HBC November-December 2015 News Bulletin

Thursday, November 19, 2015


KU’s September Employee of the Month

Andre Faucher receiving his award KU’s September Employee of the Month is one of HBC’s own.  André Faucher, Research Support Services Manager at HBC for the past two years, was recognized in September for his outstanding services to the HBC complex staff and researchers.  André has shown initiative, proactiveness and vigilance both in his day to day work and when overseeing projects.  The full article on André’s award is available on the KU news website.

 

NSF Proposal and Awards Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a new Proposal and Awards Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that will be effective for all proposals submitted or due on or after January 25, 2016.  All significant changes to the PAPPG are listed in the first four pages of the documents.  For proposals submitted or due before January 25, 2016, please still refer to the 2015 PAPPG.

 

Holiday Closure

The HBC will be closed Thanksgiving (Nov. 26-27), Christmas (Dec. 24-25), and New Year’s (Jan. 1).  Please note that although the HBC will be open during the days preceding the closure dates, some of the staff will be taking vacation time to visit with their families.  If you need to meet with a staff member or have proposals to submit mid-December or mid-January, please make sure to contact us ahead of time or submit your proposal files early enough to avoid a rush situation.

 

HBC Science Talks 2016

HBC Science Talks Poster Session

The HBC Science Talks meeting will be held on February 19, 2016.  The speaker session will be held early afternoon (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm) in the Simons Auditorium and will be immediately followed by a poster session in the School of Pharmacy Atrium (3:45 pm - 5:15 pm).  A call for poster abstracts will be sent after the beginning of spring semester.  Please save the date.

 

Happy Holidays!!

The HBC News Bulletin will not be published in December.   Therefore, the HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone very Happy Holidays.



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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