Research News - October 27, 2017

 

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October 27, 2017
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

1. Do you access Partners email on a mobile device?

EVENTS
 

1. MGH/Harvard Cutaneous Biology Research Center Seminar Series
2. Intermediate Linux
3. Connect & Chat: Health Disparities Research Networking Reception
4. Technology in Psychiatry Summit 2017
5. Epic Research Charge Review and Insight Patient Care Corrections Workshop
6. Discover Brigham
7. Community Research Symposium: “Building Successful Research - Community Partnerships”
8. Cold Spring Harbor Workshop on Leadership in Bioscience

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 

1. MGH-MIT Strategic Partnership Grand Challenge 1: Diagnostics, Year 4
2. Deliberative Interim Support Funding
3. NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35)
4. Call for 2019 Clinical Fellows in Dementia
5. NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development
6. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
7. Private Funding Opportunities
8. NIH Update for Week Ending October 27, 2017

In Case You Missed It
 
Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
1. Do you access Partners email on a mobile device?

Enroll and setup your mobile device by October 31, 2017
Information Systems is transitioning all users to MobileIron, a new system for obtaining Partners email and easy access to corporate resources on an iOS (iPhone or iPad) or Android device. MobileIron is software used by Partners HealthCare to manage and secure mobile devices, read more. In addition to Partners email, users of Epic Haiku and Canto will be able to access the mobile versions of these applications. This technology also enables access to PeopleSoft, SharePoint, Partners Phone Directory, Home drives and Imprivata Cortext. Enroll from your mobile device today: http://enroll.partners.org. Learn about additional features in the Knowledge Base. Visit your local Tech Depot for technical assistance.

 

 
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EVENTS
 
1. MGH/Harvard Cutaneous Biology Research Center Seminar Series

Monday, October 30, 4pm to 5pm, CNY 149, Isselbacher Auditorium, 7th Floor

“New melanoma treatment strategies inspired by a 2,400 year old clinical observation"
Todd W. Ridky, MD, PHD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 

 
2. Intermediate Linux

Thursday, November 2 from 3-5pm, Assembly Row Conference Center 3E21, 399 Revolution Drive, Somerville, MA 02145

This next course in the series will more deeply familiarize researchers with the tools they may need when working with the Linux OS. Basic knowledge of Linux is required.  Each hands-on course has limited space, and registration is required.
ERIS Scientific Computing offers intro and intermediate courses to familiarize researchers with both the Linux OS and how to incorporate this knowledge to utilize the ERISOne Linux Cluster. Visit rc.partners.org/events to register for the course that fits your experience level.

 

 
3. Connect & Chat: Health Disparities Research Networking Reception

November 2, 2017

In a relaxed atmosphere over food and drink, learn about the Health Disparities Research Program at Harvard Catalyst and meet students, fellows, and faculty from across the university who are interested in health disparities research. Themes selected for this year’s event include: Child & Adolescent Health, Genomic/Precision Medicine & Epigenetics, Global Health & Immigrant Health, LGBTQ Health, Psychosocial Stress & Violence, and more. Experience in these areas is not required to attend. 4:00-6:00pm, Courtyard Café, Warren Alpert Building, HMS. RSVP to attend.
Link: https://catalyst.harvard.edu/services/dispevents/

 

 
4. Technology in Psychiatry Summit 2017

November 6-7, 2017, Harvard Medical School

Tremendous advances in science and technology have enabled greater understanding of the brain, and yet mental health care remains inaccessible and inadequate for much of the world’s population. On November 6-7 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, McLean Hospital’s Institute for Technology in Psychiatry (ITP) will bring together thought leaders in health care, data science, technology, industry, patient advocacy, academic research, and more for a two-day summit to build on the promise of technology in the diagnosis and delivery of mental health care.

This event is targeted at academic and industry professionals who are interested in shaping the future of mental health care.

Featured Speakers
•             Tom Insel, MD - Former NIMH Director, Co-Founder and President, Mindstrong
•             Sarah H. Lisanby, MD - Director of Translational Research at NIMH
•             Roz Picard, ScD - Founder and Director, Affective Computing, MIT Media Lab

Click here to register
 

 
5. Epic Research Charge Review and Insight Patient Care Corrections Workshop

Wednesday, November 8, 1:00-2:00pm, Simches Research Building, 2nd Floor, Garrod/Mendel Conference Room

  • Do you have questions about the Epic charge review process?
  • Are you new to MGH research billing and responsible for reviewing charges in Epic?
  • Has it been a while since you last reviewed charges in Epic and you would like a refresher?
  • Do you know what to do when there is a research billing error?
  • Would you like to make certain you are reviewing charges correctly?
  • Do have difficulty submitting Patient Care Correction requests in Insight?
  • Do you a particular issue with

This workshop is offered each month to address these and other research billing related issues and questions.  The workshop is open to clinical research investigators, research nurses, research coordinators/assistants, project managers/coordinators, or grant administrators.  Class size is limited to allow for discussion and questions.

Register here. Please contact Tiereny Rohlfs with any questions.
 

 
6. Discover Brigham

Thursday, November 9, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Discover Brigham brings together our community with the Boston healthcare ecosystem to educate and inspire collaboration around innovating science, technology and medicine. The event will take place on Thursday, November 9th from 12-6pm, and will feature a poster session and lunch, thematic sessions highlighting the work on cutting-edge topics, spanning research and clinical disciplines with the potential to change healthcare. Sessions will feature topics such as, Artificial Intelligence, Gene-Editing, the Microbiome, Immunotherapy, Population Science, Trauma Research and More. The day will conclude with an awards ceremony & reception at which the BRIght Futures prize recipient will be announced.

Please click here to register and plan to join the Brigham Research Institute at this exciting event.

Registration will take place at various locations throughout the hospital, including the 45 Francis Street entrance, 75 Francis Street Lobby, Shapiro Conference Center Lobby, and the Building for Transformative Medicine 1st Floor Atrium. Please plan to take public transportation if possible, as parking is extremely limited.
 

 
7. Community Research Symposium: “Building Successful Research - Community Partnerships”

Tuesday, November 14, 12:00 - 1:30pm, O’Keefe Auditorium (with live broadcasting to Charlestown, Chelsea and Revere Healthcare Centers)

The Executive Committee on Community Health (ECOCH) & The Mass General Research Institute invite you to attend the 2nd Community Research Symposium.  Presentations will be given by the following:

  • Impact of Smoke-free Rules in Public Housing
    • ​Doug Levy, PhD, Mongan Institute Health Policy Center, MGH
    • John Kane, MPP, Boston Housing Authority
       
  • Retention in care for HIV Infected Latino Immigrants
    • Julie Levison MD, MPhil, MPH, Division of General Internal Medicine, MGH
    • Carmen Rios, Respite Case Manager, Barbara McInnis House
       
  • Cultural Considerations and Health Literacy
    • Nancy Morris, PhD, ANP, UMass Medical School Graduate School of Nursing
    • Chioma Nnaji, MEd, MPH, Africans for Improved Access-Multicultural AIDS Coalition
       
  • Mental Health and Cancer Care
    • Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH, Psychiatry & the MGH Cancer Center
    • Ben Macri, NP, North Suffolk Mental Health

Registration is required for this event.  Please click here to register
 

 
8. Cold Spring Harbor Workshop on Leadership in Bioscience

March 23 - 26, 2018, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Instructors:
Carl M. Cohen, Workshop Director 
Suzanne L. Cohen, Workshop Co-Facilitator
Marquita M. Qualls, Guest Instructor
See the roll of honor - who's taken the course in the past

This is a highly interactive 3.5 day workshop in which you will develop the skills necessary to lead and interact effectively with others, in both one-on-one and group settings. The workshop will focus on techniques, situations, and challenges that relate specifically to leading and managing in the scientific workplace. It will emphasize learning by doing and will involve role playing, giving and receiving feedback, and group problem solving. Much of the learning will be peer-to-peer. Participants will be expected to discuss their own experiences and listen to others as they discuss theirs.

The workshop will help participants identify areas where they need guidance and growth, as well as how to capitalize on areas of strength. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges with others and to receive feedback and guidance from others with experience in leading scientists in a variety of settings. At the end of the course, participants will be linked through a unique on-line community in which they can continue learning from one another and from the course instructors.

Key focus areas of the workshop will include:

  • Recognizing and understanding leadership in a science setting
  • Using negotiation as a tool in scientific discussions and problem solving
  • Identifying and resolving conflicts in the lab
  • Dealing with difficult people and situations
  • Communicating your ideas and plans in a way that engages others
  • Leading effective and productive meetings
  • Becoming effective citizen scientists

For more information, please click here. If you are planning to attend this workshop, please let us know at ecor@mgh.harvard.edu.
 

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 
1. MGH-MIT Strategic Partnership Grand Challenge 1: Diagnostics, Year 4

Grand challenge 1: Make diagnosis cost-effective and accurate, and guide individual clinical decisions based on real-time monitoring and massive patient data sets.

Award Types and Amounts:

  • 5 (five) grants at $100,000 (total costs) per team (to be spent over 1-2 years)

Letter of Intent: A Letter of intent submitted via the ECOR Online Grant Management Portal is required by December 1, 2017 if you plan on submitting a proposal. Letters of intent should include the names of the principal investigators from both MGH and MIT and a brief description of the project. Please note: Write to: imes_rfp@mit.edu AND to ecor@partners.org

Full Proposal Submission Date: January 15, 2018

Project Start Date: April 15, 2018

Submission Information: Letters of intent and applications should be submitted onlinevia the ECOR Online Grant Management Portal. This user-friendly system will allow the MGH PI to submit on behalf of the MGH-MIT team.  Click here for instructions for submitting the application and letter of intent online.

Click here for more information.
 

 
2. Deliberative Interim Support Funding

The Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) is accepting applications for the December 1st deadline for Deliberative Interim Support Funding.  December is the first of three standing deadlines for these awards in Fiscal Year 2018.  The next deadline will be April 1, 2018.

What are they?
Deliberative Interim Support Funding
This is open to Principal Investigators during a lapse or delay in their research funding from the NIH or another Federal agency (e.g., the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense).  Investigators must have applied for independent, long-term support (R01, R21, U01 and P01).  The Deliberative Interim Support process is open to:

  • Investigators whose grants were not scored or whose scores were not translated into a percentile ranking.
  • Investigators whose grants received scores >20th percentile.
  1. Investigators who have already received Formulaic Bridge Funding or Deliberative Interim Support for a previous submission of this grant and are now requesting support for the resubmission of the same grant.  Investigators in this category must apply through the Deliberative Interim Support process for this application regardless of the score they received.

When is the deadline?
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
Deliberative Interim Support Funding - Click here

 
3. NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35)

The National Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the Outstanding Investigator Award (OIA) funding opportunity announcement: PAR-17-494. The OIA will support investigators with outstanding records of productivity in cancer research with up to $600,000 in direct costs per year for seven years to provide funding stability. NCI anticipates making about 50 awards annually.

The OIA will allow funded investigators the freedom to embark on long-term projects of unusual potential in cancer research; the opportunity to take greater risks and be more adventurous in their lines of inquiry; and sufficient time to develop new techniques.

The applicant PD/PI will be expected to commit at least 50 percent of her/his research activities to the OIA; the Institution will be expected to commit at least 20 percent salary support.

Although MGH may submit more than one application to this program, provided each is scientifically distinct, an institutional review and a letter of nomination is required for applicants to this funding opportunity.

Process

Anyone interested in applying to this program must submit a 1-2 Letter of Intent to ecor@mgh.harvard.edu by Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm (noon).

The letter of intent should include:

  1. Name of the Principal Investigator with appropriate contact information
  2. A descriptive title of the potential application
  3. Brief description of the project
 
4. Call for 2019 Clinical Fellows in Dementia

The Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) is pleased to announce an opening for a two-year Clinical  Fellowship in Dementia at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and related institutions beginning July 1, 2019.

The goal of the non-degree program is to introduce exceptionally-qualified individuals to the successes and demands of a clinical career in dementia and related neurodegenerative diseases, and to provide an unparalleled foundation for potential leadership roles in academic medicine, industry or related fields.
More information about the fellowship may be found at: http://www.madrc.org/2019-massachusetts-general-hospital-clinical-fellowship-dementia

Fellowship Application Deadline:  July 1, 2018
Fellowship Director & Contact:  M. Teresa Gomez-Isla, MD, PhD (tgomezisla@partners.org)

 

 
5. NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15504/nsf15504.pdf

MGH LOI Deadline: 11/10/2017
NSF Deadline: 1/10/2018

MGH may select up to 3 applications (1 for instrument development, 2 for instrument acquisition)

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged.

The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of a shared research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. The program does not fund research projects or provide ongoing support for operating or maintaining facilities or centers.

LOI Instructions:
Submit a 1-2 page Letter of Intent (LOI) to the MGH Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) via email to ecor@mgh.harvard.edu.   In addition to your LOI, please include an NIH biosketch.

The letter should include:

  1. Name of the principal investigator with appropriate contact information
  2. Track number (Track 1 Acquisition or Track 2 Development)
  3. Instrument Description
  4. Justification of Need
  5. Major Users
  6. Estimated cost of equipment
  7. Planned location of equipment
  8. Will any renovations be required to install equipment?
 
6. 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.

  • Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant (SIR Foundation)
  • Mechanisms of Cancer Drug Resistance and Sensitivity: Coordinating Center (U24) – NEW!
  • NCI National Clinical Trials Network – Network Lead Academic Participating Sites (UG1) – NEW!
  • Diabetic Foot Consortium – Clinical Research Units (U01)
  • Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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.
 

 
7. 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 10/27/17

  • Epidemiology Grants, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)
  • Young Investigator Grants, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF)
  • Grants, Allen Foundation
  • Biomarkers Development, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)
  • Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT), Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF)
  • Graham Surgical Investigator Program, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)/AATS Graham Foundation
  • ACG Junior Faculty Development Grants, American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
  • Liver Scholar Award, American Liver Foundation (ALF)
  • Biomedical Research Grant (RG), American Lung Association (ALA)
  • Clinical Patient Care Research Grant (CG), American Lung Association (ALA)
  • Dalsemer Research Grant (DA), American Lung Association (ALA)
  • Social-Behavioral Research Grant (SB), American Lung Association (ALA)
  • AOSSM/Sanofi Osteoarthritis Grant, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • ASGE Endoscopic Research Awards, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in HIV, Gilead Sciences, Inc./Gilead Sciences Pty Ltd
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship for Basic Scientists, Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships for Clinical Neurologists, Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF)
  • Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award, Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF)
  • Research Grants, Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation (TBBCF)
 
8. NIH Update for Week Ending October 27, 2017

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

Bullock Postdoctoral Fellowship
Application Deadline: November 1

MGH ECOR Formulaic Bridge Funding Support
Application Deadline: November 7, 2017; 7th day of each month

Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center:  Call for 2018 Pilot Projects
Application Deadline: November 30

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).

Clinical Research Program: Developing a Peer to Peer Auditing ProgramNovember 7
Cognitive InterviewingNovember 16

 

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