May 24, 2010
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR– NIH DIRECTOR TESTIMONY RE: NIH BUDGET REQUEST
The testimony given by NIH Director Francis Collins supporting the NIH budget request for 2011 is available to read. The good news is a $1 billion request for increase in NIH support with an emphasis on RPG rather than contracts, and an interest in novel cutting edge research, approaches to personalized medicine, and use of genomics in therapeutics. It is a good read and gives an indication of the priorities Dr. Collins has.
Stan Gerson, MD
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Katie Couric Tours Case Western Reserve Research Lab
Innovation and Progress in the New Decade Theme of Capitol Hill Day
CANCER CENTER ACS IRG PILOT FUNDS
The RFA for the Cancer Center ACS IRG Pilot Grants to junior faculty investigators will be issued on or before Monday, June 6. These grants of up to $30,000 are awarded to provide seed money to foster cancer research by junior faculty who have no current national grant support of their own and are intended to support preliminary data to be used in seeking future and independently funded programs.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– BCRF-AACR Grants for Translational Breast Cancer Research
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Grants for Translational Breast Cancer Research were established in 2007 to provide support for innovative cancer research projects designed to accelerate the discovery, development, and application of new agents to treat breast cancer and/or for pre-clinical research with direct therapeutic intent.
Independent investigators who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine, or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world may apply. There are no geographic, national, or residency status restrictions. Pre- and postdoctoral fellows, clinical research fellows or the equivalent, or other investigators who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor are not eligible to apply. Applicants must have acquired a doctoral degree in a related field. Both AACR members and nonmembers are eligible to apply. However, nonmembers must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active membership by June 9, 2010.
LOI Deadline: June 7
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Frontier Community Health Integration Demonstration Program
The purpose of the Frontier Community Health Integration Demonstration is to develop and test new models for the delivery of health care services in frontier areas through improving access to and better integrating the delivery of health care to Medicare beneficiaries. The primary focus areas of the demonstration are the following:
HRSA will be funding this cooperative agreement to provide technical assistance and broad analysis of regulatory issues and challenges facing low-volume, frontier providers in the context of implementing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) demonstration authorized in Section 123 of MIPPA. Participation in the HRSA-funded activities does not guarantee participation in the CMS demonstration.
Deadline: June 22
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Cancer Biology Staff Candidate Seminar
Sigma-Aldrich RNAi Technical Seminar
Hem/Onc Fellows Seminar canceled
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds canceled
Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ASCO Review 2010
Case CCC Scientific Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Business Education Course: "The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place"
Advanced Training Institute on Health Behavior Theory
International Symposium on Breast Cancer Prevention: Nutrition, Communication and Public Policy
NCI CANCER BULLETIN– Special Issue: Clinical Trials Enrollment
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.
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS– ASCO-NCI-EORTC Annual Meeting on Molecular Markers in Cancer
Abstracts are now being accepted for the the ASCO-NCI-EORTC Annual Meeting on Molecular Markers in Cancer, October 18-20, 2010 in Hollywood, FL. Be a part of the discussion in the rapidly advancing field of cancer markers. The 2010 Molecular Markers Meeting will focus on practical applications for biomarker research and treatment.
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 22
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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).
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
DOD BCRP Concept Award
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Program Project Development Grants
NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities
NIH Requests Comments on the Proposed Rule applicable to Regulations on the Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which Public Health Service Funding is Sought and Responsible Prospective Contractors (NOT-OD-10-099)
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