Associate Vice President for Research (Internal Posting)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) seeks a dynamic University of Utah faculty partner to serve as an Associate Vice President for Research (AVPR) at 0.5 FTE, to assist in overseeing VPR administrative units committed to providing quality support, resources, and strategic investments to the University of Utah’s research community.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of federal, state, foundation and industry funding agencies, and have a proven track record of successfully obtaining funds for their own research program. In addition, the candidate will be familiar with non-biomedical and biomedical research across campus, and have demonstrated strengths in interdisciplinary research partnerships/relationships. A tenured faculty member at the University of Utah with academic leadership experience is preferred. A PhD, MD or other terminal degree is required. The ability to commit 0.5 FTE to the position is required.

For more details on this opportunity please see PRN18771B.

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Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization

TVC partners with PROTECS to launch incubator in Research Park
Space will house university-affiliated startups

The university’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with PROTECS to manage an incubator in Research Park. TVC will provide programming for the incubator, as well as comprehensive startup support services for TVC licensees. The 8,000-square-foot facility will include wet labs, co-working space, offices and multi-function rooms to accommodate the infrastructure and programmatic needs for new and emerging companies. Expressions of interest for laboratory and office space should be directed to William Hunter of PROTECS at whunter@protecsinc.com or by calling 610-657-0606.

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Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow Residency Call for Applications

Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow Residency Call for Applications
Deadline: November 15th, 2018

The Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow Residencies are available to tenure-line faculty in all disciplines for 1-3 weeks of dedicated writing time for scholarly pursuits of research or creative projects.  Fellowships are available July 1 thru July 31.  Faculty who have held a regular U of U faculty appointment for 1 year or more are eligible to apply.  These fellowships are designed to provide intensive, dedicated, writing time for faulty to work on their research/creative agendas.

The Taft-Nicholson Environmental Humanities Education Center (TNEHEC) and the Vice President for Research will award the faculty member $1,000-$2,000 (depending on length of stay) which is intended to help defer the cost of travel to and from the TNEHEC and to cover per diem to purchase food and supplies.  Fellows will be housed in “Thoreauian-like” cabins in University Village.  The Village consists of 11 cabins, a bathhouse and a kitchen/dining cabin.  Fellows may purchase meals for $45/day when courses are in session at the TNEHEC.

Criteria for evaluation of proposals

  1. Soundness and significance of the proposal
  2. Proposals potential benefit to the individual, the University and the community
  3. The chair’s evaluation of proposal

The application consists of the following:

  1. Part A completed by applicant
  2. Part B completed by department chair.
  3. Precise statement of what you intend to accomplish during the fellowship. The statement should be no more than 2 pages, single spaced.
  4. A 150 word abstract
  5. Statement of why the TNEHEC is an appropriate location for the fellow’s residency

Timeline/Deadlines:
Applications are due November 15th, 2018. Submit your application to Pat Aoyagi

Final Reports:  The recipient of the Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow Residency must submit a 1 page, single-spaced, Final Report within one year after receiving the award.  The following information should be included in the final report:

  • What activities did you do with this fellowship?
  • What did you accomplish, discover, or create?
  • What kind of impact did the TNEHEC have on your research or creative project?

The committee will not consider a new application from an investigator until a final report from the previously awarded Taft-Nicholson Summer Fellow Residency is submitted.

Please submit your final report to Jake Jensen Chair, TNEHEC Summer Faculty Fellow Review Committee.

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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Graduate Fellowship

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2019

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is excited to announce that the INL Graduate Fellowship postings are now open. This year there are two INL Graduate Fellowship postings. The first is specific to National and Homeland Security research, the second is associated with other INL mission areas.

The INL Graduate Fellowship program is designed to identify exceptional talent in research areas aligned with INL’s strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the INL. The program, a collaboration between INL and universities, provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who plan to enroll in graduate degree programs.

Applicants are invited to apply online through inl.gov/careers job posting numbers 12535 and 12584. The postings will close February 15, 2019. Selections will be announced in May. Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to Ali Josephson

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BRAIN Initiative Request for Information (RFI)

The BRAIN Initiative®  aims to develop new tools and technologies to understand and manipulate networks of cells in the brain.  BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision  serves as the strategic plan for the BRAIN Initiative at NIH and outlines an overarching vision, seven high level scientific priorities, and many specific goals. Designed to be achieved over at least a decade, the first five years of BRAIN 2025 emphasizes development of tools and technology, and the next five years shifts emphasis to using these tools to make fundamental discoveries about how brain circuits work and what goes wrong in disease.

The BRAIN Initiative is well underway, and we are now approaching the midpoint. At this time, NIH is seeking feedback on the BRAIN Initiative’s progress and on opportunities moving forward given the current state of the science. NIH has established a new BRAIN Initiative Advisory Committee of the NIH Director (ACD) Working Group that will provide scientific guidance to the ACD on how best to continue to accelerate the ambitious vision for the BRAIN Initiative.

The ACD-WG will use the responses to this Request for Information (RFI), along with information gathered through a series of public workshops, to help inform their discussions of the BRAIN Initiative’s progress and potential updates to the plan moving forward.

The purpose of RFI (NOT-NS-18-075) is to solicit input on how best to accomplish the ambitious vision for the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative® set forth in BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision. NIH is soliciting input from all interested stakeholders, including members of the scientific community, trainees, academic institutions, the private sector, health professionals, professional societies, advocacy groups, and patient communities, as well as other interested members of the public.

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Ask CCTS Open House Tuesday, November 13, 1:30

CCTS Open House
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Eccles Health Sciences Library
Garden Level (basement)- Refreshments will be served

Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is ready to answer your questions and provide resources to enhance your research.

  • Clinical Trials Support
  • Informatics
  • Precision Medicine
  • Collaboration & Engagement
  • Workforce Development
  • HealthInsight
  • Utah Department of Health
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Population Health Research
    • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
    • Qualitative Research
    • Health Measurement & Survey Design
    • Systematic Review
    • Health Economics

Research investigators, faculty and study coordinators welcome!

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November National Diabetes Month & World Diabetes Day

November 14 – Turn Utah Blue
Wear blue on 11/14 to bring awareness to diabetes. Enter to win a prize by:

1. Posting a photo on Instagram including the Utah Diabetes Circle (Try using the blue Circle Selfie App!)

2. Tagging @UtahWellnessBus

3. Using Hashtags #UtahsDiabetesCircle and #DODi

Shine a light on Diabetes
Be sure to check out the blue lighting on the legacy bridge and the University hospital.

November 29
Pre-diabetes Webinar @12pm

The University of Utah health and Intermountain Healthcare are co-hosting a webinar titled “Screening and treatment guidelines for pre-diabetes: A how-to webinar guide for primary care teams and community groups”

Throughout
Researcher Spotlights
#MeetDMRC, a series of spotlights on researchers, is launching in November.

Video PSAs
Providers, patients, researchers and leaders will share how important National Diabetes month is in videos released throughout the month November.

For More information, visit https://goo.gl/cFFC5Q

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Research Roundtable

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In an effort to foster new collaborations and research teams across campus, the Office of the Vice President for Research hosts monthly interdisciplinary Research Roundtables that center around a topic that is of interest to a broad range of disciplines.

First Research Roundtable!

Rising Inequality: Determinants, Consequences, and Policy”

Thursday, November 29, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Discussion will be lead by:
Norman J Waitzman PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Economics

Research Roundtables are hosted by NEXUS in Gardner Commons. Refreshments provided. Please RSVP here.
Research Roundtables are supported by the Research Development Office & the Office of Foundation Relations. They are meant to:

1. catalyze faculty exploration of interdisciplinary research topics,
2. discuss strategies to advance research ideas, and
3. explore potential federal and non-federal funders for interdisciplinary research.

To propose a future topic, please submit ideas here.

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Army Research Lab to visit University of Utah December 6, 2018

The Army Research Lab works closely with collaborators to solve the Army’s current and future challenges.  By partnering with research universities, the Army leverages regional expertise and facilities to accelerate the discovery, innovation and transition of science and technology.

Agenda

8:00 – 9:30       General Session
9:45 – 11:00      Breakout Sessions with ARL
11:30 – 12:45    Lunch
1:00 – 13:00     1:1 visits with ARL
3:00 – 5:00      Lab Visits
5:00 – 6:30      Networking Reception

ARL Visitors

Kathy Kehring, Technology Transfer and Outreach Office
Shashi Karna, Sr. Research Scientist, Weapon and Materials Research Directorate
Michael Geuss, Human Research and Engineering Directorate
Brent Kraczek , Computational and Information Sciences Directorate
Meredith Reed, Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate
Peter Khooshabehadeh, ARL-West Regional Lead
Steven Taulbee, General Engineer, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate

To participate, please complete this form no later than November 28, 2018.

Please email Gay Cookson with any questions.

 

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Vitae 2018

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