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Research Newsletter
September 17, 2014  

Diversity in Research

Wednesday, October 8
10-11:30 am
Kelvin Smith Library, LL06 A/B/C

Wednesday, November 19
2-3:30 pm
Biomedical Research Building, Room 105


Diversity in Research explores the scientific, ethical, and legal bases for the inclusion of diverse participants in research and the recruitment and hiring of diverse research staff. Potential barriers to diversity in the research context are discussed.

This workshop meets the requirements of the CWRU Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity (OIDEO) for participation on CWRU search committees.

Registration is online at: http://research.case.edu/Education/Onlinecalendar.cfm.

Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, CWRU and UH Case Medical Center

The Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, with funds from STERIS Corporation, will provide seed money to faculty to foster research in emerging and healthcare-associated infections. Investigators in the basic science and clinical departments in the School of Medicine and Hospital System as well as in other departments throughout the University are eligible.

Grants, not to exceed $37,500 direct costs each, will be awarded to investigators who intend to gather preliminary data to be used in seeking future independently funded awards. Basic science applications are encouraged but should have a clear translational component related to the themes of this request for application. Up to four grants annually will be awarded.

For more information please contact Martha Salata at 844-1988 or mks18@case.edu or visit the Center’s website.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.

Up to six awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2015. Fellowship funds of up to $104,000 may be used for the residential stay (not to exceed the fellow’s salary prior to entering the program) from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. The continuation of fringe benefits at levels corresponding to the level of stipend support being requested may be covered with the award, and sponsoring institutions may supplement fellowship funds.

Please contact Sandie Moster at sjm127@case.edu if you plan to pursue this opportunity.

For additional information, visit the RWJF website.

Visits by Federal Law Enforcement Officers

Many federal law enforcement agencies have university liaison programs. If you receive a visit or other contact from a federal law enforcement officer, the CWRU Compliance Office reminds you to first request identification and then to immediately contact the CWRU Office of General Counsel, 368-4286. The Office of General Counsel will communicate directly with the agency to ensure that any inquiries are addressed completely and appropriately.

Questions? Contact Lisa Palazzo (368.5791) or Boyd Kumher (368.0833) in the CWRU Compliance Office.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Faculty members who are working on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development K or R grant proposals and need additional support, are invited to apply for the 2014 Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards, being held Sept. 5 in Vancouver. This one-day workshop (followed by three months of optional online sessions and support) is designed to provide practical knowledge, skills, and one-on-one guidance to submit a competitive proposal.

The application submission deadline is July 10.

For more information visit the workshop website .


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