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CardioInsight Announces Strategic Financing

CardioInsight Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of non-invasive electrocardiographic mapping technology, announced today that it has completed a long-term strategic financing that provides the Company with an initial investment of $15 million. This financing provides CardioInsight with the capital necessary to complete ongoing multi-center clinical studies in Europe, further advance product development programs, and secure regulatory clearance for the Company's technology in the United States. Click here to see the full announcement.

Research Newsletter
August 20, 2014  

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense has announced the following pre-announcements:

Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP)
The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides $20 million (M) to the Department of Defense Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP) to support innovative, high-impact research to improve the health and lives of veterans who have Gulf War Illness (GWI). The GWIRP is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) through the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program (PRARP)
The FY14 Defense Appropriations Act provides $12 million (M) to the Department of Defense's Peer Reviewed Alzheimer's Research Program (PRARP). The PRARP was initiated in 2011 to address the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as they pertain to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Therefore, the PRARP is devoted to (1) understanding the association between TBI and AD; and (2) reducing the burden on caregivers and individuals affected by TBI-AD symptoms, especially in the military community. Support for these objectives is anticipated to be delivered by the research community through a combination of mechanistic and preclinical studies. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, through the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

These pre-announcements allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. FY14 Program Announcements and General Application Instructions are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in September 2014. Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released. These pre-announcements should not be construed as obligations by the government.

For more information, visit the CDMRP website.

 
Take Advantage of All Pivot Has to Offer

For years, Community of Science (COS) has been recognized around the world for its funding from a wide variety of sources as well as its access to the world’s research community.

CWRU has subscribed to COS's new product, Pivot, which provides you the edge by bringing together the right research opportunities, funding, and people—quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration—for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.

Pivot can:

  • provide access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities;
  • identify research expertise from within or outside of CWRU;
  • foster collaboration by cultivating essential partnerships and alliances; and
  • build strong network connections for future opportunities.
Learn more about how to use all the features Pivot has to offer.

Sign up for a Pivot Webinar: https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?p=4&t=m.

Learn to use Pivot via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/proquestpivot.

 
Take Advantage of All Pivot Has to Offer

For years, Community of Science (COS) has been recognized around the world for its funding from a wide variety of sources as well as its access to the world’s research community.

CWRU has subscribed to COS's new product, Pivot, which provides you the edge by bringing together the right research opportunities, funding, and people—quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration—for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.

Pivot can:

  • provide access to the most comprehensive global source of funding opportunities;
  • identify research expertise from within or outside of CWRU;
  • foster collaboration by cultivating essential partnerships and alliances; and
  • build strong network connections for future opportunities.
Learn more about how to use all the features Pivot has to offer.

Sign up for a Pivot Webinar: https://refworks.webex.com/refworks/onstage/g.php?p=4&t=m.

Learn to use Pivot via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/proquestpivot.

 
NIH Public Access Policy - Watch for notifications on manuscripts published by Elsevier!

The Cleveland Health Sciences Library is continuing to work with investigators and publishers to improve our institutional compliance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy.

NIH will delay processing of awards if publications arising from the grant are not in compliance with the policy. Currently, CWRU has 919 articles that are not fully compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy. Our institutional compliance rate is 86%.

Elsevier recently uploaded over 150 manuscripts to the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) for CWRU researchers. The corresponding author should receive an email requesting that he/she login to NIHMS with the NIH/eRA Commons login to approve the initial submission. The PI of the project will also receive a notification.

Manuscripts submitted to NIHMS by publishers require two approvals by the PI or author. The first is approval of the submitted materials. The second is the approval of the final PubMed Central web version of the manuscript. There may be as much as a six to seven week interval between notifications that the approvals are required. Investigators will be sent notifications for each request for approval.

We encourage researchers to contact the representatives from the Cleveland Health Sciences Library with any questions about notifications you receive. Representatives are also available to conduct training sessions for departments or groups. For more information on training sessions or individual assistance, please contact Kathleen Blazar, MSLS, Interim Director, at (216) 368-1361 or kcb2@case.edu.

The NIHMS System User’s Guide to Submitting a Manuscript is also available online at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3846/.

 
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is accepting nominations for the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards, an annual program that recognizes organizations that focus primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

The Alliance will award three grants of $20,000 each to organizations for projects or programs that respond to a pressing community need in the areas of creative expression, diverse/multicultural communities, and policy and advocacy. Grants will be awarded in the following categories: 1) Creative Expression; 2) Diverse/Multicultural Communities; and 3) Policy and Advocacy.

Visit the FCA website for program guidelines and application instructions.

 

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