April 19, 2010
AACR ANNUAL MEETING- DOD CANCER– RELATED FUNDING PRESENTATIONS
The Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) will be presenting a series of short talks on CDMRP and its cancer research funding program on Monday, April 19 from 3:30-5:30 pm in Room 140 of the Washington Convention Center.
Visit the CDMRP website for more information.
RACE FOR THE PLACE– Join Our Team
Come walk/run with us at the Race for the Place, an event to support the Gathering Place on Sunday, June 6 at Beachwood Place Mall. Registration opens at 7:30 am; race begins with the Survivor Ceremony at 9 am. Email email@example.com for more information.
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.
Eligible applicants (including non-U.S. citizens) must be conducting independent research at a U.S. institution. Institutional nominations are not required and there is no limit to the number of applications that can be received from a particular institution. Basic and translational/clinical projects will be considered and individuals with a background in multiple disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.
Pre-Proposal Deadline: June 1
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Pilot Research Award
The Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility (PSCF) seeks to support the creation of up to ten (10) disease specific iPS cell lines over the next two years. Investigators will provide a patient fibroblast sample which the PSCF will reprogram into an iPS cell line for study in the investigator's laboratory. Funding for the creation of these cell lines is provided by a CWRU Interdisciplinary Alliance Investment Grant (IAIG) with contributions from the Provost, the School of Medicine, the Case School of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences. It is expected that the creation of these disease-specific iPS cell lines will provide investigators with the preliminary data needed to apply for NIH or equivalent funding.
All primary CWRU faculty members are encouraged to apply. Cross-institutional collaborations are welcome as long as the submitting PI is a primary CWRU faculty member and subsequent plans for seeking independent funding will be pursued jointly.
Deadline: July 30
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is accepting applications for the following opportunities:
Program Project Development Grants: provide funds for ovarian cancer research projects that may involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions.
Liz Tilberis Scholars awards: are for junior investigators in their first academic faculty appointment. This award is open to physician-scientists (Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology) and Ph.D. scientists.
Ovarian Cancer Research Training Programs of Excellence grant: funds post-doctoral trainees (Gynecologic Oncology or Medical Oncology fellows or Ph.D.s) who are working in established ovarian cancer research groups.
Deadline: June 25
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF)
The Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) is accepting applications for Clinical Pediatric Research Grants. The purpose of this grant program is to support investigators at the postdoctoral level (MD or PhD) in the conduct of innovative pilot clinical studies that have the potential to develop new insights into clinical aspects of childhood cancer. Applications by senior fellows and junior faculty investigators are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: June 16
For details, please visit the Children's Cancer Research Fund website.
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– International Symposium on Breast Cancer Prevention: Nutrition, Communication and Public Policy
The International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN) group is organizing a multidisciplinary symposium on approaches to breast cancer prevention that focus on nutrition, communication and public policy, October 18-19 at Purdue University. This initiative recognizes that different countries have unique perspectives which would benefit a sustained international effort to prevent breast cancer, and that the education of trainees in cross-disciplinary and international collaboration is an essential component in addressing global public health-related issues. The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors and advocates, and researchers on breast cancer prevention and nutrition to provide a platform for discussion among scientists, clinicians and other professionals in the biology, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, communication, education and public policy fields.
Abstract submission and registration are now open. Some of the poster presenters will be selected as panelists for the round table discussions. In addition, graduate and postgraduate trainees are invited to submit their abstracts to compete for the Catherine Peachey Oral Presentation Award. There is a June 30, 2010 deadline for abstract submission.
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.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Pathology Research Seminar Series canceled
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Developmental Therapeutics Program meeting canceled
Pathology Graduate Student Seminar
H.M. Hanna Lecture
H.M. Hanna Second Lecture
Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Case CCC Special Seminar
Mt. Sinai Sidney H. Sachs, MD Surgical Oncology Lectureship
Case CCC Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Midwest Blood Club Symposium
Business Education Course: "The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place"
Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory
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).
CASE CCC ON FACEBOOK AND LINKEDIN– Join Us!
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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
DOD BCRP Idea Award
DOD NFRP Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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