Department of Health and Human Services

Replace Winter CSR grant review face-to-face with teleconference

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Face to face review is thousands of dollars more expensive than teleconference review. Face to face does have benefits for chartered committees, primarily to reviewers and the committee as a whole so eliminating all face to face would be a mistake; however changing the Winter meeting to teleconference would save 100s of thousands of dollars in hotel and travel expense, relieve the stress of winter travel, and not hurt review at all. I had one meeting snowed out and had to run it by teleconference. Review went wonderfully, and when I polled my panel, there was unanimous support for doing every winter meeting that way.

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