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July 27, 2009

CASE CCC ACS INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH GRANT PILOT AWARDEES

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Case CCC American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Awards:

Anton Gorbachev, PhD
Neetu Gupta, PhD
Zhilin Hu, PhD
Ge Jin, PhD
Maryjo Prince-Paul, PhD, APRN, ACHPN
Steven L. Sanders, PhD
Derek J. Taylor, PhD
Cheryl L. Thompson, PhD
David Wald, MD, PhD
Lan Zhou, MD, PhD


CASE CCC RETREAT SURVEY

We would appreciate you taking a short survey about the retreat. We will use your feedback to plan next year's retreat. To take the survey, please click here. All members are encouraged to take the survey, whether or not you attended.

We are appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback, and are already looking forward to next year!


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Clinical Research Scholar Career Development Training Program

The Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program seeks outstanding candidates to fill 5 Clinical Research (CR) Scholar positions available in July 2010. 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 multidisciplinary team-based, patient-oriented research, combining a novel educational program with mentored research experiences.

Qualified candidates will hold an MD, PhD, DDS, PharmD, PsyD, or equivalent degree, and have demonstrated keen interest in clinical research. We invite applications from physicians, nurses, dentists, social and behavioral scientists, engineers, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, bioethicists, and other professionals with expertise relevant to clinical research. Successful candidates will receive a CWRU appointment, with salary and benefits commensurate with prior experience and qualifications, research stipend, tuition benefits, and access to a multidisciplinary pool of highly qualified mentors who will guide their research projects.

Interested applicants should contact Beth Spyke at spykeb@ccf.org or click here for further information and application instructions.

Deadline: October 23


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS– 2009 Case CCC Breast Cancer Retreat

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is planning a one-day Breast Cancer Research Retreat for OCTOBER 5 (please note change of date), and is inviting all members of the Cancer Center community to attend.

All PIs currently examining topics related to all aspects of breast development and cancer are encouraged to submit abstracts. The abstracts that are chosen will be incorporated into the agenda either by giving a short talk or presenting a poster.

Abstracts should include title, authors and affiliation. Body of the abstract should be 300 words or less.

We look forward to a stimulating and informative retreat.

Please contact Retreat Co-Directors, Ruth Keri, PhD or Mark Jackson, PhD with any questions.

Please send abstracts by August 1, 2009 via email to: Gillian Irwin.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS – MSC 2009 Regenerative Medicine and Adult Stem Cell Therapy

August 17-19
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center

MSC2009 Regenerative Medicine and Adult Stem Cell Therapy will offer a forum for the exchange and discussion of research, ideas, and cutting-edge breakthroughs in translational adult stem cell regenerative medicine.

Sessions include Adult Multi-lineage Stem Cells, Pre-clinical Translational Models, Immunomodulation and Tolerance, Trophic Pathways, Tissue Engineering Therapies, Imaging and Homing, bringing cellular therapies to Clinical Trials (both academic and commercial perspectives). Note that the last session is a workshop, Commercializing MSC Therapy, sponsored by Invitrogen, part of Life Technologies, with boxed lunch provided.

CSCRM members can register at a reduced (posted graduate student) rate ($350 vs. regular $495 non-profit).

Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted for poster or short platform presentations so this is a marvelous vehicle to highlight your research to an international audience. Abstracts will continue to be accepted until August 3, 2009 or all 100 spaces are filled. Please send abstracts to Michael Gilkey.

For more information, including registration and to view the agenda, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases (IACRLRD) Symposium XXIV

On October 14-16, the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center will be hosting The IACRLRD Symposium XXIV: Molecular Approaches to Leukemia in the 21st Century: Biology, Outcome Prediction and Personalized Therapy including a mini-symposium - "Comparative Models of Leukemia" on October 14.

For more information, please click here.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

July 27


July 28

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Susan Legrand, MD
Solid Tumor Oncology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: An EBM Approach to Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting
12:00 pm R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Fellows Seminar
Olga Guryanova, MD
Fellow, Dr. Shideng Bao Lab, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: BMX Kinase in Signaling Circuit Maintaining Stem-Like Phenotype in Glioma Cancer Stem Cells
AND
Xiaoling Qu, PhD
Fellow, Jan Jensen Lab, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Betacam, a Novel Surface Marker of Insulin-Producing Cells
2:00 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic


July 29

Grand Rounds
Charles Nock, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Primary CNS Malignancies
8:00 am Lerner Tower B-151


July 30


July 31

Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Seminar
Keith McCrae, MD
Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease
8:00 am Wearn 137

Case CCC and Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Faculty Candidate Seminar
Abdus Sattar
Doctoral Candidate
School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Topic: Analysis of Non-Ignorable Missing and Left-Censored Longitudial Biomarker Data
11:00 am WRB 3-136

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Management of Lung Cancer in the Emphysema Patient: From Surgery to Cyberknife and Beyond
September 11
Embassy Suites, Independence

Breast Cancer Retreat
October 5 (please note change of date)
Sheep Barn, Squire Valleevue Farm

Paradigms in Lymphoma Management: A Case Based Approach
September 25
Marriott Downtown Cleveland at Key Center

Case CCC Scientific Series
October 8
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm WRB 1-413

**For more information on these symposiums, please contact Christine Rhoads.


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

VASCULATA Summer Course
July 28 - July 31
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
Details

ACS Pan Ohio Hope Ride
July 30 - August 2
Details

MSC2009: The Regenerative Medicine and Adult Stem Cell Therapy Conference
August 17-19
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
Details

ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium
October 8-10
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, CA
Details

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop
January 9 -15, 2010
Scottsdale, Arizona
Details


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund

The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund (AFBCF) is accepting applications for 2010 funding. The mission of the AFBCF is to link medically underserved women to breast health education and screening services. Medically underserved women need targeted, customized approaches to enable them to obtain regular mammograms and clinical breast exams. Successful programs have: culturally-competent educational strategies; dedicated staff with specialized language and communications skills; and participation from members of the targeted community who can reach women where they live, work and worship, and who offer personalized assistance to women for whom it is often difficult to access health care.

Application Deadline: August 28

For more information, please click here.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please email gillian.irwin@case.edu ASAP, as only one application per institution is allowed.


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Bone Marrow Failure Hypothesis Development Awards (BMFRP)
Application Deadline: July 30

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst in Disparities Research (CCDR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Nancy R. Gelman Foundation Breast Cancer Seed Grants
Deadline: August 5

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award
Proposal Deadline: August 5

DOD PRCRP Synergistic Idea Awards
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 5
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Collaborative Translational Science Awards
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 5
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Idea Awards
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 5
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Mentor-Predoctoral Fellow Research Awards
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 5
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP New Investigator Awards
Pre-proposal Deadline: August 5
Proposal Deadline: December 9

ASCO Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA)
LOI Deadline: August 6
Full Application Deadline: October 1

Lustgarten Foundation
Application Deadline: August 7

AACR–National Brain Tumor Society Fellowship, in memory of Bonnie Brooks
Deadline: August 10

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Deadline: August 15

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowships
Deadline: August 17

International Myeloma Foundation 2010 Brian D. Novis Junior Research Award
Deadline: August 31

PhRMA Foundation Pharmacology/Toxicology
Pre Doctoral Fellowship
Post Doctoral Fellowship
Sabbatical Fellowship
Research Starter Grant
Deadline: September 1


PhRMA Foundation Informatics
Pre Doctoral Fellowship
Post Doctoral Fellowship
Sabbatical Fellowship
Research Starter Grant
Deadline: September 1

ASCO Cancer Foundation Improving Cancer Care Grant, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure
LOI Deadline: September 1

ASCO Improving Cancer Care Grant Improving Cancer Care Grant (ICCG)
LOI Deadline: September 1
Full Application Deadline: December 3

International Myeloma Foundation 2010 Brian D. Novis Senior Research Award
Deadline: September 4

ASCO Career Development Award
Full Application Deadline: September 9

ASCO Young Investigator Award
Application Deadline: September 9

William Lawrence & Blanche Hughes Foundation
Deadline: September 16

ASCO Advanced Clinical Research Award (ACRA)
Full Application Deadline: October 1

ED Thomas Post Doctoral Fellowship 2009
Deadline: November 2

ASCO Improving Cancer Care Grant Improving Cancer Care Grant (ICCG)
Full Application Deadline: December 3

DOD PRCRP Synergistic Idea Awards
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Collaborative Translational Science Awards
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Idea Awards
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP Mentor-Predoctoral Fellow Research Awards
Proposal Deadline: December 9

DOD PRCRP New Investigator Awards
Proposal Deadline: December 9

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Special Conferences
Deadline varies

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Deadline: Open

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Deadline: Open


NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Request for Information (RFI): Immune Response Modifiers Pathway Translational Research Opportunities (NOT-CA-09-031)

The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (U01) (RFA-CA-09-017)

Early Detection Research Network: Clinical Validation Centers (U01) (RFA-CA-09-018)

The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Reference Laboratories (U24) (RFA-CA-09-019)

Early Detection Research Network: Data Management and Coordinating Center and Statistics and Biomarker Resource Center (U24)(RFA-CA-09-020)

Limited Competition: Support for Human Specimen Banking in NCI-Supported Clinical Trials - Cooperative Group Banks (CGB) (U24) (RFA-CA-09-504)

Exfoliated Cells and Circulating DNA in Cancer Detection and Diagnosis (R21) (PA-09-238)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 149
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-8317 phone
216-844-7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

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