SOUTH CAROLINA CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Doris Duke Program to Enhance the Retention of Clinicians (PERK)
MUSC/MUHA is the recipient of an award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) through a new Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists program aimed at improving the retention and advancement of junior-level physician scientists who face special challenges of balancing their professional work with caregiving responsibilities. The objective of our program – called PERK (Program to Enhance the Retention of Clinicians) – is to provide supplemental funds to support ongoing clinical research efforts of eligible faculty.
This announcement is a request for applications from eligible faculty. Applications are due June 1, 2018 by 5pm EST.
Questions related to this opportunity may be addressed to Diana Lee-Chavarria at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-792-8205.
Upcoming SCTR Lunch and Learn Programming
2018 Annual SCTR Mentorship Training Symposium
SCTR and the Mentor Leadership Council invite all MUSC faculty, trainees, and students to the 2018 Annual SCTR Mentorship Training Symposium: “Practical Approaches to Mentoring Challenges.” The event will feature keynote speaker Rick McGee, Jr, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development and Professor of Medical Education at Northwestern University. Dr. McGee's presentation is entitled "Mentoring 2.0: Mentors, Coaches and Shared Responsibility".
Other parts of the program will include practical tips on mentoring from three previous Peggy Schachte Mentoring Award winners, a panel discussion by successful mentor-mentee pairs in various academic tracks (research, clinical and education), and discussion of mentoring case studies. The symposium will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018, 8:30am-1pm in the Bioengineering Auditorium. Registration is free, but required. Please register at https://redcap.musc.edu/surveys/?s=7797Y9CAXH.
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Fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research Ethics
For all research personnel and students, we announce the availability of the Fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research Ethics Program for 2018-2019. The Program is offered entirely online and can be completed in 1 or 2 years, resulting in a certificate of completion of the Fellowship, indicating competence in clinical and translational research ethics.
The certificate is valuable, not only for the knowledge and training it imparts, but because it may count toward promotion and tenure, as it does in MUSC’s College of Medicine and others, and especially because it increases the impact of grant applications, particularly those being sent to the NIH, since granting agencies have increasingly placed great value on research ethics performance, education, and credentials.
Phlebotomy Skills Course for Healthcare Professionals at MUSC
Need to learn phlebotomy skills or a refresher?Lowcountry AHEC is offering a phlebotomy skills course for Healthcare professionals at MUSC!
This course is designed to introduce or update health professionals who are (or will be) required to draw blood from individuals in hospitals, clinics or other healthcare settings.
The course will be offered May 17th in room HE628H of the Clinical Science building. See attached document for more details.
There are only 15 spots! Sign up before it's full!
Upcoming Apple Tree!
TWO APPLE TREE SESSIONS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!
Prototyping providers: What does “design thinking” mean for healthcare education?
Calling all non-designers! This session offers a crash course in design thinking, which has been hailed as “a new and effective method for transforming great ideas into amazing outcomes.” From a blend of lecture and interaction, attendees will come away with answers to three central questions: What is design thinking? How has design thinking impacted healthcare education in the United States? And how might we further apply design thinking here at MUSC?
Michael Madson, PhD
Center for Academic Excellence
May 3, 2018
12:00 to 12:50 PM
Education Center/Library, Room 405
Library Workshop: Searching 101
Are you unsure how to get started with your search?
Librarians will help you select the appropriate database and develop your search strategy!
We will review PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, and PsycINFO.
Emily Brennan and Rena Lubker
May 8, 2018
Library Room 438 (Note Room Location)
NIH Director's Early Independence Award
Limited Submission Funding Opportunity
Funding Opportunity No. RFA-RM-18-010
Application Receipt Date(s): Pre-applications are due June 6, 2018. Letters of Intent are due to the NIH by August 27, 2018. Full applications are due September 27, 2018.
Description: The NIH Director's DP5 Early Independence Award provides R01-level funding to exceptional graduate students and clinical fellows who are functioning at an advanced level, allowing them to skip the traditional postdoctoral training period and move directly into an independent faculty-level position following completion of their terminal doctoral degree or clinical training. Competitive candidates will have a strong record of research productivity, demonstrated accomplishments in leadership and innovation, as well as strong rationale for early independence.
Eligibility: To be eligible, the applicant’s terminal degree receipt date must fall between June 1, 2017 and September 30, 2019. The applicant may not be functionally independent at the time of application submission.
Limited-Submission: MUSC may submit two applications for this award. If you would like to apply, or have a graduate student that you would like to nominate, please submit the following DP5 pre-application materials to the Office of Research Development (ORD) no later than Wednesday, June 6, 2018:
Please direct all materials, communications, and questions regarding this opportunity to Dr. Alexis Nagel (email@example.com). Candidates will be notified no later than June 20, 2018 with a final decision.
The ORD is able to offer support to the chosen candidate for proposal development, and will schedule a follow up meeting with the student/fellow and primary mentor following the final decision(s).
MUSC’s Center on Aging
NIH NIDA K12 Mentored Clinical Scientists Program in Drug Abuse and Addiction
To overcome barriers that investigators face in successful translation of their work across the research continuum, we will fund proposals from researcher/investigator teams for Overcoming Barriers to Translational Success (OrBiTS) awards. These two-year grants will enable a team of at last three investigators to hire technical staff, procure specialized equipment, purchase data sets, or hire a specialized consultant so that they could generate strong clinical and translational research programs. The OrBiTS awards are not for specific research projects, but for infrastructure that will aid clinical and translational research. We anticipate that this type of support will provide considerable help in bringing basic scientists into the clinical and translational arena or facilitate translational researchers doing clinical trials, ultimately leading to procurement of large center-type grants.
MUSC Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Information Session
The April information session has been canceled.
The next information session is scheduled for May 16th, 2018, from 11:00 to 12:00 in the Institute of Psychiatry’s auditorium.
A reminder message will be sent in early May.
Southeastern Medical Device Association Emerging Technology Poster Event
The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) is holding their annual conference in Greenville, SC on May 2 -4 (http://semda.net/conference/). The conference attracts more than 350 attendees representing industry and academia in the med device arena across the southeast and beyond, so it provides an excellent opportunity to connect with potential partners for academic researchers. We are very excited to have the conference in South Carolina this year for the first time ever, and want to be sure our state is well represented. The poster session for emerging technologies will be on May 3rd at 1:30 in the exhibit hall.
The South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research (SCTR) Institute is the catalyst for changing the culture of biomedical research, facilitating sharing of resources and expertise, and streamlining research-related processes to bring about large-scale, change in the clinical and translational research efforts in South Carolina. Our vision is to improve health outcomes and quality of life for the population through discoveries translated into evidence-based practice.
SCTR facilitates cross-disciplinary research by coordinating expertise and resources throughout the state. SCTR also catalyzes the development of teams of researchers with unique and complimentary perspectives who create and implement effective, culturally sensitive primary and secondary prevention and treatment interventions based on fundamental discoveries.
Do you have exciting research news or findings that you would like to see shared with the community?