Masonic Cancer Center

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MCC Update 04-08-14

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Update is an official newsletter of the Masonic Cancer Center for faculty, members, staff, colleagues, and friends. All submissions for the next issue must be sent to Sandi Sherman, sherm019@umn.edu, by Noon on the Fridays for publication the following Tuesday.


April 8, 2014

Today's Seminar

No seminar this week due to AACR meeting.

A peek at next week's seminar:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1-125 CCRB
RPN13 as a target for cancer therapy
Richard Roden, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University

Hosted by the Gynecologic Oncology Translational Working Group

Seminar will be simulcast to 450 MCRB. Shuttles to CCRB are also available and may be boarded in front of Variety Club Heart Clinic on E. River Parkway. See website for details on pick-up time.


In This Issue

News

Professional Education

Events

Funding Opportunities 


News

Members in the news

The work of the Masonic Cancer Center that brings together basic science researchers and clinicians in veterinary and human medicine is featured in the University of Minnesota’s Discover.

Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D., associate director of Cancer Prevention and Control, was quoted in a story about e-cigarettes in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology.

NCI renews Masonic Cancer Center as a Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Academic Health Center issued a news release announcing that the National Cancer Institute has renewed its designation of the Masonic Cancer Center as a comprehensive cancer center. The reviewers recommended support for the center of nearly $20M over the next five years. Final funding levels are still being determined by the NCI.  Read more.

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Professional Education

April 8, 2014: Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science seminar series
1:25 p.m., B-75 Amundson Hall
A Comprehensive Approach to Cancer Treatment Using Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Basic Engineering to In Vivo Studies
Madeline Torres Lugo, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico

April 9, 2014: Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Lecture Series
12:15-1:15 p.m., 2-690 Moos Tower
Why aren’t we screening as frequently as we used to for cervical cancer?
Shalini Kulasingham, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

April 11, 2013: 52nd Annual J.S. and H.R. Blumenthal Memorial Lectureship
12 p.m., 2-470 PWB
Transcriptional programmes in T cells
Anjana Rao, Ph.D., Professor, LaJolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2008

Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by: Center for Immunology, Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

April 16, 2014: Leveraging Electronic Health Records (HER) for Your Research
This career development seminar will focus on how EHR data can be used for grant applications, studies, recruitment efforts, and more. Attendees will also learn about the EHR data available to researchers via the U of M’s clinical data repository from speakers Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Genevieve Melton-Meaux, MD, and Connie W. Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI. RSVP by April 15 to ctsieduc@umn.edu to reserve a lunch.

April 18, 2014: Help Launch Kill Cancer
7 p.m., Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
Fundraising event for cancer research at the University of Minnesota featuring Dave Pirner, Silverback Colony, Communist Daughter, Willie Murphy and special guests Taj Raj. For ticket information visit the website. For more information about Kill Kancer, visit their website.

April 27-30, 2014: International Conference on One Medicine One Science
The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN  55414
Hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Academic Health Center and the Office of the Vice President for Research in partnership with allied national and international agencies. For more information visit the website.

May 6-7, 2014: Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities
Collins Airhihenbuwa, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Global Health and Culture Project, Department of Behavioral Health, Pennsylvania State University

May 6, 2014: Community Dialogue with Dr. Airhihenbuwa
2:30 p.m., location to be announced

May 7, 2014: Culture, Race, and Research: Negotiating the Journey Between the Head and the Heart
11:45 a.m.-1:05 p.m., Mayo Auditorium

Visit the Education and Training Opportunities web page for more conference and special lecture listings.

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Events

April 12, 2014: Rein in Sarcoma Mini-Medical School: Finding Cures for Sarcoma Cancers
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building, 2231 6th Street SE, Minneapolis
The 2014 Rein in Sarcoma (RIS)  Mini-Medical School: "Going to the Dogs"—Finding Cures for Sarcomas through Canine Research will be presented in collaboration with University of MN School of Veterinary Medicine and will highlight the very promising sarcoma research being conducted by the U of MN College of Veterinary Medicine under the leadership of Dr. Jamie Modiano.  The event is free to all RIS supporters. Click for more details and to register.

April 18, 2014: Help Launch Kill Kancer
7 p.m., Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
Fundraising event for cancer research at the University of Minnesota featuring Dave Pirner, Silverback Colony, Communist Daughter, Willie Murphy and special guests Taj Raj. For ticket information visit the website. For more information about Kill Cancer visit their website.

May 9, 2014: Hippocrates Cafe: The Sarcoma Journey
6:30 p.m., Mill City Clinic, 901 S. Second St., Suite A, Minneapolis, MN 55415; $20 per person
Join us for an evening, May 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., when Hippocrates Cafe productions use professional actors and musicians to explore complex healthcare topics. The Sarcoma Stories performance and exhibit will explore the human side of being a sarcoma patient, family member, friend or healthcare giver.

Creator and producer of Hippocrates Cafe, Dr. Hallberg is an assistant professor in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, medical director at Mill City Clinic and a medical commentator for Minnesota Public Radio. Registration is limited to 100 participants. To register visit the website.

May 17, 2014: Save the Date: Cancer Survivorship Series
8 a.m.-1 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, 200 Oak Street, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
The 2014 Cancer Survivorship Conference will focus on questions and issues survivors and their families often face after cancer treatment or following stem-cell transplantation. The emphasis is on educating and empowering survivors so they are better able to advocate for themselves and lead full and productive lives. Join us for this educational conference which will focus on exercise and wellness for the cancer survivor. Read more.

Visit the Community Events and Outreach page for more information.

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Funding Opportunities

Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers (U54)
(PAR-14-169)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): June 9, 2014; February 26, 2015; November 25, 2015
Funding: $1.5M/year for up to 5 years

KL2 Scholars Career Development Program
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Application Receipt Date: May 15, 2014
Funding: 75% salary support (up to $100,000 inclusive of fringe), $25,000 in research funds, and $1,000 travel funds per year for three years

Program Project Development Grant
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: May 6, 2014
Application Receipt Date: August 23, 2014
Funding: $300,000/yr for 3 years

Liz Tilberis Early Career Award
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: May 6, 2014
Application Receipt Date: August 23, 2014
Funding: $150,000/yr for 3 years

Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: May 6, 2014
Application Receipt Date: August 23, 2014
Funding: $75,000 over 1-2 years

2014 Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)
Department of Defense
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: ranges from May 15 – August 1, 2014
Application Receipt Date: rages from May 28 – August 15, 2014
Funding: varies.  See specific announcements for additional information.

Visit the Funding Opportunities Web page to see listings previously published in Update. A list of organizations that provide funding for cancer research is also provided there.

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