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New Advanced Technology Cores Catalogue Available

August 19, 2015 - The 23 cores are centrally organized and managed through the Office of Research and receive support from Baylor as well as extramural grants to offer subsidized, competitive fee-for-service pricing to all Baylor faculty. This catalogue is designed to be a reference for core services available for research needs including major instrumentation, technology platforms, and examples of scientific capabilities. Download the catalogue (PDF.)

NIH Office of Extramural Affairs Research Offers New Podcast on Modified Format Biosketch

April 3, 2015 - The All About Grants podcast series has added “Understanding NIH’s Biosketch Requirements" (MP3). The podcast reviews the modified format for the NIH biosketch, which will be required for NIH applications submitted on or after May 25, 2015. The series is produced by the NIH Office of Extramural Research and is designed for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process. To access all podcasts in this series, go to: http://grants.nih.gov/podcasts/All_About_Grants/index.htm#2

New Options for Investigators Involved in Certain Eligible Multi-site, Industry-sponsored Research

December 15, 2014 - Investigators involved in certain eligible multi-site, industry-sponsored research now have available to them the option of using either the Western IRB or the Brany IRB.  These commercial IRBs meet very frequently and may be helpful to College investigators in speeding the enrollment of BCM as a site.  For more information about use of External IRBs, visit this BCM intranet page: https://intranet.bcm.edu/?fuseaction=home.showpage&tmp=/research/oor/human/reliance/relpolicy.

2014 Alkek Award in Experimental Therapeutics Recipients Announced

August 14, 2014 - Baylor College of Medicine is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Alkek Award for Pilot Projects in Experimental Therapeutics.  The purpose of this award is to build Baylor expertise and capacity in target validation and preclinical translational research necessary for developing promising therapeutic targets, devices, or diagnostic assays for clinical applications. Read about the recipients.

Reproductive Health Research Day - April 14, 2014

March 27, 2014 - This day-long program of talks and discussion focuses on the leading edge of men’s and women’s reproductive health research. For more information about the program and scheduled speakers and to register, visit: https://www.bcm.edu/research/centers/reproductive-medicine/meetings/reproductive-health-research-day.

Research Resources Office (RRO) Education Series

February 11, 2014 - This series of seminars will provide an overview of institutional and regulatory requirements as well as institutional resources. Topics include IND/IDE, clinical research, research ethics, research diet, regulatory, statistics, and EPIC research. The series is open to providers, fellows, and clinical research staff at Texas Children’s Hospital; first-time investigators are especially encouraged to attend. To learn more and register, visit: https://ictr.research.bcm.edu/R5T80IF3WH2/RRORegistration/Registration/Home.aspx.

NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Introduces an Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

February 5, 2014 - This new program trains qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience to become effective reviewers; helps emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to peer review; and enriches the existing pool of NIH reviewers by including scientists from less research-intensive institutions as well as those from traditionally research-intensive institutions. To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, visit: http://public.csr.nih.gov/ReviewerResources/BecomeAReviewer/Pages/Overview-of-ECR-program.aspx.

CIBR Awards Announced

December 20, 2013 - The Center for Computational and Integrative Biomedical Research has announced the recipients of the fiscal year 2014 CIBR Seed Grant Awards. These awards support the mission of the CIBR by fostering novel collaborations that aim to bridge the translational gap from data to models, and from models to drug discovery and personalized therapy. Each collaborative team will receive a $15,000 award for their project. Award recipients include:

  • Dr. David Eagleman and Dr. Richard De La Garza, “Modulating craving states in cocaine addiction via real-time fMRI feedback"
  • Dr. Zulfi Haneef, Dr. Harvey Levin and Dr. Marina Vannucci, “Patterns of network connectivity in temporal lobe epilepsy"
  • Dr. Wei Li and Dr. Margaret Goodell, “Integrative analyses of DNA methylation in juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia”
  • Dr. Zhandong Liu and Dr. Marco Sardiello, “Deconvolution of mass-spec proteomics data to study cellular compartmentation”
  • Dr. Mirjana Maletic-Savatic and Dr. Zhandong Liu, “A novel algorithm for automated analysis of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy data”
  • Dr. Gad Shaulsky and Dr. Blaz Zupan, “Data fusion approaches for identification of bacterial-resistance pathways in Dictyostelium

ICTR offers a new research ethics consultation service

October 11, 2013 - An advisory service available to members of the BCM community through the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and directed by the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy is now available. The service provides consultation and support in analyzing ethical challenges in biomedical research, and provide recommendations for a course of action through formal or informal mechanisms. To make a research ethics consultation service request, go to the ICTR website, click on the service request form, and check the research ethics consultation box.

2013 Alkek Award in Experimental Therapeutics Recipients Announced

September 2013 - The Dan. L. Duncan Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Baylor College of Medicine is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Alkek Award for Pilot Projects in Experimental Therapeutics. The purpose of this award is to build Baylor expertise and capacity in target validation and preclinical translational research necessary for developing promising therapeutic targets, devices, or diagnostic assays for clinical applications. Read about the recipients.

Funding Awards and Announcements

These are active funding opportunities. You can also view all recent funding awards and announcements or browse the VIICTR.org Funding page for additional internal and external funding opportunities.

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance - Requests for Letters of Intent

March 28, 2017 - The alliance is currently seeking letters of intent for the following funding opportunities:

  • Collaborative Research Development Grants ($900,000) provide funds for ovarian cancer research projects that involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions.
  • Liz Tilberis Early Career Awards ($450,000) are for investigators in their first academic faculty appointment. This award is open to physician-scientists and Ph.D. scientists.
  • Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award ($75,000) funds post-doctoral trainees working in ovarian cancer research groups or those currently enrolled in a fellowship program.

To learn more on Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance website. Letters of intent are due April 28, 2017.

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

March 30, 2017 - This international award honors young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science’s Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply. The winner receives prize money of $25,000 and publication of an essay by the winner about his/her research in Science. Learn more about the award and how to apply on the Eppendorf website. The application deadline is June 15, 2017

BCM Interim Funding Program – Fiscal Year 2018

March 1, 2017 - This program provides short-term relief funding up to $100,000 for established laboratories that have experienced a lapse in federal funding. The program provides awards for up to twelve months duration.Learn more and apply on the ICTR website. The deadline to apply for awards beginning FY18 is Monday, April 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM CST.

BCM Bridge to Independence Program – Fiscal Year 2018

March 1, 2017 - This program provides bridge funding of up to $100,000 for junior faculty members who have spent down their seed but not yet obtained independent funding. Learn more and apply on the ICTR website. The deadline to apply for awards beginning FY18 is Monday, April 10, 2017 at 05:00 PM CST.

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News/Events/Deadlines

August 17, 2017
Sigma Seminar (8/17/2017)
Start Date: 8/17/2017 Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 8/17/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building
Room: N317

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August 17, 2017
James T. Willerson, M.D., Cardiovascular Seminar (8/17/2017)
Start Date: 8/17/2017 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 8/17/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM
JOURNAL CLUB Topic: The long noncoding RNA Wisper controls Cardiac fibrosis and remodeling Moderator: Ashley Benham, Ph.D., Research Associate I, Stem Cell Engineering Lab, Texas Heart Institute – Houston, TX Faculty Hosts: AJ Marian, M.D. at the Location: Texas Heart Institute, 6770 Bertner Ave. Houston, TX, 77030, Green Elevators, Level B1
August 20, 2017
Mini-­symposium in honor of David D. Moore’s lifetime achievement in cancer and metabolism (8/20/2017)
Start Date: 8/20/2017 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 8/20/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM
Title: Nuclear Receptors - No Disease is Safe
Location: One Baylor Plaza, Albert B. Alkek Bldg., Rm. N315
August 21, 2017
Olivier Elemento, PhD-A Comprehensive Multi-Omics Approach for Cancer Precision Medicine... (8/21/2017)
Start Date: 8/21/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 8/21/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
A Comprehensive Multi-Omics Approach for Cancer Precision Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine Olivier Elemento, PhD Associate Professor, Cancer Systems Biology Associate Director, Institute for Computational Biomedicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics Walter B. Wriston Research Scholar Weill Cornell Medicine for lecture abstract and location information: events.houstonmethodist.org/olivier-elemento Houston Methodist Research Institute Boardroom R2-311 6670 Boardroom Houston, Texas 77030 houstonmethodist.org/hmrievents
August 21, 2017
MHG Graduate Program Dissertation Defense - Cynthia McClard (8/21/2017)
Start Date: 8/21/2017 Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 8/21/2017 End Time: 3:00 PM
MHG Graduate Program Dissertation Defense - Cynthia McClard "POU6f1 mediates neuropeptide-dependent plasticity in the adult brain" Monday, August 21, 2017 2:00 p.m. NRI 1st Floor Conference Room Mentor: Benjamin Arenkiel, Ph.D.
August 21, 2017
"Limiting the toxicity of chemotherapy by enhancing regeneration of intestinal stem cells" (8/21/2017)
Start Date: 8/21/2017 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 8/21/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM
IMBS Program Seminar - Room N315
Speaker:  Min-Shan Chen
Advisor:  Noah Shroyer, Ph.D.
 
August 22, 2017
Radiation Safety Inspection Refresher (8/22/2017)
Start Date: 8/22/2017 Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Date: 8/22/2017 End Time: 12:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Cullen Building
Room: 301A

Radiation refresher training in preparation for upcoming state inspection
August 22, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (8/22/2017)
Start Date: 8/22/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 8/22/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building
Room: N311

Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Toastmasters members learn to tell their story. They listen and answer. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership. Test your potential in a friendly environment for more personal growth.    

medicallyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org
August 23, 2017
Current Topics in Computational Biomedicine: CIBR/SCBMB Journal Club (8/23/2017)
Start Date: 8/23/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 8/23/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
Current Topics in Computational Biomedicine: CIBR/SCBMB Journal Club Host: Charles Lin Location: 201A Classroom Food/Drinks will be provided
August 23, 2017
CIBR Center Data Clinics (8/23/2017)
Start Date: 8/23/2017 Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 8/23/2017 End Time: 2:00 PM
CIBR Center Data Clinics Location: N302
August 23, 2017
Radiation Safety Inspection Refresher (8/23/2017)
Start Date: 8/23/2017 Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 8/23/2017 End Time: 3:30 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Cullen Building
Room: 301A

Radiation refresher training in preparation for upcoming state inspection
August 25, 2017
Yang-Xin Fu, MD, PhD-Targeting Tumor Cells to Trigger Immunity (8/25/2017)
Start Date: 8/25/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 8/25/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
Yang-Xin Fu, MD, PhD Mary Nell and Ralph B. Rogers Endowed Professorship in Immunology Professor of Pathology UT Southwestern Medical Center For lecture abstract and location information please visit: events.houstonmethodist.org/yangxin-fu Houston Methodist Research Institute Boardroom R2-311 6670 Bertner Avenue Houston, Texas 77030 houstonmethodist.org/hmrievents
August 28, 2017
Matthew D. Cykowski, MD - The Pathologic Spectrum of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis... (8/28/2017)
Start Date: 8/28/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 8/28/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
The Pathologic Spectrum of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and What it May Tell Us About the Disease Matthew D. Cykowski, MD Staff Pathologist Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine Houston Methodist For lecture abstract and location information: events.houstonmethodist.org/Matthew-Cykowski Houston Methodist Research Institute Boardroom R2-311 6670 Bertner Avenue Houston, Texas 77030 houstonmethodist.org/hmrievents
August 28, 2017
Corey Hyrc Dissertation Defense (8/28/2017)
Start Date: 8/28/2017 Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 8/28/2017 End Time: 2:00 PM
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Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics

Dissertation Defense

 Corey Hryc
Graduate Student
Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

"Optimization and Validation of CryoEM Molecular Models - from Capsids to Amino Acids"

monday, August 28, 2017
1:00 PM
BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) - 280
Rice University 

Mentor:
Wah Chiu, Ph.D.
wah@bcm.edu 

 

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August 28, 2017
"Developmental Defects Underlying Testicular Germ Cell Tumorigenesis" (8/28/2017)
Start Date: 8/28/2017 Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 8/28/2017 End Time: 3:00 PM
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Integrative Molecular & Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
Dissertation Defense - Room M112
Emily Packard Dawson 
 
Advisor:  Jason Heaney, Ph.D.
Molecular & Human Genetics 
August 29, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (8/29/2017)
Start Date: 8/29/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 8/29/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building
Room: N311

Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Toastmasters members learn to tell their story. They listen and answer. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership. Test your potential in a friendly environment for more personal growth.    

medicallyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org
August 30, 2017
BIC & Immunology Thursday Seminar (8/30/2017)
Start Date: 8/30/2017 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 8/30/2017 End Time: 6:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building
Room: N315

BIC & Immunology Thursday Seminar
September 5, 2017
Molecular & Human Genetics Seminar Series (9/5/2017)
Start Date: 9/5/2017 Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Date: 9/5/2017 End Time: 1:30 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Michael E. DeBakey Center
Room: M112

Seminar Series
September 5, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (9/5/2017)
Start Date: 9/5/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 9/5/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building
Room: N311

Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Toastmasters members learn to tell their story. They listen and answer. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership. Test your potential in a friendly environment for more personal growth.    

medicallyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org
September 7, 2017
Children's Nutrition Research Center Seminar Series (9/7/2017)
Start Date: 9/7/2017 Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 9/7/2017 End Time: 9:30 AM
Topic: Brain apolipoprotein A-IV Mediates estrogenic reduction of dietary obesity Speaker: Min Liu, Phd, Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati Location: CNRC, 1100 Bates, 2nd Floor, Howland Auditorium
September 7, 2017
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Seminar Series (9/7/2017)
Start Date: 9/7/2017 Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Date: 9/7/2017 End Time: 11:30 AM
"Inducing protective host immunity to polymicrobial sepsis with Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus" Presented by: Mairi Noverr, Ph.D. Professor Dept. of Prosthodontics Center of Excellence in Oral Biology LSU HSC School of Dentistry LOCATION: 6431 Fannin, McGovern Medical School, Room 2.135 McGovern Medical School at UTHealth HOST: Mike Lorenz, Ph.D. Professor Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
September 7, 2017
Profiles in Professionalism Speaker: Dr. Tait Shanafelt (9/7/2017)
Start Date: 9/7/2017 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 9/7/2017 End Time: 5:30 PM
Profiles in Professionalism Speaker: Dr. Tait Shanafelt
September 11, 2017
Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Seminar Series (9/11/2017)
Start Date: 9/11/2017 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 9/11/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM
Regulation of Lysosome Trafficking and Autophagy: Implication in Atherogenesis Speaker: Yang Zhang, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy University of Houston Hosted By: Dr. Guangwei Du Location: 6431 Fannin Street MSB 2.135 Houston, TX 77030
September 12, 2017
Molecular & Human Genetics Seminar Series (9/12/2017)
Start Date: 9/12/2017 Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Date: 9/12/2017 End Time: 1:30 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Michael E. DeBakey Center
Room: M112

Seminar Series
September 12, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (9/12/2017)
Start Date: 9/12/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 9/12/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building
Room: N311

Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Toastmasters members learn to tell their story. They listen and answer. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership. Test your potential in a friendly environment for more personal growth.    

medicallyspeaking.toastmastersclubs.org

 

VIICTR Member Organizations
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Ben Taub Hospital
  • University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Gulf Coast Consortia