HBC November-December 2022 News Bulletin

HBC Participant Awarded the 2022 HOPE Award

Josie ChandlerCongratulations Josephine Chandler, associate professor of molecular biosciences, who was awarded the 2022 HOPE Awards by the senior class of 2023. The award was established to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator. More information about this is available in the KU Today article “Biology Faculty Members Honored by Class of 2023 with HOPE Awards for Teaching.”

The KU/Haskell Bridge Program Renewed

Amy BurginThe KU/Haskell Bridge Program, which started over 20 years ago, was renewed last August and we congratulate Amy Burgin, who is its current Principal Investigator (PI). The NIH KU/Haskell Bridge Program has been administered through the HBC since 2008, and we are thankful to the PIs that have made this program a success throughout the years. The program’s benefits were recently mentioned in the KU Today article “Program Helps Native Students Bridge from Haskell to KU to Careers in Science”.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 2023

The NSF has issued a new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that will be effective for all proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. All significant changes to the PAPPG are listed in the first four pages of the pdf document. For proposals submitted or due before January 30, 2023, please still refer to the NSF 22-1 PAPPG.

NIH Updates

Holiday Closing

In concert with the entire Lawrence and Edwards campuses, the HBC will be closed from December 24, 2022, through January 2, 2023. This includes both the HBC administration and the stockroom. Since the stockroom will be closed during that time, we highly encourage the researchers in the HBC complex to place all supply orders early enough so they are received by December 23rd at the latest. Please keep in mind the potential shipping delays, especially during this very busy time of year. If you need to order something while the stockroom is closed, please make arrangements with the carrier to receive the item(s) being delivered. Also, please note that although HBC will be open during the days preceding the closure dates, some of the staff will be taking vacation to have extra time with their families. If you need to talk with a staff member or have proposals to submit mid-December or mid-January, please make sure to contact us ahead of time to avoid a rush situation.

Happy Holidays!!

This is the last HBC News Bulletin to be published this calendar year. Therefore, the HBC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season!!!

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Recent Awards

Scott Hefty, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $275,468 by the University of Washington for his project entitled: “Functional Genomics for Chlamydia.”

Christian Schoeneich, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded $50,000 by AbbVie Inc. for his project entitled: “Kinetics of methionine oxidation in peptides.”