October 29, 2012
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Stan Gerson, MD
NCI Cancer Center Site Visit Wrap-Up
Last week, we had a terrific day showcasing the Cancer Center at the NCI Cancer Center Site Visit. The review team was intense, the presentations well rehearsed and thoughtful, the questions pointed but necessary, and the responses were on the money.
We should feel proud of the effort and time commitment, and for the arousal of energy that helps us refine how we position the Cancer Center and prioritize our goals. I think the review will come back with some very strong statements of support for the Cancer Center.
The reviewers will, I am sure, came away excited about the science, appreciative of all of the leaders - program, core and Executive Committee members, and an understanding of the incredible effort we have made to develop a cohesive consortium. The core review and the clinical trials review also went exceptionally well.
Please thank your program leaders for the incredible effort they put into this. I have cashed in a number of chits and may need to spend the next four years rebuilding the chit store!
Also, thank you to the administrative staff who put in long hours and weekends making absolutely sure that EVERYTHING was in place. I am certain they will raise the bar for our next site visit, but we would be disappointed if they did not! As Toby Cosgrove commented, "Looks like a congressional hearing!"
We should receive the draft report by December 1. The parent committee will meet the second week of December. Until that time, please do not discuss the site visit or review with members of the site visit or the parent committee.
So, get back to your real job, remember the Cancer Center, and continue your outstanding efforts and research!
Annual Scientific Retreat 2013
To help us move on with the Cancer Center, I would like to solicit ideas about the Annual Cancer Center Scientific Retreat. The retreat will be held in July 2013 and should have a scientific focus with both general sessions and breakouts for the programs and initiatives. If advocated, we could have a shared resource workshop as well.
I will be discussing the retreat with the Program Leaders and Executive Committee in the next few weeks but would like your input on:
• Possible topics: (with these concepts in mind)
• Poster sessions
• Near campus or away
• How many days? One day, two days, or overnight?
Once we get some initial impressions we will send out a survey to gain consensus.
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American Association for Cancer Research Financial Support for Annual Meeting Attendees
The American Association for Cancer Research is offering financial support for attendees of its Annual Meeting, April 6-10, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Medical Student Rotation for Underrepresented Populations, is a funding opportunity designed to facilitate the recruitment and retention of individuals from populations underrepresented in medicine to cancer careers and increase access to quality care for underserved communities. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in an MD or DO, U.S. medical school program and be of an underrepresented population as defined by the program eligibility criteria. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents. Candidates also must demonstrate an interest in pursuing oncology as a career and have a record of good academic standing.
Deadline: December 3
Weatherhead Institute for Family Medicine and Community Health Pilot
CWRU SOM is accepting applications for grants to address urban health issues through University-Community partnerships. Proposals should translate research findings to improve health conditions that exist or are exacerbated through residence in a local distressed area; and/or should improve community health while increasing the preparedness of health professionals to address urban health.
To receive funding, applications must reflect a partnership between a community organization and a CWRU faculty member. Partnerships are intended to leverage the expertise of members of the community in improving health and promoting wellness. Applications are encouraged from CWRU SOM students and faculty, and from faculty at other Case schools and colleges and affiliates. However, student applications should be submitted by a faculty member who is active in the CTSC. For all applications, the PI must be a CWRU SOM faculty member. Interested investigators from other institutions should partner with a SOM faculty member for the submission.
Deadline: December 3
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Metabolomics Data and Cancer Research Interpretation
On Wednesday, November 7 vendor Metabolon will present three case studies on how metabolomics data have positively impacted cancer research interpretation, from 2:30-4:30 pm in Wolstein Research Building Auditorium. Representatives from Metabolon will be happy to meet one-on-one with PIs before and after the formal presentations. Interested investigators should contact Patrick Leahy at 216.368.0761 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up such a meeting.
Cancer Center Chalk Talk
Pathology Research Seminar Series
Physiology and Biophysics Seminar
Molecular Genetics Departmental Seminar Series
Pathology Graduate Student Seminar
Hematology and Oncology Research Conference
Immunology and Neuroscience Invited Speaker Seminar Series
Innovative Science Discussion Group
National Center for Regenerative Medicine Seminar
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series canceled
National GvHD Health Symposium
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities conference
The Cancer Genome Atlas 2nd Annual Scientific Symposium: Enabling Cancer Research Through TCGA
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 2013
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Springboard Grant
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Awards
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