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Call for Applications: Pilot and Feasibility Research AwardsStroum Endowed Graduate Fellowship, and McAbee Endowed Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Washington Diabetes Research Center

Letters of Intent Due January 3, 2017

PILOT AND FEASIBILITY RESEARCH AWARDS

The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is soliciting applications for Pilot and Feasibility Research Awards, which are intended to develop new research in the area of diabetes and its complications at the University of Washington.

The Pilot and Feasibility Research Awards are sponsored by the DRC and funded by the National Institutes of Health. Their purpose is to foster development of new diabetes investigators, particularly junior faculty, at the UW.

Award Details

Awards: Up to $50,000 per year for one or two years.

Eligibility: The application call is open to:

  • New or established UW faculty who wish to develop a research program related to diabetes.
  • Established UW investigators in the diabetes field who wish to develop an innovative diabetes-related project that differs significantly from their ongoing research interests.

Letter of Intent Due: January 3, 2017.

SAMUEL AND ALTHEA STROUM ENDOWED GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

The DRC is also soliciting applications for a graduate fellowship designed to broaden participation in research related to diabetes and its complications at the UW.

One award of $20,000 toward graduate student stipend and benefits is available. Any registered UW full-time graduate student pursuing diabetes-related research in a PhD degree-granting program is eligible to apply. A letter of intent is due January 3, 2017. Learn More >

DICK AND JULY MCABEE ENDOWED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The DRC is also soliciting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship designed to broaden participation in diabetes and related metabolic/endocrine disease research at UW.

One award is available, providing stipend and benefits based on NIH postdoctoral fellowship guidelines. Postdoctoral fellows with MD or PhD degrees engaged in full-time research training with UW faculty sponsors are eligible to apply. A letter of intent is due January 3, 2017. Learn More >

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Fred Hutch
Seattle Children's

The Institute 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). Please help us continue to support your research by citing our grant number(s) in publications we supported.

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RESEARCH CONNECTOR

DECEMBER 2016

Taking a ‘Collaborative Care’ Approach to Kids’ Concussion Recovery

Taking a ‘Collaborative Care’ Approach to Kids’ Concussion Recovery

A study by researchers at Seattle Children’s has found that a collaborative care approach may help reduce anxiety and depression in adolescents with persistent post-concussive symptoms. Learn how the researchers partnered with ITHS to survey participants and gather data for their study.

ITHS Expands WWAMI Reach Via Network Navigators Program

ITHS Expands WWAMI Reach via Network Navigators Program

The newly launched program will create a network of institution-specific point people, or Network Navigators, across the five-state WWAMI region. The Network Navigators will act as a gateway to ITHS, helping local academic investigators find the collaborations, resources, and answers they need to advance their research.

Changes Coming to Clinical Trial Regulations and Policies in 2017

Changes Coming to Clinical Trial Regulations and Policies in 2017

The FDA and NIH have recently finalized several proposals that aim to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical trial research. Learn how these changes may affect you and your ongoing and future trials.

4 Strategies for Getting the Best Data for Your Study, by Design

4 Strategies for Getting the Best Data for Your Study, by Design

Has your research team ever gotten to the end a study, only to wish you’d gone about data collection differently? Here are four strategies for optimizing your data collection from Bas de Veer, REDCap expert and senior computer specialist at ITHS.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

ITHS Translational Research Scholars Program

The Translational Research Scholars Program (formerly known as the Rising Stars Program) is a faculty career-development program that provides promising early stage investigators from the WWAMI region with a high-quality, targeted and structured career development package for one year.

Deadline: February 17, 2017

ITHS TL1 Translational Research Training Program

The ITHS TL1 Program is a one-year mentored research training program for predoctoral students. The program provides trainees with specific training, career development opportunities, and team science skills to help them function effectively within translational science teams.

Deadline: January 16, 2017

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

ITHS Early Investigator Catalyst Awards

The ITHS Early Investigator Catalyst Award program is designed to provide “just-in-time” resources to investigators looking to complete a project or collect pilot data for a larger grant application. Investigators can receive a maximum of $5,000 (direct costs only) toward the purchase of supplies or core services not provided by ITHS.

Deadline: January 1, 2017

ITHS Early Investigator Voucher Awards

The ITHS is offering Voucher Awards as “in-kind” service vouchers for IRB or IACUC approved or exempt investigations in support of outstanding translational research. Our goal is to provide translational research studies with critical support needed for a project.

Deadline: January 1, 2017

Are you an ITHS member?

Interested in becoming part of a unique catalyst that accelerates discoveries to practice? Become an ITHS member today. Not sure if you are already a member? Search for your name in our member directory.


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IIn this article, ITHS REDCap expert Bas de Veer outlines four different strategies to help you get the right data the first time.

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How to Get the Best Data for Your Study, by Design

IIn this article, ITHS REDCap expert Bas de Veer outlines four different strategies to help you get the right data the first time.
Has your research team ever gotten to the end a study, only to wish you had gone about data collection differently?
In this article, ITHS REDCap expert Bas de Veer outlines four different strategies to help you get the right data the first time.

Read the Tips

Want to learn more data collection best practices?
Join us on December 15 for our Clinical Research Education Series event Thoughtful Data Collection – Getting the Best Data for Your Study, by Design.
Bas de Veer will offer best practices for research teams to optimize data collection, including audience participation in applying methods to real life case studies.
Join us on December 15 to learn how to:
Describe how to match the appropriate data collection methods to study populations
Apply best practices to maximize data quality and quantity to real life scenarios
Use various REDCap features to improve data collection

LEARN MORE OR REGISTER NOW >

University of Washington
Fred Hutch
Seattle Children’s

The Institute 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). Please help us continue to support your research by citing our grant number(s) in publications we supported.
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Idaho Diversity Network

As part of our efforts in supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Idaho, Idaho EPSCoR established the Idaho Diversity Network (formerly known as Idaho STEM Higher Education Network).

The Network fosters communication across campuses to encourage the formation and dissemination of new ideas, values, and learning, and provides leadership to carry out integrative activities.

The Network involves Idaho’s three public universities and 2 and 4 year colleges and assists in creating sustainable partnerships, and strengthening recruitment and retention efforts, particularly for underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

The Idaho Diversity Network holds at least three statewide meetings each year to discuss STEM/diversity initiatives (see Meetings for additional information).

UPCOMING EVENT — Feb 8-9, 2017  | Boise State University

Mentoring Conference: Strategies for Student and Faculty Mentors


Keynote speaker:
Dr. Purdie-Vaughns

Dr. Valerie Purdie-Vaughns is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University and an instructor at Columbia Business School. In 2015, she was the recipient of the distinguished Columbia University Lenfest Award for excellence in teaching and mentoring.Overview: The Idaho Diversity Network will be holding a 2-day conference to provide professional development for faculty and students on effective strategies for mentoring students from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and related fields.

Eligibility: To be eligible to participate, students and faculty must be either enrolled/or teaching at an Idaho College or University. Participants will be selected via application process. Students engaged in peer-mentoring and staff and/or faculty who are currently mentoring undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Priority deadline for student and faculty applications is January 6, 2017. Selected participants will receive travel funding and hotel accommodations and will be required to complete a pre-conference assignment.

Learn More    Conference Application    Flyer

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Funding for this project is provided by NSF / Idaho EPSCoR, Award No. IIA-1301792

 

Join the Network

If you are interested in participating in upcoming Idaho Diversity Network meetings – please send an email to sarahp@uidaho.edufor more information.

Contact

For More Information Contact:

Sarah Penney
208-885-2345
sarahp@uidaho.edu


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The ITHS Translational Research Scholars Program (formerly Rising Stars) is now accepting applications for our 2017 cohort. The program welcomes early stage investigators from the WWAMI-region.

BENEFITS

The program offers a high-quality, targeted, and structured career development package for one year.

Benefits include:

  • $10,000 in funding to conduct research and develop career skills
  • Mentorship from established translational researchers
  • Peer-to-peer feedback and expert review services

WHAT SCHOLARS SAY

“The pilot data acquired during the Translational Research Scholars Program will help establish feasibility and provide preliminary data to support a larger NIH-funded study. The funding from ITHS has been crucial in getting some of this pilot data.” – Dr. Sujata Pradhan, UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

“The funding I got through the Translational Research Scholars Program helped me to do some experiments in my lab. But, more importantly, the actual programs I was partaking in, the monthly conference calls, onsite visits, career development aspects, and other things helped me put together a strong R21 application.” – Dr. Kirk Hevener, Idaho State University

“The Translational Research Scholars Program makes me feel connected to a larger network of researchers that I can call upon. I think I would feel isolated without that.” – Dr. Cynthia Curl, Boise State University

APPLICATION DETAILS

Applications accepted until February 17, 2017.

University of Washington
Fred Hutch
Seattle Children's

The Institute 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). Please help us continue to support your research by citing our grant number(s) in publications we supported.

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APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN FOR TL1 PROGRAM

Due: January 16, 2017

TL1 Application Period Open

The ITHS TL1 Translational Research Training Program is now accepting applications for our 2017 cohort. The program welcomes predoctoral students pursuing research in health.

BENEFITS

The one-year mentored research training program provides the training, career development opportunities, and team science skills TL1 trainees need to function effectively within translational science teams.

Benefits include:

  • Full-time stipend and 60% of full-time tuition up to 18 credits
  • Funding to conduct research and develop career skills
  • Translational training with a multidisciplinary cohort in a supportive environment
  • Mentorship from established translational researchers

WHAT PAST TRAINEES SAY

“With the generous TL1 funding, I had more time and energy to focus on my research project. I also appreciated the peer support. I learned a lot from colleagues in my cohort.” – Musetta Fu, Nurse Practitioner at UW Medicine

“The ITHS TL1 program has helped me learn how to communicate to others about my work and think about how my work links to other disciplines.” – Sharon Borja, UW School of Social Work

“The TL1 seminars provide a valuable place not only to learn about other viewpoints and other types of ongoing research, but also learn about opportunities and acquire valuable expertise.” – Laura Fraade-Blanar, UW School of Public Health

APPLICATION DETAILS

Applications accepted until January 16, 2017

University of Washington
Fred Hutch
Seattle Children's

The Institute 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). Please help us continue to support your research by citing our grant number(s) in publications we supported.

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