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 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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