The UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center (UCDC) would like to invite faculty to submit applications for this year’s Seed Funding program focusing on the interplay between diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Research Focus: Diabetes has become a widespread chronic disease, but with reasonably good life expectancy. Similarly, survival of many other chronic diseases has improved dramatically in recent years resulting in more patients suffering from diabetes as well as other health issues. However, very little is known about the crosstalk between diabetes and other chronic diseases. The purpose of this award is therefore to allow UAB faculty to initiate novel basic research into the role diabetes plays in other disease states, how other diseases may affect diabetes and what common pathways and targets may exist. Please note that the intent of this award is to support basic science projects. It is expected that provided seed funding will be utilized to obtain sufficient data to apply for significant extramural funding.
The mission of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is to address disparities in diseases disproportionately represented within the Deep South as we accelerate discovery to improve human health.
The Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) invites Letters of Intent to apply for one-year Pilot Grant Awards focusing on Minority Aging & Health Disparities in the African American population.
The Deep South RCMAR focuses on health issues for which disparities between older African Americans and whites have been established, giving special emphasis to issues related to rural elders; intervention research addressing exercise, diet, or preventive health strategies; and studies addressing socio-economic, discrimination, trust, or bioethical issues impacting physical or mental health. Proposals must demonstrate relevance to minority aging and health disparities in the African American population, and should focus upon specific social, cultural, or behavioral mechanisms to improve physical and mental health or cognitive function. Further description is included in the RFA.
Letter of Intent (LOI) due 11/11/15.
The intent of this pilot program is to attract both international and U.S.-based early-stage investigators from outside the field of HIV research to help address key scientific questions in HIV research, including emerging issues of long-term survival with HIV infection, prevention of HIV transmission, and research toward a cure. This program is targeting those who would be new to the field.