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October 26, 2007
Internal Approval Form and Disclosure of Financial Interest Form Revised
The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration has issued revised Internal Approval Form (IAF) and Disclosure of Financial Interest Form to replace social security number with UK Person ID. Instructions for the IAF have also been updated. Several other changes were made to the IAF, including:
- Clarifying that departments should be identified by department number rather than name
- Adding approval dates and numbers for the IBC and RSC
- Adding a resource question pertaining to use of the Clinical Research Development and Operations Center (CR-DOC, GCRC/UKCRO)
- Adding a certification required for proposals to the National Institutes of Health
- Adding separate designations for paper receipt deadlines and electronic receipt deadlines
The forms are available at the OSPA website http://www.research.uky.edu/ospa/forms.html and (in a few days) at the university forms page http://www.uky.edu/eForms. We ask that you begin using the revised forms immediately. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Davis at 7-8311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy" - Nov. 15
CAER Distinguished Lecture
Matthew Simmons, Chairman of Simmons & Company International
November 15, 2007
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
UK Worsham Theatre, Student Center
Free and open to the public
Simmons is the author of "Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy." The book, listed on the Wall Street Journal's best-seller list, describes what Simmons sees as a crisis in the not too distant future. He studied energy for more than 30 years on-site in the Mideast and spent decades analyzing energy problems. He concluded that "proven reserves" were worthless data. His mission now is to educate the public that the world's oil peak is much closer than the Saudis are telling us.
This will be a general (nontechnical) presentation, based on his book. For more information on him and his book, go to: http://www.kentuckyenergysummit.org/index.html
October 12, 2007
New Subject-Specific Mailing Lists Added to Proposal Development Office Website
In response to the increase in the number of announcements being issued for research in certain areas, the Proposal Development Office has added the following new subject mailing lists for dissemination of funding alerts:
- biological sciences
- research ethics education, compliance, and misconduct
To receive funding opportunity announcements related to these areas or to sign up for other subject mailing lists, access the PDO website at http://www.research.uky.edu/aspnet/vsprojects/pdoprojects/subjectmailinglist.aspx. You will receive email alerts whenever PDO identifies a funding announcement in designated areas.
National Institutes of Health Database Training
Researchers planning to submit proposals to NIH and other Public Health agencies are encouraged to use NIH’s on-line database as a resource to develop competitive applications. The name of this database is CRISP, which is the acronym for “Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects.”
To assist faculty, staff, and graduate students become more familiar with this resource, Proposal Development Office (PDO) is offering a hands-on computer-based workshop that focuses on how to access and search the NIH CRISP Database and related study section web pages. Key topics include the use of information on funding projects and review groups to enhance the development of competitive proposals. Participants will have an opportunity to customize their searches using their specific research interests and funding goals. Previous attendees have found it useful to come to the workshop with specific keywords and a computer disk to copy the results of their searches.
The workshop will be held in the computer classroom in the basement of the W. T. Young Library (B108A) on Friday, October 26 from 9 – 10 a.m. Seating is limited to 24 participants. Registration is required by 5 p.m. October 24. To enroll, access the on-line registration form on PDO’s web page
(http://www.research.uky.edu/pdo/workshop_information/workshop_calendar.htm) or contact Jill Smart (7-2861 or email@example.com).
NIH Non-Competing Grant Awards Under the Current Continuing Resolution
Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-001
Release Date: October 5, 2007
Issued by: National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to operate on a continuing resolution (CR) that currently extends through November 16, 2007. The CR applies the terms of the FY 2007 appropriations for the period covered by the CR. Until the final FY 2008 appropriation is enacted, NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 80% of the previously committed level). This is consistent with our practice during the CRs of FY 2006 & 2007. NIH will consider upward adjustments to these levels after the final appropriation is enacted, but expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period.
Questions regarding adjustments applied to individual grant awards may be directed to the Grants Management Specialist identified on the Notice of Award.
“Changes in muscle stem cell function with age: Implications for muscle wasting, adiposity and fibrosis” - Nov.1
The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series
Noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Location: Hospital Auditorium, HG611
Charlotte A. Peterson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research
College of Health Sciences
for Clinical and Translational Science
1) Explain the normal function of adult muscle stem cells.
2) Define molecular mechanisms controlling muscle stem cell fate.
3) Demonstrate that changes in muscle stem cell activity alter muscle regenerative capacity with age.
4) Show the impact of altered stem cell function on muscle phenotype.
Lunch available at 11:45 a.m.
Presentation begins at Noon.
Please RSVP By 10/29/07: Jessica Wehle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require special physical arrangements to attend this meeting, please call 323-8150.
Sponsored by Dr. Jay A. Perman, M.D., Dean, College of Medicine and C. William Balke, M.D., Associate Provost for Clinical and Translational Science
October 5, 2007
"Bench to Bedside: Using Lean Techniques to Get From the Clinical Research Bench to the Bedside" - Oct. 18
Clinical Research Updates
- Jeff Norton, M.S. , Co-Director, Center for Quality, Safety, & Patient Rights
- Paul DePriest MD, Professor, UK OBGYN
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Presentation: Noon to 1 p.m.
OBJECTIVES: Attendees will be treated to a new perspective in how to move academic research to bedside practice. An emphasis will be placed on how Lean techniques can be applied in healthcare. The presentation will be a combination of theory, case study and tactical practical tools.
REGISTRATION: Please call or email the UKCRO office by Monday, Oct. 15 to reserve your place (323-8150 or email@example.com).