News Items

CBC Catalyst Funding: Applications Accepted Aug 22-31


NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship: Applications Due Aug 25


NIH/CTSA Community Engagement Committee Announces “Principles of Community Engagement (Second Edition)”



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Translational Science: What is it and how can it improve human health: Sep 14


AHRQ 2011 Annual Conference: Sep 18-21


CCTS High-Throughput Symposium: Sep 22


Advocate Healthcare Annual Conference: Sep 22


Fall CCTS Distinguished Lecture: Oct 12


New training modules for Clinical Research Personnel: Oct 2011


Bridging the Gap - Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities: Oct 26





From UIC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science, 07-28-2011

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Chicago Biomedical Consortium

CBC Catalyst Workshop

Wednesday, Aug 3, 10 – 11 am

Rm 2175, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott


Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) invites faculty members at UIC to attend a Workshop on the CBC Catalyst Award program. Info on the program may be found at: The Catalyst program offers funding of up to $200K for new inter-institutional collaborative research projects. Projects should focus on systems biology, as broadly defined, and aim to address an important biological/biomedical question. This workshop aims to demystify the Catalyst program and help the CBC community members prepare strong proposals for the next deadline (August 31, 2011) and beyond. Principal investigators from UIC who received CBC Catalyst Awards will present case studies to illustrate successful collaborations and proposals, and a member of the CBC Scientific Review Board will provide a reviewer's perspective. CBC personnel will be available to answer questions.

UIC Cancer Center

Cancer Control and Population Science Program

Ionizing Radiation: A Health Concern

Faith Davis, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health; Member, Cancer Control and Population Science Program

Thursday, Aug 4, 12 noon – 1 pm

Rm 5175, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott


All interested physicians, researchers, post-docs, students and technicians invited. Hosted by the Cancer Control and Population Science Program. For further information, please contact the UIC Cancer Center extension 3-4326.

American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair

Specialization, Science and Technology of Wound Care

Thursday-Friday, Aug 4-5, various times

UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd


The American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR), in conjunction with the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Angiogenesis Foundation are pleased to announce the Inaugural Meeting of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair in Chicago, August 4-5, 2011 at the UIC Forum. This unique meeting will address the need for creating a formal wound care specialty and will also focus on high level issues regarding scientific breakthroughs, policy and regulatory issues facing the field and technological advances that will change the landscape of the wound care industry. For agenda and information on registration, visit: Registration is free for UIC employees, faculty, residents, and students and CME credits are available for participants.  Please follow these instructions:

1) Register online at 

2) Under payment method choose I wish to pay by check

3) Type "University of Illinois at Chicago" under Organization and the registration fee will be waived.

Graduate College

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program - Info Sessions

Thursday, Aug 11, 10 – 11 am

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2 – 3 pm

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2 – 3 pm

Rm 650, University Hall, 601 S Morgan


Each summer and fall, the Fellowships Office of the UIC Graduate College provides regular information sessions for students applying to the U.S. Fulbright Student Program and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. You must register online to attend an information session. Each session has twenty seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register, visit:

Controlled Release Society-Il Student Chapter Symposium

Recent Advances in Nanotechnology for Cancer Therapy

Friday, Aug 12, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

College of Pharmacy, 833 S Wood


The 3rd Annual CRS-Illinois Student Chapter Symposium was organized to foster and enhance the exchange of ideas amongst students, and scientists alike who are interested in the broad area of controlled drug release and related fields.  Our society's main event this year, a One Day Symposium, will provide a more in-depth knowledge of controlled release research and promote networking in research between academia and industry, and will feature speakers on a variety of topics pertaining to controlled drug delivery and nanotechnology in cancer therapeutics, including keynote speaker, Dr. Jindrich Kopecek, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Utah. A poster session will be held at which all attendees are invited to share their research. Abstracts of all kinds will be accepted and awards will be given for the best posters at the symposium.  First place will receive a travel award to attend the CRS Annual Meeting in 2012. Abstracts are due Jul 28. Space is limited and reservations required. For more information, visit:

Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series

Feinberg Lecture

David T. Scadden, MD, Director, Center for RegenerativeMedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Wednesday, Aug 31, 12 noon – 1 pm

Moss Auditorium, Rm 1020, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott


Please join us for the first event in the Fall 2011 Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series, hosted by Asrar Malik. For more information, visit:

News Items

CBC Catalyst Funding: Applications Accepted Aug 22-31

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) Catalyst Award program offers funding of up to $200K for one- or two-year new inter-institutional collaborative research projects. Online application submission for the 2011 Fall Round is now open. Application deadline is Weds, Aug 31. For more information, visit:


NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship: Applications Due Aug 25

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for Cancer Prevention Fellows. This unique postdoctoral training opportunity includes mentored research with investigators at NCI. The deadline for applications is August 25, 2011. For more information, visit:


NIH/CTSA Community Engagement Committee Announces“Principles of Community Engagement (Second Edition)”

NIH/CTSA Community Engagement Committee announced new publication, “Principles of Community Engagement (Second Edition).” This primer provides both the theoretical framework and valuable guidance for engaging partners in clinical and translational research, and is available online at:



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Translational Science: What is it and how can it improve human health: September 14

Kalpana Merchant, PhD, CSO, Translational Science, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN, will be addressing this critical question. This Dept of Pharmacology Seminar is co-sponsored by CCTS, and hosted by Randal Skidgel. Join us on Wednesday, Sep 14, at 12 noon in the Moss Auditorium, Rm 1020, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott.


AHRQ 2011 Annual Conference: Leading Through Innovation & Collaboration – September 18-21

AHRQ’s 2011 Annual Conference will be held September 18-21 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  In keeping with the conference theme, “AHRQ: Leading Through Innovation & Collaboration,” our event will emphasize how AHRQ is leading change in addressing today’s challenges in improving access to care and its quality and cost, as well as partnering with others at the forefront of these issues.  We are confident this will be another AHRQ event that you will not want to miss.  We hope that you will be able to join us!  For more details, including information on how to register, visit


CCTS High-Throughput Symposium: September 22

UIC's CCTS is sponsoring a translational technology symposium on all aspects of High-Throughput Screening (HTS). Four distinguished researchers will reflect on the use of HTS in developing therapeutics against infectious diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer: Michelle Palmer, Harvard/MIT Broad Institute; Jim Inglese, NIH Chemical Genomics Center; Annie Mak, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation; and Marcie Glicksman, Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center.


The symposium will be followed by three additional presentations for the Chicago Drug Discovery Consortium (CDDC). These talks will focus on novel aspects and results from HTS in drug discovery, and include Scott Galasinski, Senior Group Leader of the Advanced Technology Division at Abbott Labs, and Ray Bergan, Co-Director of the Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery, and Director of Experimental Therapeutics, Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern University.


The CCTS symposium and CDDC meeting will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011, in Herman Auditorium, Molecular Biology Research Building, 900 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607 from 8:30am to 5pm. Visitor parking is available across the street at the UIC Paulina Parking Garage. Lunch will be provided. Further information is available at Questions? Contact Bernie Santarsiero,, 312-413-0339. Register by Friday, Sep 16:


Advocate Healthcare 8th Annual Conference, Achieving Excellence in Clinical Research: September 22

Advocate is pleased to announce details on its upcoming 8th annual Achieving Excellence in Clinical Research: Scientific, Ethical and Operational Considerations conference to be held Thursday, September 22nd at McDonald's Hamburger University in Oak Brook, IL. Hot Topics with Nationally Recognized Plenary Speakers include: “Advances in Women’s Health Research: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going”, with Vivian W. Pinn, MD, Associate Director for Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health; “The Next Imperative: Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Research”, with Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA, Associate Director, Center for Bioethics and Associate Professor of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and “The Phantom Fetus: The Politics of a Duty to Future Children”, with R. Alta Charo, JD, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. For full conference program and registration information, visit:  For questions, call:   847-723-2164.


Fall CCTS Distinguished Lecture: Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD - October 12

The CCTS is pleased to have Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD, as our Fall 2011 Distinguished Lecturer. Dr Shulam is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The lecture will be held Wednesday, Oct 12 at 11 am in the Moss Auditorium, COMRB, 909 S Wolcott. More details to follow.


Clinical Research Personnel – New training modules – October 14, 21, and 28

Coming in October – new training modules tailored for Clinical Research Personnel responsible for clinical research studies. This is being organized by CCTS, OVCR and the UIC Clinical Research Forum. Mark the dates (October 14, 21, and 28, 2011).  Program descriptions and registration details will be available soon.


Bridging the Gap - Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities: Oct 26

This event, sponsored by the U of I Medical Center, COM – Dept of Surgery, Access Community Health Network, UIC Hispanic Center of Excellence, and UIC Urban Health Program, will discuss this critical topic at the UIC Forum on Wednesday, Oct 26, 9 am – 4 pm. This event will be CME accredited. More details to follow. Please contact Arlin Ospina, for more information.


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