MCRU Transitions to CTSO

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 Funds Five Flint Research Projects

MICHR Funds Five Flint Research Projects

MICHR Funds Five Flint Research Projects

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. 

Pitches for New MCubed Diamond Program Due May 15

Pitches for New MCubed Diamond Program Due May 15

Pitches for New MCubed Diamond Program Due May 15

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.

Learn the Basics of Budgeting for Research Grants at May 7 Workshop

Learn the Basics of Budgeting for Research Grants at May 7 Workshop

Learn the Basics of Budgeting for Research Grants at May 7 Workshop

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.

Nominate Your Mentor for Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award

Nominate Your Mentor for Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award

Nominate Your Mentor for Distinguished Clinical & Translational Research Mentor Award

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.

Funding Opportunity Supports Research Addressing Flint Community Issues

Funding Opportunity Supports Research Addressing Flint Community Issues

Funding Opportunity Supports Research Addressing Flint Community Issues

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.

Patient’s Journey to Participate in Clinical Trial Leads to Successful Removal of Cancerous Tumor

Patient’s Journey to Participate in Clinical Trial Leads to Successful Removal of Cancerous Tumor

Patient’s Journey to Participate in Clinical Trial Leads to Successful Removal of Cancerous Tumor

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.

MICHR’s George Mashour Elected to National Academy of Medicine

MICHR’s George Mashour Elected to National Academy of Medicine

MICHR’s George Mashour Elected to National Academy of Medicine

George Mashour, MD, PhD, an expert in anesthesiology and neuroscience, is among the new members of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. Dr. Mashour was elected to the NAM in recognition of major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health. U-M now has 58 members of the NAM on its active and emeritus faculty. 

New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training and Assessment Materials

New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training and Assessment Materials

New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training and Assessment Materials

To address the need for consistent training, assessment, and measures of competency, MICHR has collaborated with three universities to launch the DIAMOND portal.  

The portal is a pioneering digital collection that serves as a database for members of clinical and translational research study teams to share and access training and assessment resources.