Supplies

Supplies

Sources of frequently requested necropsy and histology materials

Instruments
The following are all you need for most mouse work.
Scissors, Mayo, 6 3/4", straight, Fisher #12-460-475* 50822617* 50822388*
Scissors, iris, 4 1/2", straight, Fisher #73-121-0 12-460-104 NC9060757
Tissue forceps, 1x2 teeth, 5", Fisher #64-52
Tissue forceps, 1x2 teeth, 4", Fisher #76-451
*These scissors are carbide-edged. They are expensive but well worth it, as they will stay sharp for a long time and outlast several pairs of cheaper ones. They can also be reconditioned to like-new by the manufacturer. The same or similar products are available from Roboz Surgical Instruments, Miltex Instrument Co., Fine Science Tools, World Precision Instruments, and VWR. Adler Instrument Co. (Norcross, GA) offers reconditioning services.

Dissecting boards
Dissection is much easier with a good dissecting board and specimen pins.
Thermo Shandon Neoprene Cork Dissecting Board 16" x 12" Fisher #36-119
Mopec Inc Neoprene Cork Dissecting Board 16" x 12" Fisher #NC9673323

Pins
OIC® Pushpins, Clear, Box Of 100 (Office Depot)
Gem® Aluminum Pushpins, 3/8" Shank, Box Of 100 (Office Depot)

Containers
Fisherbrand* Multipurpose Specimen Storage Containers (#14-955-11 series 4 oz to 8 oz sizes for mouse work)

Neutral buffered formalin 10% (NBF)
Fisher PROTOCOL* 10% Buffered Formalin (2.5 gal, #23-427-098)

Decalcifying solution (for bone)
Rapid decalcifying solution for routine use. There are others for specialized procedures such as IHC.
Fisher Cal-Ex* Decalcifier #CS510

Trimming blades and handles
PATHCO double edge blades Fisher #NC9734740
PATHCO handle for double edge blades Fisher #NC9620480

Cassettes
Fisher Tissue Path* IV Tissue Cassettes #22-272 and #22-292 series
Fisherbrand* Histosette II* Tissue and Biopsy Cassettes #15-182-701

Biopsy pads
Fisherbrand* Biopsy Foam Pads #22-038-221 (32mm x 25mm x 3mm rectangular)

Cryosectioning embedding compound
Cryo-OCT Compound Fisher #14-373-65

Cryomolds
Andwin Scientific Standard Cryomold Fisher #NC9643511

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    The REACT Center is requesting input which will help better meet the needs of the rehabilitation research community and direct activities of the new National Resource Center for High-Impact Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation (NIH grant P2CHD086851). They have posted a brief  medical rehabilitation clinical trials needs assessment survey. The Center will base education materials, workshops, and collaborative opportunities on survey results; thus guidance from the research community is central to its mission. 
     
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  • 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 and Economic Development | 01/19/16
  • ASSIST Now an Option for All NIH Competing Grant Applications and Some Post-Award Administrative Actions

    ASSIST is now an option for all single and multi-project, competing grant applications; single-project administrative supplements; single-project, post-award successor-in-interest (type 6) requests; and single-project, post-award change of institution (type 7) requests.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/14/16
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    • Updates to NIH & AHRQ Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) to Address Rigor and Transparency
      (NOT-OD-16-031) National Institutes of Health
      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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      (NOT-OD-16-034) National Institutes of Health
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    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/14/16
  • NIH eSubmission Items of Interest

    NIH eSubmissions Items of Interest for January 5, 2016. ASSIST support has expanded for single-project grant applications in 2015. ASSIST copy application feature is now enhanced to copy attachments. New application forms and policy changes will soon take effect for on January 25, 2016.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/14/16
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    The latest updates from NIH Extramural Nexus for December 2015 and January 2016 containing relevant announcements and notices have been released. Topics include incoming applications, due dates; NIH's strategic plans; and considering variables in pre-clinical research.
    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/14/16
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    The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is now seeking applicants for the 2017 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. The fellowship is funded through the National Sea Grant Office and administered through individual state Sea Grant programs. Knauss Fellows spend a year in marine policy-related positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government in Washington D.C. Past fellows have worked in the offices of U.S. Senators and Representatives, on Congressional subcommittees, and at agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 12/15/15
  • 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 and Economic Development | 12/10/15
  • Jonathan Miller Joins UAB OVPRED

    Jonathan Miller has joined the UAB Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development as assistant vice president for research administration operations and systems, moving from the UAB Office of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Leslie Cooper, associate director of the IRB, has been named interim director. Leslie has worked in the Office of the IRB since 2003.
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