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April 5, 2010

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Will There be Enough Family Care Doctors to Treat Newly Insured?
Plain Dealer (blog) - Apr 5, 2010
Dr. George Kikano, chairman of family medicine at Case Western Reserve University's medical school, says there is plenty of reason for concern. ...

In the Search for Cancer Drugs, Mice Get New Role
Boston Globe - Apr 5, 2010
Dr. Derek Raghavan, director of the Taussig Cancer Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, said that moving back and forth from a human clinical trial to look at ...


KUDOS

Drs. Mellar Davis and Ram Ganapathi were recently awarded pilot funding to support studies conducted through CTSC Core Facilities.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– CTSC Pilot Funds

The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) announces its yearly competition for pilot funding. Up to $75,000 will be available to provide seed money to basic and clinical faculty that will lead to efficient use of resources and support of inter-institutional, clinical translational research in the City of Cleveland.

Deadline: May 1


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– DOD BCRP Concept Award

The DOD is accepting applications for the BCRP Concept Award, which supports the exploration of a highly innovative new concept or untested theory that addresses an important problem relevant to breast cancer. The Concept Award is not intended to support a logical progression of an already established research project, but instead supports high-risk studies that have the potential to reveal entirely new avenues for investigation.

Pre-Application Deadline: May 12
Application Deadline: May 26


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS– Cancer Research Training Award

The NCI is pleased to request applications from qualified candidates for a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA). The CRTA provides an outstanding opportunity for an individual with a strong interest in understanding how cancer care and cancer control activities influence patterns of care and trends in cancer, specifically in the fields of cancer screening and the use of biomarkers in population-based research. The CRTA appointment is a one- or two-year position with the Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the NCI.

This position provides an exciting and unique opportunity to work with leaders in the fields of diet, weight, and physical activity related to cancer and other chronic diseases. The position will allow contact with a large number of scientists representing disciplines of epidemiology, nutritionists, assessment, clinicians, policy researchers, and other cross-cutting arenas of application.

The position is opened until filled.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Mt. Sinai Sidney H. Sachs, MD Surgical Oncology Lectureship

The Mt. Sinai Sidney H. Sachs, MD Surgical Oncology Lectureship is scheduled for Friday, April 30 from 3-5 pm in WRB 1413. Lee M. Ellis, MD, Professor of Surgery and Cancer Biology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will present, "Intercellular Crosstalk and Chemoresistance in the Tumor Microenvironment". Reception to follow. Presented by the Case CCC, Ireland Cancer Center, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, and Case Department of Surgery.


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 Cleveland 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.

CME credits are available.


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 (tracy.rehl@case.edu).

Job Description


CASE CCC ON FACEBOOK AND LINKEDIN– Join Us!

We are always trying to foster communication and collaboration across the cancer center community any way that we can. The Case CCC has set up a page on Facebook and LinkedIn, so please become a fan of us on Facebook or join our group on LinkedIn, and encourage others to do so as well. Please help us spread the word.

We encourage you to post events, relevant news articles, items of discussion, etc… Your feedback is appreciated!

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

April 5

Pathology Research Seminar Series
David Holtzman, MD
Professor and Chair, Neurology
Washington University
Topic: ApoE, Alzheimer's Disease, and Amyloid-beta: The Devil is in the Details
12 pm WRB 1413

Harland G. Wood Memorial Lecture
Robert Weinberg, PhD
Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Professor, Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic: Malignant Progression and Cancer Stem Cells
3 pm WRB 1413


April 6

Emerging Technologies in Biomedical Research
Walter Schubert, MD
Professor, Molecular Pattern Recognition Research Group
Guest Professor, Toponomics
Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Topic: Toponome Imaging Technology (MELC/TIS)
11 am WRB 1413

Immunology Seminar
Trine Jorgensen, PhD
Assistant Staff, Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Innate Control of Sex-Specific Differences in Autoimmunity
12:30 pm WRB 1413

Emerging Technologies in Biomedical Research
Walter Schubert, MD
Professor, Molecular Pattern Recognition Research Group
Guest Professor, Toponomics
Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Topic: MELC/TIS in Cell Biology and Translational Medicine
4 pm WRB 1413


April 7

Grand Rounds canceled

Genomic Medicine Institute Seminar
Steven Narod, MD
Canada Research Chair
University of Toronto
Topic: What's New in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
2 pm NE1-205


April 8

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Bassam Estfan, MD
Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Topic: Carcinoid Tumors
12 pm R3-002 Cleveland Clinic

Aging-Cancer-Energetics Seminar
Susan Mazanec, PhD, RN
Postdoctoral Prevention Fellow
Instructor, Nursing
Topic: Psychosocial Adjustment During the Post-Radiation Treatment Transition
4 pm BRB 732


April 9

Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar canceled

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club canceled

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled

Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar
Evi Stavrou, MD
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic: Dual Role of Collagen in Factor-XII Dependent Thrombus Formation
8 am Wearn 137

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Women's Cancer: Screening and Prevention in 2010
May 7
Hilton Cleveland East, Beachwood
Details

Case CCC Scientific Retreat
July 9-10
The Lodge at Sawmill Creek Resort


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

Clinical Development of Stem Cell Therapies: Scientific, Regulatory and Ethical Considerations
April 12-13
Bethesda, MD
Details

Midwest Tissue Engineering Consortium (M-TEC) Annual Meeting
April 16-17
Wolstein Research Building and Hovorka Atrium
Details

AACR 101st Annual Meeting
April 17-21
Washington, DC
Details

Midwest Blood Club Symposium
May 6-7
Indiana University School of Medicine
Details

Business Education Course: "The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place"
July 12-15
Dively Building
Details

Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory
July 25-August 1
Madison, WI
Details

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES

CTSC Pilot Grants
CWRU, UH and MetroHealth Deadline: April 1
Cleveland Clinic Deadline: April 13

DOD BCRP Predoctoral Traineeship Award
Application Deadline: April 7

DOD BCRP Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Application Deadline: April 7

DOD BCRP Era of Hope Scholar Award
Application Deadline: April 7

DOD BCRP Innovator Award
Application Deadline: April 7

DOD PRMRP Concept Award
Application Deadline: April 8

DOD BCRP Idea Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 21
Application Deadline: May 5

DOD PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Awards
Pre-Application Deadline: April 22
Application Deadline: May 13

DOD PRMRP Clinical Trial Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 22
Application Deadline: May 13

DOD NFRP Clinical Trial Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Exploration–Hypothesis Development Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP New Investigator Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Postdoctoral Traineeship Award
Pre-Application Deadline: April 29
Application Deadline: May 20

ASH Junior Faculty Scholar Award
LOI Deadline: May 1

ASH Fellow Scholar Award
LOI Deadline: May 1

DOD BCRP Idea Award
Application Deadline: May 5

DOD PCRP Health Disparity Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Health Disparity Training Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Laboratory - Clinical Transition Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Physician Research Training Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Population-Based Research Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Training Award
Pre-Application Deadline: May 5
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PRMRP Clinical Trial Award
Application Deadline: May 13

DOD PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Awards
Application Deadline: May 13


DOD NFRP Clinical Trial Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Exploration–Hypothesis Development Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP New Investigator Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD NFRP Postdoctoral Traineeship Award
Application Deadline: May 20

DOD PCRP Health Disparity Research Award
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Health Disparity Training Award
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Laboratory - Clinical Transition Award
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Physician Research Training Award
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Population-Based Research Award
Application Deadline: May 26

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Training Award
Application Deadline: May 26

IOTF Oncology Product Research/Review Fellows
Deadline: May 30

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
Pre-Proposal Deadline: June 1

DOD PCRP Idea Development Awards
Application Deadline: June 9

DOD PCRP Synergistic Idea Development Awards
Application Deadline: June 9

DOD OCRP Translational Pilot Award
Application Deadline: June 10

DOD BCRP Inter-Institutional Training Award
Application Deadline: June 23

DOD BCRP Multi-Team Award
Application Deadline: June 23

DOD BCRP Transformative Vision Award
Application Deadline: June 23

DOD PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Application Deadline: August 5

IOTF Cancer Prevention Fellows
Deadline: September 1

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

Enhancing Peer Review: Updated Processes for the Review of all Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship Applications (NOT-OD-10-071)

NIH Will Require the Electronic Submission of Appointment Forms and Termination Notices via xTrain for Research Training, Fellowship, Education, and Career Awards Beginning January 2011 (NOT-OD-10-072)

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award Levels Adjusted to $150,000 (Phase I) and $1,000,000 (Phase II) (NOT-OD-10-079)

Notice of Change in Expiration Date for Program Announcement on Bioengineering Research Partnerships (PAR-07-352) (NOT-EB-10-001)

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