Higuchi Biosciences Center Seminar
This is a reminder that the Higuchi Biosciences Center will be hosting a virtual seminar, via Zoom, on October 2, 2020, at 9:00 am. The invited speaker is Dr. Angela Koehler, associate professor of biological engineering at MIT. More information is available on the HBC website. Please register if you wish to attend the event.
Upcoming Fall Symposia
Three HBC sponsored symposia are scheduled for the fall. The 2020 Great Plains Regional Annual Symposium on Protein and Biomolecular NMR (GRASP NMR), a regional symposium on macromolecular NMR applications and techniques, will be held virtually, via Zoom, October 9 - 10, 2020. The schedule and program is currently available on their website. Registration is free and currently opened.
The 2020 Biomedical Sciences Symposium will be held via Zoom on November 6, 2020, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The keynote speaker for this year is Dr. Andrew Mesecar, Walther Professor of Cancer Structural Biology – Biochemistry, at Purdue University. The organizing committee has issued a call for Poster Abstracts from undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs in the biomedical field who wish to virtually exibit their research findings. Registrations (necessary to receive the Zoom invitation) and abstract submissions (deadline: October 23 at noon) are currently open.
The SEARCH 2020 symposium (Scientists Exploring non-Academic caReer CHoices) will be a 3-part virtual series taking place on October 24, November 7, and November 14, 2020. The schedule as well as information on the speakers and panelists is available on their website. Registration will open soon.
HBC Annual New Faculty Recognition
The HBC will host its new faculty meeting via Zoom on October 15, 2020, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. This is an occasion for new KU faculty in the biomedical sciences field to meet the HBC staff, talk with other new faculty members from last year’s group and network with the HBC PIs/Internal advisory committee members. Please feel free to share this information with your new colleagues and have them contact Paula Hinman at email@example.com or 785-864-0908 for more information or to sign up.
- If you have not done so yet, take the time to complete and submit your KU Annual Conflict of Interest (COI) Certification for fiscal year 2021 by using the link in the e-mail you received from firstname.lastname@example.org. The form needs to be submitted within 30 days of receipt of the e-mail. More information about Conflict of interest reporting is available on the Office of Research website.
- State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) information is currently available on the SEHP website. An overview of 2021 plan information can be viewed through an online Open Enrollment Presentation Video (presentation downloadable in PDF or Power Point with transcript). The SEHP open enrollment booklet for State Employee and Non State Employer Groups is also available online (the booklets for the other groups are still in process and will be available soon). SEHP Open Enrollment is from October 1 to 31, 2020. This is an active enrollment year so all covered members must enroll for plan year 2021. Members who have waived coverage will remain waived.
- NIH announced that they will continue to accept the submission of preliminary data as post-submission material through the May 2021 council (NOT-OD-20-163). For more information visit the NIH website.
- Reminder: The Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration is Tuesday, October 27, to Friday, October 30, 2020, and registration is free.