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Or more specifically, how do I explain it in the popular "what are you doing this year?" question.

I recently received a grant to do public health research in a conflict region and it's going to take up most of my time this coming year. For my secondaries/updates, I'm not sure how much is too much, and at what point does providing info become "name dropping." Sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find a similar thread. My questions boil down to:

Should I briefly describe my research/what I'll physically be doing there/both?
Should I put in contact info for the director of the department giving me the grant? (if they want to verify)
My advisor is faculty at a medical school, should I introduce him/her as Dr. Blank, professor of Blank at Blank SOM? or just Dr. Blank?
Should I include his/her contact info?
Should I mention any other faculty I will be working with by name?

It may seem like a stupid question, but I'm a reapplicant, and have only done minimal research in the past. This side of premed stuff is new to me, and would rather not mess up.
 

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"what are you doing this year?"

Ans: I recently received a grant to do public health research in a conflict region.

Give a 1-2 sentence description.
Should I briefly describe my research/what I'll physically be doing there/both?


..."under the mentorship of Dr XXX, Dept of ___, X Univ School of Public Health

Should I put in contact info for the director of the department giving me the grant? (if they want to verify)
My advisor is faculty at a medical school, should I introduce him/her as Dr. Blank, professor of Blank at Blank SOM? or just Dr. Blank?


No
Should I include his/her contact info?

No
Should I mention any other faculty I will be working with by name?
 
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