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Meet NIH & HHS in New Orleans for the NIH Regional Seminar, May 3-5!

Doctor Michael Lauer
Dr. Michael Lauer is NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research, serving as the principal scientific leader and advisor to the NIH Director on the NIH extramural research program.

Do you remember walking into the person’s office down the hall from you when you needed to ask a question, instead of “popping” them an email, instant message, or text? There’s no disputing that the digital age definitely has its advantages – making information sharing faster, cheaper, and more convenient, and allowing us to communicate locally and abroad in seconds. But in this fast paced world of instant communication – the internet, email, and all of our social media choices – sometimes we forget how valuable face-to-face interactions can be.

That is exactly one of the reasons I love the NIH Regional Seminars on Grant Funding and Program Administration. The seminars give me the opportunity to join over 60 of my fellow NIH and HHS faculty in sharing our knowledge and perspectives to attendees who are eager to learn how to navigate NIH, know the latest NIH initiatives, and understand how NIH and HHS policies affect their role in working on NIH grants. The seminars cover the basics that can help you understand how to find funding, write a grant application, manage a grant award, and comply with policies. But they also offer sessions that are a more advanced, including subjects you would see here on my blog. Some of those hot topic discussions include upcoming changes in how we will be supporting and providing oversight of clinical trials, as well as diversity in the biomedical research workforce. There are career planning sessions where we highlight topics related to getting your first NIH award and administrative topics such as how to manage international collaborations.

Perhaps even more valuable than formal presentations, in my mind, are the opportunities these events provide you and our faculty to interact….to meet, learn, and share from one another. Throughout the seminars, we offer opportunities to meet individually with our faculty to make connections, ask questions, and share perspectives.

Details on the NIH Regional Seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana (May 3-5) can be found on our website, and registration is open now. If the spring seminar location or dates aren’t ideal for you, then please consider our second seminar of 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland (October 25-27).

I look forward to seeing and meeting face-to-face with some of you there!

2017 NIH Regional Seminar – New Orleans this May! Save Now & Share the News!

Ready to jazz up your NIH knowledge or know someone who could use such an opportunity?

Well, get ready to join over 60 NIH & HHS experts at the 2017 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration, taking place May 3-5, 2017 in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana.  If you are already a seasoned administrator or researcher, then share the news with your colleagues! Early Registration Rates end March 3, so act now!

Join Us at the Seminar

The NIH Regional Seminar is the ideal place to gain a better understanding of the NIH Grants Process and Policies.  Get the latest news and updates on Clinical Trials, Diversity in Extramural Research, Rigor & Reproducibility, electronic Research Administration, Contracts, a Mock Study Section Meeting, Intellectual Property, NIH Programs, Grants Compliance, Humans and Animals in Research, and so much more.  (Check out even more samples on the New Orleans website “Welcome” page.)

In addition to the two-day seminar, this year we have seven pre-seminar workshops! These opportunities include a full day workshop from the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and OER, as well as half day workshops provided by the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), electronic Research Administration (eRA), and the Division of Extramural Inventions & Technology Resources (DEITR).

For full details on these workshops and the full agenda for the seminar, please visit our website at https://regionalseminars.od.nih.gov/neworleans2017/.

If the dates don’t work for you in New Orleans, the final 2017 NIH Regional Seminar will be held in Baltimore, MD Baltimore, MD, October 25-27.  Registration for Baltimore opens soon.

Share Information with your Colleagues

We also encourage you to share the event with your network. Here are some suggestions:

  • Post on social media (sample tweets below)

NEW ORLEANS ONLY:

o   Jazz up your knowledge of the NIH grants process at the #NIH Regional Seminar-New Orleans. http://bit.ly/2k9XBEo @NIHgrants

o   Join us/me for the #NIHsem on May 3-5 in New Orleans! @NIHgrants http://bit.ly/2k9XBEo

BALTIMORE ONLY:

o   Join us/me for the #NIHsem on Oct. 25-27 in Baltimore! @NIHgrants http://bit.ly/2ly2R6l

NEW ORLEANS & BALTIMORE:

o   Don’t miss out on a 2017 NIH Regional Seminar to learn the latest NIH grants polices! #NIHSem http://bit.ly/2l7kKrA @NIHgrants

o   2017 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding & Grants Administration – #NIHSem http://bit.ly/2l7kKrA @NIHgrants

 

Download and print the attached New Orleans event flyer for your colleagues.

Register now! Rates increase after March 3, so lock in your spot at $300. All this is taking place in the midst of the New Orleans Jazz Festival!  That means rooms are also filling fast at the seminar hotel, the New Orleans Marriott, so make your reservation today!

We hope to see you and/or your colleagues at one of the 2017 NIH Regional Seminars!

Invitation for Idaho’s Medical Researchers: Patent Disclosures

PATENT DISCLOSURES
What to Disclose and Why to Disclose
featuring Molly Kocialski, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO

The CORE is hosting a special event for Idaho’s professors and researchers

March 8th
4:00-6:00PM
​Telaya Wine Co.
240 E. 32nd St.
Garden City, Idaho

This event is hosted by The CORE and is provided at no cost to attendees.
RSVPs are required, please email kylieholm@thecoreidaho.com
by March 3rd.
The meeting will feature a one hour presentation by Molly Kosialski, who will discuss what to disclose during research, patents, why to disclose. The presentation will be followed by a one hour networking session where Idaho’s Medical Researchers can meet each other and learn about other research being conducted in the State.

Director oPicturef the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark OfficeAs the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Kocialski ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.
Ms. Kocialski brings more than 20 years of intellectual property experience to the USPTO. Most recently, Ms. Kocialski was the Senior Patent Counsel for Oracle America, Inc, where she was responsible for managing an active patent prosecution docket and was also responsible for all of the post-grant procedures and patent investigations for Oracle and its subsidiaries. Prior to Oracle, she worked at Qwest Corporation and was also in private practice in both New York and Colorado focusing on intellectual property litigation for multiple high-tech companies while maintaining an active prosecution docket.
Ms. Kocialski is a recognized IP leader in the Rocky Mountain region. Ms. Kocialski currently serves on the Colorado Federal Executive Board’s Executive Committee. Ms. Kocialski is the Vice President of the Colorado IP Inn of Court and was previously the Chair of the Planning Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado IP Inn of Court. Further, Ms. Kocialski is a member of the Planning Committee for the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute, an annual two-day conference on intellectual property that attracts over 500 attendees. She was the Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Colorado Bar Association and served on the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors. Ms. Kocialski served as the head of the IP Committee and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and served on the National IP Committee of the Association of the Corporate Counsel. In 2015, Ms. Kocialski was recognized by ManagingIP magazine as one of its North America Corporate IP Stars.
Ms. Kocialski is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. Ms. Kocialski is a registered patent attorney and is admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the New York and Colorado state bars as well as to the United States Courts in those jurisdictions.

Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) – Webcasts – February 24th

ANNOUNCEMENT:

There are two ‘Live’ CARMA webcasts upcoming on Friday, February 24th in the Imagination Lab in the Micron Business and Economics Building (MBEB 2302).

  • 10 a.m. Dr. Nathan Podsakoff, Associate Professor of Management and Organization, University of Arizona will speak on the topic of “Method Variance”
  • 11:15 a.m. Dr. Dan Newman, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will speak on the topic of “Measurement Problems”A full list of the live webcasts can be found at this link.

Please consider registering at the CARMA site for additional membership benefits. Since Boise State University is now an institutional member, once you complete your registration using your Boise State email address, you will have individual access to many benefits.

To check out the CARMA website, please go here.

Save the Date for Research Computing Days Feb. 16-17

Re-submitted from: Boise State University News Page

Research Computing DaysSave the date for Research Computing Days Feb. 16-17, two days of presentations and workshops dealing with scientific computing. Events are from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day in the Student Union Building. Events include:

  • Software Carpentry Courses in Unix Shell, Git, Python, MATLAB, and R (Space is limited. Use the online registration form.)
  • Special guest speaker talks on Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE), including “What the Heck is Supercomputing?”
  • Buzz Session: Pizza and Posters to share and explore computational and data-intensive research being done by students at Boise State (please encourage students to participate using the online submission form
  • Lightning talks presented by Boise State researchers
  • Resources Fair and a FREE Appetizer Lunch sponsored by OIT
  • User Group Kickoff for Python, MATLAB, and R

Research Computing Days is free for anyone in the campus research community, from graduate assistants to established researchers. See the agenda or find the Software Carpentry registration form at https://rcs.boisestate.edu/research-computing-days. For more information, email researchcomputing@boisestate.edu.

Call for Applications – 2017 Osher Institute Faculty Grant

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State invites full-time tenured, tenure-track and research faculty to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to support research, projects or scholarly work.

The application deadline is March 1. For an application and more information, visit osher.boisestate.edu.

The Osher Faculty Grant is supported by the generosity of the Osher Institute and its members for the benefit of Boise State faculty. Funding is intended to defray expenses related to the proposed project; it is not a stipend. This is the fifth year of the Osher Faculty Grant program, which has awarded a total of $69,000 since it was established.

Past recipients include Andrew Finstuen, Cheryl Jorcyk, Peter Mulner and Linda Marie Zaerr.

The Osher Institute is a membership-based, lifelong learning program for intellectually curious adults age 50 and older. It is offered through the Division of Extended Studies and offers a variety of college-level, noncredit lectures, short courses, trips, and special events.

Save the Date! 1st Annual GMap Region 6 Meeting May 11-13, 2017

GMaP Region 6 1st Annual Meeting Dates

Thursday | May 11 | 6-8PM
Welcome Reception & Dinner

Location: TBD

Friday | May 12 | 8AM-5PM
Utah Cancer Action Network (UCAN) 2017 Conference*

Marriott Library at the University of Utah

*All costs associated with the UCAN conference will be covered by GMaP for any Region 6 Meeting attendees.

Saturday | May 13 | 8AM-3PM
GMaP Region 6 Meeting

Marriott Library at the University of Utah

Registration coming soon — contact Anne Reineke (via email, anna.reineke@hci.utah.edu or by phone, (801) 213-4234) with questions, or visit the website for additional information!

Travel Scholarships are available. Apply now using the online Travel Stipend Application.

Jazz Up Your Knowledge of NIH at the Spring 2017 NIH Regional Seminar in New Orleans

NIH will hold two NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2017. This seminar is a great opportunity for investigators early in your career, research administrators and anyone new to working with the NIH grants process to connect with NIH and HHS staff in a central location. Attendees have the opportunity to meet individually through 1:1 meetings, as well as connect through presentations on topics that include the NIH peer review process and grant writing, finding the right funding opportunity, animals and human subjects in research, pre- and post- award management, electronic research administration, diversity in biomedical research, special programs, and so much more.  Pre-seminar workshops are also available for those wanting to delve further into areas such as Intellectual Property, Human Subjects Protections, electronic grants systems, and NIH grants pre-award policies and processes in “Administrator’s Boot Camp.”

Registration for the May seminar in New Orleans is now open. Don’t delay: sign up soon to learn all about NIH grants process, policies, and tools. While on the site, check out additional information about early registration rates, a draft agenda of sessions, and more!  Updates for these and future NIH Regional Seminars are available via the Nexus, the NIH Regional Seminar Listserv, and NIH Guide notices.

Re-posted from National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research

Exclusively for Idaho Researchers – Save the Date

PATENT DISCLOSURES
What to Disclose and Why to Disclose
featuring Molly Kocialski, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO

The CORE is hosting a special event for Idaho’s professors and researchers

March 8th
4:00-6:00PM
​Telaya Wine Co.
240 E. 32nd St.
Garden City, Idaho

The meeting will feature a one hour presentation by Molly Kosialski, who will discuss what to disclose during research, patents, why to disclose. The presentation will be followed by a one hour networking session where Idaho’s Medical Researchers can meet each other and learn about other research being conducted in the State.


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Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark OfficeAs the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Kocialski ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.
Ms. Kocialski brings more than 20 years of intellectual property experience to the USPTO. Most recently, Ms. Kocialski was the Senior Patent Counsel for Oracle America, Inc, where she was responsible for managing an active patent prosecution docket and was also responsible for all of the post-grant procedures and patent investigations for Oracle and its subsidiaries. Prior to Oracle, she worked at Qwest Corporation and was also in private practice in both New York and Colorado focusing on intellectual property litigation for multiple high-tech companies while maintaining an active prosecution docket.
Ms. Kocialski is a recognized IP leader in the Rocky Mountain region. Ms. Kocialski currently serves on the Colorado Federal Executive Board’s Executive Committee. Ms. Kocialski is the Vice President of the Colorado IP Inn of Court and was previously the Chair of the Planning Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado IP Inn of Court. Further, Ms. Kocialski is a member of the Planning Committee for the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute, an annual two-day conference on intellectual property that attracts over 500 attendees. She was the Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Colorado Bar Association and served on the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors. Ms. Kocialski served as the head of the IP Committee and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel and served on the National IP Committee of the Association of the Corporate Counsel. In 2015, Ms. Kocialski was recognized by ManagingIP magazine as one of its North America Corporate IP Stars.
Ms. Kocialski is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. Ms. Kocialski is a registered patent attorney and is admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the New York and Colorado state bars as well as to the United States Courts in those jurisdictions.

New Peer Review Videos for Applicants and Reviewers

Re-submitted from: NIH Extramural Nexus

NIH’s Center for Scientific Review posted recordings of their most recent webinar series on peer review.

CSR is the portal for receipt and referral of NIH grant applications, and, for the majority of those applications, carries out the peer review process for assessing scientific and technical merit.