October 25, 2010
CANCER CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
Rare Lung Diseases: From Mechanisms to Therapeutic Targeting
Friday, October 29, 2010
Please join us Friday, October 29 at the Cancer Center Seminar Series and hear guest speaker Vera P. Krymskaya, PhD present Rare Lung Diseases: From Mechanisms to Therapeutic Targeting.
Dr. Vera P. Krymskaya's research interests are in the signal transduction mechanisms of vascular and airway smooth muscle cell remodeling in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), asthma, and COPD; and cellular and molecular mechanisms of rare lung diseases. Dr. Krymskaya has dedicated the last several years of her career to combating pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). Her lab was responsible for the breakthrough step of discovering the function of the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex 2 (TSC2) gene. Dr. Krymskaya's study linked mutational inactivation of TSC2 in human LAM cells to the constitutive activation of mTOR/S6K1 signaling pathway and abnormal LAM cell growth. Dr. Krymskaya has also dramatically advanced translational LAM research by demonstrating that rapamycin inhibits LAM cell growth. This discovery identified rapamycin as a promising therapeutic strategy for LAM patients, and paved the way for rapamycin clinical trials worldwide. For this achievement Dr. Krymskaya has honored by the Science Advancement Award from The LAM Foundation.
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
New Clinical Trial Explores Role of Vitamin D in Preventing Esophageal Cancer
AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Scholar Awards
AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Scholar Awards are presented to promising young cancer researchers who are the first authors and presenters of highly meritorious abstracts related to clinical cancer research. These Awards provide a $4,000 travel grant to be spent over two years to support the Scholar's attendance at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 and future AACR meetings and conferences.
Deadline: November 15
AACR Women in Cancer Research Scholar Awards
AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Scholar Awards are awarded to ten members of Women in Cancer Research who are scientists-in-training and presenters of meritorious scientific papers at AACR Annual Meetings.
Eligible candidates for these awards must fit the following criteria:
Deadline: November 30
CTSC Pilot Funding
The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) announces the December 1, 2010 quarterly competition for core utilization pilot funding of up to $10,000 to support activities provided by any of the CTSC Core facilities. This program is being supported by CWRU, UH, and MetroHealth Medical Center, and investigators whose primary appointments are based at these sites are eligible for this competition. Details and instructions will be posted on the CTSC website. Please contact the CTSC research concierge with any questions.
Investigators at the Cleveland Clinic have access to internal pilot funds for clinical and translational research through the RPC Program. Information and details can be found on the Lerner Research Institute website. Click "Apply" on the right sidebar for the on-line application. Contact Charlotte Bhasin with any questions about the Cleveland Clinic program.
National Center for Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell-related Pilot Projects
The National Center for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM) is accepting proposals for funding of Stem Cell-related Pilot Projects (SCPP) for the period from February 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012. Current funds for this program come from the April 2009 award from the Research Commercialization Program (RCP) of $5 million which includes $200,000 annual funding for pilot projects. Additional funds of up to $50,000 from the CWRU Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) for Core Utilization Pilot Awards will be added into this year's funds. With CTSC Core Facility usage, NCRM can provide up to five $50,000 grants this year to promote new projects in stem cell research. In addition to providing seed money for new research ideas, priority will be given to projects that bring new researchers into the stem cell arena or provide funding to researchers not currently receiving NCRM research support. Projects must have a clinical and/or commercial direction though it may be more rudimentary than for a fully developed project.
Deadline: November 22
Proposals must be submitted in electronic format using either Word or PDF files though the WebGrants portal ID number 1247 – National Center for Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell Pilot.
MAKR YOUR CALENDARS
Oncomine Hands-On Workshop
The first hands-on Oncomine workshop for registered users is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27 at 2 pm. The workshop will cover the basics of navigation in this valuable database. For access to the Oncomine database, visit http://www.oncomine.com and register using your Case.edu or CCF.org email address. You will then need to sign up for the limited space hands-on tutorial workshop on October 27 by emailing Patrick.Leahy@case.edu. Extra sessions will be run if necessary. Please contact Patrick Leahy with any questions.
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Pathology Research Seminar
Allen H. and Constance C. Ford Distinguished Lecture
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Ribonucleotide Reductase Journal Club
Hands-on Oncomine Workshop
Hematology and Oncology Special Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Hematology and Oncology Special Seminar
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Cancer Center Scientific Series
Case CCC Clinical Research Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Graft versus Host Disease Conference
Active Living Research Annual Conference
Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research Goals
4th Annual Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) Symposium: Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science
Call for Abstracts: 2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting: ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Pathway to Leadership Grants
DOD CDMRP Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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