IRB transitions to electronic submissions exclusively
Until now, those submitting protocols for IRB review have had the choice to continue with the traditional paper submission, or try the new electronic submissions.
But effective January 1, 2011, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) will require all submissions in electronic format, via InfoEd. Paper forms will no longer be accepted.
If you are new to InfoEd and do not have access to the Human Subjects Module, please complete our online InfoEd Support Form at http://research.utmb.edu/IRB/IRBsupport.asp. Concise instructions on Submitting and Delegating may be found on the IRB website.
The Office of Research Subject Protections
Christopher E. Suchow joined the UTMB Animal Resource Center this month as Senior Clinical Veterinarian, specializing in large animal services. Dr. Suckow earned his DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2001. He completed a residency in Lab Animal Medicine and was a clinical veterinarian at the University of California-Los Angeles.
He also served as a Veterinary Medical Officer and IACUC member at the Department of Veterans Affairs at Iowa City, IA. Dr. Suckow is a diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
Please join us in welcoming Chris to UTMB and to the Animal Resource Center.
(For a complete list of awards published in the Yellow Sheet see: http://research.utmb.edu/news/grantwatch.shtm.)
UTMB welcomes Sigma Aldrich Inc. as the preferred supplier for DNA and RNA Oligo, qPCR Probes, siRNA and miRNA Services, offering UTMB greater discounts on Oligos Modification and Purification. Through participation in the UT Supply Chain Alliance's DNA and RNA Oligo, qPCR Probes, siRNA and miRNA Services Agreement (UTSSCA2110), UTMB will now enjoy new discounted pricing from Sigma Aldrich Inc.
Advantages include no change in your current UTMB ordering process for these particular Sigma products and you will receive the guaranteed, consistent low pricing across the UT Components; preferred discounted pricing on DNA and RNA Oligo, qPCR Probes, siRNA and miRNA; and no freight or handling charges.
This new contract will not change the ordering process when utilizing the Tissue Culture Core Facility (TCCF).
For additional questions/comments, please contact one of the following individuals:
Peter Martin, Sr. Acquisition Specialist at Ext. 6-1088, or
Chris Marino, Biotechnology Specialist, Sigma Aldrich 281-678-5421
The Center for Biomedical Engineering, in collaboration with several departments, research centers, institutes and UTMB CTSA is pleased to announce the establishment of a Biomedical Imaging Network at UTMB. The goal of the Biomedical Imaging Network is to operate a single institutionally-based cost recovery center that will provide the expertise and resources to effectively integrate and utilize imaging sciences and technology with basic and translational research within UTMB and Texas.
Initially, the Biomedical Imaging Network will provide resources and services for two major areas: optical microscopy and cellular imaging, and small animal imaging. The optical Microscopy core is equipped with a wide range of instruments that can be used for advanced cellular imaging, live cell imaging and intravital optical microscopy. The Animal Imaging core is equipped with Inveon Micro-PET-CT-SPECT imaging system, Visualsonics whole-body high resolution ultrasound imaging for small animals, high resolution optical endoscopy using in vivo fluorescence confocal imaging and optical coherence tomography for small and large animal studies, and IVIS 200 bioluminescent and fluorescence whole-body imaging workstation.
The Biomedical Imaging Network is directed by Dr. Massoud Motamedi. Dr. Gracie Vargas and Dr. Rinat Esenaliev are available to provide technical expertise for advanced optical microscopy and ultrasound imaging, respectively.
Investigators are encouraged to contact the following technical staff to seek their assistance in designing experimental protocols and conducting imaging studies and analysis:
Dr. Adriana Paulucci
Dr. Leoncio Vergara
Dr. Jingna Wei
For general information, contact Dr. Massoud Motamedi, PH (409) 772-8363, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your go-to source for all the terms and conditions of your NIH award, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2010/index.htm), was recently revised. This single document contains all the policy information that applies to NIH grants and cooperative agreements in one place. Since the last update in 2003, policy changes have been announced through regular communications via the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, and in the Nexus. The revised version is effective for all awards issued with budget period start dates on/after October 1, 2010. The 2003 version remains in effect for all prior awards.
The 2010 revised version:
For more details on what has changed, see this description of the significant changes: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps_2010/Significant_Changes_NIH_GPS_10_1_2010.doc .
From: NIH Extramural Nexus November 2010 http://nexus.od.nih.gov/nexus/nexus.aspx?Month=11&Year=2010
Fellowship (F) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) with due dates after the January 7, 2011 AIDs date, will be expired by the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) as of January 8, 2011, because the standard language in the FOA does not match the new Adobe B1 application form requirements.
Existing "F" FOAs will be reissued by NIH and AHRQ to include the new language. The five NIH "F "Parent Announcements will also be reissued in time for the April 8, 2011 due date.
FOAs affected include:
|PAR-10-167|| International Neuroscience Fellowship (F05)
|PA-09-232|| NHLBI Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows (F30)
|PA-10-107|| Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (Parent F30)
|PA-10-108|| Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)
|PA-10-109|| Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in PharmD/PhD Programs (F31)
|PA-10-178||Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in PharmD/PhD Programs (F31)
|PAR-10-091|| NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows in MD-PhD programs (F31)
|PAR-10-211||Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows In Nursing Research (F31)|
|PA-09-229|| AHRQ Individual Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows (F32) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
|PA-10-110|| Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (Parent F32)
|PA-10-111||Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows (Parent F33)|
Please direct all inquiries to:
NIH Training Office
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
See NIH Guide notice: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-018.html
Newly published NIH, AHRQ, CDC, and FDA Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are transitioning to a new format that is designed to be shorter, easier-to-read, and more scientifically focused. The new FOA format eliminates redundancy, limits the amount of administrative detail contained in the FOA and directs applicants to the most up to date source information.
The new format is designed to simplify the application writing process for applicants, increase FOA clarity and transparency and ensure that FOAs are current as changes are made to source documents. FOAs published in the previous format are still valid until their expiration date.
See: NIH Guide November 9, 2010, NOT-OD-11-019 http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-019.html
Reminder: Beginning with due dates on or after January 25, 2011, NIH, AHRQ and NIOSH will eliminate the error correction window from the application submission process. The elimination of the error correction window does not affect the two-business-day application viewing window (i.e. the time an applicant has to view the electronic application image in eRA Commons upon NIH’s receipt of an error-free application). Applicants still will be able to view their application and reject and submit a corrected application prior to the submission deadline. Please see NOT-OD-10-123 for complete details (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-123.html).
Reminder: All research applications should go through the Office of Sponsored Programs prior to submission unless instructions state otherwise. Please contact your pre-award analyst (http://research.utmb.edu/aboutus/prepostspecialists.shtm) if you plan to apply for any of these opportunities.
Funding opportunities listed in this section are restricted and require special coordination of applications. To see a table of invited opportunities and other opportunities that limit the number of applications accepted by a sponsor, go to: http://research.utmb.edu/FindFunding/LimitedCompetitionsTable.xls.
REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS: NIH Director’s Early Independence Award
Internal Deadline: November 29, 2010
Early Independence Awards are targeted to exceptional junior investigators with the intellect, scientific creativity, drive, and maturity to flourish independently without the need for traditional post-doctoral training.
Projects will receive up to $250,000 in direct costs each year for up to 5 years. Junior scientists may identify a host institution and contact them directly to negotiate a position. Alternatively, institutions may actively recruit exceptional junior scientists to apply for these positions. In either case, the institution must be willing to nurture the investigator as an independent researcher including the provision of independent lab space. An institution may elect to host an applicant for this program with the commitment to a position being contingent upon receipt of the award.
Eligibility: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
At the time of application, the individual either 1) within the preceding twelve months must have received a terminal doctoral degree or completed medical residency or 2) within the following twelve months must complete all the requirements for a doctoral degree or complete a medical residency.
At the time of appointment to the grantee Institution, the Early Independence PI must have received a PhD, MD, DO, DC, DDS, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, Dr PH, DNSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), PharmD, DSW, PsyD, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution (it is the responsibility of the sponsoring institution to determine if a foreign doctoral degree is equivalent). Certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met is also acceptable.
A PD/PI is permitted only a single application for an Early Independence Award.
These awards will be very selective, and each institution may only submit two applications. The deadline for submitting Early Independence Award applications is January 21, 2011. Letters of Intent are due December 21, 2010. See the instructions in the RFA (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-10-019.html).
Additional information, including Frequently Asked Questions about the Early Independence Investigators Award Program is available at: http://commonfund.nih.gov/earlyindependence. Send questions to email@example.com.
The UTMB Presidential Scholars Committee will review the applicants and make a recommendation. If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit the following information to the Presidential Scholars Committee, c/o Laurie Sower, via email (in PDF format) at: firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday, November 29 (The external deadline for Letters of Intent is December 21, with full applications due January 21.):
The Mary Kay Foundation, a funding source for cancer research, is currently accepting applications for innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer.
The program will offer between ten to fifteen grants. The awards will be up to $100,000 each (combined direct and indirect costs). The grant period is for two years. Applications must be submitted by one Principal Investigator, selected by the Institution. Only one grant application will be accepted from each accredited medical school and schools of public health in the United States. Application guidelines and instructions are available on the sponsor’s website: http://www.mkacf.org/Pages/CancerGrantProgram.aspx.
Grants are awarded each year to researchers at medical schools recommended by the The Mary Kay Foundation Research Review Committee, which is composed of prominent doctors who volunteer their time to help the Foundation select the best recipients across the United States. After reviewing these recommendations, the Board of Directors at the Foundation selects the grant recipients.
Announcement of the grant awards will be made on or about May 1, 2011.
Please address questions to Michael Lunceford, President, The Mary Kay Foundation, P.O. Box 799044, Dallas, Texas 75379-9044. The foundation telephone number is (877) 652-2737 or e-mail MKCares@marykayfoundation.org
If you are interested in applying for this award, please submit the following information to Bill New, Research Office, c/o Linda Crumpler, via email (in PDF format) at: email@example.com, by Wednesday, December 8 (The external deadline for applications is February 4, 2011.): a letter of nomination from your Department Chair or Director, your curriculum vitae, and a summary of the proposed research.
Additional local, or intramural opportunities at UTMB are posted at: http://research.utmb.edu/FindFunding/intrafunding.shtm.
Deadline: January 31, 2011
UTMB Sealy Center on Aging in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio will offer an 8-12 week intensive aging research experience for current first year Medical Students during their summer break. This experience includes an individualized research experience under a sponsoring mentor, a structured didactic experience that is directly linked to student research projects.
During the summer experience, trainees are expected to spend the majority of their time at UTMB on their research project, to attend weekly meetings where didactic applications and career issues are discussed, and to attend local geriatrics seminars. They also attend kick-off and capstone group sessions.
The long term goal of the program is to increase the number of established physician investigators who pursue research in high priority areas related to aging.
Medical Student Stipends – students will receive $1748 per month for 2 months
Information and application registration available at http://www.afar.org/medstu.html
Contact: Tony DiNuzzo at firstname.lastname@example.org
**********See this week's NIH Guide Opportunities at: *******
The Robert A. Welch Foundation supports fundamental chemical research at educational institutions within the state of Texas. Each research grant provides up to $100,000 in funding over a two-year period to support research in chemistry by a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member who serves as principal investigator. The annual deadline for applications is February 1.
The sponsor prefers that all proposals be submitted in bulk by a central office at each institution. In order to comply, Research Services Office of Sponsored Programs has provided the following timetable for review and submission of your application at UTMB:
Please contact your sponsored programs analyst if you have any questions.
Application forms and instructions are available on the Foundation’s website at http://www.welch1.org/GrantsPrograms/index.asp. Use the guidelines for research grants dated June 1, 2010. An application checklist and templates for UTMB is available at http://research.utmb.edu/findfunding/files/welch11.doc
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Clinical Research Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 12, 2011
Applications are now being accepted from medical students for the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship program.
The Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship provides support for one year of full-time clinical research training. The main goal of the program is to encourage medical students to pursue careers in clinical research.
Students matriculated at any U.S. medical school who are in good academic standing and have completed two or more years of medical school prior to the start of the fellowship are eligible to apply.
Interested medical students must be willing to take a year out from school and conduct fellowship research and training at one of 12 hosting medical schools. A stipend plus other benefits are offered as part of this program.
Full details and application instructions are available
Deadline: January 19, 2011
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program supports highly qualified individuals who propose to undertake broad studies of America’s most challenging policy issues in health and health care. Grants of up to $335,000 each are awarded to educational and other nonprofit institutions to support investigators from a variety of disciplines for innovative research projects that have national policy relevance.
More details and how to apply: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21242&cid=XEM_206611
Deadline: February 8, 2011
The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program is to develop the next generation of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards for outstanding junior nursing faculty. The program aims to strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing schools by providing mentorship, leadership training and salary and research support to young faculty.
Number of Awards: Up to 12 awards of up to $350,000 each over three years in this round of funding.
An informational web conference for applicants will be held December 8, 2010 (12:30 p.m. Central) and December 14, 2010 (10:30 a.m. Central). Registration is required.
Application Deadline: February 8, 2011 (2 p.m. Central)
Details and how to apply: http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21261&cid=XEM_206611
Deadline: February 28, 2011
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs collaborate to foster the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of Americans’ health and health care through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. These future leaders will conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy-makers to address issues essential to the health and well-being of all Americans.
FUNDING: First year scholar stipend is $62,000 with an increase the second year. In some cases VA stipends may be higher. Additional financial support is provided for research projects and professional travel. RWJF will select up to 20 scholars.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, physicians must:
CONTACT: Kristin Siebenaler, (919) 843-1351, email: email@example.com. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21301&cid=XEM_2266668
Deadline: February 7, 2011
Three types of awards are available from Cooley’s Anemia Foundation:
Support for Ongoing Clinical Research in Thalassemia
Gene Research in Thalassemia Translational Grant Award
CONTACT: Cooley's Anemia Foundation, 330 Seventh Avenue #200, New York, NY 10001, (800) 522-7222, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information see http://www.cooleysanemia.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=354:caf-accepting-2011-2012-research-grant-applications&catid=1:latest-news
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22
5:15 PM-6:15 PM
Institute for Translational Science – Education Office Clinical Research: Tools & Techniques. LEGAL PERSPECTIVES: FOCUSED CASE STUDY. Speaker(s): Evelyn "Bernadette" McKinney, JD, PhD. Children's Hospital, 2.312. (Info: 409.772.1484) Faculty, fellows, residents and members of research teams welcome. More information: http://www.its.utmb.edu/news/news.html.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Research Services Workshop. OSP Roundtable: Float Your Subs - Understanding the Subcontracts Process. Speaker(s): Representatives of the Contracts Group in Research Services Pre-Award. Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304. (Info: 69441) RSVP at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29
5:15 PM-6:15 PM
Institute for Translational Science – Education Office Clinical Research: Tools & Techniques. PRINCIPLES OF THE BELMONT REPORT: INFORMED CONSENT. Speaker(s): Amy McGuire, JD, PhD. Children's Hospital, 2.312. (Info: 409.772.1484) Faculty, fellows, residents and members of research teams welcome. More information: http://www.its.utmb.edu/news/news.html.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Research Services and the Institute for Translational Sciences Grants for Lunch. “You Have a Dream - Developing Your Idea Into a Workable Project”. Speaker(s): Dr. David Walker, Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology; Director, UTMB Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease; Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases; Autopsy Attending Pathologist, Department of Pathology. Rebecca Sealy Hospital East, 4.302/4.304. (Info: 69441) RSVP at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 6
5:15 PM-6:15 PM
Institute for Translational Science – Education Office Clinical Research: Tools & Techniques. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN PHARMACEUTICALS RESEARCH. Speaker(s): Howard Brody, MD, PhD. Children's Hospital, 2.312. (Info: 409.772.1484) Faculty, fellows, residents and members of research teams welcome. More information: http://www.its.utmb.edu/news/news.html.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13
5:15 PM-6:15 PM
Institute for Translational Science – Education Office Clinical Research: Tools & Techniques. HOT TOPICS IN HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH: ETHICS OF RESEARCH ON PRISONERS. Speaker(s): Jason E. Glenn, PhD. Children's Hospital, 2.312. (Info: 409.772.1484) Faculty, fellows, residents and members of research teams welcome. More information: http://www.its.utmb.edu/news/news.html.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Practicing Behind Bars: Challenges and Opportunities Within Correctional Psychiatry . Speaker(s): JOSEPH V. PENN, M.D., CCHP, Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Mental Health Services, UTMB Correctional Managed Care, University of Texas Medical Branch, Huntsville, TX . Shriners Hospital, 7th Floor Auditorium. (Info: 747-8302)
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