Category Archive: 2017 News and Events

Apply for the NCATS 2018 Omnibus Grant


The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites small business representatives to apply for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 2018 Omnibus Grant Solicitation. The next application deadline is April 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. local time for the following two opportunities: SBIR: PA-18-574 (R43/R44) STTR: PA-18-575 (R41/R42) Applicants to NCATS may address a range of its research priorities relevant to any stage of translational science, from target validation through pre-clinical and clinical evaluation, to intervention implementation and dissemination, including: … Continue reading

Submit Your Clinical Problem to the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design


The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design is soliciting clinical needs for their undergraduate design teams.  Submissions are due by Tuesday, March 6.  If selected, a team of 5-8 undergraduate engineers and medtech design and commercialization experts, will work to find a solution to your problem. For more information and to submit a question, visit: https://cbid.bme.jhu.edu/partners/sponsor-a-project/

Apply for the 18th Annual Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials


The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), will hold the Eighteenth Annual Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials on July 8-19, 2018, in Warrenton, Virginia. The program provides a thorough grounding in the conduct of randomized clinical trials to researchers and health professionals interested in developing competence in the planning, design, and execution of randomized clinical trials involving behavioral interventions.  Priority is given to individuals who have received their Ph.D. or MD (or equivalent) after 2011, but all researchers interested in pursuing a career in clinical … Continue reading

ICTR Partners with Stakeholders to Advance Community Engaged Research


  Since, the spring of 2017, the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) has hosted a series of forums and community wide seminars to advance community engaged research. These forums have included a diverse group of researchers, community members, service agencies, and other stakeholders in the Greater Baltimore-DC region; as well as our academic partners, University of Maryland and Morgan State University. ICTR Research Participant and Community Partnership program director, Cheryl Dennison- Himmelfarb, stated, “Members of our Community Research Advisory Council (C-RAC) and colleagues at University of Maryland and Morgan State University have been essential partners in … Continue reading

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