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August 8, 2011

Date Released: 8 August 2011
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National Center for Regenerative Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Cord Blood Center Collaborate with ImageIQ® to Improve Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Characterization 
Business Wire - Aug 4, 2011
"This project highlights the depth and diversity of expertise in stem cell biology and cell therapy that is available in Cleveland, and the rich collaborative environment that we have established in Northeast Ohio," said George Muschler, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Director of CTEC and the Principal Investigator for Cleveland Clinic. ...

NWBT Announces Further Expansion of Clinical Sites in Ongoing Brain Cancer Trial
PR Newswire - Aug 4, 2011
Northwest Biotherapeutics (OTC.BB: NWBO) today announced that it has expanded its number of clinical trial sites, and now has 12 sites across the U.S. open and active, where patients can enroll in the Company's ongoing clinical trial...University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, OH (Dr. Andrew Sloan)...


Clinical Research Scholar Career Development Training Opportunity

The CTSC KL2 seeks outstanding candidates to fill Clinical Research (CR) Scholar positions available in July 2012. The training program is funded by the NIH and it is a component of the Cleveland Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. This innovative program is a collaboration involving CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, UH and MetroHealth. Each CR Scholar will embark on a 4-year program of intensive training in interdisciplinary team-based, patient-oriented research, combining a novel educational program with mentored research experiences.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend upcoming informational sessions. To make a reservation, please contact contact Beth Spyke, MPA at or 216-444-2702. Applications will be accepted through October 10.


Minority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat

Mark your calendars for the Minority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat, August 30 from 3-6 pm in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. Please join us as we explore in a retreat setting (plenary and break-out sessions) issues related to minority recruitment to cancer clinical trials.Registration is required due to a limited space.

Imaging Solutions In Cancer Management: A Case-Based Conference

Registration is now open for Imaging Solutions In Cancer Management: A Case-Based Conference. Join us September 8 for this comprehensive oncologic imaging course, which focuses on cancer management using imaging as a diagnostic tool and as a guide for minimally invasive therapeutic applications. This course takes a practical approach using cases and features multiple specialists ranging from medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and basic scientists.

This conference will be simultaneously broadcast on line. See the brochure for details.


Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciencesprovides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. Only ONE application per institution.

Internal Deadline: August 22

PhRMA Foundation

PhRMA Foundation is now accepting applications for the following opportunities:

Pharmacology/toxicology awards support career-development activities of scientists prepared to engage in research that integrates information on molecular or cellular mechanisms of action with information on the effects of an agent observed in an intact organism, either in experimental animal or clinical studies or both.

• Pre Doctoral Fellowship
• Post Doctoral Fellowship
• Sabbatical Fellowship
• Research Starter Grant

Deadline: September 1

The goal of the Informatics Program is to promote the use and development of informatics in an integrative approach towards the understanding of human biological and disease processes. Informatics awards will support career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates cutting-edge information technology with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences.

• Pre Doctoral Fellowship
• Post Doctoral Fellowship
• Sabbatical Fellowship
• Research Starter Grant

Deadline: September 1

Pharmaceutics is that area of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences that deals with drug delivery systems, in particular the design and evaluation of contemporary pharmaceutical dosage forms so that they are safe, effective, and reliable. It is a multidisciplinary area, with significant underpinnings from such basic scientific disciplines as physical chemistry, physical organic chemistry, and biophysics.

• Pre Doctoral Fellowship
• Post Doctoral Fellowship
• Sabbatical Fellowship
• Research Starter Grant

Deadline: September 1

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to build the nation's capacity for research and leadership to address the multiple determinants of population health and contribute to policy change. The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon multidisciplinary collaboration and exchange.

Deadline: September 30



**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

August 8

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Curriculum Series
Evi Stavrou, MD
Instructor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
Topic: Approach to Platelet Disorders
1 pm WRB 2-136

August 9

Cancer Biology Staff Candidate Seminar
Benjamin Tycko, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Cell Biology
Institute for Cancer Genetics and Taub Institute
Columbia University 
Topic: Genetic-Epigenetic Interactions in Human Development and Disease
11 am NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

Dental Medicine Seminar
Jill M. Kramer, DDS, PhD
Hofstra University
Topic: Analysis of the Chemokine CXCL13 in Sjögren's Syndrome
12 pm Rottman Seminar Room W203

August 10

Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Joseph Baar, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
Topic: Introduction to Early Stage/Local Breast Cancer
8 am Lerner B-151

August 11

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins University and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topic: Cell Migration in the Human Brain: From Fetal Development to Glioma Invasion
1 pm NE1-205 Cleveland Clinic

Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Focus Group Meeting
1:30 pm WRB 3-136

August 12

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar will resume September 2.

Hematology/Oncology Fellows Curriculum Series
Rick Creger, PharmD
Associate Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
Topic: EMR: Chemo Ordering
8 am Wearn 137

Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


Minority Recruitment and Cancer Research Retreat
August 30
3-6 pm Wolstein Research Building Auditorium
Registration is required.

Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-based Conference
September 8


MSC 2011: Innovations in Cell-Based Regenerative Therapies
August 22-24
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center 

First Ascoli Piceno Conference on Gene Vaccination in Cancer
September 15-17
Ascoli Piceno, Italy

8th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology: Innovating Integrative Oncology: New Science, New Solutions
November 10-12
InterContinental Hotel Cleveland


DOD PRCRP Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Pre-application Deadline: August 10
Application Deadline: November 22

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: August 10
Full Application Deadline: December 15

Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
Deadline: August 14

Damon Runyon Fellowship Award
Application Deadline: August 15

Hope Funds for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
Proposal Deadline: September 16

Uniting Against Lung Cancer 2011 Legacy Program for Advances in Lung Cancer Research
Deadline: August 17

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Biotech Investment Award
LOI Deadline: August 23
Full Proposal Deadline: November 1

Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP)
Deadline: August 26

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Post Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research
Pre-Application Deadline: August 30
Full Application Deadline: November 15

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: August 30
Full Application Deadline: January 5

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Pilot Research Award
Deadline: August 31

SWOG Biorepository of Specimens Research Proposals
Proposal Deadline: September 1

AACR Team Science Award
Deadline: September 6

St. Baldrick's Foundation Infrastructure Grants
Deadline: September 6

Concern Foundation CONquer canCER Now Award
LOI Deadline: September 8
Application Deadline: December 8

National Lung Cancer Partnership Young Investigator Research Grants
Deadline: September 9

Lustgarten Foundation Innovator Awards Program- Basic Research
Concept Deadline: September 12
Full Proposal Deadline: October 31

Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
Deadline: September 12

Lustgarten Foundation Fall 2011: Basic Research Innovator Awards
Concept Proposal Deadline: September 14
Full Application Deadline: October 31

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Scholar
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Scholar in Clinical Research
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Special Fellow
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Special Fellow in Clinical Research (SFCR)
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: October 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Fellow
Letter of Intent Deadline: September 15
Application Deadline: October 1

Hope Funds for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
Proposal Deadline: September 16

DOD Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
Deadline: September 20

DOD BCRP Clinical Translational Research (CTR) Award
Pre-Application Deadline: September 20
Application Deadline: December 22

DOD BCRP Impact Award
Pre-Application Deadline: September 20
Application Deadline: December 22

AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Deadline: September 26

AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research
Deadline: September 26

Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Nomination Deadline: September 30

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Medical Scientist Career Awards
Deadline: October 1

AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship
Deadline: October 11

AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award
Deadline: October 11

AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship
Nomination Deadline: October 11

AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research
Deadline: October 11

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program
Deadline: October 12

DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research and Education
Deadline: November 1

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Specialized Center of Research Program
Deadline: November 1

Translational Technology Concept Studies of Circulating Tumor and Endothelial Cells (CTC/CEC)
Deadline: Open

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Other Conferences and Meetings
Deadline: Open

Case CCC Protocol Specific Research Support (PSRS)
Deadline: Open

International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
Application Deadline: Open

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Application Deadline: Open

James S. McDonnell Foundation Collaborative Activity Awards
Application Deadline: Open

NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

NIH Offers Commercialization Assistance Program to SBIR Phase II Awardees; Applications Due September 1, 2011 (NOT-OD-11-102)

Notice of Correction for PA-11-148 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R01) (NOT-EB-11-007)

Extension of Receipt Date for RFA-OD-11-002 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Womens Health (K12) and Clarification of Specialized Program Information (NOT-HD-11-019)

2012 NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1) (RFA-RM-11-004)

Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (P20) (PAR-11-286)

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