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NIH comes to Michigan Nov. 11 to brief life sciences community

October 29, 2009

Officials from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will brief Michigan's life sciences community - from academic researchers to entrepreneurs and industry scientists - on new opportunities.

Michigan's University Research Corridor, Biotechnology Business Consultants and BioArbor are sponsoring sessions with two NIH program directors: Rosemarie Hunziker, program director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and Kay Etzler, program analyst, NIH SBIR/STTR Program Office.

The sessions include:
NIH Funding for Academic Institutions
New proposal formats; different scoring; early stage investigations; ARRA funding opportunities - 2009 has been a year of change at NIH. Attend this URC sponsored session to learn more about NIH initiatives focused on academic and university researchers.
Meet One-on-One with NIH
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of two NIH program directors. Appointments are limited to Michigan-based participants and must be scheduled in advance. A brief summary of the topic to be discussed will be required when requesting an appointment.
NIH Funding for Life Science Companies and Entrepreneurs: SBIR/STTR and Beyond.....
From SBIR/STTR funding, to commercialization assistance programs, to other relevant NIH grant opportunities, hear directly from NIH program staff about the ins and outs of NIH funding for life science companies. Ample time for questions will be provided.

DATE AND TIMES: Wednesday, Nov. 11 in Ann Arbor at 10 a.m., 1:30 and 5 p.m.

PLACES: The 10 a.m. event is at Blau Auditorium, at the U-M Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor. For a map:
 http://www.umich.edu/news/Blau_Aud.jpg

The 1:30 and 5 p.m. events are at SPARK Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. For a map:
http://www.annarborusa.org/about-us/directions/

SPONSORS: Michigan's University Research Corridor, BioArbor and Biotechnology Business Consultants .

TO REGISTER:
 http://urcmich.org/events/nih.html

WEB LINKS:
More on the event:  http://urcmich.org/events/nih.html

More on the URC:  www.urcmich.org

More on BioArbor:  http://www.bioarbor.com/

More on Biotechnology Business Consultants:  http://www.bioconsultants.com/

For more information, contact Joe Serwach at jserwach@umich.edu or 734-647-1844, or Julie O'Connor at julie.oconnor@wayne.edu or 313-577-8845