Posts Tagged ‘NIH’

Important NIH updates on genomic data sharing, IACUC review, and biosafety

This week, the National Institutes of Health issued several notices of interest to OHSU researchers. The following is a summary of the agency’s recent announcements: NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing The NIH has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy. Starting with funding applications submitted for a Jan. 25, 2015, receipt date, the policy will apply to all NIH-funded, large-scale human and nonhuman projects that generate genomic data. If you’re applying, … Read More

NIH issues “Follow that Cell” challenge, offering $500,000 in prizes

The NIH is challenging researchers to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000 for developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell Challenge seeks tools that would, for example, monitor a cell in the process of becoming cancerous, detect changes due to a disease-causing virus, or track how a cell responds to treatment. “Advances in cellular analysis promise earlier diagnosis and … Read More

Teams sought for Brain Start-up Challenge

The Heritage Provider Network, National Institutes of Health, and the Center for Advancing Innovation have teamed up to search for commercially viable brain-related inventions important to public health. Teams will have an opportunity to develop a business plan for a brain-related invention and launch a start-up. The challenge is intended to accelerate the commercialization of Federal agency brain-related inventions, spur economic growth, and provide universities with a platform to further develop their entrepreneurship-learning portfolio. Teams must … Read More

Pay off your student debt with help from the annual NIH loan repayment program

The NIH is accepting applications for its annual Extramural Loan Repayment Program. If you’re a health professional pursuing a career in biomedical, behavioral, social or clinical research, and plan to commit at least two years to research, you may be eligible for up to $35,000 per year. The program is divided into five subdivisions: Clinical Research Pediatric Research Health Disparities Research Clinical Researchers from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Contraception and Infertility Research Eligibility requirements for each program … Read More

Upcoming changes to NIH biosketches

Last week, the NIH introduced a new biosketch format that is intended to better highlight the impact of a researcher’s contribution to science. Over the next few months, the NIH will be piloting this new five-page biosketch, which provides space to explain the significance of your findings as well as your role on collaborative research projects. One RFA has been released so far requiring the new biosketch–others will be released soon. Applicants who respond to these RFAs … Read More

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., receives MERIT award from National Institute of Mental Health

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience in the OHSU School of Medicine and director of the Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, has received a MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) award from the National Institute of Mental Health to further his work on the underlying mechanisms and causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A leader in the field of ADHD research, Dr. Nigg has created a unique integration of … Read More

Updated: Slides posted from Dr. Susan Newcomer’s talk on NIH funding

Updated 5/5: Slides from Dr. Newcomer’s talk have been posted on Bridge. —– The OHSU Institute on Development & Disability is excited to host Susan Newcomer, Ph.D., Program Official, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), who is coming to share insider tips on how to successfully obtain funding from NICHD and other institutes in her talk “Leaping Hurdles and Navigating the Maze: Understanding the NIH Funding Process.” The presentation begins … Read More

Major changes to NIH and AHRQ grant resubmission policy that will make your life easier and better

Few things are as frustrating as writing a great grant that is not funded because the funding percentile is so low–and then having to figure out how to drastically revise it to meet the requirement of writing a “new” application. Effective now, that pain point is going away: As of April 17, 2014, the NIH and AHRQ no longer require new (A0) grant applications to demonstrate significant changes in scientific direction, even if the project was … Read More

Multiple K12 junior faculty career development opportunities available

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research K12 Scholars Up to five K12 scholar opportunities are available for junior faculty conducting clinical, behavioral, health services, policy, public health, or applied research. This mentored career development program features three core elements: a didactic education in patient-centered outcomes research, an individualized experiential plan, and a significant, mentored research experience. To be eligible, scholars must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents and cannot be applying for or have received another … Read More

20th Annual Blood-Brain Barrier meeting, March 20-22

“Interweaving Advances in Brain-Barriers Pharmacology with Clinical Problems: Implications for Treatment” March 20-22, 2014 Sun River Resort Don’t miss your chance to register for the 20th Annual Blood-Brain Barrier meeting this March at the Sunriver Resort in scenic Central Oregon. Highlights of the 2014 meeting include: Bringing advances in brain-barriers basic science and pharmacology to address clinical treatment dilemmas One-on-one networking with brain-barriers scientists and neuroscience clinicians during informal round table discussions and poster sessions … Read More

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