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The HBC News Bulletin will not be published in December.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 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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