Congratulations to Dr. Lakiesha N. Williams, associate professor, who was accepted to the highly selective Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR) workshop.
TIGRR is an intensive writing workshop that provides one-on-one mentorship to researchers in support of their grant applications to NIH. The annual four-day workshop includes structured sessions on hypothesis development, study design, federal funding mechanisms, and peer review, with a particular focus on rehabilitation research. The target audience includes junior and mid-level faculty in all rehabilitation research disciplines, many of whom are on the cusp of success in NIH-funded or similar research. TIGRR brings together a nationally recognized group of mentors and consultants as faculty, including representatives of federal funding agencies. The TIGRR Workshop is funded by NIH/NICHD.
Dr. Williams’ research broadly focuses on the structure-property relationships of biological tissues for implementation into physics-based constitutive models. She studies soft tissue injury and damage mechanisms resulting from high impact loading. Her specific expertise includes soft tissue mechanics, traumatic brain injury, bio-inspired materials research, and materials characterization.