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More Options Available with ASSIST

Posted: 7/28/2015

From the NIH Website

ASSIST Now an Option for Institutional Training and Career Development (Ts and K12), Other Training Grants (Ds) and Various Research Applications

Purpose

This Notice announces the immediate availability of ASSIST as a submission option for NIH's Institutional Training and Career Development applications (Ts and K12), other training applications (Ds) and additional research applications. ASSIST is NIH's on-line system for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications through Grants.gov to NIH.

ASSIST support is now available for the following programs:

All multi-project grant programs (May 2013: NOT-OD-13-075) Small Research Grant (R03) and Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) programs (January 2015: NOT-OD-15-062) Research Grant (R01), Research Project Cooperative Agreements and Individual Career Development Award (K, excluding  K12) programs (April 2015: NOT-OD-15-098, NOT-OD-15-099) Institutional Training and Career Development programs (Ts and K12), other training programs (Ds), and additional research applications (DP7, R13, R15, R18, R21/R33, R24, R25, R33, R34, R35, R36, R61/R33, RF1, RM1, SI2/R00, U13, U18, U24, U2R, U34, UA5, UF1, UG3/UH3, UH1, UH2, UH2/UH3, UH3, UH4, UM1)

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NIH Requesting Input on NIH-wide Strategic Plan

Posted: 7/28/2015
From the NIH Website Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on a Framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan  Purpose This Notice is a time-sensitive Request for Information (RFI) inviting comments and suggestions on the framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan. NOTE: It is important to read this entire RFI notice to... FULL STORY
 

Identifying Biomarkers Key to Early Intervention in Alzheimer

Posted: 7/22/2015
Although the term didn’t surface until the 1980s, the concept of biomarkers has been around for almost a century. Today, doctors routinely test blood for signs of anemia or the antigen associated with prostate cancer. Urine samples can hint at the presence of infection or diabetes, and EEGs diagnose electrical abnormalities in the brain. But... FULL STORY
Tags: Alzheimer's research, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
 

UK Scientist Awarded $3 Million NIH Grant to Study Therapy for Sepsis

Posted: 3/10/2015 - Tags: Research, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center
Xiang-An Li, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center and Department of Pediatrics, has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study synthetic HDL (sHDL) as a potential therapy for sepsis. Sepsis -- also called septicemia -- is a life-threatening condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection. Immune chemicals released by the body into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger widespread inflammation that can damage multiple organ systems. In the worst cases, blood pressure drops, the heart weakens and the patient spirals toward septic shock and death. Sepsis is a major... FULL STORY

Legislative Leaders Join Gov. Beshear for UK Research Bill Signing

Posted: 3/9/2015 - Tags: Research
Governor Steve Beshear, joined by legislative leaders, today signed legislation authorizing construction of a multidisciplinary research building at the University of Kentucky. House Bill 298 provides for a state-of-the-art facility which will house world-class research across health disciplines. Research will focus on the many health challenges facing the Commonwealth, particularly those which contribute to preventable diseases and deaths. “This project represents the potential to improve the lives of so many, both within Kentucky where our health outcomes are so poor, and beyond,” Gov. Beshear said. “I’m happy the General Assembly is supporting the university’s... FULL STORY

New UK Research Facility Gets Green Light From State Legislature

Posted: 3/4/2015 - Tags: Research
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto believes it is time "to make death a beggar in Kentucky.” It’s the idea that through world-class research across an array of disciplines, and a commitment to working as partners with communities across the state, some of the most stubborn health challenges and statistics that plague Kentucky can be successfully attacked. On Tuesday, the state General Assembly and Gov. Steve Beshear demonstrated their unwavering commitment to that vision of addressing Kentucky’s most stubborn health disparities by endorsing funding for construction of a $265 million, multidisciplinary research building at UK. The Senate voted 36-... FULL STORY

UK Libraries Workshops to Help Users Save Time, Be More Effective With

Posted: 2/11/2015 - Tags: Research
From undergraduate students to graduate students and faculty members, everyone can use some time-saving strategies for library research. A series of workshops presented by University of Kentucky Libraries will help members of the campus community save time and be more effective in their research. The series targets a number of specific topics from basic research skills to scholarly communication issues. The UK Libraries Workshops range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes each. Upcoming workshop offerings are: · "Open Up Your Published Research: Introduction to Open Access," 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at William T. Young Library, Room 1-57; · "What Your Students Think... FULL STORY

UK Research Building Clears First Legislative Hurdle

Posted: 2/11/2015 - Tags: Research
The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Tuesday strongly endorsed legislation that would provide funding for a multi-disciplinary research building on the University of Kentucky campus targeted at the Commonwealth’s most pressing challenges. “Our goal is to make death a beggar in Kentucky,” said UK President Eli Capilouto, who testified before the committee Tuesday morning. The legislation now goes to the full House for consideration. Specifically, the state would fund $132.5 million of the projected $265 million research building. UK would fund the other half. The building, which would be located on South Limestone next to the bio-pharmacy building,... FULL STORY

UK Neonatologist's Study Trial Supports Alternative Therapy for Drug-

Posted: 2/2/2015 - Tags: Research, Pediatrics
In the past decade, the number of Kentucky babies starting life with a drug dependency, or neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), has skyrocketed from 1.3 per 1,000 births to 19 per 1,000 births. Just like adults coming off drugs, babies whose mothers used opiate drugs during pregnancy, will suffer from a number of withdrawal symptoms, including tremors and irritability. The most common form of treatment for babies suffering from withdrawal is the opiate morphine, which can hinder brain development during a critical growth period in a baby's life. The treatment period for infants requires hospitalization and can last weeks or even months, resulting in high... FULL STORY

Registration Now Available for UK Barnstable Brown Obesity & Diabetes

Posted: 2/2/2015 - Tags: Research, Barnstable Brown Obesity and Diabetes Research Day
Registration is now available for the fifth annual Barnstable Brown Obesity... FULL STORY

UK Sanders-Brown Researcher Receives NIH Grant Totaling $1.1 Million

Posted: 1/28/2015 - Tags: UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Research, Grants and Funding
Dr. Gregory J. Bix of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a promising treatment for ischemic stroke. The five-year grant expands Bix's earlier research on a protein called Perlecan Domain V, which appears to foster healing after strokes caused by blood clots in the brain. "Perlecan seems to promote neurorepair in endothelial cells by blocking a receptor called A5B1 Integrin," Bix said. "In fact, genetically engineered mice that are completely deficient in the A5B1 receptor in endothelial cells show amazingly little to no injury after a stroke." "It's... FULL STORY

UK Study Finds Potential New Drug Target for Lung Cancer

Posted: 1/23/2015 - Tags: Lung Cancer, Markey Cancer Center, Research
A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a key enzyme and its associated metabolic programming may lead to novel drug development to treat lung cancer. Cancer cells undergo metabolic alterations to meet the increased energy demands that support their excess growth and survival. The Krebs cycle in the mitochondria of cells is used to supply both energy and building materials for cell growth. Two mitochondrial enzymes – pyruvate carboxylase (PC) and glutaminase replenish carbon to the Krebs cycle.   Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the study collected metabolic data directly from more than... FULL STORY

UK Study Disputes Previous Theories on Loss of Muscle Stem Cells and Aging

Posted: 1/7/2015 - Tags: Center for Muscle Biology, CCTS, Research
Professional athletes often spend hours in a gym working to build strong healthy muscles needed to keep them at the top of their game. But strong muscles help all humans maintain peak physical performance – the non-athlete, the young and the old – and can prevent frailty later in life, a condition that can exacerbate an illness and even shorten one's life. According to Charlotte Peterson, co-director of the Center for Muscle Biology at the University of Kentucky, "muscle powers health." Peterson, who is also a professor and associate dean for research in the College of Health Sciences and associate director of the UK Center for Clinical and Translation Sciences (CCTS... FULL STORY

UK Researchers Point to Impact of Combined Brain Injury and PTSD in War

Posted: 12/22/2014 - Tags: Research, Rehabilitation Medicine
The U.S. Department of Defense identifies mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, as one of the signature injuries impacting veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Often associated with the blast of an improvised explosive device (IED) in the field, an mTBI is commonly diagnosed in concurrence with posttraumatic stress disorder, a separate condition triggered by the traumatic event. A recent study suggests that 12 to 16 percent of all veterans involved in the Iraqi conflict have a history of mTBI and an estimated 13 to 17 percent of veterans return with a diagnosis of PTSD resulting from an injury. One-third of all veterans with a TBI also suffer from PTSD.... FULL STORY

94 Year-Old Lexington Woman Gives Back as Research Volunteer

Posted: 12/19/2014 - Tags: Research, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Clinical Trials
On Dec. 2, a very special group of people gathered to celebrate a very special gift. "Participation in clinical trials is a truly noble act, and we consider the people who volunteer for research part of our family," says Dr. Gregory Jicha, a professor at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. "So it's natural that we would gather at the holidays to share a little joy and thanksgiving." Every year, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has a party for patients who have volunteered to participate in research at the center. It's an annual highlight for patients and staff alike, who often form special bonds over the course of several years.... FULL STORY