In this week’s issue:
- Canada Foundation for Innovation – Innovation Fund 2017 UBC Internal Submission Information (see below, final reminder)
- MSFHR Research Trainee Award Faculty of Medicine internal signature deadline is February 1, 2016. Full details are available at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/GrantApplications/MSFHR/Pages/Research-Trainee-Award.aspx.
- CIHR Foundation Scheme 2015 2nd Live Pilot – Stage 2 Faculty of Medicine internal signature deadline is February 2, 2016. Full details are available at https://mednet.med.ubc.ca/Research/GrantApplications/CIHR/Pages/CIHR-Foundation-Scheme.aspx.
- Thrasher Research Fund – Concept Papers for Early Career Grants
- When Everyone Survives Foundation – Proposals for Leukemia Research
- CIHR – Operating Grant: New Investigator Research Grants in Child and Youth Health
Awards and Honours:
- Friends of CIHR – 2016 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research
- UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards
- UBC Department of Psychiatry BrainTalks Speaker Series Event – Sleep: Biological and Pathological Perspectives
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Cancer Care Outreach Program on Education (final reminder)
- UBC Life Sciences Institute – LSI Public Talk: Wrapping Personalized Medicine Around the Patient
- UBC SPARC Office – NSERC CREATE Information Session
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Joint UBC Conferences (final reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – 51st Annual Post Graduate Review in Family Medicine (reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Annual Spring Dermatology Review 2016
Canada Foundation for Innovation – Innovation Fund 2017 UBC Internal Submission Information
The CFI has released the Draft Call for Proposals for the upcoming Innovation Fund 2017. Please find the draft call attached, and keep in mind that the final call may differ from the attached when it is eventually released (expected in late February).
CFI included the following message with the release of the draft call:
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is pleased to announce the draft Call for proposals for the 2017 Innovation Fund (IF) competition. The CFI will invest up to $425 million in infrastructure costs for funded projects in this competition.
The CFI challenges institutions to propose transformative infrastructure projects that will underpin cutting-edge, globally competitive research. Institutions should continue to be guided by their strategic research plans and establish priorities that build on their distinct advantages. Through the 2017 Innovation Fund, the CFI seeks to support promising and innovative research or technology development in areas where Canada currently is, or has the potential to be, competitive on the global stage. The CFI will support initiatives that allow institutions and their researchers to build on established capabilities to accelerate current research and technology development or to enhance emerging strategic priority areas.
Institutions are challenged to increase the competitiveness of the proposed research activities through collaboration with appropriate partners to plan, acquire, develop, operate and maintain infrastructure. Collaborations may be integrated into all facets of the proposed activities; for example, for the conduct of world-class research, the optimal use and sustainability of infrastructure, and knowledge or technology transfer that will generate socioeconomic benefits. The CFI therefore encourages institutions to propose institutional and multi-institutional initiatives that underpin productive research partnerships, enable institutions and their researchers to fully exploit the capabilities and capacity of the research infrastructure and facilities, and drive world-class research. In developing proposals, institutions are also encouraged to engage with potential end users of research or technology development to clearly define the potential benefits for Canadians.
Information on the UBC timelines and internal submission requirements can be found here: https://research.ubc.ca/support-resources/research-funding-support/cwl/innovation-fund2017.
- UBC Expression of Interest – due February 1, 2016
The internal Expression of Interest will be mandatory for all projects that UBC is to be the lead or a partner on. This is an online form, which can be completed here: https://research.ubc.ca/support-resources/research-funding-support/cwl/innovationfundEOI.
- UBC Internal proposal – due April 4, 2016
The requirements for the UBC internal proposal are attached here as well as theBCKDF Step 1 Application, both of which are due April 4, 2016 at 10:00am. The internal proposal will be mandatory for all projects that UBC is to be the lead or a partner on (and will receive funds from CFI). This will be submitted online, and the link to the submission page will be sent to the applicants closer to the deadline.
Please note that a CWL is needed to access both of the EOI and information pages. You are a researcher or administrator who does not have a CWL but needs access to these pages, or if you have any other questions or concerns about the Innovation Fund competition, please contact the Institutional Programs Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If there are any questions or concerns about this, or any other CFI competitions, please feel free to contact Leonard Foster (email@example.com), Vicki Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sharon Wu (email@example.com).
Deadline: March 15, 2016 (Concept Paper)
The Thrasher Research Fund provides grants for clinical, hypothesis-driven research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children’s diseases, particularly research that offers broad-based applications.
The fund is inviting concept papers for its Early Career Awards Grants program. Through the program, the fund awards small grants of up to $25,000 to new researchers to help them gain a foothold in the area of pediatric research. The program will consider a variety of research topics relevant to children’s health. However, priority will be given to applicants who show great potential to impact the field of children’s health through medical research. Both an applicant’s aptitude and inclination toward research are considered.
The program is open to physicians who are in a residency/fellowship training program or who completed a program no more than a year before the date of submission of the concept paper and postdoctoral researchers who received a doctoral-level degree no more than three years prior to the date of submission of the concept paper. Projects must have a mentor, but mentors may have only one Thrasher Research Fund Early Career awardee at a time.There are no citizenship restrictions.
Concept papers must be received no later than March 15, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 2, 2016.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Thrasher Research Fund website.
Deadline: April 1, 2016
The When Everyone Survives Foundation in Duluth, Georgia, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity established by the Smith family after their twenty-two-year-old son, Wes, succumbed to leukemia in 2005. The foundation’s primary purpose is that of collecting and distributing funds for leukemia research.
To that end, the foundation is seeking proposals for innovative research in leukemia.
One-year grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to new and established investigators in support of laboratory, translational, or clinical research related to acute leukemia. Renewal of initial research support may be considered for one or more additional years based on productivity.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the WES Foundation website.
Deadline: April 20, 2016
New Investigator Research Grants is a jointly sponsored program of SickKids Foundation (SKF) and the CIHR – Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH). Grant recipients may obtain up to three years’ support for research in biomedical, clinical, health systems and services, population and public health sectors.
New Investigator Research Grants provide important early career development support to child health researchers. It is intended that New Investigator Research Grants will enhance the grant recipient’s ability to compete with more senior investigators for research grants from other funders.
CIHR and partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.
- The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $1,800,000, enough to fund approximately six (6) grants.
- The maximum amount for a single grant is $100,000 per annum for up to three (3) years.
- Of this $1,800,000:
- IHDCYH’s contribution is $300,000
- SKF’s contribution is $1,500,000.
For further details, please visit the CIHR website.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Nomination Deadline: February 12, 2016
The Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research was established in recognition of the distinguished leadership, vision and innovative contributions of Dr. Henry G. Friesen. The prize supports an annual Public Lecture and when timing permits, a luncheon address to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). Through the partnership of CBC Radio One “Ideas”, a recorded interview is broadcast nationally to reach the broadest possible audience.
Members of the Health Sciences community are encouraged to submit nominations for anyone they feel would be deserving of the Prize. Nominees will be those with vision who have had an impact in health research and health research policy at an international level. Outstanding communication skills are essential as the Prizewinner must be able to address topics important to the nation on a level appropriate for wide public dissemination.
Members in good standing of FCIHR or CAHS may make nominations, at any time, without limit. Presidents and Deans of Medicine of Canadian universities are canvassed annually to nominate suitable candidates. Scientific Directors of Research Institutes are also welcome to submit nominations. Nominations from Universities and Research Centres outside of Canada will also be considered. Information related to the nomination and selection process is confidential.
The Award consists of a cash prize of $35,000 CAD plus up to $5,000 for travel and hospitality costs associated with the fulfillment of the Public Lecture and Address at the CAHS Annual Meeting. A Citation suitable for framing is also presented.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 12, 2016. Only complete nominations will be considered and materials must arrive together, postmarked no later than midnight Friday, February 12, 2016. For more information, please visit the FCHIR website.
Deadline: See below
In recognition of the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our undergraduate programs, the university annually awards sixteen Killam Graduate Teaching Awards to UBC Teaching Assistants. The Killam GTA Award includes a certificate and $1,000.00. The sixteen awards, given annually, reinforce the important message to students (both undergraduate and graduate) that UBC values teaching and seeks to recognize teaching excellence within our institution.
The award is open to any Graduate Teaching Assistant who acts or has acted in this position during the current and/or preceding academic year (2015/16, 2014/15).
Nominations are encouraged from faculty supervisors (professors, senior laboratory instructors) of the Graduate Teaching Assistant nominee, from colleagues working closely with the nominee, and from the students who attended the nominee’s class or laboratory. TAs can also self-nominate for the award. Nominations are to be submitted to the their respective program for review. Each graduate program may then forward one nomination package to the Dean’s office for consideration.
- Individual nomination packages must be submitted to the Program Head’s office by Friday, March 4, 2016
- Program nomination packages must be submitted to the Dean of Medicine’s office by Friday, March 11, 2016 at 4PM PST
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date & Time: January 28, 2016; 6pm
Location: Paetzold Auditorium, Vancouver General Hospital, 899 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver
Please join us for a stimulating BrainTalks Speaker Series Event. This is a panel discussion, with a wine and cheese reception to follow!
- Peter Hamilton, sleep technician ~ Sleep Architecture
- Maia Love, MD ~ Circadian Rhythms
- Robert Comey, MD ~ Sleep Disorders
Dates: See below
Locations: See below
Target audience: Family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, other
Up to 4.5 Mainpro-C/MOC Section 1 credits
Victoria Prostate Cancer: Feb 2(Tue) & Mar 23 (Wed) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110587
Nanaimo Breast Cancer: Feb 11 (Thu) & Apr 4 (Mon) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110599
Smithers Advanced Cancer: Feb 15 (Mon) & Apr 18 (Mon) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110600
Sechelt Colorectal Cancer: Feb 17 (Wed) & Apr 6 (Wed) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110588
Castlegar Prostate Cancer: Feb 17 (Wed) & May 11 (Wed) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110609
Cranbrook Prostate Cancer: Feb 18 (Thu) & Apr 7 (Thu) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110601
Vancouver Breast Cancer: Feb 24 (Wed) & April 13 (Wed) Register: https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110610
Date & Time: February 10, 2016; 6-8pm
Location: Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver
Join a conversation with people who have experiences with cancer, diabetes and a dangerous but preventable reaction to a drug, a student who is exploring the power of language to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare providers, a pharmacist who is bringing “pharmacogenomics” to rural and urban community pharmacies across British Columbia and an oncologist involved in “personalized oncogenomics” who can address the question: How do I talk to my oncologist about personalized treatment for my cancer?
Executive Director, Better Pharmacare Coalition
Advocating for e-health and genomics to save lives and create cost savings in our health care system
Family member of an adverse drug reaction patient
From Port McNeill to Fort St. John, you can ask your pharmacist about using DNA to pick the right medications for you
Pharmacist & Project Manager, Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
Harnessing the power of language: an empathy-based approach to chronic illness – diabetes and beyond
MDes Candidate, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Type 1 Diabetic
How do I talk to my oncologist about molecularly based treatment for my cancer?
Janessa Laskin, MD
Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency
Please RSVP here.
Date & Time: February 12, 2016; 1:30-3pm
Location: Room 101, Michael Smith Laboratories, 2185 East Mall, Vancouver
SPARC is hosting an NSERC CREATE Information Session for UBC researchers that are interested in applying for the 2016/2017 competition. Join us as we review application requirements for the competition and learn strategic advice from current CREATE award holders. Details on UBC’s internal selection process will also be presented.
The information session is scheduled for 1:30–3:00pm on Friday, February 12, 2016. Registration for this workshop is required. Light refreshments will be provided. Please visit the event registration webpage to register.
UBC is eligible to submit six Letters of Intent to NSERC for approval to the full competition. Applications are selected by a peer-reviewed internal selection committee. UBC’s internal selection deadline is 4PM on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Full details and requirements are outlined on SPARC’s CREATE webpage.
If you have any questions or intend to apply to this competition, please contact Alexander Unterberger at email@example.com.
UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Joint UBC Conferences
Date: February 13, 2016
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard St., Vancouver
Target audience: General internists, specialists, family physicians, allied health professionals, hospitalists, residents & students
Accreditation: HEART: Up to 6.5 MOC Section 1/Mainpro-M1 Credits | LUNG: Up to 6.25 MOC Section 1/Mainpro-M1 Credits
- Hypertension – Where are We? Dr. Victor F. Huckell
- Optimizing Medical Treatment of Stable IHD, Dr. Graham Wong
- Exercise and the Heart, Dr. Brett Heilbron
- Therapies of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Dr. Ganesh Ragu
- Sinus Disease and the Lung, Dr. Amin Javer
- New Treatments and Guidelines for COPD Management, Dr. Don Sin
Registration: Please register for the conference you intend to primarily attend, even though you can move between sessions:
Respiratory Registration – https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110561
Cardiology Registration – https://events.ubccpd.ca/website/index/110562
Both conferences are scheduled at the end of the Heart + Lung Health FEST 2016. Please see http://fest.heartandlung.ca for more details.
For more information:
Division of Continuing Professional Development
UBC Faculty of Medicine
855 W 10th Ave, Vancouver BC V5Z 1L7
T 604.875.5101 | F 604.875.5078
Date: February 25-27, 2016
Location: Mariott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown, 1128 W. Hastings St, Vancouver
This comprehensive three-day review course offers an update of knowledge central to the practice of family medicine in both rural and urban settings. Committed to addressing everyday practical issues, speakers present equally on current and special areas of concern to the primary health care professional.
To complement a morning of group lectures, afternoons include a series of elective interactive workshops which allow conference attendees to customize their learning experience.
Our three main topics for this year are Internal Medicine, Potpourri, and Pediatrics & Women’s and Men’s Health.
For more information please visit http://ubccpd.ca/course/post-grad-2016.
Date: April 29-30, 2016
Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St., Vancouver
Target audience: Family physicians, residents & students
Credits: Up to 9.0 Mainpro-M1/MOC Section 1 credits
Wine and cheese reception.
Timely and clinically relevant updates on common dermatological conditions.
Popular annual conference.
Rotating small group sessions allow lots of time for interaction and Q&A.