Pre- Application Webinar for Kids First’s RFA-RM-21-011

On March 29, 2021 at 12 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) the NIH staff will host a pre-applications webinar to discuss the overall structure and goals of the Kids First program and the funding opportunity announcement “Expert-Driven Small Projects to Strengthen Gabriella Miller Kids First Discovery (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-RM-21-011)”, and answer questions from prospective applicants. 

Pre-registration for the webinar is required and participants are asked to submit their questions ahead of time to Participation in the webinar is optional.

Webinar Information:
Date: March 29, 2021   
Time: 12:00pm EDT
To join the webinar, pre-registration is required through WebEx at
Please send questions in advance by March 22, 2021 to

If you plan to attend the webinar and require reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, please contact

After the webinar presentation slides will posted on the Kids First website:

All inquiries may be directed to: 
Valerie Cotton
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Telephone: 301- 594-1519


Kids First 2021 Spring Webinar

Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) will host a public webinar on April 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm-6:00 pm EDT. The Kids First investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Engle  will share findings from the Kids First’s cranial dysinnervation disorders project. The webinar will also include information about the new features of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Resource Portal,cross-platform collaboration, and an update on the progress of the Kids First Program. 

Researchers, patients, and foundation communities are invited to attend this open session. 

The Webinar Will Cover the Following Topics:
•    Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders Project Findings- Dr. Elizabeth Engle
•    Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Resource Portal Overview & New Features- Kids First Data Resource Center  
•    Proteogenomic Analysis: Breakthroughs for pediatric cancer through cross-platform collaboration-Drs.Adam Resnick,Pei Wang, Francesca Petralia
•    Kids First Program and Collaboration- NIH Staff 
•    Questions and Answers

Registration is required. To register, visit: 

There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the webinar, you can submit questions prior to the webinar on the registration form and email questions to

Past Kids First Webinars

October 2020 
Link to full webinar: 
Kids First Investigator Presenter (starts at 5:22): Sharon Plon
Project: Novel cancer susceptibility mutations

May 2020
Link to full webinar:
Kids First Investigator Presenter (starts at 5:17): Mary L. Marazita
Project: Genetics studies of Orofacial Clefts 

September 2019
Link to full webinar: 
Kids First investigator Presenter (start at 39:18): Sharon Diskin
Project: Genetic basis of neuroblastoma

April 2019
Link to full webinar: 
Kids First Investigator Presenter (start at 31:29): Wendy Chung 
Project: De novo variants in congenital diaphragmatic hernia identify MYRF as a new syndrome and reveal genetic overlaps with other developmental disorders

This page last reviewed on March 3, 2021