HBC September 2016 News Bulletin

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Changes

On September 13th, a presentation was given in the HBC auditorium by Ola Faucher (Human Resources) regarding changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and how it affects Post-Doctoral researchers as well as Assistant/Associate Researchers.  For those who were not able to attend, we recorded the presentation and are making the recording available to you.  Please, take the time to view it if you have employees that will be affected by this law.  If you have any questions that were not answered during the video session, please contact Ola Faucher:  ofaucher@ku.edu or 864-7411.


Fair Labor Standards Act slide

 


HBC Science Talks 2017

The 2017 HBC Science Talks symposium will be held on Friday February 17, 2017.  The speaker session is scheduled for the early afternoon (1:00 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!


poster session

 


NIH R35 Awards

A new funding mechanism called R35 was initiated by the NIH last year.  This type of award offers significant support toward long term projects for select investigators.  Please be aware that a R35 award will replace an investigator’s other specific research projects funding since it usually requires a minimum of 50% effort from the PI.  The goal of these types of awards is to provide sustained funding for more risk-taking/adventurous research or for new techniques development.  Listed below are some of the upcoming R35 funding opportunities.

Document No

Due Date

Title

Sponsor

RFA-GM-17-004

11/04/2016

Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (R35)

NIGMS

PAR-16-411

11/22/2016

NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35)

NCI

RFA-HL-16-024

02/15/2017

NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) (R35)

NHLBI

RFA-HL-16-025

02/15/2017

NHLBI Early Investigator Award (EIA) (R35)

NHLBI

 

 

Call for Pilot Projects Applications

This is a reminder that two NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) have issued a Call for Pilot Projects.  The KU NIH CoBRE in Chemical Biology for Infectious Diseases anticipates supporting four pilot projects at amounts up to $90,000 in direct costs with the scientific theme of “Chemical Biology for Infectious Disease”.  The application deadline is October 3, 2016, and detailed information on the application process can be found here.

The KUMC NIH CoBRE in Mechanisms of Liver Injury and Diseases is requesting applications for a project at an amount up to $50,000 in funding.  The project must be related to liver health and disease.  A Letter of Intent must be submitted by October 17, 2016.  Detailed information on the application process can be found here.



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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