July 9, 2012
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Stan Gerson, MD
2013 NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards
The Cancer Center encourages members to consider a response to the following NIH initiative. We will prioritize discussions that enable a grant submission, and will support the administrative effort and use of core facilities, etc in anticipation of a response. Winning grants really require a forward-looking effort that is focused but far reaching.
Please consider your work and that of collaborators. There are a number of investigators who "fit the bill" we would be delighted to see this effort success at our Cancer Center!
On July 2, NIH announced a funding opportunity for the 2013 NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (formerly known as the Transformative Research Project [TR01]). This Common Fund initiative supports unconventional high risk/high impact projects with strong potential of crating new or shifting existing paradigms in clinical, basic, and/or behavioral/social science. Applications should be relevant to the NIH mission, and could be submitted by individuals and teams.
While searching for bold project ideas, the NIH is piloting a novel approach to the applications process: the applicants are expected to focus on innovation strategy and significance without an expectation of submitting any preliminary data. Awards will support budgets up to $25 million total costs per year for up to five years. The deadline for submitting Transformative Research Project applications is September 21, 2012 with Letters of Intent due by August 21, 2012.
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at St. John Medical Center opens in Westlake
Cleveland Clinic's Stereotactic Spine Radiosurgery Offers Safe, Effective Non-Invasive Outpatient Surgery Alternative
Alex Huang Receives Award to Study Pediatric Brain Tumors
Dr. Alex Huang recently received an Innovation Award from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for his project Developing Immune-modulatory Strategies Against Primary and Metastatic Tumors in the Central Nervous System. These Awards provide critical and significant seed funding to experienced investigators with a novel and promising approach to finding causes and cures for childhood cancers.
Avon Breast Health Outreach Program Suspended Until 2013
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program is currently reviewing its funding procedures and will not be issuing a competitive RFP for 2013 funding. Only currently funded agencies who are performing well and meeting all program and reporting requirements will be eligible for 2013 funding. A competitive application process open to all applicants will be re-instituted July, 1, 2013 to compete for 2014 funds.
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Awards
The Case CCC, with funds from its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (IRG), will provide seed money to foster cancer research by junior faculty who have no current national grant support of their own. Investigators in the Case School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine as well as in other schools and colleges in the University are eligible. Grants, not to exceed $30,000 direct costs, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future and independently funded programs.
Letter of Intent Deadline: TODAY, July 9
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Foundation is accepting applications for the Advancing Care through Science Conference Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient will receive an educational scholarship up to $1,200 to apply toward their ONS Connections Conference expenses including travel to and from the conference and per diem conference expenses. Applicants must be registered nurses involved in cancer nursing.
Deadline: September 1
**All events are open to anyone interested in attending
Cancer Center Retreat 2012: Preparation for Site Visit
Chair of Cancer Biology Candidate Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume in September
Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume in September.
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September
Hematology and Oncology Special Seminar
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Second Annual Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-Based Conference
National GvHD Health Symposium
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Ninth International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities conference
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2013
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grant for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research
DOD Lung Cancer Research Program Concept Award
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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