Career Development Seminar Series
Thursday, November 14th, 2013, 3-4 PM
at South Lake Union campus in Conference Room 123B
Diana Nelson Louden, MILS
Diana is the ITHS Translational and Collaboration Librarian at the UW Health Sciences Library. Diana has several years experience assisting clinical scientists with complex literature searches.
UW Medicine South Lake Union,
Conference Room 123B
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
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Sponsored by the ITHS Education Core
Questions about the presentation?
Contact Kathleen Long at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ITHS is supported by grants UL1TR000423, KL2TR000421, and TL1TR000422 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program (CTSA).
The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at email@example.com.
Pre-Applications Due November 25th
The UW Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH) is dedicated to contributing to science-based changes in regulatory policy and public health or medical practice that result in a reduction in the burden of environmentally induced diseases.
CEEH is offering a Pilot Projects program to provide funding for pilot data necessary to successfully apply for NIH funding relevant to the mission of the CEEH and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Pilot projects applications should directly address scientific questions of interest to both the CEEH and the NIEHS; they strongly encourage applications that focus on the role of human genetic and epigenetic variation as modifiers of environmentally induced diseases.
Award amount: up to $35,000
Only faculty members from the University of Washington or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center holding one the following ranks are eligible to serve as Principal Investigator on a Pilot Project proposal:
- Assistant Professor
- Associate Professor
- Research Assistant Professor
- Research Associate Professor
- Research Professor
November 25, 2013
January 21, 2014
Sigma Xi, global honor society for science and engineering, offers research grants to undergraduate and graduate students.
For more information, please visit the Sigma Xi website or Boise State’s Biomolecular Research Center.Click here to apply!
Application deadline: October 15, 2013To becoming a member of the Boise State Sigma Xi Chapter please fill out your information on a nomination form (found at http://www.sigmaxi.org/member/
Registration Now Open December 3-4, 2013, South Lake Union
The Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is offering an interactive grant writing workshop designed for junior faculty who are preparing grant applications to the NIH. The workshop focuses on how to communicate the key elements of successful NIH proposals through the use of didactics and experiential learning.Topics discussed include the following:
- Orientation to the NIH and Scientific Review: Overview of the NIH extramural mechanisms of funding and reading and interpreting funding opportunity announcements
- Anatomy of a NIH Grant: Characteristics, content, and function of the various pieces of the proposal including how to write for your reviewers
- Specific Aims and Hypotheses: Writing a concise and captivating first page: How, when and where do I start?
- NIH Peer Review: Understanding the review criteria and review format, what actually happens in the study section, how to interpret reviews, and planning for the inevitable resubmission
Attendees will have the chance to submit their Specific Aims to be used as examples during the course.Details:Cost: $150
Eligibility: Open to Junior Faculty only
Location: UW Medicine, South Lake UnionBldg E, Room E103Important Dates:Registration Deadline:
November 2, 20132-day course:
December 3-4, 2013Registration link https://redcap.iths.org/surveys/?s=ej5hHSjFQBQuestions? Contact Kathy Long: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe ITHS is supported by grants UL1 TR000423, KL2 TR000421, and TL1 TR000422 from the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at email@example.com.ITHS Applications
Date: Wed, Sep 25, 2013
Subject: Funding Opportunity: Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research-Concept Proposals Due 10/16/2013We’d like to remind you about the latest round of funding for the “Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research” (CNIHR) program. The deadline for concept proposals is October 16.The CNIHR program welcomes innovative proposals from early-stage scientists without prior experience in HIV research to answer essential questions in HIV research, including emerging issues of long term survival with HIV infection, prevention of HIV transmission, and research toward a cure.The CNIHR program has two upcoming webinars in October 2013 which will focus on grantsmanship and application/administrative questions. The first two (previously presented) focused on answering questions about eligibility and scientific topics and recordings are posted on our website (http://www.cnihr.org/
October 8th, 5:00 p.m. PDT (0:00 GMT on 9 October)
October 10th, 8:00 a.m. PDT (15:00 GMT)If you have any questions about eligibility, the application process, being a CNIHR mentor, etc., feel free to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org).Email for all questions is email@example.com.______________________________
Ken Weekes receives Honorable Mention Award for his Student Oral Presentation at the 94th ANNUAL MEETING of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Pacific Division in the Cell & Molecular Biology Category.University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
June 16 – 19, 2013Kenneth Weekes, Lindsey Caitlin, Jonathen Reeck, Julia Oxford PhDCharacterizing pluripotency of primary cells derived from Elasmoid Scales of Zebrafish(Danio rerio)Abstract. Recently, an in-vitro tooth organ culture system was developed using pluripotent stem cells from rat incisors. This model system recapitulates the reciprocal epithelial-mesenchymal interactions exhibited by all organs during embryogenesis. Remarkably, the tooth organ culture system gave rise to a tooth, that when transplanted, regained most of the necessary attributes of ontogenic rat incisors. However, noticeable decreases in dental type protein expression levels were identified in the in-vitro tooth organ. The issue with the protein levels will need resolved in order to develop an accurate tooth replacement organ.It has been suggested that elasmoid scales are derived from odontodal tissues covering ancestral osteichthyan rhombic scales. Elasmoid scales of Zebrafish express nearly all the same genes known for contributing to tooth patterning in mammals. These scales also exhibit similar developmental phases including induction through reciprocal epithelial-mesenchymal interactions. Developing an in-vitro elasmoid scale organ culture system would be beneficial for studying processes to up-regulate protein expression during the induction of reciprocal epithelial-mesenchymal interactions. Therefore, the aim of this research was to isolate mesenchymal and ectodermal type cells from Zebrafish scales and characterize their pluripotency as potential candidates for use in a scale organ culture system. Thus, isolated cells were exposed to a variety of growth mediums to influence differentiation. These cell lines were then analyzed by RT-PCR for osteoblast, epithelial, and nervous tissue cellular markers to measure the differentiation potency.