referring you to someone that knows her and thinks highly of her, it's great. If she's referring you to me, who doesn't know her from a hole in the wall, it means nothing.

But be careful asking friends refer you- I've had people ask me about referring their friends. I always tell them (if they're new hires), "Sure, pass the resume along. But remember, if you're referring them, you're vouching for them and it has a reflection on your judgement." It's a surprising good first filter, as many people don't want to refer their friends at that point, since they really only know them as friends, not workers, or they know their friends are f*ups.

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Notice of Interest in High Priority Research in Bioethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Biomedical Research

Notice Number:NOT-LM-17-001

Key Dates
Release Date: October 25, 2016  

Related Announcements
NOT-HL-16-471

Issued by
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Purpose

The listed NIH ICs are issuing this Notice to highlight their interest in empirical and conceptual research addressing high priority bioethical, legal, and societal challenges impacting biomedical research. 

Areas of high priority research include, but are not limited to, the bioethical, legal and societal implications of the following:

  • New and emerging technology development and use, such as: gene drive; precision gene editing; artificial intelligence; brain implants and modulation; human-animal chimeras
  • Clinical and non-clinical data sharing; big data and data science analytics; integration of data for research, including clinical, research, environment, social media, patient provided, and other
  • Precision and personalized medicine; personal, institutional, and research privacy and security
  • Learning Healthcare System; interface of clinical research and clinical care; pragmatic trials
  • Crowdsourcing; participant driven, directed, or sponsored clinical research; Citizen Science and DIY biomedical research
  • Special and vulnerable population research, including pediatric, end-of-life-care, emergency, disaster, and pandemic research; issues in capacity impaired individuals and populations
  • Individual or community health, treatment, and/or research disparities; international research
  • Current and emerging regulatory environments
  • Informed consent issues
  • Innovative study design, conduct, management, and oversight

Possible funding opportunities that can be used to pursue these research activities include:

PA-16-160 NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01)
PA-16-161 NIH Exploratory/Development Research Grant Program (Parent R21)
PA-16-162 NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)
PA-16-200 Academic Research Enhancement Award (Parent R15)

Investigators interested in developing applications for bioethics, legal, and societal implications research are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas with specific IC contacts listed below prior to submission as ICs have varying levels of interest in high priority areas.  Potential applicants should also discuss with specific IC contacts the most appropriate mechanism for their proposed project as all ICs do not utilize all parent FOAs listed above (see hyperlinks for each FOA above). 

Applicants should clearly state in the cover letter, Project Abstract, and Specific Aims sections of the grant application that they are responding to this particular NOT.  The cover letter should also indicate the IC contact they consulted prior to submission.  Applications responding to this NOT should be submitted on the regular application due dates and will be reviewed by NIH standing study sections.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Charlisse Caga-Anan, JD MA
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Telephone: 240 276-6738
Email: charlisse.caga-anan@nih.gov

Sangeeta Bhargava, PhD
National Eye Institute (NEI)
Telephone: 301-451-2020
Email: Sangeeta.Bhargava@nih.gov

Jean McEwen, JD PhD
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Telephone: 301 402-4997
Email: jm522n@nih.gov

Chyren Hunter, PhD
National Institute of Aging (NIA)
Telephone: 301 496-9322
Email: hunterc@mail.nih.gov

Liza Dawson, PhD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 240 627-3210
Email: dawsonl@niaid.nih.gov

Laura Moen, PhD
National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Telephone: 301 451-6515
Email: moenl@mail.nih.gov

Troy Zarcone, PhD
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-443-1285
Email: troy.zarcone@nih.gov

Nancy Jones, PhD
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Telephone: 301-594-8945
Email: nancy.jones@nih.gov

Steven Krosnick, MD
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Telephone:  301-594-3009
Email: krosnics@mail.nih.gov

Lana Shekim, PhD
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Telephone: 301 496-5061
Email: shekiml@nidcd.nih.gov

Lynn Mertens King, PhD
National Institute on Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Telephone: 301 594-5006
Email: lynn.king@nih.gov

Ruben Baler, PhD
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Telephone: 301 480-2733
Email:  balerr@mail.nih.gov

Symma Finn, PhD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 919 698-5574
Email: finns@niehs.nih.gov

Matthew V. Rudorfer, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Telephone: (301) 443-1111
Email: mrudorfe@mail.nih.gov

Adam L Hartman, MD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301 496-9135
Email: adam.hartman@nih.gov

Lynn Adams, PhD
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Telephone: 301 594-8911
Email: adamsls@mail.nih.gov

Valerie Florance, PhD
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301 496-4621
Email: florancev@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Wendy Weber, ND PhD MPH
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Telephone: 301-402-1272
Email: weberwj@mail.nih.gov