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Funding & Proposal Development
Limited Submission
November 18
Foundation Grant
November 19
Foundation Grant
November 19
Pilot Grant
November 20
Pilot Grant
December 5
Pilot Grant
December 6
Bridging Support
December 16
Foundation Grant
December 31
Pilot Grant
December 31
Foundation Grant
January 7
These are just a few highlights of upcoming funding opportunities. For more, visit...

Please contact your  Research Administrator  to apply.
Leadership & Management
Three Faculty Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Three U-M professors are among 100 U.S. and international researchers elected Monday to the National Academy of Medicine.

Rebecca Cunningham, M.D., James Dalton, Ph.D., and Gabriel Nuñez, M.D., join 53 other current and emeritus U-M faculty, and living former faculty, in the prestigious society.
CBSSM Postdoctoral Fellowship Openings 2020-2021
The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) is accepting applications for postdoctoral research fellows in the areas of (a) Bioethics, and (b) Decision Sciences.

The Center is also partnering with the U-M School of Public Health to recruit postdoctoral fellows in the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomics.
Call for Nominations - Research Staff Awards
The U-M Office of Research (UMOR)is accepting nominations for their annual Research Staff Awards. Nominations are due January 30, 2020.

The Research Administrator Award, Research Technical Staff Award, and UMOR Exceptional Service Award honor the service of those staff members who participate in the research process itself.
Train the Next Generation of Medical Researchers
Students in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) are still looking for medical research projects for the current academic year.

Submit your project now, mentor an undergraduate, and see them flourish in your field.
Research Administration Fellowships 2020
Are you a Ph.D. graduate or current postdoctoral trainee in a biomedical or life science-related field currently at the U-M?

The Medical School Office of Research , in collaboration with the  Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies , offers postdoctoral training that prepares fellows for a successful career in biomedical research administration.

Deadline for application: January 20, 2020
Research Resources
New Video Offers Tour of the Central Biorepository
Check out the new YouTube video that offers an introduction to the Central Biorepository, and features Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., and Matthias Kretzler, M.D., discussing how this resource, sponsored by the Medical School Office of Research, has facilitated their groundbreaking research.
Brighton Center Research Pharmacy Now Supporting Wider Portfolio of Investigational Products
The Clinical Trials Support Office recently announced that the Research Pharmacy will now be able to support a wider portfolio of investigational products at Brighton Center.

Previously, the Research Pharmacy has been supporting infusion and oral doses from the Ann Arbor campus sent in a ready-to-administer or ready-to-dispense form.
Own Your Upgrade! Self-Serve Windows Upgrades Coming in Mid-November
H.I.T.S. has announced that beginning in November, many (but not all) Michigan Medicine Core Image users will begin seeing "pop-up" requests, inviting them to upgrade their Windows operating software.

Microsoft's new Windows upgrade cycle features more frequent, but less disruptive upgrades. These upgrades are required to maintain security, enable enhanced capabilities, and keep Windows devices running smoothly.
Training & Events
Explore Intentional Mentoring at the 2019 Mentoring Forum
MICHR Education invites faculty to an upcoming Mentoring Forum featuring Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College.

Dr. Wai-Ling will present on "Intentional Mentoring: Collective Responsibility and Sustainability."

8:30AM-10:30AM, Friday, November 8, 2019.
Learn About the New Center for Drug Repurposing
Are you a U-M chemist, clinician-scientist, or faculty/staff involved in drug development research?

The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) invites you to learn about U-M’s new Center for Drug Repurposing at this town hall.

11:30AM-1:00PM, Friday, November 8, 2019.
FFMI Offers Drug Discovery and Development Course
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research, Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) is offering a Drug Discovery and Development Course.

The course is a 2-day exclusive, project-based, and computer-simulated approach to teaching drug discovery and development. Early to mid-career faculty or principal investigators will be assigned roles on a project team and tasked with the discovery and development of new medicine.

Course starts at 8:00AM, Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Take a Deep Dive Into Data with DataDirect 101: Live Online Training
The Data Office invites members of clinical research teams who are new users of DataDirect, or users looking for more information on features and functionality, to participate in a web-based class that will provide a comprehensive look at the data tool. 
Access link and instructions will be sent directly to participants who RSVP.

10:00AM-11:00AM, Thursday, November 21, 2019.
You're Invited! Camille Mrozowski Award for Excellence Reception on December 4
The Medical School Office of Research is hosting a reception to honor Melissa Schon, the recipient of the 2019 Camille Mrozowski Award for Service Excellence. Melissa is a Senior Pre-Awards Grant Specialist in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The annual award was established to honor Camille Mrozowski, a beloved colleague who embodied optimism, compassion, enthusiasm, and a special care taken in her support of the Medical School’s research mission.

3:30PM-5:00PM, Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
FFMI/FCVC Innovation Academy Now Accepting Applications
The Fast Forward Medical Innovation / Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) Aikens Innovation Academy  is currently accepting applications/inquiries for its Winter 2020 class, which starts in January. It is open to FCVC faculty, staff, and trainees with any innovation (clinical value or commercial potential) affecting cardiovascular care.
Along with the 10-week course on innovation concepts and pitch development, the course also provides mentorship and an opportunity for early-stage development funding.
Find Out What's New and Upcoming in Animal Care & Use
with ULAM Faculty Vet Check-Ins
As part of ongoing efforts to keep the U-M research community apprised of updates and changes happening within the U-M Animal Care & Use Program, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine ( ULAM) Faculty Veterinarians will be hosting Faculty Vet Check-Ins in animal care facilities throughout November and December 2019.

In addition to discussing facility-specific issues, Faculty Vets will also be covering several areas of interest to the larger research community. Topics include: preparing for the AAALAC 2020 Site Visit, peri-operative records, sanitization guidelines, important drug reminders and updates, and more.
To better navigate the complexities of the U-M biomedical research enterprise, visit the Research Project Lifecycle . This interactive tool provides an overview of the resources available to you, not only within the Medical School Office of Research but also across the University. The "stops" along this lifecycle are highlighted above, and more information is available online .