Research News- Nov. 22, 2013

 

 

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November 22, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

1. MGH is seeking a new Assistant Director for the Executive Committee On Research
2. Core of the Week: DF/HCC Tumor Imaging Metrics Core
3. Partners Research Management Message, November 21, 2013

EVENTS

 

 

1. MGH Research Council
2. SAC 2014 Scientific Poster Session
3. Partners Innovation Forum

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

1. NIH Limited Submission Awards

2. Private Funding Opportunities

3. NIH Update for Week Ending November 22, 2013

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

 

 

Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. MGH is seeking a new Assistant Director for the Executive Committee On Research

The Massachusetts General Hospital's Executive Committee On Research (ECOR), is the central body in the hospital's research governance structure. Working closely together, the SVP for Research and ECOR are responsible for promoting, supporting, and guiding research at the MGH. A Committee of ~ 40 senior research faculty, chiefs, and hospital executives, ECOR is responsible for providing strategic guidance to MGH leadership and Trustees on future research growth and priorities within MGH, across Partners, and with affiliated external institutions.

ECOR has four broad focus areas:

  • Programing and logistical support for approximately 70 meetings per year
  • A multi-million- dollar Grants and Awards Program
  • Major institution-wide special events, including the two-day annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting
  • Implementation and management of ECOR Program Initiatives created to carry out ECOR's responsibilities

In concert with the ECOR Director, the Assistant Director will be responsible for ensuring that major focus areas are appropriately developed, planned, managed, monitored, reported and supported. The Assistant Director serves as a key member of the Director's staff responsible for the central coordination of activities in the Director's office (program planning and logistics, financial management, and operations) to ensure that there is full coordination of ECOR programs in all four areas, and a timely flow of information to and from the Director.

The Assistant Director will support the Director with oversight and management of the financial infrastructure for ECOR programs. It is a complex financial system with funding from multiple sources and to multiple programs and awards. At any given time, $18 to $24 million is under ECOR management.

The Assistant Director must interact effectively with hospital leadership, senior faculty and administrators as well as support staff from across the MGH, and with representatives from foundations, HMS, and others outside the MGH. The Assistant Director must be capable of managing a range of administrative activities that support the broader mission and operations of ECOR and associated research management activities.

For more information and to view the entire job description, please click here.

Interested candidates should submit a C.V. and cover letter to www.mghcareers.org , Job ID: 2248307

For more information, please contact:

Maire Leyne, Director
Executive Committee On Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
mleyne@mgh.harvard.edu

 

 

2. Core of the Week: DF/HCC Tumor Imaging Metrics Core

DF/HCC Tumor Imaging Metrics Core
Co-Directors: Gordon Harris, Ph.D. & Annick Van den Abbeele, M.D.
Locations: BWH, MGH, DFCI

The mission of the Tumor Imaging Metrics Core (TIMC) is to provide reliable and consistent standardized tumor measurements of radiological images to evaluate treatment response for oncology clinical trials. As an independent core laboratory, the TIMC provides objective anatomic and functional imaging measurements which enhances the efficiency and quality of clinical trials using this service.

To learn more about the DF/HCC Tumor Imaging Metrics Core, please click here.

 

 

3. Partners Research Management Message, November 21, 2013

Please click here to read the latest Partners Research Management Message.

  • Action Plans Resulting from 2nd Annual Partners Research Service Survey & FY14 Priorities
  • New Mailbox for MGH Federal Grants
  • Progress & Invention Report Reminder
  • Reminder: Effort Certification Deadline Was Thursday, October 31
  • Upcoming RM Training Classes for 2014
  • Salary & Payroll Deadlines for December
  • Reminder: Partners Research Management Office Closed, Day After Thanksgiving, 11/29
  • You're Invited: Partners Innovators Forum, 12/9
  • Global Health Certificates at the MGH Institute of Health Professions

 

 

EVENTS

 

1. MGH Research Council Meeting

Monday, December 2, 2013, 12:00 -1:00 PM, Simches 3.110
with Broadcast to Isselbacher Auditorium (CNY-149, 7th floor)

  • Introduction of the 2 newly elected ECOR representatives
  • Biomedical Informatics Core - Tim Clark, Neurology Research Unit
  • An Introduction to the Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR) - Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD, Partners Director of Research IS and Computing
  • Biostatistics Center - Dianne Finkelstein, PhD, Biostatistician, Biostatistics Center

Following this meeting, visit displays and information tables in the adjoining conference rooms, featuring the services provided by 36 of the MGH cores. Refreshments and promotional giveaways are available.

 

 

2. SAC 2014 Scientific Poster Session

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM, Wyndham Beacon Hill, 5 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114

ECOR is now accepting submission of abstracts for the 2014 SAC Poster Session!

Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 9:00 PM

The SAC Poster Session gives researchers the opportunity to create a compelling visual display of their work, and present it to some of the best scientific minds in the nation. It is an essential part of the two-day meeting, which highlights excellence in research at MGH. Presenters must be a MGH employee.

Twelve $1,000 Awards of Excellence
for Scientific Meeting Travel
-6 for Clinical Research
-6 for Basic Research

For Submission Form and Instructions Go To: https://ecor.mgh.harvard.edu/SAC/SubmitPoster.aspx
 
Please contact sac@partners.org with any questions.

 

 

3. Partners Innovation Forum

December 9, 2013, 5-7PM with a reception to follow, BWH Bornstein Family Amphitheater

The Partners HealthCare community is invited to attend the newly launched Partners Innovators Forum, a monthly 5-part education series focused on contemporary issues in academic innovation. The Forum is free for the PHS community and is also open to the public. Future sessions will rotate between MGH and BWH.

RVL Innovators Forum: Corporate Venture Funding for Academic Ventures
This session will feature the leaders of some of the largest corporate venture funds in the world. Executives will share perspectives on investing in academically based ventures. The Forum is free for the PHS community and is also open to the public.

REGISTRATION - To register go to: https://partnersinnovatorsforum.eventbrite.com/ Walk-in registrations will be available on the day of the event.

The Bornstein Family Amphitheater is located on the 2nd Floor "Pike" in Brigham and Women's Hospital. From main lobby on the 1st floor at 75 Francis Street, walk down the "lower pike" corridor to the Connors Center for Women's Health elevators. Take the elevator up one level. Turn left into the main corridor. Find the entrance to this room on your left, between exits 5 and 6.

To learn more about the entire 2013-2014 Innovators Forum series and dates, please click here: http://rvl.partners.org/resource_center/innovatorsforum

 

 

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

1. NIH Limited Submission Awards

We ask that all MGH Investigators interested in applying an award listed below submit a Letter of Intent (see detailed instructions below) to Harry W. Orf, PhD, Sr. Vice President for Research, and ECOR, by the deadline indicated for the award, to be considered to receive an institutional nomination.

Process
Submit a one- to two-page Letter of Intent (LOI) to Dr. Orf (horf@partners.org), Sr. Vice President for Research, with a copy to ECOR@partners.org.

The letter of intent should include:
1. Name of the Principal Investigator(s)with appropriate contact information
2. A descriptive title of the potential application
3. Brief description of the project
4. Brief description of why you specifically should be selected to receive institutional nomination for this award

In the event that there is more than one MGH investigator interested in applying for any of these awards, the LOIs will be used to assess candidates and a review and selection process will take place.

NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
MGH Letter of Intent Due Date: 11/29/13
NIH Letter of Intent Due Date: 12/24/13
Application Due Date: 1/25/14

Funding Opportunity Purpose: The purpose of the FOA is to invite applications for mentoring and professional activities to advance the careers and neuroscience development of diverse neuroscience researchers. The goal of the NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (NDACDRW) is to support mission relevant development and/or implementation of programs to: (1) increase the pool of Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research who are neuroscience researchers- participation is limited to graduate, post-doctoral and/or junior-faculty career levels only; and (2) facilitate career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers.

NINDS support for R25 program relies equally on scientific merit and programmatic considerations. Consequently, we recommend that potential applicants contact program officials at NINDS before preparing an application. NINDS will not support projects if they do not fulfill current programmatic priorities at NINDS.

Award Budget: Direct costs are limited to $250,000 per year.

Award Project Period: The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed 5 years.

Blood and Vascular Systems Response to Sepsis (R01)
MGH LOI Due Date: December 6, 2013
NIH LOI Due Date: January 6, 2014
Application Due Date: February 6, 2014

Funding Opportunity Purpose: The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications to participate in Blood and Vascular Systems Response to Sepsis (BVSS) Program. The objective of this initiative is to foster multi-disciplinary research projects needed to unravel the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the development of severe endothelial dysfunction that contributes to sepsis-related coagulopathy and vascular collapse. To accomplish this goal, the initiative will support research partnerships to conduct multi-disciplinary research needed to dissect the mechanisms of blood and vascular systems in sepsis pathogenesis.

Award Budget: An applicant may request a budget for direct costs up to $500,000 per year, excluding 1st tier subcontractor or consortium facilities and administrative (F&A) costs.

Award Project Period: The total project period may not exceed 5 years.

 

 

2. Private Funding Opportunities

Please contact Corporate & Foundation Relations in the Office of Development at devcfr@partners.org 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.

  • Research in Education Grant, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
  • 2014 Nurse Faculty Scholars, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Rita Allen Foundation Award in Pain, Rita Allen Foundation/American Pain Society
  • Fellowship in Child and Adolescent ADHD and the Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Depression, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation (KTGF)
  • 2014 Macy Faculty Scholars Program, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
  • Scholar Awards, American Asthma Foundation (AAF)
  • Grants Program in Eating Disorders Research, Klarman Family Foundation
  • Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)

Please click here for further details on these funding opportunities.

 

 

3. NIH Update for Week Ending November 22, 2013

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

 

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

 

Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Deadlines
-Young Investigator Award, Deadline: December 16, 2013 - Apply Now!
-Epidemiology Grants, Deadline: December 16, 2013 - Apply Now!

MGH ECOR Deliberative Interim Support Funding
Application deadline: December 2, 2013 - 9:00 PM

Sequestration Relief Funding
Application deadline: December 2, 2013 - 9:00 PM

The MGH Research Scholars Program
Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 9:00 PM

Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Application deadline: December 16, 2013

Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research
Nomination Deadline: January 31, 2014

2014 Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
Application Deadline: February 17, 2014

Save the Date: Research Staff Appreciation Day - January 21, 2014

 

 

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