HBC October 2017 News Bulletin

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Looking Ahead...looking ahead

  1. looking aheadInformation about the new financial system, scheduled to go live on December 4, will be presented at town hall meetings scheduled from October 27 to November 6, 2017.   We encourage you to attend the following sessions, depending on your role, as the information given during these meetings will be needed in advance of the in-depth training sessions that will begin on December 4 (go-live date).

Principal
Investigator session

Friday, Oct. 27
3:30 - 4:30pm
Simons Research
Labs Auditorium

or

Monday, Nov. 6
10:30 -11:30am
Price Computing Ctr
Auditorium or
Live Stream

Deans, Directors
& Department
Chairs (DDDC)
Overview of FST

Tuesday, Oct. 31
2:30 - 3:30pm
Big 12 Room
(Kansas Union) or Live Stream

Thursday, Nov. 2
3:30 - 4:30pm
Simons Research Labs Auditorium

Procure to Pay
(online purchases)
and Concur
(travel reimbursement)

Monday, Oct. 30
11:00am - noon
Big 12 Room
(Kansas Union) or Live Stream

Wednesday, Nov. 1
9:30 -10:30am
Kansas Room
(Kansas Union)

Streamlyne
(proposal
preparation)

Tuesday, Oct. 31
9:30 - 10:30am
Big 12 Room
(Kansas Union) or
Live Stream

Friday, Nov. 3
9:00 - 10:00am
Alderson Auditorium
(Kansas Union)

Future training session dates and online documentation will be posted on the project website.

  1. Important dates to remember regarding the implementation of the new financial system are:
    • November 6 – Last day to place KUPPS orders with punch out catalogs; November 15 – last day all other KUPPS purchasing options are available.   To place orders during the interim, PIs will have the option of using an order form to submit to the appropriate SSC accounting specialist (three day processing), or placing the order themselves after getting a KUCR Procurement Card (P-Card).   If doing the latter, PI’s will need to file a P-card application by first reviewing and approving the Account Terms and Conditions, and then filling the application form (theReconciler/Reviewer Section will be completed by Caitlin Day Wedel at PBR SSC), getting departmental/unit approval,  e-mailing the form to Caitlin Day Wedel, and completing the online training before receiving the card.   P-Cards can be used to place orders on vendors’ websites until the new ordering system’s go-live date of December 4. (Note: Punch-Out vendors such as Staples, Fischer Scientific, and Dell, etc., should have websites with KU pricing available; more information to come on this.)
    • November 8 – Cut Off date for travel reimbursement.  Travel Reimbursement submitted after November 8 will not be processed until the new system goes live on December 4.
    • November 10 – Purchase Requests and Invoices sent to the PBR SSC after November 10 will be processed after December 4 when the new system is available.
  1. This is a reminder that starting with the payroll period ending 11/4/2017, HR will no longer approve time submissions and absence requests that were not approved by supervisors prior to the pay period approval deadline.  Time and absences approved after the deadline may result in delayed or inaccurate pay.  More information is available on the HR website.
  2. The State Employees Health Plans open enrollment deadline is October 31, 2017.  Those who neglect to enroll will have their health plan default to Plan N with their current medical carrier and have a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) set up for employer’s contributions.   Employees that have waived coverage will remain waived.
  3. Discretionary Day – the last day to use the 2017 Discretionary Day before losing it is December 30, 2017

 

Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Call for Proposals

The K-INBRE Incentives and Awards Committee is calling for proposals for three types of awards:         

The deadline to submit proposals is December 1, 2017 at 5:00pm.Awards will be announced by May 1, 2018.



HBC Sponsored Events

September 28, 2018
Heartland Center for Mitochondria Medicine (HCMM) Symposium
School of Nursing Auditorium, University of Kansas Medical Center

October 12-13, 2018
2018 Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular NMR (GRASP NMR)
School of Pharmacy

November 9-10, 2018
Great Plains Infectious Disease Meeting (GPID)
SpringHill Suites Lawrence and School of Pharmacy

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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