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March 2017


Laboratory Methods for Translational Scientists
Free, all day course on March 3, is targeted to young clinical investigators requiring laboratory support for clinical research. Course covers laboratory technologies employed to characterize drugs and biologics in bodily fluids and tissues.

New Approaches to Metabolomics Research
Register online for March 14 symposium on Metabolomics, featuring keynote speakers, Charles Burant, MD, PhD University of Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center and Gary Siuzdak, PhD, director of the Scripps Center for Metabolomics.

Improving Long Term Outcomes Research
On March 14, Dale Needham, MD, PhD and research team present overview of the free resources for conducting clinical research, funded by his National Heart Lung and Blood Institute R24 national infrastructure grant.

Third Thursdays with the ICTR
Next in lecture series is Thursday, March 16, where speakers share research related news and showcase a resource and/or service that can aid clinical research team members. Register online for the next lecture with Nidhi Atri, M.D. and Anthony Keyes, MBA, PMP

Funding Opportunity: Nexus Award for Externships in Drug and Device Development
Designed for researchers interested in collaboration with colleagues outside of JH, award provides funds to investigators engaged in drugs, biologics, vaccines or device design. Applications due Apirl 3.

Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Check out the many services and clinical resources for faculty and student investigators on the ICTR website.

Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network

JHM HSR Recertification Training
HSR recertification is required for new application submissions only and change in research submissions, and is required every three years


Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Go online for the most recent versions of important forms, policies, and guidelines.

Current Classes
A Rodent Handling class will be held on March 9. Class is free. Registration is required.

"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement
Form processing assistance available through the JHU Animal Care and Use Comittee office.


Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) presents: Safety in Research Updates


Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures/ Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research
Fund provides seed funding for vital proof-of-concept and validation studies of valuable technologies at Johns Hopkins. Application deadline is March 15.

Progeria Research Foundation Grants
PRF seeks to fund basic science research on the disease mechanism in Progeria - a fatal, "premature aging" disease in children. Application deadline is March 21.

NIH - Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)
Funding supports supports state-of-the art commercially available technologies needed for NIH-funded research using any vertebrate and invertebrate animal species.The maximum award is $750,000. Internal deadline is March 30.

NIH - Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)
Funding supports instruments like X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes. The maximum award is $600,000. Internal deadline is March 30.

Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Challenge
Foundation sponsors $2 million prize to the first team to develop a viable selective alpha-synucle in PET tracer and agree to make that tracer available broadly. No application deadline.


NIH Policy: Foreign Components Added to a Grant to a Domestic or Foreign Organization
NIH defines foreign components added to a grant and significant grant related activities needing prior NIH approval.


Upcoming Deadlines for March, April and May

March Events at the Genetic Resources Core Facility
Dates and details for Genetic Resources Core Symposium and others online.


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