January 21, 2008
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – Landon Foundation–AACR Innovator Award for Cancer Prevention Research
The Landon Foundation–AACR Innovator Award is being established to recognize outstanding achievement by junior faculty in cancer prevention research and to provide support for cancer prevention research of significant scientific merit in any discipline across the continuum of research.
A two-year grant of $100,000 ($50,000 per year) will be provided to the recipient's institution to support direct research expenses; salary and benefits; and attendance at the AACR Annual Meeting, Cancer Prevention Conference, or other AACR meeting relevant to cancer prevention for the purpose of participating in scholarly exchange.
Open to candidates at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates cannot be tenured or under consideration for tenured academic positions at the time of application. Candidates must have completed postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships between July 2, 2003 and July 1, 2008. Those whose title is not Assistant Professor but believe they meet the eligibility requirements must attach a letter from the institution's dean certifying that their position held is equivalent to Assistant Professor.
Deadline: Friday, February 15
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NEW POSTDOC FELLOW JOURNAL CLUB
Message from Alan Tartakoff, PhD:
Some postdoctoral fellows have expressed interest in having an opportunity to lecture and to broaden their awareness of ongoing research outside their area of specialization. There therefore will be a new journal club at which interested postdoctoral fellows can speak. This is not an occasion to describe your everyday concerns. Presentations should be based on recent biomedical articles from Science or Nature (not Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics etc.). In this way, we are (nearly) assured that the subject matter will be of high quality and be educational for all.
If you wish to participate, come to the organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 29 at 5:00 pm in the Wolstein Auditorium (1413).
MARK YOUR CALENDARS –Physiology & Biophysics Minisymposium
The Department of Physiology & Biophysics and the ACES Program at Case Western Reserve University are excited to announce a minisymposium, Phenotyping Genetically Modified Mice, on Monday, February 11 at 1:30 pm in SOM E301. The keynote address will be presented by Dr. Zena Werb of the University of California at San Francisco. Funding for this symposium has been provided by the ACES Program and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at CWRU. For more information, please contact Dr. Cathy Carlin.
2008 NASA SPACE RADIATION SUMMER SCHOOL
Applications are now being accepted for the 2008 NASA Space Radiation Summer School. Up to 15 students will be selected for this year′s course to be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York from May 28 – June 20. the purpose of the course is to provide scientific and practical information to students and scientists who are either new to the NASA program or to charged particle radiobiology. At the completion of the summer school, students will have received the full complement of training required to conduct their own experiments at BNL.
Course topics will include the physics and biochemistry of charged particle interaction with condensed matter, ionizing radiation dosimetry, DNA damage and repair, genotoxicity measurements, mechanisms of control and loss of cell cycle checkpoints and apoptosis, signal transduction including bystander effects, genomic instability, neurodegeneration, tissue remodeling and their relationships to carcinogenesis, and degenerative tissue risks including neurobiological damage by space radiation.
Application Deadline is February 28.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has been invited to submit one application for an Individual Grant from the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s Institute Without Walls 2008 grant cycle.
Eligibility is restricted to established investigators with a tenure track appointment holding. They must have principal investigator status on at least one grant from a major funding source such as NIH, NSF, DOD, ACS.
Interested and eligible investigators should submit a one-page proposal (with budget) and a biosketch in NIH four-page format with current research activities to the Cancer Center as a Word document via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 1
Senior Leadership will select the proposal to be submitted to the Waxman Foundation. External application deadline is April 1.
For more information, click here.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN EXTRAMURAL RESEARCHFrom the AAMC:
The HHS Office of Inspector General on Thursday posted a new report, National Institutes of Health: Conflicts of Interest in Extramural Research. The report is based on a review of more than 400 financial conflict-of-interest reports filed with NIH for fiscal years 2004 through 2006. The Inspector General recommends that NIH (1) increase oversight of grantee institutions to ensure their compliance with Federal financial conflicts-of-interest regulations; (2) require grantee institutions to provide details regarding the nature of financial conflicts of interest and how they are managed, reduced, or eliminated; and (3) require Institutes to forward to OER all financial conflict-of-interest reports that they receive from grantee institutions and ensure that OER's conflict-of-interest database contains information on all conflict-of-interest reports provided by grantee institutions. According to the report, NIH concurred with two of the recommendations but did not concur with the IGs recommendation to require grantee institutions to provide details about financial conflicts of interest. To view the report, click here.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Martin Luther King Day
TREC Seminar cancelled
Neurosciences Seminar cancelled
Molecular Genetics Seminar
Taussig Cancer Center Core Curriculum Series
Taussig Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Cell Biology Seminar
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Inflammation, Infection & Cancer Basic Science Focus Group Meeting
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Regulation of Cell Death- Apoptosis & Autophagy Basic Science Focus Group Meeting
Prevention and Control Seminar
Tumor Cell Adhesion, Growth Factor Receptor Signaling, Stromal Interactions, Migration and Metastasis Basic Science Focus Group Mini Retreat
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS
**For more information on these symposiums, please contact Christine Rhoads.
Geriatric Oncology and Primary Care: Promoting Partnerships in Practice and Research
Update on Cervical Cancer Prevention: New Technology, New Evidence, and New Recommendations
Annual Update on Breast Cancer: Highlights of the National Meetings
NIH REVISED PUBLIC ACCESS ROLICY
From the AAMC:
NIH on Friday posted its revised – and now mandatory – Public Access policy. The changes in policy correspond to recently enacted legislation, which reads "The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, that the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law." Under the policy notice posted on Friday:
1. The NIH Public Access Policy applies to all peer-reviewed articles that arise, in whole or in part, from direct costs funded by NIH, or from NIH staff, that are accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.
2. Institutions and investigators are responsible for ensuring that any publishing or copyright agreements concerning submitted articles fully comply with the Policy.
3. PubMed Central (PMC) is the NIH digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed journal articles. Its content is publicly accessible and integrated with other databases (see: PubMed).
4. The final, peer-reviewed manuscript includes all graphics and supplemental materials that are associated with the article.
5. Beginning May 25, 2008, anyone submitting an application, proposal or progress report to the NIH must include the PMC or NIH Manuscript Submission reference number when citing applicable articles that arise from their NIH funded research. This policy includes applications submitted to the NIH for the May 25, 2008 due date and subsequent due dates.
For details, click here.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – International Society for Stem Cell Research 6th Annual Meeting
The ISSCR Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to hear groundbreaking research from all areas of stem cell science. The meeting is an excellent forum for scientists to present and discuss their latest research, with participants from academic, industry and government setting from around the world.
Submission deadline: February 7 (12:00 pm CST)
For details, please click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – 2008 Prostate Cancer Research Program
Department of Defense FY08 Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Announcements are expected to be released between January and February 2008. The announcements will describe opportunities for funding by the following award mechanisms:
Brief descriptions of each of these mechanisms are being released in the News Release on the CDMRP website.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
DOD Breast Cancer Research Program
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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