November 2, 2009
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Case CCC Scientific Series
The next installment of the Case CCC Scientific Series is scheduled for Thursday, November 5 from 4-7 pm in Wolstein Auditorium (WRB 1-413). Drs. Timothy Nilsen, Eain Murphy and Saba Valadkhan are scheduled to present on RNA Microanalysis technology and how it relates to cancer research. A small reception will take place following the presentations. Everyone in the cancer community is encouraged to attend.
CASE CCC BREAST CANCER RETREAT SUMMARY
With the goal of increasing our visibility and increasing the interactions between breast cancer researchers within the Cancer Center, Drs. Ruth A. Keri, PhD and Mark W. Jackson, PhD organized the first annual Breast Cancer Retreat on October 5 at Squire Valleevue Farm. Over 35 researchers participated in the day-long event, which included talks and posters devoted to "Translation Research", "Molecular Mechanisms of Breast Cancer" and "Breast Cancer Models". Areas of overlap between numerous investigators were noted, and included Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, HER2 biology and stem and progenitor fates in cancer.
There was significant discussion during the "Planning Session" about the development of Breast Cancer Working Groups to promote multi-investigator studies aimed at positioning interacting scientists for collaborative grants, and preparing for new RFA announcements. Options for establishing working groups were presented, with an idea development seminar/social hour option favored among the group. Discussion also centered on promoting translational research by stimulating interactions between Basic and Clinical scientists.
Click here to view pictures from the retreat.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– CSCRM Request for Proposals
The Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM) has issued an RFP for pilot projects for this coming year. The goal of this pilot funding is to to provide seed money for new research ideas with priority given to projects that bring new researchers into the stem cell arena or provide funding for a "new" research area (not additional support for an existing project). Projects must have a clinical and/or commercial direction though it may be more rudimentary than for a fully developed project. The "fourth" $50K slot will be divided among the CWRU/CCF/UH tech transfer offices (TTO) to apply to stem cell projects that the TTOs recommend would significantly be assisted (in the IP/commercialization effort) by a small increment of data.
Deadline: November 23
The RFP will be posted on the CSCRM website this week.
NCI NEWS– Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers
NCI recently announced awards of multiple institutional grants to establish 12 Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers. These Centers will bring together experts from the physical sciences/engineering and cancer biology/oncology fields to assemble and develop the infrastructure, research programs, and the network required to enable cross-disciplinary team research that converge these two fields.
For more information and to view the list of Centers, please click here.
CASE CCC ON FACEBOOK AND LINKEDIN– Join Us!
We are always trying to foster communication and collaboration across the cancer center community any way that we can. The Case CCC has set up a page on Facebook and LinkedIn, so please become a fan of us on Facebook or join our group on LinkedIn, and encourage others to do so as well. Please help us spread the word.
We encourage you to post events, relevant news articles, items of discussion, etc… Your feedback is appreciated!
NIH EXTRAMURAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAMS
The application cycle for the NIH extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) ends December 1. The extramural LRPs often allow scientific investigators to remain in the research workforce, achieve research independence, and focus their efforts on advancing the health of the nation without having to worry about their student loan debt. The extramural LRPs include Clinical Research, Pediatric Research, Health Disparities Research, Contraception and Infertility Research, and Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds.
Applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree (with the exception of the Contraception and Infertility Research LRP); be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident; devote 20 hours or more per week to conducting qualified research funded by a university, nonprofit organization, or federal, state, or local government entity; and have qualified educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20 percent of their institutional base salary.
For details, please click here.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS– Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is accepting nominations for the Clinical Scientist Development Award. This award provides grants to junior physician-scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. Each U.S. accredited, degree-granting institution, "which would encompass for that institution all affiliated graduate schools, related hospitals and research institutes", may nominate up to two candidates.
Nomination Deadline: November 17
For more information, please click here.
FACULTY CANDIDATE SEARCH– Associate Director for Basic Research
The Case CCC is currently accepting applications for the position of Associate Director for Basic Research. As we continue our search, we ask that people in the Cancer Center community encourage any qualified candidate to apply for the position.
Click here to view the job description.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Hem/Onc Research in Progress Seminar
Pathology Research Seminar
Skeletal Research Center Seminar
Medicine Grand Rounds
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Case CCC Scientific Series– RNA
Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Conference
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Case CCC Scientific Series- TREC
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
AACR Seminar: Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
AACR Eighth Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research
32nd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
AACR Seminar: Genetics and Biology of Brain Cancers
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop
AACR-IASLC Joint Conference on Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer: Prospects for Personalized Prevention and Therapy
AACR-JCA 8th Joint Conference on Cancer Genomics, Epigenomics, and the Development of Novel Therapeutics
AACR 101st Annual Meeting
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
DOD BCRP Concept Award
Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research Kimmel Translational Science Award
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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