December 1, 2019: Bikram Subedi, Assistant Professor in the Cehemistry Department at Murray State University, is being published in The Journal of Hazardous Materials. Dr. Sebedi is a KBRIN IDeA grant awardee. View the Elsevier article "Prevalence of illicit and prescribed neuropsychiatric drugs in three communities in Kentucky using wastewater-based epidemiology and Monte Carlo simulation for the estimation of associated uncertainties."
November 8, 2019: Kiahra Burns, received 2nd place at the 2019 Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting in the Cellular and Molecular Biology section. Kiahra Burns was a 2019 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program attendee.
November 8, 2019: Haley Todd, received 3rd place at the 2019 Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting in the Cellular and Molecular Biology section. Haley Todd was a 2019 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program attendee.
September 13, 2019: A grant from KBRIN has funded renovations to the biomedical laboratories of Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Kurt Gibbs (researching spinal cord regeneration) and Assistant Professor of Biology Melissa Mefford (researching telomeres and telomerase). Learn more
August, 2019: Dr. Rachel Tinius, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Western Kentucky University, received an INBRE-award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to address obesity and physical inactivity in pregnant and postpartum women. Dr. Tinius will collaborate with Dr. Nancy Schoenberg from the University of Kentucky COBRE program to develop and test a mobile health application to increase physical activity and improve weight status during and after pregnancy.
June, 2019: Dr. Jordan Rice awarded the James Rhodes Memorial Award. The candidate for this award must be of outstanding moral character, and viewed as consistently honest and trustworthy by his/ her peers, and must demonstrate a consistent commitment to clinical pharmacy practice. Jordan was 2013 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program participant and is currently a UK Pharmacy School intern.
June, 2019: Justin Yates, NKU Assistant Professor awarded an (NIH) Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) for his work on “Contribution of NMDA NR2B Subunit to Risky Choice and Economic Demand for Cocaine.” Read abstract and the award details
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DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS
Deadlines for the 2019 KBRIN IDeA grant applications: Letter of intent to apply due: Monday, December 2nd 2019; Applications due: Friday, December 20th, 2019:
Friday, December 20th, 2019: Deadline for the 2019 KBRIN Bridge Funding Award Application
Friday December 20, 2019: Electron Microscopy Pilot Projects. Deadline:5:00 pm (Eastern time) Friday December 20, 2019 More Information
Friday December 20, 2019: Next Generation Sequencing Pilot Projects. Deadline December 20, 2019. View Details and Deadlines
Friday December 20, 2019: CURE Pilot Projects. The deadline for receipt of Investigator Development Award (IDeA) proposals is Friday, December 20th, 2019 View Details and Deadlines
INBRE Opportunities from Other IDeA States
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
February 17, 2020: Application Deadline. 2020 Undergraduate Summer Biomedical Research Program application deadline and information: listed here.
Learn about year-round mentored research at regional institutions here.
The NIH R15 activity code was recently rebranded as “NIH Research Enhancement Award” and now includes two programs. READ MORE
NIH Announcement: Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics: Courses (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (PAR-19-185) View entire announcement
Important new updates to Application Guidelines for KBRIN-Investigator Development Awards (IDeA) Read
New IDeA Award Requirement: A “Letter of Intent” to submit a proposal must be sent via email to Bruce Mattingly at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, December 2nd 2019
Investigators preparing R15 applications to NIH should first explore the NIH R15 (AREA) website
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NIH R15 ($400,000+) Dr. Noah Ashley, WKU Assistant Professor, was awarded over $400,000 for his research project "Sympathetic Regulation of Inflammation from Sleep Fragmentation."
NSF (5 years, $950,000+)He received an NSF research grant to study how arctic songbirds in Alaska have adapted to diminished sleep patterns and how that might help in the understanding of sleep loss in humans.
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