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OUHSC Research News – Monday, September 11, 2023

Published: Friday, September 8, 2023

Notices and Reminders

Oklahoma Nathan Shock Center mentorship program - support to early career scientists new to aging research or are starting an independent research program focused on aging or on geroscience.  Please see attached flyer for more complete information (NSC_MENTORSHIP).


Workshops and Seminars

NanoString Technologies Presents: Lunch & Learn at OUHSC Institutional Research Core Facility

Please join the Institutional Research Core Facility on September 26th for a Lunch and Learn introducing NanoString’s gene expression and spatial biology platforms.  In addition to information about the technology, OUHSC’s Laura Mortan will present her data on ovarian cancer that she acquired through the core.
Date:  September 26th
Time: 11:30am- 2:00pm
Place:  BRC Room 109
Registration: Please see the attached flyer (IRCF Lunch and Learn)


NIH Webinar: Join NIH Policy Experts for a Guided Tour of Subaward Agreements — Sections, Requirements, & Key Policies

Description: Whether you are a principal investigator considering a subaward arrangement with either a domestic or foreign institution, or a research administrator eager to deepen your understanding of the prerequisites and regulations governing compliant subaward agreements, mark your calendar for October 17 and virtually accompany us as we provide invaluable insights during an engaging event.
Date: October 17, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone)


Web of Life Conference is April 25-26, 2024 held at OU Health Sciences Center campus. For additional information please refer to the attached flyer (WebofLifeConference).


Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC) Research Symposium Call for Abstracts

The deadline for Abstract submission for the HHDC 2023 Research Symposium is Friday, September 22, 2023.  Abstracts must be received by 5 p.m. HHDC 2023 Research Symposium will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Samis Education Center in Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.  The Symposium will consist of selected oral presentations, and a keynote address by Mark A. Herman, MD, Associate Professor, Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, E.L. Wagner, M.D., Chair of Internal Medicine II, Baylor College of Medicine.  The short oral presentations by junior investigators will be recognized with awards, based on panel judges’ review.  Eligibility for awards will be restricted to presentations where a trainee (MD fellows, resident, student) or junior faculty member (instructor, assistant professor, post-doc) is the first author and presenting their work.  For questions about eligibility, contact  Please contact with any other questions about this event.


Mentorship Skills Matter: Researchers are mentored at all stages of their career, with mentors providing key support and guidance for the successful professional and ethical development of their mentees. Anyone who has experienced a great or not-so-great mentor knows how important a mentor’s guidance can be. If you’re a faculty member at OUHSC and have never had formal mentorship training or if you’d like to improve your mentoring skills no matter your career level, consider signing up for free mentor workshops this fall provided by the OUHSC Oklahoma Center for Mentoring Excellence – see flyer attached (OCME Mentor Flyer 2023-2024).


Moving to OUHSC with Your Grants: An Overview of the Grant Transfer Process

Description: Are you a new faculty researcher who has recently transferred from another institution to OUHSC and have an active or pending grant? If so, this presentation is for you!
In this session, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) will provide the new incoming researchers with a better understanding of the grants transfer process at HSC, as well as the required trainings and procedures. We will also provide an overview of the ORA proposal routing and submission processes.
New researchers and department administrators who want to familiarize themselves with the ORA grant submission processes are welcome to join too!
When: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: Zoom. Please register in advance:



OUHSC Funding Opportunities

Oklahoma Nathan Shock Center of Exellence in the Biology of Aging

Call for Applications for 2024 Pilot Project Awards
Application due: October 15, 2023
Link to the full announcement: See attached flyer for more complete information (Nathan Shock Pilot Advertisement).


American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG) – Fall 2023 Cycle

Description: The ACS-IRG is a unique source of funding entrusted to Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) that provides seed money for early-stage faculty interested in cancer-related research - the ACS has provided SCC with supplemental monies that allow support up to two awards.  ACS-IRG funds will provide $60,000 to new/early stage faculty with Cancer Research pilot projects.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR or equivalent level position that holds a Tenure- or Research-track appointment on OUHSC, OU-Norman or OU-Tulsa campus and within SIX years of first independent academic appointment.
  • Without CURRENT grant support from national funding agencies (e.g. NIH, DOD, NSF, ACS).
LOI Deadline: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023, Due by 5:00 PM (CST)
Full Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 31st, 2023, Due by 5:00 PM (CST)
Application, Guidelines and more information can be found:  SCC Website | ACS IRG Guidelines
Questions: If you miss the LOI deadline and would like to submit or have any other questions, please contact The SCC Office of Cancer Research at  


OSCTR Translating Practice into Research (TPIR) Trainee Program

Description: Seeking applicants for the tenth 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. Attached is a detailed description and application due September 22, 2023.
Link to the full announcement: Practice into Research


2023 OSCTR Pilot Grants Program

Description: The Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute (OCTSI) and Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (OSCTR) is soliciting applications for its Clinical and Translational Research Pilot (CTRP) Grants Program. The purpose of the program is to provide funding for clinical and translational pilot projects from investigators of the OSCTR member institutions and preference is given to investigators who qualify as NIH New or Early Stage Investigators, or to investigators who are transitioning to clinical and translational research. The program seeks to support proposals designed to generate preliminary data that will result in improved health and/or health outcomes for citizens of Oklahoma and other IDeA states and enhance the competitiveness of the investigator for future extramural funding. The program also seeks to fund innovative concepts, approaches, and methodologies that bring fresh new ideas to solving the health issues of those living in Oklahoma and collaborating IDeA states. Projects that focus on the medically underserved and on health concerns prevalent within Oklahoma and our OSCTR partners will be a priority. Only projects which meet the NIH definition of clinical and/or translational research will be accepted.
The forms, instructions, and submission link can be found at: Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 5:00 PM CDT. If you have any technical questions about the grant submission process or grant eligibility please contact the OSCTR Research Navigator Service at or call 405-271-3480.


Investigator Initiated Trials Funding Committee (IITFC), Clinical Trials Office-Protocol Support Unit

Description: Grant proposals are being accepted for the 2023 Fall cycle from Stephenson Cancer Center Providers for their investigator-initiated clinical trials (IITs) or translational work for the amount of up to $100,000 for clinical trials, and up to $25,000 for translation research. All applications should be submitted to the Protocol Support Unit at and should adhere to the Grant template and Submission Checklist provided with this notice. Investigators should request the budget template from the CTO Budget Manager ( 
Deadline: October 9th, 2023 at 5 pm CST
Link to the full announcement or a flier: Please refer to the attached flyer for additional funding criteria and details.


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

  • Johnson & Johnson Innovation is seeking novel therapeutic approaches of various modality (small molecules, peptides, large molecules and multi-specifics) to inhibit type 2 inflammation in relevant diseases (e.g. atopic dermatitis, asthma, eosinophilic esophagitis).  Oral therapeutics targeting Th2 signaling pathway are of particular interest; other pathways considered if they provide a systemic approach.  Out of scope: inhaled and topical delivery, microbial therapies, drug repurposing and approaches that have no clear differentiation from current approved therapies.  Submission entails a one-page 200-300 word non-confidential brief.  Deadline 10/13.


NOTE: If the project is selected to move forward with a full application, it will need to be routed through SoonerTrack II.


NIH Notices 

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.


NIH Funding Opportunities


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