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March 2022 - Welcome to the NCI Bottom Line Blog

    • Reducing Administrative Burdens on Cancer Researchers
      , by NCI Director Dr. Norman E. Sharpless

      Securing and maintaining a grant from NCI requires cancer researchers to prepare the initial application and comply with additional requirements during the life of the grant, which is demanding and time-consuming. In this edition of the NCI Bottom Line blog, NCI Director Dr. Ned Sharpless describes several NCI efforts to reduce administrative burdens on grantees and shares helpful resources for the community.

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    • NIH FIRST: Strengthening Inclusive Excellence in Biomedical Research
      , by Dr. Norman E. Sharpless and Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable

      Even with participation of historically underrepresented groups in biomedical research training increasing, members of these groups are still less likely to be hired and become independently funded faculty researchers. To strengthen inclusive excellence in biomedical research, the NIH FIRST program is working to recruit diverse cohorts and build a research culture in which faculty can thrive. For this edition of the NCI Bottom Line blog, NIH institute Directors’ Dr. Sharpless and Dr. Pérez-Stable discuss the impact of administering the FIRST Faculty Cohort and FIRST Coordination and Evaluation Center awards on behalf of NIH.

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