HBC October 2017 News Bulletin

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Looking Ahead...looking ahead

  1. looking aheadInformation about the new financial system, scheduled to go live on December 4, will be presented at town hall meetings scheduled from October 27 to November 6, 2017.   We encourage you to attend the following sessions, depending on your role, as the information given during these meetings will be needed in advance of the in-depth training sessions that will begin on December 4 (go-live date).

Principal
Investigator session

Friday, Oct. 27
3:30 - 4:30pm
Simons Research
Labs Auditorium

or

Monday, Nov. 6
10:30 -11:30am
Price Computing Ctr
Auditorium or
Live Stream

Deans, Directors
& Department
Chairs (DDDC)
Overview of FST

Tuesday, Oct. 31
2:30 - 3:30pm
Big 12 Room
(Kansas Union) or Live Stream

Thursday, Nov. 2
3:30 - 4:30pm
Simons Research Labs Auditorium

Procure to Pay
(online purchases)
and Concur
(travel reimbursement)

Monday, Oct. 30
11:00am - noon
Big 12 Room
(Kansas Union) or Live Stream

Wednesday, Nov. 1
9:30 -10:30am
Kansas Room
(Kansas Union)

Streamlyne
(proposal
preparation)

Tuesday, Oct. 31
9:30 - 10:30am
Big 12 Room
(Kansas Union) or
Live Stream

Friday, Nov. 3
9:00 - 10:00am
Alderson Auditorium
(Kansas Union)

Future training session dates and online documentation will be posted on the project website.

  1. Important dates to remember regarding the implementation of the new financial system are:
    • November 6 – Last day to place KUPPS orders with punch out catalogs; November 15 – last day all other KUPPS purchasing options are available.   To place orders during the interim, PIs will have the option of using an order form to submit to the appropriate SSC accounting specialist (three day processing), or placing the order themselves after getting a KUCR Procurement Card (P-Card).   If doing the latter, PI’s will need to file a P-card application by first reviewing and approving the Account Terms and Conditions, and then filling the application form (theReconciler/Reviewer Section will be completed by Caitlin Day Wedel at PBR SSC), getting departmental/unit approval,  e-mailing the form to Caitlin Day Wedel, and completing the online training before receiving the card.   P-Cards can be used to place orders on vendors’ websites until the new ordering system’s go-live date of December 4. (Note: Punch-Out vendors such as Staples, Fischer Scientific, and Dell, etc., should have websites with KU pricing available; more information to come on this.)
    • November 8 – Cut Off date for travel reimbursement.  Travel Reimbursement submitted after November 8 will not be processed until the new system goes live on December 4.
    • November 10 – Purchase Requests and Invoices sent to the PBR SSC after November 10 will be processed after December 4 when the new system is available.
  1. This is a reminder that starting with the payroll period ending 11/4/2017, HR will no longer approve time submissions and absence requests that were not approved by supervisors prior to the pay period approval deadline.  Time and absences approved after the deadline may result in delayed or inaccurate pay.  More information is available on the HR website.
  2. The State Employees Health Plans open enrollment deadline is October 31, 2017.  Those who neglect to enroll will have their health plan default to Plan N with their current medical carrier and have a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) set up for employer’s contributions.   Employees that have waived coverage will remain waived.
  3. Discretionary Day – the last day to use the 2017 Discretionary Day before losing it is December 30, 2017

 

Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Call for Proposals

The K-INBRE Incentives and Awards Committee is calling for proposals for three types of awards:         

The deadline to submit proposals is December 1, 2017 at 5:00pm.Awards will be announced by May 1, 2018.



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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