"Applications of Economic Evaluation to Policy"
Hugh Waters, MS, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
UNC Gelling School Of Public Health
Thursday, March 6
1.104 Ewing Hall
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In an effort to provide on-going education regarding the management of federally sponsored projects, Research Services offers a 3-session Sponsored Programs 101 course taught by Research Services personnel.
The goal of the Sponsored Programs 101 course is to provide the UTMB research community with tools and knowledge so that they are responsible custodians for the federal funds they manage.
Session 1: Introduction to Sponsored Projects Administration
Tuesday, March 11, 9:00-11:00 am
Session 2: Proposal Preparation and Processing
Tuesday, March 18, 9:00-11:00 am
Session 3: Project Management
Tuesday, March 25, 9:00-11:00 am
All sessions will be in Rebecca Sealy Hospital East, Room 4.302/4.304
Register at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining
Prerequisites for the course are “Research Financial Grants Management” and “General Level of Effort Reporting & ECRT Training.” Upon registration in Sponsored Programs 101, you will be assigned the two online courses if necessary, and you will need to complete them prior to attending the Sponsored Programs 101 sessions.
For more information about this course, click HERE. Please contact Heidi Lutz at Ext. 69432, or Christy Taylor at Ext. 69431, with any questions.
UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PILOT PROJECT PROPOSALS
DEADLINE: Thursday, March 6, 2014
The UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, in collaboration with the Center Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS), encourages UTMB investigators to submit pilot research proposals in the area of muscle aging, physical function and recovery from illness in older adults. Proposals from any domain of translational research (T1-T4) are welcome. Projects will be funded for one or two years, with total annual direct costs not to exceed $30,000.
Awards are restricted to young investigators, recently appointed faculty, and senior investigators in other areas interested in initiating studies on aging.
The pilot proposal selection will follow a 2-step process:
Step 1: Letter of Intent- Interested investigators should first write a brief description (one page or less) of their idea and submit it, by letter or e-mail, to Stephanie Burt, Pepper OAIC Associate Director, Sealy Center on Aging, Mail RT 0177; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March 6, 2014
Step 2: Complete Proposals– Preliminary proposal letters will be evaluated by the Pepper Executive Committee based on the proposal’s fit with the overall theme of the Pepper Center: “Improving function and recovery from illness in older adults”.
Deadline: April 7, 2014
Investigators of accepted preliminary proposals will be contacted and asked to submit a longer, complete proposal.
The review process will involve the evaluation of the full proposal by the Pilot Selection Committee, comprising members of the ITS Scientific Review Committee, Pepper Center leaders and an independent external reviewer with specific expertise in the area of the pilot application.
Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.
Questions related to content and relevance to the mission of the Pepper OAIC should be sent to Stephanie Burt, Phone: (409) 266-9699 or E-mail:email@example.com
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has announced two (2) new initiatives and Requests for Applications. ACS is seeking to support and promote high impact and innovative cancer research across a wide range of disciplines to meet critically important needs in the control of cancer.
(1) Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families
Pilot data are typically needed before funding agencies (e.g., NIH, VA or the American Cancer Society) will consider funding a research project. In an effort to support clinician investigators conducting patient-oriented research in palliative care, the American Cancer Society, in parallel with the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC), is soliciting applications for pilot/exploratory research grants in palliative care of cancer patients and their families. These grants will generate the pilot data necessary to maximize an investigator's chances of competing successfully for larger grants.
Deadline: April 1, 2014
More information can be found at:
(2) The Role of Healthcare and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment*
This RFA aims to stimulate research that will generate new knowledge of the effects of the US healthcare system structure and the role of insurance on both access to and outcomes of cancer screening, early detection and treatment services. Studies investigating how one or more factors impacting access and outcomes interact – such as insurance status, costs, capacity, personal characteristics, provider characteristics, components of the healthcare delivery system and other known factors – are encouraged.
Deadline: April 1, 2014
*Independent investigators at all stages of their career are eligible to apply. The usual ACS restriction to investigators within the first six years of their initial independent research appointment does not apply to this RFA.
More information can be found at:
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.
“Epidemiological & Statistical Methods in Translational Investigation”, is a series of 12 weekly sessions as a module in the Institute for Translational Sciences Education Program titled, “Translational Research: Tools and Techniques”. This module will begin Monday, February 24, 2014, 5:15 p.m., Research Building 6, Room 2.312. The sessions provide an overview of Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Translational Investigation. A brochure further describing the sessions is available upon request or at
To register, complete and submit the registration form located on the brochure or contact the Institute for Translational Sciences – Education Office by email CTSA@utmb.edu or phone (409) 772-1484. The course fee of $60 covers registration, letter of completion, Risk Education, GME credit, and refreshments. (Those who have already registered for this year’s course, “Translational Research: Tools and Techniques” do not need to register again for this module.) To find out more about the Institute for Translational Sciences’ Education Programs, visit “Learning” at: http://www.its.utmb.edu/ .
“Scientific Writing for Translational Research”, offered by the Institute for Translational Sciences - Education Office (Constance D. Baldwin, Ph.D., Course Director), is designed to help participants develop an effective writing style for scholarly documents, with special emphasis on research articles and grant proposals. Presented as 4 interactive seminars, the course includes constructive critique of a variety of writing samples.
The afternoon sessions are held from 12:30 -3:30 pm.
All sessions will be held in Research Building 6, 1st floor, 1.206
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Registration is currently open. Class size is limited, and participation will be confirmed by February 1, 2014. The fee of $55 includes registration and refreshments.
Registration forms and detailed information about each session is available at:http://www.its.utmb.edu/documents/SciWritingBrochure.pdf, or from Shelly Matejka via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 772-1484. Find out more about the Institute for Translational Sciences at: http://www.its.utmb.edu/
“Translational Research: Tools and Techniques”, is a series of 33 - 34 weekly sessions offered by the Institute for Translational Sciences – Education Office (Karl E. Anderson, M.D. Course Director). This course will begin Monday, August 12, 2013, 5:15 p.m., Research Building 6 (formerly Children’s Hospital), Room 2.312. The one-hour sessions provide an overview of ethics, methods, and issues in the conduct of research involving human subjects. A brochure further describing the sessions is available from the Institute for Translational Sciences - Education Office. Risk Education, and GME credits are available for selected sessions. The course is also approved for credit for graduate students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
To register, complete and submit the registration form located on the course website at: http://www.its.utmb.edu/learning/courses_seminars/courses_and_seminars.html#ToolsTechniques
For more information contact the Institute for Translational Sciences Education Office at 772-1484. The course fee of $60 covers registration, letter of completion, Risk Education and GME credit, and refreshments.