November 30, 2009
NEW NIH PHS 398 AND SF 424 FORMS
NIH has announced the availability of new application instructions and forms for paper-based PHS 398 applications and electronic SF 424 (R&R) applications. The new application instructions and forms must be used for applications intended for due dates on or after January 25, 2010. Some changes in the forms and instructions are to implement the Enhancing Peer Review Initiative. In addition, some data requests are omitted due to the information now being collected electronically in the eRA Commons Personal Profile.
For details, please visit the links below:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Weekly Seminar Series on Applied Biostatistics in Clinical Research
Dr. Mark Schluchter will be teaching a free nine-week course on applied biostatistics in clinical research. The course, which is sponsored by the William T. Dahms Clinical Research Unit and the CTSC, will be held Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in SOM E501 starting January 14, 2010.
The course is targeted toward faculty, fellows, and others involved in clinical research at CWRU and its affiliated hospitals, and is meant to provide an introductory overview. Emphasis is non-mathematical, focusing on understanding what methods to use in what situations, and on how to interpret the results. This is a non-ciredit course with no formal examination. Individuals are welcome to attend some or all lectures depending on their particular interest.
To register online, please click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award
CWRU SOM has been invited to nominate up to three individuals for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Award. This award supports young physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research, with a goal of increasing the number of physicians capable of moving seamlessly between the laboratory and the patient's bedside in search of breakthrough treatments.
If you are interested in being nominated for this award, please send your biosketch to firstname.lastname@example.org. External application deadline is March 1, 2010.
For details, please click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– NIH Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellows Program
The Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows (FICRS-F) Support Center at Vanderbilt is offering a one-year clinical research training experience for graduate-level US students in the health professions. This is an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to experience mentored research training at top-ranked NIH-funded research centers in developing countries.
This program is designed primarily for students meeting all of the following qualifications:
Each Fellowship will be for a one year period. The term will begin with an intensive orientation program on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD in July. This will be followed by approximately 10+ months of intense research training at the international site.
Deadline: December 3
For more information, please click here.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS– FDA-ODAC Call for Nominations 2010
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nominations for members to serve on the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). The ODAC is a standing committee that reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational human drug products for use in the treatment of cancer and formulates recommendations to the FDA. Committee members generally serve terms of four years and are selected from authorities knowledgeable in general oncology, pediatric oncology, hematologic oncology, tumor immunology, biostatistics, and other related specialties. Candidates should have familiarity and experience in the conduct and interpretation of clinical trials. Candidates should also have minimal conflicts of interest.
The FDA will be accepting recommendations for ODAC members through December 23. Please forward CVs of candidates to Nicole Vesely, PharmD, Designated Federal Official for the ODAC. CVs must contain candidate contact information, including phone number and email address. Click here to view Dr. Vesely's contact information.
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. If you would like to nominate someone for the position, please contact Tracy Rehl (email@example.com).
Click here to view the job description.
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.
For details, please click here.
ADOPT A FAMILY
In the spirit of the holidays, the Case CCC is sponsoring a family in need from the Ireland Cancer Center. The family consists of a mother, father and two boys, ages 9 and 11. The father was diagnosed with melanoma several years ago, and was recently diagnosed with lymphoma.
Co-pays have piled up from tests and doctors' appointments. The patient has developed foot neuropathy that makes it difficult for him to work at his job that requires long periods of standing. Also, he will not be able to work much while he is undergoing chemotherapy. The family has provided a small wish list of items; gift cards and cash are also greatly appreciated.
Please turn in all donations to Gillian Todd (Wearn 149) by Monday, December 14.
Please email Gillian.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you would like to view the wish list.
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!
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Pathology Research Seminar cancelled
Hem/Onc Research in Progress Seminar
Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Skeletal Research Center Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Special Lecture
Emerging Technologies in Biomedical Research Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Emerging Technologies in Biomedical Research Seminar
Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Conference cancelled
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club cancelled
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Case CCC Core Facility Fair
Case CCC Scientific Series- TREC
Case CCC Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
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 Era of Hope Scholar Awards
AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Fellowships
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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