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December 6, 2018




CCIL Member Shuming Nie Named to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List
Shuming Nie is one of 11 Illinois faculty members named to the 2018 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list. This list recognizes “leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world,” according to Clarivate Analytics.

Nie is the Grainger Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering and a professor of bioengineering, chemistry, electrical, and computer engineering. He joined the faculty at Illinois in 2017 after more than 10 years as a professor of biomedical engineering at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He studies nanomedicine, molecular engineering, and image-guided minimally invasive robotic surgery. Learn more.



Cancer Center at Illinois Seed Funding Call for Proposals 
The CCIL Seed Funding program provides support for Illinois cancer research teams, with the expected outcome of a fundable interdisciplinary research proposal. The CCIL anticipates funding two or three interdisciplinary research proposals during the 2018-2019 cycle. Learn more about eligibility and deadlines here. 



January Faculty Seminar Series
Save the date for January's Faculty Seminar Series on January 24, 2019, featuring Emad Tajkhorshid, professor of biochemistry, and Paul Selvin, professor of physics.



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.


Analytical Chemistry Seminar 
Reginard Penner, from the University of California-Irvine, will be visiting campus to deliver his lecture "Biosensors for Early Cancer Detection Based Upon Electrical Interfaces to Virus Particles." 

December 7, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
116 Roger Adams Lab
600 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL


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 

**New Opportunity** Lloyd J. Old Start Program
Cancer Research Institute
Deadline: March 1, 2019

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

ACS Research Grants
The American Cancer Society
Deadline: April 1, 2019


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