September 9th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm – Works in Progress presented by Ko Un ‘Clara’ Park, MD
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 12, 2020: Proposals due to Kathy Forrest at email@example.com
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/
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan (email@example.com)
Robert Hummer, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jennifer Karas Montez, Syracuse University (email@example.com)
For more information about administrative and budget issues, please contact:
Kathy Forrest (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com. 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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!