September 4, 2012
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Stan Gerson, MD
Dear Cancer Center Members:
As you can see from the roster of EAB participants, we have two new EAB members: Shelley Earp, long-standing director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Jean Ford from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is an important day as we gain advice on the fine points of presenting our strengths and incremental advances over the past six years since our prior site visit in 2006.
A few points to consider with regard to the EAB rehearsal and site visit:
All of the program leaders, core directors, and clinical trial leaders have been polishing their presentations and getting input from all of the membership. Their effort has been extraordinary, and will continue until the site visit. We have an exceptional center that is really unique in the country, and I fully expect tremendous enthusiasm for all that we do and have accomplished!
Stan Gerson, MD
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Cleveland researchers find key to stem-cell therapy for MS patients
Limited Submission: NSF Partnerships for Innovation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released an RFA, Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity, which starts with an existing sound scientific and/or engineering-based research discovery that can be translated to market-valued solutions through a partnership between academe and small technology-based businesses. The funds will provide support to an academic institution to partner with at least two small technology-based businesses that are not in direct competition with each other to carry out early translational-research activities.
The primary aims of the activities of this partnership are three-fold: (1) to build the innovation capacity of the individual participants from academe and from business; (2) to increase the viability of the small business concerns; and (3) to develop the next-generation workforce by providing opportunities for students at different levels to effectively learn from, participate in, and be profoundly changed by exposure to the process of building innovation capacity that occurs in BIC projects. The active collaboration between academe and business could result in solutions with potential for an impact on more than one market.
This is a limited submission opportunity. Only ONE application is allowed per institution. If you plan to apply, it is critical that you talk with your Associate Dean for Research right away for consultation and advice.
Internal LOI Deadline: September 14
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Research Grants
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF) is accepting applications for research grant funding. The Foundation would prefer to consider and fund research projects which address personalized oncology for lung cancer patients as early as possible in their disease. Young investigators are encouraged to apply. Applications will be vetted through the BJALCF Scientific Advisory Board and funding will be distributed through Jill's Legacy®-a subsidiary of BJALCF-young people's movement to BEAT LUNG CANCER. Please clearly note if you are a Young Investigator.
Deadline: October 15
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Dialogue On Discovery
The CWRU SOM is hosting the second annual Dialogue On Discovery, September 14 at the Tudor Arms Hotel. This year's events feature discoveries from the Case CCC and National Center for Regenerative Medicine. Dialogue on Discovery's goal is to bring together colleagues, community members and friends of the school to celebrate and enhance awareness of the discoveries and cures emerging from our region.
Attendees may invite a guest, junior colleague, or student to join them in attending all or a portion of the Friday symposium. Please RSVP with your name and the name of your guest to Kathy Malone at 216.368.3109 or firstname.lastname@example.org by September 4.
Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-based Conference
Registration is open for the Second Annual Imaging Solutions in Cancer Management: A Case-based Conference, September 21 at the Wolstein Research Building. This comprehensive oncologic imaging course focuses on cancer management using imaging as a diagnostic tool and as a guide for minimally invasive therapeutic applications. The course takes a practical approach using cases and features multiple specialists ranging from medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and basic scientists.
The Cancer Genome Atlas 2nd Annual Scientific Symposium: Enabling Cancer Research Through TCGA
Register today for the Second Annual TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) Scientific Symposium, November 27-28, in Crystal City, Virginia. This will be an open scientific meeting with collaborative workshops, poster sessions, and plenary presentations where investigators from around the world will share their novel biological discoveries, analytical methods, and translational approaches using TCGA data. Deadline to submit abstracts is October 5.
Happy Labor Day!
Cancer Biology Fellows Seminar
Pathology Invited Speaker Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Monthly NCRM Seminar
Immunology Students/Fellows Research in Progress Seminar
Cancer Center Research in Progress will resume September 14
Cancer Center Seminar Series will resume September 14
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds will resume in September
Case CCC External Advisory Board Meeting
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
NCI Office of Cancer Centers Learning Series Webinar: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute
Ninth International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities conference
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2013
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
AACR–American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
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