HBC February 2019 News Bulletin

Thursday, February 28, 2019


Research Collaboration Tool Modified

Following publication of our January article, the HBC received a modification request from one of our participants: would it be possible for “research capabilities” also to be searchable?  We are pleased to announce that this capability has been added to the “Research Key Word” database.  Below is a sample of a search using the term “microscopy”, which should give you a feel for what kind of information is provided.  When at this screen, the View Details link will allow you to view the capability description in more detail and will provide you with investigator contact information.  Some of you may want to review the information you previously submitted to make sure that your research capabilities description contains all pertinent keywords.   If you need to have any of your information updated, please contact Nicole Suchy

In addition to this, we also removed the need to use credentials to access the database because of the public nature of the information it contains.  As a benefit, this will allow other researchers on campus or from other higher education institutions to have access to the search engine and promote research collaborations on campus and beyond.  The database can be accessed from the HBC homepage “Quick links” to submit your information or search the database.

 

CDMRP Funding Opportunity and Strategies for Success

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will post three new webinars between now and the end of March as part of their webinar series.  These are:

  1. “High Risk/High Gain Funding Opportunities” (February 28) will walk through three categories of hypothesis-driven, high risk/high gain funding opportunities.
  2. “Team Science Funding Opportunities” (March 11) will provide an overview of types of award mechanisms that encourage multiple investigators and provide general guidance for applicants.
  3. “Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Funding Opportunities” (March 25) will focus on funding opportunities that support clinical research and clinical trials. 

Links to past webinar recordings are posted on the webinar schedule page.  All CDMRP program announcements can be found at the Grants.gov (CFDA #12.420) and CDMRP websites, and at the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP).

 

CONCUR – NEW Email Notification

We would like to inform everyone of a recent modification in the CONCUR system.  When submitting an international travel request, the traveler will now get an email on behalf of The Office of Global Operations & Security (GOS) asking for pertinent international travel details to be submitted via the link supplied in the email.   An example of the e-mail is show below:

 

Spring 2019 NIH Regional Seminar in Baltimore

The 2019 NIH Regional Seminar will be held in Baltimore, May 15-17, 2019.  During these two days, three tracks of concurrent sessions will be offered for administrators, investigators, and all interests.  Participants can choose one track or customize their experience by moving between tracks based on their interests.   For more information and to register, please visit the NIH Regional Seminar website.



Grant Submission Deadlines

September 18, 2019
AHA deadline for the Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship.

September 25, 2019
NIH Standard deadline for all Program Project Grants and Center Grants (P series) – new, renewals, resubmissions and revisions.

October 3, 2019
NIH deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) for Early Stage Investigators.

Recent Awards

Josephine Chandler, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $1,840,725 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Quorum sensing evolution and function in mixed bacterial communities.”

Mark Farrell, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Adam Smith, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, were awarded $30,000 by the J.R. & Inez W. Jay Fund for their project entitled: “Sugar coated vaccines for the treatment of opioid use disorder.”

Audrey Lamb, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation for her project entitled: “Collaborative Research: The Chemistry of Riboflavin Biosynthesis.”

Stuart Macdonald, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $122,836 by the National Institutes of Health as mentor to Elizabeth Everman for the project entitled: “Genetic dissection and characterization of variation in copper resistance in Drosophila melanogaster.”

Eli Michaelis, Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center, was awarded $63,551 by KU Medical Center, for his project entitled: “KU ADC Mitochondrial Genomics and Metabolism Core Supplement.”

Mark Richter, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $30,000 by the J.R. & Inez W. Jay Fund for his project entitled: “Continuous monitoring of histamine in the brain.”

 

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