The Open Payments team at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has asked that
we remind you that physicians and teaching hospitals have until December 31, 2018 to
review and dispute publicly available payment records for Program Year 2017. Open
Payments data from 2017, along with updated and newly submitted data from previous program
years (2013-2016), was published on the Open Payments website on June 29, 2018. To review the
publicly available data, visit the Open Payments website. You may also visit the AAMC’s website for
additional educational resources.
As a reminder, the AAMC continues to work to identify ways in which the Open Payments program
could be enhanced or modified. If you would like to share your experience with the review and
dispute process or provide feedback on the Open Payments system, your input will be shared
anonymously with the CMS Open Payments team. To provide feedback, go to
You may also email your comments directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your input is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Heather Pierce, Senior Director, Science Policy and
Regulatory Counsel (email@example.com, 202-478-9926) or Daria Grayer firstname.lastname@example.org,
CMS Open Payments website: https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/
AAMC Open Payments resources:
AAMC Open Payments feedback survey: https://surveys.aamc.org/se/7C7E87CB104AC3BF
Submissions are requested for pilot project proposals for funding through the Pilot Project Core of
the OMRF Developmental Biology COBRE: Expanding Excellence in Developmental
Biology in Oklahoma. Proposals should address novel, exciting research questions that are
related to developmental biology and have outstanding potential to attract future NIH/NSF funding.
Submission deadline is December 21st. See attached document for complete application information.
https://research.ouhsc.edu/Portals/1329/Assets/Documents/COBRE Pilot Application DevBio.docx?ver=2018-12-03-073329-093
ORA/GCA/Purchasing Workshop -- Save the date and Take the Survey!
Ever wondered who we are and what we do?
Ever needed help with a grant submission?
Not quite sure how to support your faculty with their grants and contracts?
Are you struggling with a human subjects section of your proposal?
Are budget and compliance questions keeping you from your real job?
Finally the moment you’ve been waiting for….
We are pleased to announce a joint workshop, “The OUHSC World of Grants & Contracts” for
faculty and staff. This workshop will offer a one-day training on sponsored research topics.
The information will be provided in a variety of formats ranging from talks to breakout sessions
with experts sitting at tables eager to answer all your questions.
WHEN: January 8 and 10 (same topics on both days with morning and afternoon sessions
switched in case one time of day is better than another)
We want to make sure that the topics match your interests and requirements. To do so, we are
asking that you participate in a very short (less than 5 minutes) online survey. Please write in
any other topics or specifics that you would like to learn more about.
Survey Link: https://ouhsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VypfxPg6injPo1
If you’d like to provide even more detailed feedback or specifics, feel free to send an email to
After the results are in, we will send out a detailed agenda to the campus. We look forward to
seeing you at the workshop!
The Graduate College is now receiving applications for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate
Research Programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. There are four
separate programs: the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), the Native American
Research Centers for Health (NARCH), The Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research
Excellence (OK-INBRE), and the Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Summer
Programs. Again this year, approximately 60 students will be hosted in labs on the OUHSC campus
and across the OK-INBRE network. All participants will receive valuable research experience, be
given the chance to present their summer projects at a poster competition, and receive a generous
The deadline to apply is February 5th, 2019.
The online application and additional information about these programs are on the SURP website,
OK-INBRE Research Project Investigator (RPI) Program
Proposal deadline: February 22, 2019
Call for proposals:
The Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE) is requesting
applications for Research Project Investigator Awards (RPI). The program seeks to support
proposals designed to generate preliminary data that enhances the competitiveness of the OUHSC/
OMRF investigators for future extramural funding. The proposed project must align with one of the
biomedical research themes of the OK-INBRE program: Cancer, Developmental Biology or Infectious
Diseases. The RPI project period is 2 ½ years in duration funded at $100,000 in direct costs per year.
Selected projects will commence in May 2019.
OUHSC Faculty and Staff: Questions about your VA appointment and externally funded
research? Forms, information, and FAQs can be found here:
ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Program
The FY 2019 competition for collaborative awards of up to $75,000 to be shared between the
university and ORAU researchers is now open. We anticipate and expect that these seed funds
will position the collaborative teams to be more competitive for new, external funding opportunities.
The deadline for joint ORAU/university proposals is March 25, 2019 and potential university partners
are encouraged to submit concepts for discussion with ORAU partners as soon as possible.
END2CANCER: Emerging Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Applications for Cancer
Dates: December 6-7, 2018
Location: Samis Education Center
Registration and Call for Abstracts: http://end2cancer.com/
Summary: The END2CANCER conference will start the morning of December 6th, 2018 and
conclude in the afternoon of December 7th, 2018. The conference will bridge laboratory research
conducted in the areas of nanotechnology and drug delivery to clinical application for the detection,
diagnosis, imaging and treatment of cancer. The conference will host keynote, plenary and invited
lectures by eminent scientists who will discuss new and emerging concepts, technologies and
challenges in translating nanomedicine from bench-to-bedside.
Topics to be discussed in the planned thematic sessions include barriers in drug delivery, discovery
and applications, biological and non-biological systems as carriers and therapeutics, molecular
imaging, biomimetics, immune-oncology, toxicology and clinical trials.
The multi-disciplinary two-day conference will bring together physicians, basic scientists, engineers,
physicists, chemists, post-doctoral fellows, high-school and college students, patient advocates,
business professionals, educators and technology transfer specialists. Students and fellows will have
an opportunity to present their work as a poster presentation and compete for awards.
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Research Evaluation and
Commercialization Hubs (REACH) program (NOT-OD-19-033)
Reminder: Annual Reports to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare due January 31, 2019
Notice to Specify High-Priority Research Topic for PAR-19-070 and PAR-19-071 (NOT-AG-18-046)
Notice to Specify High-Priority Research Topic for PAR-19-070 and PAR-19-071 (NOT-AG-18-047)
Notice of Updated Application Forms Package for PA-18-920, NCCIH Supplements to NCATS CTSA
Programs for Scholars Pursuing Complementary Health Research Career Development (Admin Supp
Clinical Trial Optional) (NOT-AT-19-013)
Notice of Amendment of PA-17-211, Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R01), to
Describe Specific Interests of the National Cancer Institute (NOT-CA-19-012)
Notice of a Pre-Application Webinar for RFA-CA-19-005 and RFA-CA-19-006 on Implementation
Science for Cancer Control (Developing and Advanced Centers, respectively) (NOT-CA-19-013)
Request for Information (RFI): Soliciting Input on the Draft Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition
Notice of Correction to Cover Instructions for RFA-DK-18-501 Limited Competition for the
Continuation of the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network (ChiLDReN) Clinical Centers
(U01 Clinical Trial Required) (NOT-DK-19-006)
Notice of NIMH's Participation in PA-19-054 " NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant
Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Required) (NOT-MH-18-077)
Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements for Advancing Computational Modeling and
Data Analytics Relevant to Mental Health (NOT-MH-19-004)
Reinstatement of NIH SBIR Direct-to-Phase II Authority and Associated Updates to NINDS
associated SBIR FOAs (NOT-NS-19-024)
Please Note: When only one application is allowed per Institution according to the sponsor
instructions, a one-page letter of intent summarizing the proposed project should be submitted
to the Vice President for Research at least one month prior to the application deadline (unless
otherwise noted). The letters of intent will be reviewed and a single application will be chosen
for submission from the University.
Long-acting Drug Delivery Systems for ART Optimization in HIV-1 Infected Children (R61/R33
Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-AI-18-057) – Deadline March 13, 2019
Telomeres in Wellness and Disease: A Biobehavioral Approach (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PA-19-073) – Deadline February 16, 2019
Telomeres in Wellness and Disease: A Biobehavioral Approach (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PA-19-074) – Deadline February 5, 2019
Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients
(R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-19-072) – Deadline January 18, 2019
OTHER FEDERAL DEADLINES
Department of Defense (DOD) – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Research Program (ALSRP)
Therapeutic Development Award – Preproposal due March 22, 2019
DOD - ALSRP – Therapeutic Idea Award – Preproposal due March 22, 2019
Indiana University School of Medicine – August M. Watanabe Prize in Translational Research
Deadline January 28, 2019