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?
State Implementation Grants for Enhancing the System of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs through Systems Integration
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.
Bridging the Word Gap Research Network
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.