Research News - May 27, 2016

 

 

 

 
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May 27, 2016
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. Career Opportunity – Associate Director, CHGR

EVENTS
 

1. Cardiovascular Research Seminar
2. 2nd Annual Center for Skeletal Research Symposium
3. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series: Data Management and Data Integrity
4. Steps to Success Trainings
5. MGH Research Core Day

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. Tosteson & Fund for Medical Discovery (FMD) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
2. The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research
3. NIH Director’s Early Independence Award
4. 2017 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
5. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
6. Private Funding Opportunities
7. Department of Defense - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
8. NIH Update for Week Ending May 27, 2016

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. Career Opportunity – Associate Director, CHGR

We are currently seeking an Associate Director for the MGH Center for Human Genetic Research.  The position requires a PhD and will provide scientific and administrative leadership for the Center which includes supervision of the administrative staff and lab managers.  Referrals welcome and appreciated!  Please share the job posting link/job number 3017384Any questions should be directed to Megan Bradley, MGH Human Resources at mmbradley@partners.org.

 
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EVENTS
 
1. Cardiovascular Research Seminar

Tuesday, May 31, 4:00 – 5:00 pm CNY 149, Room 2.204

Dilated Cardiomyopathy Genetic Analysis Is No Longer Simple: Experimental Models to (try to) Deal with Oligogenic Inheritance

Ray Hershberger, MD
Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Human Genetics
Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University

 
2. 2nd Annual Center for Skeletal Research Symposium

Wednesday, June 8, 2016; 1:00pm – 5:00pm, O’Keeffe Auditorium, Blake 1

The Center for Skeletal Research (CSR), based in the Endocrine Unit at MGH, and funded by a NIAMS P30 grant, is happy to announce its second annual Research Symposium. The goal is to bring together the Boston bone research community for an exciting afternoon of scientific exchange. This year we will again feature talks by two talented leaders of the field from outside the Center.  New this year is a special meeting with Drs. Joan McGowan and Faye Chen for young investigators. We will also be expanding the poster session and will again offer prizes. Posters will be displayed in the Bulfinch Patio Tent. We ask that you register for the meeting so we can get a good sense of the number of attendees in advance and because seating is limited. 

For more information, go to  CSR 2016 Symposium   or use our quick link to Register
 
3. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series: Data Management and Data Integrity

Thursday, June 9, 3:00 -4:00 pm, MGH Main Campus, details provided with registration

The Center for Faculty Development's Office for Research Career Development (ORCD) presents a seminar for MGH research faculty:

Responsible Conduct of Research Series: Data Management and Data Integrity
Facilitator: Javier Irazoqui, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology Division, Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This RCR seminar will discuss the data integrity responsibilities of researchers, and provide strategies for managing laboratory data, including:

  • Maintaining integrity of data for peer review and sharing
  • Managing different data formats (lab notebooks, electronic media, etc.)
  • Ensuring data integrity for intellectual property

Please click here to register by Friday, June 3. This is the final RCR session offered by the ORCD this Academic Year 2015-2016.

NOTE: This seminar counts as one of the four required lectures in part III of Partners RCR training. All are welcome, but space is limited and registration preference will be given to those with RCR training requirements.

 
4. Steps to Success Trainings

Education Fair: June 14, 12:00 – 3:00 pm, Bulfinch Tent
The fair provides one-stop-shopping to explore certificate, undergraduate and graduate clinical and non-clinical programs, including nursing, research administration, health care policy and administration.  Featured schools include Boston University, Bunker Hill Community College, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Northeastern University, Simmons College, Emmanuel College and UMass Boston.

Financing Your Education Workshop: June 30, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Thier Conference Room
Representatives from the Harvard University Employees Credit Union, the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and the MGH Training & Workforce Development office will discuss various options to assist in financing your education.

Presented by the MGH Training & Workforce Development Office

 
5. MGH Research Core Day

Friday, June 24, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, CNY 149, Conference A and Atrium Area

All members of the MGH and Partners Research Community are invited to learn more about the research core services available at MGH.  

When: Friday, June 24, 2016, 1:00-3:00 PM
Where: CNY 149, Conference A and Atrium Area
Light refreshments will be provided, along with a raffle!  
We hope to see you all on Friday, June 24, 2016

If you are interested in registering your core for this event, please email ResearchManagement@mgh.harvard.edu

 
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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 for Fundamental (Basic) and Clinical Research!

What is it?
The Tosteson & FMD Awards are intended to support junior investigators (MD and PhD fellows/postdocs) 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 are $40,000 for one year, plus applicable fringe benefits and 15% indirect costs.

When is the deadline?
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?

Visit the ECOR website http://ecor.mgh.harvard.edu/ and specifically the Tosteson and Fund for Medical Discovery page under the ECOR Post Doctoral Awards section of the Awards and Grants tab of the site.
 
2. The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research

Preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research.

What are they?
The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research
The mission of the Awards Program is to launch the careers of newly independent biomedical researchers with the ultimate goal of achieving medical breakthroughs. The three‚Äźyear Award supports newly independent faculty engaged in basic biomedical research. Investigators in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry and engineering) whose projects focus on biomedical science are also encouraged to apply. Clinical trials are outside of the scope of this program however, basic research using human specimens is eligible. In recognition of the importance of research collaboration by the scientific community, collaboration is an additional, but not required, positive ancillary factor. These projects may involve researchers within and/or outside MGH.

MGH is eligible to nominate two candidates.

When is the deadline?  
MGH internal preliminary applications: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?

The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research - Click here
 
3. NIH Director’s Early Independence Award

Preliminary applications are now being accepted by the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) for the NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards.
 
What is it?
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: July 5, 2016 – 5:00 PM

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

 
4. 2017 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine

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

This annual prize provides the awardee with:

  • An unrestricted $20,000 honorarium
  • The Harrington Prize Lecture, delivered at the ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
  • A review, 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 15, 2016 to be considered.

Click here for more information.
 
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

In the event that there is more than one MGH investigators 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.

  • Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (42)
  • Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30)
  • Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Medical Research Awards

If there is a limited submission funding opportunity you do not see listed above or you have any additional questions, please contact Erin McGivney at 617-643-6471.

 
6. Private Funding Opportunities

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.

  • Psychosocial:  Launch Grants, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)
  • Engaging Businesses for Health:  2016 Call for Proposals, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
  • Research Program, Vasculitis Foundation (VF)

Please click here for further details on these funding opportunities.

 
7. Department of Defense - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Funding opportunities from the DoD are currently available in the following areas:
·  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
·  Autism
·  Bone Marrow Failure
·  Breast Cancer
·  Defense Medical Research and Development Program
·  Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
·  Gulf War Illness
·  Lung Cancer
·  Multiple Sclerosis
·  Neurofibromatosis
·  Ovarian Cancer
·  Peer Reviewed Cancer
·  Peer Reviewed Medical
·  Prostate Cancer
·  Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury
·  Spinal Cord Injury
·  Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Click here to view all program announcements from the CDMRP.
 
8. NIH Update for Week Ending May 27, 2016
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: June 7; 7th day of each month

JDRF Training Awards 
Application Deadline: June 27

Stepping Strong Innovator Awards
Application Deadline: July 18

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

The Novelline Innovation Speaker Series presents: Chris McCarthyJune 1

Tips and Tools for Creating Advertisements for Research Studies - June 8

Lab Clean-Up Week - June 13-17

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