HBC January 2018 News Bulletin

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Looking Ahead...looking ahead

  1. Training on New Financial Systems:  Training sessions for OAC (Oracle Analytical Cloud) became available at the beginning of January and will be available until the end of February.  We are encouraging PIs to attend the PI/DDDC Oracle Analytics Cloud Overview to familiarize themselves with the new reporting system.  Please visit the Financial Systems Transformation site to register for training sessions through My Talent. 
  2. Proposal Preparation:  If you are thinking about submitting a proposal, please contact the HBC proposal preparation team (hbcgrant@ku.edu) as soon as possible.  Remember that all proposals have to be initiated through Streamlyne by a proposal specialist, so you need to contact us to start the proposal process.  In addition, because of the new system and changes in procedures, we are requiring that all proposal material be turned in early enough to allow the submission of proposals to the agencies two business days before the due date.  The HBC will not be able to guarantee the timely submission of proposals if documents are turned in later than two business days before the due date.

 

The New Face of HBC Science Talks

Starting this year, the HBC Science Talks will be incorporated into a new event, the Biomedical Sciences Symposium.   The Biomedical Sciences Symposium was created as a joint effort between the Higuchi Biosciences Center, the NIH-sponsored Chemical Biology Training Program, and the NIH-sponsored Biotechnology Training Program to provide a forum for trainees to present their work as poster or oral presentations and to cover special topics with invited outside speakers.  HBC Investigators, their students and research staff are invited to attend the speaker presentations, and encouraged to participate in the poster session, including researchers affiliated with the various core facilities in the biomedical sciences.  This all-day event is scheduled for April 12, 2018.  More information will be available soon but in the meantime, please save the date

 

KU NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) in Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways has issued a call for Research Project applications

The KU NIH CoBRE in Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways (CMADP) has issued a call for Research Projects.  Potentially, three projects will each be funded at up to $125,000 in direct costs for one year and will start May 17, 2018.   A second year renewal may be possible.  For more information, please refer to the announcement.  The Letter of Intent submission deadline is February 12, 2018.

 

KU NIH CoBRE in Protein Structure and Function has issued a call for Pilot Project applications

The KU NIH CoBRE in Protein Structure and Function (PSF) has issued a call for Pilot Projects.  Potentially, five projects will be funded at up to $50,000 each in direct costs and will start July 1, 2018.  Projects are intended to be completed in one year with no renewal or extensions possible since the NIH funding for the Center ends July 1, 2019.  A Letter of Intent is required by February 19, 2018.   For more information, please consult the announcement.

 

J.R. & Inez Jay Fund Proposal Submission

Applications for the J.R. & Inez Jay Fund are currently being accepted.  The instructions and application form are available on the HBC website.  Please make sure to apply by the April 6, 2018 deadline. 

 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stresses the Importance of Timely Grant Closeout

NIH, in its recently issued NIH Guide notice (NOT-OD-18-107), is informing the community that NIH will no longer delay the closeout of awards unless a request for more time, with acceptable justification, is submitted by the recipient prior to closeout deadline.  If this requirement is not met, the NIH will initiate unilateral closeout within the 120-day period following the award end date.  Failing to meet the closeout date may result in NIH taking corrective actions, withholding further awards, suspending or terminating awards, and can adversely affect future funding decisions.  Therefore, please remember that all NIH award recipients are responsible for submitting a final FFR, Final RPPR, and Final Invention Statement and Certification within this time frame.  The reports become overdue the day after the 120 calendar day period ends.



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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