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OUHSC Research News - Monday, September 13, 2021

Notices and Reminders

*ALERT* Effective 9/10/2021-9/14/2021, the platform on which the SoonerTrack system runs, will receive a required update in order for email functionality to remain and continue to operate as designed. During this time, users will have no access to the site. Please plan any submissions accordingly. If you have a deadline that falls within the downtime, please have your submissions in by 9/7/21. Reach out to your SPA or his/her supervisor for specific questions regarding proposals or agreements.

Once back up and running, you will find that the required update resulted in some minor changes in appearance. 

  • Color theme updated:
  • Cream removed with exception of workflow background
  • Alternate colors for rows in listing components
  • Bigger font size
  • Header titles in bold
  • Routing Form:
  • “Jump to” bar replaced with “left-hand navigator”
  • Any selection lists that used to “pop up” will now “slide in” as new windows
  • “Hide/Show Errors” is replaced with “Validate” feature
  • Exit/Save/Continue buttons float as screen scrolls (Printer version has “Back to top” button/feature)

All existing functions and workflow remain the same. Please visit for a brief review of these changes. You can direct any additional questions related to the update to the

Change to OUHSC new NIH Other Support pages requirements.  OUHSC will not start implementing this policy internally until October 01, 2021 (previously July 1, 2021).  Please keep in mind, that other institutions may have already implemented this policy and you may be required to use the new format for them before the OUHSC October 01, 2021 date.

Workshops and Seminars

Save the Date - ORA Noon Conference offered via Zoom

  • : September 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm
  • : Writing Manuscripts
  • Communicating the results of your research is an important part of the research enterprise. This presentation will cover how to write original articles and provide tools necessary to successfully write, submit, and publish a manuscript. It will introduce the purpose of each section of a research article, describe the recommended approach, and provide information about common mistakes in writing for biomedical publications. APA’s Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) will also be introduced.
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

OSCTR TPIR Trainee Program

Application deadline: September 20, 2021.

  • Seeking applicants for the eighth year of the research training program Translating Practice into Research (TPIR). TPIR is a program for healthcare professionals, clinical investigators, basic scientists, and community health professionals and it is funded by the NIH Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources grant. The goal of the TPIR trainee program is to produce a group of clinicians and scientists who have the ability to translate their clinical observations and ideas for improving practice into practical and feasible research projects.

Additional details Practice into Research


Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC) Research Symposium CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 

Deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2021

Abstracts must be received by 5 p.m. HHDC 2021 Research Symposium will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday, November 12, 2021. The Symposium will consist of selected oral presentations by faculty and Symposia talks by UTPAL PAJVANI, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, LORI SUSSEL, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus and KENT THORNBURG, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University.

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Internal Funding Opportunities

Presbyterian Health Foundation (PHF) Bridge Grant Program Cycle III Request For Applications

Deadline: November 10, 2021

Description: The primary objective of the PHF Bridge Grant Program is to provide funding to enhance OUHSC faculty competitiveness for extramural funding. OUHSC Principal Investigators are eligible if they meet the following criteria: 1) have submitted an extramural application within the past 18 months that was scored but not funded, 2) are requesting over $750,000 in total direct costs and over $200,000 in total facilities and administration (F&A) costs; and 3) received a review that ranks applications and provides critiques. This program can provide funding for up to $75,000 for one year. Guidelines and Application Form are attached for or can be found here.  If you have any questions, please email

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Office of Technology Commercialization presents the following opportunities for researchers to engage with industry (click here for more information, or email or  

  • Midwest Drug Development Conference ( is going virtual this October!  Please contact or if you are developing a therapeutic and have supporting proof of concept data and are interested in pitching your technology to key decision-makers at pharmaceutical companies looking to expand their portfolio.  Also expected to be in the audience are investment groups who are interested in building or investing in startup companies.   
  • A global electronics manufacturing company (requested anonymity) is looking to fund projects for the development of consumer electronic devices.  Technologies of interest include: imaging sensors, AI for creating mapping information, non-invasive blood glucose sensing, non-contact human signal monitoring sensors, wearable products, innovative robotics, etc.  Out of scope: non-validated technology.  Submission entails a 1-pg non-confidential summary of technology (deadline 9/17).
  • one.five is a biotech platform startup company aiming to scale applied material science, specifically polymer coating technologies pertaining to paper or pulp-based substrates.  Out of scope: coating technologies that do not optimize coat weight or use of materials, technologies using rigid materials.  Research should be scalable to market within 1-5 years.  Submission entails a 1-pg non-confidential summary of technology (deadline 9/24).
  • Johnson & Johnson Innovation is seeking academic expertise and technologies related to the complement pathway which could play a role in systemic inflammatory or neuroinflammatory processes.  Targets of interest include: CR1, C3, MASP, and alternate complement pathway targets.  Out of scope: C5-C9 and drug repurposing approaches.  Submission entails a 1-pg non-confidential summary of technology (deadline 10/1).


The University of Oklahoma Center for Health Equity

Deadline: October 1, 2021

Description: The goal of this proposed Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) is to advance inquiry to address the persistent sources of health and health care inequality in Oklahoma. We seek to build core facilities to support this work and will partner with multiple departments at the University of Oklahoma (Norman Campus and Health Sciences Center) to develop a cadre of researchers pursuing studies in partnership with Oklahoma communities. We are requesting pre-proposals from qualified new investigators (tenure-track faculty without previous R01 funding) who are able to devote 6 months of effort to their proposed research project over a period of 2-3 years beginning in the fall of 2022. It is expected that research project leaders will transition to independent research at the end of their projects, thereby contributing to the ongoing development of research on health equity at the University of Oklahoma’s campuses. Interested candidates should submit a one-page overview (including specific aims) of their proposed research as a PDF file to Paul Spicer ( no later than October 1, 2021. Project budgets generally will not exceed $150,000 in direct costs for each year. Selection of the first cohort for the application will be made by October 15 with a draft of the full 6-page application expected by November 15.


NIH Notices

NIH Funding Opportunities:

Application Receipt Date(s): December 7, 2021

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 two months 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.


Other Funding Opportunities

DoD SMART Scholarship-for-Service-Program – New

Deadline: December 1, 2021

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is now accepting applications until December 1, 2021. SMART offers scholarships for undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students currently pursuing a degree in STEM. SMART scholars receive full tuition, annual stipends, internships, and guaranteed employment with the DoD after graduation. For more information, visit or email

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