HBC April-May 2019 News Bulletin

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

 

Biomedical Sciences Symposium

The second Biomedical Sciences Symposium held on April 18, 2019, was a great success.  Two keynote speakers, Dr. Adam Cohen and Dr. David Keire, as well as six student speakers, gave very informative and interesting presentations.  We thank them all for sharing their time and expertise.

Student Speakers

Student speakers (from left to right):  Wade Henke, Nikola Kenjie, Pamela Johnson, Jordan Hunt, Stephanie Johnson, David Ingham.


Forty posters were presented during the poster session. Congratulations to this year’s poster winners, Mikala Heon, Jeff McFarlane, and Melissa Pressnall.  Abstracts from oral and poster presentations, submitted by the April 12 deadline, as well as pictures of the event, are available for viewing on the Biomedical Sciences Symposium  web page.

We also would like to take this opportunity to thank the students from the Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology Training Program and the Biotechnology Training Program who organized this symposium in collaboration with the HBC.  Their great work and dedication was truly appreciated.

 

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 seven proposals this year.   The award recipients will be announced sometime in June.

 

KU NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) in Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease calls for Research Project applications

The KU NIH CoBRE in Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease (CBID) has issued a call for Research Project applications.  The projects must fit with the scientific theme of Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease and make use of at least one of the associated core labs at KU.  Potentially, one project will be funded for a one-year period at up to $140,000 in direct cost with possible renewal for a second period of six months.  A Letter of Intent is due June 15, 2019.   For more information, please consult the announcement.

 

CDMRP Funding Opportunity and Strategies for Success

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) posted one last webinar in May as part of their webinar series.  The last posted webinar, “Consortium-Type Funding Opportunities,” reviews CDMRP program announcements that focus on establishing consortia for research and/or clinical trials.  Links to past webinar recordings are posted on the webinar schedule page.  All CDMRP program announcements can be found at the Grants.gov (CFDA #12.420) and CDMRP websites, and at the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP).

 

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!



Grant Submission Deadlines

October 2, 2020
NIH deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) for Early Stage Investigators.

October 5, 2020
NIH standard deadline for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R01 and U01)– new submissions.

October 12, 2020
NIH standard deadline for Research Career Development (K series) – new submissions.

October 16, 2020
NIH standard deadline for Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3) – new submissions.

Recent Awards

Meredith Hartley, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, was awarded $50,000 by the American Thyroid Association for her project entitled “Thyroid hormone signaling during remyelination.”

Jennifer Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, was awarded $50,000 by the KU Medical Center Research Institute for her project entitled: “Deciphering Sex Differences in Adolescent Knee Meniscal Injury and Regeneration” and  $50,000 by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for her project entitled: “Promoting Temporomandibular Joint Fibrochondrogenesis through the use of an Estrogen Receptor Alpha Selective Agonist to Treat Osteoarthritis.”

Jingxin Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, was awarded $50,000 by Bionexus KC for his project entitled “Small Molecule *Oligonucleotide Conjugate for the Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) with Improved Specificity.”

Liang Xu, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $50,000 by the University of Utah Health for his project entitled: “Novel therapeutic strategy for renal fibrosis by targeting RNA-binding protein HuR targeting.”

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