HBC February 2016 News Bulletin

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


HBC Science Talks 2016 – Great Success

This year’s HBC Science Talks meeting held on February 19, 2016 was a great success and was attended by over seventy people.  The four guest speakers, Josie Chandler, Mario Rivera, Joanna Slusky, and Jeff Staudinger, all gave very informative and interesting lectures.  We thank them for sharing their time and expertise with their remarkable presentations.  

Thirty four posters covering six thematic research areas as well as the “enabling technologies” area were presented during the poster session immediately following the speakers session.  We are grateful to all who participated in sharing their research.  All speakers’ and posters’ abstracts, as well as some pictures of the event can be found on the HBC website at http://hbc.ku.edu/science-talks.

  

 

Understanding your NIH grant number

While attending the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar held in San Diego last October, participants received informational material.  One such informational flyer provided a short and effective description of the meaning behind NIH grant numbering.  That information is provided below as a handy informational tidbit:


Grant Number:


 



Grant Submission Deadlines

April 12, 2018
NIH standard deadline for Conference Grants and Conference Cooperative Agreements (R13 and U13) – new, renewal, resubmission, revision.

April 27, 2018
Pfizer ASPIRE Breast Cancer Research Awards Program.

May 1, 2018
American Society for Microbiology, Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship.

May 4, 2018
NIH Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (P30). Letter of intent: May 4, 2018 Full application: June 4, 2018

Recent Awards

William Picking, Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $261,092 by Anivive LifeSciences, Inc. for his project entitled: “Toward stabilization of Coccidioides delta cps1 as a canine vaccine against Valley Fever.”

Frank Schoenen, Associate Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center, was awarded $101,372 by KU Medical Center for his project entitled: “Capitalizing on p53 loss/mutations in osteosarcoma by novel compounds.”

Shi Fang Yan, Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center, was awarded $416,625 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “PINK1 signaling and synaptic mitochondria integrity in AD.”

Research News

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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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