December 16, 2013
CASE CCC IN THE NEWS
Cleveland Clinic Immunologist Presents Preventive Vaccine Research to Breast Cancer Field for 1st Time
Research roundup: News from the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Could Pose UV-risk to Skin, Trigger Migraines
Early Warning Signs of Cancer: Are You at Risk?
SAVE THE DATE
Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat
Please mark your calendars for the Case CCC Annual Scientific Retreat, July 10-11, 2014. More details to come!
Case CCC Leadership Awards
Every year at the Cancer Center Holiday Party we recognize an outstanding Cancer Center leader for their efforts. This year, Chris Flask, PhD was recognized for dedicating his time and effort to improving the quality and support of the cores in the Cancer Center and in the medical school. Amitabh Chak, MD was also recognized for his efforts to facilitate tissue-based research in the Cancer Center and for accepting the responsibility to chair the tissue research review committee. Both Drs. Flask and Chak received a clock to commemorate their award.
Vote for Dr. Stan Gerson for the AACR Nominating Committee
Our director, Dr. Stan Gerson, is on the ballot for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Nominating Committee. The election opens today, December 16 and will close on Friday, February 14, 2014. Voting instructions will be distributed to all voting members of AACR. Election results will be announced in March 2014 and elected candidates will assume office at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014 in April.
Please show your support for Dr. Gerson and vote for him! It would be great to have local votes that place our director on the Nominating Committee, which selects candidates for major awards, the annual meeting program committee, and the slate of candidates for national positions.
The Gene Expression and Genotyping (GEGF) Core Facility would like to let you know about an attractive promotion that Affymetrix is offering on their new and very exciting Human Transcriptome Array (HTA). This array, which assesses total gene expression and alternative splicing transcripts, is an extremely competitive, budget-friendly alternative platform to RNA sequencing. The technology is capable of handling RNA from Fresh, Frozen and FFPE materials and works with starting amounts as little as 50ng of totRNA. Click here for more details and a comparison of RNAseq and the HTA microarray platform. You can also visit the Affymetrix web site for more information on the HTA Expression Product.
Details of Affymetrix Promotion:
Sample Isolated from Fresh or Frozen Tissue: Out the door price (includes sample processing, reagents & array)= $390/sample
If you wish to avail yourself of this promotion, contact Debora Poruban at 368-8748 or email@example.com by close of day Friday, December 27. Questions about the technology: Contact Marty Veigl at (216.368.5689 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patrick Leahy (216.368.0761 or email@example.com).
P50 Research Center Grants for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs)
The NIH is accepting applications for P50 Research Center Grants for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs). Case CCC administration is available to assist with planning and submission of SPORE applications.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for P50 Research Center Grants for Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs). The program will fund P50 SPORE grants to support state-of-the-art investigator-initiated translational research that will contribute to improved prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of an organ-specific cancer (or a related group of cancers). SPOREs are expected not only to conduct a wide spectrum of research activities, but also to contribute significantly to the development of specialized shared resources core facilities, improved research model systems, and collaborative research projects with other institutions. The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused upon knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches with the goal of a translational human endpoint within the project period of the grant. In addition, SPOREs must include both a Developmental Research Program for pilot studies and a Career Development Program to foster careers in organ-based translational science.
New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections program provides support and training to Junior Investigators and Mid-Career Consultants to address priorities related to RWJF's program areas: Childhood Obesity, Coverage, Human Capital, Pioneer, Public Health, Quality/Equality and Vulnerable Populations. This round of New Connections funding will focus on research projects addressing health disparities.
Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Research Program
To develop new strategies to prevent breast cancer, we need to understand the causes of breast cancer in people, changes in breast cells that give rise to cancer, markers for disease, and how breast cancer progresses. The 2014 Avon Foundation Research Program seeks proposals in these areas to advance understanding of causes of breast cancer and prevention.
Genetics and Genome Sciences
Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds
Immunology Seminar Series
Medicine Grand Rounds
Cancer Biology Seminar Series
Hematology and Oncology Division Research Conference
Cancer Trainee Seminar
Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference/Curriculum Series
Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds
Cellular and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series
UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS
Screening for Cancer in Women: 2014
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS
2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Update
International Symposium on Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OPPORTUNITIES
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Epidemiology Grants
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Fellowship and Young Investigators Programs
NIH BULLETIN – Notices and Funding Opportunities
Gillian Irwin Todd
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 149
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
HELP US HELP YOU!
If you have a new grant, recently won an award, or have other newsworthy items, please let us know so we can publicize them in the newsletter and other media outlets. You deserve the accolades!
Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.