Category Archive: announcement

Funding Opportunity: ATIP Grants, Deadline February 20, 2017


Open to all Johns Hopkins Faculty The milestone-driven Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) program provides up to $100,000 over twelve months in targeted funding and project management for faculty conducting translational research projects. The ICTR is now requesting applications with a deadline for submission by 11:59 pm on Monday, February 20, 2017.  Any Johns Hopkins University faculty member interested in starting a translational project is eligible to apply, however awarded PIs may not apply for a new ATIP project within the twenty-four months following receipt of their initial award funds.  Grants are for up to $100,000 in direct costs and may not be … Continue reading

Funding Opportunity: Johns Hopkins & Kaiser Permanente Research Collaboration Grant


The Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine Research Collaboration Committee is actively requesting research proposals to foster collaborative research between the two institutions and address complex and intriguing healthcare and clinical questions vexing our health systems.  Specifically, we are looking for research proposals that are aligned with both organizations’ strategies and present opportunities to prove the synergy of the Kaiser Permanente/Johns Hopkins collaboration.  We hope to identify and fund proposals that accomplish seminal research utilizing the unique capabilities that only two such organizations as Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins have. Broadly, the goal is to support collaborative epidemiologic, health services … Continue reading

Special Seminar-NEW LOCATION: Kathy Hudson – Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule – October 5


Genome Sequencing Aids in Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer


STUDY ADVANCES POTENTIAL OF TUMOR GENOME SEQUENCING AND DNA-BASED BLOOD TESTS IN PRECISION TREATMENT AND DETECTION OF PANCREATIC CANCER In a genome-sequencing study of pancreatic cancers and blood in 101 patients, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists say they found at least one-third of the patients’ tumors have genetic mutations that may someday help guide precision therapy of their disease. Results of blood tests to detect DNA shed from tumors, they say, also predicted cancer recurrence more than half a year earlier than standard imaging methods. “Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest death rates among cancer types. Many people … Continue reading

Malaria Immunization


A VACCINE ALTERNATIVE PROTECTS MICE AGAINST MALARIA –Vectored immunoprophylaxis (VIP) injection triggers creation of antibodies that prevent malaria in 70 percent of mice A study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that injecting a vaccine-like compound into mice was effective in protecting them from malaria. The findings suggest a potential new path toward the elusive goal of malaria immunization. Mice injected with a virus genetically altered to help the rodents create an antibody designed to fight the malaria parasite produced high levels of the anti-malaria antibody. The approach, known as Vector immunoprophylaxis, or VIP, has … Continue reading