March 15, 2010
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Researchers Use Fluidigm Nanofluidic Digital PCR Array to Quantify Mutations in Lung Cancer Gene
Fewer Platelets Could be Used for Some Cancer and Bone-Marrow Transplantation ...
GU Cancers Symposium 2010: ASCO ASTRO SUO - Prostate cancer: Screening and Prevention - Session Highlights
Researchers Turn to Neurofeedback to Clear the Fog of Chemo Brain
ASCO GU: BP Reveals Hit or Miss for Targeted Tx
ASCO GU: Novel Retrovirus Mimics HIV Transmission
Congratulations to former Cancer Center trainee Reema Wahdan-Alaswad (Danielpour Lab), who recently won the following awards: Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Training Award (award declined and NRSA accepted); Ruth L Kirchstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship Application (F31); and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Women in Cancer Research Scholar Award. Wahdan-Alaswad was a trainee on the Cancer Biology Training Grant March 2009- January 2010.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award provides support for the next generation of exceptionally creative thinkers with "high risk/high reward" ideas that have the potential to significantly impact our understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This award is specifically designed to provide funding for extraordinary early career researchers who have an innovative, new idea but lack sufficient preliminary data to obtain traditional funding. The research supported by the award must be novel, exceptionally creative and, if successful, have the strong potential for high impact in the cancer field.
Pre-Proposal Deadline: June 1
For details, please click here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– ACS Postdoctoral Fellowships
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support the training of researchers who have received a doctoral degree, to provide initial funding leading to an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research).
Deadline: April 1
For more information, please click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– CTTE 2010 Short Course: "Cell-Based Therapies & Tissue Engineering"
The Skeletal Research Center will offer the 8th annual short course "Cell-Based Therapies & Tissue Engineering" May 17-20 in Clapp and Millis Hall. This four-day course will involve lectures by eminent scholars, and laboratories and lectures on the "how to" of adult stem cell cultures and cell-scaffold interactions. The course is intended for graduate students, post-graduate students, and health science professionals who are interested in tissue engineering with emphasis on the principles and detailed protocols used or being modeled for direct clinical use. A syllabus from lectures and labs will be available to all registered participants.
For details, please click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– 3rd Annual Business Education Course "The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place"
"The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place" will take place July 12-15 in the Dively Building. This program will bring together an international faculty of business managers, government officials, scientists, engineers, physicians, and academicians in the field of regenerative medicine to focus on key economic/business issues in this emerging healthcare niche. Focus will be on new business models, new leadership and financing strategies, and legal/regulatory hurdles in regenerative medicine. The learning objectives will be to provide exposure to new scientific and medical logics, and newest economic pricing, marketing models and investment logics that make the traditional big-pharma models obsolete. New leadership and initiatives in government, academia, venture capital and public policy will be discussed on the fabric of entrepreneurial principles.
For details please click here.
NCI CANCER BULLETIN
Cancer Research Highlights
shRNA CLONE AVAILABILITY
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Cancer Center Special Seminar
Aging-Cancer-Energetics Seminar cancelled
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club canceled
Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Case CCC Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Pink the Rink "Q for a Day" to benefit ACS
NSF Regional Grants Conference
NCI 3rd Annual Biospecimen Research Network Symposium
Midwest Tissue Engineering Consortium (M-TEC) Annual Meeting
AACR 101st Annual Meeting
Midwest Blood Club Symposium
Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY— Title Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Director's Opportunity for Research in Five Thematic Areas (RC4)
NIH is accepting applications for the "Title Recovery Act Limited Competition: NIH Director's Opportunity for Research in Five Thematic Areas" (RC4) (RFA-OD-10-005).
This program will support projects that address research endeavors in specific areas that will benefit from significant three-year funds without the expectation of continued NIH funding beyond this period. The research supported by the program should have high short-term impact, and a high likelihood of enabling growth and investment in biomedical research and development, public health, and health care delivery.
Only applications for projects that require $500,000 or more in total costs per year are expected to be considered for funding.
Proposal Deadline: March 15
For details, please click here.
Case CCC Leadership would like to review potential responses, and can assist in developing themes as responsive to the RFA.
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.
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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
James S. McDonnell 21st Century Research Awards
DOD PCRP Laboratory - Clinical Transition Award
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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