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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

June 26, 2017
Stan Stepkowski, DVM, PhD, DSc-The role of IL-21, CD40, and Resp18 in chronic allograft rejection (6/26/2017)
Start Date: 6/26/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 6/26/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
Stanislaw Stepkowski, DVM, PhD, DSc Professor Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Department of Surgery University of Toledo Medical College Lecture information and location: https://events.houstonmethodist.org/stan-stepkowski Lunch provided Houston Methodist Research Institute John F. Bookout Auditorium R2-306 6670 Bertner Avenue Houston, Texas 77030 houstonmethodist.org.hmrievents
June 27, 2017
CAGT Seminar Series - Work in Progress (6/27/2017)
Start Date: 6/27/2017 Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 6/27/2017 End Time: 10:00 AM

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

CAGT Seminar Series - Work in Progress
June 27, 2017
The Wylie W. Vale, Jr., Ph.D. Honorary Lecture 2017 (6/27/2017)
Start Date: 6/27/2017 Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 6/27/2017 End Time: 4:00 PM
The Wylie W. Vale, Jr., Ph.D. Honorary Lecture 2017 "Redesigning Physiology: Can Exercise Mimetics Replace Exercise?" Presented by Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D. Professor and Director Gene Expression Laboratory Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator March of Dimes Chair in Developmental and Molecular Biology Salk Institute for Biological Studies Tuesday June 27, 2017 3:00p Kleberg Auditorium DeBakey Building - Main Campus BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
June 27, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (6/27/2017)
Start Date: 6/27/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 6/27/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

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

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June 27, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (6/27/2017)
Start Date: 6/27/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 6/27/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM
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Location: One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building - N311
June 29, 2017
Children's Nutrition Research Center Seminar Series (6/29/2017)
Start Date: 6/29/2017 Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 6/29/2017 End Time: 9:30 AM
Title: "Reprogramming of skeletal muscle stem cells by undernutrition during the postnatal period" Speaker: Marta Fiorotto, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Nutrition, CNRC, BCM Location: CNRC, 1100 Bates, 2nd Floor, Howland Auditorium
June 30, 2017
The Center for Human Immunobiology Seminar Series (6/30/2017)
Start Date: 6/30/2017 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 6/30/2017 End Time: 4:30 PM
The Center for Human Immunobiology Scientific Seminars are held every Friday from 3:30 - 4:30PM in the Feigin Center (Texas Children’s Hospital Building, 1st or 14th floor). The speakers and audience are a mix of local, regional, national and international clinicians, researchers, and statisticians, ranging from graduate students to senior faculty. We seek to cover basic and translational research topics related to hematology and immunology, including but not limited to infectious diseases, cancers, autoimmunity, immune deficiency, treatment approaches and systems biology. An announcement of the lecture is distributed throughout the Feigin Center, and anyone that has a love for science is welcomed.
July 4, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/4/2017)
Start Date: 7/4/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/4/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM
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Location: One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building - N311
July 4, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/4/2017)
Start Date: 7/4/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/4/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

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

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July 7, 2017
DNA Damage and Repair Symposium Honoring Sankar Mitra, PhD (7/7/2017)
Start Date: 7/7/2017 Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 7/7/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM
This is a symposium celebrating the scientific career of Professor Sankar Mitra, PhD on the occasion of his 80th birthday. This one day symposium on DNA damage and repair research, organized in honor of Dr. Mitra’s distinguished contribution to biomedical science, will feature notable guest speakers specialized in the field from all over the US. For agenda and list of speaker's: events.houstonmethodist.org/Sankar-Mitra-80 Houston Methodist Research Institute John F. Bookout Auditorium R2-306 6670 Bertner Avenue Houston, Texas 77030 houstonmethodist.org/hmrievents
July 7, 2017
DISSERTATION DEFENSE - Vivek Rajasekharan (7/7/2017)
Start Date: 7/7/2017 Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 7/7/2017 End Time: 10:00 AM

 

Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

 

Baylor College of Medicine

 

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

 

Vivek Rajasekharan, Ph.D. Candidate

 

"Membrane-Cytoskeleton Bonds Rupture in a Catch-Slip Manner"

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

187A

9:00 a.m.

 

Advisor: Fred Pereira, Ph.D.

July 7, 2017
DISSERTATION DEFENSE - Christopher Foley (7/7/2017)
Start Date: 7/7/2017 Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 7/7/2017 End Time: 11:00 AM
  Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine

DISSERTATION DEFENSE

 

Christopher Foley

Ph.D. Candidate

 

"p160 Steroid Receptor Coactivators and GATA-2: Targeting AR Transcriptional Coactivators to Inhibit Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer"

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

M112

10:00 a.m.

 

Advisor: Nicholas Mitsiades, M.D., Ph.D.

July 8, 2017
TMC First Year Fellows GI Endoscopy Course (7/8/2017)
Start Date: 7/8/2017 Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Date: 7/8/2017 End Time: 12:00 PM
Didactic in basic endoscopy for regional first year GI fellows
July 10, 2017
Cancer Biology Program Meeting (7/10/2017)
Start Date: 7/10/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 7/10/2017 End Time: 1:00 PM
Cancer Biology Program of the Duncan Cancer Center, featuring a variety of cancer researchers both within Baylor and from other institutions. Meetings are in Cullen 301A.
July 11, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/11/2017)
Start Date: 7/11/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/11/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

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

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July 11, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/11/2017)
Start Date: 7/11/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/11/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM
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Location: One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building - N311
July 14, 2017
CPEH Seminar (7/14/2017)
Start Date: 7/14/2017 Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 7/14/2017 End Time: 4:00 PM
The Center for Precision Environmental Health (CPEH) is hosting Dr. Elisabeth Martinez from UT Southwestern Medical Center for a seminar titled, "Targeting epigenetic susceptibilities in cancer and chemoresistance." Location: BCM Alkek Building (1 Baylor Plaza) - N1318.
July 18, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/18/2017)
Start Date: 7/18/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/18/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM
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Location: One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building - N311
July 18, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/18/2017)
Start Date: 7/18/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/18/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

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

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July 25, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/25/2017)
Start Date: 7/25/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/25/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM

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

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July 25, 2017
Medically Speaking Toastmasters Meeting (7/25/2017)
Start Date: 7/25/2017 Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 7/25/2017 End Time: 6:30 PM
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Location: One Baylor Plaza - Albert B. Alkek Building - N311
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 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 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 14, 2017
TMC DDC GI Research Forum (9/14/2017)
Start Date: 9/14/2017 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 9/14/2017 End Time: 5:00 PM

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

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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