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February 20, 2012
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Secondary Appointments in the Cancer Center
The Case CCC Executive Committee is recommending a formal secondary appointment in the Division of General Medical Sciences (Oncology) for all full members of the Cancer Center. Our center has academic status, and this more formal appointment will provide the rights and responsibilities of faculty members of the School of Medicine. There is no additional obligation, and the appointment will be retained for the duration of membership in the Cancer Center.
To complete the secondary appointment process, the Cancer Center will make a formal request to the dean with the approval of the department chair on behalf of the full member. The secondary appointment will be rank equivalent, and will be recognized by a letter from the dean and myself.
Please contact Gillian Todd with any questions.
Stan Gerson, MD
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Cancer Center Seminar Series: Barrett's Esophagus: is it one step forward, two steps back?
Friday, February 24
Please join us Friday, February 24 for the next Cancer Center Seminar Series where Dr. John Lynch, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will present Barrett's Esophagus: is it one step forward, two steps back?.
Dr. Lynch's research is focused on investigating the molecular mechanisms underpinning the establishment of Barrett's metaplasia and its progression to cancer. His laboratory has created experimental organotypic cultures for studying ectopic expression of intestine-specific transcription factors that are characteristic of Barrett's. Homeodomain transcription factor CDX2 is an important regulator of intestine-specific gene expression. It is expressed ectopically in BE, but its role is unknown. Dr. Lynch's research has investigated the role of CDX2 in esophageal metaplasia. They have hypothesized that ectopic CDX2 expression synergizes with acid reflux, COX-2 overexpression, autophagy activation, tumor-suppressor p53 mutations, and/or alterations in DNA methylation patterns to reprogram keratinocyte cells to promote intestinal transdifferentiation. This and other hypotheses are being tested by developing cell-culture and transgenic mouse models for intestinal metaplasia.
Midwest Blood Club Symposium
The Midwest Blood Club will hold its 10th Annual Symposium at Indiana University School of Medicine, March 15-16. Since 2003, this meeting has been organized to foster greater communication between hematology/oncology investigators within the Midwest region by creating a forum where researchers can meet and share ideas and data on stem cell biology, transplantation, cell/gene therapy, leukemogenesis, and immunotherapy. The meeting will be composed of both senior and junior investigators, with a decided focus towards students, postdoctoral/clinical fellows, and newly independent investigators serving as speakers.
Cellular Molecular Imaging of Cancer: Cancer Microenvironment Pilot Awards
The Case CCC awarded seed funding to three investigative interdisciplinary teams on the topic of Cellular Molecular Imaging of Cancer: Cancer Microenvironment.
The ability to identify and image key common pathways that control cellular or molecular aspects of cancer biology and/or exploit the microenvironment for tumor detection or drug delivery is critically important in the understanding and treatment of cancer.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Building Evidence for Decision-Making
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Building Evidence for Decision-Making program Grants will support efforts to produce evidence that can inform public health practice and policy decisions by comparing systems with change in organizational structures, legal infrastructure, financing mechanisms, and service delivery strategies to systems without changes. Proposals are encouraged from researchers representing disciplines such as law, public policy, economics, business administration, organizational behavior, sociology, finance, urban planning, public administration, information and library science, and industrial and systems engineering.
Mandatory LOI Deadline: March 6
Clinical and Translational Informatics Funding Opportunity
The purpose of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) informatics pilot funding opportunity is to innovate and develop informatics approaches for expanding the use of biomedical, behavioral or health data by addressing challenges in capturing, organizing, integrating, searching, analyzing, or visualizing such data. This may include methodological and measurement development, has a human behavioral social science focus, or applies unique technology and methods to a broad range of translational and clinical research topics. Successful applications will typically involve two or more disciplines, one of which must be translational bioinformatics or clinical research informatics.
Deadline: April 2
DAISY Foundation 2012 Patient Care Research Grant Program for Nurses
As part of its mission to honor the work of nurses on behalf of patients and their families, the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Foundation provides funding to nurses who wish to conduct nursing research and evidence-based practice projects designed to improve the treatment of patients with auto-immune diseases and cancer.
Two types of grants are available: research grants for studies that involve clinical research that directly benefits patients and/or families; and evidence-based practice project grants that use patient-focused data to study and develop improved nursing practices.
LOI Deadline: April 2
American Nurses Foundation Nursing Research Grants
The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Nursing Research Grants (NRG) Program provides funds to beginner and experienced nurse researchers to conduct studies that contribute toward the advancement of nursing science and the enhancement of patient care. Awards are given in all areas of nursing, including healthy patient outcomes, health care policy development, critical care, gerontology, women's health, community and family intervention.
Deadline: May 1
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Immunology Seminar Series
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Prostate Cancer Endowed Chair Candidate Seminar
Immunology Seminar Series
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Immunology Faculty Research in Progress Seminar Series
Molecular Biology and Microbiology Seminar
Cancer Center Research in Progress Seminar canceled
Hem/Onc Fellows Conference
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cell Biology Seminar Series
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Faculty Candidate Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Cancer Cell Signaling Program Retreat
Ca-PRI Annual Meeting: Learning from Our Differences
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
NCI Second Symposium on Translational Genomics
Sternlicht Memorial Lectureship in Cancer Biology and Pharmacology
Department of Biomedical Engineering Special Seminar
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)
American Legacy Foundation Christine O. Gregoire Youth/Young Adult Award for Outstanding Use of Tobacco Industry Documents
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Gillian Irwin Todd
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