HBC November-December 2015 News Bulletin

Thursday, November 19, 2015


KU’s September Employee of the Month

Andre Faucher receiving his award KU’s September Employee of the Month is one of HBC’s own.  André Faucher, Research Support Services Manager at HBC for the past two years, was recognized in September for his outstanding services to the HBC complex staff and researchers.  André has shown initiative, proactiveness and vigilance both in his day to day work and when overseeing projects.  The full article on André’s award is available on the KU news website.

 

NSF Proposal and Awards Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a new Proposal and Awards Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that will be effective for all proposals submitted or due on or after January 25, 2016.  All significant changes to the PAPPG are listed in the first four pages of the documents.  For proposals submitted or due before January 25, 2016, please still refer to the 2015 PAPPG.

 

Holiday Closure

The HBC will be closed Thanksgiving (Nov. 26-27), Christmas (Dec. 24-25), and New Year’s (Jan. 1).  Please note that although the HBC will be open during the days preceding the closure dates, some of the staff will be taking vacation time to visit with their families.  If you need to meet with a staff member or have proposals to submit mid-December or mid-January, please make sure to contact us ahead of time or submit your proposal files early enough to avoid a rush situation.

 

HBC Science Talks 2016

HBC Science Talks Poster Session

The HBC Science Talks meeting will be held on February 19, 2016.  The speaker session will be held early afternoon (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm) in the Simons Auditorium and will be immediately followed by a poster session in the School of Pharmacy Atrium (3:45 pm - 5:15 pm).  A call for poster abstracts will be sent after the beginning of spring semester.  Please save the date.

 

Happy Holidays!!

The HBC News Bulletin will not be published in December.   Therefore, the HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone very Happy Holidays.



Grant Submission Important Deadlines

April 12, 2017
NIH standard deadline for Conference Grants and Conference Cooperative Agreements (R13, U13) – new renewal, resubmission, revision.

No Date Yet
American Heart Association (AHA) DoD Breast Cancer Program Fiscal year 2017 - pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY17 funding opportunities.

Recent Awards

David Johnson, Interim Director, COBRE CBID Computational Chemical Biology Core Facility, was awarded $2,903 by Sanofi-Aventis Recherche & Développement for his project entitled: “Prediction of druggable pockets unique to cancer-associated mutations.”

Scott Lovell, Director, COBRE PSF Protein Structure Core Laboratory, was awarded $12,120 by the Fox Chase Cancer Center for his project entitled: “Identifying stabilizers of p53 using pocket complementarity.”

David Volkin, Ronald T. Borchardt Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $550,000 by Vaxxas for his project entitled: “Measles and Rubella Vaccine Formulation for Stability in Dried State.”

Yong Zeng, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, was awarded $410,564 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Microfluidic Integrative Circulating miRNA Profiling for Cancer Diagnosis”.  He was also awarded $25,000 by K-INBRE as mentor of Hongmei Cao’s K-INBRE Postdoctoral Award for his project entitled: “Microfluidic Integrative Circulating miRNA Profiling for Cancer Diagnosis.”

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