Pitches for New MCubed Diamond Program Due May 15

Pitches for New MCubed Diamond Program Due May 15

Pitches for New MCubed Diamond Program Due May 15

Interdisciplinary research teams who seek to answer compelling questions in the area of translational research can pitch their ideas through the MCubed Diamond Program. MICHR will fully fund a variety of classic cubes ($60K) and mini cubes ($15K). In the absence of traditional funding agency peer review, awarded teams will be able to pursue their innovative ideas and collaborative efforts quickly.  Pitches will be accepted through May 15, 2019.

Learn the Basics of Budgeting for Research Grants at May 7 Workshop

Learn the Basics of Budgeting for Research Grants at May 7 Workshop

Learn the Basics of Budgeting for Research Grants at May 7 Workshop

Join MICHR for an interactive workshop presenting the basics of budgeting for research grants. Learn how to calculate indirect costs, determine calendar months for effort, complete other budget components, and write a budget justification. We will also talk about how to monitor expenses after you are awarded and the closeout (FFR) process. This budgeting workshop is modeled using a NIH budget format.

Nominate Your Mentor for Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award

Nominate Your Mentor for Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award

Nominate Your Mentor for Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award

Deadline extended to March 18! Have you and your research benefited from the support of a mentor? Does your mentor have a track record of successfully mentoring students, fellows, or early career faculty at the University of Michigan? Consider nominating your mentor for the 2019 Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award.

Funding Opportunity Supports Research Addressing Flint Community Issues

Funding Opportunity Supports Research Addressing Flint Community Issues

Funding Opportunity Supports Research Addressing Flint Community Issues

Are you interested in research that addresses community health in Flint? Apply now for a funding opportunity that funds community-engaged research partnerships and projects addressing community priorities in Flint. 

Applicants may request up to $5,000 for partnership development activities or up to $10,000 for conducting small-scale research projects.

Patient’s Journey to Participate in Clinical Trial Leads to Successful Removal of Cancerous Tumor

Patient’s Journey to Participate in Clinical Trial Leads to Successful Removal of Cancerous Tumor

Patient’s Journey to Participate in Clinical Trial Leads to Successful Removal of Cancerous Tumor

A patient’s journey from Arizona to the U-M Rogel Cancer Center to participate in clinical research led to the successful removal of her cancerous tumor. The trial involved adding an oral agent known as AZD 1775 to chemotherapy and radiation. In laboratory studies, it did a better job killing pancreatic cancer cells.

MICHR’s George Mashour Elected to National Academy of Medicine

MICHR’s George Mashour Elected to National Academy of Medicine

MICHR’s George Mashour Elected to National Academy of Medicine

George Mashour, MD, PhD, an expert in anesthesiology and neuroscience, is among the new members of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Dr. Mashour was elected to the NAM in recognition of major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health. U-M now has 58 members of the NAM on its active and emeritus faculty. 

New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training and Assessment Materials

New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training and Assessment Materials

New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training and Assessment Materials

To address the need for consistent training, assessment, and measures of competency, MICHR has collaborated with three universities to launch the DIAMOND portal.  

The portal is a pioneering digital collection that serves as a database for members of clinical and translational research study teams to share and access training and assessment resources.

Solving a Grave Complication of Bone Marrow Transplants

Solving a Grave Complication of Bone Marrow Transplants

Solving a Grave Complication of Bone Marrow Transplants

Between 50 to 60 percent of patients who receive donated bone marrow or stem cells develop a major complication called graft-versus-host disease, with a mortality rate of 75 to 100 percent among those with the most severe cases of the disease.

That’s why Sung Won Choi, MD, MS has devoted the past decade of her career to research intended not only to better treat GVHD but also to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

Symposium Focuses on LGBTQ Researchers and Research Needs

Symposium Focuses on LGBTQ Researchers and Research Needs

Symposium Focuses on LGBTQ Researchers and Research Needs

Experts from across the University of Michigan and beyond presented and discussed issues related to LGBTQ+ communities on September 6. The first-ever LGBTQ Inclusion as Researchers & in Research Symposium was attended by faculty, staff, students, and visiting alumni. 

Hosted by the U-M LGBT Faculty Alliance, Spectrum Center, and Rackham Graduate School and sponsored by MICHR, the day-long event focused on unmet health care needs and better integration of LGBTQ communities at U-M.