Are you thinking about becoming SoCRA or ACRP certified? The Education & Mentoring Group at MICHR is offering a scholarship drawing to help with the cost of certification.
MICHR has funded 17 teams through the Mcubed Diamond Program, awarding nearly $500,000 to support innovative research across multiple stages of translation, including preclinical and clinical research, clinical implementation, and health outcome studies.
MICHR’s Community Engagement Program hosted a Trust Study Town Hall at the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department in Flint, Michigan, from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, September 23. It was attended by more than 160 community members, and featured the preliminary findings of a research study examining trust and mistrust in Flint before and during the various phases of the Flint Water Crisis.
Consider applying to serve on the Study Team Workforce Development Working Group (The Working Group) to share your knowledge, experience, and skills related to study team training and education at the University of Michigan. The group is organized by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR).
Are you interested in positioning your interdisciplinary research team to be competitive for an external multi-component NIH large-scale grant (i.e., U- and P-series mechanisms)? Do you need funds to pursue final data collection/analysis, to publish with your collaborators, or to support resources for grant development? If so, you are encouraged to apply for the Accelerating Synergy Award through the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR).
As of July 1, 2019, MCRU will be under the administrative control of the CTSO, with MICHR as a supportive partner. The strategic evaluation and decision making between the CTSO and MICHR has been highly collaborative and positive. Working together, we anticipate that the transition will be similarly smooth. During this transition, all MCRU operations will remain the same. We all look forward to better serving the community of clinical and translational researchers at the University of Michigan, and we will keep you apprised of further developments.
MICHR has funded five community-engaged research partnerships and projects totaling $45,000. These projects are supported by the Building Capacity for Research and Action funding opportunity. MICHR partnered with Community-Based Organization Partners (CBOP) to create this opportunity, intended to address health consequences stemming from the Flint water crisis.
Interdisciplinary research teams who seek to answer compelling questions in the area of translational research can pitch their ideas through the MCubed Diamond Program. MICHR will fully fund a variety of classic cubes ($60K) and mini cubes ($15K). In the absence of traditional funding agency peer review, awarded teams will be able to pursue their innovative ideas and collaborative efforts quickly. Pitches will be accepted through May 15, 2019.
Join MICHR for an interactive workshop presenting the basics of budgeting for research grants. Learn how to calculate indirect costs, determine calendar months for effort, complete other budget components, and write a budget justification. We will also talk about how to monitor expenses after you are awarded and the closeout (FFR) process. This budgeting workshop is modeled using a NIH budget format.
Staff from MICHR recently published a paper highlighting the impact of a mentor recognition program. The paper, published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, discusses the creation of MICHR’s Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award and its impact on the culture of mentorship at U-M.
Applications are now being accepted for the two-year MICHR-K Award. The award provides protected time for a clinician scientist to focus on conducting clinical research. Early career faculty with an MD or clinical PhD who are interested in obtaining mentored training in translational sciences are encouraged to apply.
Deadline extended to March 18! Have you and your research benefited from the support of a mentor? Does your mentor have a track record of successfully mentoring students, fellows, or early career faculty at the University of Michigan? Consider nominating your mentor for the 2019 Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award.
Are you interested in research that addresses community health in Flint? Apply now for a funding opportunity that funds community-engaged research partnerships and projects addressing community priorities in Flint.
Applicants may request up to $5,000 for partnership development activities or up to $10,000 for conducting small-scale research projects.
A patient’s journey from Arizona to the U-M Rogel Cancer Center to participate in clinical research led to the successful removal of her cancerous tumor. The trial involved adding an oral agent known as AZD 1775 to chemotherapy and radiation. In laboratory studies, it did a better job killing pancreatic cancer cells.