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Roche Translational & Clinical Research Center Request for Proposals for Young Investigator Award

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Roche Translational & Clinical Research Center Request for Proposals for Young Investigator Award

Roche is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2013 TCRC Young Investigators Award.  The awards are intended to provide support for the earlier stages of scientific research career development, so they are to be awarded to the employing institutions of promising emerging researchers.  Proposals will be evaluated based on scientific merit and innovation of the projects proposed to be conducted using the awards. Four awards will be presented on Oct 1, 2013 during the scientific symposium inaugurating Roche’s Translational and Clinical Research Center in New York City.  Researchers performing investigations (clinical, in vitro/in vivo or informatics) focused on disease understanding of the following disease areas are encouraged to apply:

Cardiovascular & Metabolism – Diabetes and related complications

Neuroscience - Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Virology - Influenza

Oncology - Treatment and diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

Program Overview and Eligibility:  Eligibility is limited to researchers performing investigations (clinical, in vitro/in vivo or informatics) in the foregoing disease areas who have completed their graduate degrees (MD and or Ph.D) within the past 5 years.  Four awards of Fifty Thousand ($50,000 USD) Dollars  will be granted to the employing institutions of each selected researcher in North America to be used , towards extending fellowship training, funding for new project, or as supplemental funding for ongoing projects. 

Application Process:

All applications will be reviewed and selected by an internal TCRC committee comprised of Discovery & Translational Medicine experts. All awards must comply with TCRC policies and processes. TCRC, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify the terms of any proposal, eligibility, program, award, policy and process at any time for any reason.

Submission deadline:  August 30th, 2013

E-mail your submissions to nicole.nieves@roche.com.  Please attach the following:

1. One page summary of  research project

2. Curriculum Vitae

Timelines:

1. August 30th – Submissions deadline

2. September 16th – Notification to recipients

3. October 1st – Award presentation

4. 4th Quarter 2014 – Research update required

Roche Translational & Clinical Research Center Request for Proposals for Young Investigator Award

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Roche Translational & Clinical Research Center Request for Proposals for Young Investigator Award

Roche is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2013 TCRC Young Investigators Award.  The awards are intended to provide support for the earlier stages of scientific research career development, so they are to be awarded to the employing institutions of promising emerging researchers.  Proposals will be evaluated based on scientific merit and innovation of the projects proposed to be conducted using the awards. Four awards will be presented on Oct 1, 2013 during the scientific symposium inaugurating Roche’s Translational and Clinical Research Center in New York City.  Researchers performing investigations (clinical, in vitro/in vivo or informatics) focused on disease understanding of the following disease areas are encouraged to apply:

Cardiovascular & Metabolism – Diabetes and related complications

Neuroscience - Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Virology - Influenza

Oncology - Treatment and diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

Program Overview and Eligibility:  Eligibility is limited to researchers performing investigations (clinical, in vitro/in vivo or informatics) in the foregoing disease areas who have completed their graduate degrees (MD and or Ph.D) within the past 5 years.  Four awards of Fifty Thousand ($50,000 USD) Dollars  will be granted to the employing institutions of each selected researcher in North America to be used , towards extending fellowship training, funding for new project, or as supplemental funding for ongoing projects. 

Application Process:

All applications will be reviewed and selected by an internal TCRC committee comprised of Discovery & Translational Medicine experts. All awards must comply with TCRC policies and processes. TCRC, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify the terms of any proposal, eligibility, program, award, policy and process at any time for any reason.

Submission deadline:  August 30th, 2013

E-mail your submissions to nicole.nieves@roche.com.  Please attach the following:

1. One page summary of  research project

2. Curriculum Vitae

Timelines:

1. August 30th – Submissions deadline

2. September 16th – Notification to recipients

3. October 1st – Award presentation

4. 4th Quarter 2014 – Research update required

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

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Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America.

The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.

The application period for the 2014 Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships is October 5 through December 5.

Scholarship Criteria:

Applications for Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships are accepted from October 5 through December 5, 2013.

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships are open to students (Kindergarten through graduate school) enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger.

Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.

Multiple applications of the same student will not be accepted; if more than one application for an individual is received, the first application received will be the application accepted and reviewed.

Applicants must obtain a Community Service Recommendation as part of the application process.

Recommenders must be at least 21 years of age, may NOT be your parent, guardian or family member, and must submit their recommendation by December 10, 2013.

All applicants and recommenders must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Employees of Sodexo are not eligible to apply for the Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships; but they may refer family members who are not employees of Sodexo.

Previous national STOP Hunger Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.

Previous regional STOP Hunger Honorees are eligible to apply.

For additional information regarding the scholarship program contact ISTS by email at STOPHunger@applyists.com or by phone at 615 320 3149. When emailing or calling, please indicate that you are inquiring about the Sodexo Foundation Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships.

Call for Nominations: 2014 Roger E. Pecoraro Lecture

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Call for Nominations: 2014 Roger E. Pecoraro Lecture

Deadline: October 18, 2013

Given in memory of Roger E. Pecoraro, MD, a pioneer in research on the causes and prevention of foot ulcers and amputations in diabetes, The Roger E. Pecoraro Lectureship Award recognizes a researcher who has made scientific contributions and demonstrates an untiring commitment to improving the understanding of detection, treatment and prevention of diabetic foot complications.

Criteria for Selection:

• Principal criteria for selection: recognizing significant and/or innovating scientific achievement in improving the understanding of detection, treatment and prevention of diabetic foot complications

• Nominee will be recognized for national and/or international contributions to the field of research on diabetes complications

• Nominee must be an active American Diabetes Association member.

• Impact as a teacher and mentor will also be taken into consideration.

• Eligible candidates hold an doctorate level clinical or research degree (MD, DO, DPM, PhD)

• Both US and non-US residents are eligible

• Contributions as an American Diabetes Association volunteer and to the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award/Lecture/Publication:

• The recipient will deliver a lecture as part of a featured symposium at the Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions , June 13-17, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

Honoraria/Award:

• Award includes a $1,000 honorarium.

• Award includes complimentary hotel accommodations for up to 3-nights within Association hotel block and
round-trip coach airfare for the recipients

• Includes one complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions.

Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at mmerkin@diabetes.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371.

Call for Nominations: 2014 Norbert Freinkel Award

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Call for Nominations: 2014 Norbert Freinkel Award

Deadline: October 18, 2013

This lecture award is given in memory of Norbert Freinkel, a dedicated and insightful investigator, as well as gifted writer to honor a researcher who has made outstanding contributions to the field of diabetes and pregnancy.

Criteria for Selection:

• In recognition of outstanding contributions (including scientific publications and presentations) to the understanding and treatment of diabetes and pregnancy.

• Nominee will be recognized for national and/or international contributions to the field of diabetes in pregnancy.

• Nominee must be an active American Diabetes Association member.

• MD or PhD degree or equivalent.

• Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible for Award.

• Contributions as an American Diabetes Association volunteer and to the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award/Lecture/Publication:

• The recipient will deliver the Norbert Freinkel Lecture as part of a feature symposium at the Association’s Annual
74th Scientific Sessions,  June 13-17, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

Honoraria/Award:

• Award includes a $1,000 honorarium.

• Award includes complimentary hotel accommodations for up to 3-nights within Association hotel block and
round-trip coach airfare for the recipients.

• Includes one complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions

Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at mmerkin@diabetes.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371..

Call for Nominations: 2014 Edwin Bierman Lecture

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Call for Nominations: 2014 Edwin Bierman Lecture

Deadline: October 18, 2013

This lecture is awarded in honor of the memory of Edwin L. Bierman, MD.

Dr. Bierman was an exemplary scientist, mentor and leader in the field of diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia and
atherosclerosis.

The award and lecture recognizes a leading scientist in the field of macrovascular complications and contributing risk factors in diabetes. Dr. Bierman is most notably remembered for his work on the physiologic and nutritional regulation of lipoprotein metabolism and the nature of lipid and lipoprotein disorders particularly in obesity and diabetes, and especially as these relate to atherosclerosis. He was also a pioneer using human cultured cells to study atherosclerosis. Dr. Bierman founded one of the leading journals in the area of atherosclerosis, namely Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, and had a major impact on our understanding of diabetes and macrovascular disease.

Criteria for Selection:

• To recognize a leading scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the field of macrovascular complications and the management and treatment of diabetes.

• Nominee will be recognized for national and/or international contributions to the field of research on diabetes complications.

• Nominee must be an active American Diabetes Association member.

• MD or PhD degree or equivalent.

• Both US and non-US residents are eligible for Award.

• Contributions as an American Diabetes Association volunteer and to the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award/Lecture/Publication:

• The recipient will deliver a lecture as part of a featured symposium at the Association’s Annual 74th Scientific Sessions, June 13-17, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Honoraria/Award:

• Award includes a $1,000 honorarium.

• Award includes complimentary hotel accommodations for up to 3-nights within Association hotel block and
round-trip coach airfare for the recipients

• Includes one complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions.

Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at mmerkin@diabetes.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371.

Call for Nominations: 2014 Richard R. Rubin Award

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Call for Nominations: 2014 Richard R. Rubin Award

Deadline: October 18, 2013

Formerly the Behavioral Medicine & Psychology Interest Group Lectureship for Distinguished Contributions, the Richard R. Rubin Award Lecture is given in memory of Richard R.Rubin, PhD, CDE, a long time Association volunteer, who served as President, Health Care and Education, and chair of the Council on Behavioral Medicine &
Psychology, and received numerous professional and service awards. Specifically, the Richard R. Rubin Award
recognizes a behavioral researcher who has made outstanding and/or innovations contributions in the study and understanding of the behavioral aspects of diabetes.

Criteria for Selection:

• Principal criteria for selection: To recognize a behavioral researcher who has made outstanding and/or innovative contributions in the study and understanding of behavioral aspects of diabetes.

• Nominee will be recognized for national and/or international contributions to the field of behavioral medicine in diabetes

• Nominee must be an active American Diabetes Association member.

• No specific degree requirements, but a clinical/research focus in behavioral health is strongly preferred

• Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible for Award.

• Contributions as an Amer ican Diabetes Association volunteer and to the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award/Lecture/Publication:

• The recipient will deliver a lecture as part of a featured symposium at the Association’s Annual 74th Scientific Sessions, June 13-17, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

• The recipient will lead a discussion related to the topic of the lectureship presentation at the Council Discussion
Session during the meeting

Honoraria/Award:

• Award includes a $1,000 honorarium.

• Award includes complimentary hotel accommodations for up to 3-nights within Association hotel block and
round-trip coach airfare for the recipients

• Includes one complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions

Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at mmerkin@diabetes.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371.

Call for Nominations: American Diabetes Association 2014 Kelly M. West Award

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Call for Nominations: American Diabetes Association 2014 Kelly M. West Award

Deadline: October 18, 2013.

Award Profile:

Given in memory of Kelly M. West, widely regarded as the “father of diabetes epidemiology”, to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology.

Criteria for Selection:

• Principal criteria for selection process: impact of scientific publications and presentations at scientific meetings related to the epidemiology of diabetes.

• Also, national and international stature in the field of diabetes epidemiology.

• Also, impact as a teacher and mentor will also be taken into consideration.

• MD, PhD, or MPH degree or equivalent is required.

• Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible for award.

• Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international diabetes organizations and the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award/Lecture/Publication:

• The recipient will deliver a lecture at the Annual Scientific Sessions.

• Offered the opportunity to publish the lecture in an American Diabetes Association journal.

Honoraria/Award:

• The recipient receives a $3,000 honorarium.

• Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to 5-nights. Also include other meeting related and travel expenses.

• Includes complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions, June 13-17, 2014, for winner and a family member.

Nominations Process:

• Nominations must be submitted using the universal 2014 Nomination Form.

• Nominations are accepted from any professional member of the American Diabetes Association.

• Nominations from the membership of the Epidemiology and Statistics Interest Group especially will be solicited.

• Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words, signed by no more than 3 individuals).

• Application letter or nomination letter should address criteria for selection (above).

• CV with career, mentoring, and publication highlights.

• Please include a list of current and former Mentees/Trainees.

The recipient is chosen by the Medicine, Science and Health Care Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee of the American Diabetes Association, February 2014.

Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at mmerkin@diabetes.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371.

Call for Nominations: 2014 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes

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Call for Nominations: 2014 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes

Deadline: October 18, 2013.

Award Profile:

Given in memory of Harold Rifkin, to honor outstanding service in the cause of diabetes that has been performed with an international perspective and with international impact, this award recognizes those whose efforts have increased the awareness of the burden of diabetes worldwide to improve the care and lives of those with diabetes. Dr. Rifkin’s work specifically supported efforts to increase awareness of the burden of diabetes worldwide and in establishing relationships across diabetes organizations.

Criteria for Selection:

• Nominee will demonstrate long-term volunteer service to one or more diabetes-related organizations.

• Broad professional expertise and contributions in diabetes may be recognized – including, but not exclusive to clinical care, research, education, health policy and advocacy.

• Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible for award.

• Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international diabetes organizations and the boarder diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award Lecture/Publication:

• None

Honoraria/Award:

• The recipient receives a $3,000 honorarium.

• Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to 5-nights. Also include other meeting related and travel expenses.

• Includes complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions, June 13-17, 2014, for winner and a guest.

Nomination/Submission Process:

• Nominations must be submitted using the universal 2014 Nomination Form.

• Nominations are accepted from any professional member of the American Diabetes Association.

• Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words) signed by no more than 3 individuals will be accepted.

• Application letter or nomination letter should address criteria for selection (above).

• Nominee’s CV with career highlights and documentation of international contribution.

• Please include a biography.

Selection Process:

The recipient is chosen by the Medicine, Science and Health Care Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee of the American Diabetes Association, February 2014.

Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at mmerkin@diabetes.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371.

Call for Nominations: American Diabetes Association 2014 Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award

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Call for Nominations: American Diabetes Association 2014 Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award

Deadline: October 18, 2013

Award Profile:

To recognize a physician for outstanding achievements in improving diabetes clinical practice.

Criteria for Selection:

• Nominee is actively involved in the clinical care of patients with diabetes.

• Nominee is recognized and highly regarded as a clinician and educator of health care professionals with >10 years of distinguished service.

• Nominee is well-known nationally or internationally for exceptional clinical knowledge and expertise.

• Nominee has outstanding track record of sharing his/her expertise with other health care professionals as documented by presentations and/or authorship of books /articles/reference materials

• Nominee is a current member of the Association’s Professional Section.

• Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible for award.

• Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international diabetes organizations and the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award/Lecture/Publication:

• None

Honoraria/Award:

• The recipient receives a $3,000 honorarium

• Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to 5-nights. Also include other meeting related and travel expenses

• Award Includes complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions, June 13-17, 2014, for winner and a guest.

Nomination/Submission Process:

• Nominations must be submitted using the universal 2014 Nomination Form.

• Nominations are accepted from any professional member of the American Diabetes Association.

• Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words, signed by no more than 3 individuals)

• Nomination letter should address criteria for selection (above)

• Nominee’s CV with career and publication highlights. Please include a biography.

Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at mmerkin@diabetes.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371.

Call for Nominations: 2014 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award

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Call for Nominations: 2014 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award

Deadline: October 18, 2013

Award Profile:

To stimulate, acknowledge and reward outstanding educational efforts by health professionals in the field of diabetes education.

Criteria for Selection:

• Nominee will have demonstrated significant, long-term national or international contributions to the field of diabetes education.

• Nominee will have many years of effort in the field of diabetes education and will have evidence of benefit to recipients.

• Nominee should be well-known to others in his/her area of expertise.

• Publications and teaching experience are factors in the selection process.

• Nominee must be a member of the National Professional Section.

• Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible for award.

• Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international diabetes organizations and the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award/Lecture/Publication:

• Recipient will deliver the Outstanding Educator Lecture at the annual 74th

• Recipient is offered the opportunity to publish the lecture in an ADA Journal. Scientific Sessions, June 13-17, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

Honoraria/Award:

• The recipient receives a $3,000 honorarium.

• Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to 5-nights. Also include other meeting related and travel expenses.

• Award Includes complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions for winner and a family member.

Nomination/Submission Process:

• Nominations must be submitted using the universal 2014 Nomination Application Form.

• Nominations are accepted from any professional member of the American Diabetes Association.

• Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words) signed by no more than 3 individuals will be accepted.

• Nomination letter should address criteria for selection (above).

• Nominee’s CV with career and publication highlights. Please include a biography.

Selection:

The recipient is chosen by the Medicine, Science, and Health Care Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee of the American Diabetes Association, February 2014.

Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at mmerkin@diabetes.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371.

Call for Nominations: American Diabetes Association Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

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Call for Nominations: American Diabetes Association Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

Deadline to submit nominations is October 18, 2013

Purpose of Award:

• To recognize outstanding scientific achievement in diabetes research, taking into consideration independence of thought, originality, significance of discovery, and impact on his/her area of research.

Criteria for Selection:

• Nominee will have demonstrated significant, independent contribution in their selected area of diabetes research, including diabetes pathogenesis, treatment and/or prevention.

• Nominee must be actively engaged in some aspect of diabetes research at the time the award is given.

• Nominee must be less than 50 years of age on January 1 of the award year.

• Nominee must have MD, PhD degree or equivalent.

• Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible for award.

• Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international diabetes organizations and the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award/Lecture/Publication:

• Recipient will deliver the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (OSAA) Lecture at the 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, CA, June 13-17, 2014.

• Is offered the opportunity to publish the lecture in an ADA Journal.

Honoraria/Award:

• The recipient receives a $10,000 honorarium.

• Offered the opportunity to publish the lecture in an American Diabetes Association journal.

• Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to 7-nights. Also include meeting and other travel related expenses.

• Includes complimentary registration Scientific Sessions for winner and a family member.

Nomination/Submission Process:

• Nominations must be submitted using the universal 2014 National Scientific Achievement Award Application form.

• Nominations are accepted from any professional member of the American Diabetes Association.

• Letter of nomination (no more than 400 words), signed by no more than 3 individuals, will be accepted. Letter of nomination should address criteria for selection.

• Nominee’s biography, CV with career and publication highlights.

• Please provide date of birth.

• Annotated list of the nominee’s 5 most significant publications.

Selection: The recipient is chosen by the Medicine, Science, and Health Care Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee of the American Diabetes Association, February 2014.

Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at mmerkin@diabetes.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371.

Call for Nominations: American Diabetes Association 2014 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award

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Call for Nominations: American Diabetes Association 2014 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award

Deadline: October 18, 2013

The Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award is the highest scientific award of the American Diabetes Association. Given in memory of Sir Frederick Banting, a medical scientist, doctor and Nobel laureate who is noted as one of the key investigators in the discovery of insulin, the Banting Medal is awarded annually to honor highly meritorious career achievement in the field of diabetes research.

Criteria for Selection:

• Nominee will have demonstrated significant, long-term contribution to the understanding of diabetes, its treatment and/or prevention.

• Publications and teaching experience are primary factors in the selection process.

• Nominee must have MD, PhD degree or equivalent.

• Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are eligible for award.

• Contributions and volunteer service to both national and international diabetes organizations and the broader diabetes community may also be taken into consideration.

Award/Lecture/Publication:

• Recipient will deliver the Banting Lecture at the 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, June 13-17, 2014.

• Is offered the opportunity to publish lecture in an ADA Journal.

Honorarium/Award:

• The recipient receives a $20,000 honorarium.

• Offered the opportunity to publish the lecture in an American Diabetes Association journal.

• Award includes round-trip coach airfare for winner and spouse and hotel stay for up to 7-nights. Also include other travel related expenses.

• Includes complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions for winner and a family member.

Should you need assistance with your nomination, please contact Mary Merkin at mmerkin@diabetes.org or call 800-676-4065, ext 1371.

Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

This Program supports innovative scientific research that will advance knowledge in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The awards provide financial support to 3 junior faculty researchers for a 2-year period. Each award is funded up to $130,000, to be paid in annual installments of up to $65,000 per year for 2 years.

The awards provide financial support to 3 junior faculty researchers for a 2-year period. Each award is funded up to $130,000, to be paid in annual instalments of up to $65,000 per year for 2 years.

For a complete overview of the Program, please go to:

http://researchscholars.gilead.com/PAH

The deadline for online application submission is Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time, Friday, August 2, 2013.

The Committee and Gilead Sciences, Inc., recognize the importance and value of basic and clinical research in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension. We look forward to working with you to encourage and promote the submission of excellent research proposals for consideration of support through these awards.

If you have any questions, please contact the Research Scholars Program Coordinator at:

Telephone: + 1 646-674-1820

E-mail: pahresearchscholars@contacthmc.com

Paul M. Hassoun, MD, Committee Chair
Professor of Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD


 

Fuel Up Breakfast Grant

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Fuel Up Breakfast Grant 

Application Deadline: July 26, 2013

Are you looking for funds to improve or expand your school’s breakfast program? Is your school enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program? You have the opportunity to win up to $2000 for your school if you apply before July 26, 2013.

For the fifth year in a row, National Dairy Council is partnering with General Mills Foodservice to award $50,000—that’s right, fifty thousand dollars!—in grants to help K-12 schools expand their breakfast programs and increase participation.

About the Grant

Grants are open to schools within the United States who participate in the National School Breakfast Program and are enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Schools who apply can receive up to $2000 in funding through the Fuel Up Breakfast Program, which has awarded $325,000 to more than 100 schools nationwide since 2009, and has greatly improved student access to nutritious foods such as low-fat and fat-free dairy products, whole grain cereals, and fruit.

Schools applying for a Fuel Up grant must have support of their school principal, district school nutrition director and school nutrition manager; school enrollment must be at least 500, with a breakfast participation level of less than 40 percent, and applicants must demonstrate an opportunity to raise breakfast participation. Applicants will be notified by August 8, 2013 if their school’s application has been approved or declined.

Past Grant Recipients

Past grant recipients have used the funds to implement alternative breakfast options such as breakfast-in-the-classroom, grab-and-go breakfast from a cart, or “second chance” breakfast after the first class period. In the 2012-13 school year, grants were awarded to 27 schools in 19 states, reaching 24,524 students. Results indicate an average increase of 50 percent in overall daily breakfast participation from the programs funded with grant dollars. Schools that received the grants reported significantly more dairy and whole grains served during the breakfast grant period.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for the Fuel Up Breakfast Grant schools must:

1. Complete and submit an accurate online grant application.

2. Participate in the National School Breakfast Program.

3. Be enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program for the 2013-14 school year and agree to participate fully by displaying the Fuel Up to Play 60 Activation Kit materials and encouraging students to track their healthy eating and physical activity online.  (Note:  program enrollment is free of charge and schools can enroll online at www.FuelUpToPlay60.com).

4. Have support/backing from the school principal, district school nutrition director, and school nutrition manager.

5. Have school enrollment of at least 500 students.

6. Have opportunity to raise breakfast participation (current participation is < 40%).

Fellowships for Health Journalists to Cover the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France

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Fellowships for Health Journalists to Cover the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France

October 29 -31, 2013, Paris, France

Application Deadline: July 22, 2013

The Journalist to Journalist Project of the National Press Foundation is working with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease to offer all-expenses-paid fellowships for health journalists to cover the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France. Fellowship winners will attend three days of expert training from Tuesday to Thursday, 29-31 October, then cover the conference through Sunday, 3 November 2013.

The three-day J2J programme is designed for working journalists who want to increase their knowledge and skill at developing stories on lung health and related issues, including tuberculosis; TB/HIV; asthma, COPD, diabetes, tobacco control and the impact of air pollution. Journalists will share their own work and hear presentations from world-class experts on these diseases, the extent and impact of the problems they present (including social, political and economic impacts) and new research, solutions and innovations in the pipeline. The sessions will provide presentations and discussions with experts, as well as practical training in turning scientific information into effective print and broadcast stories.

Applications are sought from journalists working in any medium. Special though not exclusive attention will be given to applications from journalists in low- and middle-income countries, along with China, India, Russia and South Africa. Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded. Each will cover conference registration, round-trip air and train travel, hotel accommodation and per diem.

All applicants must have been working as a journalist covering lung health or general health for at least three years. All J2J sessions will be in English, so proficient spoken and written English are essential.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST, July 22, 2013. Only online applications are accepted.

The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the largest annual conference focusing on lung health issues as they affect low- and middle-income countries. The theme of this year’s conference is “Shared Air, Safe Air?” More than 3,000 delegates from 120+ countries are expected to attend. (For more details, www.worldlunghealth.org)

This program is sponsored by The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership and The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Society for Vascular Surgery Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant

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Society for Vascular Surgery Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant

Application Deadline:

Letter of Intent:  October 1, 2013

Full application, if invited:  February 1, 2014

The SVS Foundation announces a funding opportunity directed to Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) members developing grant applications for high-impact multicenter clinical studies in the treatment and/or prevention of vascular diseases.

The SVS Foundation Multicenter Clinical Studies Planning Grant is one component of a broad strategy to facilitate clinical research directed at solving high-impact questions in the care of patients with vascular diseases. SVS recognizes that members face significant gaps in knowledge in their day to day care of patients with vascular disease and acknowledges the challenge of designing and executing clinical studies to provide concrete clinical guidance. Prospective multi-center studies are particularly challenging; yet these studies may be the only practical approach to recruit the large numbers of patients required to achieve statistical power to provide practicing surgeons clear guidance. A major hurdle for investigators preparing grant applications for multicenter studies are the costs of developing compelling preliminary data, recruiting and training collaborators, and creating tools in support of a competitive proposal.

The purpose of the Planning Grant is to help investigators complete competitive applications for external funding (e.g. NIH) of full-scale prospective multicenter clinical studies. The Planning Grant is broadly modeled after R34 awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH Clinical Trial Planning Grant Program and NHLBI Clinical Trial Pilot Studies). These programs permit early peer review of the rationale and experimental design of a proposed Phase III or IV clinical trial and support development of a research team, assessment tools, and oversight necessary in a competitive application. Support might also be used to obtain critical preliminary data important for the design of a larger study. Examples include: defining the appropriate study population and feasibility of recruitment; demonstrating the feasibility of an intervention or an outcome measure; estimating sample size, effect size, attrition or response rates; or developing and piloting survey instruments. Funds might also be used to prepare an investigator’s brochure or procedure manual, or to recruit and train collaborating centers and trial oversight.  Proposals for phase I trials will not be considered responsive to this mechanism.

The Planning Grant specifically targets SVS member investigators with a track-record of productive clinical research. Applications addressing “high impact” areas in the management of patients with vascular disease will be considered most responsive. For example, SVS has recently identified a number of clinical research priorities:

SVS Clinical Research Priorities

Further investigate the optimal management of asymptomatic carotid stenosis

Compare effectiveness of medical versus invasive therapy (open or endovascular) for claudication

Compare effectiveness of initial open versus endovascular infra-inguinal revascularization for critical limb ischemia

Develop and compare effectiveness of clinical strategies to reduce cardiovascular and other perioperative complications (e.g. wound) following vascular intervention

Determine the effectiveness of strategies to enhance arteriovenous fistula maturation and durability

Develop best practices for management of chronic venous ulcer

Further investigate the optimal adjunctive medical therapy to enhance the success of lower extremity intervention

Identify and evaluate medical therapy to prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm growth

Evaluate ultrasound versus computed tomography angiography surveillance post- endovascular aneurysm repair

The Planning Grant application must describe the full-scale study that it is intended to support in sufficient detail to establish its significance and potential clinical impact and to define the need for this award. The full-scale clinical study application must be fairly well developed, so that a targeted investment could be expected to significantly strengthen the research plan and facilitate grant preparation and submission.  Planning Grant funding will be for no more than one year and up to $100,000 USD (direct costs only) and is expected to culminate in the submission of an application for external funding of a multi-center clinical study within six months of its completion, or the first possible grant cycle from the targeted funding agency, if more than six months later. Applications proposing activities that cannot be completed with this level and duration of funding will not be considered responsive.

Principal Investigator (PI) Eligibility Requirements

PI must hold an MD or equivalent degree with postgraduate clinical training in vascular surgery

PI must be an SVS Active Member

PI must have demonstrated experience in the conduct of clinical research

Individuals with active extramural research support are eligible, provided there is limited scientific or budgetary overlap

Financial Support and Award Period

Awards will be for up to $100,000 USD (direct costs only) for a period up to one year.

Contact Information

For questions, email Sarah Murphy​; phone 800-258-7188; fax 312-334-2320

2013 American Association for Thoracic Surgery Resident Critical Care Scholarship

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2013 American Association for Thoracic Surgery Resident Critical Care Scholarship

The Resident Critical Care Scholarship provides an opportunity to expose cardiothoracic surgery residents to cardiovascular critical care by providing assistance to attend the Cardiovascular Thoracic (CVT) Critical Care Conference taking place October 10-12, 2013 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. All ACGME accredited cardiothoracic surgical training programs in the United States and RCPSC accredited cardiothoracic surgical residency programs in Canada will have an opportunity to expose one CT Surgery resident to what will be an important aspect of their training.

Funded by the AATS Graham Research Foundation and administered by the Association, the 2013 AATS Resident Critical Care Scholarship will provide a stipend of $500 to the resident's institution to help offset the cost of travel and hotel accommodations. The AATS Graham Research Foundation will also provide complimentary registration to the course. If necessary, the respective training program will supplement any additional resident travel and accommodation costs.

To be eligible for this scholarship, residents must be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited cardiothoracic surgical training program in the United States or RCPSC-accredited residency program located in Canada. Each Program Director is provided an opportunity to select one CT surgery resident for this scholarship. Up to 75 recipients will be awarded on a first come first served basis. Award recipients must agree to submit a summary survey to the Association within thirty days after the completion of the course.

Deadline: August 30th, 2013

To request a Program Director's Committment Form please contact the AATS administrative office at admin@aats.org

American Diabetes Association Innovation Award

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American Diabetes Association Innovation Award

Application Deadline:  July 15, 2013 for January 2014 funding

These pilot and feasibility grants are designed to support novel hypotheses that may lack preliminary data, but offer considerable promise for the cure, prevention, or treatment of diabetes.

Support: Awards provide a maximum of $50,000 per year for up to two years, including 10% allowable indirect costs. Up to $10,000/year may be requested for PI salary support.

American Diabetes Association Translational Science Award

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American Diabetes Association Translational Science Award

Application Deadline: July 15, 2013 for January 2014 funding

Translational Science Awards support research that accelerates the transition of scientific discoveries into clinical applications by efficiently advancing knowledge of efficacy to the next level of clinical application. Translational research supported with these awards will typically involve expertise, collaboration and engagement across disciplines.

Support: Awards provide up to $200,000 per year for up to three years, including 15% allowable indirect costs. Up to 20% of total costs may be requested for PI salary support.

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