April 11, 2022
  • April 12 and Ongoing: Galter Library events
  • April 19: Four I's Session, hosted by SCHORE
  • April 25-29: Health Equity Week events, hosted by McGraw Medical Center
  • April 28-29: EQuaTR Conference
  • May 11: Research Scholar Day
  • May 12: NUCATS' Developing and Enhancing Mentoring Relationships Series 

  • April 15: Submit nominations for Innovation Internship 
  • April 25: Application Deadline for the Mental Health Springboard Awards 
  • April 29: Submit Nominations for the Mary J.C. Hendrix Outstanding Graduate Student Award 
  • May 4: Apply for the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research Pilot Awards
  • May 6: Applications Due for NUCATS Co-Director for Equity Opportunity
  • May 9: Apply for the Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1)
  • June 30: Deadline for Pfizer Research Grant Request for Proposal 
  • Ongoing: SPR process
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Galter Library & Learning Center: Open Registration for Classes 

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center is offering the following classes during the month of April:

All times are CDT. Click on the class links for descriptions and to register. Classes fill up quickly and registration is recommended. Classes meet for approximately one hour and are free to affiliates of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center. Many of the classes are available by request to Feinberg School of Medicine faculty, staff, students, and residents. For a complete list of available classes, click here.
Email galter-ed@northwestern.edu for more information.
Gain Insights into Your Research Question at Four I’s Sessions 
Next session is April 19

Initiate, Inquire, Innovate, Inspire—the Four I’s sessions provide an opportunity to workshop your ideas related to health services, social/behavioral, outcomes, and clinical research. Smith Child Health Outcomes, Research, and Evaluation Center invites researchers, research professionals, and trainees to join the next session on April 19. Sessions are co-hosted by the divisions of Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, and Hospital Based Medicine.

Sessions occur during the third week* of the month and rotate every three months.

  • March, June*, September, December: Mondays, 3:30–5:00 p.m.  
  • April, July, October, January: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.–noon  
  • May, August, November, February: Wednesdays, 4:00–5:00 p.m.  
*Session will be held the fourth week of June to observe the Juneteenth Holiday.  

Sign up to workshop your ideas using this shared spreadsheet. No need to prep slides or have a polished presentation. Come prepared for excellent feedback and lively discussions about how to develop your research question, strengthen your specific aims, address challenges with project completion, and improve your analytic approach or presentation of results. The sessions are hosted on Zoom. Find the Zoom meeting details and information for upcoming presentations on the shared spreadsheet. Please direct questions to Roman Gomez.
Health Equity Week Kicks Off April 25 

Join thought leaders and scholars as they share insights into the roots of healthcare disparities and facilitate discussions that inform and inspire innovative solutions during the McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University 2nd Annual Health Equity Week, April 25–29. For event details, speaker information, and registration link, visit the McGraw website.
EQuaTR Conference Scheduled for April 28 and 29 

Registration is open for the 6th Annual Enhancing Quality in the Translational Research (EQuaTR) Workforce Conference, which will be held virtually on April 28 and 29. The conference, which is presented by NUCATS Institute, Institute for Translational Medicine, and University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Clinical and Translational Science, offers the opportunity for clinical research staff to learn from leaders in the field and gain practical knowledge on current trends and issues in clinical research. Visit the EQuaTR website for more information about the conference and how to register.
Research Scholar Day Returns to Simpson Querrey on May 11 
Deadline for submissions is April 15 
Research Scholar Day is an opportunity to share and celebrate scholarly work being done at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. Hosted by Lurie Children’s, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Manne Research Institute, this year’s event will be held in the Simpson Querrey Institute building on May 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Opening remarks will be delivered by Dr. Matthew Davis, Dr. Patrick Seed, and Dr. Jennifer Trainor. The poster sessions will be structured to allow presenters to have an opportunity to view the research of their peers. A faculty reviewer will be assigned to each presenter to review the research and speak with presenters briefly during their assigned session. Presenters may also invite mentors, program directors, and other colleagues to attend.

The deadline to submit abstracts is April 15. Posters should be printed to be displayed on May 11. Further details about the opportunity can be found here (PDF).
Innovation Internship Now Accepting Applications
Applications due April 15
Nominations are being accepted for an in-depth Innovation Internship, where interns will learn about the innovation process and gain hands-on experience in evaluating technologies for patentability, marketability, and commercialization readiness. Northwestern University’s Innovation and New Ventures (INVO) Office is facilitating the internship.

This unpaid internship will run for eight months starting in October. Lurie Children’s clinical, scientific, and administrative employees are invited to apply. Your supervisor’s explicit support is required, as the time commitment (8–10 hours per week for 8 months) for this career-building opportunity is significant.

Please prepare the following application materials and then contact Victoria Ramos to arrange a 30-minute meeting with Kosh Ghosh, Director, Innovation Program.

  • CV 
  • Personal statement (about 500 words) outlining your interest and how this internship might benefit your career and Lurie Children’s 
  • Your supervisor’s statement of support and acknowledgement of understanding the time commitment 

Please note that an additional form and interview will be required by INVO after nomination by Lurie Children’s Innovate 2 Impact (I2I) program. The deadline to submit nomination materials to I2I is April 15.
Applications Sought for the Mental Health Springboard Awards 
Submit applications by April 25

Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute is pleased to announce the Manne Research Institute Mental Health Springboard Awards.

Mental health is an important part of children’s overall health and well-being. Many investigators in the Manne Research Institute have the expertise necessary to understand children’s mental health and mental health disorders and mental health challenges including impact of adverse childhood events, access to treatment, and chronic health conditions. The Mental Health Springboard Awards will provide resources to allow research institute investigators to initiate new research efforts towards understanding aspects of childhood and adolescent mental health across the translational research spectrum (i.e., basic, clinical, and health services research) while working to obtain extramural funding to sustain these new research collaborations.

Please review the Request for Proposals (RFP) and visit our internal award opportunities webpage for more information. Contact the Office of Research Development with questions. Applications are due April 25.
Submit Nominations for the Mary J.C. Hendrix Outstanding Graduate Student Award 
Nomination deadline is April 29

Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute is pleased to announce the 2022 Mary J.C. Hendrix Outstanding Graduate Student Award to recognize a graduate student of exceptional distinction. We are seeking nominations from the mentors of the graduate students in training at Manne Research Institute.

Each mentor is allowed only one (1) nomination and students may not receive the award two years in a row.

The recipient will receive a $5,000 prize to be used at the student’s discretion to further his/her research project, including lab reagents, computers, and attendance at conferences.

Please review the Request for Applications (RFA) and visit our trainee award opportunities webpage for more information. Contact the Office of Research Development with questions. Nomination forms are due April 29.
Apply for the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research Pilot Awards 
Applications due May 4 

The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is accepting applications for the Pilot Awards, which are intended for preliminary studies in HIV-related basic, clinical, social, or behavioral research that will lead to new NIH grant submissions. For details, visit the CFAR Pilot Awards website. Please reach out to your OSP contact as soon as possible, if interested in pursuing this opportunity.
NUCATS Seeks Co-Director for Equity 
Apply by May 6

NUCATS is accepting applications from clinical or translational researchers with experience in the design and conduct of research to improve health equity to serve as Co-Director of Equity of the Institute’s Research Ethics & Equity Consultation Program. Working alongside Co-Director Seema Shah, JD, Founders' Board Professor of Medical Ethics, the new Co-Director will help develop a consultation service line as part of the NUCATS Center for Clinical Research, with the goal of offering expert guidance and training resources to the Feinberg research community on questions related to ethics and equity for proposed and funded clinical and translational research studies.

Candidates should complete the application form by May 6. Please direct questions to Seema Shah or Keith Herzog.
Apply for the Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1)

Predoctoral fellows at McCormick and postdoctoral fellows at Feinberg and McCormick are invited to apply for the NUCATS-funded Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health (TL1). The program trains clinician scientists and engineers to conduct translational science that will improve the care of children and adolescents. For more information, determination of eligibility, or assistance in identifying mentors, contact Adam White. The deadline to submit applications is May 9.
Pfizer Announces Research Grant Request for Proposal 

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.  

Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a specific area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an expert review panel. Institutions are invited to submit an application as outlined in the specific RFP.  

For all Investigator Sponsored Research, general research grants, and fellowship grants, the grant requester (and ultimately the grantee) is responsible for the design, implementation, sponsorship, and conduct of the independent initiative supported by the grant, including compliance with any regulatory requirements. Pfizer must not be involved in any aspect of study protocol or project development, nor the conduct or monitoring of the individual program.  

The following information details the RFP: Growth Hormone Research—United States. 
  • Date RFP Issued: April 6  
  • Geographic Scope: United States  
  • Clinical Area: Short stature/growth failure  
  • Link to full RFP (.pdf): Growth Hormone Research—United States  
  • Application Due Date: June 30  
  • Specific Area of Interest: Research projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will advance the medical knowledge of short stature.  

Research Projects submitted may include:  
  • Diagnostics, early treatment, new treatment paradigms  
  • Clinical outcomes, quality of life, and patient reported outcomes  
  • Medication adherence research including innovative methods to evaluate levels of adherence of growth hormone treatment  
  • Translational or clinical research
Deadlines for Scientific Peer Review

Attaining the goal of advancing our national and international reputation as a premier children’s hospital will require a robust and mixed portfolio of individual and multi-investigator federal grants. As one step to meet this goal, Lurie Children’s Hospital and Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute have implemented a mandatory Scientific Peer Review (SPR) process for all prime Federal grant submissions. Click the button below to learn more.
SPR Deadlines for Grant Submissions
July 5: Submit by April 26
July 12: Submit by May 3
August 10: Submit by June 1
SPR Deadlines for Grant Submissions
August 12: Submit by June 3
September 25: Submit by July 17
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