Volume 4 Issue 1 | March 2020
Dear Colleagues and Friends:

This newsletter issue is arriving in your Inbox a couple of weeks later than scheduled as we had to pause to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and adapt from “business as usual” to “stay home, work safe” as our new normal. We have activated continuity plans across our institution and are now relying heavily on digital platforms to maintain operations and stay connected as we practice social distancing to “flatten the curve”. 
Education & Training
Research Administration Forums for YOU
The clinical research landscape is complex and dynamic. To keep our research community informed and up to date on the latest federal and state regulatory policies, processes, and best practices forums are held on monthly basis. Our research administration team is here to assist. Dive into the library and gain knowledge on clinical trials and the tools and resources available!
Online Certificate Course on Drug Development
As research teams across the globe are coming together to find treatments to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, learn some fundamental concepts about drug development. Pharma industry leader Eli Lilly partnered with academia to develop the evidence-based eLearning course,  Making Medicines:The Process of Drug Development . This innovative curriculum covers the complexity of the regulatory process and offers perspectives from patients and other key stakeholders.

Ready to learn at your own pace? Send Teresa Evans, Ph.D. , course administrator, an email requesting access to the online modules.
Non-dilutive Funds Ramp R&D: SBIR/STTR Grants
Take advantage of the opportunity to access at no charge the BBCetc library. Trusted consultants working closely with NIH program officers will provide important tips to develop a successful SBIR/STTR application.

Webinars are free through Wednesday, April 15 , with discount code SPRING2020 !

Call for Applications!
Are you needing funds to advance your biomedical idea? Conduct market research? Develop a prototype? Then apply to the President’s Translational and Entrepreneurial Research Fund (PTEF) designed to support projects with high potential for commercialization.
Sign-up to SPIN the Wheel!
This free, searchable database has detailed and up-to-the-minute information about thousands of Federal, Non-Federal, International funding opportunities.

With SPIN you can:
  • Access funding information online, from any browser
  • Organize grant information in one convenient place
  • Gain access to the largest Keyword list for search customization
  • Quickly locate Limited Submission Opportunities, Federal or non-Federal programs
  • Locate types of funding information—Fed Business Opps/Federal Register Guide
Research Round-Up
Interested in augmenting your scientific career by learning more about policy? Consider applying for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship when applications open June 1! T

Telemedicine experts offer free training on best practices for healthcare delivery in response to the COVID-19 epidemics in remote clinical settings.

Regardless of your product’s end use or market, this presentation provides deeply practical information on how to leverage 3D printing technology effectively as part of your overall development strategy.

Editor's Note: SURF planning is proceeding, but subject to change if COVID-19 impedes the gathering. Connect with colleagues and scholars on topics ranging from Health Services Research, Commercialization, to Trauma.

As part of on-going efforts, Elsevier has released a report about gender diversity in research. As an example, women represent a minority of inventors across the globe.

On March 6th we celebrated Employee Appreciation Day in partnership with Briscoe Librarians, Andrea Schorr and Dana Whitmire, and furry resident Stress Busters, Angel and June. As a thank you to our co-workers and colleagues, we took some time to visit with these trained therapy dogs, picnic and go for a walk on the green-way promoting workplace wellness!

Now as many of us are #WFH, practicing social distancing to flatten the curve, this pawfect photo captures the appreciation we feel for the contributions each and everyone makes to furthering the research enterprise mission.

Stay safe at home...until we 're back on campus!

Innovation does not just happen. It takes an organized and well-equipped ecosystem to support, nurture, and commercialize great ideas invented at UT Health San Antonio.
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We hope you enjoyed this issue!
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