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

April 8, 2021
NIH standard deadline for Individual National Research Service Awards (including F31 Diversity) – new renewal, resubmission.

April 12, 2021
NIH standard deadline for Conference Grants and Conference Cooperative Agreements (R13 and U13) – renewal, resubmission, revision. 

April 26, 2021
EPSCoR RII Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) N   21-557.

May 17, 2021
NIH deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) 19-367.

Recent Awards

Zarko Boskovic, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, was awarded $7,500 by the University of New Mexico for his project entitled “Benzoylation of proteins with synthetic compounds and its prevention with polyamines.”  He was also awarded $25,000 by the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute for his project entitled “Benzoylation of histones as a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of multiple myeloma.”

Brandon DeKosky, Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, was awarded $25,000 by the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute for his project entitled “Improved T Cell Receptor Screening for Rapid Personalized Cancer Treatments.”

Laird Forrest, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $416,625 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled “Mitochondria targeting for Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Berl Oakley, Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $437,201 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled “Resistance-gene-guided genome mining for novel antifungal compounds.”

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