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February 6, 2012
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Cancer Center Seminar Series: Advancing Immune Cell Therapies Through Imaging
Friday, February 10
Please join us Friday, February 10 for the next Cancer Center Seminar Series where Dr. Christopher H. Contag, Professor and Associate Chief of Pediatrics– Neonatal & Developmental Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University, will present Advancing Immune Cell Therapies Through Imaging.
Imaging enables the in vivo study of cell biology, and when integrated with thorough studies in culture and ex vivo analyses, can reveal the nuances of disease mechanisms and of subtlety of therapeutic responses.
Visible animal models of human biology and disease comprise one of the most important contributions of molecular imaging to human health as they serve to accelerate and refine the analyses of mammalian biology and offer rapid readouts for the development of new therapies. Dr. Contag's lab has developed imaging approaches based on optical reporter genes and have used them to reveal immune cell trafficking patterns, regulation of gene expression, extent of tumor growth, stem cell biology, and nature of host responses to infection. Recently, his lab revealed the kinetics of stem cell engraftment and hematopoietic reconstitution, elucidated the nature of minimal residual disease states following cancer therapy, and identified tissue sites that pathogens use to evade the host immune response.
Research Best Practices Day 2012
Registration is now open for Research Best Practices Day 2012, February 22 from 9 am - 4 pm in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. This annual event is open to the entire research community. Each year, several topics are presented by local experts as part of CWRU's ongoing training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). A session on NIH public access policy compliance has been added to the day's agenda. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend one or more of the sessions that are applicable to their research:
NIDDK Workshop: Regulatory Determinants of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Differentiation and Terminal Development: New Insights
On February 20, the Hematology Program of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the NIH will host a one day workshop on Regulatory Determinants of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Self-Renewal, Lineage Commitment and Terminal Differentiation: New Insights. This "state-of-the-science" workshop will take place at the American Institute of Architects building in Washington, DC. The objectives of the workshop are to provide an opportunity for research leaders in the field of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) biology to review and discuss current understanding of how HSC self-renewal, lineage commitment, and terminal differentiation are regulated, to define knowledge gaps and key unanswered questions in these critical aspects of HSC biology, and to define opportunities, directions, and priorities for future research that will address these questions. The program will include presentations by both invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts, together with poster presentations.
A limited number of travel grants will be made available to registrants whose abstracts are selected for oral presentation at the workshop. Space at the workshop will be limited, and so early registration is encouraged. Registrants who submit abstracts for presentation at the workshop will be given preference if the number of registrants exceeds available space.
NEWS FROM NIH
New Website: NIH Clinical Research Trials and You
The National Institutes of Health has created a new website, NIH Clinical Research Trials and You to help people learn more about clinical trials, why they matter, and how to participate.
Visitors to the website will find information about:
In addition, health care professionals can read about evidence-based strategies for talking with patients about trials, print audience-tested posters to help promote trials in clinics and offices, and find other educational materials.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program
Alex's Lemonade Stand Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program is for graduate and medical students interested in pursuing a career in pediatric oncology research. Students select a mentor in the field of pediatric oncology research to continue their training throughout the summer months. The project may be ongoing research in the mentor's lab or original and does not need to be completed in the program period.
Deadline: March 15
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Senior Research Award
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks proposals for the 2012 Senior Research Award Program, an initiative supporting researchers who have more than five years experience in blood cancer research. The goal of this initiative is to accelerate the development of therapeutic approaches for myeloma and may include proposals in basic science or translational research.
Deadline: March 27
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is accepting applications for the Fellowship Award. The Foundation encourages all theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention.
Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor–a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor's role is to foster the development of the Fellow's overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals.
Deadline: March 15
Dissecting Scope Needed
The Markowitz lab is looking for a dissecting scope that someone might have that is not in active use. Please contact Dr. Sandy Markowitz with any information.
Summer Volunteers: Placements Needed
It's that of year again where we receive requests from students inquiring about summer research positions. Currently, we need a place for one student who has an interest in bone cancer, but is open to a position in any area. If you are willing to take this student or any summer student, please send an email to Lyn Haselton, Cancer Center Training Program Manager. We will add your name to a list and will send you resumes if we receive them.
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Immunology Seminar Series
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Cancer Imaging Program Meeting
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Immunology Invited Speaker Seminar Series
Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Case Cell Biology Program Seminar: The 2011 Science Nobel Prizes - What Were They Given For?
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar canceled
Hem/Onc Fellows Conference
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Cancer Cell Signaling Program Retreat
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
NCI Second Symposium on Translational Genomics
Department of Biomedical Engineering Special Seminar
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders
American Legacy Foundation Christine O. Gregoire Youth/Young Adult Award for Outstanding Use of Tobacco Industry Documents
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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