Join this informational session on NIH funding mechanisms for early-career scientists and new and early-stage investigators on Friday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m.
Dr. Libby O’Hare leads Lewis-Burke’s biomedical research advocacy efforts, advising clients in the areas of federal research policy and health care, with a focus on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and agencies that determine grantmaking policies including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Leveraging her prior experiences as an academic neuroscientist, congressional staffer, and National Academies study director, Libby taps into her work with researchers and research organizations to develop strategies and approaches to enhance clients’ biomedical research portfolios and protect them from federal proposals that would undermine efforts to advance critical life sciences research.
Bekah Coşkun, PhD, is a Research Development Associate specializing in biomedical sciences. She has a diverse sociobehavioral science background in public health, genetics, evaluation, medical anthropology, and policy. She received her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Maternal and Child Health with a minor in Genetics as well as a Post-Graduate Medical Anthropology Certificate from the University of Arizona where she conducted mixed-methods research on reproductive genetics decision-making among pregnant women and reproductive genetic counselors. She completed a National Cancer Institute T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control Health Disparities Training Program where she worked on the implications of direct-to-consumer (at-home) cancer genetic testing on cancer prevention.