HBC October 2018 News Bulletin

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Looking Ahead...looking ahead

  • 2018 Evaluations – The 2018 Staff Performance Evaluation forms are now available in the Performance Management System.   Please be sure to complete your self-evaluation by January 11, 2019.  For assistance in completing the form, you can use the Performance Evaluation Step-by-Step Instructions on the Human Resource Management Website or enroll in training through the Learning Management System (LMS) or contact Human Resource Management at hrdept@ku.edu or 785-864-4946.
  • New Voluntary Life Insurance/Long Term Care Benefit – A new Life Insurance/Long Term Care benefit is being offered in 2019 for KU staff and family members.  An initial enrollment period with reduced qualifying questions will be available from November 1 through December 31, 2018.  To get more information about this benefit, you can register for one of the three sessions that will be held at the Kansas Union Alderson Auditorium on November 5, 2018 at 9:00 am, 10:00 am and 11:00 am, or for workshops that will be held at other times and locations.
  • Discretionary Day – the last day to use the 2018 Discretionary Day before losing it is December 29, 2018

 

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

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

  1. Bridging Grants:  Funding will not exceed $40,000 in direct costs.
  2. Partnerships for Translational Research Training Awards:  Funding will not exceed $50,000 in direct costs.
  3. Postdoctoral Awards:  Funding will not exceed $25,000 in direct costs for one period of funding.

KU-Lawrence submissions should have a signature from an authorized official prior to submission to the KINBRE Administrative Office.  The deadline to submit is December 1, 2018 at 5:00pm.  Awards will be announced by May 1, 2019.  For more information on these and other K-INBRE funding opportunities, visit the K-INBRE webpage.

 

Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award Recipient for year 2018

TFang DuWe would like to congratulate Justin Douglas for winning this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award that honors an outstanding unclassified academic staff researcher from KU’s Lawrence Campus.  In addition to being the director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratories, Justin is also the director of the COBRE Biomolecular NMR Laboratory.  The award ceremony is scheduled for 3: 30 pm on November 9 at the Shankel Structural Biology Center.

 

New NIH Center for Scientific Review Videos

The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR), which carries out the Peer Review Process for the majority of NIH applications and assesses their scientific and technical merit, recently posted two informational videos:

  1. What Happens to Your NIH Grant Application:  Gives an overview of the NIH Peer Review Process.
  2. Top 10 peer review Q&As for NIH applicants:  Ten experts from the NIH Center for Scientific Review answer the top ten questions from applicants about the Peer Review process.

In addition, the Center posted a list of the top 100 NIH Peer Review Q&As

 

NIH Policies to Address Sexual and Gender Harassment

NIH recently clarified its policies, and highlighted actions they are taking to address sexual and gender harassment in the extramural research community.  Additional information on the subject can be found at:



HBC Sponsored Events

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

Grant Submission Deadlines

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

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

November 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

Yoshiaki Azuma, Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, was awarded $35,000 by the KU Medical Center for his project entitled: “Impact of SUMOylation on cancer cell's chromatin structure and fitness.”

Brandon DeKosky, Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, was awarded $15,150 by the University of Colorado at Denver for his project entitled: “T cell responses shared among triple negative breast cancer patients”.

Susan Lunte, Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Departments, was awarded $11,420 by the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening as a mentor for Kelci Schilly for the  project entitled: “Exploration of paper-based microfluidics for peptide labeling and mass spectrometric detection.”

Wendy Picking, Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, was awarded $50,000 by Hafion LLC for her project entitled: “Determination of protective efficacy of multimeric Shigella vaccine as the next step toward human trials.”

Thomas Prisinzano, Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, was awarded $30,000 by the American Chemical Society as mentor for Sam Williamson for the project entitled: “Development of a broadly protective subunit vaccine against Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”

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