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OUHSC Research News – Monday, September 19, 2022

Published: Friday, September 16, 2022

OUHSC Research News – Monday, September 19, 2022


Notices and Reminders


The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is excited to announce that SoonerTrack II is now accessible off-campus through Self-Service at: As a result, you will not need to use the GlobalProtect VPN (Virtual Private Network) or MyDesk VDI service (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) when off-campus to access the SoonerTrack II system. However, DUO dual authentication is still required. Please note that mobile devices such as cell phones are not fully compatible at this time. If you have any questions, please contact


OUHSC Research News is intended to notify faculty and staff of new funding opportunities, upcoming workshops and seminars, agency updates, and OUHSC policies and procedures that impact sponsored research. If your department or unit has an open funding opportunity or is offering a workshop event that you’d like to be included in the newsletter, please send it to the Office of Research Administration (ORA) at Items for the newsletter should be received by the ORA on later than 5:00 PM on Thursday to be included in the following week’s issue.   


Upcoming Downtime, September 23-29, 2022 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, 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

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.



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:


Point of contact: Clara Smith, 


The Office of Technology Commercialization Lunch and Learn - Copyright, Trademark and Open Source

Date/Time: September 28, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time

Description: We invite you to join us for an upcoming session of Innovation to Impact, a series of lunch discussions for faculty, staff and graduate students about the creation, management and commercialization of intellectual property (IP).

Copyright, Trademark & Open Source

  • Not all intellectual property is patentable
  • Filing for copyrights and trademarks
  • Protecting your software application
  • Examples of licensing non-traditional IP

During these presentations, you will learn more about the impact of IP and how it complements your research.

Registration link: Space is limited, so participants must register.


NIH Webinar: Research Misconduct & Detrimental Research Practices Webinar

Date: October 14, 2022, 2:10 PM – 3:15 PM EST

Description: What is research misconduct and what are some detrimental research practices? Research Integrity Officers from the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), HHS and NIH will help answer this question and more, as they discuss Public Health Service (PHS) regulations on handling research misconduct allegations, responsibilities of an institution receiving PHS funds, and red flags that may help to avoid misconduct in research. Experts will explore interpersonal, institutional, and professional responsibilities in the overall ethical conduct of research during presentations, case studies, and discussions with the audience. Registration is free and includes access for the NIH Grants Conference 2022-2023 season.

Registration link:


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:


Point of contact: Clara Smith, [same person as for workshop 1]


OUHSC Funding Opportunities

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

Description: Grant proposals are being accepted for the Fall cycle from Stephenson Cancer Center Providers for their investigator-initiated clinical trials (IITs) or translational work for the amount of up to $125,000 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 Submission Checklist provided with this notice.

Deadline: October 3, 2022 at 5 pm CST

Link to the full announcement or a flyer: Please refer to the attached flyer.


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: Practice into Research


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

Deadline for Abstract submission for the HHDC 2022 Research Symposium: Friday, September 30, 2022. Abstracts must be received by 5 p.m.

HHDC 2022 Research Symposium will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022 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 Alvin C. Powers, MD, Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science, Medicine, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Professor, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center Director, Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Vanderbilt University. For abstract submission guidelines and to RSVP for this free event, please go to:

Please contact with any questions for this event.


 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.


The Natural Hazards Center (NHC) - Special Call for Proposals: Research in U.S. Territories, Tribal Areas, and Rural Communities

Description: The Natural Hazards Center (NHC)—with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF)—is issuing a special call for proposals focused on studying public health preparedness, response, and resilience to disasters in the inhabited U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, tribal areas, and rural communities across the United States.

Research is urgently needed to develop evidence-based practices to improve community preparedness, resilience, and the public health response to disasters in these regions. While these areas are historically, geographically, socially, and culturally unique, they are at higher risk to adverse disaster impacts—including deaths and property loss—than many other regions of the United States. This special call is designed to address these gaps in knowledge.

Proposals and Pre-submission Requirements: due by 5:00 p.m. MT on Friday, October 7, 2022

Link to Full Announcement: 


ASPIRE: A Supplement to Promote Inclusion for Research Excellence

Description: Despite progress in breast cancer research and patient care, not everyone is benefitting from the scientific advances and improvements in breast cancer care and outcomes.  This new Susan G. Komen grant is intended to enhance the diversity of the breast cancer research workforce by providing established breast cancer scientists with supplemental funding to support research trainees from communities historically minoritized and marginalized in research. A breast cancer research workforce that represents the breast cancer community is one way to work towards health equity and better outcomes for all. By supporting these promising trainees early in their research careers, Komen seeks to ensure that a diverse group of highly trained scientists who reflect the communities we serve will emerge as the next generation of leaders in breast cancer research and end breast cancer forever. 

Eligibility: Lead mentor must have a currently funded breast cancer research project that has undergone a rigorous peer review by either Susan G. Komen, the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF). Trainees supported by this supplement must be from one or more the following racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in biomedical research, as per data from the 2021 US National Science Foundation report on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering:  Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islander. ( Supported trainees may include predoctoral students (post qualifying exam), health professional students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Award amount: up to $80,000 per year to cover a trainee’s salary for one year or two years.

Full Application Due: November 1, 2022, by 1 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

Link to Full Announcement:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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:


 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:

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