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
May, 2019: Chris Curran, NKU Assistant Professor awarded an (NIH) Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) for her work on “Genetic Susceptibility to Developmental Benzo[A]pyrene Neurotoxicity." Read abstract and the award details
April 2019: Alexey Arkov, PhD (Murray State University) Receives R01 award with Co-PI Jeremy Lynch, PhD of University of Illinois at Chicago. The award is for their study titled "Novel insights from a divergent form of germ plasm." This grant is one of only a very few awarded to a PI from a Kentucky regional university. Dr. Arkov is a member of the KBRIN Leadership Committee and has been a past recipient of KBRIN funding.
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, JOURNAL CLUB
JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE (Wednesdays at 12:15 am unless noted)
NOVEMBER 6-8, 2019 2019 NIH IDeA Southeast Regular Conference, Louisville, KY. Early bird registration until August 9. Register online
Deadlines for the 2019 KBRIN IDeA grant applications: Letter of intent to apply due: Monday, December 2nd 2019; Applications due: Friday, December 20th, 2019
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS
Friday, December 20th, 2019: CURE Pilot Projects Proposal Deadline. Learn about these Investigator Development Award (IDeA)awards and Deadlines
INBRE Opportunities from Other IDeA States
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
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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