February 4, 2013
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Stan Gerson, MD
CWRU Strategic Planning Process
I want to bring the entire Cancer Center community up to date on the university's strategic planning process. However, I am at the retreat today at Dively and will report on its findings next week.
The overall strategic planning effort can be viewed online, and its progress and notes are worth your while. Take a moment to review the elements. Please take this process seriously, just as you have the Cancer Center strategic plan and the SOM strategic plan.
Key words that stand out in this process are tactical, transformative, strategic, and overarching, with ideas that are designed to promote internationalism, team and cross-school efforts, moving the institution forward nationally.
As a slight digression, last week I was encouraged to see the following:
Off on a Book Leave... By Nicholas Kristof
Indeed, each of us can embrace this concept and make it our own.
I have noticed that only a few Cancer Center members have volunteered to participate in the strategic planning process, yet the Cancer Center has a dominant position in the university. To maintain that position, we need your help. Please offer comments and participate in both the CWRU and SOM strategic planning process! Now is your chance to answer the question: How we can be be innovative, experimental, and discriminating?
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NCI Annual Report
The National Cancer Institute recently released their 2013 Annual Plan and Budget for the National Cancer Program. The purpose of this report is to summarize key research findings that were made possible through NCI support, and provide an update to the nation on NCI-led collaborative efforts to control and ultimately defeat cancer.
Research stemming from the Case CCC Aging and Energy Balance Program was featured in this report as examples of key issues faced by the nation:
David Goldblatt, PRMC Manager, will be leaving his position. The PRMC process will remain the same with the following changes, effective Monday, February 11. Questions should be directed to Katarzyna Karelus, Clinical Research Office Administrative Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-844-4176.
American Cancer Society IRG Awards
The Case CCC, with funds from its American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, will provide seed money to foster cancer research by junior faculty who have no current national grant support of their own. Investigators in the CWRU 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, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future and independently funded programs.
LOI Deadline: February 18
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Case GI SPORE Seminar Series
Mark your calendars for the first installment of the Case GI SPORE Seminar Series, on Wednesday, February 13 at 5:30 pm in Lerner B-151. Dr. Sandy Markowitz, Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and principal investigator of the Case GI SPORE, will present Case GI SPORE: Genetic Studies of Colon Cancer.
After this initial presentation, the Series will meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month, from 5:30-6:30 pm in Lerner Tower B-151. Presentations will alternate monthly between the faculty seminar series and journal club, where a SPORE pilot/career development awardee will present. All members of the Cancer Center community, including fellows and residents, are encouraged to attend.
TRCCC Annual Meeting: The Power of Negative Thinking: Inhibiting the Inhibitors of Tumor Immunity
Registration is open for the 16th Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium (TRCCC), The Power of Negative Thinking: Inhibiting the Inhibitors of Tumor Immunity. Held February 20-22 at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA, this meeting will feature two symposiums focused on Tumor-mediated Immune Suppression and Vaccine and Cellular Therapy, with spotlight sessions on Imaging and Viral Vectors. The agenda will also include a poster session. Researchers, institutional officials, and students are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations by February 4.
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Pathology Research Seminar Series
Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds
Immunology Seminar Series
Medicine Grand Rounds
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference canceled
Global Approaches Driving Biological Discovery
Global Approaches Driving Biological Discovery
The Role of Interferon in Metastasis and Resistance to DNA Damage in Prostate Cancer
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cancer Center Seminar Series
Cancer Center Research in Progress
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
IMPACT: Improving Sickle Cell Patient Adherence Through Collaborative Teaching
Breast Cancer Conference
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
16th Annual Meeting of the Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium (TRC3): The Power of Negative Thinking: Inhibiting the Inhibitors of Tumor Immunity
National GvHD Health Symposium
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Avon Foundation 2013 Breast Cancer Research Program
International Union Against Cancer (UICC) International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Notice Announcing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for RFA-RM-12-023 "Diffusion of Medical Technology and Effects on Outcomes and Expenditures (U01)" and RFA-RM-12-024 "Determinants and Consequences of Personalized Health Care and Prevention (U01)" (NOT-RM-13-010)
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