For 15 junior faculty members from around the country, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is providing the opportunity to get a step ahead of the competition in the notoriously difficult world of grant applications. Dr. Paul Laeseke, an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology, is one of fifteen doctors who will be taking part in the RSNA Advanced Course in Grant Writing. The course provides insight into the grant preparation process and hands-on experience in preparing grant applications.
Beginning this October the participants will attend four separate two-day meetings led by faculty members with expertise in preparing and submitting grants. The course covers all aspects of grant applications from the study design to the timeline to a justified budget. Participants go into the course with a research idea and by the end of the program will have a finalized grant proposal to submit as a principal investigator. Dr. Laeseke will be working on a proposal titled “Characterization of periablation and systemic responses to thermal and nonthermal ablative therapies.”