ICTR Focus October 2016 Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Matching you with new grant opportunities 
  • Career development program for translational investigators
  • NYC Ring Convocation and keynote speaker
  • New funding opportunities
Let OGS Help Find Your Next Grant!

The Office of Grant Support (OGS) welcomes Anindita Mukherjee, PhD as Assistant Director for Funding Opportunity and Grant Development. She brings extensive scientific experience at Einstein and now joins research administration to help Einstein-Montefiore investigators succeed. She assists faculty, postdocs, fellows, students and research administra-tors identify federal and foundation grants to support their research. Anindita says, “Investigators should do their best to be informed about new and appropriate funding opportunities, get to know OGS, and attend OGS’s monthly seminars (the next one is on October 26th).” Anindita scans several grant opportunity websites (foundations, NIH,  Pure, and the NY State Grants Gateway Portal) to alert department administrators and encourage dissemination to their faculty. She adds, "In this fast-moving competitive age of cutting edge research, time is extremely valuable. Along with my fellow members at OGS, I try to help the scientists and staff with information, advice, and suggestions as fast as possible". If you are looking for your next funding opportunity, don't hesitate to reach out to Anindita and OGS.

Entrepreneurship Training Program 
ELabNYC is a 6 month training program for developing Bio/MedTech startups. The deadline to apply to this program for the year is November 1st. To learn more about this program and to apply, click here
New Career Development Program

The ICTR program formerly called the Career Development Awardees in Clinical and Translational Science (CDA-CATS) is starting the 2017 academic year as a new Mentoring for Translational Team Science (MeTTS) program. It will be co-directed by Drs. Paul Marantz and Jorge Kizer

MeTTS is designed to meet the needs of all career development awardees engaged in clinical and translational research at our institutions, not limited to ICTR-supported Scholars. Such awardees include junior faculty who are funded by NIH K08, K23, and K12 awards, as well as by foundations (eg, RWJ, ADA, AHA, ACS, JDRF, Doris Duke, etc). Scholars are invited to bi-monthly sessions that use a peer guidance approach in which faculty learn and collaborate with one another. Prior topics included: grant-funding issues (identifying funding opportunities; myths and facts about grant writing); academic promotion (guidelines, tracks); mentoring strategies; and maximizing institutional resources.

Bench-to-Clinic Repurposing Initiative  
A new NCATS funding opportunity has been released for New Therapeutic Uses for Bench-to-Clinic Repurposing Initiative program to support investigators to repurpose or identify new uses for existing experimental drugs or biologics already on the market. Applications are due November 14th.
NYC RING Convocation Open to All

Over 100 New York City Research and Improvement Networking Group (NYC RING) participating clinicians and investigators will showcase the wide variety of practice-based research and quality improvement activities being conducted and to discuss opportunities for collaboration. J. Lloyd Michener MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at  Duke University will be the Keynote Speaker. This event will take place on October 18th, 2016 from 4:30-7:30 in Grand Hall, Tishman Learning Center. For more information, click here

Pfizer CTI Call for Proposals
Pfizer Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America request proposals for biotherapeutic targets in the area of inflammation and immune disorders: Crohn's and Colitis, Lupus and Immunometabolism, and Primary Immunodeficiency. The pre-proposal deadline is October 7th and more information can be found here
NIH Loan Payment Program
The NIH Division of Loan Repayment is now accepting applications until November 1st to receive up to $70,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract. For more information and how to apply,  click here
Spotlight on Success

Einstein-Montefiore translational investigators continue to succeed in obtaining funding. Some of these investigators with recent grant awards are (from left to right): Judy Aschner MD Departments of Pediatrics and of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Charles Hall PhD, Departments of Epidemiology & Population Health and of Neurology, Kelvin Davies PhD, Departments of Urology and of Physiology & Biophysics, Mayris Webber DrPH, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Funding Opportunities 
Research in the Headlines 
Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research