Summer 2017 Research Opportunity: CHART
Stroke Center Funding
Stem Cell Research
Health Sciences Research Guide
Synapse: Save the Date
Computational Neuroscience Workshop
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 grant 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.
Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology | APPLY NOW
CHART has a unique opportunity to partner with Clark-Lindsey Village in Urbana this summer to engage their residents in research on technologies to be used in the home environment for older adults. They are leasing a furnished apartment for the summer that will be available as a research facility for University of Illinois faculty.
The goal of the CHART Pilot Grant Program is to support research focused on design, development, and deployment of technologies that will be used by older adults. Residents of Clark-Lindsey can be recruited to assist with your research (according to approved IRB protocols). The research will be conducted at Clark-Lindsey Village.
SUPPORT PROVIDED: The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed three (3) months. Total costs are limited to $5,000.
Application deadline is May 8, 2017.
For more information, see the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
FOA for NINDS Stroke Centers | NOTICE OF INTENT
The NIH has announced their intention to publish funding opportunities this fall for regional stroke centers. The NINDS Stroke Trials Network will utilize cooperative agreements (U24) to support clinical recruiting sites in the Stroke Trials Network for up to five years. Each funded site in the network will have access to stroke patients and have demonstrated their ability to enroll patients into stroke trials. Each site will also have strong collaborative relationships between vascular neurology, emergency medicine, interventional neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neuro-intensive care, neuroimaging, stroke rehabilitation, and pediatric neurology in order to ensure a commitment to offer every eligible patient the opportunity to participate in a trial conducted through the network. In addition, network sites will include a stroke research training program. All network sites will be committed to increase the value of clinical research data through an aggressive data sharing plan.
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and competitive research programs. The FOA is expected to be published in summer 2017, with an expected receipt date in October 2017.
For more information, see the Notice.
Opportunity for Stem Cell Research | ORGANIZE YOUR IDEAS
For this initiative, the NIH is collaborating with the FDA to solicit applications for clinical research involving human adult stem cells. The research may include autologous and non-autologous use of stem cells, including cells derived from eligible induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to generate or supplement the evidence needed for clinical applications, including:
- Submission of a pre-investigational new drug (IND)
- Pre-investigational new device exemption (IDE)
- Submission of an IND/IDE application
- Support of research with authorized INDs or IDEs
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is particularly interested in this research area because a significant percentage of older people may potentially benefit from stem cell therapies. Also, a larger number of people will benefit from knowing that well-conducted research studies support the use of stem cells in clinics.
Check out the 11 Notices of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements for the FY 2017 research supplements. They range from NOT-HL-17-496 to NOT-HL-17-506 and were published in the NIH Guide in the first week of April. NIA will support the following funding mechanisms under this initiative:
The FOAs themselves will be published in the next few weeks. The deadline for applications is projected for June 2017, with review expected in August 2017. For more information see the NIA Blog.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
IHSI Health Sciences Research Guide | DOWNLOAD NOW
IHSI supports health sciences endeavors at Illinois, and to that end has sought out information from departments and units across campus to create the 41-page Health Sciences Research Guide. This guide outlines steps for research set-up and administration, including sections on human subject payments, IRB approval, animal research, lab safety, professional development, hiring practices, and a number of essential areas. IHSI will update the Guide periodically to include the most current information.
If you know of something not included in the guide that you feel would be helpful, or if you would like to provide us with feedback on the guide, please email email@example.com.
Visit the IHSI website for more information.
Carle Neuroscience Conference: Synapse | SAVE THE DATE
Carle Foundation Hospital and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology are pleased to announce this neuroscience conference is scheduled for Friday, August 25, 2017, at The Forum at Carle in Urbana, Illinois. Please mark your calendar.
The conference, renamed as "Synapse: A Collaborative Neuroscience Conference," is a multidisciplinary event which provides an education forum through which neuroscientists, physicians, faculty, researchers and ancillary providers can be recognized for their collaboration, engaged around future opportunities and provide a platform where care and research synergize. Synapse will encompass not only traditional neuroscience but also sleep medicine, back care, and epilepsy as it involves a merger of the Carle Neuroscience Institute (CNI) Update and the Carle Back Care Forum. Attendees have the option of selecting an afternoon breakout track (spine and non-spine) with a reception to follow the conference.
Fee: $50 (MD, DO, DC); $15 (residents and students); $25 (others)
Students attending this conference will receive a certificate of attendance but will not be issued continuing education credit for professional licensure. Should a student require continuing education credit for professional licensure, please be sure to register under the rate associated with the professional licensure.
Watch for information about registration in upcoming Neuroscience News emails.
Computational Neuroscience Workshop | REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
The Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is offering a workshop on Computational Neuroscience for FREE, in the 4269 tower room at the Beckman Institute, May 15 – 19, 2017. The workshop is meant as an introduction for individuals who may want to gain a better appreciation for the field of Computational Neuroscience: its scope, specific techniques, and contributions to Neuroscience as a whole.
The workshop will not cover computer programming, and little to no programming skill will be required. The workshop is open to anyone from any department and will focus on topics such as single cell modeling, population modeling, and multi-system modeling.
Please find a tentative schedule here: http://neuroscience.illinois.edu/CompNeuro, though for more details on specific topics to be covered contact Kevin Horecka.
Space is limited, so don't delay. Register here: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/6841303.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
- CHART Program Application: May 8, 2017
- Computational Neuroscience Workshop: May 15-19, 2017
- Synapse Conference: August 25, 2017
- NSF DARE Application deadline: October 20, 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.