The purpose of this session is to give potential applicants to the Biomedical Engineering Peer-review committee of CIHR Project Grant program (BME) an opportunity to hear first-hand about the committee ‘culture’: what aspects are generally well-received by reviewers in BME, what factors are considered more important than others, how the committee’s mandate is interpreted, what types of proposals are transferred to or from other committees. Dr. Doug Hamilton from Western University is the former Chair of BME and will be available to make comments on these issues and to interact with potential applicants on their questions. If successful, this format will be repeated with other Project committees in the future.
Douglas Hamilton, PhD, is Assistant Dean, Dentistry Research at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. He is a recent Chair of the BME Peer-review Committee for CIHR. He also holds the position of Associate Professor of Oral Biology, Dentistry with a cross appointment in the Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, and Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on the molecular biology underlying wound repair and regeneration in connective tissues including bone, skin and the periodontium. Learn more about his research at https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/hamiltonlab/