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When NIH comes calling on assistant professors to sit as ad hoc members of a study section, many aren't quite sure what to expect. Never fear: two seasoned study section members offer their advice and thoughts on why researchers should sit on sections.

The University of Pittsburgh's Richard Chaillet had been a faculty member for about three years when he first sat in on an NIH study section. Initially, NIH asks researchers to be ad hoc reviewers, who look at a small number of grants and attend a study section.

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