2017 Neuroscience Workshop Evaluation
Brain Injury Symposium at Carle
Military Health System Research Symposium
McKnight Funding Open
NSF M3X Program
Webinar: NSF Faculty Development Award in Diversity in Neuroscience
Neuroscience News keeps you updated on interesting clinical and translational neuroscience events and funding opportunities. Make sure to visit the IHSI website for all the latest health research news and information for Illinois investigators and collaborators.
As always, if you have an event or announcement to share with the neuroscience community at Illinois, we are happy to include it here. Email Gillian Cooke, IHSI research development manager, with your item.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
2017 Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Workshop | COMPLETE THE EVALUATION
Thank you to all who attended and played a part in the 2017 Workshop, part of the Health Innovations Lecture Series sponsored by IHSI and Carle. It was day full of excellent talks and numerous opportunitities to network with clinical and translational neuroscience research colleagues.
Attendees should have received a 2017 Clinical & Translational Neuroscience Workshop Evaluation email last week. All participants are invited to submit feedback via this evaluation; however, if you applied for CME/APA credit you must complete the evaluation. As a reminder, the evaluation closes on Friday, March 3, 2017, so be sure to complete it by that deadline.
If you have any questions, please email Gillian Cooke. We look forward to seeing many new and familiar faces at next year's workshop!
Annual Brain Injury Symposium | REGISTER NOW
From Saturday, April 1, to Sunday, April 2, 2017, Carle Neuroscience Institute will host its annual Brain Injury Symposium at the Forum at Carle. Breakout sessions will explain and highlight neuropsychological benefits of incorporating yoga into rehabilitation, music therapy in brain injury rehabilitation, reading and brain injury, evaluating the role of the cervical spine in post-concussion headache management, holistic treatment incorporating art therapy, and strategies for managing neurogenic bladder and bowel.
This event is targeted to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, speech language pathologists, psychologists, case managers, and social workers.
Learning objectives include to:
- Recognize and explain the impact of brain injury and how various treatment approaches can impact the individual’s ultimate outcome goals.
- Discuss translation of current neuroscience research into evidence-based interventions
- Explore medical management in the care of patients following brain injury
- Understand medical and therapeutic implications in brain injury management
- Become familiar with alternative therapies available to brain injury survivors
Details and registration information provided here: https://carleconnect.com/classes-and-events/conferences/2017/Brain-Injury-Symposium.
Military Health System Research Symposium | REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
This year, MHSRS will feature 60 abstract-driven breakout sessions, including breakout sessions on infectious disease, traumatic brain injury, psychological health, military global health engagement, and injury prevention, as well as precision medicine and women's health. In addition to DOD officials, officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are often present. The Symposium offers an opportunity for academia to engage with program managers and DOD officials, who are often hard to reach, on military biomedical and health-related research topics. Details on the submission process, topic areas and descriptions, and information on the 2016 MHSRS are available online.
The Symposium is usually held in August in Florida. Registration will open in June or July; while the specific dates and location have yet to be announced, the 2017 portal is now live.
Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards | MCKNIGHT FUNDING OPEN
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders that affect memory or cognition.
They are interested in proposals that address memory or cognition under normal and pathological conditions. This includes proposals that address mechanisms of memory or cognition at the synaptic, cellular, molecular, genetic or behavioral level in animals, including humans. Of particular interest are proposals that incorporate fundamentally new approaches, as well as those that involve human experimentation. Collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are encouraged.
Investigators who are conducting research at institutions within the United States are invited to apply. Applicants must be in tenured or tenure-track faculty positions; research faculty in annually renewable positions are ineligible. Applicants may not hold another McKnight Award that would overlap with the Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award. The fund is interested in geographic, gender, and racial diversity and encourage women and minorities, as well as scientists from all around the U.S., to apply.
Letter of intent is due March 27, 2017. Application is by invitation.
Visit the McKnight website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.
NSF M3X Program | APPLY NOW
The M3X program seeks to support the development of theories, representations, and working models that draw upon and contribute to fundamental understanding within and across diverse fields, including but not limited to systems science and engineering; mechatronics; cognitive, behavioral and perceptual sciences; and applied computing. Research funded through this program is expected to lead to new computable theories and to the physical manifestation of these theories.
Application areas supported by the M3X program span the full breadth of the Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation. Methodological innovation is emphasized, as is a focus on engaging new and emerging thematic areas.
The M3X program does not support disaggregated, parallel efforts from individual disciplines or investigators: rather, supported activities must strongly integrate across disciplines to enable discoveries that would not otherwise be possible. Additionally, the M3X program will not consider proposals that do not integrate physical considerations in a fundamental way. Principal investigators proposing pure artificial intelligence or pure machine learning research are referred to funding opportunities in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering.
Application deadline September 15, 2017.
For more information see the funding opportunity.
NINDS Diversity Faculty Development K01 Award | WEBINAR
The purpose of the Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research is to support an intensive, supervised career development and scientific mentoring experience for promising junior investigators (who are in first three years of a faculty tenure track or equivalent position at the time of award) from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. The proposed career development experience is expected to substantially contribute to the research capabilities of the applicant, provide protected time from teaching/other duties and provide resources to hone skills in grant writing and publication of high impact research.
Presently, data from the National Science Foundation suggests that underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities are underrepresented in faculty-level biomedical research careers. For example, in surveys conducted by the Society for Neuroscience Committee on Neuroscience Departments and Programs, diverse faculty represent only five percent of the tenure-stream neuroscience faculty and three percent of non-tenure-stream faculty members (2011 Survey Report Neuroscience Departments and Programs). This is compared to a fourteen percent predoctoral and nine percent postdoctoral diverse trainee representation within the neuroscience field. As demonstrated in a 2011 NIH Individual Mentored Career Development Awards Program Evaluation, receipt of an individual mentored career development award had a measurable and significant impact on program participants, as seen in their publication records and subsequent applications for and receipt of NIH grants. Collectively, researchers who participated in NIH K programs had a significantly higher R01 success rate than those with no prior career development support. The vision is that funding support from the Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research will enhance the pool of well-trained researchers and health professionals who are competitively funded to conduct neuroscience research.
To learn more about the NINDS K01 diversity and faculty development award, and to register for the webinar, please go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb57f85ff7f36b4aa3334f4b987651ae0. A registration link is available at the bottom of the page.
For more information see the notice.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
- Predoctoral NRSA: Campus pre-proposal deadline is Friday, March 3, at noon. Please submit pre-proposals via this form: Neurosciences T32 Pre-Proposal Form
- MHRS: March 6, 2017
- CLEAR Awards: March 10, 2017
- McKnight Funding: Letter of intent deadline: March 27, 2017
- Brain Injury Symposium at Carle: April 1-2, 2017
Please email Gillian Cooke, IHSI research development manager, with your calendar item or announcement to share with the clinical and translational neuroscience community at Illinois.