Faculty Career Development Series

Career Development Series

The ITHS Career Development Series consist of monthly lectures and workshops designed to provide early stage investigators with tools, a forum for discussion, and learning opportunities to help advance their careers.


Topics are selected based on an annual needs assessment.

Example topics include:

  • How to Write an NIH K Award
  • Making the Most of your Mentor Relationship
  • Mastering Public Speaking as a Researcher
  • Communicating your Findings Visually
  • What really happens in an NIH Study Review

Where can I find a CDS event?

ITHS partners with several UW campus and WWAMI regional partners to ensure we reach and engage the translational workforce with each series. CDS events occur across the main UW campus, in the UW Medicine South Lake Union building, and are often captured on video and edited for online distribution to our regional partners. Many of our offerings are also broadcast live as webinars to allow for flexible viewing opportunities. Check out the calendar for specific upcoming event topics and locations.

Upcoming and Past Events

What Really Happens at an NIH Study Review @ UW Medicine South Lake Union, Building C, 123
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm


What happens to your grant once it gets to a study section? During this session, Dr. Paul Martin leverages his experience as a seasoned NIH grant reviewer, including his tenure as Chair of the Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy Study Section, to provide insight into the workings of NIH study sections.

Dr. Martin discusses the fundamentals of grant review, including an overview of study sections, and grant scoring. The likelihood of a successful grant application is increased by a thorough understanding of the review process.

Schedule of activities

  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Registration, check in, and light lunch
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Seminar

Learning objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the fundamentals of grant review, including an overview of study sections and grant scoring
  • Determine differences between “impact” and “significance”
  • Recognize effective strategies in writing and how to avoid frequent mistakes.

About the speaker

Paul J. Martin, MD, a co-Principal Investigator of the Institute, served as the Medical Director of Clinical Research Support, the Fred Hutch Clinical Trials Office, from 2011 to 2017. He is a Member of the Fred Hutch and a Professor of Medicine at the UW.

Dr. Martin has more than 40 years of experience with hematopoietic cell transplantation at Fred Hutch, focusing on acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). He has contributed to the field through several large retrospective studies of GVHD as well as prospective clinical trials for treatment or prevention of chronic GVHD.

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