Request for Proposals From Young Investigators for Precision Medicine: Moving Theory into Practice Workshop

Request for Proposals from Young Investigators
Precision Medicine: Moving Theory into Practice Workshop

Hosted by the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, Precision Medicine: Moving Theory into Practice is a research development workshop which will provide a collaborative environment for researchers to discuss the utility and limitations of personalized and precision medicine (PPM) and challenges associated with its implementation into healthcare systems. The workshop will explore a broad range of topics on the cutting edge in many domains related to PPM, and the findings will serve as a template that will be applicable to a variety of diseases and conditions.

Selected young investigators will be selected to present their abstracts in a poster session at the workshop as part of a young investigators program. The planning committee is currently accepting proposals. 

Funding for this event is from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Key Information About the Young Investigator Program:

  • Selected young investigators will present at a poster session, held at the USC Schaeffer Center in Los Angeles, during the two day workshop (April 8 and 9, 2020). Young investigators will also have the opportunity to attend the other components of the two-day workshop.
  • Applications are open to postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students from departments of economics, policy, and medicine; scientific laboratories; and professional organizations and entities.
  • Basic travel and hotel expenses will be covered.
  • Application deadline is December 31, 2019, at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

About the Workshop:

Precision Medicine: Moving Theory into Practice will apply perspectives from regulatory, economic, payer, implementation, clinical, and scientific communities to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, a rapidly evolving specialty within PPM, in effort to extend PPM beyond oncology and other specialties to which is it commonly applied. Workshop participants will identify research questions and develop an agenda to guide future research to increase the understanding of the utility and limitations of PPM approaches and to accelerate the development and implementation of PPM into standard clinical care, especially of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The workshop aims to inform research to advance the understanding of PPM, to ultimately make health care safer, higher quality, more efficient, equitable, and affordable. The young investigator poster session will provide junior researchers the opportunity to showcase their work in this collegial and collaborative environment.

The workshop and the attendant poster session will be held at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics in Los Angeles on April 8-9, 2020.

Program Details and Application Information:

Proposals will be accepted from eligible young investigators, which include postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students from departments of economics, policy, and medicine; scientific laboratories; and professional organizations and entities.

Please submit an abstract of 300 words (or less) plus one optional graph or figure describing your proposed research for consideration for inclusion in the poster session at the workshop. The abstract must be submitted as a PDF (inclusion of one table or figure is encouraged but optional; table/figure text not included in word count) to Monica Kim at monicak@usc.edu by Dec. 31, 2019 at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Include “2020 PERSONALIZED AND PRECISION MEDICINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION” in the subject of the email. The applicant must include their full name, title, institution, phone number and CV in the submission email. Authors of accepted abstracts are required to attend the workshop and present their poster.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the principal investigator (Dana Goldman) and the Planning Committee. Young investigators will be selected to present their abstracts in a poster session at the workshop. The inclusion of young investigators is a high priority, given the importance of networking and the value afforded by the continued exchange of knowledge and ideas among young and established investigators. The goals of this program are to motivate young investigators to pursue research careers related to personalized and precision medicine issues and topics addressed at this workshop and submit grants to AHRQ solicitations.

Click here for a PDF of the request for proposals for the Young Investigator Program.

For administrative questions, contact Monica Kim, Events and Development Specialist, at monicak@usc.edu.

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by 1R13HS026821-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.