NIH Career Award Panel

Please join us Monday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. to learn about NIH K Awards from Chief of the NIH Postdoctoral Training Branch Michael Sesma, Ph.D. and NIH Program Director Behrous Davani, Ph.D. At this meeting, early-career academic faculty who intend to grow their research careers will learn more about the NIH series of awards that are designed to foster the development of outstanding scientists. Michael Sesma and Behrous Davani will share their experience and insights into the award process.

Monday, Oct. 12
9-10 a.m. (PDT)
A link to the Microsoft Teams event will be provided with your registration confirmation.


Michael Sesma

Michael Sesma, Ph.D., is chief of the Postdoctoral Training Branch in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD), where he oversees postdoctoral programs for research training, postdoctoral fellowships, career development programs, as well as the Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) and research programs in training interventions. Sesma also is program officer for the Genetics of Behavior and Circadian Biology Research grant portfolio in the Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

Behrous Davani

Behrous Davani, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division for Research Capacity Building, where he manages Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA), and the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) programs.

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Registration for the NIH Career Award Panel