ASTRO ROCKS: Understanding the NIH Summary Statement
Many investigators may feel the NIH summary statement is confusing or inconsistent. As a result, resubmission does not always elevate the score despite substantial effort. In this Research-Oriented Career Knowledge and Support (ROCKS) web session, four experienced investigators will share their experience of understanding NIH summary statements. The collective insight from numerous successful and unsuccessful grant resubmissions will help decode the summary statement language, find consistency in the inconsistency and improve the effectiveness of the response. The session seeks to demystify the NIH review process and enhance the communication between reviewers and PIs.
This activity is available from August 24, 2022, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 25, 2025.
Junior to mid-career researchers who are either endeavoring to secure their first major NIH award or maintaining consistent NIH support.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Read between the lines of the Summary Statement.
- Differentiate score driving critiques vs. fillers.
- Tease out the consistent themes in the Summary Statement.
Ke Sheng, PhD, Professor, Associate Vice Chair of Physics Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles
Speakers (in alphabetical order by last name):
- Ross Berbeco, PhD (Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School)
- Sunil Krishnan, MD (Professor, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Florida Dept. of Health Cancer Research Chair, Mayo Clinic Florida)
- Nancy Lee, MD (Radiation Oncologist and Vice Chairman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
- Ke Sheng, PhD (Professor, Associate Vice Chair of Physics Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles)
Questions can be directed to Science@ASTRO.org.
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.
ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintence of Certification.
- 1.00 Certificate of AttendanceThis activity was designated for 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website for that 3 year period regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.
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