Tackling Your K

A Step-By-Step Course To Strengthen Your NIH Career Development Award

The CVI / CV Med sponsored Tackling Your K course was designed to develop competitive NIH Career Development K Award applications and prior course applicants have a 67% success rate. The next course starts in mid February for the June / October NIH K Award deadlines. 

Over 10+ weeks, this course emphasizes successful grantsmanship fundamentals and the workshops enables participants to:

  • Generate concise and specific aims that are measurable and realistic
  • Develop a strong research plan
  • Clearly communicate and justify the need for the proposed research
  • Outline a structured personalized career plan that will enable independence  

Stanford faculty participate in specific workshops and provide feedback to strengthen the overall application.

Email Crystal Botham, PhD, for more information. 

Euan A. Ashley, MRCP, PhD

Assoc Prof of CV Medicine, of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Pathology


Rajesh Dash, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)


Joshua Knowles, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)


David Maron, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)


Thomas Quertermous, PhD

William G. Irwin Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine


Kathy Ruppel, MD

Senior Research Scientist

Philip Tsao, PhD

Professor (Research) of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)


Daniel Bernstein, MD

Alfred Woodley Salter and Mabel Smith Salter Endowed Professor in Pediatrics


Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)


Fredric Kraemer, MD

Professor in Endocrinology


Michael McConnell, MD, MSEE

Professor of Medicine (CV) and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering


Marlene Rabinovitch, MD

Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor in Pediatric Cardiology


Edda Spiekerkoetter, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)


Sean Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics


Ronald Dalman, MD

Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery


Ngan Huang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Adult Cardiac Surgery)


Nicholas Leeper, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular Surgery) and Medicine (CV Medicine)


Daria Mochly-Rosen, PhD

George D. Smith Professor in Translational Medicine


Josh Spin, MD, PhD

Basic Life Sci Res Assoc, Medicine (CV); Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine (CV)


Phillip Yang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)