The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) is accepting research abstracts until March 31 for the 2014 National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research "Optimizing Health by Addressing Complexity" conference, Sept. 18-20, 2014 at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC. Cost to submit a proposal is $25. Call for awards deadline is April 13, 2014. See the website for details and requirements.
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by Kristoffer Tigue
Feb. 26, 2014
In a time of decreased federal research funding, sometimes even cancer studies don't make the cut. University Vice President for Research Brian Herman, associate pharmacy professor Jatinder Lamba and associate physics professor Lucy Fortson comment. Learn more about intramural bridge funding that offsets federal award reductions.
By Susan Perry
...but static overall and up among older women, CDC study finds
The obesity rate among U.S. preschoolers has fallen by an astounding 43 percent over the past decade, according to a study published Tuesday. That's the good news.
More troubling, however, is the study's general finding: The overall U.S. obesity rates for both youth and adults barely budged at all. And those rates remain very worrisome. Almost 35 percent of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children and teens were obese in 2012. Full article.
Feb. 14, 2014
by Jan Ehrman
Maybe the "N" in NIH should stand for nutrition.
Two diet plans developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have once again ranked atop a list of healthy diets created by a panel of nutrition and wellness experts overseen by U.S. News and World Report. This may be no surprise since NIH's location in Bethesda, home of more than 300 restaurants, makes food a local preoccupation.
For the fourth successive year, DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has been named the best overall diet. DASH was also deemed the optimal plan for those with diabetes and was noted in particular for its "nutritional completeness and safety." Learn more.
The UMN Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has announced the launch of a "Five Years Forward through Collective Inspiration and Discovery" strategic plan to advance the campus research enterprise. Vice President for Research Dr. Brian Herman presented the plan to UMN Board of Regents during the Feb. 13-14, 2014 board meeting. Related:
~Feb. 10, 2014 OVPR blog article: U of M charts new strategic course for research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) publishes its weekly table of contents (TOC) with grant notices that clarify or update grant funding mechanisms. Items among the Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, 2014 guides include:
National Research Service Award (NRSA) Budget Levels for FY 2014
FY 2012 stipend levels will be retroactively adjusted to FY 2014 levels resulting in slight increases for awards made after Oct. 1, 2013. For example, a pre-doctoral nursing student will go from $22,032 annually to $22,476 in FY 2014. Depending on experience, postdoctoral students can receive up to $55,272 per year in 2014 compared to $54,180 annually in 2012.
NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards FY 2014
On Jan. 17, 2014 the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2014 was signed into law increasing the NIH budget by $1 billion in FY 2014, which partially restores the 5 percent sequestration cuts in 2013 amounting to $1.5 billion. The Feb. 10, 2014 notice indicates that awards already issued in FY 2014 may be fully or partially restored. Non-competing continuation grants (research and non-research), including those that have yet to be issued in FY 2014, will likely be funded at the Notice of Grant Award (NOGA) commitment and not less than 3 percent below that level.
Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2014
Topics outlined in this notice include principal investigator salary limits ($181,500 per year), public access, acknowledgement of grants, and restrictions in the use of federal funds for lobbying, human embryo research, abortions or use of controlled substances.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Notice (NOT-NR-14-006) of Correction to PA-14-029
Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R01)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Notice (NOT-NR-14-007) of Correction to PA-14-030
Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (R21)
Federal research funding agencies have seen slight budget increases in 2014 after major cuts in the previous biennium. Check out recent research-related news stories with perspectives from UMN administrators.
~Jan. 28, 2014 - Minnesota Daily -
~Jan. 26 - Star Tribune
~Jan. 17 - MSP Business Journal- Face time: Brian Herman, University of Minnesota research VP
~OVPR 2013 research highlights
~UMN 2013 business highlights
U of M Brief
Jan. 29, 2014
by Adam Overland
Nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals are due March 14, 2014. The U-wide award recognizes leadership by international alumni, former students, and friends of the University, and highlights their outstanding accomplishments. Recipients have included the "father of air conditioning" in India and the governor of the Bank of Turkey. For guidelines and profiles of past recipients, see Leadership Award.
The U of M will expand its MN-IP program to promote industry partnerships and boost regional economies. The Minnesota Innovation Partnerships (MN-IP) program was launched in 2011 to provide easy access to already developed University technologies by lowering the cost and risk companies may face when sponsoring U research. Now called MN-IP Create, the program streamlines the process of sponsoring research and licensing intellectual property.
On Dec. 30, 2013 Dr. Joe Selby, director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute(PCORI), offered a 2013 agency recap of research investments amounting to 200 awards in 2013 totaling more than $440 million.
"Together, we believe we are demonstrating that we can conduct comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) in ways that are both different from and that improve on traditional approaches."Of those,175 are considered primary research projects. More specifically, some 29 projects relate to PCORnet, the agency's clinical research data network, which is a focus for 2014. Sign up for PCORI news and announcements.