October 2013 Archives

U.S. Office of Minority Health offers free reports and tools

The U.S. Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OHM) features regular updates on tools, publications and reports. Check out the new Spanish smoking cessation site, a report on the social determinants of public health or view a monthly list of publications in OHM's knowledge center.

Take a look at the CTSI clinical trial hub

The UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has a hub listing more than 500 clinical trials being conducted in 16 health research areas. Click on the research area and learn more about each study being conducted by or in conjunction with UMN researchers.

Gmail on its way for AHC

gmail.pngUMN and Google recently reached an agreement that will allow Academic Health Center faculty and staff to use Gmail. Although many UMN colleges, department and units transitioned from GopherMail beginning in 2011, the AHC took precautions concerning protected health information that have now been resolved. It is expected that the transition will begin in December. Learn more.
Related:
~OIT advisory on transitioning to Gmail

Check out these NIH grant opportunities

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Secondary Analyses of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03)
RFA-AG-14-008
NIA seeks 2-year RO3 applications for secondary analysis of data on aging related to psychology, social epidemiology, economics, sociology and demography.
Application deadline: Feb. 3, 2014
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National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Establishing Outcome Measures for Clinical Studies of Oral and Craniofacial Diseases and Conditions
PAR-13-379 - R01
PAR-13-380 - R21
Anticipated research outcomes include interventions and measures to prevent oral and craniofacial disease and clinical studies that will lead to improved periodontal health.

NIH resumes publishing grant notices

After a two-week U.S. government shutdown from Oct. 1 to 16, 2013 federal agencies have resumed publishing funding opportunities and notices. During the hiatus, the UMN Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) kept research administrators informed on how each funding agency was handling its affairs.

A recently published opportunity includes:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care
PA-13-354 - RO1
PA-13-356 - R03 small grant program
PA-13-355 - R21 exploratory research grant
These research grants focus on geriatric palliative care in a variety of settings such as hospitals, intensive care, emergency units and long/short term care facilities. Deadlines are Feb. 5, 2014 for the R01 and Feb. 16 for the R03 and R21 applications.
Related:
~Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) notice outlines new due dates for grant submissions

Save the date: Nov. 7

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CTSI opportunities available for junior faculty

The UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has opportunities to provide mentorship, oversight and funds to help junior faculty compete for NIH offers:
~New Investigator Pre-K Career Development Program provides $50,000 in research funds and $2,000 in travel money for new investigators (Assistant Professors in rank ≤ four years).
~KL2 Scholars Career Development Program covers 75 percent of salary, $25,000 in research funds and up to $1,000 for travel. (Assistant Professors in rank ≤ six years).
~K to R01 Transition to Independence Program recipients receive $50,000 in research funds and must have an active K award. (Assistant Professor in rank ≤ seven years).
Applications are due Dec. 11, 2013 and awards start March 1, 2014.

Colorado Supreme Court takes up nurse anesthetists issue

Denver Business Journal
Oct. 7, 2013
by L. Wayne Hicks
The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) are allowed to administer anesthesia without a physician's supervision. The state's highest court announced Monday it will take up the issue. More here.

In case you missed it

The Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship (ONRS) hosted its monthly Nursing Research Seminar on Wed. Oct. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. UMN Health Sciences librarian Jim Beattie showed participants how to access MyNCBI and use the search and save bibliography feature to help comply with the Public Access Policy. Frances Spalding, Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) training coordinator outlined how the citations can then be managed in the Research Performance and Progress Report (RPPR) module of the eRA Commons. You can watch the presentation here.

Invitation to Nov. 29 Power of Partnerships ceremony

Reserve your spot now for a free dinner, poster session and networking opportunity on Nov. 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy. N., St. Paul. Hosted by the UMN Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research and affiliates, learn about how community organizations and UMN researchers are teaming up on projects to address health and healthcare disparities through the 'power of partnerships.'

Health disparity presentation set for Nov. 18

The UMN Center for Health Equity and affiliates will host a presentation by Moon Chen, Jr., PhD, MPH, associate director of the Cancer Control unit at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Chen has led the largest research project ever to curb cancer in the Asian population. A Nov. 18 community dialogue will take place starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Lao Center, 503 N. Irving Ave., Minneapolis. On Nov. 19, Dr. Chen will present a "Reducing Cancer Health Disparities among Asian American: Progress and Prognosis" lecture from 12:05 to 1:05 p.m. in room 1-450, Moos Tower. Starting at 11:45 a.m. lunch is available for the first 60 people. See the flyer for details.

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