The Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Biomedical Informatics team launches UMN Profiles, a web-based tool to help create meaningful connections among the research community in Minnesota and around the world.
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S.citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.
The National Institutes of Health Common Fund recently posted two funding opportunities. The NIH Director's Pioneer Award supports innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. Deadline is Oct. 7. Applications do not require preliminary data or detailed budgets and provide up to $2.5 million over 5 years. Read RFA-RM-11-004 for detailed instructions on how to apply.
By receiving the Clinical and Translational Science Award, the University of Minnesota is now required by NCRR and NIH to ensure an acknowledgment of the CTSA in any publications that result from UMN CTSI assistance with a project.
Learn about new treatments for genetic neurologic disorders. Dr. Chester Whitley is the next featured speaker for the CTSI Science Café on Sept. 22 at 7:30 AM in Coffman Memorial Union's Mississippi Room. Dr. Whitley will discuss his clinical research that spans a spectrum of metabolic and enzyme deficiencies resulting in conditions such as Hurler syndrome, Hunter syndrome, Gaucher disease, Sanfilippo syndrome and Tay-Sachs disease. Contact Christi Powers or more information.