Research News Digest for Monday, September 11, 2017

Research Administration News Research News Digest for Monday, September 11, 2017

Research News Digest for Monday, September 11, 2017


AGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

Highlighted Notice(s):

For additional notices, please view Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Hefin Center Genomics Core will host the New England Biolabs new Reagent Kiosk in Kaul 406.  Training to use the new NEB Kiosk will occur on Thursday, September 14th from noon to 2pm.

EVENTS

Dr. Erzsebet Kokovay, Assistant Professor in the Dept of Cell Systems and Anatomy at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio will present a Shock Center Seminar on Wed, Sep 13 from 12-1pm in Volker Hall Lecture Room B.  Her seminar is titled "Niche Regulation of Adult Neural Stem Cells: Through the Ages."

The Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Research Retreat is an opportunity to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaboration and development among cancer researchers. This event is free and open to faculty, trainees and staff engaged in cancer research. 

 

Retreat Highlights:

    • Presentations by experts in Metabolism and Cancer
    • Annual poster competition and awards
    • Cancer research poster displays (non-competitive)
    • Shared Facility displays

 

 

 

 OSP Training Sessions Offered in September

OSP has several new training opportunities coming up and additional sessions of training currently offered. You can register for any of these courses in the UAB Learning System (LMS).

 

Workspace Proposal Process – This training course demonstrates how to use the Grants.gov Workspace portal to initiate and prepare a proposal. This session is a 1.5-hour introductory course (1 hour presentation plus Q&A) that gives participants an overview of the process. After completing this course, participants can also attend a follow-up course this month to practice using Workspace in the computer lab.
When? Tuesday, Sept. 26 – 11:30 am to 1 pm

 

Workspace Proposal Lab – This is a hands-on workshop in a computer lab where participants can practice using Grant.gov Workspace to prepare a proposal for submission.
When? Friday, Sept. 29 – 10:30 am to 12 noon
Prerequisite
: Grants.gov Workspace Proposal Process 


Overview of Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Submission Process – This course is designed for those who are new to sponsored programs or new to UAB. This one-hour introductory course gives participants a general overview of OSP and helps them understand the submission process, including the benefits of submitting proposals early. 
Next session: Wednesday, Sept. 6 – 10:30 am to 11:30 am

 

NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Process – This training course demonstrates how to use the NIH ASSIST system to initiate and prepare a single-project proposal. This session is a 1.5-hour introductory course (1 hour presentation plus Q&A) that gives participants an overview of the process including requirements for using ASSIST, how to initiate and prepare a proposal, how to add optional forms, how to preview an application, and how to validate an application. After completing this course, participants can also attend follow-up courses including a lab to practice using ASSIST and NIH ASSIST Multi-Project Proposal Process.
Next session: Tuesday, Sept. 5 – 11 am to 12:30 pm

 

NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Lab – This is a hands-on workshop in a computer lab where participants can practice working on a single-project proposal.
When? Thursday, Sept. 7 -10:30 am to 12 noon or
             Wednesday, Sept. 27 – 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Prerequisite
: NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Process

 

NIH ASSIST Multi-Project Proposal Process – This course demonstrates how to use the NIH ASSIST system to initiate and prepare a multi-project proposal. This session is a follow-up course to the NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Process introductory course that is also offered. This session will be a 1.5-hour session (1 hour presentation plus Q&A) that will give participants a basic knowledge of how to prepare a multi-project proposal in ASSIST. We also offer a hands-on workshop in a computer lab where participants can practice working on a multi-project proposal after completing this course.
When? Friday, Sept. 8 – 11 am to 12:30 pm
Prerequisite: NIH ASSIST Single-Project Proposal Process

 

NIH ASSIST Multi-Project Proposal Lab – This is a hands-on workshop in a computer lab where participants can practice working on a multi-project proposal.
When? Thursday, Sept. 28 – 11 am to 1 pm
Prerequisite
: NIH ASSIST Multi-Project Proposal Process

 

To attend any of these sessions, registration is required in the UAB Learning System (LMS). You can find the course by searching the LMS Catalog for any of the courses. The instructor for the courses is Debbie Graves, OSP Training Coordinator. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie.

The Women in STEM faculty group is holding its Fall Career Development Workshop on 9/12 and 9/13.  We would like to invite you to attend one or more of the three sessions:


September 12, 11:30AM-2PM
Mentor and Coach
Some mentoring relationships are enriching for both members of the duo, and others seem to fall flat, despite the best of intentions. This interactive workshop will explore how coaching tools can be employed in the mentoring relationship to create a more dynamic experience. Following the workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the difference between mentoring and coaching.
2. Evaluate when and whether to give advice vs. supporting the mentee to identify her own best solutions.
3. Differentiate between the three levels of listening and increase the time spent in high level listening.
4. Facilitate learning through carefully selected powerful questions.
Target audience: Faculty
 
September 12, 4PM-6PM
Authority, Voice, and Influence for Women in Academia
Although leadership can be conferred through titles and roles, it is incumbent upon leaders to claim their authority. Even without official titles, those who speak and act powerfully can have great influence. Awareness of patterns of speech and the use of voice are tools that can be employed to build and maintain a powerful and respected presence in interactions with colleagues, administrators, and staff. This interactive workshop includes findings by researchers who study issues of gender and language and provides participants the opportunity to practice speaking with greater authority.
Target audience: Trainees and faculty
 
September 13, 11:30AM-2PM
After Tenure: Maintaining Momentum from Associate to Full
Promotion gives professors a stronger voice in their disciplines, departments, and the university. However, mid-career faculty members often find it challenging to move quickly and maintain strong momentum on their next major project. Obstacles to overcome include increased service obligations, difficulty finding colleagues with whom to discuss their experiences, and for some, promotion guidelines that are not clearly defined.
Target audience: Faculty
 
For more details and how to RSVP, please see the attached flyer.

The goal of this workshop is to address challenges and opportunities for impactful clinical trials in medical rehabilitation, such as trial design, issues in recruitment and retention, mobile technology integration, multi-modal interventions, control groups, response heterogeneity, rigor and reproducibility, and data and safety monitoring. Following an introductory lecture, workshop participants will divide into breakout sessions based on their experience level as investigators. Registration is free but space is limited. Travel award opportunities available.

September 18th-22nd, 2017 from 8:30-12:30pm

 

$50- Faculty, $25-Post Doc and Fellows, $10 –Students/Staff

Continental Breakfast served daily

 

Location: Finley Conference Center

720 20th St. S, Birmingham, AL 35233

FUNDING OPPORTUNTIES

Save the Date—The American Diabetes Association 78th Scientific Sessions -June 22-26, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.

 

Abstracts that have been accepted for presentation (poster or oral presentation) at the American Diabetes Association are reviewed for the UAB DRC-ADA Travel Award every year during the month of March.  The award consists of up to $1,000 that can be used for travel, lodging, and/or registration but not for food or incidentals.

This award helps support travel to the ADA National Scientific Meetings for approximately 10 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who will be presenting their original research at these meetings.

 

Abstract submissions to the ADA will open October 2, 2017. Registration and Housing will open in early-December, 2017.

 

Please submit your abstracts and the ADA acceptance letter/email when received no later than March 23, 2018 to Eva Gilliam evamarie@uab.edu.

 

 

 

The pilot and feasibility program is intended to provide seed support for new and innovative research projects directed at basic, biochemical, translational, clinical, and community-based research questions that broadly pertain to diabetes, diabetes complications, and cardiometabolic disease.

 

The P/F program will fund up to five studies at $20,000 - $50,000/year.

 

Please review the RFA for Diabetes Pilot Grant Program 2017 (doc.) for details on eligibility, application due dates and other application processes.

The pilot and feasibility program is intended to provide seed support for new and innovative research projects directed at basic, biochemical, translational, clinical, and community-based research questions that broadly pertain to diabetes, diabetes complications, and cardiometabolic disease.

 

The P/F program will fund up to five studies at $20,000 - $50,000/year.

 

Please review the RFA for Diabetes Pilot Grant Program 2017 (doc.) for details on eligibility, application due dates and other application processes.

The Global Center for Craniofacial Oral and Dental Disorders (GC-CODED) is pleased to announce that it will fund two pilot and feasibility grants for up to $25,000. Strong preference will be given to proposals addressing genetic disorders of the craniofacial region, including the dentition

Eligibility: Emerging faculty, including research associates and senior post-doctoral fellows.

To Apply:  Provide an NIH formatted application:

  1. NIH face page
  2. Project summary
  3. Detailed budget and budget justification
  4. NIH style Biosketch
  5. Specific aims page
  6. Research strategy (limited to 6 pages)
  7. Bibliography

*Indirect costs are not allowed.
**If approved, the funds cannot be awarded until all UAB administrative approvals have been provided (IRB, IACUC, etc…)

A GC-CODED committee will evaluate the proposals for merit, programmatic relevance, and potential for further NIDCR funding.

 

Submit applications as one PDF document via email to:

Jennifer Snyder jennifersnyder@uab.edu

Address questions to: Dr. Rosa Serra rserra@uab.edu

 

Application due: September 15, 2017

Notification of Award: October 2, 2017

Begin funding: October 16, 2017

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