March 22, 2010
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Northeast Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure© Honored as Affiliate of the Year Among 122 Nationwide
Cord Blood Stem Cells Help Meet Minority Marrow Needs
The following CWRU and CCLCM students were recently awarded ACS Silber Fellowships:
RECOVERY ACT AWARD NO COST EXTENSIONS
On Wednesday, the NIH issued a notice concerning no cost extensions on Recovery Act research awards. The agency announced, "...that NIH expects all grant activities are to be completed consistent with the schedule of the approved project period. While the NIH Terms of Award provide for extending the final budget period of a project period for up to twelve months to allow for completion of the planned project; prior approval requests for additional extensions will only be considered in very limited circumstances". Click here for more information.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Women's Cancer: Screening and Prevention in 2010
Registration is open for the Case CCC Symposium, Women's Cancer: Screening and Prevention in 2010, May 7 at the Hilton East in Beachwood.
Course Overview: Early detection of cancer saves lives. Controversy exists regarding guidelines for cancer screening in women. Mammograms are not consistently obtained and women do not participate in colon cancer screening as frequently as men. Educating practitioners to the benefits of breast, cervical, endometrial, and colorectal cancer screening could help promote health practices. The indications for genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility will be discussed. While practitioners generally understand the harms and benefits of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy, the specific outcomes with respect to breast and uterine cancer merit further exploration. Discussion of health choices (weight-reduction surgery, prophylactic mastectomy, smoking cessation) and their role in cancer prevention will aid practitioners in guiding patients.
Click here to register and view the brochure. CME credits are available.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– ASH Scholar Awards
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is accepting applications for the following Scholar Awards:
Junior Faculty Scholar Award
Fellow Scholar Award
Scholar Award applicant eligibility:
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– ACS Research Proposals Directed at Poor and Underserved Populations
The ACS Extramural Grants Department of the Research Department has launched a special initiative to decrease disparities. Funds have been set aside (up to 10% of the research budget) to support research that addresses the disparity in cancer morbidity and mortality in poor and underserved populations. This initiative includes research that addresses a variety of clinical, cancer control, behavioral, epidemiologic, health policy, health services and basic science questions.
Mentored Research Scholar Grants in Applied and Clinical Research
Research Scholar Grants A In Basic, Preclinical and Epidemiology Research (includes Senior Investigators for this Special Initiative.):
Research Scholar Grants B. In Health Policy and Health Services Research:
Research Scholar Grants C. In Psychosocial and Behavioral Research:
Application Deadline for all awards: April 1
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**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Physiology & Biophysics Seminar
Skeletal Research Center
Cancer Center Special Seminar
Ribonucleotide Reductase Journal Club
Inflammation, Infection and Cancer Focus Group Meeting
Developmental Therapeutics Program Meeting
Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Case CCC Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
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
CTTE 2010 Short Course: "Cell-Based Therapies & Tissue Engineering"
Business Education Course: "The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place"
Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory
shRNA CLONE AVAILABILITY
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation 2010 Clinical Translational Research Career Development Awards in Pediatric Cancer
The Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation is accepting applications for the Clinical Translational Research Career Development Award in Pediatric Cancer. This award supports the development of outstanding clinician and translational investigators in pediatric cancer research. This mechanism provides support for specialized study by pediatric oncologists committed to a career in translational laboratory and clinical-based research.
Candidates must have a full-time faculty appointment at a US Medical Institution or University and must be within 5 years of that appointment at the time of application. Candidates must have either an MD or MD/PhD degree, and must be sub-board eligible or certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.
Deadline: April 1
For details, please click here.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
DOD BCRP Predoctoral Traineeship Award
DOD PCRP Population-Based Research Award
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Recovery Act: Notice on the Proper Management of Recovery Act Spending to Promote Job Creation and Increase the Pace of Scientific Research; and Policy Limiting Second No-Cost Extensions to Recovery Act Grants (NOT-OD-10-067)
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