HBC April-May 2017 News Bulletin

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Looking Ahead...looking ahead

  1. Upcoming KU Financial Systems Transformation:
  • Diane Goddard announced a few weeks ago that the replacement of the financial system currently used by KU (PeopleSoft 9.0) was pushed back to mid-October to allow timelooking ahead for the implementation of a new version of the Oracle Cloud applications and for the completion of groups’ tasks and analyses.  The main impact for you will be the replacement of KUPPS by Financials in the Cloud (FITC) for supplies/equipment orders and in grant reports as Budcast will be replaced by Business Intelligence Cloud Services (BICS).  Updates are regularly posted on the project website.
  • streamlyneBecause of the retirement of PeopleSoft, a new proposal preparation system made by Streamlyne, will also be implemented in mid- October.  The main impacts to investigators will be:
    1. The replacement of the PI Compliance Checklist by a questionnaire accessible within the system, which will be required to be completed at proposal initiation
    2. The PI, Co-PI and Key personnel will be required to complete the certification questionnaire before the proposal is routed
    3. The proposal routing workflow will also change as approval from Chairs, Deans and Center Directors will be required before the proposal submission

If you have missed Tuesday’s open forum in Strong Hall, please take the time to attend this Friday’s session at 11:00 am in Simons Auditorium.  Future updates will be posted on the project website.  

  • airplaneTwo other systems will also be implemented by KU in the near future:  Concur, a new system that will be used to manage travel and related expenses, and DARBI (Distributed AR/Billing) that will be used for grant billing.  The timeline for these systems is still being evaluated.  More information to come.

Please know that we will make every effort to keep you informed and help you, in conjunction with the PBR SSC, to adjust to these new systems. 


  1. NSF moving to its new facility starting late August:

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) brand new building in Alexandria, VA is scheduled for completion this August.  The NSF will undertake relocation of all employees from late August to October.  Because of this, some grant proposal application deadlines may be brought up or pushed back.  If you plan to apply for an NSF grant within the next few months, please make sure to revisit the NSF site to make sure that the deadline has not changed.  We will also remain vigilant about these deadlines if you inform us of your intent to apply for an NSF grant.


  1. Fiscal Year End

Fiscal year end closing dates have not been published as of yet.  Please check with the PBR SSC for further updates or go to KU’s Procurement Services website to check if updated Fiscal Year End Procedures have been posted.

 

J.R. & Inez Jay Fund Proposal Submission

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a J.R. & Inez Jay Fund proposal application for consideration.  We received thirteen proposals this year!   The award recipients will be announced sometime in June.

 

Have a great summer!

The next HBC News Bulletin edition will not be published until July.   Therefore, the HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great summer time!

School's out


Grant Submission Deadlines

August 12, 2018
NIH standard deadline for R13, U13 – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

August 28, 2018
DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) – Horizon Award Letter of Intent (Application deadline: September 26).

Recent Awards

David Davido, Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences Department, was awarded $189,375 by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for his project entitled: “Identification of novel HSV-1 ICP0 E3 ligase targets by mass spectrometry in neurons.”

Audrey Lamb, Professor, Molecular Biosciences Department, was awarded $53,688 by the American Heart Association as a mentor for Jeff McFarlane’s project entitled: “Staphylopine Biosynthesis as an Antimicrobial Target in Staphylococcus aureus Infective Endocarditis.”

Scott Lovell, Director, COBRE PSF Protein Structure Core Laboratory, was awarded $64,372 by Kansas State University for his project entitled: “Small Molecule Protease Inhibitors against MERS-CoV” and also $57,501 by Louisiana State University for his project entitled: “Chemical Tools for Perturbing Iron Homeostasis in P. aeruginosa.”

Wendy Picking, Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $5,877,170 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Vaccines to counter emerging antibiotic resistance.”

David Volkin, Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $3,272,927 by the Gates Foundation Fund for his project entitled: “HPV Preservatives Grant.”

Shi Du Yan, Distinguished Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology Department, was awarded $2,842,115 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Pink1 amyloid pathology, and mitochondrial quality control in Alzheimer's Disease” and also $47,644 by Mitokinin Inc., for her project entitled: “Effect of Mitokinin (MTK-115) on Aβ and tau phosphorylation  and mitochondrial function in vitro cultured neurons.”

Yong Zeng, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, was awarded a supplement of $62,875 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Integrated exosomes profiling for minimally invasive diagnosis and monitoring of cancer.”

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