Topics in Biosecurity Symposia Series Session IX

This seminar has been postponed due to travel cancellations caused by Hurricane Sandy!

Biosecurity Symposia Series - Session IX


Topics in Translational Research Seminar Series

Pregnancy as a Window to Future Health - George Saade MD


Research: Navigating the IRB and Investigator Responsibilities

UTMB-Research Services offers "Navigating the IRB and Investigator Responsibilities" beginning October 29th. This program is developed for investigators, study/nurse coordinators, fellows and other individuals with responsibilities in human subjects research.

The course comprises three 90-minute sessions, all from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304.

Session 1: Overview of the UTMB Institutional Review Board
Monday, October 29, 2012
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Speakers: Christy Taylor/Heidi Lutz

Session 2: Getting Started - Initial Submissions and Ongoing Research Review
Monday, November 5, 2012
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Speakers: Christy Taylor/Heidi Lutz

Session 3: Obtaining Informed Consent
Monday, November 12, 2012
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Speakers: Christy Taylor/Heidi Lutz

RSVP for each session at https://my.utmb.edu/PStraining


Topics in Translational Research Seminar Series

Genomic Response to Burn Injury Seminar - Finnerty


NIH Webinar: Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Module Training

NIH RPPR Training Webinar for all Grantees

Wednesday, October 17
12:30-2 p.m.
Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304

Register at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

Effective October, 19,all NIH grantee institutions will have access to the NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for most Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards. Training for all grantees on the use of the new NIH RPPR will be provided via this webinar.

The Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) is an initiative to establish a uniform format for interim performance reporting on federally-funded research and research-related activities. The RPPR format comprises a cover page, accomplishments (the sole mandatory reporting component), products, participants and other collaborating organizations, impact, changes/problems, special reporting requirements, and budgetary information identical to the forms included in the SF 424 R&R.

NIH expects to require use of the RPPR for most SNAP awards and Fellowships in Spring 2013, and to pilot the RPPR for non-SNAP awards during calendar year 2013. Details will be provided at a later date through separate Notices in the NIH Guide.
Training materials and other resources (including background and the RPPR Instruction Guide) are posted on the NIH RPPR web site at :
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rppr/rppr_pilot_institutions.htm.


Grants for Lunch Series Begins October 9th

Research Services Grants For Lunch Series Presents…
"Strategy: Six Grant-Writing Tips You've Probably Never Heard"

Speaker: Thomas Green, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Tuesday, October 9th
Noon - 1 p.m.
Rebecca Sealy Hospital West 6.100

RSVP at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining


KECK/SCSB Friday Seminar: "Lauren Becnel:
Biomedical Informatics - Software Design"

KECK/SCSB Teleconference* - "Biomedical Informatics – Software Design"

Lauren Becnel, Ph.D.
Director, Biomedical Informatics Group
Baylor College of Medicine

Friday, October 5, 2012
5.521 Levin Hall
4pm


Abstract:
Biomedical informatics is a burgeoning, broad field that encompasses many types of research. Dr. Lauren Becnel, a former GCC Keck Fellow, is the Director of the Biomedical Informatics Group at the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center that provides biomedical informatics expertise for enterprise software and database design in support of basic, translational, epidemiological and clinical research. This is an exciting and under discussed informatics subdomain with many different career options. Example statewide and national projects will be discussed, with special attention paid to required skillsets (and how trainees can gain them), sensitive data management pitfalls, the need for data standards, and current tools and strategies for data extraction and analysis.


GNL Imaging Service Division Seminar

Whole Body Small Animal Molecular Imaging


ITS Direct Connect - Connecting Researchers to Translational Science

Learn how to log into ITS Direct Connect and submit a ticket for help with your translational research.

Using ITS Direct Connect is quick and easy! Get your answers directly from our offices at the Institute for Translational Sciences. View the video to find out how.












Topics in Biosecurity Symposia Series Session VIII

Biosecurity Symposia Series - Session VIII


NIH Loan Repayment Programs applications available

The 2013 application cycle for the National Institutes of Health’s Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) is now open. The programs repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research. Opportunities are available in five research areas – clinical, pediatric, health disparities, contraception and infertility and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Applications will be accepted until 7 p.m. November 15.

New Loan Repayment Programs contracts are awarded for a two-year period and repay up to $35,000 of qualified educational debt annually. Tax offsets also are provided as additional benefits. Participants may apply for competitive renewals, which are issued for one or two years. Undergraduate, graduate, medical school, and other health professional school loans qualify for repayment. An NIH grant or other NIH funding is not required to apply for or participate in the Loan Repayment Programs.

Applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree (with the exception of the contraception and infertility research LRP); be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident; devote 20 hours or more per week to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit, university or government entity; and have qualified educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20 percent of their institutional base salary.

Each year, nearly 1,600 research scientists benefit from the more than $70 million NIH invests in their careers through the extramural Loan Repayment Programs. Approximately 40 percent of new applications and 70 percent of renewal applications are funded.

For guidance on the application process, potential applicants should use the application guide and watch an Overview of the Loan Repayment Programs and Application Tutorial.

Visit the Loan Repayment Programs website for information and to access the online application. For additional assistance, call (866) 849-4047 or send email to or send email to lrp@nih.gov. Also, receive application cycle updates and tips through Twitter @NIH_LRPand Facebook.

REMINDER: All research applications should go through the Office of Sponsored Programs prior to submission. Please contact your pre-award analyst if you plan to apply for this opportunity.


Deadline reminder: AMIA 2013 Joint Summit on
Translational Science

The deadline for papers is approaching fast, and the deadline for papers, podiums presentations, and panels is not far behind. But there's still time to submit your work to THE research informatics conference of the year! Below is a graphic to help clarify the range of submission types.

Key dates:
• Paper submissions deadline: September 27, 2012
• Podium presentations, posters, and panels deadline: October 11, 2012
• Registration open: January, 2013


The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2013 Joint Summits on Translational Bioinformatics (TBI) and Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) will be held March 18-22, 2013 at the Parc 55 Hotel San Francisco, CA. See http://www.amia.org/jointsummits2013 for details.
The AMIA Joint Summits continue to be the premier venue for showcasing the latest informatics research at the dynamic interface of biomedical research and patient care. The meeting, however, features more than scientific presentations. It also includes sessions on issues, trends, and other important happenings with thought leaders in the field. During the meeting, there are many opportunities to network, catch up with friends and colleagues, and be part of a vibrant community that shares a passion for translational informatics research. We look forward to your submissions and to a rich program of cutting-edge, innovative research along with invaluable networking opportunities.


Register Now:
“Regulations and Ethics in Clinical Research” Course

“Regulations and Ethics in Clinical Research”, is a series of 10 weekly sessions as a module in the Institute for Translational Sciences Education Program titled, “Clinical Research: Tools and Techniques”. This module will begin Monday, October 8, 2012, 5:15 p.m., Children’s Hospital, Room 2.312. The sessions provide an overview of regulations and ethical principles involved in clinical investigation. A brochure further describing the sessions is available upon request or at :
http://www.its.utmb.edu/learning/courses_seminars/courses_and_seminars.html#ToolsTechniques
IRB ethics preparation, Risk Education, and GME credits are available for selected sessions.

To register, complete and submit the registration form located on the brochure Internet site, or contact the Institute for Translational Sciences – Education Office by email CTSA@utmb.edu or phone 772-1484. The course fee of $55 covers registration, letter of completion, Risk Education, GME credit, and refreshments. (Those who have already registered for this year’s course, “Clinical Research: Tools and Techniques” do not need to register again for this module.) To find out more about the Institute for Translational Sciences, visit us at: http://www.its.utmb.edu/index.html


Two Faculty Funding Opportunities Offered

THE INNOVATION IN HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION AWARD
AND
THE HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM


Offered through the UT Academy of Health Science Education through generous support from the University of Texas System

The Innovation in Health Science Education Awardrecognizes an individual who has implemented an educational project or program in undergraduate or graduate education in all UT health science institutions with documentation of innovation and achievement in the last five years. The monetary awards are $7500 for first place, $5000 for second place and $2500 for third place. Three finalists will present their projects at the 2013 Innovations in Health Science Education Conference on February 21-22, 2013 in order to receive the final award. This monetary award will be placed into discretionary accounts at the recipient’s UT institution for legitimate expenses to support academic pursuits.

The Health Science Education Small Grants Programoffers awards (up to $5000 per project) to faculty members at all UT health science institutions who submit a written proposal and budget for a project that strives to improve health science education by innovative approaches. Projects that demonstrate a direct, measurable and positive impact on learners in health science education will be most competitive for these awards.

Attached are details to nominate a faculty member for the Innovation in Health Science Education Award and to apply for the Heath Science Education Small Grants Program.
Strict deadlines for both applications will be October 5, 2012 at 5pm.

Application information for the awards and the small grants program can also be found at UT Academy of Health Science Education website at :
http://www.utsystem.edu/academy/hse/index.htm


Grants for Lunch Series Begins October 9th

Research Services Grants For Lunch Series Presents…
“Strategy: Six Grant-Writing Tips You've Probably Never Heard”

Speaker: Thomas Green, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Tuesday, October 9th
Noon - 1 p.m.
Rebecca Sealy Hospital West 6.100


RSVP at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining


NIH Webinar: Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Module Training

NIH RPPR Training Webinar for all Grantees
Wednesday, October 17
12:30-2 p.m.
Rebecca Sealy East 4.302/4.304


Register at http://my.utmb.edu/PStraining

Effective October, 19,all NIH grantee institutions will have access to the NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for most Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards. Training for all grantees on the use of the new NIH RPPR will be provided via this webinar.

The Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) is an initiative to establish a uniform format for interim performance reporting on federally-funded research and research-related activities. The RPPR format comprises a cover page, accomplishments (the sole mandatory reporting component), products, participants and other collaborating organizations, impact, changes/problems, special reporting requirements, and budgetary information identical to the forms included in the SF 424 R&R.

NIH expects to require use of the RPPR for most SNAP awards and Fellowships in Spring 2013, and to pilot the RPPR for non-SNAP awards during calendar year 2013. Details will be provided at a later date through separate Notices in the NIH Guide.
Training materials and other resources (including background and the RPPR Instruction Guide) are posted on the NIH RPPR web site at :
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rppr/rppr_pilot_institutions.htm.


Announcing the 2nd Novel Immunotherapeutics Summit

January 30 - February 1, 2013 in San Diego, CA
Register Today to receive an Early Registration Discount!

The 2nd Novel Immunotherapeutics Summit taking place on Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2013 in San Diego, CA, brings together experts from academia and industry to discuss cutting edge research, immuno-strategies and novel therapeutics against various diseases. Topics such as cytokines, inflammation, cancer immunotherapy, immunomonitoring, biomarkers, immunosuppression, immunogenicity, immunotoxicity, allergy and asthma will be discussed at the summit.

The summit includes four concurrent tracks:

5th Immunotherapeutics and Immunomonitoring
11th Cytokines and Inflammation
2nd Allergy Drug Discovery and Development
Immunogenicity and Immunotoxicity

Register today and save up to $400!
Register 3 people for the price of 2! Use discount code rcdvb.


Clinical Research Course 2012-2013

“Clinical Research:  Tools and Techniques”, is a series of 35 weekly sessions offered to faculty, fellows, residents, graduate students and others interested in clinical investigation by the Institute for Translational Sciences – Education Office (Karl E. Anderson, M.D. Course Director).  This course will begin Monday, August 13, 2012, 5:15 p.m., 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.  Click here for a brochure further describing the sessions.  Risk Education, and GME credits are available for selected sessions.  The course is also offered to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences as PHS 6135.

To register, complete and submit the registration form located on the brochure or on the course website. Those who register may choose to attend any or all sessions and may make up missed sessions the next year.  Upon request, participant attendance and self-assessment results may be reported to training program directors. 

For more information contact the Institute for Translational Sciences - Education Office at 772-1484.  The course fee of $55 covers registration, letter of completion, Risk Education and GME credit, and refreshments.