RGA Program


Virtual event: Nov. 9 - 10


The Research Grant Administrators (RGA) Program is an opportunity for the vibrant community of research grant administrators, research directors, grant financial managers, grant writers, and project and clinical trial administrators from schools, labs, institutes and societies to gather together to learn, network, and discuss their work and share best practices.


Join us for this two-day virtual event featuring a content-rich program that includes a presentation from NAEVR/AEVR. Attendees will also be able to virtually meet and interact with NIH and NEI representatives to discuss 2022 Biosketch and Other Support changes, NCBI, eRA Commons and much more! 


*This online event includes three sessions each day (Nov. 9 - 10) with a break between the sessions. Please log in early as all sessions will start on time. 

Program schedule:


Tuesday, Nov. 9



Leslie West-Busby    



 Biosketch and other support overview

2022 changes

Shawn Adolphus
Holly Blake 




 NCBI overview

 Sherri Bailey




Grants management best practices

Angela McCombs
Bebe St John
Sandy Barnhart



Wednesday, Nov. 10



 Stephanie Blackford



National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) update

 Jim Jorkasky





 NEI Issues

Ashley Dash
Jay Colbert
Karen Robinson Smith




 NIH Update

Courtney Dodson
Alexandra Gavrilovic
Renee Livshin