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  • Research News Digest for Monday, April 24, 2017


    UPCOMING EVENTS
    OSP is offering a new class designed for those who are new to sponsored programs or new to UAB. This one-hour introductory course will give participants a general overview of OSP and help them understand the submission process, including the benefits of submitting proposals early. The first class will be held on Wednesday, April 26. Space is limited to 40 participants.
     
    To attend the class, registration is required in the UAB Learning System (LMS). You can find the course by searching the LMS Catalog for this course: Overview of Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Submission Process. The instructor for the course is Debbie Graves, OSP Training Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie.
     
    When:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Time:  1:30-2:30 PM
    Deborah L. Yelon, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Division of Biological Sciences
    University of California
    San Diego, CA
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
    When:  Friday, April 28th, 2017
    Time:  12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    The UAB Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) Methodology Core (NIH P60 AR064172), Informatics Institute, along with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center (CAMBAC) will present a mini-symposium, focusing on translational bioinformatics, Wednesday, May 3rd from 12 PM - 4:30 PM at the Edge of Chaos, located on the 4th floor of the Lister Hilll Library. For more information, or to register for this event, please visit the event webpage, located at  https://www.uab.edu/medicine/rheumatology/mcrc-symposium-1.  Registration is strongly recommended. 
     
    When:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Time: 12:00-4:30 PM
    Where:  Edge of Chaos
    Please join us for the 8th Annual Methods Seminar in Outcomes Research - "Health Systems and Implementation."
     
    Presenters:
    "Think Big, Build Small, Evaluate and Evolve: A Recipe for Innovation through Implementation"
    Paul Harris, PhD - Vanderbilt University
     
    "Turning on the PCORnet Lights: Uniting Patients, Clinicians and Health Systems in a National Research System"
    Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS - Duke University
     
    "Implementation Science in the Learning Health Care System Era"
    Amy Kilbourne, PhD, MPH - University of Michigan
     
    "Health Care Access and Engagement for Individuals and Populations: from Clinic to Community, and Back Again!"
    Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc - University of Alabama at Birmingham
     
     
    For questions about the seminar or problems with registration, please contact Ryan Outman at routman@uab.edu or 996-9672.
     
    Attachment: Flyer
     
    When:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
    Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where:  The Edge of Chaos, 4th Floor, Lister Hill Library
    Reserve your seat today!
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
    Presented by:
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham and
    Hudson/Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
     
    When:  Monday May 8th, 2017
    Time:  10:00 am -6:00 pm
    Where:  Jackson Center, Huntsville, AL
    The Child Health Research Unit (CHRU) was developed to make it easier for investigators to conduct scientifically rigorous clinical and translational research in childhood diseases. To meet the growing needs of our pediatric researchers, a new and expanded CHRU will open soon on the third floor of Dearth Towers at Children's of Alabama. Join us at the open house on Friday, May 12 from 1 - 3 p.m.
     
    Come see how it can help you improve the health of the children of Alabama.
     
    For more information, visit www.uab.edu/chru.  
     
    Attachments: CHRU Open House
    When:  Friday, May 12, 2017
    Time:  1:00-3:00 PM
    Where:  Dearth Towers at Children's of Alabama, Third Floor
    This course will provide the end user with a better knowledge of how to their Genomics data using various Linux (command line) based analytical tools. Hands-on activities include analyzing whole genome for causal variants, transcriptome for gene expression, and epigenetics for calling peaks in ChIP/ATAC-Seq.
     
    Dept. of Genetics faculty will teach the course.  Limited number of seats on FCFS basis. 
     
    Registration costs are $50 - Faculty, $25 - Post Doc and Fellows, $10 - Students/Staff. 
     
    Please save your spot by emailing Shaila Handattu at hande@uab.edu
     
     
    When:  Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 18, 2017
    Time:  8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    The 28th Annual Vascular Biology and Hypertension Symposium will be held Monday, May 15, 2017 and Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the UAB Hill Student Center, Third Floor Ballroom (1400 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35233). Attendees will gain a better understanding of the most recent developments in clinical and basic science research in cardiovascular disease, with sessions focused on (Monday 5/15): Cell Therapy for Vascular Disease; Role of Inflammation and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Hypertension and Vascular Disease; (Tuesday 5/16): Special Session-Keynote LecturesSleep and Hypertension.
     
    The 18th Annual Trainee Poster Session will take place Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4:15pm – 6:00pm on the Third Floor of the UAB Hill Student Center. Cash prizes awarded to top 3 poster presentations. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, May 1, 2017.
     
    Registration is FREE, but REQUIRED. Please email faithlang@uabmc.edu for registration and program details.

    REGISTRATION LINK:
     
    Attachments:
     
    When:  Monday, May 15-Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Time:  8:30 AM (Breakfast) 9:00-4:15 PM
    Where:  UAB Hill Student Center, Third Floor Ballroom
    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
    This is a 2 year program with students enrolling at the beginning of their second year. Trainees will participate in an integrative curriculum involving didactic elements (that include understanding disease mechanisms, drug discovery and development, translational research administration), career and translational research enrichment activities (including enrollment in a Certificate Program in Translational and Molecular Sciences, academia and industry workshops) and meaningful clinical / patient interaction experiences, the latter of which will be linked with the trainees’ research interests. Providing students with training in translational research early during a student’s matriculation will provide required skills and empower them intellectually to incorporate translational research into their research and prepare them for the diverse requirements for the future workforce.
     
    Sponsor(s):  Department of Pathology - TMS T32 Program
     
    Contact Information:  Director: Rakesh P. Patel, PhD, Department of Pathology, UAB (rakeshpatel@uabmc.edu)
    Co-Director: Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UAB (NAmbalavanan@peds.uab.edu)
    Program Administrator: Samantha Gromko, Department of Pathology, UAB (samanthagromko@uabmc.edu)
     
    Funding Amount(s):  $33,000
     
    Eligibility: Any PhD earning graduate student who is in good academic standing (UAB GPA ≥ 3), is entering the second year of graduate school, and has been accepted into a laboratory to conduct full-time research can apply.
     
    Due Date:  5/5/2017 11:59 PM
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 04/24/17
  • eRA Commons & ASSIST Downtime April 20, 2017

    eRA Commons and ASSIST will be unavailable beginning at 9 p.m. ET Thursday, April 20 and will return to service by 7 a.m. ET Friday, April 21, 2017.
    The downtime will allow for the deployment of updates in eRA’s April system-wide software release.
    NOTE: The ability to submit help tickets online will not be available during the downtime listed above.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 04/20/17
  • Fulbright Opportunities in Sustainable Development in the Western Hemisphere

    ​The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S Scholar Program competition is now open and accepting applications for awards in Sustainable Development and Sustainability!  The Institute of International Education's Council for International Exchange of Scholars administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Opportunities in the western hemisphere include Belize, Blovia, Honduras, Canada and Columbia. 

    Posted by UAB Honors College | 04/20/17
  • Johns Hopkins University Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) Call for RFAs: Cutaneous Neurofibromas

    The Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) is excited to announce a new research program that is focused on understanding the pathogenesis of cutaneous neurofibromas.   NTAP (www.n-tap.org) is a philanthropic research entity based at Johns Hopkins University dedicated to the discovery of therapeutics for the peripheral nerve tumors that afflict people with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).  Cutaneous neurofibromas represent a major unmet need for NF1 patients.  This research program sets the blueprint for improving therapeutics for these tumors by encouraging research proposals that improve the Understanding of Cutaneous Neurofibromas. 
     
    The submission deadline for the ‘letter of intent’ is May 12, 2017.  Applicants will be notified by May 31, 2017 if they are invited to submit a full proposal.

    NTAP hopes to receive applications from excellent candidates from around the world whose work may address the questions posed in this announcement.  All appropriate candidates are encouraged to apply.  Please contact Dr. Sharad Verma (s
    verma20@jhmi.edu) at any time with questions.  

    Attachments:
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 04/20/17
  • Research News Digest for Thursday, April 20, 2017

    IN THIS EDITION

    AGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
    eRA Commons and ASSIST will be unavailable beginning at 9 p.m. ET Thursday, April 20 and will return to service by 7 a.m. ET Friday, April 21, 2017.
    The downtime will allow for the deployment of updates in eRA’s April system-wide software release.
    NOTE: The ability to submit help tickets online will not be available during the downtime listed above.
    Notices:
    • Guidance for Adjustments to Appointment Records in xTrain to Reflect Stipend Level Increases for Postdoctoral Trainees on Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
      (NOT-OD-17-057) National Institutes of Health
    • Notice of Form Correction for PA-16-286 "Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent)"
      (NOT-OD-17-058) National Institutes of Health
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    The Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) is excited to announce a new research program that is focused on understanding the pathogenesis of cutaneous neurofibromas.   NTAP (www.n-tap.org) is a philanthropic research entity based at Johns Hopkins University dedicated to the discovery of therapeutics for the peripheral nerve tumors that afflict people with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).  Cutaneous neurofibromas represent a major unmet need for NF1 patients.  This research program sets the blueprint for improving therapeutics for these tumors by encouraging research proposals that improve the Understanding of Cutaneous Neurofibromas. 
    The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S Scholar Program competition is now open and accepting applications for awards in Sustainable Development and Sustainability!  The Institute of International Education's Council for International Exchange of Scholars administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Opportunities in the western hemisphere include Belize, Blovia, Honduras, Canada and Columbia. 
    UPCOMING EVENTS
    OSP is offering a new class designed for those who are new to sponsored programs or new to UAB. This one-hour introductory course will give participants a general overview of OSP and help them understand the submission process, including the benefits of submitting proposals early. The first class will be held on Wednesday, April 26. Space is limited to 40 participants.
     
    To attend the class, registration is required in the UAB Learning System (LMS). You can find the course by searching the LMS Catalog for this course: Overview of Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Submission Process. The instructor for the course is Debbie Graves, OSP Training Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie.
     
    When:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Time:  1:30-2:30 PM
    Deborah L. Yelon, Ph.D.
    Professor
    Division of Biological Sciences
    University of California
    San Diego, CA
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
    When:  Friday, April 28th, 2017
    Time:  12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    The UAB Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) Methodology Core (NIH P60 AR064172), Informatics Institute, along with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center (CAMBAC) will present a mini-symposium, focusing on translational bioinformatics, Wednesday, May 3rd from 12 PM - 4:30 PM at the Edge of Chaos, located on the 4th floor of the Lister Hilll Library. For more information, or to register for this event, please visit the event webpage, located at  https://www.uab.edu/medicine/rheumatology/mcrc-symposium-1.  Registration is strongly recommended. 
     
    When:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Time: 12:00-4:30 PM
    Where:  Edge of Chaos
    Please join us for the 8th Annual Methods Seminar in Outcomes Research - "Health Systems and Implementation."
     
    Presenters:
    "Think Big, Build Small, Evaluate and Evolve: A Recipe for Innovation through Implementation"
    Paul Harris, PhD - Vanderbilt University
     
    "Turning on the PCORnet Lights: Uniting Patients, Clinicians and Health Systems in a National Research System"
    Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS - Duke University
     
    "Implementation Science in the Learning Health Care System Era"
    Amy Kilbourne, PhD, MPH - University of Michigan
     
    "Health Care Access and Engagement for Individuals and Populations: from Clinic to Community, and Back Again!"
    Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc - University of Alabama at Birmingham
     
     
    For questions about the seminar or problems with registration, please contact Ryan Outman at routman@uab.edu or 996-9672.
     
    Attachment: Flyer
     
    When:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
    Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where:  The Edge of Chaos, 4th Floor, Lister Hill Library
    Reserve your seat today!
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
    Presented by:
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham and
    Hudson/Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
     
    When:  Monday May 8th, 2017
    Time:  10:00 am -6:00 pm
    Where:  Jackson Center, Huntsville, AL
    This course will provide the end user with a better knowledge of how to their Genomics data using various Linux (command line) based analytical tools. Hands-on activities include analyzing whole genome for causal variants, transcriptome for gene expression, and epigenetics for calling peaks in ChIP/ATAC-Seq.
     
    Dept. of Genetics faculty will teach the course.  Limited number of seats on FCFS basis. 
     
    Registration costs are $50 - Faculty, $25 - Post Doc and Fellows, $10 - Students/Staff. 
     
    Please save your spot by emailing Shaila Handattu at hande@uab.edu
     
     
    When:  Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 18, 2017
    Time:  8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    The 28th Annual Vascular Biology and Hypertension Symposium will be held Monday, May 15, 2017 and Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the UAB Hill Student Center, Third Floor Ballroom (1400 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35233). Attendees will gain a better understanding of the most recent developments in clinical and basic science research in cardiovascular disease, with sessions focused on (Monday 5/15): Cell Therapy for Vascular Disease; Role of Inflammation and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Hypertension and Vascular Disease; (Tuesday 5/16): Special Session-Keynote LecturesSleep and Hypertension.
     
    The 18th Annual Trainee Poster Session will take place Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4:15pm – 6:00pm on the Third Floor of the UAB Hill Student Center. Cash prizes awarded to top 3 poster presentations. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, May 1, 2017.
     
    Registration is FREE, but REQUIRED. Please email faithlang@uabmc.edu for registration and program details.

    REGISTRATION LINK:
     
    Attachments:
     
    When:  Monday, May 15-Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Time:  8:30 AM (Breakfast) 9:00-4:15 PM
    Where:  UAB Hill Student Center, Third Floor Ballroom
    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
    This is a 2 year program with students enrolling at the beginning of their second year. Trainees will participate in an integrative curriculum involving didactic elements (that include understanding disease mechanisms, drug discovery and development, translational research administration), career and translational research enrichment activities (including enrollment in a Certificate Program in Translational and Molecular Sciences, academia and industry workshops) and meaningful clinical / patient interaction experiences, the latter of which will be linked with the trainees’ research interests. Providing students with training in translational research early during a student’s matriculation will provide required skills and empower them intellectually to incorporate translational research into their research and prepare them for the diverse requirements for the future workforce.
     
    Sponsor(s):  Department of Pathology - TMS T32 Program
     
    Contact Information:  Director: Rakesh P. Patel, PhD, Department of Pathology, UAB (rakeshpatel@uabmc.edu)
    Co-Director: Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UAB (NAmbalavanan@peds.uab.edu)
    Program Administrator: Samantha Gromko, Department of Pathology, UAB (samanthagromko@uabmc.edu)
     
    Funding Amount(s):  $33,000
     
    Eligibility: Any PhD earning graduate student who is in good academic standing (UAB GPA ≥ 3), is entering the second year of graduate school, and has been accepted into a laboratory to conduct full-time research can apply.
     
    Due Date:  5/5/2017 11:59 PM
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 04/20/17
  • NIH Notices - April 18, 2017

    Notices:
    • Guidance for Adjustments to Appointment Records in xTrain to Reflect Stipend Level Increases for Postdoctoral Trainees on Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)
      (NOT-OD-17-057) National Institutes of Health
    • Notice of Form Correction for PA-16-286 "Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent)"
      (NOT-OD-17-058) National Institutes of Health
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 04/18/17
  • Research News Digest for Monday, April 17, 2017


    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Dr. Ruvkun, Professor of Genetics at Harvard University, will present “Surveillance of core cellular components to detect and defend microbial attacks, and how this couples to lifespan.” 
     
    When:  Wednesday, April 20, 20176
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Learning Resource Center Room 235
    OSP is offering a new class designed for those who are new to sponsored programs or new to UAB. This one-hour introductory course will give participants a general overview of OSP and help them understand the submission process, including the benefits of submitting proposals early. The first class will be held on Wednesday, April 26. Space is limited to 40 participants.
     
    To attend the class, registration is required in the UAB Learning System (LMS). You can find the course by searching the LMS Catalog for this course: Overview of Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Submission Process. The instructor for the course is Debbie Graves, OSP Training Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie.
     
    When:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Time:  1:30-2:30 PM
    The UAB Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) Methodology Core (NIH P60 AR064172), Informatics Institute, along with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center (CAMBAC) will present a mini-symposium, focusing on translational bioinformatics, Wednesday, May 3rd from 12 PM - 4:30 PM at the Edge of Chaos, located on the 4th floor of the Lister Hilll Library. For more information, or to register for this event, please visit the event webpage, located at  https://www.uab.edu/medicine/rheumatology/mcrc-symposium-1.  Registration is strongly recommended. 
     
    When:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Time: 12:00-4:30 PM
    Where:  Edge of Chaos
    Please join us for the 8th Annual Methods Seminar in Outcomes Research - "Health Systems and Implementation."
     
    Presenters:
    "Think Big, Build Small, Evaluate and Evolve: A Recipe for Innovation through Implementation"
    Paul Harris, PhD - Vanderbilt University
     
    "Turning on the PCORnet Lights: Uniting Patients, Clinicians and Health Systems in a National Research System"
    Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS - Duke University
     
    "Implementation Science in the Learning Health Care System Era"
    Amy Kilbourne, PhD, MPH - University of Michigan
     
    "Health Care Access and Engagement for Individuals and Populations: from Clinic to Community, and Back Again!"
    Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc - University of Alabama at Birmingham
     
     
    For questions about the seminar or problems with registration, please contact Ryan Outman at routman@uab.edu or 996-9672.
     
    Attachment: Flyer
     
    When:  Thursday, May 4, 2017
    Time:  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where:  The Edge of Chaos, 4th Floor, Lister Hill Library
    Reserve your seat today!
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
    Presented by:
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham and
    Hudson/Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
     
    When:  Monday May 8th, 2017
    Time:  10:00 am -6:00 pm
    Where:  Jackson Center, Huntsville, AL
     
    This course will provide the end user with a better knowledge of how to their Genomics data using various Linux (command line) based analytical tools. Hands-on activities include analyzing whole genome for causal variants, transcriptome for gene expression, and epigenetics for calling peaks in ChIP/ATAC-Seq.
     
    Dept. of Genetics faculty will teach the course.  Limited number of seats on FCFS basis. 
     
    Registration costs are $50 - Faculty, $25 - Post Doc and Fellows, $10 - Students/Staff. 
     
    Please save your spot by emailing Shaila Handattu at hande@uab.edu
     
     
    When:  Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 18, 2017
    Time:  8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    The 28th Annual Vascular Biology and Hypertension Symposium will be held Monday, May 15, 2017 and Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the UAB Hill Student Center, Third Floor Ballroom (1400 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35233). Attendees will gain a better understanding of the most recent developments in clinical and basic science research in cardiovascular disease, with sessions focused on (Monday 5/15): Cell Therapy for Vascular Disease; Role of Inflammation and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Hypertension and Vascular Disease; (Tuesday 5/16): Special Session-Keynote LecturesSleep and Hypertension.
     
    The 18th Annual Trainee Poster Session will take place Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4:15pm – 6:00pm on the Third Floor of the UAB Hill Student Center. Cash prizes awarded to top 3 poster presentations. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, May 1, 2017.
     
    Registration is FREE, but REQUIRED. Please email faithlang@uabmc.edu for registration and program details.

    REGISTRATION LINK:
     
    Attachments:
     
    When:  Monday, May 15-Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Time:  8:30 AM (Breakfast) 9:00-4:15 PM
    Where:  UAB Hill Student Center, Third Floor Ballroom
    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
    This is a 2 year program with students enrolling at the beginning of their second year. Trainees will participate in an integrative curriculum involving didactic elements (that include understanding disease mechanisms, drug discovery and development, translational research administration), career and translational research enrichment activities (including enrollment in a Certificate Program in Translational and Molecular Sciences, academia and industry workshops) and meaningful clinical / patient interaction experiences, the latter of which will be linked with the trainees’ research interests. Providing students with training in translational research early during a student’s matriculation will provide required skills and empower them intellectually to incorporate translational research into their research and prepare them for the diverse requirements for the future workforce.
     
    Sponsor(s):  Department of Pathology - TMS T32 Program
     
    Contact Information:  Director: Rakesh P. Patel, PhD, Department of Pathology, UAB (rakeshpatel@uabmc.edu)
    Co-Director: Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UAB (NAmbalavanan@peds.uab.edu)
    Program Administrator: Samantha Gromko, Department of Pathology, UAB (samanthagromko@uabmc.edu)
     
    Funding Amount(s):  $33,000
     
    Eligibility: Any PhD earning graduate student who is in good academic standing (UAB GPA ≥ 3), is entering the second year of graduate school, and has been accepted into a laboratory to conduct full-time research can apply.
     
    Due Date:  5/5/2017 11:59 PM
     
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 04/17/17
  • Research News Digest for Thursday, April 13, 2017


    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Presented by:  Danny R. Welch, Ph.D.
    Professor & Founding Chair Department of Cancer Biology
    Hall Family Professor of Molecular Medicine
    Associate Director for Basic Science Research
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    Kansas City, KS
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
     
    When:  Friday, April 14, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    OSP is offering a new class designed for those who are new to sponsored programs or new to UAB. This one-hour introductory course will give participants a general overview of OSP and help them understand the submission process, including the benefits of submitting proposals early. The first class will be held on Wednesday, April 26. Space is limited to 40 participants.
     
    To attend the class, registration is required in the UAB Learning System (LMS). You can find the course by searching the LMS Catalog for this course: Overview of Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Submission Process. The instructor for the course is Debbie Graves, OSP Training Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie.
     
    When:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Time:  1:30-2:30 PM
    The UAB Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) Methodology Core (NIH P60 AR064172), Informatics Institute, along with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and the Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center (CAMBAC) will present a mini-symposium, focusing on translational bioinformatics, Wednesday, May 3rd from 12 PM - 4:30 PM at the Edge of Chaos, located on the 4th floor of the Lister Hilll Library. For more information, or to register for this event, please visit the event webpage, located at  https://www.uab.edu/medicine/rheumatology/mcrc-symposium-1.  Registration is strongly recommended. 
     
    When:  Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Time: 12:00-4:30 PM
    Where:  Edge of Chaos
    Reserve your seat today!
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
    Presented by:
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham and
    Hudson/Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
     
    When:  Monday May 8th, 2017
    Time:  10:00 am -6:00 pm
    Where:  Jackson Center, Huntsville, AL
     
    This course will provide the end user with a better knowledge of how to their Genomics data using various Linux (command line) based analytical tools. Hands-on activities include analyzing whole genome for causal variants, transcriptome for gene expression, and epigenetics for calling peaks in ChIP/ATAC-Seq.
     
    Dept. of Genetics faculty will teach the course.  Limited number of seats on FCFS basis. 
     
    Registration costs are $50 - Faculty, $25 - Post Doc and Fellows, $10 - Students/Staff. 
     
    Please save your spot by emailing Shaila Handattu at hande@uab.edu
     
     
    When:  Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 18, 2017
    Time:  8:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    The 28th Annual Vascular Biology and Hypertension Symposium will be held Monday, May 15, 2017 and Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the UAB Hill Student Center, Third Floor Ballroom (1400 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35233). Attendees will gain a better understanding of the most recent developments in clinical and basic science research in cardiovascular disease, with sessions focused on (Monday 5/15): Cell Therapy for Vascular Disease; Role of Inflammation and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Hypertension and Vascular Disease; (Tuesday 5/16): Special Session-Keynote LecturesSleep and Hypertension.
     
    The 18th Annual Trainee Poster Session will take place Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4:15pm – 6:00pm on the Third Floor of the UAB Hill Student Center. Cash prizes awarded to top 3 poster presentations. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, May 1, 2017.
     
    Registration is FREE, but REQUIRED. Please email faithlang@uabmc.edu for registration and program details.

    REGISTRATION LINK:
     
    Attachments:
     
    When:  Monday, May 15-Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    Time:  8:30 AM (Breakfast) 9:00-4:15 PM
    Where:  UAB Hill Student Center, Third Floor Ballroom
    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
    This is a 2 year program with students enrolling at the beginning of their second year. Trainees will participate in an integrative curriculum involving didactic elements (that include understanding disease mechanisms, drug discovery and development, translational research administration), career and translational research enrichment activities (including enrollment in a Certificate Program in Translational and Molecular Sciences, academia and industry workshops) and meaningful clinical / patient interaction experiences, the latter of which will be linked with the trainees’ research interests. Providing students with training in translational research early during a student’s matriculation will provide required skills and empower them intellectually to incorporate translational research into their research and prepare them for the diverse requirements for the future workforce.
     
    Sponsor(s):  Department of Pathology - TMS T32 Program
     
    Contact Information:  Director: Rakesh P. Patel, PhD, Department of Pathology, UAB (rakeshpatel@uabmc.edu)
    Co-Director: Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UAB (NAmbalavanan@peds.uab.edu)
    Program Administrator: Samantha Gromko, Department of Pathology, UAB (samanthagromko@uabmc.edu)
     
    Funding Amount(s):  $33,000
     
    Eligibility: Any PhD earning graduate student who is in good academic standing (UAB GPA ≥ 3), is entering the second year of graduate school, and has been accepted into a laboratory to conduct full-time research can apply.
     
    Due Date:  5/5/2017 11:59 PM
     
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 04/13/17
  • Re-Opening! The Onsite Qiagen Cabinet for Commonly Used Reagents and Kits

    The UAB CCC Comprehensive Genomics Core/Hefin Center Genomics Core is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Qiagen Reagent Cabinet in Kaul 405. The procedures for use of the cabinet will not change, only the location.  The Key to access the cabinet will be available in Kaul 406.  Please ask Caitlin Cox, Kelly Goldsmith or Mike Crowley for assistance if you should need it.  
    Posted by Heflin Center for Genomic Science | 04/10/17
  • NIH Extramural Nexus Updates - March 2017

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 04/07/17
  • eRA Enhancements - April 3, 2017

    New features and improvements have been added to the Status Information screen in eRA Commons.
     
    Features and Updates
    • Accessible by Signing Officials (SOs) and Principal Investigators (PIs).
    • Important documents such as Administrative Supplements and Relinquishing Statements may be accessed in the Other Relevant Documents section.
      • The links to such documents now open a new screen with the eRA Commons look and feel.
      • The new screens contain an Application ID link that opens submitted documentation.
      • Submission Date/Time, Most Recent Request Status, and NIH Staff Comments are also available on these screens.
    • eRA Commons Online Help has been updated with details and screenshots for the new functionality.
    The original announcement may be found on the eRA News website and in the attached PDF.

     

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 04/03/17
  • Research News Digest for Monday, April 3, 2017

    IN THIS EDITION

    AGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
    New features and improvements have been added to the Status Information screen in eRA Commons.
     
    Features and Updates
    • Accessible by Signing Officials (SOs) and Principal Investigators (PIs).
    • Important documents such as Administrative Supplements and Relinquishing Statements may be accessed in the Other Relevant Documents section.
      • The links to such documents now open a new screen with the eRA Commons look and feel.
      • The new screens contain an Application ID link that opens submitted documentation.
      • Submission Date/Time, Most Recent Request Status, and NIH Staff Comments are also available on these screens.
    • eRA Commons Online Help has been updated with details and screenshots for the new functionality.
    The original announcement may be found on the eRA News website and in the attached PDF.
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    OSP is offering a new class designed for those who are new to sponsored programs or new to UAB. This one-hour introductory course will give participants a general overview of OSP and help them understand the submission process, including the benefits of submitting proposals early. The first class will be held on Wednesday, April 26. Space is limited to 40 participants.
     
    To attend the class, registration is required in the UAB Learning System (LMS). You can find the course by searching the LMS Catalog for this course: Overview of Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Submission Process. The instructor for the course is Debbie Graves, OSP Training Coordinator. If you have any questions, please see Debbie.
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    The quick 10-question survey will give UAB IT more information about how to communicate with our customers and will let us know what technology services are most valuable and important to you.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Presented By:  David H. Gutmann, MD, Ph.D.
    Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor
    Vice Chair for Research Affairs
    Department of Neurology
    Director, Neurofibromatosis Center
    Washington University
     
     
    When:  Friday, April 7, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine (FMM) is proud to join forces with the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) to bring this exciting educational opportunity to the Southeast Region.  Both organizations are dedicated to providing quality education about mitochondrial disease to medical and patient communities and supporting research advancements to find better treatments and cures for mitochondrial disease.  The symposium program will focus on mitochondrial disease and mitochondrial dysfunction, which is at the root of diseases and conditions that affect the young and old in ways that can range from subtle to devastating, and is even responsible for the aging process itself.  The program will offer a full day CME activity on Friday and a half day of sessions for patients/families on the following Saturday. Both groups will come together for a Friday night reception to encourage networking and exchange of information.  A feature component of the 2017 Southeast Regional program will include a glance at cutting-edge research developments in bioenergetics, coming out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Mitochondrial Medicine Laboratory, in conjunction with Seahorse Bioscience/Aglient Technologies.  Additionally, a keynote address from The Energy Project will provide a broader energy perspective to enlighten, educate, inspire and unlock new ideas and solutions to human energy problems facing us all.
     
    Clinical/Research/Medical Sessions (CME)
    Grand Bohemian Hotel, Birmingham, AL
    Friday, April 7, 2017 8am-5pm
     
    Keynote Address:  Human Energy and Performance:  Transforming the Way We Work and Live from The Energy Project (www.theenergyproject.com)
    Friday, April 7, 2017 7:30 pm
     
    Patient/Family Sessions (non CME)
    Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, AL
    Saturday, April 8, 2017  
     
    When:  Friday, April 7, 2017 - Saturday, April 8, 2017
    Time:  8:00 AM - 9 PM
    Where:  Grand Bohemian Hotel/Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, AL
    Presented by:  Danny R. Welch, Ph.D.
    Professor & Founding Chair Department of Cancer Biology
    Hall Family Professor of Molecular Medicine
    Associate Director for Basic Science Research
    University of Kansas Medical Center
    Kansas City, KS
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
     
    When:  Friday, April 14, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    OSP is offering a new class designed for those who are new to sponsored programs or new to UAB. This one-hour introductory course will give participants a general overview of OSP and help them understand the submission process, including the benefits of submitting proposals early. The first class will be held on Wednesday, April 26. Space is limited to 40 participants.
     
    To attend the class, registration is required in the UAB Learning System (LMS). You can find the course by searching the LMS Catalog for this course: Overview of Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Submission Process. The instructor for the course is Debbie Graves, OSP Training Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie.
     
    When:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    Time:  1:30-2:30 PM
    Where:  Wallace Tumor Institute (WTI) (101- Durant Educational Room)
    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
    UAB's Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) will fund at least 3 nutrition-related P/F studies at up to $25,000/year. A second year of funding is possible through a competitive renewal process. (Renewal applications will be considered from investigators currently funded by the NORC P/F program. These applications should show substantial progress in the aims of the original application and propose important new aims that further enhance the prospect of extramural funding.
     
    Sponsor(s):  UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center
     
    Contact Information: 
    Investigators are encouraged to contact
    Dr. Stephen Barnes (sbarnes@uab.edu | 205-934-7117),
    Dr. Martin Young (martinyoung@uabmc.edu | 205 934-2328) or
    Dr. David Allison (dallison@uab.edu | 205-975-9169)
    to determine their eligibility and the appropriateness of their project.
     
    Funding Amount(s):  $25,000
     
    Eligibility: 
    P/F funding is intended to support full-time UAB faculty members who are new investigators without current or past NIH research project support (those below the rank of Associate Professor); established investigators with no previous work in nutrition or obesity research; or established investigators in nutrition/obesity with a proposal to test an innovative idea representing a significant departure from ongoing research interests. P/F awards may be made to post-doctoral fellows. However, generally, post-doctoral fellows will only be competitive when such individuals are preparing to transition to a faculty slot at UAB. Post-doctoral fellows wishing to apply are strongly encouraged to meet simultaneously with their UAB faculty mentor and the P/F and/or NORC director prior to submitting a proposal. Pi's (Postdocs, Instructors and Asst. Profs.) must identify a senior faculty mentor who has a strong record of NIH funding as a PI in an area related to the proposed research and who will agree to provide guidance throughout the conduct of the proposed study. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate close relevance to the NORC mission (www.norc.uab.edu), NORC core facility usage, and likelihood of future R01 funding.
     
    Letter of Intent Due:  4/7/2017 12:00 PM
     
    Application Due:  5/5/2017 12:00 PM
    The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center is soliciting applications for a graduate training fellowship from the Research Development Project Research Training Core. This fellowship is funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
     
    Sponsor(s): Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
     
    Eligibility: Competitive applications will have the following features:
    • It will be dedicated to the CF mission (or closely related topics)
    • Priority will be given to trainees of faculty not currently receiving flexible support from the CFRC
    • Proposed use of CFRC Core resources during the project is highly encouraged
    • Recipients will be required to submit a progress report for their project after the first year to be considered for renewal
    Details:
    The Research Training Core is designed to provide partial support for one year, with an option for renewal based on productivity. This Graduate Student fellowship of $12,500 total can be applied towards the student’s stipend and/or their tuition and fees.
     
    Interested faculty/trainees should submit their application to Jamie Elliott, by April 17th, that includes the following:
    1. A cover page listing the trainee, the mentor, the department and the title of the student’s research project.
    2. A 2 page description of Specific Aims, Significance, and Method of Approach
    3. NIH-format biographical sketches for trainee and mentor(s)
    These documents should be submitted as a single pdf file to jamieelliott@uabmc.edu.
     
    Award Amount(s): 12,500
     
    Contact Information: 
    Jamie K. Elliott, MPA
    Center Administrator
    1918 University Blvd, MCLM 726
    Birmingham, AL 35294-0005
    Phone: (205) 934-7210
    Fax: (205) 934-7593
    Important Dates:
    RFA Post: 3/21/2017
    Application Due: 4/17/2017 11:59 PM
    Notification Date: 4/28/2017
    Project Start: 5/1/2017
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 04/03/17
  • Research News Digest for Thursday, March 30, 2017


    AGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
    Notices:
    • Reporting Preprints and Other Interim Research Products
      (NOT-OD-17-050) National Institutes of Health
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.
    UPCOMING EVENTS
    The Deep South Philosophy of Biology Workshop will take place Friday March 31 - Saturday April 1, with keynote speaker Lindley Darden (Maryland) speaking on "A Diagrammatic Framework to Aid Discovery of Genetic Disease Mechanisms”.

    Also featuring James Justus (FSU) (with Samantha Wakil, UNC), "Mathematical Explanation and the Biological Optimality Fallacy";  Nicholaos Jones (UAH), "Non-Mechanistic Explanations with Mechanistic Grounds";  John Bickle (Miss. State & Univ. of Miss. Med. Ctr.), "Tool Development: How Experiment-Driven Sciences Progress";  Michael Ruse (FSU), "Christianity and Darwinism: The Paradox of War";  Charles Pence (LSU), "What Role for 'Fitness'?";  Laura Seger (UAB, Indiana), "My Unlucky Generation: The Unanticipated Casualties of the Chickenpox Vaccine";  Richard Richards (UA), "Niche Construction and the Biology of Normativity";  Barton Moffat (Miss. State), "A Causal Role Account of Signal";  and Marshall Abrams (UAB), "Selection for Misperception?  Prediction Error Minimization, R-strategies, & Culture".

    This event is free and open to the public.
     
     
    When:  Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1, 2017
    Time:  8:45 AM-5:45 PM
    Where:  Campbell Hall 405
    Presented By:  David H. Gutmann, MD, Ph.D.
    Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor
    Vice Chair for Research Affairs
    Department of Neurology
    Director, Neurofibromatosis Center
    Washington University
     
     
    When:  Friday, April 7, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine (FMM) is proud to join forces with the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) to bring this exciting educational opportunity to the Southeast Region.  Both organizations are dedicated to providing quality education about mitochondrial disease to medical and patient communities and supporting research advancements to find better treatments and cures for mitochondrial disease.  The symposium program will focus on mitochondrial disease and mitochondrial dysfunction, which is at the root of diseases and conditions that affect the young and old in ways that can range from subtle to devastating, and is even responsible for the aging process itself.  The program will offer a full day CME activity on Friday and a half day of sessions for patients/families on the following Saturday. Both groups will come together for a Friday night reception to encourage networking and exchange of information.  A feature component of the 2017 Southeast Regional program will include a glance at cutting-edge research developments in bioenergetics, coming out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Mitochondrial Medicine Laboratory, in conjunction with Seahorse Bioscience/Aglient Technologies.  Additionally, a keynote address from The Energy Project will provide a broader energy perspective to enlighten, educate, inspire and unlock new ideas and solutions to human energy problems facing us all.
     
    Clinical/Research/Medical Sessions (CME)
    Grand Bohemian Hotel, Birmingham, AL
    Friday, April 7, 2017 8am-5pm
     
    Keynote Address:  Human Energy and Performance:  Transforming the Way We Work and Live from The Energy Project (www.theenergyproject.com)
    Friday, April 7, 2017 7:30 pm
     
    Patient/Family Sessions (non CME)
    Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, AL
    Saturday, April 8, 2017  
     
    When:  Friday, April 7, 2017 - Saturday, April 8, 2017
    Time:  8:00 AM - 9 PM
    Where:  Grand Bohemian Hotel/Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, AL
    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
    UAB's Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) will fund at least 3 nutrition-related P/F studies at up to $25,000/year. A second year of funding is possible through a competitive renewal process. (Renewal applications will be considered from investigators currently funded by the NORC P/F program. These applications should show substantial progress in the aims of the original application and propose important new aims that further enhance the prospect of extramural funding.
     
    Sponsor(s):  UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center
     
    Contact Information: 
    Investigators are encouraged to contact
    Dr. Stephen Barnes (sbarnes@uab.edu | 205-934-7117),
    Dr. Martin Young (martinyoung@uabmc.edu | 205 934-2328) or
    Dr. David Allison (dallison@uab.edu | 205-975-9169)
    to determine their eligibility and the appropriateness of their project.
     
    Funding Amount(s):  $25,000
     
    Eligibility: 
    P/F funding is intended to support full-time UAB faculty members who are new investigators without current or past NIH research project support (those below the rank of Associate Professor); established investigators with no previous work in nutrition or obesity research; or established investigators in nutrition/obesity with a proposal to test an innovative idea representing a significant departure from ongoing research interests. P/F awards may be made to post-doctoral fellows. However, generally, post-doctoral fellows will only be competitive when such individuals are preparing to transition to a faculty slot at UAB. Post-doctoral fellows wishing to apply are strongly encouraged to meet simultaneously with their UAB faculty mentor and the P/F and/or NORC director prior to submitting a proposal. Pi's (Postdocs, Instructors and Asst. Profs.) must identify a senior faculty mentor who has a strong record of NIH funding as a PI in an area related to the proposed research and who will agree to provide guidance throughout the conduct of the proposed study. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate close relevance to the NORC mission (www.norc.uab.edu), NORC core facility usage, and likelihood of future R01 funding.
     
    Letter of Intent Due:  4/7/2017 12:00 PM
     
    Application Due:  5/5/2017 12:00 PM
    The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center is soliciting applications for a graduate training fellowship from the Research Development Project Research Training Core. This fellowship is funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
     
    Sponsor(s): Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
     
    Eligibility: Competitive applications will have the following features:
    • It will be dedicated to the CF mission (or closely related topics)
    • Priority will be given to trainees of faculty not currently receiving flexible support from the CFRC
    • Proposed use of CFRC Core resources during the project is highly encouraged
    • Recipients will be required to submit a progress report for their project after the first year to be considered for renewal
    Details:
    The Research Training Core is designed to provide partial support for one year, with an option for renewal based on productivity. This Graduate Student fellowship of $12,500 total can be applied towards the student’s stipend and/or their tuition and fees.
     
    Interested faculty/trainees should submit their application to Jamie Elliott, by April 17th, that includes the following:
    1. A cover page listing the trainee, the mentor, the department and the title of the student’s research project.
    2. A 2 page description of Specific Aims, Significance, and Method of Approach
    3. NIH-format biographical sketches for trainee and mentor(s)
    These documents should be submitted as a single pdf file to jamieelliott@uabmc.edu.
     
    Award Amount(s): 12,500
     
    Contact Information: 
    Jamie K. Elliott, MPA
    Center Administrator
    1918 University Blvd, MCLM 726
    Birmingham, AL 35294-0005
    Phone: (205) 934-7210
    Fax: (205) 934-7593
     
    Important Dates:
    RFA Post: 3/21/2017
    Application Due: 4/17/2017 11:59 PM
    Notification Date: 4/28/2017
    Project Start: 5/1/2017
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 03/30/17
  • NIH Notices - March 27, 2017

    Notices:
    • Reporting Preprints and Other Interim Research Products
      (NOT-OD-17-050) National Institutes of Health
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 03/27/17
  • NIH eRA items of Interest - March 2017

    The latest NIH eRA Items of Interest for March 2017 is now available.
     
    Included Topics:
    Review the attached PDF or visit the NIH eRA Items of Interest page for more information.

     

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 03/23/17
  • Safety Information - Varian TV 801 Turbo Pumps and API 5000 Spectrometers

    IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE-IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

    Varian TV 801 Turbo Pumps on the API 4000™, 4000 and QTRAP®, and API 5000™ Mass Spectrometers
     
    SCIEX is initiating a field action for the products listed above as a result of a communication received from our pump component supplier, Agilent Technologies. The TV 801 turbo pump may experience a rotor fragmentation leading to a sudden separation of the body from the envelope, allowing metal fragments to be ejected from the pump at high speeds, which may result in serious injury or death. 
     
    SCIEX has received two customer complaints for the Agilent Technologies' TV 801 turbo pump, which is used in some of SCIEX's API 4000™, 4000 QT RAP®, and API 5000™ systems 1. Please review the attached important information on how to identify if your system is impacted, and what actions you need to take.

    Attachments:
    Posted by Occupational Health and Safety | 03/22/17
  • Computational Genomics Course- An Advanced Level Immersion Course

    May 15th-18th, 2017
     
    8:30am -12:30pm 
     
    Location: Finley Conference center
    720 20th St. S, Birmingham, AL- 35233
     
    $50- Faculty, $25- Post Doc and Fellows, $10 - Students/Staff

    Attachments:
    Posted by Heflin Center for Genomic Science | 03/21/17
  • NIH Notices - March 20, 2017

    Notices:
    • NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution
      (NOT-OD-17-048) National Institutes of Health
    • Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements
      (NOT-OD-17-049) National Institutes of Health
    • Notice Defining NIAID's Use of the Career Development (K01) Awards
      (NOT-AI-17-015) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.

     

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 03/20/17
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER – GCP Training Requirement for Clinical Trials

    In December 2016, the UAB Office of the IRB announced new Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training requirements for key personnel involved in clinical trials.  The full text of that announcement can be found here
     
    All key personnel listed on a clinical trial must complete the GCP training course.  The training should be completed by March 24, 2017.
     
    Detailed instructions for registering for the GCP course may be found on the OIRB website.   
     
    If you have any questions, please contact the IRB at irb@uab.edu.
    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 03/16/17
  • Research News Digest Thursday, March 16, 2017


    AGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
    This notification serves as a reminder of the recently updated NIH submission policies. If you are submitting a grant application this week, take note of guide notice NOT-OD-17-041 – Impact of Washington, DC Area Federal Office Operating Status on NIH Grant Application Due Dates. In response to inclement weather, grant application due dates will now move to the next open business day when the OPM operating status for Federal offices in the Washington, DC area is:
    • Federal offices are closed – Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies
    • Open - Early departure
    • Immediate departure – Federal offices are closed
    • Shelter-in-place
    Although many NIH personnel choose to telework in lieu of taking leave when NIH is "closed" for inclement weather, the level of service may be affected and, as such, due dates were moved. During these closures, email is recommended for communicating with NIH personnel. If contacting the eRA Service Desk, take advantage of Web Ticketing. Please review the policy for handling closures of your own institutions due to weather or other disasters. This policy remains in place and unchanged.
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    In December 2016, the UAB Office of the IRB announced new Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training requirements for key personnel involved in clinical trials.  The full text of that announcement can be found here.    All key personnel listed on a clinical trial must complete the GCP training course.  The training should be completed by March 24, 2017.   Detailed instructions for registering for the GCP course may be found on the OIRB website.      If you have any questions, please contact the IRB at irb@uab.edu.
    In conjunction with the implementation of the revised Effort Reporting Policy and Procedures effective October 1, 2016, a new effort reporting training module is now available in the UAB Learning System (LMS) system.  Only two weeks remain to timely complete this important training.
    Zebrafish husbandry education courses sponsored by the Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA) are now available at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). These are available in two formats: an Online Course and a Hands-On Short Course. By teaching these state of the art husbandry techniques, the team will encourage standardization of husbandry methods and, subsequently, research results.
     
    Online Course:  This is a 15 week course containing 30 online sessions. The course is available on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  This course offers 6 hours of continuing education credit.  Cost is $400 per person. The next online course begins June 5, 2017.  The link for registration is here.  
     
    Short Course:  The next short course will be taught May 23 to 25, 2017 at UAB. Cost is $1500 per person and includes local transportation, room, and board. The link for registration is: here.
    For information, please contact Dr. Hugh Hammer (hhammer@gadsdenstate.edu) or Dr. Susan Farmer (sfarmer@uab.edu). 
     
    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Speaker:  Stephen Dalton, Ph.D.
    Department of Biochemistry
    Molecular Biology & Center for Molecular Medicine
    Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
    University of Georgia Athens, GA
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
     
    Attachments:
    When:  Friday, March 24, 2017
    Time: 12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine (FMM) is proud to join forces with the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) to bring this exciting educational opportunity to the Southeast Region.  Both organizations are dedicated to providing quality education about mitochondrial disease to medical and patient communities and supporting research advancements to find better treatments and cures for mitochondrial disease.  The symposium program will focus on mitochondrial disease and mitochondrial dysfunction, which is at the root of diseases and conditions that affect the young and old in ways that can range from subtle to devastating, and is even responsible for the aging process itself.  The program will offer a full day CME activity on Friday and a half day of sessions for patients/families on the following Saturday. Both groups will come together for a Friday night reception to encourage networking and exchange of information.  A feature component of the 2017 Southeast Regional program will include a glance at cutting-edge research developments in bioenergetics, coming out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Mitochondrial Medicine Laboratory, in conjunction with Seahorse Bioscience/Aglient Technologies.  Additionally, a keynote address from The Energy Project will provide a broader energy perspective to enlighten, educate, inspire and unlock new ideas and solutions to human energy problems facing us all.
     
    Clinical/Research/Medical Sessions (CME)
    Grand Bohemian Hotel, Birmingham, AL
    Friday, April 7, 2017 8am-5pm
     
    Keynote Address:  Human Energy and Performance:  Transforming the Way We Work and Live from The Energy Project (www.theenergyproject.com)
    Friday, April 7, 2017 7:30 pm
     
    Patient/Family Sessions (non CME)
    Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, AL
    Saturday, April 8, 2017  
     
    When:  Friday, April 7, 2017 - Saturday, April 8, 2017
    Time:  8:00 AM - 9 PM
    Where:  Grand Bohemian Hotel/Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, AL
    Presented By:  Dr. Martin R. Pollak MD
    Chief, Division of Nephrology
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
    Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA  
     
    Please register for lunch.  
     
    We gratefully acknowledge the generous educational gift from Dr. Jerry Jackson, UAB alumnus.  
     
     
    When:  Monday, April 10, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Spain Auditorium
    Reserve your seat today!
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
    Presented by:
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham and
    Hudson/Alpha Institute for Biotechnology
     
    When:  Monday May 8th, 2017
    Time:  10:00 am -6:00 pm
    Where:  Jackson Center, Huntsville, AL
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 03/16/17
  • NIH Submission Policy When NIH Offices Are Closed

    This notification serves as a reminder of the recently updated NIH submission policies. If you are submitting a grant application this week, take note of guide notice NOT-OD-17-041 – Impact of Washington, DC Area Federal Office Operating Status on NIH Grant Application Due Dates. In response to inclement weather, grant application due dates will now move to the next open business day when the OPM operating status for Federal offices in the Washington, DC area is:
    • Federal offices are closed – Emergency and telework-ready employees must follow their agency’s policies
    • Open - Early departure
    • Immediate departure – Federal offices are closed
    • Shelter-in-place
    Although many NIH personnel choose to telework in lieu of taking leave when NIH is "closed" for inclement weather, the level of service may be affected and, as such, due dates were moved. During these closures, email is recommended for communicating with NIH personnel. If contacting the eRA Service Desk, take advantage of Web Ticketing. Please review the policy for handling closures of your own institutions due to weather or other disasters. This policy remains in place and unchanged.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 03/14/17
  • Research News Digest for Monday, March 13, 2017


    AGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
    Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the award mechanisms below are expected to be posted on the Grants.gov website during May 2017.  Deadlines for pre-applications and applications will be available once the Program Announcements are released.
     
    Funding of research projects received in response to these Program Announcements is contingent on the availability of Federal funds appropriated for the GWIRP in the FY17 Defense Appropriations bill. 

    The following award mechanisms are planned for release:
    • Qualitative Research Award
    • Biospecimen Resource Network Award
    • Clinical Consortium Award
    • Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
    Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline.

    Full applications must be submitted through the Federal Government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from Grants.gov.  The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov.
    A listing of all Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.For additional information and requirements regarding each mechanism, please see the attached pre-announcement.
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Zebrafish husbandry education courses sponsored by the Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA) are now available at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). These are available in two formats: an Online Course and a Hands-On Short Course. By teaching these state of the art husbandry techniques, the team will encourage standardization of husbandry methods and, subsequently, research results.
     
    Online Course:  This is a 15 week course containing 30 online sessions. The course is available on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  This course offers 6 hours of continuing education credit.  Cost is $400 per person. The next online course begins June 5, 2017.  The link for registration is:
     
    http://prostudies.uab.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=4607518&selectedProgramAreaId=4606933&selectedProgramStreamId  
     
    Short Course:  The next short course will be taught May 23 to 25, 2017 at UAB. Cost is $1500 per person and includes local transportation, room, and board. The link for registration is:
     
    http://prostudies.uab.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=8109047&selectedProgramAreaId=4606933&selectedProgramStreamId=
    For information, please contact Dr. Hugh Hammer (hhammer@gadsdenstate.edu) or Dr. Susan Farmer (sfarmer@uab.edu). 
     
     
    The UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) is requesting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for R01-level research projects in the areas of obesity and obesity-related health disparities.  Selected research projects will be submitted as part of a grant application for an NIMHD Specialized Center of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54). 
     
    Research projects should involve one or more health disparity populations and be focused on the understanding and elimination of health disparities.  These may be observational or intervention studies, but are expected to use a transdisciplinary, multilevel, multi-domain perspective and to engage collaborators from relevant organizations and stakeholders as appropriate.  Research projects should be up to 5 years in duration, up to $250,000 in direct costs per year.  
     
    LOIs, limited to 1 single-spaced page, should describe the concept and specific aims of the study, preliminary data, timeline, and cost. LOIs should be e-mailed to Will Anderson (willand@uab.edu) no later than March 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM.
    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Plenary Speaker: Professor Daniel Promislow, PhD
    University of Washington, Department of Pathology
    University of Georgia, Department of Genetics
    "Can old dogs teach us new tricks?"
    Topics Will Include:
    Morning Session - Mitochondrial Function, Metabolism, Circadian Rhythm
    Afternoon Session - Epigenetics, Inflammation, Cognitive Aging
    Register to attend at http://uab.edu/shockcenter/symposium  
    Attachments: NSC Symposium 2017 Poster - Promislow
     
    When:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Time:  9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    Where:  Hill Student Center Ballroom
     
    Speaker:  Stephen Dalton, Ph.D.
    Department of Biochemistry
    Molecular Biology & Center for Molecular Medicine
    Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
    University of Georgia Athens, GA
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
     
    Attachments:
    When:  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    Time:  4-5:00 PM
    Where:  Spain Auditorium
    Presented By:  Dr. Martin R. Pollak MD
    Chief, Division of Nephrology
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
    Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA  
     
    Please register for lunch.  
     
    We gratefully acknowledge the generous educational gift from Dr. Jerry Jackson, UAB alumnus.  
     
     
    When:  Monday, April 10, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Spain Auditorium
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 03/13/17
  • DOD GWIRP Funding Opportunities

    Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the award mechanisms below are expected to be posted on the Grants.gov website during May 2017.  Deadlines for pre-applications and applications will be available once the Program Announcements are released.
     
    Funding of research projects received in response to these Program Announcements is contingent on the availability of Federal funds appropriated for the GWIRP in the FY17 Defense Appropriations bill. 
     
    The following award mechanisms are planned for release:
    • Qualitative Research Award
    • Biospecimen Resource Network Award
    • Clinical Consortium Award
    • Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
    Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline.
     
    Full applications must be submitted through the Federal Government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from Grants.gov.  The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov.
     
    A listing of all Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.
    For additional information and requirements regarding each mechanism, please see the attached pre-announcement.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 03/10/17
  • Zebrafish Husbandry Education Training At UAB

    Zebrafish husbandry education courses sponsored by the Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA) are now available at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). These are available in two formats: an Online Course and a Hands-On Short Course. By teaching these state of the art husbandry techniques, the team will encourage standardization of husbandry methods and, subsequently, research results.
     
    Online Course:  This is a 15 week course containing 30 online sessions. The course is available on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  This course offers 6 hours of continuing education credit.  Cost is $400 per person. The next online course begins June 5, 2017.  The link for registration is:
     
     
    Short Course:  The next short course will be taught May 23 to 25, 2017 at UAB. Cost is $1500 per person and includes local transportation, room, and board. The link for registration is:
     
     
    For information, please contact Dr. Hugh Hammer (hhammer@gadsdenstate.edu) or Dr. Susan Farmer (sfarmer@uab.edu).  Thank you.
    Posted by Animal Resources Program | 03/10/17
  • Research News Digest for Thursday, March 9, 2017


    AGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
    Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the award mechanisms below are expected to be posted on the Grants.gov website during May 2017.  Deadlines for pre-applications and applications will be available once the Program Announcements are released.
     
    Funding of research projects received in response to these Program Announcements is contingent on the availability of Federal funds appropriated for the GWIRP in the FY17 Defense Appropriations bill. 

    The following award mechanisms are planned for release:
    • Qualitative Research Award
    • Biospecimen Resource Network Award
    • Clinical Consortium Award
    • Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award
    Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the CDMRP electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline.

    Full applications must be submitted through the Federal Government's single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from Grants.gov.  The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov.
    A listing of all Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.For additional information and requirements regarding each mechanism, please see the attached pre-announcement.
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Zebrafish husbandry education courses sponsored by the Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA) are now available at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). These are available in two formats: an Online Course and a Hands-On Short Course. By teaching these state of the art husbandry techniques, the team will encourage standardization of husbandry methods and, subsequently, research results.
     
    Online Course:  This is a 15 week course containing 30 online sessions. The course is available on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  This course offers 6 hours of continuing education credit.  Cost is $400 per person. The next online course begins June 5, 2017.  The link for registration is:
     
    http://prostudies.uab.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=4607518&selectedProgramAreaId=4606933&selectedProgramStreamId  
     
    Short Course:  The next short course will be taught May 23 to 25, 2017 at UAB. Cost is $1500 per person and includes local transportation, room, and board. The link for registration is:
     
    http://prostudies.uab.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=8109047&selectedProgramAreaId=4606933&selectedProgramStreamId=
    For information, please contact Dr. Hugh Hammer (hhammer@gadsdenstate.edu) or Dr. Susan Farmer (sfarmer@uab.edu). 
     
    The UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) is requesting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for R01-level research projects in the areas of obesity and obesity-related health disparities.  Selected research projects will be submitted as part of a grant application for an NIMHD Specialized Center of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54). 
     
    Research projects should involve one or more health disparity populations and be focused on the understanding and elimination of health disparities.  These may be observational or intervention studies, but are expected to use a transdisciplinary, multilevel, multi-domain perspective and to engage collaborators from relevant organizations and stakeholders as appropriate.  Research projects should be up to 5 years in duration, up to $250,000 in direct costs per year.  
     
    LOIs, limited to 1 single-spaced page, should describe the concept and specific aims of the study, preliminary data, timeline, and cost. LOIs should be e-mailed to Will Anderson (willand@uab.edu) no later than March 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM.
    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Plenary Speaker: Professor Daniel Promislow, PhD
    University of Washington, Department of Pathology
    University of Georgia, Department of Genetics
    "Can old dogs teach us new tricks?"
    Topics Will Include:
    Morning Session - Mitochondrial Function, Metabolism, Circadian Rhythm
    Afternoon Session - Epigenetics, Inflammation, Cognitive Aging
    Register to attend at http://uab.edu/shockcenter/symposium  
    Attachments: NSC Symposium 2017 Poster - Promislow
     
    When:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Time:  9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    Where:  Hill Student Center Ballroom
    Speaker:  Stephen Dalton, Ph.D.
    Department of Biochemistry
    Molecular Biology & Center for Molecular Medicine
    Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences
    University of Georgia Athens, GA
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
     
    Attachments:
    When:  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    Time:  4-5:00 PM
    Where:  Spain Auditorium
    Presented By:  Dr. Martin R. Pollak MD
    Chief, Division of Nephrology
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
    Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA  
     
    Please register for lunch.  
     
    We gratefully acknowledge the generous educational gift from Dr. Jerry Jackson, UAB alumnus.  
     
     
    When:  Monday, April 10, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Spain Auditorium
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 03/09/17
  • Research News Digest

    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 03/09/17
  • NIH Notices - March 9, 2017

    Notices:
    • Update and Clarification: NIH Continuous Submission Policy
      (NOT-OD-17-042) National Institutes of Health
    • Notice of Informational Webinar on the Intramural NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program and Fi2 Application Process
      (NOT-GM-17-002) National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    • Notice of Information to Announce NCATS Policy on Management of the Participant and Clinical Interactions (PCI) Component of a Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA)
      (NOT-TR-17-012) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.

     

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 03/09/17
  • Research News Digest for Thursday, March 2, 2017


    AGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
    Notices:
    • Update on Clinical Trial Funding Opportunity Announcement Policy
      (NOT-OD-17-043) National Institutes of Health
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.
    The ability to request a No Cost Extension (NCE) requiring a prior approval and the ability to request a Change of Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) will be available through the Prior Approval section in eRA Commons after a release scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017.
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    The UAB NORC is pleased to announce the availability of at least two predoctoral fellowship positions for doctoral students wishing to train in the general area of obesity, with an emphasis on cardiovascular aspects. We seek applicants who are motivated, demonstrate a desire to succeed, and are able to work in a team environment. Applications are due Friday June 2, 2017. This is an ideal opportunity to obtain scientific publications and intellectual development that will lay the foundation for future successful professional development as an independent scientist. UAB's well-established NIH-funded investigators will provide a mentored experience critical to early career development.
    UPCOMING EVENTS
    The UAB Office of the IRB will host a forum go over the revisions to the Human Subjects Protocol and Sample Consent Form.
    Registration is not required.
    When:  Thursday, March 2, 2017
    Time: 9 AM-10:30 AM
    Where: Finley Conference Center, Hugh Kaul Building
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    When:  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    Time:  4-5:00 PM
    Where:  Spain Auditorium
    Keynote Speaker:  Debbie Krackow, MD
    Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Human Genetics
    David Geffen School of Medicine
    UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
     
    Registration is required.  To register, visit http://ChildrensAL.org/genetics
    Full  agenda in attached brochure: Rare Disease Symposium Brochure 2017.pdf
    When: Friday, March 3, 2017
    Time:  8:00AM-3:00PM
    Where: Bradley Lecture Center, 4th Floor, Children's Harbor Building
    Presenter: Tsutomu Kume Ph.D.
    Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
    Feinberg School of Medicine
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME 
    When:  Friday, March 3, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
    The UAB Office of the IRB will host a forum go over the revisions to the Human Subjects Protocol and Sample Consent Form.
    Registration is not required.
    When:  Monday, March 6, 2017
    Time: 1:30PM - 3:00PM
    Where: Finley Conference Center, Hugh Kaul Building
    FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
    UAB's Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) will fund at least 3 nutrition-related P/F studies at up to $25,000/year. A second year of funding is possible through a competitive renewal process. (Renewal applications will be considered from investigators currently funded by the NORC P/F program. These applications should show substantial progress in the aims of the original application and propose important new aims that further enhance the prospect of extramural funding.
    Sponsor(s):  UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center
    Contact Information: 
    Investigators are encouraged to contact
    Dr. Stephen Barnes (sbarnes@uab.edu | 205-934-7117),
    Dr. Martin Young (martinyoung@uabmc.edu | 205 934-2328) or
    Dr. David Allison (dallison@uab.edu | 205-975-9169)
    to determine their eligibility and the appropriateness of their project.
    Funding Amount(s):  $25,000
    Eligibility: 
    P/F funding is intended to support full-time UAB faculty members who are new investigators without current or past NIH research project support (those below the rank of Associate Professor); established investigators with no previous work in nutrition or obesity research; or established investigators in nutrition/obesity with a proposal to test an innovative idea representing a significant departure from ongoing research interests. P/F awards may be made to post-doctoral fellows. However, generally, post-doctoral fellows will only be competitive when such individuals are preparing to transition to a faculty slot at UAB. Post-doctoral fellows wishing to apply are strongly encouraged to meet simultaneously with their UAB faculty mentor and the P/F and/or NORC director prior to submitting a proposal. Pi's (Postdocs, Instructors and Asst. Profs.) must identify a senior faculty mentor who has a strong record of NIH funding as a PI in an area related to the proposed research and who will agree to provide guidance throughout the conduct of the proposed study. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate close relevance to the NORC mission (www.norc.uab.edu), NORC core facility usage, and likelihood of future R01 funding.
    Letter of Intent Due:  4/7/2017 12:00 PM
    Application Due:  5/5/2017 12:00 PM
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 03/02/17
  • UAB NORC's Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research - T32HL105349

    The UAB NORC is pleased to announce the availability of at least two predoctoral fellowship positions for doctoral students wishing to train in the general area of obesity, with an emphasis on cardiovascular aspects. We seek applicants who are motivated, demonstrate a desire to succeed, and are able to work in a team environment. Applications are due Friday June 2, 2017. This is an ideal opportunity to obtain scientific publications and intellectual development that will lay the foundation for future successful professional development as an independent scientist. UAB's well-established NIH-funded investigators will provide a mentored experience critical to early career development.
    Posted by Nutrition Obesity Research Center | 03/01/17
  • eRA Enhancements - February 28, 2017

    The ability to request a No Cost Extension (NCE) requiring a prior approval and the ability to request a Change of Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) will be available through the Prior Approval section in eRA Commons after a release scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 02/28/17
  • NIH Notices - February 27, 2017

    Notices:
    • Update on Clinical Trial Funding Opportunity Announcement Policy
      (NOT-OD-17-043) National Institutes of Health
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.

     

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 02/27/17
  • Research News Digest for Thursday, February 23, 2017


    Announcements
     
    The UAB Office of the IRB will host a forum go over the revisions to the Human Subjects Protocol and Sample Consent Form.
    This forum will be offered on two occasions:
    • Thursday 3/02/17 from 9am - 10:30am in Finley Conference Center, Kaul Building
    • Monday, 3/06/17 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm in Finley Conference Center, Kaul Building
    The same information will be presented at both forums. Registration is not required.
     
    The Helflin Center for Genomic Sciences is currently accepting applications for the NHGRI funded UAB-HudsonAlpha Genomic Medicine Post-doctoral training program. The purpose of this training grant is to recruit postdoctoral trainees from various disciplines and provide mentorship and clinical research training in genomic medicine. Trainees will receive a monthly stipend, tuition and fees assistance, health insurance and travel funds (at NIH-defined level).

    Upcoming Events
     
    Futures Laboratory Roundtable – Discovering Innovation Through DoD Collaboration with Civilian Academia and Business (UNCLASSIFIED) – Identifying Priority Science and Technology, Ideas and Innovation Needs.
     ​The Futures Laboratory is a joint effort designed to foster collaboration between DoD, government, business and civilian academia in the State of Alabama and the region.
    When:  Friday, February 24, 2017
    Time:  1:30-3:30 PM
    Where:  Auburn University at Montgomery Center for Lifelong Learning
     
    Presented by:Barbara K. Burton, M.D.
    Division of Genetics, Birth Defects and Metabolism
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
    Chicago, Illinois
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
     
    When:  Friday, February 24, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
     
    Title:  "Publishing in JAMA"
    Presented By:  Dr. Edward H. Livingston, MD, FACS, AGAF
    Professor of Surgery UT Southwestern & Northwestern University
    Deputy Editor for Clinical Reviews and Education, JAMA, Chicago, IL.  
     
    This seminar is sponsored by the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the Department of Nutrition Sciences.
     
    Attachments:
     
    When:  Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
    Where:  Learning Resource Center (LRC) Room 235
     
    The UAB Office of the IRB will host a forum go over the revisions to the Human Subjects Protocol and Sample Consent Form.
    Registration is not required.

    When:  Thursday, March 2, 2017
    Time: Time 9 AM-10:30 AM
    Where: Finley Conference Center, Hugh Kaul Building
     
    The 2017 Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering (CVTE) Workshop and Symposium, part of the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC), will be hosted by Dr. Jianyi (Jay) Zhang, Chair of the UAB Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), on March 2-3, 2017 at UAB.
     
    The CVTE Symposium will take place over two-and-a-half days, with a different location each day: Day 1 is Thursday, March 2nd, from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the UAB Hill Center Theatre; Day 2 is Friday March 3rd, from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the UAB Alumni House.
     
    The event will feature invited speakers from the PCBC and PCTC, NIH and NAM, and a great number of national and international leaders in CVTE.
     
    UAB faculty and trainees are invited to attend the Symposium on one or both days.
     
    REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED: http://www.uab.edu/engineering/home/cvte2017/register
     
    When: 
    Day 1: Thursday, March 2nd, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Day 2: Friday, March 3nd, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Where: 
    Day 1: UAB Hill Center Theatre
    Day 2: UAB Alumni House
     
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is hosting the 2017 RENAL SYMPOSIUM focused on acute kidney injury, renal cystic disease and therapeutics development. An outstanding lineup of leading experts will highlight most recent insight into mechanisms of renal injury and repair, causes of renal cystic disorders, and translation of innovative discoveries in these fields into development of novel therapeutic interventions.
     
    When: Thursday, April 6
    Time: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
    Where: Finley Kaul Conference Center
     
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 02/23/17
  • Input from Faculty and Core Users Requested

    The UAB Faculty Senate Research Committee is seeking institution-wide input from UAB faculty and Core users on the best way to achieve our institutional research goals.
     
    Please provide your constructive comments and suggestions below on the UAB Spark website: https://ideas.uab.edu/a/ideas/top/campaigns/19237. You will be required to log in with your blazerid to access the site. If you would like an idea posted anonymously, please contact moderators Karen Gamble at klgamble@uab.edu, Zdenek Hel at zhel@uab.edu or David Chaplin at dchaplin@uab.edu.
    Posted by UAB Faculty Senate | 02/20/17
  • Research News Digest for Monday, February 20, 2017


    Announcements
     
    The Helflin Center for Genomic Sciences is currently accepting applications for the NHGRI funded UAB-HudsonAlpha Genomic Medicine Post-doctoral training program. The purpose of this training grant is to recruit postdoctoral trainees from various disciplines and provide mentorship and clinical research training in genomic medicine. Trainees will receive a monthly stipend, tuition and fees assistance, health insurance and travel funds (at NIH-defined level).
     
    The UAB Faculty Senate Research Committee is seeking institution-wide input from UAB faculty and Core users on the best way to achieve our institutional research goals.
     
    Please provide your constructive comments and suggestions below on the UAB Spark website: https://ideas.uab.edu/a/ideas/top/campaigns/19237. You will be required to log in with your blazerid to access the site. If you would like an idea posted anonymously, please contact moderators Karen Gamble at klgamble@uab.edu, Zdenek Hel at zhel@uab.edu or David Chaplin at dchaplin@uab.edu.
     
    The UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) will host the 12th annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, on May 3, 2017 in Birmingham.
     
    Abstracts for original health disparities research by investigators, students, and community partners are now being accepted. In addition to the fields of basic science, clinical research, social and behavioral science, community-based and health outcomes research, submissions are encouraged for social determinants of health, behavioral and biological mechanisms of health disparities, community-based approaches to health, health policy, and population health. The deadline for abstracts is Friday, March 3.

    Upcoming Events
     
    Please join us for the quarterly CCTS Lunch and Learn on February 21, 2017 from 11:45- 1pm in the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium.  We will provide key updates to about Oncore and Powertrials, At Risk/Pending accounts; IRB and Clinical Billing updates, and ClinicalTrials.gov updates.
     
    Please register (lunch will be served):https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ccts-lunch-and-learn-tickets-32156970364
    When:  Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    Time:  12:45-1:00 PM
    Where:  Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium
     
    Presented by:Barbara K. Burton, M.D.
    Division of Genetics, Birth Defects and Metabolism
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
    Chicago, Illinois
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
     
    When:  Friday, February 24, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
     
    The 2017 Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering (CVTE) Workshop and Symposium, part of the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC), will be hosted by Dr. Jianyi (Jay) Zhang, Chair of the UAB Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), on March 2-3, 2017 at UAB.
     
    The CVTE Symposium will take place over two-and-a-half days, with a different location each day: Day 1 is Thursday, March 2nd, from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the UAB Hill Center Theatre; Day 2 is Friday March 3rd, from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the UAB Alumni House.
     
    The event will feature invited speakers from the PCBC and PCTC, NIH and NAM, and a great number of national and international leaders in CVTE.
     
    UAB faculty and trainees are invited to attend the Symposium on one or both days.
     
    REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED: http://www.uab.edu/engineering/home/cvte2017/register
     
    When: 
    Day 1: Thursday, March 2nd, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Day 2: Friday, March 3nd, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Where: 
    Day 1: UAB Hill Center Theatre
    Day 2: UAB Alumni House
     
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is hosting the 2017 RENAL SYMPOSIUM focused on acute kidney injury, renal cystic disease and therapeutics development. An outstanding lineup of leading experts will highlight most recent insight into mechanisms of renal injury and repair, causes of renal cystic disorders, and translation of innovative discoveries in these fields into development of novel therapeutic interventions.
     
    When: Thursday, April 6
    Time: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
    Where: Finley Kaul Conference Center

    Funding Opportunities
     
    Each year the CDC releases a group of Special Interest Projects through the Prevention Research Center (PRC) Program. Applications are required to go through the UAB PRC – the Center for the Study of Community Health – for administrative purposes.
     
    Sponsor(s): UAB Center for the Study of Community Health
    Contact Information:  For more information, see the RFA, or contact Mary Evans, Deputy Director, UAB Center for the Study of Community Health, at (205) 975-8387.
    Funding Amount(s):  Varies by project; please refer to RFA-DP-17-005
    Eligibility:  Please refer to RFA-DP-17-005 for information regarding eligibility.
    Application Due:  2/22/2017 4:00 PM
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 02/20/17
  • Research News Digest for Thursday, February 16, 2017


    Agency Notifications
     
    New features and improvements will be released on February 16, 2017, for the Extramural Trainee Reporting and Career Tracking (xTRACT) system.
     
    Features and Updates
    • Text styling of names that are in all-caps.
    • Upload feature for participating faculty members on a Research Training Dataset (RTD).
    • Ability to cite publications with a large number of authors.
    • Year Awarded correctly shown in Table 8 for subsequent grants.
    Post-release details and screenshots will be made available through Online Help for xTRACT resources. The original announcement may be found on the eRA News website.

    Announcements
     
    The UAB College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to again offer campus-wide training to junior faculty planning to apply for a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. The NSF awards CAREER research grants to new faculty at universities who are at the rank of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) in any of the broad science and social science disciplines that are eligible for NSF grants.
     
    In conjunction with the implementation of the revised Effort Reporting Policy and Procedures effective October 1, 2016, a new effort reporting training module is now available in the UAB Learning System (LMS) system.
     
    This course is required of all employees who must certify effort on sponsored project(s) (UAB Project Employees, excluding non-exempt/biweekly paid employees) and Departmental Effort Officers (DEOs). Additionally, the school/college dean’s offices may elect to assign this training to other employees that may benefit from the course information as well.  The expectation is this course should be completed prior to certifying effort or distributing effort reports (i.e., before the 3/31/17 end date of the current effort reporting period). For those required to complete this training, the course was automatically assigned in the LMS system in early January 2017.  Those individuals received  an email from hs-alerts@healthstream.com with the subject line, "New Assignment in the UAB Learning System".

    Upcoming Events
     
    Postdocs present their cutting-edge science, hosted by more than a dozen different UAB schools and University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers (UWIRCs).
    When:  Monday, February 20., 2017
    Time: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    Where: UAB West Pavilion Conference Center
     
    Presented by:Barbara K. Burton, M.D.
    Division of Genetics, Birth Defects and Metabolism
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
    Chicago, Illinois
     
    Sponsored for CME credit by UAB Division of CME
     
    When:  Friday, February 24, 2017
    Time:  12-1:00 PM
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
     
    The 2017 Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering (CVTE) Workshop and Symposium, part of the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC), will be hosted by Dr. Jianyi (Jay) Zhang, Chair of the UAB Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), on March 2-3, 2017 at UAB.
     
    The CVTE Symposium will take place over two-and-a-half days, with a different location each day: Day 1 is Thursday, March 2nd, from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the UAB Hill Center Theatre; Day 2 is Friday March 3rd, from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the UAB Alumni House.
     
    The event will feature invited speakers from the PCBC and PCTC, NIH and NAM, and a great number of national and international leaders in CVTE.
     
    UAB faculty and trainees are invited to attend the Symposium on one or both days.
     
    REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED: http://www.uab.edu/engineering/home/cvte2017/register
     
    When: 
    Day 1: Thursday, March 2nd, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Day 2: Friday, March 3nd, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Where: 
    Day 1: UAB Hill Center Theatre
    Day 2: UAB Alumni House
     
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is hosting the 2017 RENAL SYMPOSIUM focused on acute kidney injury, renal cystic disease and therapeutics development. An outstanding lineup of leading experts will highlight most recent insight into mechanisms of renal injury and repair, causes of renal cystic disorders, and translation of innovative discoveries in these fields into development of novel therapeutic interventions.
     
    When: Thursday, April 6
    Time: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
    Where: Finley Kaul Conference Center

    Funding Opportunities
     
    Each year the CDC releases a group of Special Interest Projects through the Prevention Research Center (PRC) Program. Applications are required to go through the UAB PRC – the Center for the Study of Community Health – for administrative purposes.
     
    Sponsor(s): UAB Center for the Study of Community Health
    Contact Information:  For more information, see the RFA, or contact Mary Evans, Deputy Director, UAB Center for the Study of Community Health, at (205) 975-8387.
    Funding Amount(s):  Varies by project; please refer to RFA-DP-17-005
    Eligibility:  Please refer to RFA-DP-17-005 for information regarding eligibility.
    Application Due:  2/22/2017 4:00 PM
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 02/16/17
  • eRA Enhancements - February 14, 2017

    New features and improvements will be released on February 16, 2017, for the Extramural Trainee Reporting and Career Tracking (xTRACT) system.
     
    Features and Updates
    • Text styling of names that are in all-caps.
    • Upload feature for participating faculty members on a Research Training Dataset (RTD).
    • Ability to cite publications with a large number of authors.
    • Year Awarded correctly shown in Table 8 for subsequent grants.
    Post-release details and screenshots will be made available through Online Help for xTRACT resources. The original announcement may be found on the eRA News website.
     
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 02/14/17
  • Research News Digest for Monday, February 13, 2017

    In this edition of the Research News Digest:
    Upcoming Events
    2017 NIH NHLBI PCTC Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering (CVTE) Symposium
    Renal Symposium on Acute Kidney Injury; Cystic Disorders and Therapeutic Intervention
    CCTS Open House
    UAB Postdoctoral Research Day
    Funding Opportunities
    REMINDER: UAB Faculty Development Grant Program (FDGP) - Due Date: 2/15/17
    REMINDER: 2017 Special Interest Projects (SIPs) - Due Date 2/22/17

    Upcoming Events
     
    The 2017 Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering (CVTE) Workshop and Symposium, part of the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC), will be hosted by Dr. Jianyi (Jay) Zhang, Chair of the UAB Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), on March 2-3, 2017 at UAB.
     
    The CVTE Symposium will take place over two-and-a-half days, with a different location each day: Day 1 is Thursday, March 2nd, from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM in the UAB Hill Center Theatre; Day 2 is Friday March 3rd, from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the UAB Alumni House.
     
    The event will feature invited speakers from the PCBC and PCTC, NIH and NAM, and a great number of national and international leaders in CVTE.
     
    UAB faculty and trainees are invited to attend the Symposium on one or both days.
     
    REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED: http://www.uab.edu/engineering/home/cvte2017/register
     
    When: 
    Day 1: Thursday, March 2nd, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Day 2: Friday, March 3nd, 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Where: 
    Day 1: UAB Hill Center Theatre
    Day 2: UAB Alumni House
     
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is hosting the 2017 RENAL SYMPOSIUM focused on acute kidney injury, renal cystic disease and therapeutics development. An outstanding lineup of leading experts will highlight most recent insight into mechanisms of renal injury and repair, causes of renal cystic disorders, and translation of innovative discoveries in these fields into development of novel therapeutic interventions.
     
    When: Thursday, April 6
    Time: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
    Where: Finley Kaul Conference Center
     
    Join the CCTS on Wednesday, February 15, in PCAMS for networking, refreshments, giveaways, and an opportunity to learn more about the breadth of CCTS activities.
     
    When:  Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Time: 4-6 PM
    Where: PCAMS
     
    Postdocs present their cutting-edge science, hosted by more than a dozen different UAB schools and University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers (UWIRCs).
    When:  Monday, February 20., 2017
    Time: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    Where: UAB West Pavilion Conference Center
     

    Funding Opportunities
     
    The UAB Faculty Development Grant Program (FDGP) provides money for projects to enhance the effectiveness of UAB faculty members by providing funds for them to undertake new efforts for which resources are not otherwise available.
     
    Faculty may submit applications in one of three categories: Creative Work, Scholarly Activity, and Basic and Translational Research.
     
    FDGP applications are due by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and can be uploaded starting December 15, 2016.
     
    Sponsor(s): Office of the Provost; matching funds from UAB Departments, Centers, Schools, or Colleges.
     
    Contact Information: For additional questions, please contact Aileen L. McElwain, Senate Office Associate by phone (205-934-6619) or by email (aileenmc@uab.edu) or Karen L. Gamble, Senate Resarch Committee Chair by phone (205-934-4663) or by email (klgamble@uab.edu).
     
    Funding Amount(s): Faculty must submit applications in one of the following total budget categories (which include matching funds): $500-$2,000, $2,001-$5,000, or $5,001-$10,000.
     
    Eligibility:  To be eligible, an applicant must have a full-time UAB faculty appointment AND must secure a minimum of 50% matching funds from their department, center, school, or college. Letters of support from the faculty member's department chair and from his/her dean must be included with the application. 
     
    Strong preference will be given to junior faculty; however, senior faculty may apply as long as the proposed project represents a new/distinct creative, scholarly, or research direction that must be justified.
     
    Due Date:  2/15/2017 12:00 PM
     
    Each year the CDC releases a group of Special Interest Projects through the Prevention Research Center (PRC) Program. Applications are required to go through the UAB PRC – the Center for the Study of Community Health – for administrative purposes.
     
    Sponsor(s): UAB Center for the Study of Community Health
    Contact Information:  For more information, see the RFA, or contact Mary Evans, Deputy Director, UAB Center for the Study of Community Health, at (205) 975-8387.
    Funding Amount(s):  Varies by project; please refer to RFA-DP-17-005
    Eligibility:  Please refer to RFA-DP-17-005 for information regarding eligibility.
    Application Due:  2/22/2017 4:00 PM
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 02/13/17
  • Research News Digest for Thursday February 9, 2017

    In this edition of the Research News Digest:
    Agency Notifications
    NIH Extramural Nexus Updates - January 2017
    Upcoming Events
    The Futures Laboratory- February Roundtable Event
    FBI Academic Biosecurity Workshop
    Save the Date! SfRBM Regional Symposium
    Funding Opportunities
    REMINDER: UAB Faculty Development Grant Program (FDGP)
    REMINDER: REACT Voucher Funding

    Agency Notifications
     

    Upcoming Events
     
    Futures Laboratory Roundtable – Discovering Innovation Through DoD Collaboration with Civilian Academia and Business (UNCLASSIFIED) – Identifying Priority Science and Technology, Ideas and Innovation Needs.
     ​The Futures Laboratory is a joint effort designed to foster collaboration between DoD, government, business and civilian academia in the State of Alabama and the region.
    When:  Thursday February 24, 2017
    Time:  1:30-3:30 PM
    Where:  Auburn University at Montgomery Center for Lifelong Learning
     
    This workshop is designed to improve cooperation among law enforcement agencies and research institutions to mitigate potential biosecurity issues that may affect public health and safety.

    Objectives:
    • Identify biosecurity roles and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies
    • Identify biosecurity roles and responsibilities of research institutions
    • Identify benefits and potential obstacles to improve cooperation among law enforcement agencies and research institutions regarding biosecurity
    • Identify methods of improving communications among biosecurity stakeholders
    Biosecurity stakeholders will use a multi-sector approach to develop and institute mechanisms to mitigate internal and external risks and threats.
     
    Registration:  Space is limited, so registration is required. 
    When:  Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    Where: Hill University Center Ballroom ABCD
     
    The UAB Center for Free Radical Biology (CFRB) will host the second annual SfRBM regional redox symposium entitled "Translational Redox Biology". This forum will discuss the rapidly evolving landscape in redox signaling paradigms and feature lectures from leaders in the field and especially from up-and-coming junior faculty, postdocs and students from UAB and regional institutions. This symposium will create a dynamic and effervescent forum and provide opportunity to hear expert's present cutting-edge redox biology research, establish new collaborations and engage in an enriching scientific exchange.
     
    Attachments:  Announcement
     
    When:  Thursday, March 16 - Friday, March 17, 2017
    Where: Hill University Center

    Funding Opportunities
     
    The UAB Faculty Development Grant Program (FDGP) provides money for projects to enhance the effectiveness of UAB faculty members by providing funds for them to undertake new efforts for which resources are not otherwise available.
     
    Faculty may submit applications in one of three categories: Creative Work, Scholarly Activity, and Basic and Translational Research.
     
    FDGP applications are due by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and can be uploaded starting December 15, 2016.
     
    Sponsor(s): Office of the Provost; matching funds from UAB Departments, Centers, Schools, or Colleges.
     
    Contact Information: For additional questions, please contact Aileen L. McElwain, Senate Office Associate by phone (205-934-6619) or by email (aileenmc@uab.edu) or Karen L. Gamble, Senate Resarch Committee Chair by phone (205-934-4663) or by email (klgamble@uab.edu).
     
    Funding Amount(s): Faculty must submit applications in one of the following total budget categories (which include matching funds): $500-$2,000, $2,001-$5,000, or $5,001-$10,000.
     
    Eligibility:  To be eligible, an applicant must have a full-time UAB faculty appointment AND must secure a minimum of 50% matching funds from their department, center, school, or college. Letters of support from the faculty member's department chair and from his/her dean must be included with the application. 
     
    Strong preference will be given to junior faculty; however, senior faculty may apply as long as the proposed project represents a new/distinct creative, scholarly, or research direction that must be justified.
     
    Due Date:  2/15/2017 12:00 PM
     
    Medical Rehabilitation Researchers: Let Us Help You
    Have a research concept that needs a boost to take your science to the next level?
    The REACT Center, whose mission is to catalyze high-impact clinical trials that will define optimal rehabilitation strategies, now offers a  voucher program making available funding to facilitate medical rehabilitation research.   Applicants may apply for funding to facilitate access to the extensive REACT Center suite of UAB resources to meet research needs. Applications can be made online and must clearly outline:
    • Design/experimental need
    • What the investment will enable (e.g., preliminary data generation, design/statistical consult, grant application review, trial administration/implementation)
    • A budget with justification
    • Project’s relation to the REACT mission
    • Appropriate regulatory approvals (IRB, IACUC, as applicable) in advance of award. Applications submitted without these approvals will be considered incomplete.
     Sponsor(s):  UAB School of Medicine
    Contact Information: 
    REACT accepts voucher applications on a rolling basis. 
    Visit our website or send us an email for more information: REACTCenter@uab.edu
    205-996-0832
    Funding Amount(s):  Up to $15,000
    Eligibility: 
    Due Date:  7/24/2021 11:59 PM
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 02/09/17
  • NIH eRA items of Interest - February 2017

    The latest NIH eRA Items of Interest for February 2017 is now available.
     
    Included Topics:
    • Interim RPPR (IRPPR) for Competing Renewal Applications (Type 2)
    • Requesting No Cost Extensions (NCE) Electronically via eRA Commons Prior Approval
    • Prior Approval Changes How Principal Investigators Change
    Review the attached PDF or visit the NIH eRA Items of Interest page for more information.
    Attachments:
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 02/06/17
  • Research News Digest for Thursday, February 6, 2017

    In this edition of the Research News Digest

    Agency Notifications
    FY17 DOD CDMRP Program Pre-Announcements
    NIH eRA items of Interest - February 2017
    Announcements
    Cicso Research Programs and RFPs
    Upcoming Events
    Darwin Day 2017
    FBI Academic Biosecurity Workshop
    Save the Date! SfRBM Regional Symposium
    Funding Opportunities
    REMINDER:  UAB Faculty Development Grant Program (FDGP) Deadline: February 15th 12:00PM
     

    Agency Notifications
     
    Due to the current Continuing Resolution, the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Defense Appropriations bill has not been passed. Although funds have not been appropriated for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), CDMRP is providing information to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY17 funding opportunities.
     
    This post is to notify the research community of the recently released pre-announcements at http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/press.shtml for the following programs:
    • Multiple Sclerosis Research Program
    • Ovarian Cancer Research Program
    • Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program
    • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program
    Descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the respective Program pre-announcement.  FY17 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page features at http://cdmrp.army.mil.
     
    Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements/funding opportunities are released.
     
    The latest NIH eRA Items of Interest for February 2017 is now available.  
    Included Topics:
    • Interim RPPR (IRPPR) for Competing Renewal Applications (Type 2)
    • Requesting No Cost Extensions (NCE) Electronically via eRA Commons Prior Approval
    • Prior Approval Changes How Principal Investigators Change
    Review the attached PDF or visit the NIH eRA Items of Interest page for more information.

    Announcements
     

    Cisco Research has released several new RFPs and seeks proposals from leading academic research groups.  Interested researchers are encouraged to also visit their site for additional information on the latest Secure & Private Internet of Things RFP.


    Upcoming Events
     
    The Department of Biology and the Department of Art and Art History invite you to join in the 2017 Darwin Day events. This year's events take place on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10 and include an art exhibition, a Godzilla movie viewing, a poster session, and a keynote seminar by NPR correspondent Joe Palca. All events are free and open to the public.
     
    Schedule of Events
     
    Thursday, February 9
     
    8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
    Film: Godzilla (2014). Movie viewing with panel discussion, including guest panelist Joe Palca. FREE POPCORN AND SODAS FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE. Location: Hill Student Center’s Alumni Theater, 1400 University Blvd.
     
    Friday, February 10
     
    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Science Communication Session with Joe Palca
    Location: AEIVA, 1000 13th Street South
     
    4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    "Several Powers": An Art Exhibition
    Location: Project Space - UAB Humanities Building, Room 100, 900 13th Street South
     
    7:00 p.m.
    Lecture: "Science and News: A Marriage of Convenience"
    Speaker: Joe Palca, PhD – NPR Science Correspondent and Host of "Joe’s Big Idea"
    Location: UAB Alumni House, 1301 10th Avenue South
     
    8:00 p.m.
    Reception and Poster Session
    Location: UAB Alumni House, 1301 10th Avenue South
     
    This workshop is designed to improve cooperation among law enforcement agencies and research institutions to mitigate potential biosecurity issues that may affect public health and safety.

    Objectives:
    • Identify biosecurity roles and responsibilities of law enforcement agencies
    • Identify biosecurity roles and responsibilities of research institutions
    • Identify benefits and potential obstacles to improve cooperation among law enforcement agencies and research institutions regarding biosecurity
    • Identify methods of improving communications among biosecurity stakeholders
    Biosecurity stakeholders will use a multi-sector approach to develop and institute mechanisms to mitigate internal and external risks and threats.
     
    Registration:  Space is limited, so registration is required. 
    When:  Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    Where: Hill University Center Ballroom ABCD
     
    The UAB Center for Free Radical Biology (CFRB) will host the second annual SfRBM regional redox symposium entitled "Translational Redox Biology". This forum will discuss the rapidly evolving landscape in redox signaling paradigms and feature lectures from leaders in the field and especially from up-and-coming junior faculty, postdocs and students from UAB and regional institutions. This symposium will create a dynamic and effervescent forum and provide opportunity to hear expert's present cutting-edge redox biology research, establish new collaborations and engage in an enriching scientific exchange.
     
    Attachments:  Announcement
     
    When:  Thursday, March 16 - Friday, March 17, 2017
    Where: Hill University Center

    Funding Opportunities
     
    The UAB Faculty Development Grant Program (FDGP) provides money for projects to enhance the effectiveness of UAB faculty members by providing funds for them to undertake new efforts for which resources are not otherwise available.
     
    Faculty may submit applications in one of three categories: Creative Work, Scholarly Activity, and Basic and Translational Research.
     
    FDGP applications are due by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and can be uploaded starting December 15, 2016.
     
    Sponsor(s): Office of the Provost; matching funds from UAB Departments, Centers, Schools, or Colleges.
     
    Contact Information: For additional questions, please contact Aileen L. McElwain, Senate Office Associate by phone (205-934-6619) or by email (aileenmc@uab.edu) or Karen L. Gamble, Senate Resarch Committee Chair by phone (205-934-4663) or by email (klgamble@uab.edu).
     
    Funding Amount(s): Faculty must submit applications in one of the following total budget categories (which include matching funds): $500-$2,000, $2,001-$5,000, or $5,001-$10,000.
     
    Eligibility:  To be eligible, an applicant must have a full-time UAB faculty appointment AND must secure a minimum of 50% matching funds from their department, center, school, or college. Letters of support from the faculty member's department chair and from his/her dean must be included with the application. 
     
    Strong preference will be given to junior faculty; however, senior faculty may apply as long as the proposed project represents a new/distinct creative, scholarly, or research direction that must be justified.
     
    Due Date:  2/15/2017 12:00 PM
     
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 02/06/17
  • NIH Extramural Nexus Updates - January 2017

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 02/06/17
  • Cicso Research Programs and RFPs

    ​​Cisco Research has released several new RFPs and seeks proposals from leading academic research groups.  Interested researchers are encouraged to also visit their site for additional information on the latest Secure & Private Internet of Things RFP.
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 02/03/17
  • Research News Digest for Thursday, February 2, 2017

    In this edition of the Research News Digest:
    Announcements
    ALERT: Revised IRB Forms, Changes Regarding Witness Signatures, and Genomic Data Sharing Policy
    Call for Abstracts - School of Dentistry's 2017 Scholar's Day Research Symposium
    Agency Notifications
    NIH Notices - January 31, 2017
    Upcoming Events
    School of Dentistry Scholars Day Research Symposium
    Save the Date! SfRBM Regional Symposium

    Announcements
     
    The UAB Office of the IRB (OIRB) has revised the following forms:
    • Human Subjects Protocol (FOR200) - Version 02.01.17
    • Sample Consent Form (FOR206) - Version 02.01.17
    The OIRB has also updated guidance information on the IRB website. Information has been posted regarding the following:
    • NIH Genomic Data Sharing PolicyRevision to UAB Procedure 113 regarding the Witness Signature on the consent form
     
    The School of Dentistry is accepting abstracts of original research for the 2017 Scholar’s Day Research Symposium poster presentations. 
     
    Abstracts may be submitted in the following categories:
     
    •             Basic Science
    •             Clinical Science
    •             Biomaterials
    •             Table Clinic
     
    The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5pm. 

    Agency Notifications
     
    Notices:
    • Notice of Clarification on the Publication of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protections of Human Subjects (Common Rule)
      (NOT-OD-17-040) National Institutes of Health
    • Notice of Clarification of 5-Year Limit of Postdoctoral Research Eligibility for PAR-16-434 "NIAID Career Transition Award (K22)"
      (NOT-AI-17-009) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.

    Upcoming Events
     
    When:  Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    Time:  12-5:00 PM
    Where:  West Pavilion and Spain Auditorium
     
    The UAB Center for Free Radical Biology (CFRB) will host the second annual SfRBM regional redox symposium entitled "Translational Redox Biology". This forum will discuss the rapidly evolving landscape in redox signaling paradigms and feature lectures from leaders in the field and especially from up-and-coming junior faculty, postdocs and students from UAB and regional institutions. This symposium will create a dynamic and effervescent forum and provide opportunity to hear expert's present cutting-edge redox biology research, establish new collaborations and engage in an enriching scientific exchange.
     
    Attachments:  Announcement
     
    When:  Thursday, March 16 - Friday, March 17, 2017
    Where: Hill University Center
     
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 02/02/17
  • FY17 DOD CDMRP Program Pre-Announcements

    Due to the current Continuing Resolution, the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Defense Appropriations bill has not been passed. Although funds have not been appropriated for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), CDMRP is providing information to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY17 funding opportunities.
     
    This post is to notify the research community of the recently released pre-announcements at http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/press.shtml for the following programs:
    • Multiple Sclerosis Research Program
    • Ovarian Cancer Research Program
    • Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program
    • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program
    Descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the respective Program pre-announcement.  FY17 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page features at http://cdmrp.army.mil .
     
    Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements/funding opportunities are released.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 02/02/17
  • NIH Notices - January 31, 2017

    Notices:
    • Notice of Clarification on the Publication of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protections of Human Subjects (Common Rule)
      (NOT-OD-17-040) National Institutes of Health
    • Notice of Clarification of 5-Year Limit of Postdoctoral Research Eligibility for PAR-16-434 "NIAID Career Transition Award (K22)"
      (NOT-AI-17-009)
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.

     

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/31/17
  • Research News Digest for Monday, January 30, 2017

    In this edition of the Research News Digest:
    Announcements
    Request for student projects for online Research Project Database
    New Publishing Schedule for Research News Digest
    Upcoming Events
    Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: A Metabolic Vulnerability of Tumors Revealed by Yeast
    Save the Date! SfRBM Regional Symposium

    Announcements
     
    A consolidated online database has been developed by the UAB chapter of the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) to host all research projects available to students (medical, graduate, undergraduate, etc.) in an effort to streamline the process of matching students with faculty for work on specific research projects.  
     
    This database was designed to minimize the time and effort required for faculty to post projects while also increasing visibility to all potentially interested students; thereby, increasing the probability of faculty members securing students to work on identified projects.
     
    The UAB Research News Digest will begin regular publication on Mondays and Thursdays starting immediately. All Announcements, Funding Opportunities, Events, and Notifications should be posted to the VPR News website on Fridays at noon for Monday publication, and Wednesday at noon for Thursday publication.
     
    All members of the UAB Research Community are encouraged to post news items to the Research News Digest for distribution.
     

    Upcoming Events
     
    Presented by:
    Benjamin P. Tu, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Biochemistry
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
     
    When:  Friday, February 3rd, 2017
    Time:  1:15-2:15 p.m
    Where:  Finley Conference Center
     
    The UAB Center for Free Radical Biology (CFRB) will host the second annual SfRBM regional redox symposium entitled "Translational Redox Biology". This forum will discuss the rapidly evolving landscape in redox signaling paradigms and feature lectures from leaders in the field and especially from up-and-coming junior faculty, postdocs and students from UAB and regional institutions. This symposium will create a dynamic and effervescent forum and provide opportunity to hear expert's present cutting-edge redox biology research, establish new collaborations and engage in an enriching scientific exchange.
     
    Attachments:  Announcement
     
    When:  Thursday, March 16 - Friday, March 17, 2017
    Where: Hill University Center
     
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 01/30/17
  • Request for student projects for online Research Project Database

    ​A consolidated online database has been developed by the UAB chapter of the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) to host all research projects available to students (medical, graduate, undergraduate, etc.) in an effort to streamline the process of matching students with faculty for work on specific research projects.  
     
    This database was designed to minimize the time and effort required for faculty to post projects while also increasing visibility to all potentially interested students; thereby, increasing the probability of faculty members securing students to work on identified projects.
    Posted by Medical Scientist Training Program | 01/27/17
  • Research News Digest for Friday, January 20, 2017

    In this edition of the Research News Digest:

    Agency Notifications
    NIH Notices - January 19, 2017
    Announcements
    University Compliance Office Announces January 2017 Compliance 411
    Bioinformatics Power Talks
    Upcoming Events
    Fourth Annual Rare Disease Day Symposium, March 3rd, 2017
    Save the Date! SfRBM Regional Symposium, March 16, 2017
     

    Agency Notifications
     
    Notices:
    NIH Implementation of the Interim-RPPR while a Renewal Application is Under Consideration
    (NOT-OD-17-037) National Institutes of Health
    Notice of the Publication of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protections of Human Subjects (Common Rule)
     
    (NOT-OD-17-038) National Institutes of Health
     
    For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices  here.
     

    Announcements
     
    The University Compliance Office announces publication of the January 2017 issue of their quarterly newsletter, Compliance 411, focusing on UAB’s commitment to maintaining a safe environment for all students, faculty, employees, patients, visitors, and volunteers and including a reminder about the new required Effort Reporting training.
     
    The Department of Pathology is happy to announce the new Informatics Institute & CB2 Computational Biology and Bioinformatics joint initiative "Bioinformatics Power Talks” (GBS JC-CB2-401). A new seminar and journal club series to discuss the latest and greatest of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.is happy to announce the new Informatics Institute & CB2 Computational Biology and Bioinformatics joint initiative "Bioinformatics Power Talks” (GBS JC-CB2-401). A new seminar and journal club series to discuss the latest and greatest of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
     
    The next talk is scheduled on:
    January 25, 2017
    Shelby, Room 318
    10:00 - 11:00 AM
     
    "Bioinformatics power talks" used to be CB2 Journal club and seminars. It remains a registered GBS course (JC-CB2-401). It is now a joint university-wide bioinformatics journal club and seminar series, scheduled every Wednesday at 10AM.
     

    Upcoming Events
     
    Genetics and Genomics in Day to Day Medical Practice
     
    When:  March 3, 2017, 2017
    Time:  8:00AM to 3:30PM PM
    Where:  Bradley Lecture Center, 4th Floor, Children's Harbor Building
     
    Registration: http://childrensal.org/genetics. The fee for registration is $35
     
    The UAB Center for Free Radical Biology (CFRB) will host the second annual SfRBM regional redox symposium entitled "Translational Redox Biology". This forum will discuss the rapidly evolving landscape in redox signaling paradigms and feature lectures from leaders in the field and especially from up-and-coming junior faculty, postdocs and students from UAB and regional institutions. This symposium will create a dynamic and effervescent forum and provide opportunity to hear expert's present cutting-edge redox biology research, establish new collaborations and engage in an enriching scientific exchange.
     
    Attachments:  Announcement
     
    When:  Thursday, March 16 - Friday, March 17, 2017
    Where: Hill University Center
     
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 01/20/17
  • Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this morning revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the "Common Rule").  The rule is effective January 19, 2018, with the exception of the requirements for cooperative research, which are effective January 20, 2020.
     
    Please read the full announcement for further details.
    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 01/18/17
  • OSP Reduces Administrative Burden - Changes to the Subaward Process

    Consistent with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) commitment to streamline research administration processes, OSP is introducing a new method for proposing and requesting outgoing Subaward Agreements.  This effort cuts the OSP required departmental forms from 9 pages to 1-3 pagesThe goal of this change is to reduce administrative burden for faculty and staff and also shorten the time for the now federally-mandated risk assessments for subawards. 
     
    Effective January 2017 (although you are welcome to continue the current process until April 2017), all proposals with a subrecipient will only need the following forms:
    As always, the following documents should be part of the proposal package:
    • Budget
    • Budget Justification
    • Scope/Description of Work
    If the proposal results in an award, you will be asked to confirm or revise your budget based upon the funded amount, but you will not need to provide OSP with the subaward attachments (2, 3A, 3B, 4, and 5) as in the past.  OSP will prepare the pages as part of the subaward negotiation and processing efforts.  If you would like to see the full workflow of the subaward risk assessment process, please click here.
     
    This will be the first of many 2017 enhancements to make your interactions with OSP a positive experience.  Please contact the Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs, Melinda Cotten (mcotten@uab.edu), with questions or concerns.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/05/17
  • OSP Issues Guidance on Pre-proposal/LOI Submissions

    Increasingly, sponsors are asking for information via a letter of intent or pre-proposal prior to full proposal submission to manage the number of proposals allowed to proceed to full application, to aid their selection of reviewers, and examine conflicts of interest. 
     
    OSP now has a dedicated webpage to assist faculty and administrators on how to obtain UAB signature and/or submission for these type of pre-proposals/LOI.   
     
    All questions on submission of proposal materials may be directed to the OSP Officer assigned to your department.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/05/17
  • NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Revised

    A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 17-1) has been issued. The PAPPG has been modified in its entirety, to remove all references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG). The document will now be referred to solely as the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide. The document will be sequentially numbered from Chapter IXII and all references throughout have been modified to reflect this change. Given the number of important revisions, the community is strongly encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided at the beginning of the PAPPG.
     
    The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017.  An NSF webinar to brief the community on the new PAPPG will be held on January 19th at 1 PM EST (12noon CST). Registration is required!
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/05/17
  • Advances in Molecular & Cellular Pathology Seminar Series

    Advances in Molecular & Cellular Pathology
    Seminar Series Tuesdays 12-1 PM
    Tinsley Harrison Tower THT 740
    Spring 2017 Schedule

    Posted by Molecular and Cellular Pathology | 12/27/16
  • Were You Destined to be a Certain Type of Doctor?

    The shortage of primary care physicians in Alabama is an ongoing problem with many facets.  Work done in Australia and Minnesota has demonstrated that certain personality types are more suited to or comfortable with urban vs rural practice, medicine vs surgery, etc.  The Office for Family Health Education and Research is conducting a study to reaffirm these findings in doctors in or from Alabama in hopes of determining which students are the most suited for rural vs urban and specialist vs generalist practice.
     
     
    Posted by UAH School of Medicine | 12/16/16
  • OSP News and Updates - November 29, 2016

    • Unit Assignments/OSP: OSP Officers are assigned by unit to more evenly distribute the workload.  The listing will help you identify the appropriate contact(s) when you need assistance in proposal preparation, contract assignment, or help with post award issues and questions.
    • Training Needs Survey: OSP would like your feedback on campus training needs in the area of sponsored projects.  We encourage you to complete this short survey so that we can develop a comprehensive training program. 
    • Fee for Service (FFS)- Amended policy for research related FFS to be retroactive to 7/1/16: The F&A rate is changing from 30% to 15%.  Executed fee-for-service agreements assessed at the 30% F&A rate will be retroactively corrected to 15% F&A rate.  To assist the campus in determining to which office to send your FFS, we have developed a decision tree.  Please note submission through OSP requires completion and attachment of the Extramural Checklist including the Responsible Personnel List.
    • Uniform Guidance (UG) Brochure: A Uniform Guidance Quick Guide brochure has been developed with faculty and administrators in mind.  This brochure highlights the most important aspects of UG that faculty need to know regarding federal funding.  We hope you find it useful. Please print 2-sided in color for best effect.
    • At-Risk Accounts for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trial Agreements: Along with three academic departments, OSP, the IRAP support team, and GCA have been piloting a pending account process for industry sponsored clinical trial agreements for the last several months.  “At-Risk Accounts” (aka “Pending Accounts”) are used to assist in tracking the actual cost of conducting a clinical trial, therefore, it is very important that the clinical departments use the At-Risk Account to facilitate appropriate accounting for expenditures associated with study activation including, study start-up fees and personnel expenses. 
      Effective January 1, 2017, this process will be rolled out across campus.

      What is the Process?
      1. OSP receives your complete submission; including a signed Extramural Checklist for an Industry sponsored clinical trial.
      2. The OSP Officer reviews the Extramural Checklist and updates IRAP, which triggers a notification to grants and contracts accounting.
      3. Accounting sets up the At-Risk Account and notifies the PI/department. The start date of the pending/at risk account will be 1 year prior to the receipt date of the checklist by OSP to enable sites to charge activities related to study start up. And the account will remain ‘pending’ for 1 year after creation unless the account is either activated or terminated.
      4. Department/Site applies start-up charges to the new account and then continues to use when becomes active. This includes start-up fees for IRB, Pharmacy, Radiology, etc., as well as personnel expenses associated with the time required for study activation procedures.
    • Reminder Regarding Revised Responsible Personnel List (RPL) Instructions: Revised RPL submissions are submitted when you are adding or removing responsible personnel from an existing project.  When submitting a Revised RPL, please only include the names of those Responsible individuals being added to or removed from the project. For each individual, list the name, BlazerID, and project role and check the Add or Remove box, as applicable.  Do not list everyone on the proposal; only list changes.  For full instructions, please click here.
    Attachments:
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 11/29/16
  • Center for Palliative and Supportive Care Announce 2016-2017 PREP Pilot Awards

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    The Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Medicine Center for Palliative and Supportive Care is pleased to announce the 2016 Palliative Research Enhancement Project “PREP” awardees. The three UAB investigators will receive funding for their pilot proposals which incorporate palliative, supportive, or survivorship care.
     
    The three awardees and their respective proposals are:
     
    Rita Jablonski-Jaudon, PhD: Clinician and Consumer Perspectives Regarding Advance Care Planning (ACP) Best-Practice Conversations at Four Different Stages of Dementia
     
    Anand Iyer, MD: ENABLE: COPD-PC - Developing a Palliative Care Intervention for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and their Caregivers
     
    Noha Sharafeldin, MD: Intervention strategies to improve cognitive functioning in hematologic cancer survivors after hematopoietic cell transplantation
     
    We are thankful for the continued assistance provided by the UAB clinical and research community allowing us to fulfill our mission: The mission of PREP is to fund the UAB community in innovative research; contributing to the evidence base of palliative and supportive care and enhancing the prospect for external funding opportunities.

    To date, the PREP pilot program has awarded over $180,000 towards 10 innovative projects helping to secure over $900,000 in external funding.
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    Attachments:
    Posted by Division of Geriatrics Gerontology and Palliative Medicine | 10/12/16
  • Research Administration Announces Melinda Cotten as Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Programs

    ​Dr. Richard Marchase, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Melinda Cotten as Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs. She will be starting on September 19, 2016. Ms. Cotten will be working with her staff in assisting UAB researchers in their efforts to secure and fulfill extramurally funded sponsored programs by performing pre-award and non-financial post-award administration. With a focus on customer-centric approaches for continuously improving UAB’s processing of submissions, Cotten’s extensive experience will be critical to ensuring the continued success of the UAB research community, and maintaining UAB’s national position as a top research university.
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 09/12/16
  • New F&A Rate - Implementation for Proposals in Process

    UAB has a new Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Rate Agreement with the federal government.  Effective immediately, all Principal Investigators and department staff should update all in-process and future proposals, particularly for the NIH Oct. 5th deadline to the new rates.  The On-Campus rate for research is 48.5% and the Off-Campus (more than 50% of the project is off campus and rent is included in the budget) rate remains the same at 26%.  All fringe benefit rates remain the same.
     
    This rate agreement is dated 9/1/2016 and is effective until 9/30/2019.
     
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs by email: askosp@uab.edu.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 09/01/16
  • Reminder Regarding ASSIST Grant Applications

    As the February 5th deadline for new NIH R01 submissions approaches, OSP would like to remind you that all competing, single-project NIH grant applications can now be submitted through ASSIST.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/25/16
  • Request for Nominations for Director of the Center for Structural Biology (CSB)

    ​The UAB CSB Internal Search Committee invites nominations of UAB faculty members for the position of Director of the Center for Structural Biology (CSB).  The CSB was established in 2011, and is one of 24 University-wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers (UWIRCs); it has been led by Lawrence J. DeLucas, Ph.D., since its inception.  The mission of the Center for Structural Biology is to support research and education through exploration of structure/function relationships for biological macromolecules and the development of novel technologies for biomedical research which enhance UAB’s basic and translational research goals.  Center membership includes more than 125 faculty and non-faculty members and hosts a number of on-site core facilities, as well as access to a national laboratory x-ray beam.
     
    The Director will oversee all of the interdisciplinary center activities, be a member of the Council of Center Directors and be responsible for interfacing with participating schools and managing the budget.  Nominations, including self-nominations, should include a CV and a one (1) page summary outlining the qualifications of the proposed Director and summarizing ideas and plans if appointed to the position.  The decision will be made after review and interviews by the Search Committee.
     
    Nominations should be submitted to Jamie Seitz (jbseitz@uab.edu) by Friday, January 29, 2016. 
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 01/19/16
  • MTO Change in Process for Finalized Agreement Documents

    The Material Transfer Office is changing the process for providing finalized agreements to the campus. Previously the finalized documents were emailed to the investigator, now the investigator will be notified that the finalized agreement is available for viewing through an eReport.

    Details can be found on the IRAP Website.

    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 12/10/15
  • UAB Institutional Signing Official Change Effective November 9, 2015

    Effective Monday, November 9, 2015, please use the following name and title on all OSP submissions for external sponsors requiring the name of the UAB Institutional Signing Official:
    Richard B. Marchase, Ph.D.
    Vice President for Research and Economic Development
     The remaining contact information, address, email and phone numbers, should remain the same:
    Address:
    AB 1170
    1720 2nd Avenue South
    Birmingham, AL   35294-0111
    Email:  osp@uab.edu
    Phone:  205.934.5266
    Fax:  205-975-5977

    Any submissions in progress, in route or received by the OSP, will be updated to reflect the correct signing official.

    If you have any questions please contact the OSP at askosp@uab.edu.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 11/05/15
  • Research Infrastracture Update

    IRAP - the Integrated Research Administration Portal - is an electronic tool that uses interconnected software modules to enhance each phase of the research process at UAB, from alerting investigators to new funding opportunities with the SPIN and SMARTS modules, to facilitating transfer agreements on research materials. Many documents can be shared across modules, eliminating the need to fill out redundant forms. Significantly, IRAP’s battery of more than 130 reports gives investigators granular data on the status of their submissions, so they always know where they are in the process. IRAP also allows administrators to improve workflows and procedures by finding and fixing bottlenecks in the system. In turn, this helps Research Administration offices work to deliver a better customer experience and to focus on improving customer service overall.
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 10/30/15
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Federal Policy for Protection of Human Subjects

    ​A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) has been published seeking comments on proposed changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. The UAB Office of the IRB (OIRB) is requesting input from the UAB research community on the proposed changes in order to respond most effectively to the NPRM. The proposed rule includes significant changes to the regulations governing human subjects research. Among these changes are more relaxed requirements for certain categories of lower risk research and more stringent requirements for informed consent, especially in regard to use of biospecimens.
    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 10/30/15
  • New UAB Institutional Core Facility Program Launched

    The UAB Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) announces the launch of the UAB Institutional Core Facility Program (ICFP), created to promote the development and operation of outstanding Core Facilities that can serve the needs of UAB investigators.
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 10/02/15
  • Change in State Law Regarding Age of Consent

    On May 7, 2015, Governor Bentley signed into law Act 2015-167, which lowered the age of consent to 18 years old (previously 19 years) for IRB-approved research conducted by an accredited college or university. This means that 18 year olds may now consent for themselves to participate in research conducted at UAB under IRB approval. The IRB has updated most of its forms with this information and will continue to revise policies and procedures to recognize this change in the law. The revised forms must be used for all submissions received in the OIRB after September 1, 2015.
    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 06/26/15
  • IRB Form Changes - June 2015

    UAB IRB forms have been revised as of June, 2015. New versions of these forms will be required for all submissions received after September 1, 2015. These include: Human Subjects Protocol, Investigator's Progress Report, Sample Consent Form, Checklists for new submissions for both full and expedited reviews, Checklists for renewal submissions for both full and expedited reviews.
    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 06/26/15
  • Policy Update: Definition of a Principal Investigator

    Effective May 18, 2015 UAB’s Definition of a Principal Investigator policy is modified with regard to UAB employees in the 02 (Full-time Temporary) employment status or other UAB employment categories. See the full policy at the link or via the UAB Policies & Procedures Library.

    Case-by-case inquiries should be addressed to askosp@uab.edu.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 06/01/15
  • Expired Form FDA 1572 continued use approved

    ​On April 30, 2015 the Form FDA 1572 on the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ReportsManualsForms/Forms/ListFormsAlphabetically/ is expired.

    The FDA is in the process of updating and posting a new Form FDA 1572. Even though it is expired, the FDA approved continued use of the current form.

    We will monitor the FDA website and will post notice of the new form's release, when available.

    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 05/06/15
  • Additional OSP Dropbox Enhancements

    The Office of Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce additional enhancements to the OSP dropbox for electronic SF424 grant applications to grants.gov. The link to access the OSP dropbox is OSP Drop Box for Electronic Submissions to Grants.gov . The revised OSP dropbox user guide can be found at OSP Dropbox Quick Submission Guide. New enhancements to the dropbox include:

    • The attribute page has been modified to prompt the user to create a record and then upload the files. When the proposal record is created the attribute page is refreshed with the comment “Submit Successful*” with a footnote to continue to upload files (“*Please continue on to the Upload Files section and attach your proposal documents”).

    • Once the proposal record is created, the Upload file tab is now used to upload the proposal documents.

    • The upload file history can now be viewed using the “File History” section.  This allows users to verify that the upload was successful.

    If you have any questions regarding the new OSP dropbox functionality, please contact your OSP federal officer or askosp@uab.edu

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 04/21/15
  • IRAP Help Sessions

    The IRAP team is pleased to announce that they will be offering IRAP help sessions most Tuesdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Cudworth Building (Continuing Education Center) 1919 University Blvd. Room 305. http://www.uab.edu/map/cudworth-building.  
     
    Bring your questions about how to use IRAP, how can IRAP help you do your job, eReports, Material Transfer Request eforms, IACUC eforms, etc.
     
    Since seating limited please log into the UAB Faculty and Staff Learning System to register for the help session that you would like to attend:  http://www.uab.edu/learningsystem Log in with your Blazer ID and Password.  Click on Catalog and search for IRAP.  Select IRAP Help Sessions.Click on Show Class Schedule and register for one of the help sessions.
     
    If you would like to schedule one-on-one training, group training, additional help, or training at a more convenient time/place please contact us.  The IRAP team is happy to provide training outside of these help sessions. 
     
    If you have any questions about these help sessions or IRAP please contact Molly Lerew at mmoran@uab.edu or 934-0693. 
    Posted by Integrated Research Administration | 04/17/15
  • Subrecipients Under Uniform Guidance

    ​Per the new Uniform Guidance regulations, which became effective December 26, 2014, UAB “…must make case-by-case determinations whether each agreement it makes for disbursement of federal program funds casts the party receiving the funds in the role of a subrecipient or a contractor.” See Changes in Financial Management of Sponsored Projects Presentation 2 (12/14/2014) for additional information.
     
    Two documents have been developed to help determine whether a subaward (subcontract) or a fee-for-service/procurement contract is more appropriate. The Statement of Work (SOW) Template assures that there is a complete description of the work to be performed.  The Third Party Agreement Determination Form, in combination with the SOW, can then be used to determine (and document consideration of) the appropriate type of agreement.  To request OSP to disburse federal funds awarded after December 26, 2014 as a subaward, send a copy of the completed Third Party Agreement Determination Form, the SOW, and all other Subaward Required Documents (per subaward) to osp@uab.edu. NOTE: The UAB PI and OSP Assigned Number must be included in the email subject line and all documents completed and included in order for the OSP to accept the submission as complete.  If you determine the disbursement should be as a contract (fee-for-service or procurement) include the SOW and Third Party Agreement Determination Form with the other documents you send to University Contracts.
     
    Effective April 9, 2015, you will be asked to complete the Third Party Agreement Determination Form for any outstanding subawards or subaward requests for any post UG awards received by UAB. If you anticipate or are notified that an award is forthcoming that included a third party in the role of subrecipient you may expedite the process by reviewing the SOW and completing the Form appropriately. Going forward the SOW Template and Form should be used for any subrecipient at preparation of an application or submission in order to determine the appropriate role and costs for the subrecipient.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 04/09/15
  • OSP Dropbox Enhancements Added for SF424 Grant Applications to Grants.gov

    The Office of Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce an enhanced OSP dropbox now available to the UAB Research Community for electronic SF424 grant application to grants.gov. The new link to access the OSP dropbox is OSP Drop Box for Electronic Submission to Grants.gov (https://irap-apps.ad.uab.edu/OSPDropbox/Pages/Login.aspx). OSP has developed user instructions for the enhanced dropbox which are located at OSP Dropbox Quick Submission Guide. Enhancements to the dropbox “Create Proposal” screen include:
    • New Investigator search options including search by first 2 characters, and automatic population of the blazer id and department fields
    • Placeholder text describing what users should provide in each required field.
    • OSP Assigned Number box added to distinguish final submissions.
    • Budget type added to identify modular and detailed budget submissions.
    If you have any questions regarding the new OSP dropbox functionality, please contact your OSP federal officer or askosp@uab.edu.  
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 03/16/15
  • Funding Application Submissions to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

    In a continuing effort to partner with UAB faculty to ensure the timely and efficient processing of funding application submissions to the OSP, and in conjunction with the recently announced OSP Review Plan, the following changes are effective Wednesday, December 3, 2014;

    Submissions to the OSP must include all required documents or the submission will be placed in an IRAP status of “Incomplete Submission” and will not be review or processed until the complete submission is received. A listing of required documents for each submission type can be found at OSP Required Documents - Federal and Non Profit and OSP Required Documents for Non-Federal and For Profit. In order to be considered complete funding application submissions that:

    • require SF424 application forms must be submitted to the OSP Dropbox simultaneously with the submission of other required documents to osp@uab.edu;
    • are ASSIST submissions must include the application identifier in the application package e-mail; and
    • are NSF submissions must be in FastLane’s view/edit mode.

    The PI and Support Staff Contact will receive an email notification documenting the incomplete submission, and identifying the specific missing documents. Note an incomplete submission:

    • does not get the submission into a queue;
    • will not be routed to an OSP officer or specialist until all required documents are received. The OSP Review Plan timeline does not begin until all required documents for the submission are received.

    The missing required documents should be submitted to osp@uab.edu along with the OSP assigned number provided with the incomplete submission email notification as expeditiously as possible to ensure a timely routing of the submission for review.

    Should you have any questions, please contact your OSP officer or askosp@uab.edu.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 12/03/14
  • OSP Update Just-In-Time and Other Support Instructions

    ​The Office of Sponsored Programs website has recently been updated to include Just In Time (JIT) instructions to assist researchers in gaining a better understanding of the Just In Time (JIT) process.  Embedded in the Just In Time (JIT) instructions  are three important links to additional information and FAQs; Other Support Instructions,  A Sample Other Support Document, and JIT / Other Support FAQs. These documents are available on the OSP website under “Quicklinks” the “Researcher’s Toolkit” / Federal / NIH. If you have any questions, please contact OSP at 934-5266, your NIH officer or askosp@uab.edu .
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 08/06/14
  • Changes to Consent Form May 2014

    ​The following are changes to the Sample Consent Form, version 05/29/14

    • Font has been changed to Calibri to comply with Institutional style guidelines.
    • Header:  The header has been updated to include Sponsor Protocol No., when applicable.
    • Risks and Discomforts:  Clarification to instructions in Randomization section and revisions to the example paragraph have been made.
    • Confidentiality:  
      • Change in language regarding publishing results of research
      • Updated Billing Compliance language
      • Addition of clinical trials indicator in medical records
    • Voluntary Participation and Withdrawal:  Instructions have been updated.
    • Cost of Participation:  Addition of sample language regarding Category B medical devices.
    • Signatures:  Several changes in the guidance.
    • HIPAA Authorization Form:  Revision to consent cancellation language.

    Click here for a more detailed summary of the changes.

    The sample consent form is available online by clicking this link.

    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 06/04/14
  • FDA 1572 Updated

    Version date 07/2013, available at the following link:
    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 01/01/13