Newhouse presentation now online

Thumbnail image for Newhouse.pngIf you or a colleague did not have a chance to attend the 2014 Nursing Research Day event on April 25 or to hear Dr. Robin Newhouse's keynote PCOR presentation you can watch it now.

Telehealth policy adopted amid controversy

FierceHealthIT
by Susan D. Hall
April 29, 2014


Not all happy as telemedicine policy is adopted

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) adopted without changes a revised policy on appropriate use of telemedicine--ignoring recommendations from the American Telemedicine Association. Read article.
~May 2, 2014 article: What's necessary for a sustainable telehealth program?

HRSA funds available

State Implementation Grants for Enhancing the System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs through Systems Integration
HRSA-14-030
A total of $3,600,000 is available for approximately 12 grants with award ceiling up to $300,000 annually. Deadline to apply is June 13, 2014.
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Bridging the Word Gap Research Network
HRSA-14-131
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to support the creation of an interdisciplinary research network designed to reduce the ¿word gap,¿ the gap in exposure to language among children from low-income families, as compared to children from higher-income families.
Deadline: July 7, 2014

Is US biomedical research heading for a breakdown?

ars technica.com
by John Timmer
April 16, 2014

Senior researchers who helped build the system now think it's unsustainable
It's no secret that biology research in the U.S. is facing a number of challenges. After years of rapid growth, the funding for biomedical research has dropped by 25 percent in real dollar terms since 2003, leaving researchers scrambling to keep their labs running. Meanwhile, the system is still training far more graduates than there are faculty positions to fill. But it's tempting to think that taking care of the first by increasing the funding would help take care of the second. Learn more.

CTSI seeks scholars

The UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute's New Investigator Pre-K Career Development Program is now accepting applications for a two-year program to fund assistant professors interested in clinical or translational research. Applications are due by 5pm on Thursday, May 15, 2014 Learn more and apply

CTSI is also accepting applications for its KL2 Scholars Career Development Program, which supports assistant professors (in rank ≤ 6 years) who are conducting clinical and translational research. Applications are also due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014. CTSI is also accepting applications for its KL2 Scholars Career Development Program, which supports assistant professors (in rank ≤ 6 years) who are conducting clinical and translational research. Applications are also due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Site lists foundation grants

The Philanthropy News Digest publishes a list of funding opportunities and notices that can be searched by interest area (e.g., aging, health, children and youth), or by location and keyword search. Among the opportunities you will find:

  • Apply for Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation research grants by June 1, 2014
  • Tufts Health Foundation seeks letters of intent by May 9, 2014 for projects to improve health among older adults

Don't believe everything you read

Spotting-Bad-Science-v2.pngAn April 2, 2014 infographic provides a guide to spotting bad science and calls for higher science literacy among the general public.

Related articles include:
April 2014 Tumbler-The Strategy Room
May 2, 2014 post in Vox
April 28, 2014 blog post by the European Geosciences Union

Research on the front lines

Minnesota Daily
by Nicolas Hallett
April 10, 2014

Every year, the U of M receives about $10 million in biomedical research grants from the department. This funding has grown in importance in recent years, said associate vice president for research Tucker LeBien. U of M Medical School's Pamela Andreatta also comments on her team's work with U.S. Department of Defense funding. Learn more.

Save the date

Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI) will host the "National Conference on Engaging Patients, Families, and Communities" on August 21-22, 2014 in Bethesda, MD. Researchers interested in all phases of translational research should plan to attend. Submit your abstracts now and register by August 4, 2014.

Scientific leaps require donors to give bigger

The Chronicle of Philanthropy (op-ed)
by John Notter
April 10, 2014

Money, we can all agree, matters. It doesn't buy happiness, but it certainly buys a ton of scientific research of vital importance to human health. Without that, the pursuit of happiness wouldn't even be possible. And things are beginning to look a bit bleak in that regard.

Government funding, which has long supported the bulk of basic scientific research, is increasingly threatened in the U.S. If we hope to capitalize on the remarkable progress made in molecular medicine over the past few decades to solve such intractable problems as cancer, diabetes, and other diseases, something will have to change--and soon. Learn more.