Author Archives: Karen Norris

50 Ways To Lose a Project

I streamed some vintage television shows last week and watched a couple episodes of an old quiz show called You Bet Your Life. The host was Groucho Marx who was assisted by his straight man George. In pre-Jeopardy days, contestants…


$1 Grant Award, Really?

With the current focus on sequestration and pending budget reductions, I am reminded of a prior fiscal crisis and the difficulties it created, particularly for continuation awards. The National Institutes of Health, one of the largest federal funding agencies, had…