Dear Colleague,
This month, we are happy to amplify our October 30 deadline for one-page Letters of Intent for the State's Precision Medicine Depression Research Program and bring you up to speed on our network’s activities and leadership. We are also honored to highlight UC Irvine physician scientist Dr. Tallie Z. Baram in this month’s Investigator Spotlight to discuss her team's work on childhood adversity.

Thank you for being part of our network,  

The CIAPM Team 
One Week Left to Apply for $9M for Depression Research
We released the Depression Research Program request for proposals (RFP) on September 22, 2023! Letters of Intent to submit a proposal are due October 30 at noon (12 p.m. PT) through the online submission portal. The CIAPM Team hosted an informational webinar on October 2 to answer questions about the RFP and application process. A recording of the webinar and a list of frequently asked questions are available. 

Please share with your networks and click the button below for more information. 
Key Dates

Due: Letters of Intent to Submit a Proposal 10/30/2023 by Noon
Due: Concept Proposals 12/1/2023 by Noon
Notification of Finalists January 2024 
Due: Full Proposals 02/15/2024 by Noon
Awardees Announced March 2024 
Anticipated Project Start June 2024 
Duration of Projects 36 months 
All times listed are in Pacific Time. 
Principal Investigator Spotlight
An Interview with Dr. Tallie Z. Baram 
Photo of Dr. Tallie Z. Baram
Project: Using Precision Medicine to Tackle Impacts of Adverse and Unpredictable Experiences on Children's Neurodevelopment

How does your project address the health impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and advance equity? 
As we know, adverse early-life experiences (ACEs) have a profound cumulative impact on lifespan trajectories of mental and physical health. Notably, the burden of ACEs is not equally distributed, with a heightened risk of exposure among individuals in low socioeconomic (SES) and ethnic/racial minority communities in California as well as the rest of the world. ACEs predict health problems at the population level but not at the level of the individual child. We have no tool to know if a child will or will not be impacted by ACEs. In addition, the known types or dimensions of ACEs do not fully explain the variance in outcomes, leading us to wonder if we are missing important dimensions of ACEs. Our project addresses both questions. 
CIAPM Program Updates
Native American Day Participation

On September 22, CIAPM staff had the opportunity to celebrate Native American Day at the Capitol. Alongside staff from across the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, including the Fifth Climate Change Assessment Tribal Research Program, CIAPM staff helped raise awareness of grants and other opportunities for tribes. We focused particularly on the CIAPM Depression Research Program and the Representative Research Collaborative. CIAPM staff also enjoyed learning about other State tribal programs and Native American Day’s celebration of Native American cultural traditions, music, food.
4 OPR and SGC Staff smile behind a table with an OPR banner.
Call For Input on Priorities

Ahead of the next Advisory Council Meeting on December 18, CIAPM staff wants to hear from you, the precision medicine network in California. Which topics and issues should the program consider as we plan programmatic efforts for 2024 and beyond? Please share your ideas by December 1.
Connect With CIAPM At Upcoming Events

For those gathering in Washington, DC for the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, join CIAPM researchers as they discuss their work and connect with CIAPM Staff. Are you speaking at or organizing a public scientific or outreach meeting? Let us know by email at [email protected].  
Farewell to Student Intern

We are indebted to the dedication and talent of Max Wayne, CIAPM’s long-time undergraduate student intern. Max recently graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Managerial Economics, with a Minor in Accounting. When he joined CIAPM last December, he quickly became an asset to the team, supporting critical communications and administrative duties that facilitate state-funded research projects, meetings of the Advisory Council, and network engagement. Thank you, Max!
Portrait of Student Intern Max Wayne
CIAPM Network in the News
New Precision Medicine Innovation Center at Cedars Sinai 
Former CIAPM Project Lead Dr. Brennan Spiegel was named the Director of a new Precision Medicine Innovation Center at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles as well as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of a new open access journal, the Journal of Medical Extended Reality.
ACEs UCLA-Stanford Team Publishes 
Project Leaders Present During ACEs Aware Science & Innovation Speaker Series
California Precision Medicine Advisory Council
The Advisory Council gathered in Sacramento on September 25 to meet with the Governor’s Cabinet and discuss programmatic activities across CIAPM, including the Depression RFP and the Representative Research Collaborative. The next meeting of the Advisory Council will be held virtually on December 18 at 1:00 pm.
External Opportunities

Multidisciplinary teams of scientists are invited to develop targeted and groundbreaking research applications that will examine the genetic, molecular, cellular, circuit, and/or behavioral mechanisms of bipolar disorder. 

Letters of Intent Due Date: November 14, 2023

Submit a proposal in genomics and health equity to develop approaches, generate and disseminate data, and implement metrics or interventions that will advance the equitable use of genomics to improve health in U.S. populations.

Application Due Date: November 8, 2023 
Other state funding opportunities are listed on the California Grants Portal 
External Events
Precision Medicine World Conference 
January 24-26 | Santa Clara Convention Center 

The Precision Medicine World Conference brings together leaders, researchers, and innovators in healthcare and biotechnology to share practical content and collaborate. It is an important event for the healthcare and biotech communities to exchange information on technology, clinical implementation, research, and regulation. 
Neuroscience 2023
November 11-15 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  

Neuroscience 2023 is hosted by the Society for Neuroscience as an opportunity to present research, network with the scientific community, attend sessions and events, and browse the exhibit hall.
Find more external events on CIAPM's website.
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