HBC June - July 2018 News Bulletin

Friday, July 27, 2018

 

Upcoming Fall Symposia

This is a reminder that three HBC sponsored symposia are scheduled for this coming fall.  The Heartland Center for Mitochondria Medicine (HCMM) Symposium will be hosted at the University of Kansas Medical Center, School of Nursing Auditorium, on September 28, 2018.  Registration deadline for the HCCM symposium is September 1st.
 

GRASP logoThe 2018 Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular NMR (GRASP NMR) will be held at the KU School of Pharmacy Building on October 12 -13, 2018.  Registration is currently open and early-bird registration fees will be available until August 31st.
 

GPID logoThe 17th Annual Great Plains Infectious Disease (GPID) Meeting is scheduled for November 9-10, 2018 and will be located at the SpringHill Suites Lawrence and the School of Pharmacy Building.  Registration will open mid-August and more details about the meeting will be available on the GPID website at that time.

 

J.R. & Inez Jay Fund Research Awards

Congratulations to Josephine Chandler and Kristy Neufeld whose proposals were selected by the J.R. and Inez Jay Fund Research Award committee to each receive a $30,000 grant for 2018.  More information on the projects can be found in the HBC June news release.  New applications will be accepted again in March of 2019.

 

Thomas Prisinzano Wins Inaugural Innovator Award

Thomas PrisinzanoDr. Thomas Prisinzano, faculty of the Medicinal Chemistry Department, was recently awarded the inaugural 2018 Innovator Award by The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD).  The CPDD is the longest standing group in the United States addressing problems of drug dependence and abuse. The Innovator Award, as stated by the CPPD, “recognizes individuals who have developed innovative approaches in basic science, clinical research, or treatment and prevention science that reflect ground-breaking strides with potential for significant impact in the field of drug dependence”, and is not a lifetime achievement award but a recognition of a recent innovation and its potential impact.  We congratulate him on his achievement.

 

Sue Lunte to Receive 2018 ANACHEM Award

Susan LunteSusan Lunte, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical  Chemistry, is to receive the ANACHEM Award at the  2018 Great Scientific Exchange Conference held October 21-26, by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS). This award is presented annually by the Association of Analytical Chemists (ANACHEM) “to an outstanding analytical chemist based on activities in teaching, research administration or other activity which has advanced the art and science of the field”.  Congratulations to Sue for this award.

 

Human Resources (HR) Enhance Transparency of Hiring Process

To enhance the transparency of the hiring process, HR began issuing notices to supervisors on July 2, 2018, when:   

  • A candidate accepts an offer of employment with KU.
  • A candidate’s information has been entered in the HR/Pay system.

These notifications are currently limited to supervisors, but Human Resources is looking into expanding the notification range in the near future.   If supervisors do not want to see these notifications, they will need to set up an Outlook rule to send them to a folder other than their Inbox folder.

 

HBC Complex Building Hours

Now that the new construction to the HBC Complex is nearing completion, we would like to remind everyone that the complex buildings are unlocked weekdays at 8:00 am and are locked again at about 4:45pm.  New to the Simons Research Laboratories building East and West entrances are keycard access locks that unlock and lock automatically every weekday at 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, respectively.  If you have a visitor coming to the complex during secure times, please make plans to meet them at one of the entrances.  The HBC complex remains locked during weekends and holidays.



Grant Submission Deadlines

September 18, 2019
AHA deadline for the Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship.

September 25, 2019
NIH Standard deadline for all Program Project Grants and Center Grants (P series) – new, renewals, resubmissions and revisions.

October 3, 2019
NIH deadline for the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35) for Early Stage Investigators.

Recent Awards

Josephine Chandler, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $1,840,725 by the National Institutes of Health for her project entitled: “Quorum sensing evolution and function in mixed bacterial communities.”

Mark Farrell, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Adam Smith, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, were awarded $30,000 by the J.R. & Inez W. Jay Fund for their project entitled: “Sugar coated vaccines for the treatment of opioid use disorder.”

Audrey Lamb, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation for her project entitled: “Collaborative Research: The Chemistry of Riboflavin Biosynthesis.”

Stuart Macdonald, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $122,836 by the National Institutes of Health as mentor to Elizabeth Everman for the project entitled: “Genetic dissection and characterization of variation in copper resistance in Drosophila melanogaster.”

Eli Michaelis, Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center, was awarded $63,551 by KU Medical Center, for his project entitled: “KU ADC Mitochondrial Genomics and Metabolism Core Supplement.”

Mark Richter, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $30,000 by the J.R. & Inez W. Jay Fund for his project entitled: “Continuous monitoring of histamine in the brain.”

 

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