In this week’s issue:
- Please see attached email from the Office of the Vice-President Research & International regarding updates on Major External Award Updates
- CIHR – Collaborative Health Research Project competition information sessions (see below)
- ASSISTID – Fellowship
- CurePSP – Investigator-Initiated Projects
- Meso Foundation – Mesothelioma Research Funding
Awards and Honours:
- NSERC – E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships
- CIHR – Gold Leaf Prizes
- Academy of Medical Sciences – Twitter Chat April 12th
- UBC Centre for Blood Research – 2016 Norman Bethune Symposium (final reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – Family Practice Oncology Network (FPON) Webinar: Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Follow-up for Primary Care (reminder)
- UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics – Dr. Jean Templeton Hugill Visiting Professor Lecture
- Neglected Global Diseases Initiative – UBC Centennial Session in Global Health, featuring neglected tropical disease expert, Dr. Peter J. Hotez (reminder)
- UBC Faculty of Medicine Continuing Professional Development – 13th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update + APLS (final reminder)
CIHR – Collaborative Health Research Project competition information sessions
The CIHR Collaborative Health Research Project (CHRP) competition is a funding opportunity jointly funded by CIHR and NSERC. CIHR/NSERC is expected to soon announce the funding opportunity for the 2016/2017 competition.
Historically, the LOI deadline is May 15.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Elizabeth Cheu Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible:
- Do you plan on submitting an LOI (est. deadline May 15, 2016)?
- Do you have an NSERC partner, or do you need assistance identifying relevant partners at UBC?
- Would you be interested in attending a short information session with examples from recent funded projects?
FYI – The archived e-link for the past 2014 – 2015 competition:
Deadline: June 30, 2016
The ASSISTID programme will equip postdoctoral researchers with multidisciplinary skills to enable them assume leadership roles in intellectual disability research and with the Services which provide for the education, social inclusion and employment of people with autism or an intellectual disability.
The candidate must propose an individual research project, suited to the interests and needs of the fellow, which allows them to enhance and diversify their scientific skills and to further develop their scientific careers. This is written in collaboration with the Host Supervisor who has agreed to supervise the Fellow for the duration of their Fellowship.
Fellows have full freedom in the choice of their research topic, provided that it falls within the wide research area of ‘Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder or ID with Dementia’.
For further information, please visit http://www.assistid.eu/application-procedure/.
Deadline: July 15, 2016
CurePSP works to increase awareness of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders; funds research toward treatment, cure, and prevention; educates healthcare professionals; and provides support, information, and hope for affected persons and their families.
To that end, CurePSP is accepting proposals for investigator-initiated research projects. Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to projects with the potential to advance understanding, treatment, and prevention of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism-dementia complex of Guam and/or Guadeloupean tauopathy, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders.
Investigators from any country are eligible to apply.
For further details, please visit the CurePSP website.
Deadline: August 5, 2016
The Meso Foundation (formerly the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation) is accepting applications for its 2016 cycle of mesothelioma research grant funding.
Grants of up $100,000 over two years will be awarded to qualified investigators for projects related to benchwork, translational, or clinical research that is not presently funded and/or is pending review and is conducted through any nonprofit academic, medical, or research institution.
Encouraged projects include but are not limited to investigations of strategies for early detection of new or progressive disease, definition of targetable differences between normal and transformed mesothelium, and development of novel strategies for treatment, therapeutic intervention, and determination of clinical/molecular determinants for prognosis.
Scientists of all levels and degrees are encouraged to apply.
For further details, please visit the Meso Foundation website.
AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Internal Nomination Deadline: April 27, 2016
Each year NSERC offers six Steacie Fellowships. A Steacie Fellowship provides support to a young faculty member for two years, free of teaching and administrative responsibilities.
At UBC, before submission to NSERC, a Steacie Fellowship nomination requires preparation in the academic unit and endorsement by the Office of the Vice President Research & International (VPRI). Institutions may submit a maximum of six Steacie Fellowship nominations.
For full details of the nomination process and required materials, please visit:
Nomination Deadline: September 6, 2016
CIHR is proud to announce its new suite of prizes, the CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes, which are among the highest honours that can be bestowed on an individual or team for excellence in health research and its translation into benefits for Canadians. Each CIHR Gold Leaf Prize has a value of $100,000.
These prizes cover achievements across all pillars of research (biomedical, clinical, health services and policy, and population and public health) and will be awarded every two years
CIHR will present a Gold Leaf Prize to a researcher in each of the following categories:
- CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Impact
This prize will be awarded to an individual or team for health research with a proven impact on health outcomes, practices, policies, and/or on the health system.
- CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Discovery
This prize will be awarded to an individual or team whose research findings are unique, inspirational and break new ground, significantly influencing knowledge in their field.
- CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Outstanding Achievements by an Early Career Investigator
CIHR is committed to helping develop the next generation of great scientific minds. This prize will be awarded to an investigator at the beginning of their career who shows great potential and is expected to continue to produce research of exceptional merit.
- CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation
This prize will be awarded for transformative leadership in a given CIHR priority area. In 2016, the prize will be awarded for outstanding leadership in patient engagement. CIHR believes strongly in the importance of making patient engagement part of the research process. This prize will be awarded to an individual or team that collaborates with patients, advances patient engagement as a priority and focuses on outcomes that are important to patients.
Please visit the CIHR website for further details.
Academy of Medical Sciences – Twitter Chat April 12th
Date: April 12, 2016; 12-1pm BST
The Academy of Medical Sciences is holding an upcoming #MedSciLife Twitter chat on Tuesday 12th. We will be discussing the topic of “Reproducibility and Reliability of Biomedical Research” – a recent policy project that the Academy of Medical Sciences has launched.
We aim to encourage as many early career researchers to get involved in the discussion as possible, so please do forward this email on to whoever you think would be interested. This is a great opportunity to discuss a pertinent issue with successful senior academics from the comfort of their own desks!
Date & Time: April 12, 2016; 7:30am-6pm
Location: SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville St., Vancouver
Registration is free and open to public. Full schedule and program is available at the event website.
All sessions will be webcast live online and archived for future viewing at the following link: 2016 NORMAN BETHUNE SYMPOSIUM WEBCAST LINK. To ensure your computer/mobile device is capable of receiving the webcast stream, click on the link to test: WEBCAST VIEWING REQUIREMENTS
Should you have any questions leading up to the event, please contact Hana Kim (email@example.com).
Date & Time: April 21, 2016; 8-9am PST
Target Audience: GPOs and all other cancer care providers
Accreditation: up to 1.0 Mainpro-M1 credits
Presented by Dr. Jonn Wu, BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Centre
Please register at http://ubccpd.ca/course/FPON-webinar-thyroid-cancer-2016.
Date & Time: April 27, 2016; 5:30pm
Location: DHCC 1020 LT, Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Vancouver General Hospital, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver
“Without Science there is Little Art in Anesthesiology”
James C. Eisenach, MD
Francis M. James, III Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology & Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
A reception with light refreshments will held prior to the lecture at 5pm (DHCC 9299).
Date & Time: April 28; 7:00-8:30 pm PDT
Location: VGH Paetzold Auditorium, 1st Floor, Pattison Pavilion, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Target Audience: Medical professionals, researchers, and anyone interested in global health
Dr. Hotez is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine as well as a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology. He holds an Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital and is the Baker Institute’s Fellow in Disease and Poverty. Hotez is also president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research, where he leads a partnership to develop new vaccines for hookworm, schistosomiasis and Chagas disease.
He also co-founded the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases to provide access to essential medicines for millions of people worldwide. He is the founding editor-in-chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and previously served as president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). Author of more than 300 original papers, Hotez also has written or edited 10 books, including “Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases” (ASM Press, 2008). And finally, he has recently been named by the U.S. Department of State as one of four eminent scientists who will serve as a U.S. Science Envoy starting in 2015.
Registration is free but required at this link: http://ubc100-global-health.eventbrite.ca
Dates: May 13-14, 2016
Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St., Vancouver
Target audience: Pediatricians, emergency physicians, family physicians, & residents
Credits: Up to 11.5 Mainpro-M1/ MOC Section 1
The Division of Emergency Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC Continuing Professional Development present the 13th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Update for Pediatricians and Emergency Physicians. The 2-day conference highlights the latest trends in the practice of pediatric emergency medicine in urban and rural settings. Optional APLS course offered Thu May 12.
- Clinically relevant information on the latest trends in pediatric emergency medicine.
- Focus on Emergencies in Infants: neonatal seizures, the septic infant, 2015 Newborn Resuscitation Guidelines, head injuries, surgical emergencies, EKG’s and more!
Additional: Optional APLS course offered Thu May 12, 2016