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June 27, 2017
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iMatSci Innovator Showcase Submission Deadline
Applications Now Being Accepted for TechAdvance Grants to Bring Rutgers Inventions Closer to Commercialization

To help advance promising technologies that aren't quite ready for investors or industry partners but have strong potential for commercial success, the Office of Research Commercialization launched TechAdvance, a new fund that will help bring Rutgers inventions closer to commercialization.  Learn more about eligibility and how to apply. 
Cornerstone Updates
  • The most recent Treasurer's Town Hall slides are available here
  • Special notice to units running clinical trials: Please send all clinical trial invoices submitted by the department to as soon as possible.
  • If you are contacted by a sponsor regarding issues with a grant or contract, please contact your grant accountant in GCA. We can also send sponsor accounting offices a letter from the university updating them on the Oracle status.
IRB Announcement - New Good Clinical Practice Course For Social Behavioral Researchers

To assist our Social Behavioral researchers in meeting the NIH mandate for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for interventional studies, we have added the following course to the Collaborative Institutional  Training Initiative (CITI menu: GCP - Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research.

To add the course to your list on your account:
  1. Go to Office of Research Regulatory Affairs CITI page.
  2. Click on CITI training website and log in.
  3. Click select "Rutgers All Campuses."
  4. Under My Learner Tools, select Add a Course.
  5. Select: CITI (GCP) Course.
  6. Select: GCP - Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research. 
Once the course is added to your list, you may access the course on the Main Menu .
First Interdisciplinary Research Group Pilot Program Grant Awarded to Dr. Stephen Crystal to Address Scientific Challenges of Growing Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Rutgers' Office of Research and Economic Development has awarded its first Interdisciplinary Research Group grant award to  Dr. Stephen Crystal, who has  established a group of 25 faculty members from across many disciplines and units to address the urgent need for research to better understand the nature of the growing opioid abuse epidemic facing the nation and to develop effective, evidence-based interventions to alleviate the public health burden.

The funds will be used to stimulate the development of strategies and action plans in targeted topics  related to the health system response to the epidemic, including: medication assisted therapy (MAT) treatment and engagement; criminal justice and imprisonment-related issues; addressing disparities; increasing the supply of treatment providers; geomapping of healthcare, criminal justice, emergency medicine, and treatment data; and the development and testing of new strategies for intervention in moments of crisis. 

The pilot grant program, which launched Fall 2016, is designed to support strong, collaborative research that would likely attract significant future external funding. Stay tuned for more information about how to apply for the Fall 2017 Interdisciplinary Research Group Pilot Grant Program later this summer.
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