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In this week’s issue:
• Lung Cancer Research Foundation – Research Projects
• Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation – 2015 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant
• American Pain Society – 2015 Future Leaders in Pain Research Grants
• Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative – Bridge to Independence Award
• American College of Gastroenterology – 2016 Clinical Research Awards
• American College of Gastroenterology – 2016 Junior Faculty Development Grants
Awards and Honours:
• UBC Faculty of Medicine – Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Award
• UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – Visiting Scholar Presentation with Dr. Atiya Mahmood (final reminder)
• UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development Sexual Health Forum: Online Journal Club & Practice-Based Dialogue
• UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – IUD Insertion Workshop (reminder)
• UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – 9th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference
Lung Cancer Research Foundation – Research Projects
Deadline: July 1, 2015
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s mission is to improve and save lives by funding groundbreaking research on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of lung cancer.
To that end, the foundation encourages applications for projects that investigate a wide variety of lung cancer research topics from institutions of all sizes — both nationally and internationally. One-year grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded to projects focused on basic science, translational research, clinical research, supportive care, and/or quality of care/outcomes.
To be eligible, applicants must be a junior investigator (e.g., graduate student, medical student, or postdoctoral fellow), senior faculty member (e.g., assistant/associate/full professor), physician, and/or nurse researcher.
Please visit the LCRF website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions.
Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation – 2015 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant
Deadline: July 6, 2015
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the largest nongovernmental, donor-supported organization that funds research on brain and behavior disorders.
Through the annual NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant Program, the foundation awards one-year grants of up to $100,000 for research on schizophrenia, mood disorders, and other serious mental illnesses, including anxiety, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, and brain and behavior disorders. Areas of particular interest include patient populations with unique or unusual characteristics and central nervous system developments.
To be eligible, applicants must be established scientists who maintain peer-reviewed competitively funded scientific programs.
For complete program guidelines, information about past grant recipients, and application instructions, visit the BBRF website.
American Pain Society – 2015 Future Leaders in Pain Research Grants
Deadline: July 10, 2015
The American Pain Society has issued a call for applications for its 2015 Future Leaders in Pain Research Grants.
The Future Leaders in Pain Research grant program was established in 2005 to fund pain research projects by doctoral-prepared investigators who have not yet attained NIH RO1-level funding. The purpose of this grant is to encourage research in pain that adds to the existing body of knowledge, and to enable investigators to develop pilot data that helps them secure additional grant funding.
This year, APS will award at least two grants up to $20,000 each for pain research proposals that demonstrate the greatest merit and potential for success. Possible areas of inquiry include use of analgesic medications, unwanted effects of pain treatment related to analgesic therapy, neuropathic pain, mechanisms of pain, and education and non-pharmacologic interventions or approaches to improve pain management.
To be eligible, applicants must be an APS member within six years of completing a doctoral degree, and must not have already secured major NIH or foundation grant funding (R01 and/or equivalent).
Please visit the APS website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
American College of Gastroenterology – 2016 Clinical Research Awards
Deadline: December 11, 2015
The American College of Gastroenterology aims to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation, and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention, and treatment. To that end, the ACG offers Clinical Research Awards of up to $35,000 for original research in clinical gastroenterology and will consider applications for pilot projects up to $10,000 within this award category.
At least one of the investigators must be an ACG member or trainee member at the time of submission of the grant proposal. Note that physicians in training (interns, residents, fellows) are eligible to apply provided that the work is conducted under the preceptorship of a more senior or experienced investigator. In order to assure diversity among recipients, no more than two Clinical Research Awards will be granted to former or current principal investigators on R01, P01, U01, VA Merit Awards or Hughes grants, or to those who hold the position of full professor at an academic institution. Awardees will be selected based on feasibility, scientific and clinical significance, originality and anticipated contribution of the research to clinical practice. Applications will also be evaluated on the availability of adequate resources, including personnel and facilities.
Please visit the ACG website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
American College of Gastroenterology – 2016 Junior Faculty Development Grants
Deadline: December 11, 2015
The ACG Junior Faculty Development Grant supports a junior faculty member at $100,000 per year for three years, for a total of $300,000. The primary goal of this career development award of $300,000 ($100,000 per year for each of three years) is to assist promising clinical researchers to develop research and careers that have a direct bearing on clinical gastrointestinal practice. This includes assistance to a junior faculty investigator to ensure that a major portion of the investigator’s time is protected for clinical research. The Junior Faculty award provides support for junior investigators working toward independent careers in clinical research related to gastroenterology or hepatology.
To be eligible for the Junior Faculty award, applicants must be physicians who hold full-time faculty positions at a North American (U.S. or Canada) university, medical school, or other health care institution at the time of funding of the application, should it be approved. Applicants also must be members of the ACG at the time of application. This award is not intended for fellows, but for junior faculty who have demonstrated unusual promise and have some record of accomplishment in research. Established investigators are not eligible. Candidates must devote at least 50% of their effort to clinical research related to gastroenterology or hepatology.
Please visit the ACG website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
UBC Faculty of Medicine – Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer Award
Nomination Deadline: August 21, 2015
Every year the Faculty of Medicine recognizes the outstanding lecturers in our medical research fields. Candidates from Basic Sciences or Clinical Sciences are nominated by fellow faculty members on the basis of a distinguished research career, recognition in the medical community and effective contributions to student educational growth over the past year. Nominees are selected by the Faculty of Medicine Research Council. Acceptance of this award is accompanied by a seminar open to all faculty members and students as a part of the Leaders in Medical Discovery Series. The seminar will be accredited for College of Family Physicians of Canada and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada credits.
Nominees should be senior Faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, with distinguished research careers. To nominate someone for this award, please provide the following:
1. A supporting letter signed by two nominators, who are both Faculty members in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Please specify whether the candidate is being nominated for the basic sciences or clinical sciences category.
2. An up-to-date copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae
For further details, please visit our website at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/DeadlinesAndFunding/FundingOpportunities/Pages/Distinguished-Medical-Research-Lecturer-Awards.aspx.
UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy – Visiting Scholar Presentation with Dr. Atiya Mahmood
Date & Time: June 25, 2015; 2:30-4pm
Location: Lab 3, 3rd floor, UBC Hospital, Koerner Pavilion, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is delighted to host Dr. Atiya Mahmood (Associate Professor, Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University) who will present on her research on mobility, aging and the built environment. The title of her presentation is “Mobility, Aging and Built Environment: Participatory Research on Neighbourhood Walkability with Photovoice and Environmental Audits”.
Please email Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
For more information, please see the attached poster.
UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development Sexual Health Forum: Online Journal Club & Practice-Based Dialogue
Date: August 5, 2015 to June 19, 2016
Location: Online journal club and dialogue
Target audience: Family physicians
Up to 12.0 Mainpro-M1 credits
We are excited to launch this first ever sexual health online community of practice through UBC CPD. The Sexual Health Forum is a virtual community of practice – a place for physicians to learn from and with each other, and to expand knowledge, skills, and expertise in order to provide the best care for patients in the realm of sexual health care.
The Sexual Health Forum provides two main ways for you to engage with your colleagues:
1 – A Journal Club – made up of six five-week sessions starting on August 5, 2015 running to June 19, 2016 (up to 12.0 study credits).
2 – An ongoing practice-based Dialogue – where you are invited to discuss anything relevant to sexual health and clinical practice with other members of this online forum.
By participating in this community of practice you will:
• Recognize the importance of sexual health for the well-being of patients of all ages, genders, and orientations;
• Think critically about issues affecting sexual health and sexual health care delivery;
• Contribute to a learning community of primary care clinicians who are interested in sexual health; and
• Acquire knowledge, strategies, and skills to improve healthcare and health outcomes for patients.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.
UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – IUD Insertion Workshop
Date & Time: August 15, 2015; 10am-12pm
Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver
Target audience: Family Medicine, Gynecologists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Residents & Medical Students
Up to 2.0 Mainpro-C credits
We are currently checking how many are interested until the end of June. We will go ahead with the course if we have 12 or more registered (max 24). If not, the course will be cancelled.
Now that copper and levonorgestrel IUDs are recommended for a much wider variety of women – for teens, for emergency contraception and for treating dysfunctional uterine bleeding in the peri-menopause – we can expect more challenges in inserting IUDs, especially into tight nulliparous uteri. There are a number of new IUDs with which you may not be familiar.
This hands-on workshop will take advantage of plastic models, slides and discussion and is most suitable for clinicians who have already been inserting IUDs. Participants are encouraged to bring clinical scenarios that have been challenging. The facilitators are family doctors who run IUD clinics and will share their experience with a range of clinical equipment and techniques to simplify the challenging IUD insertion. All 13 IUDs currently available in Canada will be at the workshop.
Please contact UBC CPD at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions or would like to register. You may also register online.
Register here: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110443
UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – 9th Annual Pacific Psychopharmacology Conference
Date: September 18, 2015
Location: Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 405 North Road, Coquitlam
Target audience: Psychiatrists, pharmacists, primary care physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers.
Up to 5.75 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits (This conference will also be accredited for CCCEP)
• This year’s theme is: Balancing Risks and Benefits to Improve Adherence.
• Plenary lectures and smaller workshops with lots of time for Q & A.
• Lunchtime Working Group: Clozapine Serious Adverse Drug Reaction BC Surveillance Monitoring Project (Limit 30 participants.)
Treatment Adherence in Bipolar Disorder
Martha Sajatovic, MD.
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Case Western Reserve University
Director, Geropsychiatry Program, and Neurological and Behavioral Outcomes Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Willard Brown Chair in Neurological Outcomes Research, Cleveland
Improving Outcomes for People with Schizophrenia
Robert Zipursky, MD, FRCPC.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
Please note that a Pre-Conference Workshop is also available on September 17th.