University of Kentucky Research

Grants Bulletin

Issued: July 31, 2014

Limited Submission

To view this and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Aug. 4 & 6: Clinical Trial Billing Requirements Informational Session

Effective this year, CMS updated clinical trial billing requirements for Medicare beneficiaries. The new regulations require that we identify research-related standard of care for Medicare beneficiaries and include special coding on their claims. Additionally, CMS now requires us to include the 8-digit clinical trial number on claims that include research-related standard of care. The 8-digit clinical trial number is assigned through clinicaltrials.gov.

Please join one of the following informational sessions to find out how these new billing requirements will impact clinical trial coordination at UK HealthCare:

  • Monday, August 4 at 12:00pm in MN 363
  • Wednesday, August 6 at 10:00am in MN 363

If you can’t make one of these two information sessions, please contact Rebecca Scott to schedule an individual session, or a session for the coordinators in your department/division.

Aug. 19: Novo Nordisk Open Seminar

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
2:00 – 3:30pm
014 Charles T. Wethington Building

This seminar features Charles Gray, Director of Strategy and Sourcing for the Novo Nordisk Diabetes Unit. It is open to anyone who would like to learn about the company, its research interests, and how it collaborates with universities. Also, there will be an opportunity to network with Mr. Gray, following his presentation.

If you have any questions, please contact Taunya Phillips Walker at (859) 218-6509


Issued: July 24, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

CCTS Call for Pilot Applications

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science at UK will accept applications for pilot projects according to the following schedule:

  • Call for Applications: July 18, 2014
  • Letter of Intent due: August 15, 2014
  • Invitation to submit Full Application: September 26, 2014
  • Full Application due: October 31, 2014
  • Funding Decision: January 2015

The categories of awards will be as follows:

PILOT AWARDS FOR JUNIOR INVESTIGATORS - This award is intended to support pilot studies by early stage investigators to obtain preliminary data for an eventual extramural grant submission. The maximum award will be $25,000 which must be spent over 18 months. This award is only open to investigators in the early stage of their career, or investigators who are transitioning into a new area. Please note that the following emphasis areas will be considered for this round of funding:

  • Risk Related Behaviors with a focus on reducing the risk-related behaviors of obesity, tobacco, or substance abuse.
  • Biomedical informatics collaborative projects.
  • To support collaborations between basic scientists and clinician scientists and to promote clinicians scientists involvement in the proposed project, a supplement of up to $25,000 for up to 10% effort may be requested for the clinician scientist.

PILOT INNOVATION & HIGH IMPACT AWARD FOR ALL INVESTIGATORS - This award is for investigators at all stages of career development, junior, middle level, and senior, and is intended to stimulate innovation and to support pilot studies that will lead to extramural funding. The total award is limited to $50,000 which must be spent over 18 months. Please note that the following emphasis areas will be considered for this round of funding:

  • Risk Related Behaviors with a focus on reducing the risk-related behaviors of obesity, tobacco, or substance abuse.
  • Biomedical informatics collaborative projects.
  • To support collaborations between basic scientists and clinician scientists and to promote clinicians scientists involvement in the proposed project, a supplement of up to $25,000 for up to 10% effort may be requested for the clinician scientist.

MEDICAL DEVICES AND DIAGNOSTICS DEVELOPMENT AWARD - Research teams submitting to this RFA typically would be preparing an SBIR or STTR proposal for NIH, often directed toward the NIBIB directorate. The total award is limited to $15,000 which should lead to a NIH SBIR. A list of SBIR announcements and an application guide are available below:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir_announcements.htm

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/SF424_RR_Guide_SBIR_STTR_Adobe_VerB.pdf

For questions, please contact Elodie Elayi.


Issued: July 17, 2014

Limited Submission

To view this and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

CTSA applications sought for free access to biospecimens on heart disease and diabetes

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute is calling for applications from CTSA investigators to access biospecimens to advance research on coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes. Applications are due 5 p.m. Friday, August 5.

More details here

Request for Applications information


Issued: July 11, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Important Announcement For Existing CITI Users

Due to upcoming changes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training access, all users should print copies of course completion reports for personal use and recordkeeping.  Once we have transitioned to the new CITI access, the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) may not have the ability to provide courtesy copies of past course completion reports for users personal use in documenting training history for sponsors, grants, etc.

Future transition to CITI access via Link Blue: The University of Kentucky access to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) will soon be transitioning to access through UK Link Blue accounts. This transition has many advantages for users and the institution.

  • One less password for users to remember. Once live you would access your CITI account using your UK Link Blue account and password. 
  • Unique identification. Using the unique identifier should ensure individuals are accurately given credit for courses completed.  Some user accounts on CITI do not include enough information to differentiate accounts with identical names.
  • Eventual interface with the E-IRB electronic IRB application system currently in development.  

Training on CITI is currently maintained as follows:

  • ORI maintains an independent database with the date of researcher’s most recent human subject protection (HSP) training and if applicable, FDA sponsor-investigator training as verification for the IRB.   This date sets the individuals “3-year HSP training period. 
  • The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) maintains an Excel spreadsheet of individuals who have completed Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) training on CITI.
  • Individual users are responsible for maintaining their own training records for use in documenting training history for sponsors, grants, etc.

What the transition means for existing users: The transition to Link Blue will occur in phases.  You may be prompted to provide your Link Blue account upon logging into CITI with your current self-selected CITI account. ORI is working with CITI, Research Information Service (RIS) and UK Information Technology (IT) to create a UK portal to CITI. ORI will announce a “go live” date and provide users with instructions for future access to CITI through the UK portal with Link Blue accounts. To obtain copies of your past completion reports, log on to citi (www.citiprogram.org). From your My Reports page, click the "View" link under Completion Report and print. Forgotten usernames and passwords may be retrieved at https://www.citiprogram.org/index.cfm?pageID=564.

Aug 8: UK-Natural Products Consortium Symposium

UK-Natural Products Consortium Symposium
August 8, 2014
10 am to 3:30 pm (lunch included)
College of Pharmacy
789 S. Limestone St.

We hope that you will join us for the 3rd Annual UK-Natural Products Consortium Symposium. The goal of this meeting is create a sense of our community and to present a convenient local format for exchanging ideas amongst ourselves, between grad students, postdocs, staff, and faculty and developing synergies. The format for this year will be focused around local presenters and anchored by one external keynote speaker (Professor John Vederas, University of Alberta) and one consortium alumni (Dr. Jie Yang, Codexis). New this year will be a midday poster session to highlight current research.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Registration will be open until July 31. Register here:  https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cOVOr4P4yUF3ZGt
  
Sponsored by the Markey Cancer Center, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

We look forward to seeing you.

Jon Thorson and Joe Chappell
UK-Natural Products Consortium Symposium Co-Chairs


Issued: July 3, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Washington University/University of Kentucky Diabetes Pilot Grant Program

 

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