Office of Research

Grant and Manuscript Consulting

The Morsani College of Medicine utilizes the services of Still Point Coaching & Consulting that provides one-on-one assistance in the preparation of grants and manuscripts to our faculty. The costs is fully covered by the MCOM Office of Research.

Beth Schachter, PhD and Chris Edwards, PhD are editorial consultants and career development coaches for scientists. As editorial consultants they help faculty obtain grants and publish papers. Their client list includes Harvard University, Yale School of Medicine, Whitehead Institute/MIT, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and many other institutions.

As editors, they can work with you and your manuscript/application at any stage, from concept to submission, as well as providing advice about how to choose NIH study groups, respond to reviews, and work with editors. As coaches, they can help you enhance a wide range of skills you need to excel in your research. You can find out more about them at

If you wish to use these services, please contact Christine Tam at or 813-974-9058.