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November 2014

PhRMA Foundation grants and fellowships opportunities
Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The PhRMA foundation has announced several grant and fellowship opportunities geared toward outstanding young scientists. The following program links and deadline dates are as follows: Clinical Pharmacology - February 1, 2015 Health Outcomes - February 1, 2015 Translational Medicine &...

Technology developed by Dr. Zhou-Hua Pan and licensed by RetroSense gets "green light" for orphan drug designation for retinitis pigmentosa treatment
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Unique approach combines gene therapy and optogenetics with the intention to treat blindness Technology to restore vision through the use of a component of green algae developed by Zhuo-Hua Pan, Ph.D., scientific director of the Ligon Research Center of Vision at the Kresge Eye Institute, the...

Wayne State's Michigan Area Health Education Center receives $1.1 million grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to enhance statewide network of regional centers
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

The Michigan Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a Wayne State University program that seeks to increase access to quality primary care providers in underserved communities, today announced that it has been awarded a one-year, $1.16 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services...

Consensus statement questions science behind brain-training claims
Posted: Thursday, November 6, 2014

The American population is aging. With advanced age comes concern about declining cognitive function. Can anything be done to slow or stop this decline? Vendors of so-called "brain-training" software claim their products can, but internationally renowned experts on the brain and cognitive aging...

Data@Wayne: NIH expands policy on genomic data sharing
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a new policy on genomic data sharing (GDS) which affects grant applications submitted on or after January 25, 2015. The policy applies to all NIH-funded research that generates large-scale human or non-human genomic data regardless of funding...

November 2014 foundation and corporate philanthropy grant opportunities
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy staff in the Development and Alumni Affairs Division circulates monthly a list of grant opportunities for faculty. By making this information available, we encourage you to consider seeking foundation and corporate grant support. View the 45...

Wayne State University receives $100,000 Kresge Foundation grant to support CitizenDetroit
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Kresge Foundation has awarded Wayne State University a $100,000, one-year grant to support CitizenDetroit, a community outreach program of the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS). Since its inception in 2012, CitizenDetroit has educated and mobilized residents of all ages...

Shipping Biological Substances and Dry Ice
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

This training is for labs who ship any materials on dry ice, and certain biological materials, including human samples. Untrained personnel are not permitted to ship these materials, so this shipping must be done through the OEH&S if you don't have a trained person in your lab. Please call...

Sustainability@Wayne Seminar with Phil Savage, Penn State
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wayne State University Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren. The guest presenter will be Dr. Phil Savage, department head of chemical...

Lipids@Wayne with Sarah Veatch, Ph.D.
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

Lipids@Wayne and the Office of the Vice President of Research are pleased to host the next Lipids@Wayne seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm in room 1167 Biological Sciences Building. The seminar is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The featured speaker will be...

PAD Seminar - Qualities of a Good Interdisciplinary/Team Science Leader
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

The offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are...

Water@Wayne Seminar with Vicki Burns of Save Lake Winnipeg Project
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne Seminar on December 4, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Wayne State University's Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren, Detroit, MI. The seminar is free and open to the entire campus community; registration is...

Basic Radiation Safety Training
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

This training is mandatory for all employees using radioactive materials in the laboratory.

Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen Training for Laboratory Workers
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

This training is required annually for all employees who work with materials that are handled at Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2), including work with human blood, body fluids, tissue, cell lines, animals infected with human pathogens, mammalian viruses, etc. Employees who have taken this class at least...

Nano@Wayne Seminar with Mark Verbrugge, General Motors
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center Auditorium. The guest presenter will be Mark Verburgge from General Motors Research and Development. He will...

WSU Research Administrators Meeting - December
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

The Sponsored Program Administration office is hosting a monthly meeting for research administrators. Meetings alternate between main campus and the School of Medicine. This meeting is a forum to discuss research administration current events, activities and other important topics that assist WSU...

Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors Seminar Series
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

"Seminar Topic TBA" Presented by, Pierre Goovaerts, Ph.D. Chief Scientist Biomedware  

Lipids@Wayne with Joy Alcedo
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014

Lipids@Wayne and the Office of the Vice President of Research are pleased to host the next Lipids@Wayne seminar on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm in room 1167 Biological Sciences Building. The seminar is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The featured speaker will...

PCORI Offers Up To $4 Million to Support Engagement Projects Nationwide
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has begun accepting proposals for Tier I projects through their community-building "Pipeline to Proposal" Awards program. They're offering up to $4 million in fiscal year 2015 through this funding program, which enables patients, advocacy...

Reminder: GRANTS BOOST program - Fall deadline - DEC 1
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Division of Research's Grants Boost Program is designed to boost the chances of funding of a resubmission of new grant. Eligibility for this award includes previous submission of a new grant to an external funding agency within the last 12 months and grant review scores that suggest a...

Research shows anti-HIV medicines can cause damage to fetal hearts
Posted: Friday, November 21, 2014

A study by a Wayne State University and Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center research team is shedding new light on the troubling question of whether the drugs often given to HIV-positive pregnant women can cause significant long-term heart problems for the...

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities
Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014

Some external grant opportunities have limits on institutional submissions. In those cases, internal competitions are organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Limited submission funding opportunities and details on how to apply internally are listed on Division of...