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VPR Office Requests Notification from Researchers Planning to Submit Instrumentation Grants

Posted: 3/31/2015

Part of the submission requirements for NIH Shared Instrumentation and High End Instrumentation Grant Programs is an institutional letter of support.   This letter includes detailed supporting documentation and mulitple level approvals.  Therefore, the VPR office along with PDO are requesting notification now from researchers who may be considering the submission of this type of grant.  The proposals are due to NIH on May 29, 2015.  

Questions - Annette Evans at 257-1663.

NIH FY 2016 High End Instrumentation and Required Information for Letter of Institutional Commitment 

The NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) has announced the High-End Instrumentation Grant program for major research equipment costing at least $600,000. ORIP intends to commit approximately $20 million in FY 2016 to fund approximately 10-15 new awards. The NIH deadline is May 29, 2015. 

Complete Program Announcement:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-118.html 

Special Use Instrument (SUI):  In rare special circumstances, to extend the outreach of the HEI Program to cases when an institution cannot justify sole use of the high-end instrument for NIH-supported and other biomedical research, the institution... FULL STORY

 

NIH Provides Reminder Related to New Biosketch Requirements

Posted: 3/31/2015
Reminder: NIH and AHRQ Biosketch Requirements for Due Dates On or After May 25, 2015 Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-085 Key DatesRelease Date:  March 24, 2015 Related AnnouncementsNOT-OD-15-032 Issued byNational Institutes of Health (NIH) Purpose The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) require the new biosketch format (NOT-OD-15-032) for all competing... FULL STORY
 

SRAS Welcomes New Staff

Posted: 3/24/2015
Photos and contact information are now included on the SRAS website for several new staff that have joined us recently.     Julie Elliott started as a Reconciler on October 1, 2014.  She has over 20 years of experience in insurance collections and mortgage banking.  She already has a regular group of departments she is supporting.  Gina Vessels joined the SRAS on January 12, 2015, in the newly created... 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

'UK at the Half' Reports on $7 Million Grant to Fight Lung Cancer

Posted: 12/8/2014 - Tags: Behavioral Science, Lung Cancer, Research
University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty member in behavioral science and Director of the Kentucky LEADS Collaborative Dr. Jamie Studts was featured during the "UK at the Half" that aired during the UK vs. Providence College basketball game, broadcast on the radio Nov. 30. The Kentucky LEADS Collaborative received a three-year, $7 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's Bridging Cancer Care Initiative. Kentucky has more cases of lung cancer than any other state and its lung cancer mortality rate is 50 percent higher than the national average. The collaborative includes the UK Markey Cancer Center, The University of Louisville's James Graham... FULL STORY

UK Physiologist Leads Team that Identifies Receptors Activated by Odors

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Tags: Research, Physiology
A group of physiologists led by University of Kentucky’s Tim McClintock have identified the receptors activated by two odors using a new method that tracks responses to smells in live mice. Their research was published in the latest edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. Using a fluorescent protein to mark nerve cells activated by odors, McClintock and his colleagues identified receptors that allow mouse nerve cells to respond to two odors: eugenol, which is a component of several spices, most notably cloves, and muscone, known as musk. "This new method could help us understand how these receptors allow mice, and eventually humans, to detect and... FULL STORY

Markesbery Symposium Presents Latest Research on Aging and Dementia

Posted: 11/25/2014 - Tags: UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Alzheimer's research, Research
More than 450 scientists, researchers and laypeople converged on Lexington last week for the fourth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia, hosted by the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. The two-day program offered sessions for both scientific and community audiences to share current findings, trends and the latest updates on dementia and aging disorders, particularly Alzheimer's disease. The scientific session and poster presentations were held on Friday, Nov. 21, at the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. This session featured speakers William E. Van Nostrand, Ph.D., of Stony Brook University, and Dr. Steven M. Greenberg of... FULL STORY