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November 8, 2018


Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research Technology Transfer
The NSF just announced an opportunity for academic researchers to accelerate NSF-funded research results and perform the additional, focused research necessary to move their initial research results toward an identified commercial application, without having to first start a company. This program is similar to the Small Business Innovation Research program but within the university. Find out more.


TOMORROW: CCIL Annual Meeting
The CCIL Annual Meeting is happening November 9th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 3002 ECE Building. This is a great opportunity to hear about the interesting things taking place within the center, including center updates, collaborative opportunities, faculty research highlights, seed grant funding, and resources that are available to researchers. Find out more, including agenda and speaker information, here.


November Faculty Seminar Series
November's Faculty Seminar Series on November 29 features Leona Yi-Fan Su, Assistant Professor of Advertising, and Cecilia Leal, Assistant Professor of Material Science and Engineering. Register here.


College of Medicine Seminar
Date: November 8, 2018
Title: “Pharmacological Stabilization of Systemic Tumor Dormancy in Metastatic Breast Cancer”
Speaker: Michael Wendt, PhD, Purdue University
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory


Department of Biochemistry Seminar
Date: November 9, 2018
Title: “Ras Signaling in Human Cancer”
Speaker: Dr. Andrew Stephen, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: B102 CLSL


Kenneth L. Rinehart Lecture, Chemical Biology
Date: November 12, 2018
Title: “Shake, Rattle & Roll: Capturing Snapshots of Metalloproteins in Action”
Speaker: Professor Catherine L. Drennan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 116 RAL
Reception: Immediately following in CLSL-A Atrium


Molecular and Integrative Physiology Seminar
Date: November 15, 2018
Title: "Pharmacological Stabilization of Systemic Tumor Dormancy in Metastatic Breast Cancer"
Speaker: Michael Wendt of Purdue University
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Charles Miller Auditorium, CLSL B102


Investiture, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Date: December 5, 2018
Title: Investiture of Professor Paul J. A. Kenis as Elio Eliakim Tarika Chair in Chemical Engineering
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Illini Union South Lounge
Reception: Immediately following ceremony


Breast Cancer Survivorship Study
The Nutrition and Cancer Epidemiology and Survivorship Lab at Illinois is recruiting women ages 18+ diagnosed with breast cancer. Reseachers would like to learn more about breast cancer survivors’ needs and preferences for nutrition and exercise programming. The online survey will take 45-60 minutes to complete; participants will be eligible for a $10 Amazon gift card for completing the survey. Find out more.


Involve a Cancer Research Advocate in Your Proposals
A cancer research advocate provides critical insight from a patient’s experience. This perspective helps inform impact statements, significance sections, and lay abstracts. Advocates can also help promote research to the local community and private foundations. Additionally, many funding agencies either require or highly recommend including an advocate on your research team. The Cancer Research Advocacy Group is ready to help. Please contact us to have a research advocate join your team.


Call for Independent Medical Education Grant Applications (Oncology—Prostate Cancer)
Astellas and Pfizer
Deadline: November 15, 2018

DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
Department of Defense
Deadline: November 15, 2018

Technology Impact Award
Cancer Research Institute
Deadline: November 15, 2018

Physician Scientist Training Award
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Deadline: December 3, 2018

DoD Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4
Department of Defense
Deadline: December 10, 2018

Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02 Clinical Trial Optional
National Institutes of Health
Deadline: December 11, 2018

NCl Research Specialist Award (R50)
National Cancer Institute
Letter of Intent: December 11, 2018
Full Application Deadline: January 11, 2019

National Cancer Institute Fellowship for PhD Students
National Cancer Institute
Nominations: December 17, 2018
Letter of Intent: January 22, 2019
Full Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer
California Breast Cancer Research Program
Deadline: January 7, 2019 

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Program
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Brain Tumor Research Grants
A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure
Deadline: Rolling


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