HBC August 2017 News Bulletin

Friday, August 25, 2017

Looking Ahead...looking ahead

  • looking aheadThe rollout date for the new financial system was pushed back to early December.  The main impacts for you will be the replacement of KUPPS by Financials in the Cloud (FITC) for supplies/equipment orders, and the replacement of Budcast (grant reports) by Business Intelligence Cloud Services (BICS).  Updates are regularly posted on the project website.
  • streamlyneThe new proposal preparation system made by Streamlyne will also see a delay in its implementation and is now scheduled for November 20, 2017. Future updates will be posted on the project website. Please know that we will make every effort to keep you informed and help you adjust to this new system.
  • If you missed our June-July news bulletin, please keep in mind that NIH will require the use of the new FORMS-E (see NOT-OD-17-062) for all grant submissions due on or after January 25, 2018.
  • KU has recently updated the Cost Sharing on Sponsored Projects policy.  In addition, a Cost Sharing Guidance document is now available to explain types of cost sharing and all of their aspects.  If you are thinking of using cost share in one of your sponsored projects, please take the time to go through the updated policy and the cost sharing guidance document.
  • In late July and early August, the State of Kansas held webinars to give a first look at the State Employees Health Plans (SEHP) for 2018.   The slides of this webinar as well as the new plan rates are available on the SEHP website.   In addition to plan A and C, three new plans are available this year, so make sure to attend one of the October open enrollment meetings (online or in person) for more information.  Employees must enroll during the October open enrollment process.  Those who neglect to do so will have their health plan default to Plan N with their current medical carrier and a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) for employer’s contributions.  However, employees that have waived coverage will remain waived.

 

HBC Participant awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R35 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA)

Ryan Altman, associate professor of medicinal chemistry, was recently awarded one of the prestigiousRyan Altman MIRA grants offered by the NIH.  MIRA’s goal is to provide investigators with better financial stability and greater flexibility for their research, which in turn is believed to enhance scientific productivity and chances for breakthroughs.  We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Altman and wish him the best with his project.  Early Stage Investigators will have an opportunity to apply for a MIRA grant by the October 3, 2017, deadline.  The next deadline for Established Investigators is January 17, 2018.  More information on MIRA grants is available on the NIH website.  If you are planning to apply for a MIRA grant, you may also consider attending the MIRA webinar on September 26, 2017, from 1:00 – 2:45 CDT, which will explain this funding mechanism.

 

Upcoming NIH webinar on Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs)

On Wednesday, August 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm CDT, the NIH will host a webinar on Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs).  They will provide information about annual, interim, and final RPPRs and explain the latest policies and process changes.  More information on this webinar as well as the registration link are available on the Extramural Nexus web page.

 

Poster Printing Reminder

LFP PrinterWith the beginning of the school year, we would like to remind everyone that the HBC poster printing capacity is limited, especially during dates of large symposia events.  Please, remember to schedule your printing appointment at least two business days before your poster is needed to avoid a Rush Job that entails a $50 special service fee.  It is best to e-mail us at hbclfp@ku.edu to schedule an appointment as soon as you know when you will need a poster printed.  To obtain more details about our poster submission process and pricing, please go to LFP website page



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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