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Securing funding for military medical research can be a challenge. HJF has served as the trusted partner of choice for medical investigators for more than 35 years. Just like the researchers we support, HJF is constantly innovating. This drive to innovate led to the formation of our ESP Services team. Proposals need to be polished, well-conceived, and expertly crafted.

The ESP Services team provides expert guidance and assistance in helping to prepare a competitive research proposal by considering all aspects of research from bench to bedside to battlefield. From strategic planning and protocol design to regulatory guidance, HJF has the expertise to be your partner in military medicine. Contact our team to learn more!

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Our Experts

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Ramesh Natarajan, Ph.D., is a scientific advisor and technical editor with more than 20 years of research experience in various biomedical fields. He has extensive animal and clinical research experience. Dr. Natarajan has served as a grant reviewer for NIH, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs and the American Heart Association. He also sits on several editorial boards, including the American Journal of Physiology and Frontiers in Bioscience. Dr. Natarajan is available to consult with basic and clinical researchers on funding opportunity identification and project study design. He can also review and edit scientific documents for research grants, project reports and publications.

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David King, Ph.D. is a senior biostatistician with research experience in academia, industry and U.S. government. He earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from Arizona State University, served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and has experience and publications in finite mixture modeling, functional data analysis, large sample asymptotics, multilevel hierarchical models, disease epidemiology, survival analysis, clinical trial design and analysis, multi-compartmental models in biology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic models, applied multivariate analysis, and Bayesian inference of nonlinear dynamical systems. 

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Emily Brede, Ph.D., RN, is a research psychologist and registered nurse with over 10 years of research experience. She has developed and coordinated research protocols in both military and civilian medicine, including for the Integrative Cardiac Health Project and the Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the Uniformed Services University’s Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology. 

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Funding Opportunities

HJF has made it easier for you to locate upcoming funding opportunities from various sponsors. Our team reviews hundreds of opportunities each month and selects those we feel would be most relevant to researchers in military medicine. When you find an opportunity that interests you, contact our proposal development team to find out how we can you craft an award-winning submission.