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Next Week in SHARP – September 27th to October 3rd

Upcoming Presentations

October 14th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Didactic Session presented by Clara Lee, MD


 

 

 

Dear COM Faculty,

The Office of Medical Student Research (MDSR) is pleased to invite you to submit an informational video in lieu of attending the annual Medical Student Research Opportunities Fair. We realize this has always been a great opportunity to meet and recruit medical students in person to participate in your research projects. However, we feel the new format will be just as exciting and provide additional and more widely accessible information for medical students interested in research.

This year, we’re asking that faculty members submit a short video by Oct. 1, to be hosted on the MDSR Research Opportunities website. Please include this information (at a minimum) in your 5–10 minute video:

• Your name, department, lab location, research area(s)
• Details about your general research area/topic
• A brief description of your lab/research team and lab meeting schedule
• Projects appropriate for medical students to join
• Skills/experience you are looking for in a medical student
• The best way for a medical student to contact you
“How-to” documents for creating videos are located on the MDSR Mentor Resources page. Please contact our office for any support you may need.

When ready, please submit your video here.

Also as a reminder, medical students are eligible to apply for research funding from a variety of internal and external sources. The application for this year’s Ohio State College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship will open Oct. 6. Phase I documents are due Dec. 14, and Phase II documents will be due Jan. 8. We strongly encourage students to find a mentor early so they can work on this application as early as possible.

Contact Bianca McArrell, program manager of the Medical Student Research Program, with questions. Visit our website for more information about research education initiatives at the College of Medicine and the research calendar of events for medical students.

Thank you for your continued support of the MDSR program. Please feel free to forward this email to any faculty who may also be interested in submitting an opportunity!


 

 

 

The CCTS will sponsor the NIH Department of Bioethics course “Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research” beginning September 23, 2020. The course is a seven-week series of webinars of critical ethical issues involved in conducting human subject research.

Participation in this program will fulfill NIH requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research, and learners who complete at least three sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Webinars will be live-streamed every Wednesday from 8:30 to – 11:30 am (EST).

Dates/Times: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 21, Oct 28, and Nov 4

Register

More Info


Grant Submissions- Process Flow

Be advised that both the COM and CCC Grants Management Office is more strictly enforcing grant submission timelines.

For COM investigators, your intention to submit a new proposal must be sent through the REDCap portal (link: https://redcap.osumc.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=TYPT3ALFMN), but if fewer than 6 weeks remain before the deadline they may not be able to accommodate your application and will deny the submission. 

CCC applications should continue to be routed to the CCC Grants Office, by emailing an inquiry to Li.Zheng@osumc.edu


Funding Opportunities

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is supporting a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): NOT-MD-20-025. The FOA is titled: Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities.

First Due Date of Application: October 05, 2020

For inquiries related to NIMHD’s scientific and research involvement concerning this FOA, please contact Dr. Rada K. Dagher at rada.dagher@nih.gov. View the full funding opportunity announcement for more information.

NOT-MD-20-025


Upcoming Events

 

 

 

Free Registration for the Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration!

No plane tickets, hotel costs, or food budgets to worry about! In fact, no registration fees either! The NIH is bringing the Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration direct to your computer…free of charge, Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30!

This event is designed to demystify the NIH grant application and review process! Register today at https://nihvirtualseminar2020.vfairs.com/ and be sure to check out all the networking opportunities taking place during the seminar. For instance, the Meet the Experts page highlights all of the NIH Institutes and Centers, offices and special programs offering booths filled with resources to fill your “swag bag” and times to chat with grants management, policy, review, and program officials throughout the seminar.

If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, join us as we connect and collaborate! Here’s what to expect:

  • Four days of sessions with live and simu-live sessions, as well as an on-demand video library
  • Three tracks designed around grants policies and programs, including case studies and Q&As
  • Live chat opportunities with NIH & HHS experts on the grants process and policies
  • Downloadable resources to reuse and/or share with others at your institution
  • Free registration! Yes, you read it right.

Are you excited yet? Keep tabs on the latest registration and agenda updates on the seminar site. We hope to “see” you there!

 


Are you contemplating working with a unpaid volunteer student?

SHARP can help you work out the logistics.  We can arrange for virtual access for OSU affiliates at no cost, and virtual access for non-OSU affiliates for a fee (to set up a virtual machine for them to remote to).

For more information, contact Judy M. Opalek, PhD (judy.opalek@osumc.edu)


SHARP Staff – Return to Campus

We are in the midst of our Return to Campus plan and you may be seeing us in the office more often. We need to adhere to the social distancing requirements in our shared space, and we will be working on modified schedules until a full return is feasible. All SHARP staff continue to be reachable by phone, email, and text, whether in the office or working remotely. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note that the SHARP staff are working 100% remotely at this time and are still fully available for virtual meetings and discussion.  We have nearly every normal tool at our disposal during this time and are only limited by face-to-face interactions and campus-based physical resources. If you have any questions or concerns—reach out!

 

Next Week in SHARP – September 20th to 26th

Upcoming Presentations

September 23rd – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Works in Progress presented by Clara Lee, MD


 

 

 

Dear COM Faculty,

The Office of Medical Student Research (MDSR) is pleased to invite you to submit an informational video in lieu of attending the annual Medical Student Research Opportunities Fair. We realize this has always been a great opportunity to meet and recruit medical students in person to participate in your research projects. However, we feel the new format will be just as exciting and provide additional and more widely accessible information for medical students interested in research.

This year, we’re asking that faculty members submit a short video by Oct. 1, to be hosted on the MDSR Research Opportunities website. Please include this information (at a minimum) in your 5–10 minute video:

• Your name, department, lab location, research area(s)
• Details about your general research area/topic
• A brief description of your lab/research team and lab meeting schedule
• Projects appropriate for medical students to join
• Skills/experience you are looking for in a medical student
• The best way for a medical student to contact you
“How-to” documents for creating videos are located on the MDSR Mentor Resources page. Please contact our office for any support you may need.

When ready, please submit your video here.

Also as a reminder, medical students are eligible to apply for research funding from a variety of internal and external sources. The application for this year’s Ohio State College of Medicine Medical Student Research Scholarship will open Oct. 6. Phase I documents are due Dec. 14, and Phase II documents will be due Jan. 8. We strongly encourage students to find a mentor early so they can work on this application as early as possible.

Contact Bianca McArrell, program manager of the Medical Student Research Program, with questions. Visit our website for more information about research education initiatives at the College of Medicine and the research calendar of events for medical students.

Thank you for your continued support of the MDSR program. Please feel free to forward this email to any faculty who may also be interested in submitting an opportunity!


 

 

 

The CCTS will sponsor the NIH Department of Bioethics course “Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research” beginning September 23, 2020. The course is a seven-week series of webinars of critical ethical issues involved in conducting human subject research.

Participation in this program will fulfill NIH requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research, and learners who complete at least three sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Webinars will be live-streamed every Wednesday from 8:30 to – 11:30 am (EST).

Dates/Times: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 21, Oct 28, and Nov 4

Register

More Info


Grant Submissions- Process Flow

Be advised that both the COM and CCC Grants Management Office is more strictly enforcing grant submission timelines.

For COM investigators, your intention to submit a new proposal must be sent through the REDCap portal (link: https://redcap.osumc.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=TYPT3ALFMN), but if fewer than 6 weeks remain before the deadline they may not be able to accommodate your application and will deny the submission. 

CCC applications should continue to be routed to the CCC Grants Office, by emailing an inquiry to Li.Zheng@osumc.edu


Funding Opportunities

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is supporting a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): NOT-MD-20-025. The FOA is titled: Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities.

First Due Date of Application: October 05, 2020

For inquiries related to NIMHD’s scientific and research involvement concerning this FOA, please contact Dr. Rada K. Dagher at rada.dagher@nih.gov. View the full funding opportunity announcement for more information.

NOT-MD-20-025

 

Disseminating and Implementing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence into Practice through Interoperable Clinical Decision Support

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites R18 grant applications that disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) evidence into clinical practice through clinical decision support (CDS). AHRQ seeks projects that scale interoperable CDS across different health care systems and technologies (e.g., different electronic health records) and that disseminate lessons learned about how to achieve CDS scalability and interoperability. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-074.html

 

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor when making health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-283.html

 

Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Clinical Trial Required)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites early-stage physician and other health professional investigators with a commitment to aging and/or aging-related diseases to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research.

NIA is pursuing this initiative to recruit early-stage investigators who have begun to establish research programs and who, through this award, will be ready to assume leadership roles in their field of expertise and will be poised to change theory, practice, and health outcomes related to the health of older individuals. Unlike other mentored K awards, candidates for this award must have received competitively awarded research support as a Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) at the faculty level or have otherwise leveraged faculty-level research support to develop an independent line of research. They must show evidence of leadership in the clinical or research domain. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-21-021.html


Upcoming Events

 

 

 

Free Registration for the Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration!

No plane tickets, hotel costs, or food budgets to worry about! In fact, no registration fees either! The NIH is bringing the Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration direct to your computer…free of charge, Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30!

This event is designed to demystify the NIH grant application and review process! Register today at https://nihvirtualseminar2020.vfairs.com/ and be sure to check out all the networking opportunities taking place during the seminar. For instance, the Meet the Experts page highlights all of the NIH Institutes and Centers, offices and special programs offering booths filled with resources to fill your “swag bag” and times to chat with grants management, policy, review, and program officials throughout the seminar.

If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, join us as we connect and collaborate! Here’s what to expect:

  • Four days of sessions with live and simu-live sessions, as well as an on-demand video library
  • Three tracks designed around grants policies and programs, including case studies and Q&As
  • Live chat opportunities with NIH & HHS experts on the grants process and policies
  • Downloadable resources to reuse and/or share with others at your institution
  • Free registration! Yes, you read it right.

Are you excited yet? Keep tabs on the latest registration and agenda updates on the seminar site. We hope to “see” you there!

 


Are you contemplating working with a unpaid volunteer student?

SHARP can help you work out the logistics.  We can arrange for virtual access for OSU affiliates at no cost, and virtual access for non-OSU affiliates for a fee (to set up a virtual machine for them to remote to).

For more information, contact Judy M. Opalek, PhD (judy.opalek@osumc.edu)


SHARP Staff – Return to Campus

We are in the midst of our Return to Campus plan and you may be seeing us in the office more often. We need to adhere to the social distancing requirements in our shared space, and we will be working on modified schedules until a full return is feasible. All SHARP staff continue to be reachable by phone, email, and text, whether in the office or working remotely. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note that the SHARP staff are working 100% remotely at this time and are still fully available for virtual meetings and discussion.  We have nearly every normal tool at our disposal during this time and are only limited by face-to-face interactions and campus-based physical resources. If you have any questions or concerns—reach out!

 

Next Week in SHARP – September 13th to 19th

Upcoming Presentations

September 16th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – SHARP Grand Rounds presented by Dr. Amy Moore, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The College of Medicine at The Ohio State University

“Nerve Injuries and the Opportunity to Improve Function”

September 23rd – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Works in Progress presented by Clara Lee, MD


Grant Submissions- Process Flow

Be advised that both the COM and CCC Grants Management Office is more strictly enforcing grant submission timelines.

For COM investigators, your intention to submit a new proposal must be sent through the REDCap portal (link: https://redcap.osumc.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=TYPT3ALFMN), but if fewer than 6 weeks remain before the deadline they may not be able to accommodate your application and will deny the submission. 

CCC applications should continue to be routed to the CCC Grants Office, by emailing an inquiry to Li.Zheng@osumc.edu


Funding Opportunities

Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is supporting a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): NOT-MD-20-025. The FOA is titled: Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities.

First Due Date of Application: October 05, 2020

For inquiries related to NIMHD’s scientific and research involvement concerning this FOA, please contact Dr. Rada K. Dagher at rada.dagher@nih.gov. View the full funding opportunity announcement for more information.

NOT-MD-20-025

 

Disseminating and Implementing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence into Practice through Interoperable Clinical Decision Support

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites R18 grant applications that disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) evidence into clinical practice through clinical decision support (CDS). AHRQ seeks projects that scale interoperable CDS across different health care systems and technologies (e.g., different electronic health records) and that disseminate lessons learned about how to achieve CDS scalability and interoperability. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-074.html

 

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor when making health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-283.html

 

Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Clinical Trial Required)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites early-stage physician and other health professional investigators with a commitment to aging and/or aging-related diseases to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research.

NIA is pursuing this initiative to recruit early-stage investigators who have begun to establish research programs and who, through this award, will be ready to assume leadership roles in their field of expertise and will be poised to change theory, practice, and health outcomes related to the health of older individuals. Unlike other mentored K awards, candidates for this award must have received competitively awarded research support as a Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) at the faculty level or have otherwise leveraged faculty-level research support to develop an independent line of research. They must show evidence of leadership in the clinical or research domain. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-21-021.html


Upcoming Events

 

 

 

Free Registration for the Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration!

No plane tickets, hotel costs, or food budgets to worry about! In fact, no registration fees either! The NIH is bringing the Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration direct to your computer…free of charge, Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30!

This event is designed to demystify the NIH grant application and review process! Register today at https://nihvirtualseminar2020.vfairs.com/ and be sure to check out all the networking opportunities taking place during the seminar. For instance, the Meet the Experts page highlights all of the NIH Institutes and Centers, offices and special programs offering booths filled with resources to fill your “swag bag” and times to chat with grants management, policy, review, and program officials throughout the seminar.

If you’re new to working with the NIH grants process as an investigator or administrator, join us as we connect and collaborate! Here’s what to expect:

  • Four days of sessions with live and simu-live sessions, as well as an on-demand video library
  • Three tracks designed around grants policies and programs, including case studies and Q&As
  • Live chat opportunities with NIH & HHS experts on the grants process and policies
  • Downloadable resources to reuse and/or share with others at your institution
  • Free registration! Yes, you read it right.

Are you excited yet? Keep tabs on the latest registration and agenda updates on the seminar site. We hope to “see” you there!

 

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Webinar: How to Develop a Competitive Grant Application

SAMHSA’s Office of Financial Resources will be conducting a webinar on how to develop a competitive grant application. The webinar will be offered on August 27th, September 17th, and October 22 at 2pm (ET).

The webinar will address:

  • The four registration processes that need to be completed
  • Preparing to apply for a grant
  • Key components of the funding opportunity announcement
  • Responding effectively to the evaluation criteria
  • Resources and technical assistance that are available

Learn more about the Webinar

If you would like to receive the slides prior to the webinar, send an email to: GPOtraining@samhsa.hhs.gov


The National Cancer Database (NCDB) is pleased to announce that the Participant User File (PUF) application for 2004-2017 PUF data is now open. The NCDB is accepting applications for site-specific files. The PUF application is open year-round, except for periods of brief maintenance and updates. Please note, there are major changes to the PUF web page and PUF data that are described below.

The PUF Data Dictionary and all other PUF documents have been moved to https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/ncdb/puf. All of the PUF information, including the Data Dictionary, Application Instructions, and other information are now included on this web page. The Data Dictionary is provided as a PDF file.
The 2017 PUF data include new radiation data items, including variables for Phase I, Phase II and Phase III radiation. The prior radiation items have been converted to the new radiation variables where possible. New record layouts are also provided to read in the new data, as well as new SAS and SPSS scripts (STATA scripts are no longer provided). Prior SAS scripts, SPSS scripts, STATA scripts and record layouts cannot be used to read in the 2017 PUF data. More information about these changes can be found in the Summary of 2017 PUF changes document on the PUF web page.
Other changes in the 2017 PUF data include updated vital status, 30 and 90 day mortality, and months of follow up for the 2016 diagnosis year. In addition, two new primary site files are available for diagnosis years 2010 and later: Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD).

For additional information please visit the PUF web page.
Questions regarding the NCDB PUF data and application process can be sent to NCDB staff at NCDB_PUF@facs.org.


Are you contemplating working with a unpaid volunteer student?

SHARP can help you work out the logistics.  We can arrange for virtual access for OSU affiliates at no cost, and virtual access for non-OSU affiliates for a fee (to set up a virtual machine for them to remote to).

For more information, contact Judy M. Opalek, PhD (judy.opalek@osumc.edu)


SHARP Staff – Return to Campus

We are in the midst of our Return to Campus plan and you may be seeing us in the office more often. We need to adhere to the social distancing requirements in our shared space, and we will be working on modified schedules until a full return is feasible. All SHARP staff continue to be reachable by phone, email, and text, whether in the office or working remotely. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note that the SHARP staff are working 100% remotely at this time and are still fully available for virtual meetings and discussion.  We have nearly every normal tool at our disposal during this time and are only limited by face-to-face interactions and campus-based physical resources. If you have any questions or concerns—reach out!

 

Next Week in SHARP – September 6th to 12th

Upcoming Presentations

September 9th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Works in Progress presented by Ko Un ‘Clara’ Park, MD

K08 Review

September 16th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – SHARP Grand Rounds presented by Dr. Amy Moore, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The College of Medicine at The Ohio State University

“Nerve Injuries and the Opportunity to Improve Function”

September 23rd – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Works in Progress presented by Clara Lee, MD


The National Cancer Database (NCDB) is pleased to announce that the Participant User File (PUF) application for 2004-2017 PUF data is now open. The NCDB is accepting applications for site-specific files. The PUF application is open year-round, except for periods of brief maintenance and updates. Please note, there are major changes to the PUF web page and PUF data that are described below.

The PUF Data Dictionary and all other PUF documents have been moved to https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/cancer/ncdb/puf. All of the PUF information, including the Data Dictionary, Application Instructions, and other information are now included on this web page. The Data Dictionary is provided as a PDF file.
The 2017 PUF data include new radiation data items, including variables for Phase I, Phase II and Phase III radiation. The prior radiation items have been converted to the new radiation variables where possible. New record layouts are also provided to read in the new data, as well as new SAS and SPSS scripts (STATA scripts are no longer provided). Prior SAS scripts, SPSS scripts, STATA scripts and record layouts cannot be used to read in the 2017 PUF data. More information about these changes can be found in the Summary of 2017 PUF changes document on the PUF web page.
Other changes in the 2017 PUF data include updated vital status, 30 and 90 day mortality, and months of follow up for the 2016 diagnosis year. In addition, two new primary site files are available for diagnosis years 2010 and later: Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder (PTLD).

For additional information please visit the PUF web page.
Questions regarding the NCDB PUF data and application process can be sent to NCDB staff at NCDB_PUF@facs.org.


Funding Opportunities

Disseminating and Implementing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence into Practice through Interoperable Clinical Decision Support

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites R18 grant applications that disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) evidence into clinical practice through clinical decision support (CDS). AHRQ seeks projects that scale interoperable CDS across different health care systems and technologies (e.g., different electronic health records) and that disseminate lessons learned about how to achieve CDS scalability and interoperability. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-074.html

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor when making health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-283.html

Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Clinical Trial Required)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites early-stage physician and other health professional investigators with a commitment to aging and/or aging-related diseases to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research.

NIA is pursuing this initiative to recruit early-stage investigators who have begun to establish research programs and who, through this award, will be ready to assume leadership roles in their field of expertise and will be poised to change theory, practice, and health outcomes related to the health of older individuals. Unlike other mentored K awards, candidates for this award must have received competitively awarded research support as a Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) at the faculty level or have otherwise leveraged faculty-level research support to develop an independent line of research. They must show evidence of leadership in the clinical or research domain. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-21-021.html

 

Request for Pilot Proposals

Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America

Due Date: Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:00pm

The NLCHDD, funded by the National Institute on Aging, invites interested researchers to submit pilot proposals that have potential to better understand how US adult health and mortality outcomes are shaped by meso-level contexts. By meso-level, we mean the county, metro area, city, carceral apparatus, commuting zone, housing or labor market, hospital catchment area, and other contextual levels of influence that are not state-level but are also broader than local contexts such as neighborhoods.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD), funded by the National Institute on Aging, invites interested researchers to submit pilot proposals that have potential to better understand how US adult health and mortality outcomes are shaped by meso-level contexts. By meso-level, we mean the county, metro area, city, carceral apparatus, commuting zone, housing or labor market, hospital catchment area, and other contextual levels of influence that are not state-level but are also broader than local contexts such as neighborhoods.

RESEARCH FOCUS
The US has poorer population health relative to most other high-income countries in the world and wide socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and gender disparities across a range of outcomes. Poor health and very wide disparities have been magnified even further by the Covid-19 pandemic. There is also evidence that population health in some US contexts is improving while in other contexts key outcomes are stagnating or even getting worse. How and why do meso-level contexts matter for the poor overall health in the US and for disparities across subgroups? How and why do meso-level contexts matter for growing disparities in population health? Meso-level influences may vary from diverging laws and policies in particular places, to the level of available resources available in such contexts, to the unique built and social environments that vary across such contexts. The NLCHDD is looking for proposals that promise to advance science in this important area of study and to lead to fundable grant proposals.

THE NLCHDD
Now in its seventh year of operation, the NLCHDD is a research network funded by the National Institute on Aging that promotes population research dedicated to understanding health dynamics and disparities in the United States. The network is led by Jennifer Ailshire (University of Southern California), Sarah Burgard (University of Michigan), Robert Hummer (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), and Jennifer Karas Montez (Syracuse University). It includes seasoned and emerging investigators from universities around the country. This coming year, our focus will be on how meso-level contexts influence disparities and trends in adult health and mortality. We are soliciting pilot projects in that area of focus.

FORMAT OF PROPOSALS
Cover page with title and investigator’s name and an abstract that clarifies the value of the research; NIH Face-Page (Form Page 1); NIH biosketch for all key personnel; a PHS 398 budget page and budget justification; plus 3-page proposal covering specific aims, significance, innovation, and research design/methods. Proposals using human subjects will need institutional IRB approval before funding is awarded. Note: When calculating total requested budget, IDC amount is part of the total budget and should be included on the budget form on the line that says “Consortium/Contractual Costs – Facilities and Administrative Costs.” Investigators may request total (direct + indirect) costs in the range of $10,000-$20,000, with a
limit of 8% on indirect costs (IDC). Funds can be used for research assistance, salaries, travel, data acquisition, etc. Principal Investigators must hold a PhD. We expect to make 4-5 awards.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit proposals as a single PDF file by Monday, October
12th to Kathy Forrest at agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu.

TIMETABLE
 October 12, 2020: Proposals due to Kathy Forrest at agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu
 Week of October 26, 2020: Notification of decisions and request for IRB approvals.
 January 1, 2021: Estimated start date after receipt of NIA and IRB approvals.

Duration of Pilot Projects: Until June 30, 2021. See the FAQs page for information about timing: http://gero.usc.edu/nlchdd/pilot-projects/

SELECTION CRITERIA
Proposals will be evaluated for: (a) the quality of the proposed research; (b) contribution to the
NLCHDD topic for the year; (c) likelihood that proposed work will result in K99/R00, K01, R03, or
R01 funding within 2 years; (d) likelihood the research will result in important publications with
insights into population health; (e) credentials of investigators. Early stage and underrepresented
minority investigators are especially encouraged to apply.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES: Awardees are required: 1) to give a brief overview of your project and
fully participate in the NLCHDD annual meeting on the Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday
(May 8-9, 2021) after the annual meeting of the Population Association of America in St. Louis,
MO; (2) to present the findings from your project at the NLCHDD annual meeting on April 9-10,
2022, the Saturday/Sunday directly following the annual meeting of the Population Association
of America in Atlanta, GA; (3) to participate in future NLCHDD annual meetings and activities;
(4) to produce a written report upon completion of the project. Subsequent outcomes—such as
resulting proposals, research funding, and publications—must also be reported to the NLCHDD.
All research resulting from the pilot grant must credit NIA grant 2R24 AG045061. All
publications stemming from the work must be submitted to PubMed Central.

For more information about scientific issues, please contact:
Jennifer Ailshire, University of Southern California (ailshire@usc.edu)
Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan (burgards@umich.edu)
Robert Hummer, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (rhummer@email.unc.edu)
Jennifer Karas Montez, Syracuse University (jmontez@maxwell.syr.edu)

For more information about administrative and budget issues, please contact:
Kathy Forrest (agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu)

 

 

For more information: https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/K12

 

 

 

Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)

NIMHD is partnering with National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): PA-20-172. The FOA is titled: Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional).

The purpose of this FOA is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations across communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. NIH-designated health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations.

Application First Due Date: October 5, 2020.

For inquiries related to NIMHD’s scientific and research involvement concerning this FOA, contact Dr. Larissa Avilés-Santa at avilessantal@nih.gov. View the full funding opportunity announcement for more information.

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-172.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


Upcoming Events

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Webinar: How to Develop a Competitive Grant Application

SAMHSA’s Office of Financial Resources will be conducting a webinar on how to develop a competitive grant application. The webinar will be offered on August 27th, September 17th, and October 22 at 2pm (ET).

The webinar will address:

  • The four registration processes that need to be completed
  • Preparing to apply for a grant
  • Key components of the funding opportunity announcement
  • Responding effectively to the evaluation criteria
  • Resources and technical assistance that are available

Learn more about the Webinar

If you would like to receive the slides prior to the webinar, send an email to: GPOtraining@samhsa.hhs.gov

 


Are you contemplating working with a unpaid volunteer student?

SHARP can help you work out the logistics.  We can arrange for virtual access for OSU affiliates at no cost, and virtual access for non-OSU affiliates for a fee (to set up a virtual machine for them to remote to).

For more information, contact Judy M. Opalek, PhD (judy.opalek@osumc.edu)


SHARP Staff – Return to Campus

We are in the midst of our Return to Campus plan and you may be seeing us in the office more often. We need to adhere to the social distancing requirements in our shared space, and we will be working on modified schedules until a full return is feasible. All SHARP staff continue to be reachable by phone, email, and text, whether in the office or working remotely. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note that the SHARP staff are working 100% remotely at this time and are still fully available for virtual meetings and discussion.  We have nearly every normal tool at our disposal during this time and are only limited by face-to-face interactions and campus-based physical resources. If you have any questions or concerns—reach out!

 

Next Week in SHARP – August 30th to September 5th

Upcoming Presentations

September 2nd – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – SHARP Grand Rounds – Presented by Dr. Amy Moore, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The College of Medicine at The Ohio State University

“Nerve Injuries and the Opportunity to Improve Function”

September 9th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Works in Progress presented by Ko Un ‘Clara’ Park, MD

K08 Review


Funding Opportunities

Disseminating and Implementing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence into Practice through Interoperable Clinical Decision Support

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites R18 grant applications that disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) evidence into clinical practice through clinical decision support (CDS). AHRQ seeks projects that scale interoperable CDS across different health care systems and technologies (e.g., different electronic health records) and that disseminate lessons learned about how to achieve CDS scalability and interoperability. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-074.html

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor when making health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-283.html

Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Clinical Trial Required)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites early-stage physician and other health professional investigators with a commitment to aging and/or aging-related diseases to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research.

NIA is pursuing this initiative to recruit early-stage investigators who have begun to establish research programs and who, through this award, will be ready to assume leadership roles in their field of expertise and will be poised to change theory, practice, and health outcomes related to the health of older individuals. Unlike other mentored K awards, candidates for this award must have received competitively awarded research support as a Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) at the faculty level or have otherwise leveraged faculty-level research support to develop an independent line of research. They must show evidence of leadership in the clinical or research domain. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-21-021.html

 

Request for Pilot Proposals

Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America

Due Date: Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:00pm

The NLCHDD, funded by the National Institute on Aging, invites interested researchers to submit pilot proposals that have potential to better understand how US adult health and mortality outcomes are shaped by meso-level contexts. By meso-level, we mean the county, metro area, city, carceral apparatus, commuting zone, housing or labor market, hospital catchment area, and other contextual levels of influence that are not state-level but are also broader than local contexts such as neighborhoods.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD), funded by the National Institute on Aging, invites interested researchers to submit pilot proposals that have potential to better understand how US adult health and mortality outcomes are shaped by meso-level contexts. By meso-level, we mean the county, metro area, city, carceral apparatus, commuting zone, housing or labor market, hospital catchment area, and other contextual levels of influence that are not state-level but are also broader than local contexts such as neighborhoods.

RESEARCH FOCUS
The US has poorer population health relative to most other high-income countries in the world and wide socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and gender disparities across a range of outcomes. Poor health and very wide disparities have been magnified even further by the Covid-19 pandemic. There is also evidence that population health in some US contexts is improving while in other contexts key outcomes are stagnating or even getting worse. How and why do meso-level contexts matter for the poor overall health in the US and for disparities across subgroups? How and why do meso-level contexts matter for growing disparities in population health? Meso-level influences may vary from diverging laws and policies in particular places, to the level of available resources available in such contexts, to the unique built and social environments that vary across such contexts. The NLCHDD is looking for proposals that promise to advance science in this important area of study and to lead to fundable grant proposals.

THE NLCHDD
Now in its seventh year of operation, the NLCHDD is a research network funded by the National Institute on Aging that promotes population research dedicated to understanding health dynamics and disparities in the United States. The network is led by Jennifer Ailshire (University of Southern California), Sarah Burgard (University of Michigan), Robert Hummer (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), and Jennifer Karas Montez (Syracuse University). It includes seasoned and emerging investigators from universities around the country. This coming year, our focus will be on how meso-level contexts influence disparities and trends in adult health and mortality. We are soliciting pilot projects in that area of focus.

FORMAT OF PROPOSALS
Cover page with title and investigator’s name and an abstract that clarifies the value of the research; NIH Face-Page (Form Page 1); NIH biosketch for all key personnel; a PHS 398 budget page and budget justification; plus 3-page proposal covering specific aims, significance, innovation, and research design/methods. Proposals using human subjects will need institutional IRB approval before funding is awarded. Note: When calculating total requested budget, IDC amount is part of the total budget and should be included on the budget form on the line that says “Consortium/Contractual Costs – Facilities and Administrative Costs.” Investigators may request total (direct + indirect) costs in the range of $10,000-$20,000, with a
limit of 8% on indirect costs (IDC). Funds can be used for research assistance, salaries, travel, data acquisition, etc. Principal Investigators must hold a PhD. We expect to make 4-5 awards.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit proposals as a single PDF file by Monday, October
12th to Kathy Forrest at agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu.

TIMETABLE
 October 12, 2020: Proposals due to Kathy Forrest at agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu
 Week of October 26, 2020: Notification of decisions and request for IRB approvals.
 January 1, 2021: Estimated start date after receipt of NIA and IRB approvals.

Duration of Pilot Projects: Until June 30, 2021. See the FAQs page for information about timing: http://gero.usc.edu/nlchdd/pilot-projects/

SELECTION CRITERIA
Proposals will be evaluated for: (a) the quality of the proposed research; (b) contribution to the
NLCHDD topic for the year; (c) likelihood that proposed work will result in K99/R00, K01, R03, or
R01 funding within 2 years; (d) likelihood the research will result in important publications with
insights into population health; (e) credentials of investigators. Early stage and underrepresented
minority investigators are especially encouraged to apply.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES: Awardees are required: 1) to give a brief overview of your project and
fully participate in the NLCHDD annual meeting on the Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday
(May 8-9, 2021) after the annual meeting of the Population Association of America in St. Louis,
MO; (2) to present the findings from your project at the NLCHDD annual meeting on April 9-10,
2022, the Saturday/Sunday directly following the annual meeting of the Population Association
of America in Atlanta, GA; (3) to participate in future NLCHDD annual meetings and activities;
(4) to produce a written report upon completion of the project. Subsequent outcomes—such as
resulting proposals, research funding, and publications—must also be reported to the NLCHDD.
All research resulting from the pilot grant must credit NIA grant 2R24 AG045061. All
publications stemming from the work must be submitted to PubMed Central.

For more information about scientific issues, please contact:
Jennifer Ailshire, University of Southern California (ailshire@usc.edu)
Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan (burgards@umich.edu)
Robert Hummer, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (rhummer@email.unc.edu)
Jennifer Karas Montez, Syracuse University (jmontez@maxwell.syr.edu)

For more information about administrative and budget issues, please contact:
Kathy Forrest (agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu)

 

 

For more information: https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/K12

 

 

 

Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)

NIMHD is partnering with National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): PA-20-172. The FOA is titled: Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional).

The purpose of this FOA is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations across communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. NIH-designated health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations.

Application First Due Date: October 5, 2020.

For inquiries related to NIMHD’s scientific and research involvement concerning this FOA, contact Dr. Larissa Avilés-Santa at avilessantal@nih.gov. View the full funding opportunity announcement for more information.

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-172.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


Upcoming Events

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Webinar: How to Develop a Competitive Grant Application

SAMHSA’s Office of Financial Resources will be conducting a webinar on how to develop a competitive grant application. The webinar will be offered on August 27th, September 17th, and October 22 at 2pm (ET).

The webinar will address:

  • The four registration processes that need to be completed
  • Preparing to apply for a grant
  • Key components of the funding opportunity announcement
  • Responding effectively to the evaluation criteria
  • Resources and technical assistance that are available

Learn more about the Webinar

If you would like to receive the slides prior to the webinar, send an email to: GPOtraining@samhsa.hhs.gov

 

SAVE the Date – MEPS Virtual Data Users’ Workshop

AHRQ will be conducting a virtual MEPS-HC Data Users’ Workshop on September 15 -17, 2020.

This workshop will consist of lectures designed to provide a general overview of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/ along with lectures on MEPS-HC survey design, health care utilization, expenditures, medical conditions; and statistical issues and challenges researchers face while analyzing MEPS-HC data. There will be three separate sessions in which sample SAS, STATA and R exercises will be demonstrated. A Q&A session is planned with each session to give participants an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to their specific research.

Registration link and other important information will be available during 3rd week of August on the Workshops & Events page of the MEPS Web site at: http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/about_meps/workshops_events.jsp.

For any other questions, please e-mail workshopinfo@ahrq.hhs.gov.


 

Are you contemplating working with a unpaid volunteer student?

SHARP can help you work out the logistics.  We can arrange for virtual access for OSU affiliates at no cost, and virtual access for non-OSU affiliates for a fee (to set up a virtual machine for them to remote to).

For more information, contact Judy M. Opalek, PhD (judy.opalek@osumc.edu)


SHARP Staff – Return to Campus

We are in the midst of our Return to Campus plan and you may be seeing us in the office more often. We need to adhere to the social distancing requirements in our shared space, and we will be working on modified schedules until a full return is feasible. All SHARP staff continue to be reachable by phone, email, and text, whether in the office or working remotely. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note that the SHARP staff are working 100% remotely at this time and are still fully available for virtual meetings and discussion.  We have nearly every normal tool at our disposal during this time and are only limited by face-to-face interactions and campus-based physical resources. If you have any questions or concerns—reach out!

 

This Week in SHARP – August 23rd to 29th

Upcoming Presentations

September 2nd – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – SHARP Grand Rounds – Presented by Dr. Amy Moore, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The College of Medicine at The Ohio State University

“Nerve Injuries and the Opportunity to Improve Function”

September 9th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Works in Progress presented by Ko Un ‘Clara’ Park, MD

K08 Review


Upcoming Events

CARE Training Program in the Responsible Conduct of Research

Register to join the Conversations About Research Ethics (CARE) training program in autumn semester. This multidisciplinary, interactive, expert-led training is created by the Center for Ethics and Human Values for Ohio State researchers to satisfy federal ethics guidelines or for those who are professionally interested in research ethics.

Read more

Contact

 

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Webinar: How to Develop a Competitive Grant Application

SAMHSA’s Office of Financial Resources will be conducting a webinar on how to develop a competitive grant application. The webinar will be offered on August 27th, September 17th, and October 22 at 2pm (ET).

The webinar will address:

  • The four registration processes that need to be completed
  • Preparing to apply for a grant
  • Key components of the funding opportunity announcement
  • Responding effectively to the evaluation criteria
  • Resources and technical assistance that are available

Learn more about the Webinar

If you would like to receive the slides prior to the webinar, send an email to: GPOtraining@samhsa.hhs.gov

 

SAVE the Date – MEPS Virtual Data Users’ Workshop

AHRQ will be conducting a virtual MEPS-HC Data Users’ Workshop on September 15 -17, 2020.

This workshop will consist of lectures designed to provide a general overview of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/ along with lectures on MEPS-HC survey design, health care utilization, expenditures, medical conditions; and statistical issues and challenges researchers face while analyzing MEPS-HC data. There will be three separate sessions in which sample SAS, STATA and R exercises will be demonstrated. A Q&A session is planned with each session to give participants an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to their specific research.

Registration link and other important information will be available during 3rd week of August on the Workshops & Events page of the MEPS Web site at: http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/about_meps/workshops_events.jsp.

For any other questions, please e-mail workshopinfo@ahrq.hhs.gov.


Funding Opportunities

Request for Pilot Proposals

Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America

Due Date: Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:00pm

The NLCHDD, funded by the National Institute on Aging, invites interested researchers to submit pilot proposals that have potential to better understand how US adult health and mortality outcomes are shaped by meso-level contexts. By meso-level, we mean the county, metro area, city, carceral apparatus, commuting zone, housing or labor market, hospital catchment area, and other contextual levels of influence that are not state-level but are also broader than local contexts such as neighborhoods.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America (NLCHDD), funded by the National Institute on Aging, invites interested researchers to submit pilot proposals that have potential to better understand how US adult health and mortality outcomes are shaped by meso-level contexts. By meso-level, we mean the county, metro area, city, carceral apparatus, commuting zone, housing or labor market, hospital catchment area, and other contextual levels of influence that are not state-level but are also broader than local contexts such as neighborhoods.

RESEARCH FOCUS
The US has poorer population health relative to most other high-income countries in the world and wide socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and gender disparities across a range of outcomes. Poor health and very wide disparities have been magnified even further by the Covid-19 pandemic. There is also evidence that population health in some US contexts is improving while in other contexts key outcomes are stagnating or even getting worse. How and why do meso-level contexts matter for the poor overall health in the US and for disparities across subgroups? How and why do meso-level contexts matter for growing disparities in population health? Meso-level influences may vary from diverging laws and policies in particular places, to the level of available resources available in such contexts, to the unique built and social environments that vary across such contexts. The NLCHDD is looking for proposals that promise to advance science in this important area of study and to lead to fundable grant proposals.

THE NLCHDD
Now in its seventh year of operation, the NLCHDD is a research network funded by the National Institute on Aging that promotes population research dedicated to understanding health dynamics and disparities in the United States. The network is led by Jennifer Ailshire (University of Southern California), Sarah Burgard (University of Michigan), Robert Hummer (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), and Jennifer Karas Montez (Syracuse University). It includes seasoned and emerging investigators from universities around the country. This coming year, our focus will be on how meso-level contexts influence disparities and trends in adult health and mortality. We are soliciting pilot projects in that area of focus.

FORMAT OF PROPOSALS
Cover page with title and investigator’s name and an abstract that clarifies the value of the research; NIH Face-Page (Form Page 1); NIH biosketch for all key personnel; a PHS 398 budget page and budget justification; plus 3-page proposal covering specific aims, significance, innovation, and research design/methods. Proposals using human subjects will need institutional IRB approval before funding is awarded. Note: When calculating total requested budget, IDC amount is part of the total budget and should be included on the budget form on the line that says “Consortium/Contractual Costs – Facilities and Administrative Costs.” Investigators may request total (direct + indirect) costs in the range of $10,000-$20,000, with a
limit of 8% on indirect costs (IDC). Funds can be used for research assistance, salaries, travel, data acquisition, etc. Principal Investigators must hold a PhD. We expect to make 4-5 awards.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit proposals as a single PDF file by Monday, October
12th to Kathy Forrest at agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu.

TIMETABLE
 October 12, 2020: Proposals due to Kathy Forrest at agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu
 Week of October 26, 2020: Notification of decisions and request for IRB approvals.
 January 1, 2021: Estimated start date after receipt of NIA and IRB approvals.

Duration of Pilot Projects: Until June 30, 2021. See the FAQs page for information about timing: http://gero.usc.edu/nlchdd/pilot-projects/

SELECTION CRITERIA
Proposals will be evaluated for: (a) the quality of the proposed research; (b) contribution to the
NLCHDD topic for the year; (c) likelihood that proposed work will result in K99/R00, K01, R03, or
R01 funding within 2 years; (d) likelihood the research will result in important publications with
insights into population health; (e) credentials of investigators. Early stage and underrepresented
minority investigators are especially encouraged to apply.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES: Awardees are required: 1) to give a brief overview of your project and
fully participate in the NLCHDD annual meeting on the Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday
(May 8-9, 2021) after the annual meeting of the Population Association of America in St. Louis,
MO; (2) to present the findings from your project at the NLCHDD annual meeting on April 9-10,
2022, the Saturday/Sunday directly following the annual meeting of the Population Association
of America in Atlanta, GA; (3) to participate in future NLCHDD annual meetings and activities;
(4) to produce a written report upon completion of the project. Subsequent outcomes—such as
resulting proposals, research funding, and publications—must also be reported to the NLCHDD.
All research resulting from the pilot grant must credit NIA grant 2R24 AG045061. All
publications stemming from the work must be submitted to PubMed Central.

For more information about scientific issues, please contact:
Jennifer Ailshire, University of Southern California (ailshire@usc.edu)
Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan (burgards@umich.edu)
Robert Hummer, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (rhummer@email.unc.edu)
Jennifer Karas Montez, Syracuse University (jmontez@maxwell.syr.edu)

For more information about administrative and budget issues, please contact:
Kathy Forrest (agingnetwork@maxwell.syr.edu)

 

 

For more information: https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/K12

 

 

 

Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)

NIMHD is partnering with National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): PA-20-172. The FOA is titled: Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional).

The purpose of this FOA is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations across communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. NIH-designated health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations.

Application First Due Date: October 5, 2020.

For inquiries related to NIMHD’s scientific and research involvement concerning this FOA, contact Dr. Larissa Avilés-Santa at avilessantal@nih.gov. View the full funding opportunity announcement for more information.

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-172.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


Recent Publications

Long-running fractures study doubles as a bountiful women’s health data source

Rosaly Correa-De-Araujo, Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG)

More than one third of older adults fall each year. The risk of falling and fall-related problems like fractures and loss of mobility rises with age and is affected by other health conditions and some medications.

A rich collection of data and samples from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF), one of the most influential and long-running studies of its kind, is now available from NIA’s AgingResearchBiobank, offering decades of women’s health data that goes far beyond broken bones. Read the full blog post.


 

Are you contemplating working with a unpaid summer/volunteer student?

SHARP can help you work out the logistics.  We can arrange for virtual access for OSU affiliates at no cost, and virtual access for non-OSU affiliates for a fee (to set up a virtual machine for them to remote to).

For more information, contact Judy M. Opalek, PhD (judy.opalek@osumc.edu)


SHARP Staff – Return to Campus

We are in the midst of our Return to Campus plan and you may be seeing us in the office more often. We need to adhere to the social distancing requirements in our shared space, and we will be working on modified schedules until a full return is feasible. All SHARP staff continue to be reachable by phone, email, and text, whether in the office or working remotely. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note that the SHARP staff are working 100% remotely at this time and are still fully available for virtual meetings and discussion.  We have nearly every normal tool at our disposal during this time and are only limited by face-to-face interactions and campus-based physical resources. If you have any questions or concerns—reach out!

 

This Week in SHARP – August 16th to 22nd

Upcoming Presentations

August 19th – 4:00pm-5:00pm – Works in Progress presented by Clara Lee, MD

R01 Summary Statement and Resubmission Plan

September 2nd – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – SHARP Grand Rounds – Presented by Dr. Amy Moore, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The College of Medicine at The Ohio State University

“Nerve Injuries and the Opportunity to Improve Function”

September 9th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Works in Progress presented by Ko Un ‘Clara’ Park, MD

K08 Review


Upcoming Events

CARE Training Program in the Responsible Conduct of Research

Register to join the Conversations About Research Ethics (CARE) training program in autumn semester. This multidisciplinary, interactive, expert-led training is created by the Center for Ethics and Human Values for Ohio State researchers to satisfy federal ethics guidelines or for those who are professionally interested in research ethics.

Read more

Contact

 

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Webinar: How to Develop a Competitive Grant Application

SAMHSA’s Office of Financial Resources will be conducting a webinar on how to develop a competitive grant application. The webinar will be offered on August 27th, September 17th, and October 22 at 2pm (ET).

The webinar will address:

  • The four registration processes that need to be completed
  • Preparing to apply for a grant
  • Key components of the funding opportunity announcement
  • Responding effectively to the evaluation criteria
  • Resources and technical assistance that are available

Learn more about the Webinar

If you would like to receive the slides prior to the webinar, send an email to: GPOtraining@samhsa.hhs.gov

 

SAVE the Date – MEPS Virtual Data Users’ Workshop

AHRQ will be conducting a virtual MEPS-HC Data Users’ Workshop on September 15 -17, 2020.

This workshop will consist of lectures designed to provide a general overview of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/ along with lectures on MEPS-HC survey design, health care utilization, expenditures, medical conditions; and statistical issues and challenges researchers face while analyzing MEPS-HC data. There will be three separate sessions in which sample SAS, STATA and R exercises will be demonstrated. A Q&A session is planned with each session to give participants an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to their specific research.

Registration link and other important information will be available during 3rd week of August on the Workshops & Events page of the MEPS Web site at: http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/about_meps/workshops_events.jsp.

For any other questions, please e-mail workshopinfo@ahrq.hhs.gov.


Funding Opportunities

For more information: https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/K12

 

 

 

Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)

NIMHD is partnering with National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): PA-20-172. The FOA is titled: Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional).

The purpose of this FOA is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations across communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. NIH-designated health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations.

Application First Due Date: October 5, 2020.

For inquiries related to NIMHD’s scientific and research involvement concerning this FOA, contact Dr. Larissa Avilés-Santa at avilessantal@nih.gov. View the full funding opportunity announcement for more information.

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-172.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


Recent Publications

Long-running fractures study doubles as a bountiful women’s health data source

Rosaly Correa-De-Araujo, Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG)

More than one third of older adults fall each year. The risk of falling and fall-related problems like fractures and loss of mobility rises with age and is affected by other health conditions and some medications.

A rich collection of data and samples from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF), one of the most influential and long-running studies of its kind, is now available from NIA’s AgingResearchBiobank, offering decades of women’s health data that goes far beyond broken bones. Read the full blog post.


 

Are you contemplating working with a unpaid summer/volunteer student?

SHARP can help you work out the logistics.  We can arrange for virtual access for OSU affiliates at no cost, and virtual access for non-OSU affiliates for a fee (to set up a virtual machine for them to remote to).

For more information, contact Judy M. Opalek, PhD (judy.opalek@osumc.edu)


SHARP Staff – Return to Campus

We are in the midst of our Return to Campus plan and you may be seeing us in the office more often. We need to adhere to the social distancing requirements in our shared space, and we will be working on modified schedules until a full return is feasible. All SHARP staff continue to be reachable by phone, email, and text, whether in the office or working remotely. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note that the SHARP staff are working 100% remotely at this time and are still fully available for virtual meetings and discussion.  We have nearly every normal tool at our disposal during this time and are only limited by face-to-face interactions and campus-based physical resources. If you have any questions or concerns—reach out!

 

Next Week in SHARP – August 9th to 15th

Upcoming Presentations

September 2nd – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – SHARP Grand Rounds – Presented by Dr. Amy Moore, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The College of Medicine at The Ohio State University


Upcoming Events

The 2020 ATRN Health Summit is accepting abstracts for presentations and posters. The theme for the 2020 ATRN Health Summit is Community-Engaged Research in Translational Science: Innovations to Improve Health in Appalachia.

We are most interested in research, programs, and/or community efforts that highlight success in improving health and well-being in the Appalachian Region. The Summit will showcase both podium presentations and poster sessions. There is no cost for abstract submission. Abstracts are due August 7, 2020 at 11:59 PM. We encourage student attendance and abstract submission. Submit by clicking here.

We accept presentations and posters on a variety of themes focused around health topics, special populations, and methods and programs.

Some themes identified include:

• Health topics (e.g., COVID-19, substance use, behavioral health, tobacco use and vaping, nutrition and food deserts, chronic disease, cancer control, environmental health, and health inequities);
• Special populations (e.g., children and adolescents, older adults, women, LGBTQIA+ persons, immigrants and refugees, people of color, and historically marginalized communities); and
• Innovative methods aligned with community-engaged and translational research, particularly within the context of COVID-19.

Learn More

Submit Abstract


Funding Opportunities

For more information: https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/funding/K12

 

 

 

Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)

NIMHD is partnering with National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): PA-20-172. The FOA is titled: Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional).

The purpose of this FOA is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations across communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. NIH-designated health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations.

Application First Due Date: October 5, 2020.

For inquiries related to NIMHD’s scientific and research involvement concerning this FOA, contact Dr. Larissa Avilés-Santa at avilessantal@nih.gov. View the full funding opportunity announcement for more information.

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-172.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

 

NIH R01 Funding for COVID-19 Research

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-237.html

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to implement and evaluate community interventions testing 1) the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups; and 2) already implemented, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-119.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need to understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing among underserved and/or vulnerable populations across the United States through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities. The funding for this supplement is provided from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, 2020.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-120.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Through its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative, NIH aims to understand the factors that lead to COVID-19–related health disparities so that effective interventions can be implemented. As part of this initiative, NIMHD is supporting 2-year community-engaged Testing Research Projects. These projects will examine SARS-CoV-2 infection patterns and efforts to increase access and effectiveness of testing among underserved populations.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-121.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need to understand and address COVID-19 morbidity and mortality disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations across the United States. These two-year community-engaged Testing Research Projects will examine SARS-CoV-2 infection patterns and efforts to increase access and effectiveness of diagnostic methods through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities. The funding for this supplement program is provided from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, 2020.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-243.html

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to support research to strengthen the healthcare response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and future public health emergencies, including pandemics. While research related to the direct clinical effects of COVID-19 are supported by other funding opportunities, the purpose of this funding opportunity is to focus on the role and impact of digital health interventions [e.g., mobile health (mhealth), telemedicine and telehealth, health information technology (IT), and wearable devices] to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects (e.g., behavioral health or self-management of chronic conditions) that are utilized during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.

 

Additionally, the OSU Office of Research is collecting NIH and other agencies guidance here:  https://research.osu.edu/news-events/coronavirus-and-your-research-program/

 


Are you contemplating working with a unpaid summer/volunteer student?

SHARP can help you work out the logistics.  We can arrange for virtual access for OSU affiliates at no cost, and virtual access for non-OSU affiliates for a fee (to set up a virtual machine for them to remote to).

For more information, contact Judy M. Opalek, PhD (judy.opalek@osumc.edu)


SHARP Staff – Return to Campus

We are in the midst of our Return to Campus plan and you may be seeing us in the office more often. We need to adhere to the social distancing requirements in our shared space, and we will be working on modified schedules until a full return is feasible. All SHARP staff continue to be reachable by phone, email, and text, whether in the office or working remotely. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note that the SHARP staff are working 100% remotely at this time and are still fully available for virtual meetings and discussion.  We have nearly every normal tool at our disposal during this time and are only limited by face-to-face interactions and campus-based physical resources. If you have any questions or concerns—reach out!

 

Next Week in SHARP – August 2nd to 8th

Upcoming Presentations

August 5th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Presentation by Dr. Ko Un ‘Clara’ Park

“Implementation of New Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Surgical Standards”


Upcoming Events

The 2020 ATRN Health Summit is accepting abstracts for presentations and posters. The theme for the 2020 ATRN Health Summit is Community-Engaged Research in Translational Science: Innovations to Improve Health in Appalachia.

We are most interested in research, programs, and/or community efforts that highlight success in improving health and well-being in the Appalachian Region. The Summit will showcase both podium presentations and poster sessions. There is no cost for abstract submission. Abstracts are due August 7, 2020 at 11:59 PM. We encourage student attendance and abstract submission. Submit by clicking here.

We accept presentations and posters on a variety of themes focused around health topics, special populations, and methods and programs.

Some themes identified include:

• Health topics (e.g., COVID-19, substance use, behavioral health, tobacco use and vaping, nutrition and food deserts, chronic disease, cancer control, environmental health, and health inequities);
• Special populations (e.g., children and adolescents, older adults, women, LGBTQIA+ persons, immigrants and refugees, people of color, and historically marginalized communities); and
• Innovative methods aligned with community-engaged and translational research, particularly within the context of COVID-19.

Learn More

Submit Abstract


Funding Opportunities

Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)

NIMHD is partnering with National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): PA-20-172. The FOA is titled: Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional).

The purpose of this FOA is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations across communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. NIH-designated health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations.

Application First Due Date: October 5, 2020.

For inquiries related to NIMHD’s scientific and research involvement concerning this FOA, contact Dr. Larissa Avilés-Santa at avilessantal@nih.gov. View the full funding opportunity announcement for more information.

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-172.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

 

NIH R01 Funding for COVID-19 Research

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-237.html

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to implement and evaluate community interventions testing 1) the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups; and 2) already implemented, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-119.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need to understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing among underserved and/or vulnerable populations across the United States through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities. The funding for this supplement is provided from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, 2020.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-120.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Through its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative, NIH aims to understand the factors that lead to COVID-19–related health disparities so that effective interventions can be implemented. As part of this initiative, NIMHD is supporting 2-year community-engaged Testing Research Projects. These projects will examine SARS-CoV-2 infection patterns and efforts to increase access and effectiveness of testing among underserved populations.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-121.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need to understand and address COVID-19 morbidity and mortality disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations across the United States. These two-year community-engaged Testing Research Projects will examine SARS-CoV-2 infection patterns and efforts to increase access and effectiveness of diagnostic methods through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities. The funding for this supplement program is provided from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, 2020.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-243.html

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to support research to strengthen the healthcare response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and future public health emergencies, including pandemics. While research related to the direct clinical effects of COVID-19 are supported by other funding opportunities, the purpose of this funding opportunity is to focus on the role and impact of digital health interventions [e.g., mobile health (mhealth), telemedicine and telehealth, health information technology (IT), and wearable devices] to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects (e.g., behavioral health or self-management of chronic conditions) that are utilized during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.

 

Additionally, the OSU Office of Research is collecting NIH and other agencies guidance here:  https://research.osu.edu/news-events/coronavirus-and-your-research-program/

 


Are you contemplating working with a unpaid summer/volunteer student?

SHARP can help you work out the logistics.  We can arrange for virtual access for OSU affiliates at no cost, and virtual access for non-OSU affiliates for a fee (to set up a virtual machine for them to remote to).

For more information, contact Judy M. Opalek, PhD (judy.opalek@osumc.edu)


SHARP Staff – Return to Campus

We are in the midst of our Return to Campus plan and you may be seeing us in the office more often. We need to adhere to the social distancing requirements in our shared space, and we will be working on modified schedules until a full return is feasible. All SHARP staff continue to be reachable by phone, email, and text, whether in the office or working remotely. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note that the SHARP staff are working 100% remotely at this time and are still fully available for virtual meetings and discussion.  We have nearly every normal tool at our disposal during this time and are only limited by face-to-face interactions and campus-based physical resources. If you have any questions or concerns—reach out!

 

Next Week in SHARP – July 26th to August 1st

Funding Opportunities

 

RE: Announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for COVID-19 Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR)

 

Dear Investigators,

 

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we understand that this is a difficult and busy time for all of our investigators as you work on the front lines dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.  First and foremost, we want to let you know that BMS is focused on protecting our workforce’s health and safety, ensuring a continued supply of our medicines to patients and supporting relief efforts across the globe. BMS will take all necessary actions to promote public health and carry out our mission of providing life-saving medicines to patients who depend on us.

 

BMS is also committed to joining the broader academic and scientific community in the fight against COVID-19.   We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation across the globe, to this end, we would like to provide a few updates on how we are evolving our Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) program related to COVID-19.

 

To ensure we are supporting the best scientific inquiries addressing the unmet needs of patients, BMS has decided to modify its COVID-19 ISR application process, changing from a rolling submission process to a time-period specific “Request for Proposal (RFP) process”. The RFP process will be published on BMS.com along with COVID-19 specific “Areas of Interest” on July 20th, 2020.  This will enable BMS to open a submission period from  the end of July  through August 15th, 2020 to begin accepting COVID-19 concept submissions. Our expectation is that we will receive a large number of proposals, leading to a very competitive process through which we will approve between 5-10 of the best scientific concepts, each with a budget of up to $2M.

·         The new process will be limited to COVID-19 concepts only.

·         Due to the alliance between Pfizer and BMS, COVID-19 concepts involving apixaban will continue with its existing review processes outside of this RFP.

·         All non COVID-19 proposals will continue their existing processes.

 

For further information, please contact your BMS Medical Representative or go to BMS.com for additional details.

 

As we share these timelines, I believe we can all appreciate that the ongoing pandemic has necessitated flexibility in the way we work. Thus, given the unpredictability of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these timelines are subject to change.  As always, your local medical/field medical point will be the source of information should there be any questions or queries about changes to the ISR process.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support during this period of transition.

 

Sincerely,

 

Paul Haluska MD, PhD

Vice President, Global Medical, Medical Data Generation

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

 

Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)

NIMHD is partnering with National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA): PA-20-172. The FOA is titled: Long-Term Effects of Disasters on Health Care Systems Serving Health Disparity Populations (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional).

The purpose of this FOA is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding the long-term effects of natural and/or human-made disasters on health care systems serving health disparity populations across communities in the U.S., including the U.S. territories. NIH-designated health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minorities (Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), sexual and gender minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations.

Application First Due Date: October 5, 2020.

For inquiries related to NIMHD’s scientific and research involvement concerning this FOA, contact Dr. Larissa Avilés-Santa at avilessantal@nih.gov. View the full funding opportunity announcement for more information.

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-172.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

 

NIH R01 Funding for COVID-19 Research

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-237.html

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications to implement and evaluate community interventions testing 1) the impacts of mitigation strategies to prevent COVID-19 transmission in NIH-designated health disparity populations and other vulnerable groups; and 2) already implemented, new, or adapted interventions to address the adverse psychosocial, behavioral, and socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic on the health of these groups.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-119.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need to understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing among underserved and/or vulnerable populations across the United States through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities. The funding for this supplement is provided from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, 2020.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-120.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Through its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative, NIH aims to understand the factors that lead to COVID-19–related health disparities so that effective interventions can be implemented. As part of this initiative, NIMHD is supporting 2-year community-engaged Testing Research Projects. These projects will examine SARS-CoV-2 infection patterns and efforts to increase access and effectiveness of testing among underserved populations.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-121.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need to understand and address COVID-19 morbidity and mortality disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations across the United States. These two-year community-engaged Testing Research Projects will examine SARS-CoV-2 infection patterns and efforts to increase access and effectiveness of diagnostic methods through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. The overarching goal is to understand factors that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on these underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to decrease these disparities. The funding for this supplement program is provided from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, 2020.

 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-243.html

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to support research to strengthen the healthcare response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and future public health emergencies, including pandemics. While research related to the direct clinical effects of COVID-19 are supported by other funding opportunities, the purpose of this funding opportunity is to focus on the role and impact of digital health interventions [e.g., mobile health (mhealth), telemedicine and telehealth, health information technology (IT), and wearable devices] to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects (e.g., behavioral health or self-management of chronic conditions) that are utilized during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.

 

Additionally, the OSU Office of Research is collecting NIH and other agencies guidance here:  https://research.osu.edu/news-events/coronavirus-and-your-research-program/


Publications

Cultivating emergency physician behavioral empathy to improve emergency department care for pain and prescription opioid misuse by Maher Kazimi MBBS, MPH, Thomas Terndrup, MD, Raymond Tait, PhD, Jennifer A. Frey PhD, CCRP, Scott Strassels PharmD, PhD, Geremiah Emerson MD, Knox H. Todd MD, MPH.


Are you contemplating working with a unpaid summer/volunteer student?

SHARP can help you work out the logistics.  We can arrange for virtual access for OSU affiliates at no cost, and virtual access for non-OSU affiliates for a fee (to set up a virtual machine for them to remote to).

For more information, contact Judy M. Opalek, PhD (judy.opalek@osumc.edu)


SHARP Summer Break

Our SHARP weekly meetings are taking a summer break from June 24th to August 5th. We will see you again on August 12th!

SHARP Staff – Return to Campus

We are in the midst of our Return to Campus plan and you may be seeing us in the office more often. We need to adhere to the social distancing requirements in our shared space, and we will be working on modified schedules until a full return is feasible. All SHARP staff continue to be reachable by phone, email, and text, whether in the office or working remotely. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Please note that the SHARP staff are working 100% remotely at this time and are still fully available for virtual meetings and discussion.  We have nearly every normal tool at our disposal during this time and are only limited by face-to-face interactions and campus-based physical resources. If you have any questions or concerns—reach out!

 

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