CPA Session at IMMUNOLOGY 2012™

Meet the Advocacy Partners

Monday, May 7, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Room 313

Chair: Derry C. Roopenian, The Jackson Laboratory, Chair, AAI Committee on Public Affairs

Representatives from the following organizations will be available to talk about their work and about scientific and funding opportunities that may be available to AAI members/meeting attendees:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
  • Lymphatic Research Foundation
  • Society for Women's Health Research
  • ZERO – The Project to End Prostate Cancer

NIH Peer Review: Understanding the New System

Saturday, May 5, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Room 309

Chair: Derry C. Roopenian, The Jackson Laboratory, Chair, AAI Committee on Public Affairs

Recent changes to the NIH peer review system, including the elimination of the A2 grant application, have pleased, puzzled, and angered both applicants and reviewers. With federal budgets constrained and stakes as high as they have ever been, understanding the NIH peer review process is essential to securing funding. This session addressed the system, including the role and power of both CSR and the individual institutes, and provided attendees with the opportunity to ask questions, express concerns, and share experiences.


  1. Richard K. Nakamura, Acting Director, Center for Scientific Review, NIH, Perspectives on the future of NIH peer review
  2. Daniel Rotrosen, Director, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation, NIAID, NIH, The role of NIAID in peer review and grant funding
  3. Elizabeth J. Kovacs, Loyola University Chicago, Chair, AAI Subcommittee on Peer Review and Grant Submission, Grant applicants and reviewers: questions and concerns

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