Research News - April 18, 2014

 

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April 18, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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1. Did you see the NIH change in policy on application submissions?
2. PCORI Updates
3. Core of the Week: Specialized Histopathology Services Core

EVENTS

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1. Connell Research Visiting Scholar Mentor Presentation
2. What is PCORI?
3. Next Gen Sequencing: An Introduction and Clinical Applications
4. Introducing New Research Subject Advocacy Materials for Research Nurses and Research Coordinators
5. Treadwell Library Classes: April and May

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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1. MGH ECOR Formulaic Bridge Funding
2. Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards & The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research
3. DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
4. Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
5. Private Funding Opportunities

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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Reminders of recently posted funding opportunities, deadlines and events

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. Did you see the NIH change in policy on application submissions?

Effective immediately, for application due dates after April 16, 2014, following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date - See more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-074.html#sthash.6rlYnvip.dpuf

 

 

2. PCORI Updates

Please click here to reading the latest news from PCORI.

 

3. Core of the Week: Specialized Histopathology Services Core

Specialized Histopathology Services Core Core
Co-Director: Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, M.D.
Location: Building 149 13th Street, Rm 6122, Charlestown

The Specialized Histopathology (SHP) Core provides consultative and interpretive pathology services including high quality, timely, state-of-the-art analysis of tissues obtained from a variety of experimental systems, including rodents, fish, and monkeys. This Core also provides professional expertise to assist in experimental design and the development and interpretation of tests and their results.

To learn more about the Specialized Histopathology Services Core, please click here.

 

EVENTS

 

1. Connell Research Visiting Scholar Mentor Presentation

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:30-2:30 pm, O’Keeffe Auditorium

“Studying Symptoms: Foundation for Symptom Management Research”
Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health System and Dean Emerita
University of Washington School of Nursing
Co-Director, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging

For more information: Call 617-643-0431 or e-mail llyster@partners.org

 

2. What is PCORI?

Wednesday, April 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Simches 3.120

Speaker: Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Have you heard about a new funding source from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)? Maybe it sounds familiar but you’re not sure what is involved in applying for this type of funding?

Please join Dr. Andrew Nierenberg as he describes PCORI, defines key terms used by PCORI and outlines the process for applying for funding. Dr. Nierenberg was recently awarded funding from PCORI to create a “Mood Patient-Powered Network.”

In addition to this introductory course, we have the following sessions scheduled:

Considering PCORI Funding? What do you need to know before applying?
Wednesday, May 21, 2:00-4:00pm, Simches 3.120

PCORI Luncheon Panel
Thursday, May 29, 12:30pm-2:00pm, Simches 3.120

Meet investigators from MGH and BWH, who are currently funded by PCORI. They will discuss their experience as well as answer your specific questions.

Registration is required. Contact Kelsey Gay with further questions about this session.

 

3. Next Gen Sequencing: An Introduction and Clinical Applications

May 13, 2014, 1:00pm to 4:15pm, Simches 3.110

This symposium is intended for investigators at all levels interested in next-generation sequencing resources and applications available across Harvard. The course will include an introductory lecture on next-generation sequencing technology and sample preparation, lectures on how to interpret the data and how the analysis is applied in Genomics. The goal is to provide attendees with fundamental knowledge of sequencing methodologies and how to apply them in studying genetic variation and human diseases.

Schedule
1:05pm - 2:05pm
Next Generation Sequencing Technology and Sample Prep Overview
Niall Lennon, Director of Technology Development and Clinical Applications
Genomics Platform & Clinical Research Sequencing Platform
Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

2:05pm - 3:05pm
Benjamin Neale, Assistant in Genetics, Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

3:05pm - 3:15pm
Break

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Daniel MacArthur, Assistant in Genetics, Analytic and Translational Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Registration is required. Please contact Jillian Tonelli with questions.

 

4. Introducing New Research Subject Advocacy Materials for Research Nurses and Research Coordinators

Wednesday, May 28, 11:30am - 1:00pm, Simches Room 3.130

Sponsored by the MGH Clinical Research Program and the Harvard Catalyst

The Harvard Catalyst Research Subject Advocacy (RSA) Program would like to spread the word about some newly developed resources for use by research nurses and coordinators. During this presentation we will demonstrate new RSA videos and brochures for distribution to research subjects.

Registration is required. Please contact Kelsey Gay with any questions. Lunch will be served at 11:15am. Registration is limited to 35 participants.
   

 

5. Treadwell Library Classes: April and May

We are happy to schedule specific times and dates for individual or group instruction, if none of the listed times are convenient.

   

RefWorks Training

Ref Works: A Web-based citation manager

 

Learn how to save the results of your Ovid and PubMed searches, organize your references and access your files from home. See how to create CVs and bibliographies in minutes.

 

Tuesday, April 22, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Wednesday, May 21, 10:00 - 11:00 am

 

Register for a class online OR call 617-726-8601

 

Onsite, Online: Treadwell Library @ Your Fingertips

Save time. Work smart. See how to access electronic journals. Learn how to find out if Treadwell owns a book or journal. Learn how to request a book or journal article not at Treadwell Library.

 

Wednesday, May 14, 10:30 - 11:30 am

 

Register for a class online OR call 617-726-8601

 

QUOSA: An Information Manager

Learn how to retrieve multiple PDFs with one click from a PubMed or Ovid MEDLINE search.

See how QUOSA helps organize your PDFs and other documents into a searchable personal library.

 

Thursday, April 24, 10:00 - 11:00 am

 

Register for a class online OR call 617-726-8601

 

Classes are held at Treadwell Library, Bartlett Hall Extension. If the scheduled times are inconvenient, please call 617-726-8601to arrange an individual or group session.

 

Ovid Medline

Learn to use the easy Ovid interface to search the biomedical and nursing literature. Learn how to link to Treadwell's electronic journals from your Medline search. For an individual or group consultation, please call 617-726-8601

 

CINAHL Class

CINAHL is the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health.

 

Learn how to search the literature of nursing, social work, PT, OT and other allied health disciplines.

Contact hours for nurses. For an individual or group consultation, please call 617-726-8601

 

Learn How to Search PsycINFO

Find articles on psychology, social work, human services, sociology and behavioral sciences.

For an individual or group consultation, please call 617-726-8601

 

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

1. MGH ECOR Formulaic Bridge Funding

The Executive Committee on Research (ECOR) is accepting applications for Formulaic Bridge Funding Support.

What are they?
Formulaic Bridge Funding Support is offered to assist MGH Principal Investigators (PIs) during a lapse or delay in their research funding from the NIH. To be eligible for Formulaic Bridge Funding, applicants must have applied as a PI for an R01 or R21 NIH grant to support an independent, long-term research program.

The Formulaic Bridge process is open to:

  1. Investigators whose grants received a score < or = 20th percentile and have received written communication from the NIH that the grant will not be funded.
  2. Investigators whose grants received a fundable score (< or = 20th percentile), but are three months past the nominal start date of their NIH grant.

When is the deadline?
7th day of each month

How do I learn more and apply?
Click here
to read more and apply online.
Visit the ECOR website and specifically the Formulaic Bridge Funding Support under the Awards and Grants tab of the site.

 

2. Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards & The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research

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

What are they?
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards
The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

MGH is eligible to nominate one candidate.

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 research is beyond the scope of this Program. 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: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 5:00 PM

How do I learn more and apply?
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Awards - Click here
The Smith Family Awards for Excellence in Biomedical Research - Click here

 

3. DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)

The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). The following program announcements have recently been posted.

All funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

New for 2014 - CDMRP’s New Application Receipt System (eBRAP)
For FY14, CDMRP has replaced eReceipt with the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP). As in the past, application submission is a two-step process requiring both (1) pre-application submission through the eBRAP (https://eBRAP.org/) and (2) application submission through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/), with application status available on eBRAP. A key feature of eBRAP is that organizational representatives and Principal Investigators (PIs) will be able to view and modify their Grants.gov application submissions.

Submission of either the pre-application to eBRAP or the application to Grants.gov does not require registering an organization and affiliating its Business Officials and PIs in eBRAP. However, you will only be able to view and modify your full application submission in the eBRAP system if you are accepted in eBRAP by the organization that is listed in blocks 5 & 19 of the S424 form in the Grants.gov application package. You will receive an email from the eBRAP system once this organization has accepted you.

 

4. 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:

  1. Name of the Principal Investigator with appropriate contact information
  2. A descriptive title of the potential application
      Brief description of the project
  3. 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 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.

  • NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25)
  • Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Grant
  • Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Core Center (P30)
  • American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Awards
  • Atopic Dermatitis Research Network (ADRN) (U19)
  • Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20)

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.

 

5. 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.

  • Research Grants, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Translational Science Faculty Development Grants, American Society of Transplantation

Please click here for further details on these funding opportunities.

 

6. NIH Update for Week Ending April 18, 2014

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

The Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award
Letter of Intent Deadline: May 2

MGH-MIT RFA Announcement: "Transforming Diagnosis"
Letter of Intent Deadline: May 15

Request for Proposals: Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium
Pre-Proposal application Deadline: May 15

Basser Global Prize
Application Deadline: May 15

Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard Pilot Feasibility Project Applications in Nutrition, Obesity or Related Research Fields
Application Deadline: May 15

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

Applied Biostatistics for Clinical Trials - April 23 & 30

CRP Spotlight Series: Epic Research Functionality Overview - April 23

Budgeting for Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials - April 24

 

RESOURCES

 

ECOR Website

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MGH Research Internet

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