Provide the full range of services for scientific program analysis, evaluation and development of single project grant applications as well as for larger, interdisciplinary multi-project applications and scientific programs. Through our network we are able to add expertise in a wide variety of scientific disciplines.
Work with clients in strategic and implementation planning of both short- and long-term development of scientific programs. By engaging all stakeholders in the process and using a data-driven approach we translate program visions and objectives into implementable directions and milestones so that resulting plans reflect the visions and objectives of our clients.
Assessment of Organizational Structure and Function of An NIH Institute Review Branch and Grants Management Branch
BBMC facilitated two groups charged with assessing the organizational structure and function of the peer review branch and grants management branch of an NIH Institute. Provided writing and editing service leading to presentation of two reports to the Director of the Insitute.
Design of Questionnaires for NIH Peer Review Enhancements
Beginning in 2009, Braveman BioMed Consultants worked with NIH staff in designing 'customer satisfaction' questionnaires for members of national advisory committees, NIH Scientific Review Officers and NIH Extramural Program Officials/Project Officers.
Senior Research Consultant for QPR Institute
The QPR Institute (www.qprinstitute.com) offers comprehensive suicide prevention training programs, educational and clinical materials for the general public, professionals and institutions. Training and materials are available on-line as well as in-person and in hard copy. Individuals from all states in the US and in six countries, including the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia in Canada, have been certified as Gatekeeper Instructors by the Institute. BBMC has been retained by the QPR Institute to carry out effectiveness assessments and other types of research of their materials and training program.
Chief, Planning & Policy Development Branch and Acting Director, Division of Planning and Evaluation within the Office of the Director, NIH.
Selected publications in planning and evaluation include:
Braveman, N.S.What Science Indicators Can Tell Policymakers. In Margaret O. Meredith, Stephen D. Nelson and Albert H. Teich (Eds.) Science and Technology Yearbook: 1991.Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 267-278.
Braveman, N.S.Evaluation at NIH: The Policy Issues.In Susan L. Sauer (Ed.) R & D in FY 1989: Looking Ahead in an Election Year.Washington, D.C.:American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1988.
Selected studies include:
Assessment of peer reviewer comments for Phase I and Phase II SBIR applications.
Comprehensive analysis of peer review at NIH including an assessment of time commitments by peer reviewers, committee dynamics during review meetings and the use of mail review as an alternative to face-to-face committee review
Comprehensive analysis of the use of the center (P50) mechanism at NIH
Evaluation and recommendations for the future of the National Bone Marrow Registry
Assistant Director for Program Development, NIDCR
Reorganized the extramural scientific programs within the Division of Extramural Activities
Developed the Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Health Promotion Research Program
Led the planning, development and funding of the centers for research on minority oral health, a program that provided a model for other institutes at NIH.
Assistant to the Director of NIDCR and Principal Lead for the Interdisciplinary Research Working Group of the NIH Roadmap initiative:
Organized and led an extensive workshop on using a systems research approach to understanding complex diseases
Organized working groups to develop implementation plans for the NIDCR strategic plan
Faciitated a working group to assess the effectiveness of interdisciplinary training programs supported through the NIH Roadmap initiative on interdisciplinary research