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OUHSC Research News – Monday, September 12, 2022


Published: Monday, September 12, 2022

OUHSC Research News – Monday, September 12, 2022

 

Notices and Reminders

Upcoming Grants.gov Downtime, September 23-29, 2022

Grants.gov will be migrating to the cloud, resulting in a period of planned downtime for the website. The migration will begin Friday September 23, 2022 at 12:01 AM ET, and end on Thursday September 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. During that period, Grants.gov will be unavailable to users.

 

ORA Notice: The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is pleased to provide to our faculty and staff the training videos focused on the compliance topics listed below. These trainings were offered as part of a “Compliance and Research Workshop” to ensure that the OUHSC research community was appropriately informed of the various regulations that govern federally-funded research. To access the videos and download the slides, please click here.  

  • Office of Compliance   
  • Export Controls and Foreign Influence
  • The False Claims Act 
  • Intellectual Property at the University of Oklahoma
  • Office of Human Research Participant Protection (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

 

Workshops and Seminars

Data Science Workshop: A Gentle Introduction to Deep Learning, part II

Date: Thursday, September 15 at noon via this zoom

Zoom link: (https://zoom.us/j/93134764583?pwd=emNmS2ZndFQrUnR2STRhdDRSc2EvUT09).

Speaker: Dr. Andrew H. Fagg, OU Computer Science

Description: Deep Learning is a broad set of machine learning methods for capturing complex functions for a range of purposes, including non-linear regression and classification.  In our first session August 18th, we talked about the elemental components of deep learning models and implemented a solution to a simple logic problem using the Tensorflow & Keras tool kits on CoLab.  For this session on September 15th, we will talk through the process of getting the learning process for this Deep Learning problem up and running on the OU supercomputer (Schooner).

Prerequisites: Please contact Blaine Mooers (blaine-mooers@ouhsc.edu) for more information.

 

NIH Webinar II: Diving Deeper into the New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy 

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022 / 12:30 - 2:30 PM (Central)

Description: The NIH Office of Science Policy (OSP) and the Office of Extramural Research (OER) invite you to join them for an engaging and interactive webinar focused on the new DMS policy which goes into effect on January 25, 2023. In this second webinar of the series, we will expand upon the information presented in the first webinar and dive deeper into topics including privacy protections for data from human participants and justifiable limitations on sharing data. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to hear policy experts provide the latest information and to get your questions answered.

Registration: https://vfairs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3y9GFMc2SsWpv2GhIzOGsg

 

Ideating for team research in Health, Well-being and the Built Environment (Workshop 1 of 2)

Date/Time: Friday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 pm Central  

One sentence summary of the event: This first of two interactive workshops will gather researchers from OU Norman and OU HSC to share their expertise and ideate around collaborative research projects in the area of health, well-being, and the built environment.

Description: Join CFE, along with Susan Sisson (Allied Health) and Angela Person (Gibbs College), in the first of two workshops to jump-start ideas for collaborative proposals related to health, well-being, and the built environment. Participation in both workshops is not required, but suggested.

During this session, OU researchers will share their expertise, learn about funding opportunities in the area of health, well-being, and the built environment, exchange ideas across disciplines and brainstorm collaborative proposals for an internal seed grant funding opportunity aimed at securing external funding in the future. Faculty from OU Norman and OU HSC are encouraged to attend to learn more.

Event Venue/Location: In-person at the OU HSC campus. Location information follows registration.  

Registration link: https://ousurvey.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4OAifunZajSEKUu

RFP: https://bit.ly/3R8Prc4

Point of contact: Clara Smith, clara.smith@ou.edu 

 

Team building and research development for projects in health, well-being, and the built environment (Workshop 2 of 2)

Date/Time: Friday, October 21, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 pm Central

One sentence summary of the event:  This second of two interactive workshops has OU Norman and OU HSC researchers pitch their collaborative research ideas and participate in activities to further trans-disciplinary aspects and align with funding opportunities in the area of health, well-being, and the built environment.

Description: Join CFE, along with Susan Sisson (Allied Health) and Angela Person (Gibbs College), in the second of two workshops to further develop ideas for collaborative proposals related to health, well-being, and the built environment. Participation in both workshops is not required, but suggested.

During this session, OU researchers will share the basic idea of their team research, receive feedback from grant writing experts, develop a plan to reach out to program managers, and further prepare for the internal seed grant funding opportunity aimed at securing external funding in the future. Don't have something to pitch or didn't attend the first workshop? Faculty from OU Norman and OU HSC are encouraged to attend to learn more.

Event Venue/Location: In-person on the OU Norman campus. Location information follows registration

Registration link: https://ousurvey.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bjgGl4HK21Fr14i

RFP: https://bit.ly/3R8Prc4

Point of contact: Clara Smith, clara.smith@ou.edu [same person as for workshop 1]

 

OUHSC Funding Opportunities

OSCTR TPIR Trainee Program

Seeking applicants for the ninth 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.

Application due: September 23, 2022.

Link to the full announcement: http://octsi.ouhsc.edu/Translating Practice into Research

 

Trainee Research Conference and Workshop Award
Description:
The Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) is pleased to offer Research Conference and Workshop awards for participation in professional meetings and workshops. These awards are available to graduate students, professional students, and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and University of Oklahoma (OU) main campus. This includes medical students, residents and fellows, as well as fulltime faculty who are currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. The SCC intends to give up to 8 of these awards to cover meetings and conferences held between November 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023. See below for more information.
Financial Support: Up to $1000 will be awarded per applicant to support the registration fees, airfare, hotel and other related expenses. The above and other qualifying expenses will be reimbursed per the University of Oklahoma’s Travel Reimbursement policy.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should complete the Online Application Form and include all required application materials. Complete applications must be submitted on or before the following application deadlines:

  • September 18, 11:59 PM CST, for Winter/Spring Meetings or Workshops being held between November 1 and April 30.

We understand that trainees may not be aware of abstract acceptance and other details at by the above deadline. Please still apply. If awarded, trainee should update the Program Manager as details are known.

More information: Please contact the Program Manager. Please refer the attached flyer.

 

 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

 

Other Funding Opportunities

Revised OCASCR grant procedures and forms

The next OCASCR grant deadline is September 20, 2022. We have updated many of the procedures and forms on the OCASCR website. Please click here for more information. Note that all the new forms should have 07012022 in the footer. In addition, be sure to read the updated FAQs.

 

OCAST - Oklahoma Health Research Program

Description: OCAST’s Oklahoma Health Research program funds basic research projects related to human health for one to three years at a maximum level of $45,000 per year. The awards enable researchers to gain the expertise and produce the data needed to obtain larger grants from federal agencies, private enterprises and non-profit funding organizations. All proposals are reviewed and ranked for funding by experienced health researchers who reside outside the state of Oklahoma. Peer reviewers evaluate applications for scientific merit based on the quality of the proposed research, qualifications of the principal investigator and appropriateness of the institutional facilities and use of the described project budget.

Full application: September 26, 2022

Link to Full Announcement: https://oklahoma.gov/ocast/research-funding/oklahoma-health-research.html

 

OCAST Oklahoma Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Description: The Oklahoma Health Research program’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (Health Fellowship) Initiative funding is intended to improve the state’s health sciences R&D base by encouraging recent doctoral degree recipients to better prepare for scientific and technical-based careers in academia or high-tech companies in Oklahoma. OCAST fellowship funding acknowledges that the principal resources of the research institutions and companies are the people they employ, and this Initiative allows those entities to attract and/or retain the best candidates into established, successful health research facilities within Oklahoma.

Full application: September 26, 2022

Link to Full Announcement: https://oklahoma.gov/ocast/research-funding/health-research-postdoctoral-fellowship.html

 

OCAST - Intern Partnerships Program

Description: The purpose of the Student Intern Partnerships funding (Intern Award) is to improve the state’s innovation base by supporting internships in Oklahoma companies engaged in research, innovation development, or implementation of new technology, e.g., a manufacturing operation improving product or process through the implementation of new technology. The program encourages students to prepare for careers in scientific and technical fields as well as ancillary areas that support high-tech industry in Oklahoma.

Full application: September 26, 2022

Link to Full Announcement: https://oklahoma.gov/ocast/research-funding/intern-partnership.html

 

OCAST - Oklahoma Applied Research Support (OARS) Program 

Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended for informational purposes and reflects current planning. It does not obligate OCAST to make any specific number of awards. Awards under the Oklahoma Applied Research Support program are contingent upon the availability of state funds. If there is any inconsistency between the information contained in this FOA and the terms of any resulting contract, the terms of the contract are controlling.

Full application: September 26, 2022

Link to Full Announcement: https://oklahoma.gov/ocast/research-funding/oklahoma-applied-research-support.html

 

Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) - 2022-2023 Request for Proposals

Description: The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for pre-clinical, translational, and early clinical research with the potential to produce unusually high impact, near-term advancements in melanoma prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

Proposals will be accepted for Established Investigator Awards, Academic-Industry Partnership Awards, Young Investigator Awards, and Pilot Awards. Special Opportunities Included in RFP:

  • Immunotherapy Young Investigator Awards supported by Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)
  • Radiation Oncology Young Investigator Award co-funded with the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Pilot Award co-funded with A Cure in Sight
  • Patient-Centric Clinical Trials Team Science Awards co-funded with the Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research (RTFCCR) 

Deadline for Letters of Intent for RTFCCR-MRA Team Science Awards: October 5, 2022

Deadline for Young Investigator applicants to submit Applicant Eligibility Checklist: October 19, 2022

Deadline for all Individual Awards (EIA, YIA, and Pilot) proposals: November 2, 2022

Deadline for invited full applications for RTFCCR-MRA Team Science Awards: January 18, 2023

Link to Full Announcement: https://www.curemelanoma.org/research/request-for-proposals/mra-general-rfp/

 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Clinical Research Award

Description: Clinical Research Awards are offered to provide support for investigator-initiated clinical research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission. Research projects may address diagnosis, treatment, management of disease or symptom, or the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis using clinical (observational/interventional), translational, or epidemiologic study approaches.

Letter of Intent: September 16, 2022

Full application: February 2, 2023

Link to Full Announcement: https://www.cff.org/researchers/clinical-research-award#areas-of-encouragement

 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award

Description: Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Awards are offered to support projects involving human subjects that will develop and test new hypotheses and/or new methods (or those being applied to the problems of cystic fibrosis for the first time), and to support promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis. The intent of these awards is to enable investigators to collect sufficient preliminary data to determine the best strategies and methods for approaching a major question that ultimately will require assessment through a larger-scale research and/or multi-center, collaborative trial.

Letter of Intent: September 16, 2022

Full application: February 2, 2023

Link to Full Announcement: https://www.cff.org/researchers/clinical-pilot-and-feasibility-award

 

The International Center for Responsible Gaming - ICRG Center of Excellence for Gambling Research

Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to advance development, implementation and validation of interventions to minimize gambling-related harm through responsible gambling programs. The ICRG is especially interested in understanding and addressing the low usage of responsible gambling tools. Applicants may request up to $402,500 for a three-year grant.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2022

Link to Full Announcement: https://www.icrg.org/research-center/apply-icrg-funding

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