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NIH Extramural Associates on the UDC Newly renovated Dennard Plaza

On May 22, 2012, eleven associates from the NIH Extra-mural Associates program (the BRAD Program) and five NIH staff members visited the UDC Van Ness Campus and met with Research and Sponsored Program staff during a one day workshop. The BRAD Program promotes the establishment of externally supported biomedical and bio-behavioral research/research-related training programs by providing support for strengthening institutional research administration infrastructures. It provides training in NIH policies and procedures through distance learning and an NIH Residency Training Program as well as funding to strengthen or establish offices of sponsored programs both in the US and abroad. The goal of the BRAD program is to enable eligible institutions to develop research support infrastructures that will facilitate oversight and administrative management of extramural grant awards, foster ongoing research activities at the institution, and serve as the main organizational entity for the technical development of grant proposal submissions and oversight.

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