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February 15, 2022 Research Bulletin

Volume 3, Issue 4

Dear Research Community Colleagues,   

I wanted to take a moment to recognize and congratulate Ronald J. Sokol, MD on his inaugural role as Chief Scientific Officer, Child Health. 

This is a significant milestone to advance Child Health Research across the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.  Dr. Sokol has been a key member and contributor to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Research Community and I look forward to collaborating with him in this new role. 

More details can be found in the "news" section below. 

Thank you to all in our research community for your continued hard work. Please reach out if you have questions or concerns.   

Thomas Flaig, MD
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz

Featured Funding Opportunities

NIH Funding Announcements

NIH funding opportunities and notices are presented weekly. Please see the current and past updates below.

Limited Funding Opportunities

Please take a moment to visit and bookmark the newly launched website featuring limited funding opportunities.

To submit a proposal for these opportunities:

Interested candidates must send a one-page summary of their research proposal and their biosketch in pdf format via the Limited Submission Portal.

Next 50 Initiative Flexible Support 2022

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 1, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: Open February 14, 2022 until funding is expended

DHHS Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 15, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: May 25, 2022

DHHS Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 15, 2022
  • Letter of Intent: April 30, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: May 25, 2022

DHHS Mentored Research Experiences for Genetic Counselors

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: March 29, 2022
  • Letter of Intent: April 25, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: May 25, 2022

Pew Biomedical Scholars

  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee: April 26, 2022
  • Nomination Due: May 18, 2022
  • Sponsor Deadline: September 8, 2022

Special Announcements

2022 Colorado Pragmatic Research in Health Conference (COPRH Con)

COPRH Con 2022 registration is open! This year the theme of the virtual conference is dissemination, scale up and sustainability, and has a major focus on systems science and de-implementation methods. 

Funding Opportunity for Quality Improvement Projects

The Clinical Effectiveness & Patient Safety (CEPS) Grant Program, now within the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency (IHQSE), is seeking submissions for the AY22-23 grant cycle

The IHQSE CEPS Grant Program provides funding for quality and patient safety initiatives that put evidence into practice and implement innovative process changes to improve patient outcomes and healthcare value. 

Eligibility is open to faculty, trainees and staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital with funding up to $25,000 for faculty and staff and up to $10,000 for trainees. 

Please apply to the IHQSE CEPS Grant program by April 3, 2022.   

For additional questions please contact Heather Hallman, IHQSE CEPS Program Manager.

Post-Doctoral Research Training Support

The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is now accepting applications to provide salary support for post-doctoral research training in metabolism, obesity and type 2 diabetes. 

Individuals with PhD, MD, or DO degrees are welcome to apply. During the period of support trainees will have the opportunity to work in mentor-based research with one of the many investigators that do studies using model systems that extend from genetic studies in flies, mechanistic studies in animals and humans to interventional studies in people with diabetes or obesity and epidemiological studies in populations across the lifespan. 

Trainees will have the opportunity to take part in a range of seminars, workshops and specialized training opportunities. A central resource for trainees is the NIH funded Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center which supports a number of core labs and has a pilot project program that supports the work of junior investigators. 

More information about the research going on in Metabolism, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes associated with this program

Applications will be reviewed by the Recruitment Committee and awardees notified in mid-April. 

Contact Dr. Bessesen if you have any questions about eligibility, your mentor, or your proposed area of research. 

The deadline for application submission is Monday, March 28th, 2022.  Submit your completed application to Kyle Bishop.

Webinar hosted by NIH and NIDCD on 2/25

Friday, February 25 at 10:15am NIDCD will be hosting a webinar to present programs and initiatives designed to enhance the diversity of NIDCD research workforce including two NEW NIDCD-specific diversity R25 programs.

Please register in advance for the webinar

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