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November 15, 2010


University Hospitals Expands Services for Sickle Cell Patients
Plain Dealer - Nov 8, 2010
So far in 2010, the Fast-Track Clinic has had roughly 250 patient visits, says UH oncologist Dr. Joseph Bokar, who leads a team of oncologists and oncology ... "

Family First: Family History Better at Predicting Disease Risk Than Screening
ABC News - Nov 5, 2010
Researchers led by Dr. Charis Eng, chairman and founding director of the Genomic Medicine Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, found that a thorough family ...


Prostate Cancer Foundation Creativity Awards

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is now accepting applications for the PCF 2011 Creativity Awards. This funding mechanism will provide two years of support (up to $150,000 per year for direct costs only) for highly innovative prostate cancer research proposals that are not fundable by other existing mechanisms. This round of awards will focus on funding Treatment Science: studies of new ideas in man or laboratory support of a high impact clinical investigation.
Deadline: January 13, 2011

AACR Postdoctoral Fellowships

Applications are being accepted for AACR Basic Cancer Research Fellowships. These fellowships are one-year grants of up to $45,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow. A partial amount of funds, up to 25 percent of the total grant, may be designated for direct research expenses. Research projects are restricted to basic cancer research.
Deadline: December 13

The Colorectal Cancer Coalition-AACR Fellowship, in memory of Lisa Dubow, is a one-year grant of $45,000 to support the salary and benefits of the fellow. A partial amount of funds, up to 25 percent of the total grant, may be designated for direct research expenses. Research projects are restricted to translational or clinical cancer research that has an ultimate goal of developing or improving therapeutic interventions for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. It is anticipated that one Fellowship will be funded.
Deadline: November 17

Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Awards

Applications are being accepted for the following opportunities:
Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for International Collaboration
This award was established to help overcome these barriers by providing funding to an existing collaboration for costs traditional grant mechanisms may not support and to raise the profile of the importance of collaboration to conquering the cancer problem. This support supplements existing funding for the collaboration and provides the means to facilitate travel and the sharing of knowledge that otherwise may have been difficult to achieve in the absence of this funding. This Award will recognize and support highly meritorious research that is being conducted collaboratively by investigators in different countries around the world.
Deadline: December 8

Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research
The field of cancer prevention research is rapidly advancing and evolving. To sustain the advancement of the field and the development of new thinking and strategies, younger investigators must be encouraged to pursue cancer prevention research, yet few vehicles exist to recognize their accomplishments or support their early research efforts. This Award was established and first given in 2008 to recognize the outstanding achievement of a junior faculty-level scientist, and to provide support for cancer prevention research of significant scientific merit in any discipline across the continuum of research. Past recipients of this award include Gregory P. Tochtrop, PhD for his project Novel Triterpenoid Chemopreventatives from the Natural Product Bryonolic Acid.
Deadline: December 8

Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Research in Personalized Cancer Medicine
The Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Research in Personalized Cancer Medicine represents a joint effort between the Landon Foundation and the AACR to accelerate progress in the area of personalized medicine by providing support for physician-scientists who conduct meritorious studies that hold promise for near-patient benefit.
Deadline: December 8

2011 Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research is accepting applications for 2011 Fellowship Awards. The Fund awards fellowships to suitably qualified individuals for full time postdoctoral studies in the medical and related sciences bearing on cancer. The interests of the Scientific Advisers are reflected in the research emphasis of the Fund as it has evolved from 1937 to the present: carcinogens of organic and inorganic origins, virus studies, epidemiology, endocrinology, tissue transplants, genetics and mutagenesis, microbiology, biochemistry, recombinant DNA, gene isolation, development, structural biology, growth control.

Deadline: February 1

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.



**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

November 15

Physiology and Biophysics Seminar canceled

Pathology Research Seminar
Cathleen Carlin, PhD
Professor, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Topic: Adenovirus Exploits Host Autophagy Machinery to Down-Regulate Innate-Immune Responses
12 pm BRB 105

November 16

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Afshin Dowlati, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hem/Onc
Topic: Drug Development in Oncology
12 pm Kulas Auditorium

Enrique Ecker Memorial Lecture
Michel Nussenzweig, MD, PhD
Professor, Molecular Immunology
Rockefeller University
Topic: Antibody Genes in Immunity in Cancer
12 pm WRB 1-413

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
John Sweetenham, MD
Professor, Hematologic Oncology & Blood Disorders
CWRU/ Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
12 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

November 17

Developmental Therapeutics Program Meeting canceled

Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference canceled

Immunology Seminar
Frances Lund, PhD
Professor, Medicine
University of Rochester
Topic: Regulation of Cellular Immune Responses by B Cells
12 pm NC1-202 Cleveland Clinic

November 18

Pathology Dissertation Defense
Dan Xu
Qu Lab, Pathology
Topic: Effects of Activating Mutations in Shp-2 (Ptpn11) Phosphatase on Hematopoietic Cell Development
1 pm WRB 5-136

Robert R. Kohn Memorial Lecture
Robert Goldman, PhD
Professor and Chair, Cell and Molecular Biology
Northwestern University
Topic: Nuclear Lamins Provide Unexpected Insights into Human Aging
4 pm WRB 1-413

November 19

Cancer Center Seminar Series canceled

Hematology and Oncology Fellows Seminar
Jennifer Eads, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
Topic: TBD
8 am Wearn 137

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Ross Levine, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Topic: Genetics and Therapy of Myeloid Malignancies
8 am R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Neurosciences Seminar
Klaus Stiefel, PhD
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Topic: What I Understand About Phase Reset Curves, and Don't Understand About Stochastic Resonance
11:30 am SOM E501

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
John Letterio, MD
Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Topic: TBD
4 pm WRB 3-136


Case CCC Calendar

LRI Calendar


Department of Genetics, Office of Graduate Education, Minority Graduate Education Student Organization, and PREP Program Seminar
December 8
11 am BRB 105
Dr. Guillermina Lozano
Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Topic: Modulating p53 Activity for Better or for Worst
Contact Melana Bey if you are interested in meeting with Dr. Lozano.


Active Living Research Annual Conference
February 22-24, 2011
San Diego, CA
Call for Abstracts Deadline: August 6

Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research Goals
March 4-5, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada

4th Annual Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) Symposium: Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science
March 28-29, 2011
Bethesda North Marriot Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland

Call for Abstracts: 2011 Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting: ACRT/SCTS Joint Annual Meeting
April 27-29, 2011
Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC
Abstract Deadline: December 16


AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Scholar Awards
Deadline: November 15

SU2C Innovative Research Grants
LOI Deadline: November 15
Application Deadline: January 31, 2011

DOD CDMRP Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Pre-Application Deadline: November 18
Application Deadline: December 2

DOD LCRP Lung Cancer Early Detection Clinical Consortium
Pre-application Deadline: November 19
Application Deadline: December 7

NCRM Stem Cell-related Pilot Projects (SCPP)
Deadline: November 22

AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Scholar Awards
Deadline: November 30

International Clinical Research Fellows (ICRF) Program
Deadline: December 1

Sidney Kimmel Scholar Award
Deadline: December 1

Sidney Kimmel Translational Science Award
Deadline: December 1

DOD CDMRP Breast Cancer Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Application Deadline: December 2

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise Grants
Full Application Deadline: December 7

DOD LCRP Lung Cancer Early Detection Clinical Consortium
Application Deadline: December 7

AACI Translational Cancer Research Fellowship
Deadline: December 17

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Postdoctoral Fellowships
Full Application Deadline: January 5, 2011

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Post Baccalaureate Training in Disparities Research
Full Application Deadline: January 5, 2011

SU2C Innovative Research Grants
Application Deadline: January 31, 2011

Translational Technology Concept Studies of Circulating Tumor and Endothelial Cells (CTC/CEC)
Deadline: Open

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Special Conferences
Deadline: Open

International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
Application Deadline: Open

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Application Deadline: Open

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Application Deadline: Open

NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities

New Format Change Announced for NIH, AHRQ, CDC, and FDA Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) (NOT-OD-11-019)

Notice of Change to Anticipated Start Date for RFA-NR-11-002, NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) Short-term Interdisciplinary Research Education Program for New Investigators (R25) (NOT-NR-11-005)

Notice of Clarification of the Project Period for TRANSLATIONAL SCHOLAR AWARDS IN PHARMACOGENOMICS AND PERSONALIZED MEDICINE (K23) (PA-11-009) (NOT-RR-11-001)

Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) (U54) (RFA-CA-11-003)

Statistical Coordination Center for the Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR)(U01) (RFA-CA-11-004)

Continued Development and Maintenance of Software (R01) (PAR-11-028)

Methods and Approaches for Detection of Gene-Environment Interactions in Human Disease (R21) (PAR-11-032)

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