HBC April-May 2017 News Bulletin

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Looking Ahead...looking ahead

  1. Upcoming KU Financial Systems Transformation:
  • Diane Goddard announced a few weeks ago that the replacement of the financial system currently used by KU (PeopleSoft 9.0) was pushed back to mid-October to allow timelooking ahead for the implementation of a new version of the Oracle Cloud applications and for the completion of groups’ tasks and analyses.  The main impact for you will be the replacement of KUPPS by Financials in the Cloud (FITC) for supplies/equipment orders and in grant reports as Budcast will be replaced by Business Intelligence Cloud Services (BICS).  Updates are regularly posted on the project website.
  • streamlyneBecause of the retirement of PeopleSoft, a new proposal preparation system made by Streamlyne, will also be implemented in mid- October.  The main impacts to investigators will be:
    1. The replacement of the PI Compliance Checklist by a questionnaire accessible within the system, which will be required to be completed at proposal initiation
    2. The PI, Co-PI and Key personnel will be required to complete the certification questionnaire before the proposal is routed
    3. The proposal routing workflow will also change as approval from Chairs, Deans and Center Directors will be required before the proposal submission

If you have missed Tuesday’s open forum in Strong Hall, please take the time to attend this Friday’s session at 11:00 am in Simons Auditorium.  Future updates will be posted on the project website.  

  • airplaneTwo other systems will also be implemented by KU in the near future:  Concur, a new system that will be used to manage travel and related expenses, and DARBI (Distributed AR/Billing) that will be used for grant billing.  The timeline for these systems is still being evaluated.  More information to come.

Please know that we will make every effort to keep you informed and help you, in conjunction with the PBR SSC, to adjust to these new systems. 


  1. NSF moving to its new facility starting late August:

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) brand new building in Alexandria, VA is scheduled for completion this August.  The NSF will undertake relocation of all employees from late August to October.  Because of this, some grant proposal application deadlines may be brought up or pushed back.  If you plan to apply for an NSF grant within the next few months, please make sure to revisit the NSF site to make sure that the deadline has not changed.  We will also remain vigilant about these deadlines if you inform us of your intent to apply for an NSF grant.


  1. Fiscal Year End

Fiscal year end closing dates have not been published as of yet.  Please check with the PBR SSC for further updates or go to KU’s Procurement Services website to check if updated Fiscal Year End Procedures have been posted.

 

J.R. & Inez Jay Fund Proposal Submission

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a J.R. & Inez Jay Fund proposal application for consideration.  We received thirteen proposals this year!   The award recipients will be announced sometime in June.

 

Have a great summer!

The next HBC News Bulletin edition will not be published until July.   Therefore, the HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a great summer time!

School's out


Grant Submission Deadlines

September 14, 2018
Pre-Application deadline for DoD Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4 (Application Deadline: 12/10/18).

October 3, 2018
NIH deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) for Early Stage Investigators.

October 5, 2018
NIH standard deadline for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R01 and U01) – new submissions.

Recent Awards

Josephine Chandler, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $25,000 by the KU Medical Center as a mentor for Saida Benomar for her project entitled: “Regulation of antibiotic resistance through antibiotic efflux pumps in the bacterium Chromobacterium violaceum.”

Roberto De Guzman, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $3,225,100 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “University of Kansas/Haskell Indian Nations University IRACDA Project.”

Brandon DeKosky, Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, was awarded $543,766 by the Department of Defense for his project entitled: “High-throughput TCR repertoire-based platforms for antigen-specific cancer immunotherapy” and $75,000 by the KU Medical Center for his project entitled: “New technologies to analyze T cell responses to Epstein-Barr virus.”

Laird Forrest, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded respectively $11,500 and $30,000 by the KU Medical Center for his projects entitled: “Pharmacokinetic Analysis of a Novel Bioenergetic Medicine Ester” and “Bioenergetic prodrugs for treatment of Alzheimer's.”

Audrey Lamb, Professor, Molecular Biosciences Department, was awarded $40,000 by KU Medical Center for her project entitled: “Opine Metallophores from Bacterial Pathogens.”

Susan Lunte, Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Departments, was awarded $30,000 by the KU Medical Center for her project entitled: “Microfluidic Methods for Measurement of Mitochondrial Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease.”

Stuart Macdonald, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $37,500 by the KU Medical Center as a mentor to Elizabeth Everman for the project entitled: “Genetic dissection of variation in copper resistance across multiple life stages in Drosophila melanogaster.”

Wendy Picking, Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $427,250 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Development of a broadly protective subunit vaccine against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”

Xiaoqing (Sarah) Wu, Assistant Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center, was awarded $450,000 by the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for her project entitled: “Chemo-sensitization of triple negative breast cancer by targeting HuR.”

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