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Program Highlights

Jordan RiceJune, 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.

Justin YatesJune, 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

Christine CurranMay, 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

EKU profsApril 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.

EKU profsAugust, 2018: KBRIN-IDeA funded project has been highlighted in press release from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Bikram Subedi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry at Murray State University, has had his research highlighted in several periodicals. Read ACS Article or view all highlights.

EKU profsAugust 13, 2018: EKU's Dr. Lindsay Calderon, associate professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Margaret Ndinguri, associate professor of chemistry, received a a U.S. patent, with 15 claims approved, for their discovery of a chemical compound that better targets specific types of reproductive cancer tumors. Learn More

Samuel WhiteNovember 4, 2018: Samuel White, 2017 KBRIN Summer Research Program participant and student at Murray State University awarded First Place for his oral presentation at the Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting. The research is entitled "Courtship behavior, communication, and copulation in Tigrosa annexa."

Kristin MillerNovember 4, 2018: Kristen Miller, KBRIN Summer Research Program participant and student at WKU awarded First Place for her poster presentation at the Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Read about her project here.


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JOURNAL CLUB SCHEDULE (Wednesdays at 11:15 am unless noted)

MAY 15-19, 2019 - Applications deadline for New Mexico's INBRE "Empowering Biologists with Bioinformatics Workshop" held July 1 – 26, 2019 at The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR), Santa Fe, NM. For biology students and researchers who are newcomers to bioinformatics.

JULY 15-19, 2019 2019 - Essentials of Next Generation Sequencing workshop , Lexington, KY. Registration and more informationis available on the workshop website.

NOVEMBER 6-8, 2019 2019 NIH IDeA Southeast Regular Conference, Louisville, KY. Early bird registration until August 9. Register online

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JAN 15, 2019: Preferred submission date for KBRIN Faculty Start-Up Awards

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NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Open Date: January 26, 2019

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February 11, 2019: Application deadline for the 2019 KBRIN Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program. Learn more and application link.

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Announcements

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 b.mattingly@moreheadstate.edu by Friday, November 30th

! Important recent changes in AREA R15 funding opportunities

Investigators preparing R15 applications to NIH should first explore the NIH R15 (AREA) website

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Research Spotlight


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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