Research News - May 4, 2018

 

 

 

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May 4, 2018
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. MGH Youth Programs - Summer Research Interns Available!
2. Website Development Services Spotlight: "Apollo" Website Launch

 

EVENTS
 

1. MGH Research Council
2. Cardiovascular Research Seminar
3. MGH Immunology Seminar Series
4. Introduction to Bioinformatics
5. A Primer on Complex Trait Genetics: Principles for the Beginning Investigator
6. Intro to the ERISOne Linux Cluster Training
7. DCR Spotlight Series: RedCap Regulatory Binder Version 2.0
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. Tosteson & Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
2. Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation 2018
3. Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
4. NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5)
5. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
6. Private Funding Opportunities
7. NIH Update for Week Ending May 4, 2018

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. MGH Youth Programs - Summer Research Interns Available!

Could you use some extra help in your lab this summer at no cost to you?

The MGH Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) is seeking supervisors who are interested in providing regular coaching and guidance to young adults who are passionate about Science.

MGH Summer Jobs -LEAH Knox Scholars (High School Students with lab skills– 6 week program!)
The LEAH Knox Scholars (LKS) Biomedical Research Track seeks to create a diverse group of new leading scientists by igniting a lifelong commitment among interested high school students in Boston and Cambridge. These students have spent last summer learning basic lab skills at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and are now ready to make some immediate contributions to a lab here at MGH. The program will run from July 9 – August 17, students work 40 hours per week.

MGH Youth Scholars Alumni Program (College Students – Biology Majors – 11 week program)
The MGH Alumni Summer Internship Program provides graduates of the MGH Youth Programs who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees with employment and networking opportunities as part of their continued learning and professional development.  We are seeking research placements for a few students who have course lab experience and are eager to get practical hands-on experience within a lab setting to build their knowledge and skills. The program will run from June 4 – August 17, students work 40 hours per week.

All payroll expenses are covered by the MGH CCHI. If you are interested in either of these programs, please contact Tracy Stanley immediately, as job placements are currently being made.

 
2. Website Development Services Spotlight: "Apollo" Website Launch

Have you checked out the redesigned MGH intranet, Apollo? The new site was created by Josh Sostek, Developer for the ERIS Research Computing Core, in collaboration with the MGH News and Public Affairs Office – to strengthen and enhance communication throughout the hospital and provide easy access to information in one central location. Apollo features news and research stories, a hospital-wide calendar, an extensive A-to-Z directory and helpful department organizational charts and directories. Are you looking to build a departmental or lab website? The ERIS Research Computing Core team of Software Developers, Project Managers and Application Analysts can provide fee-based web development services. They specialize in several technologies like PHP, Java, WordPress and Drupal. Contact rcc@partners.org with any questions.

 
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EVENTS
 
1. MGH Research Council

Monday, May 7, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Simches Auditorium (3.110)
Videoconference to Isselbacher Auditorium (CNY-149, 7th Floor)

Meeting Chair: Jodie Babitt, MD

AGENDA
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(Lunch available at 11:45 AM)
All MGH Researchers welcome!

 
2. Cardiovascular Research Seminar

Tuesday, May 8 @ 4:00 PM, CNY 149 – Room 2.204

Edward T. Chouchani, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Mitochondrial redox control over health and disease

 
3. MGH Immunology Seminar Series

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 12:00 PM, CNY 149, 7th Floor, Isselbacher Auditorium

Title: “Molecular control of dendritic cell development and function”
Speaker:   Boris Reizis, PhD, New York University

 (shuttle bus leaves MGH and North Station every 15 minutes)
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Contact Person – Fiona Chen (617/726-1527)
http://www.massgeneral.org/ciid/ourseminars/seminarseries.aspx

 
4. Introduction to Bioinformatics

May 10 & 17, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Simches Research Building, Room 3.110

Speaker: Ruslan Sadreyev, Director of Bioinformatics
This introductory mini-course is intended for experimentalist who would like to get oriented in basic Bioinformatics concepts and tools. It is intended as a primer that would allow you to better understand general ideas and approaches and to start asking the right questions about your data. If you want to drill very deeply into a specific question or to get hands-on experience, this probably isn't a course for you. However, we are open to organizing more in-depth courses and workshops in the future.
Click here to register. Please contact  Tiereny Morrison-Rohlfs with any questions.

 
5. A Primer on Complex Trait Genetics: Principles for the Beginning Investigator

Tuesday, May 22, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Simches Research Building, Room 3.110

This event is sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research.

Are you able to keep up with the changing face of genetic research? Have you heard of disease areas that have seen explosive growth in genetic discoveries in the past year? This is an excellent opportunity to learn the essential elements of complex trait genetics and gain the latest insights from expert faculty from the MGH Center for Genomic Medicine and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. This course is strongly recommended for experienced clinicians, clinical investigators, nurses, and other clinical research staff who wish to further expand their knowledge of modern concepts in genetics and genomics.

Click here to register. Please contact Tiereny Morrison-Rohlfs with any questions.

 
6. Intro to the ERISOne Linux Cluster Training

Thursday, May 17 from 3-5p.m., Assembly Row Training Room 2W23, 399 Revolution Drive, Somerville, MA 02145

The Scientific Computing team is offering an Introduction to the ERISOne Linux Cluster course to familiarize researchers with our working environment. The class will emphasize common strategies and best practices in utilizing computational resources and high-capacity storage systems provided by ERIS. The ERISOne Linux Cluster is a computing cluster with a job scheduling system for batch jobs and remote desktops for graphical applications, running on a Linux OS. This hands-on course has limited space, and registration is required.

 
7. DCR Spotlight Series: RedCap Regulatory Binder Version 2.0

Monday, May 21, 2018 | 11:00am – 12:00pm | Simches 3.110

Sponsored by the MGH Clinical Research and The Partners Quality Improvement Program.

Speaker: Oluwanisola Odesina,  Quality Improvement Specialist, Partners Quality Improvement Program

The Partners Quality Improvement Program (QI) and Enterprise Research Infrastructure and Service (ERIS) have updated the Electronic Regulatory Binder (eReg Binder) project in Redcap.  The eReg Binder assists sites with the electronic storage and maintenance of regulatory documents for Partners IRB approved protocols.  Come prepared to review the eReg Binder and the highlighted changes.

Please join Oluwanisola Odesina as she provides a demonstration of the eReg Binder project. She will discuss how to obtain access, studies it can be used for and best practices for electronic recordkeeping. Lynn Simpson from ERIS will also attend to answer technology/RedCap related questions.

Registration is required. Please contact Cassidy Peters with any questions.

 
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 
1. Tosteson & Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

Applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Tosteson and Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards!

What is it?
The Tosteson & FMD Awards are intended to support junior investigators (MD and PhD Research Fellows/Clinical Research Fellows) at Massachusetts General Hospital pursuing either fundamental (basic) or clinical research.  

The ECOR Subcommittee on Review of Research Proposals (SRRP) reviews the applications and selects the awardees. The top three applicants will receive Tosteson Awards - named for the longtime Dean of the Harvard Faculty of Medicine - and the remaining awardees receive FMD awards.

How much is each award?
The awards will include a stipend of $47,500 plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs.

When is the deadline?
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?

  • Click here to read more and apply online.
  • Visit the Tosteson and Fund for Medical Discovery page on the ECOR website here.
 
2. Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation 2018

Preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation 2018. 

What are they?
Margaret Q. Landenberger Foundation Award
The Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation is a non-profit private foundation which focuses its support on promising early stage medical researchers. The ideal candidate is affiliated with an outstanding medical research institution and works under the supervision of experienced mentors. The goal is to assist these individuals by funding their current research, with the hope of enabling them to acquire more significant funding. The Landenberger Foundation does not restrict our support to any particular disease or medical condition, although they are looking for research with broad impact.
MGH is eligible to nominate one candidate.

When is the deadline?  
MGH Internal Preliminary Application Deadline:  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.

How do I learn more and apply?
Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation 2018 - Click here

 
3. Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine

The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, presented by the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development – honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with notable achievements in innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application.
This annual prize includes:

  • An unrestricted $20,000 honorarium
  • The Harrington Prize Lecture, delivered at the 2019 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting
  • Participation at the 2019 Harrington Discovery Institute Scientific Symposium
  • A personal essay, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation

This prize requires Institutional Nomination; MGH is not limited in the number of nominees we can submit. If you are interested, please contact MGH ECOR at ecor@partners.org by July 17, 2018 to be considered.

 
4. NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5)

Preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards.

What are they?
The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.

MGH is eligible to nominate two candidates to apply to NIH for this award.

When is the deadline?  
MGH internal preliminary applications: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
Click here to for more information and to apply for this award.

 
5. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

We ask that all MGH Investigators interested in applying for any limited submission award submit a Letter of Intent (see detailed instructions below) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) by the deadline indicated for each award to be considered to receive an institutional nomination.

Process

Submit a one- to two-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) via email to ecor@partners.org.  In addition to your LOI, please include an NIH Biosketch.

The letter of intent should include:

  • Name of the Principal Investigator with appropriate contact information
  • A descriptive title of the potential application
  • Brief description of the project
  • Brief description of why you specifically should be selected to receive institutional nomination for this award

If there is more than one MGH investigator interested in applying for each limited submission award, the LOIs will be used to assess candidates and a review and selection process will take place.

Current Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
Please click here for more information and for our internal deadlines.

  • W.M. Keck Foundation Medical Research Program – NEW!
  • Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03)
  • Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation – NEW!

If there is a limited submission funding opportunity you do not see listed below or you have any additional questions, please let us know at ecor@mgh.harvard.edu.

 
6. Private Funding Opportunities

Please note that any grant that brings in less than 15% in indirect costs (IDC) will need to be supplemented up to the 15% equivalent by existing investigator or departmental sundry funds. Resolution of this issue must occur prior to submission of the award.

Please contact Corporate & Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at devcfr@mgh.harvard.edu if you wish to submit a proposal in response to any of these funding opportunities.  Note that proposals are still routed through the standard InfoEd/Research Management process.

Week of 5/4/18

  • AHA Merit Award, American Heart Association (AHA)
  • AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Career Development Award, American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Collaborative Sciences Award, American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Innovative Project Award, American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Transformational Project Award, American Heart Association (AHA)
  • ATS Foundation Partner Grants - ATS Foundation/Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation 
  • ATS Foundation Partner Grants - ATS Foundation/Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Fellowship in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation 
  • ATS Foundation Partner Grants - ATS Foundation/chILD Foundation Research Grant, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation 
  • ATS Foundation Partner Grants - ATS Foundation/Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd. Research Award in Respiratory Award in Respiratory Support with Nasal High Flow (NHF) in Patients with COPD, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation 
  • ATS Foundation Partner Grants - ATS Foundation/Insmed Research Award in Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Lung Disease, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation 
  • ATS Foundation Partner Grants - ATS Foundation/Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Inc. Research Fellowship in Sarcoidosis, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation 
  • ATS Foundation Partner Grants - ATS Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation 
  • ATS Foundation Partner Grants - The Aldrighetti Research Award for Young Investigators, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation 
  • ATS Foundation Partner Grants - ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship in Sleep Disordered Breathing and PAP Therapy, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation 
  • Grant for Hire Program - PHA Barst Fund Grants, American Thoracic Society (ATS)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation
  • Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) 
  • Coeliac UK and Innovate UK jointly funded grants, Coeliac UK
  • Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation Awards Program in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research, Health Resources in Action (HRiA)/The Medical Foundation
  • IOIBD Grants – Operating, International Organization For the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD)
  • Research Grants for Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NBIA), NBIA Disorders Association (NBIA)  
  • Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
 
7. NIH Update for Week Ending May 4, 2018

For the latest National Institutes of Health notices, requests for applications, and program announcements, follow this link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/WeeklyIndex.cfm

 
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In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events

MGH ECOR Formulaic Bridge Funding Support
Application Deadline: May 7, 2018; 7th day of each month

2019 Clinical Fellows in Dementia
Application Deadline:  July 1, 2018

Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) Accepting PILOT & DRIVE Grant Pre-Proposals

PCORI - Click here for the latest funding opportunities from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

May 16                 Annual Research Fellow Poster Celebration
May 23                 Beyond the Research Plan: Bits and Pieces of the NIH R01 Grant
May 29                 Good Clinical Practice in Research at an Academic Research Institution
July 11                   SUGAR Symposium

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