HRA Members’ Meeting: September 18-19, 2014 in Durham, NC

Hosted by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

HRA thanks the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for its generous hosting of the Fall 2014 HRA Members’ Meeting in Durham, NC.  We also thank the Program Committee, co-chaired by Heather Snyder, Ph.D. of The Alzheimer’s Association and Anita Pepper, Ph.D. of the Pew Biomedical Programs for the time and thought they invested in planning another fantastic agenda for the HRA Members’ Meeting.

Presentations and background readings from the meeting have been grouped by session below.  It may be useful to view the meeting agenda as an overview to the information posted below.

SESSION:  Balancing the funding of basic vs translational research

Background readings suggested by the presenters:

    • Letter:  Comments on the above article from Thomas Kelly and Kenneth Marians, PNAS, July 1 2014
    • Letter:  “Systemic addiction to research funding,” PNAS, July 1, 2014
    • Letter:  “Systemic flaws cannot be fixed with minor tweaks,” PNAS, July 1, 2014

Additional background readings suggested by the session planners:

SESSION:  Peer review in the nonprofit world:  Issues, models and mechanisms.

Background readings suggested by the presenters:

SESSION:  Tracking programmatic impact with the patient in mind

Background readings suggested by the presenter:

Background readings and resources suggested by the member speakers and session planners:

SESSION:  The microbiome – what do funders need to know?

Background readings suggested by the presenter: