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Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare To Be Held on April 16, 2019

Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science and the NJ Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science are hosting a Startup Roadshow  on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare and its role in translational medicine on April 16 at the Clinical Academic Building in New Brunswick.  Hear directly from experts as well as experienced medical software executives and Epstein Becker Green attorneys about what's changing in how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approaches software generally, and AI in particular, used in healthcare. The symposium will  also feature unique platforms of AI and machine learning to address novel aspects of precision learning. Rutgers University faculty, staff, and students can use promo code "roadshowfree" when registering. Learn more
Announcements
QED Proof-of-Concept Award Program Accepting Applications Now through May 15

The University City Science Center is now accepting applications for its QED Proof-of-Concept Program. The QED Program is open to academic investigators developing medical technologies with commercial potential, and provides key areas of support, including business guidance and access to industry and investment communities. Selected investigators receive guidance from members of the region's entrepreneurial community and industry experts, working with them to develop project proposals that answer critical market questions. Feedback is then offered by potential investors and industry licensees, and up to four of the most promising proposals will be selected to receive continued guidance and up to $200,000 of funding, per project (up to $100,000 in cash - matched by the institution - over 12 months). Technologies may include but are not limited to therapeutics, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, imaging agents, or biomaterials.  Read more
Research Council Grant Deadline Extended to April 5th

The deadline for the Spring Cycle of Rutgers Research Council Grants and Subventions has been extended to April 5 at 5:00pm. Please email RCG@ored.rutgers.edu if you have any questions.  Read more
Resources for Researchers
New Funding Opportunity Database Available to Faculty and Staff

A collaborative effort between the Office of Research and Economic Development, Rutgers University Foundation, and the newly-created Corporate Engagement Center, t he new Featured Funding Opportunity database  is a  "one-stop shop" of select foundation, corporate, and government funding opportunities that may be of high interest to Rutgers faculty and staff seeking support for their research, projects, and efforts. The database replaces  PhilOps News , the monthly grant opportunities e-newsletter distributed by  the Foundation . Search now
Funding Spotlight
Limited Submission Opportunities
The American Diabetes Association's Pathway to Stop Diabetes program seeks to bring new investigators and new perspectives to diabetes research.  The Pathway Program solicits nominations for candidates in all disciplines as applied to diabetes including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. There are three Pathway Program Award types: Initiator, Accelerator or Visionary. Proposals are limited to one nomination to one of the award types per DUNS number and pre-proposals must be submitted through the Rutgers   Limited Submission process The internal application deadline is May 6, 2019.

2019 Emerging Leader Award
The Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Awards provide grant support to early career investigators conducting high-impact, high-risk cancer research. This award is intended to support highly promising projects for which other sources of funding are not readily available or for a separate innovative endeavor that will allow the applicant to pursue a distinct and novel research direction. Letters of intent are due by May 10, 2019; full applications will be accepted by invitation only. Learn more 

Real-Time Machine Learning
The National Science Foundation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Microsystems Technologies Office released a Broad Agency Announcement for the Real-Time Machine Learning program to "develop the foundational breakthroughs in hardware and machine learning needed to build systems that respond and adapt in real time." The program jointly addresses the need for future defense systems with AI capabilities to learn from data in real time and future computing challenges laid out in DARPA's Electronics Resurgence Initiative, aimed at advanced microelectronics hardware and processing capabilities.
Deadline: June 6, 201 9.  Learn More
 
Grants & Awards
Congratulations...  to the following Rutgers researchers for their recently-awarded grants: 

Peter Cole  - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Diego Fraidenraich - New Jersey Medical School
Huaye Zhang - Robert  Wood Johnson Medical School
Emmanuel Zachariah  - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Miho Matsuda - New Jersey Medical School

Learn about their research under Grant Announcements .
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