Archive | December 2017

Upcoming workshops for the CIHR Grant Assist Program

The Grant Assist Program (Health Sciences) has scheduled a number of workshops for CIHR grant application preparation in January and February.

 

CIHR Update

Join us to hear Drs. Lori West (Member, CIHR Governing Coucil) and Brian Rowe (Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Circulatory & Respiratory Health). They will share their insights into how changes at CIHR are unfolding through CIHR’s Governing Council, Science Council and Institute Advisory Boards. We will hear how decisions are made, and what additional Changes we can anticipate at CIHR.
Date & Time: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca 

Selecting a Peer Review Committee, Providing Keywords & Preparing a Summary for Your CIHR Project Application

Join us to hear from two University of Alberta researchers who reviewed grant applications for the CIHR Fall 2017 Project Competition: Dr. Kathy Hegadoren (Chair, Gender Sex & Health Panel) and Dr. Michael Schultz (Scientific Officer, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology B Panel).
They will discuss problems with and strategies for:

  • Selecting an appropriate peer review committee
  • ensuring that your registration abstract demonstrates why you application is appropriate for the peer review committee selected along with the grant assignment process at CIHR
  • meeting sex and gender requirements
  • providing key words and shaping summaries to best fit their important roles in the peer review process

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 
1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca

Q&A Session with Fall 2017 Project Competition CIHR Peer Reviewers

Join us to hear from Drs. Emmanuelle Cordat (Reviewer, Hematology, Digestive & Kidney Diseases Panel), Michelle Graham (Chair, Clinical Investigation D Panel), and Rachel Wevrick (Reviewer, Genetics Panel), all of whom participated in the review of CIHR Fall 2017 Project Competition grants. They will spend a few minutes summarizing their experiences reviewing Project grants this fall, and outline what we can expect for the review of Spring 2018 Project submissions. This will be followed by our opportunity to ask questions as we prepare Spring 2018 Project applications.
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca

Preparing your CIHR Project Budget

Join us to hear Drs. Hanne Ostergaard (CIHR Project Reviewer [Spring 2016, Fall 2016 & Fall 2017] and OOGP and Planning grant awardee) and Adrian Wagg (CIHR Project, OOGP, PHSI, and Team grant awardee). They will share their insights into preparing budgets for the project competition. We will also hear from the Research Services Office Research Facilitators, who will share their observations on more common errors made and difficulties encountered when preparing CIHR grant budgets.
Date & Time: Monday, February 5, 2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 1-040 Li Ka Shing (Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall)
Please RSVP on the learning shop or email cihrgrants@ualberta.ca

ATI Seminar is on winter hiatus – next seminar is January 10th.

Dec 20 – Jan 3: No seminars scheduled – winter hiatus

Jan. 10: Dr. Jason Acker, “A role for donor factors in the response of cells, tissues and organs to preservation and storage”

Jan 17: TBA

Jan 24: Dr. Janet Elliot, Title TBA

If you would like to present your research please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca. The ATI Seminar Series is a great opportunity to promote your research, whether you’re an investigator or trainee! We are still looking for speakers for spring.

Within 2 weeks of each seminar, please register your attendance and provide your feedback. This information is required for our metrics reporting. Our registration platform is computer and mobile friendly! Click on the links below to go to the online self-registration portal.

You can now register and provide feedback on two seminars during the same self-registration session. Please note that you do not have to register in advance to attend a seminar – simply show up.

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Edmonton

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Calgary

2018 ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship Awards

The Alberta Transplant Institute is excited to announce the launch of the 2018 ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award.

There will be up to 5 awards of $1,500/month, for 3-4 months, to be held May-August 2017.

Information on the 2018 ATI Undergraduate Summer Studentship Awards can be found on the ATI website.

Click here for details on the award at the UofA.  Deadline is Feb. 5, 2018

Click here for details on the award at the UofC.  Deadline is Feb 8, 2018.

For more information, contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca

 

Clinical Research Updates

Clinical Research Seminar Series.

  • January 24th (2:00pm): Budgeting for Investigator-Initiated, Grant-Funded Trials
  • February 13th (2:00pm): Research Contracts 101
  • February 28th (2:00pm): Expert Clinical Trialist Panel Q&A (details TBA)

Additional information here. Slides from previous seminars are available here.

Clinical Trials Database. As part of the Be The Cure public awareness initiative, we recently launched a clinical trials database designed for patients and the public to search for actively recruiting trials by location, age and sex. Note that this is phase one of a two-phased project, and data are currently being mined from clinicaltrials.gov. Please contact Jill Byrne for more information.

 

Save the date! ATI Research Day will be Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mark your calendars! The ATI will host its second annual research day on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Research Day will feature a keynote address, poster sessions, and presentations on donation and transplantation.

Further details to follow.

Upcoming ATI Seminars

Dec 13: Dr. Andrew Daly, “Controversies in haploidentical stem cell transplantation”

Dec 20 – Jan 3: No seminars scheduled – winter hiatus

Jan. 10: Dr. Jason Acker, “A role for donor factors in the response of cells, tissues and organs to preservation and storage”

Jan 17: TBA

Jan 24: Dr. Janet Elliot, Title TBA

If you would like to present your research please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca. The ATI Seminar Series is a great opportunity to promote your research, whether you’re a principal investigator or trainee! We are still looking for speakers for spring.

Within 2 weeks of each seminar, please register your attendance and provide your feedback. This information is required for our metrics reporting. Our registration platform is computer and mobile friendly! Click on the links below to go to the online self-registration portal.

You can now register and provide feedback on two seminars during the same self-registration session. Please note that you do not have to register in advance to attend a seminar – simply show up.

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Edmonton

ATI Seminar Self-Registration – Calgary