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OHSU Vollum Institute researchers receive prestigious NIH awards

This morning, the NIH announced the 2013 recipients of its prestigious, High Risk-High Reward Research Awards—two of which were given to investigators at OHSU’s Vollum Institute. Vollum faculty members Gail Mandel, Ph.D., John Adelman, Ph.D., and Paul Brehm, Ph.D., along with Joshua Rosenthal, Ph.D., from the University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences, received one of 10 Transformational Research Awards, meant to promote interdisciplinary research that could potentially change existing paradigms. The focus of their project, “Site-directed … Read More

OHSU awarded NIH grant to investigate Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers

OHSU researchers have secured a National Institute of Health grant of up to $1.9 million to develop ways to find biomarkers within human cerebral spinal fluid that may predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This award is part of a new nationwide initiative by the NIH aimed at exploring the diverse and newly categorized molecules called extracellular RNAs. While exRNAs are already thought to play a role in a variety of biological processes, as well … Read More

National Institute on Aging launches new blog on research and funding

The National Institute on Aging has a new blog for scientists and those considering a career in research. New topics are discussed each week: funding, fellowships, training opportunities, grantsmanship tips, research priorities, and other issues of interest. Take a look at some recent posts: When you apply for certain NIH funding, your application gets a priority score. But how do you know if your priority score is good enough to get funded? Robin Barr, director … Read More

Share your comments on LGBTI health and research needs with the NIH

Earlier this year, NIH Director Francis Collins announced a permanent trans-NIH research coordinating committee specifically tasked with supporting health research in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities with the aim of continuing its extensive outreach to identify research priorities, gaps, and opportunities within the field. The recently published request for information is intended to allow for broader input on NIH’s strategic plan for LGBTI research. The NIH is very interested in hearing your … Read More

Tell Dr. Francis Collins about the #NIHSequesterImpact

How is the sequester affecting your lab? NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is seeking feedback via social media on how the sequester is impacting biomedical research. Tweet to Dr. Collins using the hashtag #NIHSequesterImpact.

Reminder: NIH requires RPPR for SNAP and fellowship progress reports due May 2013 and beyond

Please be aware that use of the eRA Research Performance Progress Report module becomes mandatory for Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (SNAP) and fellowship progress reports for awards with start dates on or after July 1, 2013. That means RPPR use is required for SNAP progress reports due May 15 and fellowship progress reports due May 1. Noncompliance will delay awards and may adversely affect future funding. For more information, view the NIH Notice. Contact your … Read More

NIH Public Access Policy resources

The OHSU Library has created a guide for helping OHSU investigators and administrators manage compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. The site includes: Step-by-step guidance on how to comply when submitting a new publication, as well as how to demonstrate compliance after publication. Frequently asked questions about the NIH Public Access Policy from OHSU investigators. Specific instructions on how to comply when working with Elsevier, Nature, Lipincott Williams & Wilkins, and Springer. Visit the … Read More

IRB Notes: New NIH Regulations for Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules

Starting March 5, 2013, the NIH Guidelines will cover work with synthetic nucleic acid molecules in addition to current requirements for reviewing studies involving recombinant DNA molecules. With this change, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) will also review studies involving of the deliberate transfer into human research participants of synthetic nucleic acid molecules, or DNA or RNA derived from synthetic nucleic acid molecules, that meet any one of the following criteria: Contain more than 100 … Read More

NIH updates post-submission application materials policy

This week, the NIH issued a notice updating their policy on post-submission application materials (i.e. materials submitted after the deadline but before peer review). The updates are meant to address questions that have come up since the policy was implemented in 2010. To summarize, changes include: News of promotion for a PI or key personnel will be accepted as post-submission application material up to one month prior to the peer review meeting. Exceptions provided for … Read More

Unique opportunity to collaborate with NIH scientists on translational projects

Updated 12/5/12: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) has been released. This fall, the NIH will be issuing a request for proposals from teams of extramural (non-NIH) and internal NIH investigators to conduct collaborative translational research projects. To facilitate collaborations between basic scientists and clinical investigators, NIH has created a website that includes a searchable database of intramural investigators, as was as information about resources available at the NIH Clinical Center. … Read More

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