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October 2014

Research design and data analysis assistance available at WSU!
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wayne State's Research Design and Analysis Unit provides assistance with the design of research projects, the statistical and psychometric analysis of data and the use of software programs such as SPSS, SAS, R and LISREL. The service is available free of charge to Wayne State University faculty...

Dr. Carol Miller named to the Water Environment Research Foundation research council
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A professor from Wayne State University's College of Engineering has been named to the research council of the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), the leading independent scientific research organization dedicated to wastewater and storm water issues. Carol Miller, Ph.D., P.E...

Study led by Dr. Mark Lumley shows cognitive-behavioral coping skills training has positive effects on rheumatoid arthritis
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a complex autoimmune disease that affects 1 to 2 percent of adults, requires patients to not only cope with pain, disability and joint disfigurements, but also other stressors such as disrupted work, family life and marital functioning. While many pharmacological advances...

Wayne State chemistry professor Dr. Stephanie Brock named American Chemical Society Fellow
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wayne State University Chemistry professor Stephanie Brock, a Ferndale resident, is among a select group of scientists to be named to the prestigious 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows program. The fellows program began in 2008 as a way to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding...

Dr. Eranda Nikolla receives $1.5 million NSF award that aims to develop new, more efficient catalytic materials
Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014

In order to support the world's needs to make cheaper and more effective fuels, chemicals, polymers and more, new and more efficient catalytic materials and processes must be developed. A team of researchers, including several from Wayne State University, is tackling this problem with the help of a...

Dr. Leonard Lipovich one of NIH Common Fund’s 2014 High-Risk, High-Reward research awardees
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher Leonard Lipovich, Ph.D., will receive one of 85 grants announced today for scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research under the High Risk-High Reward program supported by the National...

Wayne State’s inaugural Innovation Fellows Program discovers potential new startup company opportunities
Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wayne State University’s Innovation Fellows Program is cultivating the next generation of chief scientific officers and entrepreneurial scientists for local high-tech industry. The program is supported by the New Economy Initiative (NEI) for Southeast Michigan and is led by Bramdon Dogwill...

Wayne State study may lead to use of smart phones to assist in stress management programs in the workplace
Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Although studies of the health effects of stress have been published for years, few have examined how chronic and momentary - or acute - stress influences health while people go about their daily lives. Researchers at Wayne State University recently published the study, "The Relationship of...

National Institutes of Health awards Detroit colleges $21.2 million to improve student diversity in biomedical research
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A consortium of Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne County Community College District and Wayne State University has been awarded $21.2 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health to implement a program encouraging more undergraduate students from underrepresented...

Dr. Peter Lichtenberg, director of WSU's Institute of Gerontology briefs Congress on seniors and fraud
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, will brief members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Oct. 23 about the susceptibility of older adults to financial exploitation and fraud. Lichtenberg studied the problem in 4,440 older...

Dr. Nihar Nayak finds key signaling pathway in cause of preeclampsia
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

A team of researchers led by a Wayne State University School of Medicine associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology has published findings that provide novel insight into the cause of preeclampsia, the leading cause of maternal and infant death worldwide, a discovery that could lead to the...

2015 AAF Scholar Awards for early- to mid-career scientists from all fields
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014

The American Asthma Foundation (AAF) supports highly innovative research from all fields relevant to asthma. We wish to draw outstanding investigators from other fields into the study of asthma, and most of our investigators are studying asthma for the first time. All grants will be to...

Dr. Michele Cote receives Komen funding for Graduate Training in Breast Cancer Disparities Research program
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014

Michele Cote, Ph.D., M.P.H., member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and associate professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, has received a three-year, $404,997 Graduate Training in...

Dr. Haipeng Liu receives research grant from NIH to develop next generation of vaccines against autoimmune diseases
Posted: Monday, October 27, 2014

A major barrier to treating autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes is the lack of methods to deliver the therapeutics to specific sites such as the lymph nodes. A researcher in Wayne State University's College of Engineering is working to address this issue with a recently awarded a $475,752...

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity: NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
Posted: Tuesday, October 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...

NSF Rapid Response Research Opportunity (RAPID) regarding the Ebola virus
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The National Science Foundation issued this letter that may be of interest to some WSU faculty: In light of the recent emergence of the lethal Ebola virus in the US, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical care research that can be...

IMPORTANT NOTICE: AAALAC laboratory site visit
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On November 3 - 5, 2014, the Division of Research at WSU will host a site visit by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). AAALAC endorses the use of animals to advance medicine and science where there are no non-animal alternatives, and...

Internal Funding Announcement: request for pilot project proposals from the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors - LOI's due Nov. 4
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) P30 ES020957 "Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES)" announces a request for pilot project proposals. CURES is a cross-campus, community-centered initiative that has been established to develop the leadership...

Update on Federal Demonstration Partnership meeting from Dr. Stephanie Brock
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Federal Demonstration Partnership (the FDP) is a cooperative initiative among 10 federal agencies and 119 institutional recipients of federal funds tasked with reducing the administrative burden associated with research grants and contracts. As Wayne State University's faculty representative...

WSU Professional & Academic Development (PAD) Seminar Series - 2014-2015 Offerings
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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

Division of Research announces new funding program for research equipment
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Division of Research has created a Research Equipment Program to help externally-funded/peer-reviewed faculty purchase instrumentation necessary for their research goals. Faculty with available start-up funds are not eligible for this program. The program will provide up to $50,000 per...

Research Enhancement Program in the Arts & Humanities; LOIs due Nov 3
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the ninth year of Research Enhancement Program (REP) funding to support research, creative, and scholarly projects that engage the arts, design and/or humanities. Proposed projects should lay the foundation for further work...

Data@Wayne: Data sharing policy now in effect at PLOS journals
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In 2014, all journals published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS), including PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, and PLOS ONE, implemented a new data sharing policy. Authors must now make the data underlying their article publicly available without restriction immediately upon publication. The goal...

IOG Colloquium: Rehabilitation Outcomes for Older Adults - Oct. 29 @ 9:30
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A part of the Fall 2014 Research Colloquia Series presented by the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State. This week's topic is Rehabilitation Outcomes for Older Adults and is presented by Dr. Ken Ottenbacher, Russel Shearn Moody Distinguished Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation; Professor &...

Laboratory Safety Training - Nov. 3 @ 1 p.m.
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This training addresses issues related to chemical safety, chemical waste disposal, and emergency procedures in the laboratory. It is required once for all employees who work in a lab with hazardous chemicals. This class combines the former OSHA Laboratory Standard and the Hazardous Waste &...

IRB Training: IRB 101 – The Basics - Nov. 4 @ 10 a.m.
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This session will include a presentation on the functions and responsibilities of an IRB, why an IRB is important, and how the IRB works to review and approve research protocols. A general overview of the levels of review, the forms to use, and where to find documents on the IRB website will be...

Nano@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Christopher Kelly of Physics and Dr. Federico Rabuffetti of Chemistry - Nov. 4 @ 2:30 p.m.
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne Seminar on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wayne State University Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48201. The presenters will be Wayne State University faculty members Dr...

Lipids@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Parinandi, Ohio State University - Nov. 5 @ 5 p.m.
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lipids@Wayne and the Office of the Vice President of Research are pleased to host the next Lipids@Wayne seminar on Wednesday, November 5, 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...

PAD Seminar - Developing a budget for your grant proposals (School of Med) - Nov. 6 @ 1 p.m.
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 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 John Gray of USGS - Nov. 6 @ 2:30 p.m.
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne Seminar on November 6, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University's Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren. The seminar is free and open to the entire campus community; registration is requested. A small...

PAD Seminar - Developing a budget for your grant proposals (main campus) - Nov. 13 @ 1 p.m.
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 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...

IRB WEBINAR: Document Requirements for IRB Review: Which Documents to Submit and How - Nov. 13 @ 12 noon
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A review of the various kinds of documents required for IRB review. Beyond the application form, IRB review requires many study related documents and documentation from relevant sites. IRB approval can be delayed when documents are missing or inadequate. Documents to be discussed include the...

Annual Campus-Wide Disposal of Controlled Substances
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wayne State University's Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) performs routine disposal of biomedical, radiological and chemical wastes. During several routine hazardous chemical waste disposal operations, OEHS has occasionally found several specialized use and restricted possession...