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Research Newsletter
July 29, 2014  

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, CWRU

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting its Annual Scientific Retreat July 10-11, 2014. The evening of July 11 will feature a poster presentation session. All graduate students, postdocs and fellows conducting cancer research are invited to submit abstracts. Cancer Center leadership will review abstracts based on the relationship to cancer, novelty, significance of findings, and clarity.

Monetary prizes will be awarded.

Abstracts are due Friday, June 27 at 5:00 pm via email to lyn.haselton@case.edu - please include mentor name and training program (if applicable). The Retreat is open to members of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Students, trainees and fellows may only attend if they present a poster. Advance registration is required.

Visit the Case CCC website for more information or to register.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

PCORI has announced its’ upcoming funding opportunities. The application system will open Wednesday, August 6 for the Fall 2014 PCORI Funding Announcements.

Visit the PCORI website for more information on the funding announcements.


Make an impact on your community. Visit your neighborhood Pet Supplies Plus for information on how your community could win $100,000 for a dog park! PetSafe will be awarding 5 U.S. communities with funds to build their very own dog parks.

For more information on this funding opportunity, visit the Bark For Your Park website.

Department of Justice (DOJ), National Institute of Corrections (NIC)

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting proposals to enter into a cooperative agreement for a 24-month period to begin no later than September 15, 2014. Work under this cooperative agreement will involve the facilitation of a key informant focus group consisting of subject matter experts specific to career theory, cognitive behavioral principles, motivational interviewing and blended learning techniques and practices; the review of current research related to workforce development, employment retention, recidivism and evidence-based programming; and the identification of the various practices and policies that support successful community transition and the long-term attachment of justice involved adults to the workforce.

The major deliverables associated with this project include, but are not limited to a revised 40-hour blended training curriculum based on a university model to ensure continuity of knowledge between the Employment Retention: Principles and Practices Training and the Employment Retention Specialist certified trainings, a professional training protocol specific to combined motivational interviewing techniques and cognitive behavioral principles that support skill mastery and/or proficiency, an assessment process to evaluate participant progress, and a certification protocol to award continuing education units for the Employment Retention Specialist training. This project will be a collaborative venture with NIC’s Community Services Division.

The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the Grants.gov website.

NEW Limited Submission: American Diabetes Association: Pathway to Stop Diabetes

Key Deadlines: June 6, 2014 (CWRU internal letter of intent); June 24, 2014 (complete application due to ORA); July 1, 2014 (complete application due to sponsor).

To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions and ultimately end this deadly epidemic, the American Diabetes Association has launched a bold new initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes. With a goal of funding 100 new diabetes investigators over the next decade, Pathway provides crucial support to researchers focusing on innovative ideas and transformational approaches.

Pathway supports creative scientists who are just starting their careers in diabetes research, or who are already established in another field but want to expand their focus to diabetes research. Through individual awards of $1.6257 million over the course of five to seven years, the program allows researchers to explore new ideas without the distraction of having to pursue additional grant support.

The initiative will enable scientists to advance not only their research but also their careers, through interactions with the Mentor Advisory Group, participation in special symposia, select speaking opportunities, and technology designed to foster interactions and collaboration.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with their Associate Deans for Research prior to internal submission to assure they meet eligibility criteria and their projects meet stated program objectives.

For more information on this limited submission opportunity, visit the Office of Research Administration website.


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