March 2013 Archives

UMN libraries offer RCR-eligible workshops

The University Libraries have added free copyright workshops that will satisfy responsible conduct of research (RCR) requirements. For more information see workshops.

Gaugler named co-recipient

CTSI Connect - March, 2013
UMN and UCLA announce recipients of cross-institutional pilot funding
The University of Minnesota and the University of California - Los Angeles Clinical and Translational Science Institutes have teamed up to support three new pilot projects that address health disparities and health systems problems in Minnesota and southern California. The Cross-Institutional Award for Health Disparities Research and Health Systems Change funds research where community-based organizations participate fully with faculty in the research process, and projects include co-Principal Investigators from both UMN and UCLA. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of this inaugural round of funding!

  • William Riley, UMN, for the HIE Use project with Hector Rodriguez and Jeffrey McCullough, UCLA
  • Joshua Chodosh, UCLA, for the Alzheimer's Disease project with Joseph Gaugler, UMN
  • Robert Jones, UMN, for the Dental Caries/Obesity project with Francisco Ramos-Gomez, UCLA


Wyman receives funding

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Wyman on the recent award from the Gerontological Society of America for the "Facilitated Learning to Advance Geriatrics" (FLAG) program, developed by nursing faculty at the UMN Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence to help nurse educators use the latest geriatric content into their curricula.

Save the date

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Title:"Transforming Nursing Research: The Clinical and Translational Science Award; Implications for Your Research Trajectories" When: May 20, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m. Where: Weaver Densford Hall, room 6-108 Join Dean Connie Delaney and Drs. Sue Henly, Karen Monsen and Bonnie Westra for a nursing research roundtable discussion of the implications of the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) and how it is transforming nursing research.


Dean Delaney will provide an overview of the Academic Health Center Information Exchange (AHC-IE) platform that offers informatics tools and applications. Dr. Westra
will review nursing-specific data that supports eScience; and Drs. Monsen and Westra will present examples of large data sets used in nursing research. Dr. Sue Henly wraps up the session by examining criticial implications of the CTSA and its impact on nursing research.

Call for community health pilot grant proposals

The University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Office of Community Engagement for Health (OCEH) and Center for Health Equity (CHE) announce the 2013 Community Health Collaborative Grants Program. Designed to support pilot research and evaluation projects, the collaboration must involve at least two co-principal investigators - a UMN researcher and one from a community health organization. It also needs to address one of the following: 1) child health; 2) Systems for health improvement; 3) community health/health equity; 4) rural health.

Contact Deborah Hendricks to attend a pre-application workshop on March 25, 2013 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at 717 Delaware Street, SE, room 105. See the website for details.

MN Daily outlines FY 2012 research by the numbers

Minnesota Daily - Jan. 24, 2013
by Rebecca Harrison
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Out of 5,332 grants applied for in 2011, UMN researchers garnered 4,606 of the applications resulting in $749.1 million worth of research awards. The front page article of the student newspaper shows the increase in grants submitted and awarded between 1985 and 2010. The article states that a survey of more than 23,000 principal investigators from U.S. research universities found that those researchers can spend up to 42 percent of their time on administrative tasks rather than on research, potentially hampering medical and scientific discovery, translational outcomes that benefit patients, and improved public health measures.

PCORI launches match challenge

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is calling for study proposals based on its national research agenda that prototypes a patient/research 'match' or mechanism to form partnerships for 'research done differently.' This means that patients and caregivers collaborate with researchers in critical activities resulting in the development of research materials, protocols and effective dissemination of study results. Pre-register here. Deadline to submit a 5-page proposal for either a $10,000 conceptual model award or a $40,000 prototype model award is April 15, 2013. See the Jan. 28 webinar for details.

PMCID enforcement starts in April

In April the National Institutes of Health will begin compliance monitoring of the 2008 Public Access Policy which requires principal investigators of NIH-funded research projects to obtain PMCIDs (Pub Med Central identifiers) for peer-reviewed articles that emanate from NIH grant-funded projects. Noncompliance could result in grant funds being withheld. Submission tips recommend that principal investigators obtain PMCIDs through the eRA Commons and to know copyright and embargo restrictions prior to obtaining PMCIDs through one of the following methods:

1) Method A - Choose a journal that automatically deposits all publications in the PubMed Center library within 12 months of publication. See the list of participating journals.
2) Method B - Some publishers will deposit an individual final published article in PubMed Central upon author request, and generally for a fee. See the list of publishers.
3) Method C - Deposit the final peer-reviewed manuscript yourself in PubMed Central via the NIHMS (NIH Manuscript Submission System). Check out the video for details on this process.
4) Method D - Complete the process for a final peer-reviewed manuscript that the publisher has deposited via NIHMS. Note: Though a publisher may make initial arrangements, it is the responsibility of the researcher to verify that the PMCID process is complete.
The Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship held a seminar on Feb. 28 featuring an overview of the compliance ramifications, in-depth information on the methods listed above, and a step-by-step look into the eRA commons to obtain PMCIDs and verify compliance of the federally-mandated policy, aimed at providing the public with improved access to health research.

NIA announces 3 types of funding opportunities

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) seeks applications that will advance knowledge about trends and practices to increase longevity at older ages. Proposals using existing literature or performing secondary analysis of data sets from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) are encouraged. Opportunities include:
PA-13-125 - R01 (large research project grant)
PA-13-124 - R21 (exploratory/developmental research)
PA-13-123 - R03 (small research project grant). Standard deadline dates apply.

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NIDDK offers obesity prevention funding

The Health and Human Services National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) solicits proposals for an Obesity Policy Evaluation Research R01 project to evaluate large-scale policies or programs that influence obesity related behaviors, such as dietary intake, physical activity, or sedentary behavior in an effort to prevent or reduce obesity. Based on a 2010 Institute of Medicine report, more research is needed that offer solutions to stem morbidity and mortality from conditions related to obesity. Application deadline is June 5, 2013. See the announcement for information.

Nursing Research Day registration now open

ResearchTeleHealth.bmpMark your calendar and register now. The School of Nursing Research Day, slated for April 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center, is open for registration. Join students, community partners, faculty and staff for a day of "Innovation through Research and Evidenced-based Practice" featuring plenary speaker Dr. Kathryn Bowles, University of Pennsylvania, who is renowned for her research in design science and information technology to improve quality of care during transitions such as hospital discharge planning. Contact Dr. Ann Garwick with questions.
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~Register Now 2013 Nursing Research Day 03.20.13.pdf

NICHD requests proposals

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) requests proposals investigating youth behaviors as it relates to school nutrition and physical activity. Applications sought include:


  • PA-13-100 - R01 (research project grant)
  • PA-13-099 - R21(exploratory and developmental research grant
  • PA-13-099 - R03(pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of data research)

Emphasis of the research is to evaluate how policies affecting schools can influence nutrition, physical activity and obesogenic behaviors in youth along with counter/effective home environments. The application deadline for R01 proposals is June 5; R21 and R03 proposals are due June 16.

Interagency funding initiative begins

Thumbnail image for NIH logo.bmpNSF logo.bmpThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are soliciting proposals for multi-disciplinary healthcare research drawing from the information science, technology, behavior, cognition, sensors, robotics, bioimaging, and engineering fields. Two classes of applications will be considered:

  • Exploratory - One or more investigators may receive support toward direct costs up to $170,000 per year spanning 1 to 3 years;

  • Integrative - Multi-disciplinary teams may receive support toward direct costs ranging from $170,001 to $370,000 per year spanning a 1 to 4-year project period.
The goal of the 'Smart & Connected' program is to accelerate the development of innovative approaches to transform healthcare measures from reactive to preventative using technology-based, bio-behavioral solutions. Deadline to apply is May 28, 2013. See the announcement for details.

NINR seeks health literacy applications

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is accepting proposals that will encourage health literacy and the capacity for informed decision-making. Available funding includes:
PAR-13-130 - R01
PAR-13-131 - R03
PAR-13-132 - R21
In its Healthy People 2010 initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services defines health literacy as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." Selected projects will focus on methodological, intervention and dissemination research to help the public obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services in order to make appropriate health decisions. Deadlines to apply are June 5 for R01 applications and June 16, 2013 for R03 and R21 proposals. See the Office of Nursing Research website for examples of ongoing and completed research grants.
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Pilot grants offered

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute seeks Fellowship & Training (F&T) pilot grant applications for early stage research investigators in the academic health sciences. The program provides up to $16,000 for 2-years starting June 1, 2013 for clinical and translational research projects. Applicant criteria includes:
~ Postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees who currently hold an individual peer-reviewed external fellowship (NIH F-series or other comparable award);
~ Postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees currently supported by an NIH T32 or T90/R90 training grant; and
~ Predoctoral trainees in good standing in the MD/PhD or DDS/PhD programs.
Deadline to apply is April 15. See the RFA and guidance for details.

New clinical trials management system launched

The Office of the Vice President for Research announced that a single Clinical Trials Management System is in the works to increase efficiency and eliminate redundancy in cross-disciplinary clinical research at the university. The OnCoreĀ® platform will support cancer trials, pharmaceutical clinical trials, device studies, case report studies, multi-site and large-scale epidemiological studies. The system will launch in phases starting with the Medical School Division of Cardiology, the Masonic Cancer Center and the Pediatric Oncology department. See the OVPR announcement for more information.

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