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Seven-year Cooperative Agreement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The team, working at four medical centers, will conduct clinical trials on novel treatments for critically ill patients as part of a highly prestigious, multidisciplinary clinical research consortium at NIH. While the size of the award will depend on the clinical protocols chosen, a typical seven-year clinical trial award runs in the tens of millions of dollars. Dr. Bouvier was the lead writer, editor, and advisor on the U01 submission team from Meg Bouvier Medical Writing.

Please read Dr. Bouvier’s comments on grantsmanship in an October 2013 article in Nature. It includes comments from scientists and funding agency administrators from numerous scientific fields and countries. Dr. Bouvier was the only professional grantwriter invited to participate. Nature is one of the most widely cited journals in science worldwide.

Biospecimen Core Resource (BCR) providing biospecimen processing services for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) (National Cancer Institute). The contract was the sole award. Dr. Bouvier served as lead writer on the contract proposal development team at ITECS Innovative Consulting. TCGA is a signature program of the NIH. The goal of the project is to catalog genetic mutations responsible for cancer using genome sequencing and bioinformatics.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010 Infrastructure to Expand Access to Care, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Sole award, largest construction grant in university history. The recipients will construct an innovative cancer hospital that integrates teaching, research, and clinical care on each floor. Dr. Bouvier served as lead writer on the application development team at ITECS Innovative Consulting.

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Margaret Bouvier received her Ph.D. In 1995 in
Biomedical Sciences from the Mount Sinai School of
Medicine. After an NINDS post-doctoral fellowship,
she worked as a staff writer for current NIH
Director Dr. Francis Collins in the Office of
Press, Policy, and Communications for the
Human Genome Project and NHGRI. She
has owned Meg Bouvier Medical Writing
LLC since 2007, and has helped clients
land more than $250 million in federal
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