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IHSI UPDATE | October 7, 2019

This newsletter highlights health sciences information and activity of broad interest to the research community. Please visit the IHSI e-newsletter page to subscribe to newsletters in your specific areas of interest, or opt out of future newsletters using the link at the bottom of the email. Please contact IHSI if you have items you would like us to share. 

 

IHSI and Illinois Extension partner on upcoming brain health events

In partnership with IHSI, University of Illinois Extension is hosting two upcoming events: “Brain Health & Aging: Strengthening the Brain through Learning" on Oct. 10, 12:30 - 3 p.m., and "Make-up Monday: Youth and Safer Beauty Products Workshop" on Oct. 14, 9 - 11:30 a.m. These events reflect a larger collaboration between IHSI and Illinois Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences programs to strengthen connections between University of Illinois health researchers and the Extension network. Together, we support evidence-based educational programs and collaborations that address priorities, such as brain health, in the community.

Learn more about Evidence-Based Health Education Programming

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IHSI hosts first event in Achieving Equity Dialogue Series | Register by Oct. 11 

On Oct. 17, IHSI will host Achieving Equity: Disparities in Cancer in partnership with the Cancer Center at Illinois and the College of Applied Health Sciences. Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Sean Garrett will join us to launch this inaugural event in IHSI's Achieving Equity dialogue series.This series seeks to enhance human wellbeing by illuminating topics of injustice and disparity in health. We welcome diverse participation from campus and the larger community with a focus on creating positive changes in human health and wellbeing. 

View the agenda and register by Oct. 11

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Funding Opportunity: Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of health campaigns. Specifically, they are looking for approaches, practices, or tools that dramatically improve the planning and microplanning, implementation / operations, and monitoring and evaluation that will lead to improved effectiveness of campaigns. Amount: $100,000. Deadline: Nov. 13, 2019

View the RFP

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Responsible Conduct of Research Lecture on REDCap Oct. 15 

Do you or your research team want to learn more about Illinois REDCap? Michelle Lore, REDCap Applications Specialist at IHSI, will speak at the next Responsible Conduct of Research lecture at noon Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Beckman Institute Room 1005. She will talk about REDCap — what it is and how to use it here on campus. Lunch will be provided. 

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2020 SURF pre-selection for Illinois students is now open | Applications due Dec. 1

Through the Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance, Illinois is able once again to offer a special pre-selection process for Mayo Clinic's prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. Each year, a University of Illinois selection committee nominates up to seven of Illinois’ brightest undergraduates in their sophomore or junior years to participate in the 10-week program in Rochester, Minnesota or Jacksonville, Florida. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2019. Students are notified by Jan. 21, 2020 if they have been selected.  

Please share with any promising sophomores or juniors

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USING THE 7 TESLA MRI TO UNDERSTAND HOW BRAIN STRUCTURE AFFECTS MEMORY

The acquisition of the new MAGNETOM 7 Tesla MRI scanner launches a unique partnership between Carle Foundation Hospital and the University of Illinois. The machine will be used for research and clinical imaging. Hillary Schwarb, a research scientist with IHSI and the Beckman Institute, explains the benefit of the 7 Tesla magnet for her research using magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) to study the hippocampus. “It opens up a lot of opportunities to look at brain organization and brain health that are not possible with the machines we currently have.”

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ILLINOIS HEALTH SCIENCES RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Researchers at Illinois advance the health sciences with contributions addressing complex and critical health challenges in local, national, and global communities. Here, we highlight recent health sciences research news:

10.04.2019 Study investigates the effects of parental relationships on female friendships

10.03.2019 Anger-prone children may benefit most from maternal sensitivity, study finds

10.02.2019 Researchers repurpose failed cancer drug into printable semiconductor

10.01.2019 $100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments to drive smart, reconfigurable technologies

9.30.2019 Rogers, Mudar receive $4.6M grant to establish center focused on older adults with cognitive impairment

9.30.2019 Student team works on walking device with real-life impact for woman

9.30.2019 Fish fathers exhibit signatures of “baby brain” that may aid parental behavior

9.28.2019 ECE alumnus launches the first commercially available bionic hand capable of multitouch feedback

9.27.2019 Study examines effects of climate change, land loss on Louisiana’s Houma tribe

9.24.2019 UI professor chosen for U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame 2019

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