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The HBC News Bulletin will not be published in December.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

March 5, 2018
NIH standard deadline for Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R01 and U01) – renewal, resubmission, revision.

March 12, 2018
NIH standard deadline for Research Career Development Awards (K series) – renewal, resubmission, revision.

March 13, 2018
NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) 18-526.

March 16, 2018
NIH standard deadline for Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements (R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3) – renewal, resubmission, revision.

Recent Awards

Russ Middaugh, Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded respectively $249,693 and $251,086 by Medimmune, Inc. for his projects entitled: “Stability and Dynamics of Immunoglobulins” and “The Development and Characterization of mRNA Lipid Nanoparticles (LNPs).”

Berl Oakley, Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $15,000 by Kansas State University for his project entitled: “Linking Regulation of Primary and Secondary Metabolism in Fungi for Improved Animal and Human Health.”

Blake Peterson, Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, was awarded $244,524 by the G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Charitable Foundation for his project entitled: “Synthetic Cell Surface Receptors that Control Signal Transduction.”

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