National Science Foundation: Policies on Sexual Harassment

National Science Foundation: Policies on Sexual Harassment

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will not tolerate sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault, within the agency, at awardee organizations, field sites or anywhere science or education is conducted. NSF has taken steps to help ensure all NSF-funded research and learning environments are free from sexual harassment. Additionally, NSF is bolstering their policies, guidelines and communications so that organizations clearly understand expectations and individuals understand their rights.

The University of Utah seeks to provide a safe and healthy experience for students, employees, and others who make use of campus facilities. For more information on sexual harassment guidelines and support at the University of Utah, please see: https://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/campussafety.php

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LabArchives

UBox Integration with LabArchives

Now that Ubox is fully integrated with LabArchives, large files greater than 250MB can be accessed while using LabArchives. The maximum file size is now dictated by Ubox and is 15GB. As with LabArchives, storage of these large files is unlimited. Once files are loaded into Ubox via LabArchives they can only be accessed through LabArchives. Your files in Ubox/LabArchives do not count towards the 1TB storage limit when using Ubox. For additional information please see the LabArchives Subject Guide page on Ubox Integration.

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Utah Genome Project

Utah Genome Project

Philanthropic donations provided to Utah Genome Project will be funding 4 to 5 pilot projects with a maximum budget of $50,000.

  • Deadline for submission is November 15, 2018
    • Decisions will be made December, 2018
    • Funding to start January 15, 2019

Purpose:

The mission of Utah Genome Project is to investigate the genetic basis of human disease through genomic sequencing of Utah families to discover, understand, prevent and treat challenging medical conditions.

The goals of Utah Genome Project are to build infrastructure and best-practice standards and make this available to Utah clinicians and researchers to promote genomic discovery, discover novel disease-causing genes and pathways to improve diagnosis, testing and treatment of human disease.

Research Scope:

We invite applications that build upon the mission of Utah Genome Project as stated above. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

    • Development of new cohorts for genetic discovery
    • Genetic discovery in well-phenotyped human cohorts.
    • Development of new treatment or diagnostics for human genetic conditions.
    • Development of novel methods to explore existing UGP data.
    • Methods to assess impact of non-coding variants.
    • Other areas that specifically relate to the mission of Utah Genome Project, for example, ELSI,

multi-omics, use of electronic health records, pharmacogenomics.
* Please note that call for pilot proposals for functional analysis of candidate genes will be coming out in January, 2019.

Proposal Guidelines and Eligibility:

    • Only one research proposal per principal investigator will be reviewed.
    • Principal investigators must be at least 0.75 FTE tenure- or career-track faculty at the University of Utah.
    • Applications must articulate deliverables and plans for external funding.

Proposal Preferences:

Preference will be given to projects that:

    • Have significant scientific merit.
    • Have a high potential for extramural funding, preferentially from the NIH.
    • Are not currently supported by extramural funding.
    • Build or strengthen interdisciplinary partnerships with Utah Genome Project and institutional initiatives (Diabetes and Metabolism; Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious disease; Cancer; Neuroscience). • Build upon a strong track record of publication and funding of the applicant.

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting documents to be submitted by November 15, 2018 as one PDF. Font and spacing should be NIH compliant. Plan and budget for all aspects of project including genomic data processing, storage, and analysis (see budget template for pricing guidelines). Grant administration is the responsibility of the principal investigators. All applications must include each item in the following order:

  1. Cover page. PI (department, title and contact information), co-investigators (department, title and contact information), project title, IRB/IAUC approval numbers if relevant.
  2. Lay abstract that will be publicly available (1/2 page)
  3. Specific aims of the research proposal (1/2 page)
  4. Detailed proposal. (Up to 3 pages, including figures). Please address significance, innovation, approach, timeline, deliverables, data sharing plan and plan for external funding
  5. References
  6. Budget justification (1 page)
  7. Budget – use template and suggested genomic analysis costs (contact Breanna Caruso for this)
  8. NIH biographical sketch for investigators (current and pending support; 5 pages)
  9. List of investigator’s past University of Utah pilot grant funding (title, amount, dates, resulting publications and external grants).

Budget Guidelines:

Pilot grant funds may be used for salaries and benefits of non-faculty project personnel, supplies, miscellaneous expenses, and services. Funds cannot be used for faculty salaries, travel that is not directly related to project research (e.g., conferences cannot be supported by this grant); consultants; or office equipment, including computers (unless specifically justified).

Evaluation and Funding of Proposals:

Proposals will be reviewed by the UGP Scientific Advisory Board to assess innovation, scientific merit, likelihood for success and external funding, and alignment with the mission of Utah Genome Project. If human subjects or animal research are involved, one copy of the IRB or IACUC approval will be required prior to release of funds.

Mid-Year Progress Report:

After the first six months of funding, a one-page progress report will be required for review by the research committee to assure adequate scientific progress.

Final Report:

Funded proposals must provide a progress report of no more than two pages in length describing the results and deliverables of the research, future directions, and plans to secure additional funding.

Please submit applications as a single PDF document titled with “PI name_UGP2018” to Breanna Caruso breanna.caruso@hsc.utah.edu

Questions? Please contact: Deborah Neklason.

 

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Corporate and Foundation Funding Opportunities

Soros Justice Fellowships
Deadline: October 22, 2018

The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The fellowships are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United States by challenging the over reliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice.

Fellows receive funding through the following three categories: 

Advocacy Fellowships

The Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowships fund lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique perspectives to undertake full-time criminal justice reform projects at the local, state, and national levels. Projects may range from litigation to public education to coalition building to grassroots mobilization to policy-driven research. Advocacy Fellowships are 18 months in duration, may be undertaken with the support of a host organization, and can begin anytime between July and November 2019. Advocacy Fellowships come with an award of either $87,000 or $120,000 (depending on level of experience), plus project-related expenses, for the 18 months.

Media Fellowships

The Soros Justice Media Fellowships support writers, print and broadcast journalists, artists, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinctive voices proposing to complete media projects that engage and inform, spur debate and conversation, and catalyze change on important U.S. criminal justice issues. The Media Fellowships aim to mitigate the time, space, and market constraints that often discourage individuals from pursuing vital but marginalized, controversial, or unpopular topics in comprehensive and creative ways. Media Fellowships are 12 months in duration, and fellows are expected to make their projects their full-time work during the term of the fellowship. Projects can begin anytime between July and November 2019. Media Fellowships come with an award of either $58,000 or $80,000 (depending on level of experience), plus project-related expenses, for the 12 months.

Youth Activist Fellowships

The Soros Justice Youth Activist Fellowships, in partnership with the Open Society Youth Exchange, support outstanding individuals aged 18 to 25 to take on projects of their own design that address some aspect of the U.S. criminal justice system. Projects can range from public education and training to grassroots organizing and policy advocacy to social media campaigns and other forms of creative communications. Youth Activist Fellowships must be undertaken in partnership with a host organization. Projects can be full-time or part-time, 12 or 18 months, and can begin anytime between July and November 2019. Youth Activist Fellowships come with an award of $52,500 for full-time, 18-month projects (the award is pro-rated for part-time or 12-month projects), plus project-related expenses, as well as access to a range of training and professional development opportunities.

For more information on applying please visit the Open Society Foundations website or contact Chris Ostrander.

Laura and John Arnold Foundation
LOI Deadline: November 5, 2018

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is committed to leveraging the power of data, research, and innovation to improve community safety by reducing crime, increasing police effectiveness, and working to ensure that laws are enforced in a fair and equitable way.

LJAF is committed to working with jurisdictions to evaluate interventions that leverage partnerships between police, fire departments, and EMS/EMTs to divert individuals who are homeless or who experience mental illness and/or SUDs—with a particular attention to those with opioid use disorder (OUD)—to evidence-based treatment and services. We are specifically interested in approaches that: (1) seek to improve emergency responses for individuals in moments of crisis, (2) provide immediate post- crisis alternatives to arrest or unnecessary hospitalization, and (3) connect individuals with evidence- based treatment programs and services.

  • Emergency Response: We seek proposals to evaluate programs that aim to increase the capacity of police, fire, or EMS/EMTs to recognize signs of mental illness and/or substance misuse, safely de-escalate and stabilize emergency situations, and maximize diversion to treatment and services.
  • Post-Crisis Stabilization: Many communities have redesigned or are in the process of redesigning their crisis response system to include alternatives to jails or emergency rooms for people experiencing a mental health or substance induced crisis, with the goal of transitioning these individuals to targeted long-term treatment and services.
  • Treatment Programs and Services: We would like to continue to build the evidence base for treatment programs and services—for individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or who are homeless—that reduce unnecessary encounters with the criminal justice and emergency response systems, improve individual outcomes, and generate public cost savings.

For more information please see the attached RFP. If you are interesting in applying please contact Chris Ostrander.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deadline: November 14, 2018

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative. Applications on the following six topics will be accepted until Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:30 am PST: 

We also invite all who have applied to Grand Challenges Explorations over its 10-year history to fill out a short survey. This survey was sent to you on August 2 from our research partner, the National Business Research Institute (NBRI). Thank you to the over 5,000 who have already responded. We will be resending the survey to those who have not yet responded. We hope to learn as comprehensively as possible what direct and indirect impact the initiative has had, whether the proposal was funded by the Gates Foundation or not – and we expect to identify ways we can improve this way of seeking and funding great ideas from all over the world.

If you are interested in applying please contact Chris Ostrander.

Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative
Deadline: November 13, 2018

The Human Cell Atlas is a global effort to create a reference map of all cells in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Helmsley Charitable Trust invite applications to support the continued development of the Human Cell Atlas.

CZI will seek applications to form Seed Networks consisting of at least three principal investigators that will support continued growth, solidify collaborations, and help generate valuable data and tools for the first draft of the Human Cell Atlas. Helmsley’s Crohn’s Disease Program, committed to improving the lives of Crohn’s patients while pursuing a cure, will seek applications from principal investigators that will contribute collectively to creating a Gut Cell Atlas, cataloguing the many cell types in the gut (Please note that CZI’s applications do not require a gut component). Full details here.

Brady Education Foundation
Deadline: December 1, 2018 

The Foundation is currently focused on the development and evaluation of educational programs that are consistent with a strength-based approach and show promise of being feasible, effective and sustainable. This grant program focuses on 2 areas:

(1) New Program Development – where projects develop and test the feasibility of new programs for promoting positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities.

(2) Existing Program Evaluation to evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities.

For program details and eligibility please see the Brady Education Foundation application guidelines. Please let Chris Ostrander know if you plan to apply.

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Intramural Funding Opportunities

Distinguished Scholarly & Creative Research Awards – Call for Nominations

The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Scholarly & Creative Research Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in scholarly and creative research by University of Utah tenured faculty and provides up to three grants for research and creative pursuits.

Eligibility Criteria

Only tenured faculty who have held an appointment with the University of Utah for a minimum of eight years are eligible to receive this award. Nominations may be made by any faculty member, department or college within the University.

Nominees will remain in the nomination pool for three years. If a nominee does not receive an award within three years, a two year waiting period must pass before they can be re-nominated.

Nominees are evaluated on the significance and quality of their career research and the overall creative and distinctive impact their work has provided to their field, as well as to the improvement and enrichment of the human condition.

Nominations close October 15th at 5:00pm. Submission will be accepted on the VP for Research website. For questions or additional information please contact Mia Leonelli at 581-7237.

Freezers “Cash for Clunkers”

The SVPHS Research Unit, in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Research is offering a freezer trade-in program, intended to increase the efficiency and reliability of -80 freezers on campus. Program pricing has been negotiated with ThermoFisher to provide high-efficiency freezers at the lowest possible cost to our programs. A $2,000 trade-in rebate will be offered by the VPR to all of campus, with an additional $2,000 rebate match being offered by the SVPHS Research Unit for all health sciences campus programs. To be eligible to receive the rebate, programs must trade in an older, energy-inefficient freezer at the time of purchase.

Freezer Information

Program Pricing:

TSX60086D TSX40086D
List Price:                   $24,692 List Price:                   $21,594
Program Price:          $11,399 Program Price:           $10,399
Program incentive:   $2,000 VPR Program incentive:     $2,000 VPR
$2,000 SVPHS  $2,000 SVPHS
Cost to lab:                $7,399  Cost to lab:                $6,399
Total Savings:       $17,293 Total Savings:     $15,195


Pricing includes 5-year parts and labor warranty, 12-year compressor parts warranty, and Device link connectivity.

Purchase Information:  

In coordination with their department, labs are responsible for purchase arrangements. Financing is offered through Fisher Scientific. For additional information, please contact Renn Thompson at  801-634-8497 or Steve Hawker at (801) 361-7535 and reference the Freezer Trade-In Program.

Freezer Disposal:
Trade-in freezers will be disposed of by the company at no additional cost to the lab. Arrangements must be made with Fisher Scientific when purchasing. Please select the “Environmental Disposal” option. A retirement/transfer form should also be completed for any freezers with University asset tags; select the “trade-in” transfer code. Staple a copy of your freezer purchase invoice to this form and submit to Surplus.

Rebate Process:

Please submit the following information to Abby Rooney:

  • PI Name and Department
  • New freezer invoice
  • Trade-in freezer information: Previous University location, brand, model and disposal date
  • Chartfield for rebate transfer; please note this must go into a 2000 fund account

Pricing is confirmed through end of Calendar 2018. Rebates are available while funding lasts. Please confirm availability with Abby Rooney prior to submitting purchase.

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Extramural Funding Opportunities

Michelson Prizes
Pre-Application: October 29th, 2018

The Michelson Prizes are scientific awards of $150,000 given annually to young investigators who are applying disruptive research concepts and inventive processes to advance vaccine and immunotherapy research for major global diseases.

The 2019 Michelson Prizes have been expanded to include three focus areas: Human Immunology, Computational Biology and Protein Engineering, andNeglected Parasitic Diseases. All focus areas are aimed at supporting research with the potential to transform vaccine and immunotherapy discovery.

Applicants must be under the age of 35 at the time of pre-application submission (born on or after Oct 29, 1983) and affiliated with an academic, nonprofit, industry or government research organization. International researchers are encouraged to apply.

For more information and program details please visit the Human Vaccines Project website.

NASA Centennial Challenges Program
Deadline: January 24, 2019 

In accordance with the NASA Prize Authority, the NASA Centennial Challenges program has released Phase 1 of the CO₂Conversion Challenge.  Interested teams that wish to compete may now register on the official Challenge site at www.co2conversionchallenge.org.

NASA Centennial Challenges is a program of prize competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of interest and value to NASA and the nation.  NASA is providing the prize purse, and NASA Centennial Challenges will be managing the Challenge with support from Common Pool.

The CO₂ Conversion Challenge is devoted to fostering the development of CO₂ conversion systems that can effectively produce singular or multiple molecular compounds identified as desired microbial manufacturing ingredients and/or that provide a significant advancement of physicochemical CO₂ conversion for the production of useful molecules.  NASA envisions this competition having two phases with a total prize purse of up to $1 million.  Phase 1 (the current phase) is the Concept Phase with a prize purse of up to $250,000 to demonstrate capabilities to develop technologies to manufacture “food” for microbial bioreactors from CO₂ and hydrogen molecules, with the ultimate goal of producing glucose.   The initiation of Phase 2, a Demonstration Challenge with a prize purse of up to $750,000, is contingent on the emergence of promising submissions in Phase 1 that demonstrate a viable approach to achieve the Challenge goals. The official rules for Phase 2 will be released prior to the opening of Phase 2.

Official documentation related to this Challenge can be found at www.co2conversionchallenge.org.

Interested teams should submit their registration by 5:00pm Central Time on January 24, 2019.  Submissions must be received by 5:00pm Central Time on February 28, 2019.  No further requests for review will be accepted after this date.

Inventors at University of Utah Eligible for New NAI Membership Program

Faculty, staff and students at University of Utah are now eligible to apply for the National Academy of Inventors’ (NAI) newest membership category, the Senior Member Program.

The University of Utah is a member of the NAI, which recognizes and honors invention and innovation within the academic community. As a member institution, individuals within our community have an exclusive eligibility for the NAI’s Senior Member Program.

“The Senior Member Program is an incredible opportunity for our member institutions to involve inventors and innovators at every point in their careers,” said Dr. Paul R. Sanberg, President of the NAI. “We are eager to welcome the first class of Senior Members, who will have access to singular opportunities for networking and career growth.”

The Senior Member Program recognizes active researchers with success in patents, licensing and commercialization who aspire to make a positive impact on the welfare of society. The eligibility requirements state that nominees must be affiliated with a Member Institution of the NAI, such as University of Utah.

Nominations for the Senior Member Program open on Oct. 1, 2018 and will continue on a rolling basis. Notices of election will be announced quarterly. For more information, contact Jacquie Burckley, NAI Senior Member Coordinator.

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Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

Grant Writing Academy Workshop
Registration for the October 26 – 28, 2018 Research Education Grant Writing Academy is now open!

The Grant Writing Academy is an intensive weekend-long program which applies proven strategies and techniques to develop successful proposals for a variety of funding agencies. This program offers a valuable and unique opportunity to focus on one’s writing, to receive educated and constructive critique, to rewrite and recraft, and to repeat the evaluation and editing process toward a final draft. The Grant Writing Academy provides a high faculty-to-participant ratio to facilitate the development of productive and independent research scientists. Future program dates include October 26-28, 2018, May 17-19, 2019 and October 25-27, 2019.

Given the increasingly competitive environment for federal funding, it is essential that the University provide clear guidance and strong mentorship for our junior faculty members in refining their grant proposals and enhancing their likelihood of funding. 

Attendance is highly limited! Please review the attached flyer and contact Research Education at 801-587-3958 or Sam Ma with any questions.

RATS Classes

Research Education offers training and instruction through several methods to support your individual profession needs, including Live Instruction, Online Classes, Best Practice Roundtables, and many Special Events including the Research Administrators’ Network meetings. These trainings are a free service that provide professional development opportunities for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, students, and members of the University research community. For more information please go to our website, or contact the Office of Research Education at 801-587-3958 or by emailing Corrie Harris or Sam Ma.

Understanding IRB Report Form Submissions in ERICA
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 2120

Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) and Radiation Safety
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 2110

Introduction to Technology Commercialization & Intellectual Property
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB Rm. 2120

Financial Management in Clinical Research
Thursday, October 3, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm 2110

Project Management: Implementing the Award Process
Monday, October 8th, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 3515B

Source Documentation for Clinical Research
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB Rm. 3515B

Investigator Orientation Clinical Research Workshop
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3:30pm-5:30pm
RAB, Main Conference Rm. 117

Investigator Orientation: Post Award Workshop
Thursday, October 11, 2018
9:30am-11:30am
HSEB, Rm. 2958

Budget Preparation and Development
Monday, October 15, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm 3515B

Expanded Access to Investigational Drugs and Devices
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 2120

Governing Regulations for Grants and Contracts
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 2110

Investigator Training Workshop: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
3:30pm-5:30pm
RAB Main Conference Room 117

Researcher Resources and Funding Searches
Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB Computer Lab 3100C

Clinical Research Budget Development Negotiation and Oversight
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 2120

Advanced Consideration of Reportable Events in Human Subject Research
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 2110

Introduction to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)
Thursday, October 25, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 1750

Introduction to the IRB, the IACUC and the IBC
Monday, October 29, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 3515B

Tissue Banking in Research
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 2948

Utah Population Database: Use of a Pre-Research Query Tool
October, October 31, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
HSEB, Rm. 2120

Special Events

Part of the Special Events offered through Research Education is membership in the Research Administrators’ Network, which provides a forum for colleagues to share ideas and offer general peer support and guidance for the benefit of the University research community. The RAN further promotes opportunities for networking, and potential research collaborations.

Best Practice Roundtable: eAward New Sub-Award Out Request
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
10:00pm-11:30pm
HSEB Rm. 2110

Electronic Lab Notebooks: Using LabArchives to Increase the Efficiency and Reproducibility of Research
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
Computer Lab 3100C

Electronic Lab Notebooks: Using LabArchives to Increase the Efficiency and Reproducibility of Research
Monday, October 15, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm
J. Willard Marriott Library (MLIB), Rm. 1705A

Best Practice Roundtable: Cost Transfers
Monday, October 22, 2018
1:30pm-3:00pm
HSEB Rm. 3515B

Best Practice Roundtable: Managing Risk with Contracts
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
10:00pm-11:30pm
HSEB Rm. 5100A

The Revised Common Rule: What Study Teams Need to Know
Thursday, October 25, 2018
2:00pm-3:30pm
RAB, Conference Room 117

Grant Writing Academy
Friday, October 26, 2018

Thank you for your ongoing support of Research Education!
Questions about the GWA or RATS? Contact Corrie Harris at (801) 587-3958.

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New Assistant Vice President of Research Integrity and Compliance

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Rothwell, PhD, to the role of Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance for the University of Utah, effective October 1, 2018.  Dr. Rothwell will have oversight for the Human Subjects Protection Program and the related compliance offices, including the Institutional Review Board, Conflict of Interest (COI), Research Misconduct, Resource for Genetic and Epidemiologic Research (RGE), Research Education, and the Biosafety Committee.

Dr. Rothwell completed a competitive bioethics fellowship from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has extensive experience in bioethics and human subjects protections having served on the IRB and hospital ethics committees. Dr. Rothwell also brings a wealth of experience from her successful program of research on informed patient decision making and the ethical implications of emerging technologies within the context of genomics, population screening and public health across the reproductive continuum of care.  She is currently the contact principal investigator on a NIH grant to improve the consent process for the storage and research use of residual newborn screening blood spots, and recently completed another clinical trial funding by NIH to improve patient decision-making for prenatal screening. Currently, she is a member of the leadership teams for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the NIH Center in Excellence for Ethical, Legal and Social Implications in Genetics.  She will retain these positions in her new role.

Dr. Rothwell is looking forward to leading efforts across our campus to improve transparency and accountability of our research enterprise, including clinical trials tracking, improving awareness of research integrity, and growing our national leadership reputation in research ethics and human subjects protections.

Jeffrey Botkin, MD, MPH has reduced his effort in his position as Associate Vice President of Research Integrity and Compliance but will continue to provide leadership during this transition.

Please join me in thanking Dr. Botkin for his exceptional service, and in welcoming Dr. Rothwell as she transitions into this new role.

Sincerely,

Dr. Andy Weyrich
Vice President for Research
University of Utah

 

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National Research Administrator Day – Sept. 25

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GCSC Faculty Think Tank

GCSC Faculty Think Tank
September 26, 5:00pm-7:00pm
College of Law : 6th Floor Flynn Workshop room 

Are you pursuing (or considering) place-based research on the Wasatch Front? Come to the GCSC Think Tank Mixer to share your work and ideas and learn about what other researchers are doing. At our Interdisciplinary Faculty Sustainability Research Mixers, we’ll enjoy refreshments, share interdisciplinary research, and examine strengths and opportunities around a variety of themes. The September theme is Environmental Research on the Wasatch Front.

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