In this week’s issue:
- Terumo BCT – 2013 Blood Safety Innovation Award
- CIHR Open Operating Grant: 2013
Awards and Honours
· Killam Teaching Prize for Graduate Instruction
- Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) & You Education Symposia
Terumo BCT – 2013 Blood Safety Innovation Award
Expression of Interest Deadline: December 31, 2012
Terumo BCT, a global company specializing in blood component and cellular technologies, has announced the launch of the Blood Safety Innovation Award.
The international award program is designed to support scientific and clinical research leading to new advances in blood safety in hematology, immunology, and other related fields. The program is intended to encourage the investigation of novel scientific ideas and new concepts, procedures, and/or methodologies that have the potential to substantially advance blood safety for the benefit of patients in need of transfusion support.
Clinicians, researchers, and scientists at academic institutions and associations who are interested in blood safety across all device platforms are encouraged to submit expressions of interest. Entries from anywhere in the world are welcome from all fields, including but not limited to hematology and immunology.
Through the 2013 program, Terumo BCT will award $100,000 to one recipient or a number of smaller grants totaling up to $100,000 to multiple recipients.
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2013
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013
The CIHR Open Operating Grant Program (OOGP) provides operating funds to support research proposals in all areas of health research including randomized controlled trials. A randomized controlled trial (RCT) is an experiment in which investigators randomly assign eligible human research participants or other units of study (e.g., classrooms, clinics, playgrounds) into groups to receive or not receive one or more interventions that are being compared. The results are analyzed by comparing outcomes in the groups.
The OOGP is the largest of the open calls for proposals within CIHR’s programming. CIHR recognizes that the creativity, skill, and insight of individuals and self-assembled teams lie at the heart of the research enterprise. The pursuit of excellence in research, as evaluated through the peer review process, inspires ideas that drive progress and ensures a continuous flow of fresh insights. Through the OOGP, CIHR aims to fund the best ideas in Canadian health research today.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
Departmental Deadline: Please check with your department for internal deadlines.
Faculty of Graduate Studies Deadline: March 2, 2012.
The Killam Teaching Prizes are awarded to faculty members in recognition of excellent teaching. Established university-wide, the prizes are adjudicated within faculties under procedures defined by the faculties and approved by the Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic.
One Killam Teaching Prize of $5,000 CAD is awarded annually to a faculty member in recognition of excellent graduate-level teaching. This is intended primarily for teaching excellence in graduate course work, although excellence in other areas of graduate education such as program development or mentoring will be given some weight. Please note, however, that excellence in graduate student supervision, specifically, is recognized by a separate award, the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Candidates may be nominated by colleagues, current graduate students, or alumni. The winner is announced each spring and honoured by the Provost and VP Academic at Spring Congregation in May.
Please visit the website for more information.
Date: November 10, 2012; 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
Location: SilverCity Riverport (14211 Entertainment Way, Richmond)
Join patients, caregivers and medical experts, as they discuss the latest in IBD research, treatments and nutritional strategies.
Learn about: Similarities and differences between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, how the latest research can help IBD patients in the future, how to thrive with IBD – inspirational stories of patients who are living well, impact of treatment adherence on disease management and quality of life, how to talk to your health care team to better understand your treatment plan, and diet and nutrition suggestions. This year’s event also features “Asking the Right Questions”; an interactive question-and-answer session that helps patients to make the most of their gastroenterologist or clinic visit.