Monthly Archives: February 2015

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In 88 days, all NIH biosketches will have to be submitted to NIH in the new format. This means that all June submissions must include the new biosketches.  The new format will allow researchers to showcase their work and better explain why the work was important and their specific role in it.  Up to 25 publications can be included in a biosketch and PIs can choose to add a link to their entire body of work.  The page limit has been expanded to 5 pages to provide for these additions.

Fortunately, NIH has made it relatively simple to come into compliance with these new requirements with the SciENcv tool.  This tool works with the PIs eRA Commons profile and the bibliography from My NCBI and will automatically pull data from both.

PIs and their support staff have the opportunity to learn about these tools in advance of the deadline by registering for classes sponsored by Moody Medical Library and Research Services. The classes will explain how to set-up My Bibliography and SciENcv to make it easier for PIs AND their staff to create biosketches that can be changed easily to be most relevant for any NIH submission.

Classes will be held face-to-face and online and are scheduled as follows:

March 11, 2015

My NCBI: My Bibliography  Face-to-Face      9am       Research Building 6 Room 1.108

My NCBI: My Bibliography  Webinar              9am       Lync invite sent after registration

My NCBI: ScieENcv            Face-to-Face     9:30am  Research Building 6 Room 1.108

My NCBI: ScieENcv            Webinar             9:30am  Lync invite sent after registration

 

April 9, 2015

My NCBI: My Bibliography Face-to-Face      4pm       Research Building 6 Room 1.108

My NCBI: ScieENcv           Face-to-Face      4:30pm  Research Building 6 Room 1.108

 

To register go to the Moody Medical Library homepage, use the Quick Links on the right-hand side of the page to Library Classes and navigate to the dates listed above. Click on the links listed to go to your preferred class and complete the registration form.

Classes are also available for Departments/Divisions who wish to schedule events for their researchers and staff. Please contact Melodi Moore for these opportunities.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation logo
and JLABS

 

presents:

 

The Road to the Biologic IND: Best Practices When Filing Biologic Investigational New Drug Applications

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

Houston, TX

 

Texas Medical Center
John P. McGovern Campus
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite X
Houston, TX 77021

 

Program Overview:
JLABS, the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers and the Janssen Biotechnology Center of Excellence invite you to an in-depth look into the process of filing a biologic Investigational New Drug (IND) application and the procedures necessary for advancing your company’s early-stage drug development program. Whether your goal is to develop a pipeline through commercial launch, or partner as early as possible, submitting an IND is a critical early milestone for every biotech company. With big Pharma and VC firms competing for the most promising compounds, startups are expected to demonstrate a solid plan for achieving IND acceptance.

Join us for a series of short presentations exploring the basic requirements and considerations necessary to achieve a successful biologic IND submission. The presentation will highlight the following:

– Janssen Biotech, Inc. – your partner of choice
– Key CMC strategies to balance cost, time and comparability risks
– Non-Clinical safety assessment strategies for biologics
– Determining and understanding PK/PD and immunogenicity
– Regulatory strategy, IND requirements, and Pre-IND meetings

 

Fees:
$35 General Public
$20 Student/Academic
$45 Onsite

 

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-road-to-the-biologic-ind-best-practices-when-filing-biologic-investigational-new-drug-registration-15138858734?aff=weekly

 

Meet with… National Cancer Institute

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CDT)
Houston, TX

 

Texas Medical Center
John P. McGovern Campus
2450 Holcombe Blvd, Suite X
Houston, TX 77021

 

Program Overview:

NCI: SBIR Opportunities for Early-Stage and Venture-Backed Companies

Program Director Dr. Xing-Jian Lou will present and discuss the SBIR and STTR programs that fund and support small biomedical technology companies.

During this session, she will provide an update on recently released funding opportunities available to small businesses as well as tips on strengthening your application. The SBIR program helps fill the gap in the availability of early stage funding created when investors and strategic partners move towards clinical-stage investments. SBIR funds serve as a key bridge between initial angel funding and more significant angel capital, venture capital, or strategic partnerships.

Additionally, the presentation will provide valuable information on NCI’s other initiatives including the NCI SBIR Bridge Award, the NCI SBIR Investor Forum, and I-Corps(tm) at NIH. Get all of your questions answered during the Q&A session following the presentation and apply to meet one-on-one with Dr. Lou.

 

Fees:
Presentation & Lunch
$25 | General Public
$35 | General Public Onsite
Includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch. All attendees must pay this fee, regardless of one-on-one meeting status. Registration to attend the presentation, Q&A, and lunch will remain open until May 18th (or full).

 

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-with-national-cancer-institute-tickets-15780346441?aff=weekly

 

New CPRIT RFAs Announced

CPRIT has released 5 new research RFAs. These mechanisms include: Individual Investigator Research Awards (non-targeted), Individual Investigator Research Awards for Computational Biology, Individual Investigator Research Awards for Cancers in Children and Adolescents, Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection, and Research Training Awards.   RFA Deadline Individual Investigator… Read more »

Funding Announcements: February 11 – February 24, 2015

Graduate/PostDoc

Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
March 31, 2015 Lupus Foundation of America Career Development Award $70,000/year for 2 years
May 1– Phase I  July 25 – Phase II NASA OE MUREP ASTAR Fellowship Stipend: $50k Master’s$55k Doctoralincl. stipend, tuition and fees, CBRE allowance, etc.
Selected students will perform graduate student research at their respective campuses during the academic year as well as conduct research at a designated NASA field Center during an annual 10 – 15 week Center based research Experience (CBRE).
May 1, 2015 Rheumatology Research Foundation Career Development: K Bridge $75,000
July 1, 2015 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Innovation Award $150,000/year for 2 years with an additional 2 years possible – Total $600,000No indirect or overhead accepted.
August 12, 2015 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellowships Salary based on experience for three years.

 

New Investigator

Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
March 10, 2015 Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and theSimons Foundation Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences $225,000 payable over a 3 year period.*
*US Citizenship is NOT required, but research must be carried out in US institutions.
March 15, 2015 American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation AGA-CCFA-Janssen Biotech Research Grant in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Epigenetic Research $100,000/year for 3 years
March 18, 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program $105,000/year for 4 years.
June 5, 2015 American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation AGA-Athena Troxel Blackburn Research Scholar Award in Neuroenteric Disease $90,000/year for 3 years
June 5, 2015 American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation Boston Scientific Career Development Technology and Innovation Award $75,000/year for 2 years
June 5, 2015 American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation Microbiome Junior Investigator Research Award $30,000/year for 2 years
July 1, 2015 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Innovation Award $150,000/year for 2 years with an additional 2 years possible – Total $600,000No indirect or overhead accepted.
August 12, 2015 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship Program Up to $65,000 per year may be requested for salary, fringe benefits and/or tuition costs plus relocation costs. Funding period for 3 years
October 16, 2015 American Gastroenterological Association Research Scholar Awards $90,000/year for three years

 

Established Investigators

Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
March 23, 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Institutional Research Collaboration between the Liverpool  School of Tropical Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention* $1M per year for 5 years
* This funding announcement, seeks to fund NEW innovative research projects and evaluation activities with the potential to yield high impact public health findings or strategies that will decrease the overall burden of malaria and increase the health and well-being of the populations in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
March 23, 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Conducting Operational Research to Identify Numbers and Rates, Determine Needs, and Integrate Services to Mitigate Morbidity and Mortality Among Internally DisplacedPersons Affected by Emergencies* $500k first year – total 5 year funding to equal $2.5M
* Research is needed to determine: first, best methods for determining a) the population size and vulnerabilities, such as mortality rate and b) the specific needs of these IDPs, especially in urban settings, and second, determine best practices for integrating programs across sectors, such as a) gender-based violence and protection or mental health services, b) access to potable water and improved sanitation and impact on nutrition or water-borne diseases, c) combining mental health and primary healthcare services.
April 14, 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Organized Approaches to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening $500k – 1M/year for 5 years
May 15, 2015  Letter of Intent Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance Phillip Bennett and Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award $250,000/year for 2 years
May 27, 2015 Genzyme Corporation Research and Medical Education Grants Multiple Grants with multiple amounts.
May 27, 2015     Pre-Proposal Michael J Fox Foundation Target Optimization Awards $400,000 for 2 years
May 27, 2015     Pre-Proposal Michael J Fox Foundation Priority Target Awards $100,000 for1 year
June 5, 2015 Children’s Heart Foundation Research in Congenital Heart Disease Maximum $100,000 for 1 year.
August 12, 2015 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Daniel Haughton Senior Faculty Award Partial underwriting of sabbatical support [including fringe benefits].
August 21, 2015 American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation R. Robert & Sally Funderburg Research Award in Gastric Cancer $50,000/year for 2 years

Career Development/Pilot Awards

Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
May 27, 2015     Pre-Proposal Michael J Fox Foundation Target Validation Pilot awards $100,000 for 1 year
October 16, 2015 American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation Research Scholar Awards $90,000/year for 3 years

Program/Project/Team/Industry Awards

Deadline Sponsor Name Amount
April 15, 2015 American Diabetes Association Innovative Clinical or Translational Science $200,000/year for 3 years. (10% indirect)

 

 

Remember:

All research applications should go through the Office of Sponsored Programs prior to submission. Please contact your pre-award analyst (http://research.utmb.edu/AboutUs/PrePostSpecialists.aspx ) if you plan to apply for this opportunity.

 

PI must submit all material to the Office of Sponsored Projects ten (10) working days prior to the submission deadline.  http://research.utmb.edu/AskForFunding/Files/PolicyStatementDeadlines2013.pdf

Gulf Coast Consortia Upcoming Events

A Collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center www.gulfcoastconsortia.org Keck Seminar, February 20 Cindy Farach-Carson, Scientific Director, BioScience Research Collaborative, Vice Provost for Translational Bioscience,… Read more »