HBC February 2018 News Bulletin

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


HBC welcomes a New Associate Director of Finance and Operations

It is with great pleasure that I announce the hiring of a new HBC Associate Director of Finance and Operations.  After a long and productive career in numerous roles with the HBC, our current Associate Director of Finance and Operations, Linda Carlyle, will be temporarily moving into a new reduced time position with the HBC before she retires from The University of Kansas.  While this is sad news, I think you will find Linda’s new role to be a refreshing addition to the services offered by the HBC (more information to come on that in our next HBC Newsletter). 


Paula Hinman

Our new Associate Director will be Paula Hinman who has previous experience with KU and the Research Center culture.  As an avid Jayhawk fan, Paula obtained a double major in business administration and accounting from KU.  After spending 7 years in public accounting, she started her public service career at SRS/DCF managing the budget for two major programs with a combined budget of $175M.  She was the Associate Director for Finance and Administration at the Kansas Geological Survey at KU for four years before becoming the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Fiscal Services for the Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.  Paula is thrilled to be coming home to KU and looks forward to working with everyone.  We will have a reception for Paula later in the spring semester (to be announced in the next Newsletter).


Paula will assume her new position in the first full week of March and I am confident that you will find her up to the task and a trustworthy resource at the HBC.  I want to thank all those involved with this search, which had many worthy applicants.  In particular, I greatly appreciate the input of our search committee, the COBRE Directors, and the HBC Staff, all of whom provided valuable contributions to the search process.

 

Please join me in welcoming Paula back to The University of Kansas as our newest member of the HBC.

 

Rock Chalk,

 

Bill Picking


 

Biomedical Sciences Symposium

Information regarding the upcoming Biomedical Sciences Symposium is now available on the HBC website.  HBC Investigators, their students, and research staff are invited to attend the speaker presentations, and encouraged to participate in the poster session.  Please take the time to submit your poster abstract before the 5:00 pm deadline on April 6, 2018.   This all-day event will be on Thursday, April 12, 2018.    

 

J.R. & Inez Jay Fund Proposal Submission

Applications for the J.R. & Inez Jay Fund are currently being accepted.  The instructions and application form are available on the HBC website.  Please make sure to apply by the April 6, 2018 deadline. 

 

Reminders about NIH changes concerning research that involves human subjects

If you are conducting or are considering applying for support for research that involves human subjects, please take time to familiarize yourself with NIH policy changes concerning clinical trials.  An overview of these changes is available through an online video.  Also, please look at the information given by NIH on the new PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information form or view the  video that provides an overview of these changes.

 

Spring 2018 NIH Regional Seminar in Washington, DC

The 2018 NIH Regional Seminar will be held in Washington, DC, May 2-4, 2018.  During these two days, three tracks of concurrent sessions will be offered for research administrators, investigators, and all interests.  Participants can choose one track or customize their experience by moving between tracks based on their interests.   For more information and to register, please visit the NIH Regional Seminar website.



Grant Submission Deadlines

February 5, 2019
NIH standard deadline for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R01 and U01) – new submissions.

February 12, 2019
NIH standard deadline for Research Career Development Awards (K series) – new submissions.

February 16, 2019
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

Brandon DeKosky, Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, was awarded, by the National Institutes of Health, $434,800 for his project entitled: “Comprehensive molecular and functional analyses of anti-HIV-1 antibody repertoires.” and $416,625 for his project entitled: “Probing antigen specificity and response of autoimmune B cells in Neuromyelitis Optica.”

Anthony Fehr, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $270,000 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Investigating How ADP-ribosylation Impacts Innate Immunity During Coronavirus Infection.”

Laird Forrest, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $50,000 by the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute for his project entitled: “Development of cancer vaccines using dogs as a translational model.”

Christopher Gamblin, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $15,000 by KU-Research-GO for his project entitled: “Development of Fungal Natural Products as Potential Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Jennifer Robinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, was awarded $15,000 by KU-Research-GO for her project entitled: “Imaging and Assessment of Emulsion Electrospun Fiber Diameter and Porosity for the Programmable Delivery of Estrogen Receptor Agonists.”

Michael Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $2,143,346 by the National Institutes of Health for his project entitled: “Identification of CYP5122A1 inhibitors as chemical probes for Leishmania biology.”

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