Category Archive: 2017 News and Events

Pharmaceutical Enterprise Course (ME:208.708)

This course begins Sept 1st. Contact Takashi Tsukamoto for more information. Pharmaceutical Enterprise is a discussion-driven and highly interactive course designed to provide students with greater insights into a range of topics related to the pharmaceutical enterprise. The course consists of seven modules, each of which begins with a pre-lecture discussion session proceeded by a lecture by an expert in the given subject, and post-lecture discussion session. This 3-segment format enables students to digest the topic thoroughly and gain in-depth knowledge through peer discussion and interaction with lecturers. The course is particularly suited for individuals interested to advance their career … Continue reading

NCATS Hosts Local Assay Guidance Workshop

NCATS is hosting an Assay Guidance Workshop for High-Throughput Screening and Lead Discovery on Aug. 7, 2017, in Potomac, Maryland. The full-day workshop will cover a broad range of critical concepts underlying assay development for high-throughput screening and lead discovery projects. This workshop, which will feature presentations by several NCATS staff members, is designed to disseminate critical information about the implementation of robust assay methods and is particularly relevant for researchers developing bioassays for the discovery of drugs or chemical probes. Space is limited so register now. View the agenda. Learn more about the workshop.  

SPIRiT Consortium Awards Nearly $300,000 for Cross Country Research Collaborations

A funding partnership among seven prestigious universities – including the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research – are awarding nearly $300,000 to scientists working on collaborative research among their institutes that will explore widely ranging health concerns, from creating tumor-destroying viruses to decreasing the large numbers of mentally ill in the criminal justice system. The Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) consortium has offered this funding of research since 2012, awarding more than $1 million to 12 collaboration projects. The SPIRiT consortium is made up of six National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical and Translational Science … Continue reading

NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development Meeting

On Sept. 8, 2017, NCATS will launch a new, centralized online resource portal that will enable patient groups to make progress along the entire translational science spectrum, no matter where they might be in that process. The NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development: Demonstration and Dissemination Meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The event will enable the patient community to learn more about the toolkit, including how it can streamline their therapeutic development activities. Participants also will have the opportunity to provide input into how the toolkit can … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Under Armour Women’s Health & Breast Cancer Innovation Grant

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (SKCCC) at Johns Hopkins and Under Armour are pleased to announce a continuation of the funding opportunity for Innovation Grants. Under Armour has gifted $1 million to the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Program for applications seeking seed funding that explore dynamic and innovative ways to help empower patients in their care, seek new and novel approaches to determine risk, or provide prevention and treatment strategies, patient engagement & empowerment and overall well-being. Applications can be in any area of research or patient care but should follow the mission of unique, innovative ideas that will lead to … Continue reading

2017 Research Accelerator and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Grant Awardees

            Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with Xuezhi (Daniel) Jiang, MD, PhD, Department of OB/GYN, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, and Assistant Professor, Department of OB/GYN, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University have been awarded $50,000 to conduct the study “Pilot Testing a Health Coaching Intervention to Promote Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain.” The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN) RAMP grant funding opportunity is awarded annually to promote … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: NCATS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

NCATS has several open Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding opportunities. SBIR and STTR funding supports small businesses working on the advancement and commercialization of translational research technologies. NCATS encourages applications in drug discovery and development; biomedical, clinical and health research informatics; clinical, dissemination and implementation research; and clinical trials. Start the application process early (two-to-three months before the deadline) to ensure a smooth submission. The next deadline to apply for the opportunities below is September 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. local time. Development of Highly Innovative Tools and Technology for Analysis of Single … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund

Application Deadline: Monday, July 3, 2017 Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund and the SPORE Development Research Program.  Awards are for a maximum of $100,000 and should not be used to support PI salary.  Partnership with a Brady Urological Institute faculty member is highly encouraged. An emphasis will be placed on funding research with a high priority given to project innovation as well as collaboration with basic science, data science, and engineering faculty. To view the application and submission requirements, visit: For questions regarding the application process,contact … Continue reading

Hopkins CareLink for Research Study Monitors is Now Available

After successful pilot testing, Hopkins CareLink is now available for research study teams to provide their study monitors with real-time web access to their participants’ clinical data.  Study monitors are able to review patients’ charts directly within CareLink since they are granted access to a list of the study participants which allows access to only those patients’ charts. Study teams interested in using CareLink must first designate a person from their study to act as the CareLink site administrator. This person is responsible for setting up the research study site to be monitored as well as requesting access for monitors … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Understanding of Cutaneous Neurofibromas

Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP) launched a new research program focused on understanding the pathogenesis of cutaneous neurofibromas.  NTAP ( is a philanthropic research entity based at Johns Hopkins University dedicated to the discovery of therapeutics for the peripheral nerve tumors that afflict people with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).   This research program sets the blueprint for improving therapeutics for these tumors by encouraging research proposals that improve the Understanding of Cutaneous Neurofibromas. The submission deadline for the ‘letter of intent’ is May 12, 2017.  Applicants will be notified by May 31, 2017 if they are invited to submit a full … Continue reading

Enter the Wolfe Street Competition

The Maryland Genetics, Epidemiology and Medicine (MD-GEM) Training Program, through support of the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, announces a call for applications for the Wolfe Street Competition. This competition fosters training and research collaborations in genetics, epidemiology and medicine between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and National Human Genome Research Institute. Recipients receive up to $15,000 to support or supplement a genetics research project led by a partnership of two trainees.  Predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates are eligible to apply; at least one individual must be a predoctoral student.  The two … Continue reading