HBC March 2016 News Bulletin

Monday, March 21, 2016


HBC Welcomes Back Grant Specialist

Donna Burruss has recently joined HBC’s Proposal Preparation Services.   Most of you remember that Donna worked in proposal preparation at HBC from 2008 to mid-2014.  She has returned to the HBC after spending a couple of years in other employs, the latter being at KUCR.  We are glad to have her back on our team!

 

Poster Printing

Spring often brings a higher demand for poster printing requests.   Please remember that capacity is limited, especiallyhttps://hbc.drupal.ku.edu/sites/hbc.drupal.ku.edu/files/teaser-images/home/other%20services.jpg during dates of large symposia events.  Also, 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 information about our poster submission process, pricing and exact information that needs to be submitted with each poster file, please go to http://hbc.ku.edu/large-format-poster-printing

 

NIH  –  “Just-In-Time” (JIT) Requests

After a NIH proposal has gone through peer review and is being considered for funding, additional information may be needed by the NIH agency.  In such cases, the Principal Investigator will receive a Just-In-Time (JIT) request.  This allows the PI or the pre-award coordinators to submit additional information after the initial proposal was already submitted.  The information requested usually covers the following topics:

  • Current Other Support:  Active and pending support information needs to be provided for all designated senior/key personnel.
  • IACUC Approval:  For projects involving live vertebrate animals research, the verification of the date of IACUC approval is required.  Also required, is a contingency statement that compares the protocol to the actual science.
  • IRB Approval:  For projects involving human subjects research, the certification date of IRB review and approval is required.
  • Other Information:  Other JIT information may be requested by the awarding Institute/Center on a case-by-case basis.

This information must be submitted electronically through the eRA Commons website using the JIT feature.  More information on the JIT procedures is available on the NIH website.

 

Most Common Components of NIH Funded Applications

One other tidbit of information provided at the 2015 NIH Regional seminar last October was a list of common components that are usually a part of funded proposals.  That list is provided below:

  1. New or original ideas with potential for scientific impact
  2. Projects of high scientific caliber
  3. Solid qualifications for the investigator and key personnel
  4. A clear statement of need or problem statement
  5. Pilot data (essential for R01; less critical for Fs and Ks)
  6. A focused, incisive research plan
  7. A defined budget plan
  8. Knowledge of published relevant work
  9. Experience in the essential methodology
  10. Future direction and contingency plans


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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