Research News - June 3, 2016

 

 

 

 
MGH Research News
Executive Committee on RESEARCH fostering Innovation at MGH RESEARCH MANAGEMENT. Mainstay ofMGH Innovation
 
June 3, 2016
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. Partners Clinical Trials Registration and Reporting Policy – Effective 6/1/16
 

EVENTS
 

1. MGH Research Council
2. 2nd Annual Center for Skeletal Research Symposium
3. Steps to Success Trainings
4. MGH Research Core Day

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research
2. NIH Director’s Early Independence Award
3. 2017 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
4. 2016 Target Challenge, New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC)
5. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
6. Private Funding Opportunities
7. NIH Update for Week Ending June 3, 2016

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. Partners Clinical Trials Registration and Reporting Policy – Effective 6/1/16

Briefly, the current policy requires: 

  • Registration at study initiation (with annual updates) of investigator-initiated clinical trials that meet the FDAAA definition of an ‘Applicable Clinical Trial’ (ACT).
  • Aggregate results and adverse events reporting if the ACT involves an approved/cleared drug, biologic, or device.
  • Designation of an individual as Responsible Party (RP), usually the study PI, to fulfill ClinicalTrials.gov registration and reporting requirements.
  • Designation of substitute RP, typically the Department or Division Chief, when a study PI relocates to another institution or is otherwise unavailable to fulfill RP responsibilities (e.g., deceased). 

Revisions include the following:

  • Addition of CMS requirement for ClinicalTrials.gov registration prior to enrolling first subject in order for the hospital to receive payment on claims for items/services provided in the clinical trials
  • Clarification the Principal Investigator should be identified as the Responsible Party (RP) in the ClinicalTrials.gov database, RP field
  • Multicenter clinical trials contracts must identify the RP of trial and Institutional ClinicalTrials.gov account where record will be managed
  • Language identifying that compliance with ClinicalTrials.gov registration and results reporting requirements is a hospital responsibility
For additional information, please contact Sarah White (617-424-4137; swhite12@partners.org) or Emily Ouellette (617-424-4136; eouellette@partners.org) or view the Partners Clinical Trials Registration and Reporting Policy.
 
Back to top
EVENTS
 
1. MGH Research Council

Monday, June 6, 12:00-1:00 PM Simches Auditorium (3.110)
Broadcast to Isselbacher Auditorium (CNY-149, 7th Floor)

Conducting Clinical Research in Epic: Training, Implementation & Lessons Learned
Holly Barr Vermilya, Partners eCare Research Project Director
Anna Sgueglia, Partners eCare

The MGH PhD Steering Committee
Bo Rueda, Co-Chair

Elected representatives will be available 30 minutes before and after this meeting in Simches 3.120!

(Lunch available at 11:45 AM)

All MGH Researchers welcome!

 
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. 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

 
4. 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

 
Back to top
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 
1. 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

 
2. 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.

 
3. 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.

 
4. 2016 Target Challenge, New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC)

New England Pediatric Device Consortium (NEPDC) and the Center for Translation of Rehabilitation of Engineering Advances and Technology (TREAT) are pleased to announce pediatric rehabilitation as the 2016 Target Challenge. NEPDC and TREAT, in partnership with the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and the Foundation for Physical Therapy, invite grant proposals for the development of novel technologies and improvements to existing technologies with clear potential for commercialization that can be used for pediatric rehabilitation.

Award Amount:  Up to $150,000 and 200 hours of NEPDC resource assistance for 1 year

Abstract Deadline:  Jul 8, 2016

For more information, visit:  http://nepdc.org/challenge.html

 
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.

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

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.

  • THRIVE Research Grant Program, International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)/Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)
  • Brian D. Novis Junior Research Award, International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)
  • Innovative Grant Program, JDRF
  • Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants -- Basic and Translational Research, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants -- Clinical Research, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Grants – Basic/Translational and Clinical Research, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • NAF Pioneer SCA Translational Research Awards, National Ataxia Foundation (NAF)

Please click here for further details on these funding opportunities.

 
7. NIH Update for Week Ending June 3, 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

 
Back to top
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

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

Lab Clean-Up Week - June 13-17

Looking for something you saw in a previous Research News release? Check out our archive!

Back to top
 
RESOURCES  

ECOR Website

MGH Research Intranet

MGH Research Internet

Find A Researcher

Research Help and How-To

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
Click here to subscribe to the MGH Research Email announcements.
Executive Committee On Research (ECOR) Massachusetts General Hospital
125 Nashua Street, Suite 822, Boston, MA 02114
ecor@mgh.harvard.edu