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Workshop offers grant application tips

On Wed. April 30, 2014 from 8:30 am. to 3:30 p.m. you can attend a workshop led by NIH grants program directors, UMN administrators and leading researchers. The "Grantsmanship in a Changing Environment" workshop is part of the iCOMOS (International Conference on One Medicine One Science) organized by the UMN College of Veterinary Medicine and held at The Commons Hotel. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Matthew Fenton, Director, Division of Extramural Activities, NIAID, NIH
  • Dr. Hortencia Hornbeak, Associate Director for Scientific Review-Policy, NIAID, NIH
  • Dr. Peter Jackson, Branch Chief, AIDS Research Review Branch, NIAID, NIH
  • Dr. Brooks Jackson, Dean of Medical School;VP for Health Sciences, UMN
  • Dr. Bruce Blazar, Regents Professor, Medical School, Assoc VP, AHC Clinical Research, UMN
  • Pamela Webb, Associate VP, Sponsored Projects Administration, UMN
  • James Casey, Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs, Carnegie Mellon University
Cost is $150 and you can register here.

Delaney, Westra to present EHR seminar

The UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will offer a noon seminar on Wed., April 16, 12 to 1 p.m., 717 Delaware St. SE, Room 105. Presented by Drs. Connie W. Delaney, Bonnie Westra and Genevieve Melton-Meaux, the "Leveraging Electronic Health Records (EHR) for Your Research" seminar will focus on how EHR data can be used for grant applications, studies and clinical recruitment efforts. RSVP by April 15 to to reserve a lunch.

Learn about bioethics

Registration is open for a series of workshops sponsored by the UMN Center for Bioethics. On Tuesday evenings at the Mill City Innovation and Collaboration Center from 6:30 to 8:30, April 22, 29 and May 6, 2014, you can learn about perspectives on the Affordable Care Act, advancing health care directives and ethical issues regarding brain death. See the website for details.

Nursing Research Day reaches capacity

Thumbnail image for SoN Logo.jpgRegistration for Nursing Research Day has reached capacity and is now closed. Set for April 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center, the event will have nearly 55 oral and poster presentations. The keynote presentation by Dr. Robin Newhouse will be webcast. Log on at 8:45 a.m. for live viewing here:
~Contact Nancy Ulvestad if you can volunteer for the event.

Vet Med to host conference

The UMN College of Veterinary Medicine will host an International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS) April 27-30, 2014 at The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis. The program features a variety of speakers who will discuss issues related to human, animal, infectious disease and food safety. Register by March 26 to receive discounted rates.

PCORI to host webinars

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) will host a free webinar on March 18, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. CDT for details on the spring funding cycle. Register to learn more about the new rubric that provides guidance to applicants, merit reviewers and awardees.
~Rubric synopsis
~PCORI to invest $68 million for national comparative effectiveness research network
~March 2014 PCORI Digest

Nursing Research Day registration is open

Register now for Nursing Research Day 2014, Friday April 25, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center. Keynote speaker Dr. Robin Newhouse will present "Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR): Changing the Lens of Our Questions, Methods and Outcomes." The day consists of a combination of more than 55 oral presentations and posters on display. Free registration and you can order a boxed lunch for $15. See the preliminary program for details.

In case you missed it: Feb. 17 research seminar

UMN librarian Jon Jeffryes presented an overview of "EXPERTS@Minnesota: Research Networking Systems and Online Identities." Watch the recording and view handouts explaining this custom database that can help researchers learn about potential funding and collaborators.

NINR will host 'big data' session in July

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) will host a free"Big Data in Symptoms Research" boot camp, July 21-25, 2014, at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD. Participants will gain a better understanding of biomedical big data and learn how to apply it in symptom science research. Registration starts April 1 and attendees are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and meals. See the overview for details and contact Dr. Mary Engler 301/594-0081 with questions.

Event explores success derived from failure

Registration is open for the UMN Office of Technology Commercialization's (OTC) "Finding Success through Failure" forum on March 27, 6:30 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center. Entrepreneurs, business executives and researchers will hear from industry experts on ways to leverage defeat into motivation. Panelists include Rick Brimacomb, founder/ managing partner of Brimacomb & Associate; Matt Hunt, CEO/founder of Stanford & Griggs, LLC; Mark Wagner, president/CEO of Celleration Inc.; and Prof. Ramesh Harjani, UMN Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. OTC director Doug Johnson will moderate the event, which costs $10. In lieu of payment, you can 'pay with a Tweet' on Twitter or post the event on LinkedIn.

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