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Inova/University of Virginia Seed Award Recipients

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    Identification of Circulating RCNs as a Novel Predictive Biomarker of Coronary Artery Disease
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    Microdeletion Mutations and Their Correlation with MicroDNA in Humans
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    Integrated Empiric and Network Architecture Models of HDAC Inhibition
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Upcoming Events

Aug
24
Thu
Center for Innovative Technology: Funding your tech Startup @ Virginia Western Community College
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Center for Innovative Technology

Funding Your Tech Startup — State & Local Funding and Resources for Early Stage R&D

Thursday, August 24, 2017

11:00 AM – 05:30 PM

SBIR funding is one of America’s most important funding sources for early stage technology development. With over $2.5B awarded each year, it is known as “America’s Seed Fund”. Learn about this special program, and how to include as part of a funding strategy to build your business. CIT’s funding support programs will also be presented, along with updates on the RAMP Accelerator, upcoming events from RBTC, and other local programs that support early staged technology firms.

AGENDA:

  • 11AM-11:30AM – Check-in
  • 11:30AM-11:35AM – Welcome
  • 11:35AM-11:40 – SBIR/STTR Support for Virginia based co’s– Robert Brooke, Federal Funding Assistance Program, CIT.  Robert will discuss CIT’s SBIR/STTR support available to Virginia based companies, detailing the training support, mentoring, and other programs he manages.
  • 11:40AM-12:30PM — SBIR Intro, Participating Agencies, Funding Levels, Eligibility— SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) is one of America’s most important funding sources for early stage technology development. With over $2.5B awarded each year, it is known as “America’s Seed Fund”.  Learn about this special program, and how to include as part of a funding strategy to build your business.  John Davis of The SBIR Resource Center, is a leading national SBIR consultant with over 20 years of experience helping companies access SBIR.
  • 12:30-1:00PM:  Lunch Presentation –  Phase II SBIR Matching Grants. Presented by Tim Phohl, Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission
  • 1:00-2:45PM:  SBIR Tips for Early Stage Tech Firms– what makes for a good project and how can you improve your odds of funding.
  • 2:45-3:00PM:  Break
  • 3:00-3:15PM:  SBIR/STTR Support for Virginia based co’s– Robert Brooke, Federal Funding Assistance Program, CIT.  Robert will discuss CIT’s SBIR/STTR support available to Virginia based companies, detailing the training support, mentoring, and other programs he manages.
  • 3:15-3:30PM:  CIT GAP Seed Funds – Dan Henderson, Investment Director, CIT GAP Funds.  A former entrepreneur himself, Dan will provide insights into his past experiences and provide some guidance on how to consider the GAP Fund as a source of funding.
  • 3:30-3:45PM:  MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Program– Dan Henderson will provide an update on this important program for Cyber firms in Virginia.
  • 3:45-4:00PM:  Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund grants– Bob Stolle, CIT.  CRCF grants provide non-dilutive funding to Virginia’s tech firms and university researchers.  Learn about the types of projects that have recently been funded, and when the next solicitation will be announced.
  • 4:00-4:15PM:  Updates from RAMP and RBTC– Learn how the first RAMP cohort is proceeding, what the program is, plans for next accelerator cohort, and what’s new at RBTC!
  • 4:15-4:30PM:  VTC Innovation Fund– updates and overview on this new $15M fund. Presented by James Ramey, Principal & Fund Manager, Middleland Capital and VTC Innovation Fund.
  • 4:30-4:45PM: Commonwealth Ventures (Invited)
  • 4:45-6:0PM:  Networking

LOCATION:

Virginia Western Community College, 3095 Colonial Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

COST:

-Virginia Based Small Tech firms & University Personnel: $20 per person

-Current RAMP Accelerator Co’s: FREE

-Economic Developers:  $20 per person

-All Others: (Non VIrginia companies and business service providors): $75 per person

QUESTIONS:  Robert Brooke, robert.brooke@cit.org 703-689-3080

REGISTER:  Click HERE TO REGISTER

 

Aug
25
Fri
Center for Innovative Technology: Funding Sources Lunch and Learn @ Floyd Innovation Center
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Center for Innovative Technology

Friday, August 25, 2017

Technology Funding Sources from CIT

11:00 AM – 02:00 PM

The Center for Innovative Technology supports the early stage tech community across Virginia in areas that include various funding support programs. CIT’s SBIR Support Program, GAP Investment Fund program, and Commonwealth Research Commercialization Grant programs will each be featured, as an intro to the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding programs. An overview of the Floyd Innovation Center will also be presented.

AGENDA:

  • 11AM-11:15AM: Welcome Remarks
  • 11:15-11:30AM: CIT’s SBIR Support Program for Virginia based tech firms
  • 11:15-Noon: Intro to SBIR Funding. SBIR funding is known as America’s Seed Fund, providing almost 25% of all early stage capital in the US. Learn what agencies participate, what the goal of the program is, and some tips on how to proceed. Presented by Robert Brooke, CIT Federal Funding Assistance Program Noon: Lunch Served
  • 12:15-12:35PM: CIT GAP Funds and other Regional Investment Funds. The CIT GAP fund invests in high potential tech firms across Virginia. Find out if this program is a fit with your company, learn about the investment decision process, and what it takes to be an investible entrepreneur. Presented by Dan Henderson, CIT GAP Funds.
  • 12:35-1:00PM: CRCF Grant Program – the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) is a grant program for Virginia’s small technology business community and university researcher community. Learn about the types of projects that are funded, what technology sectors have been included, and when the next solicitation will likely be announced.
  • 1-1:15PM: Floyd Innovation Center Tour
  • 1:15-1:45PM: Networking & Adjourn

LOCATION:

Floyd Innovation Center, 158 Pioneer Way, Floyd, VA

COST:

-Virginia Based Small Tech firms & University Personnel: Free

-Economic Developers:  Free

-All Others: (Non Virginia companies and business service providors): $25 per person

QUESTIONS:  Robert Brooke, robert.brooke@cit.org 703-689-3080

REGISTER:  Click HERE TO REGISTER

Sep
6
Wed
Pre-proposal Deadline: Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards at the Scientific Interface
Sep 6 all-day

Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

About the Award

BWF’s Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) provide $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These awards are open to U.S. and Canadian citizens or permanent residents as well as to U.S. temporary residents.

Details

These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.

Scientific advances such as genomics, quantitative structural biology, imaging techniques, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering.

Application Process

The competition will employ a two-stage process. Pre-proposals will be reviewed and full proposal invitations will be sent by November 14, 2017.

All applicants will be required to complete a web-based questionnaire assessing their eligibility to apply for this award. If eligibility criteria are met, applicants will be automatically directed to the web-based pre-proposal application.

It is strongly recommended that potential applicants review the Request for Proposals prior to accessing the eligibility questionnaire.

Eligibility

For a full explanation of the eligibility requirements, view the Request for Proposals.

Questions

View the Frequently Asked Questions page.

If your question is not answered after reviewing the FAQs, email Rusty Kelley or Tiffanie Taylor with “2018 CASI” as the subject line.

IRB-HSR 101 Part I: Pre-Approval Issues @ IRB-HSR Offices, Suite 400
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Office of the Vice-President for Research presents:
IRB-HSR 101 Part I: Pre-Approval Issues
Dates: 9/6/17, 11/15/17
Time: 8:30 AM-12 noon
Location: IRB-HSR Offices, Suite 400, One Morton Drive, (next to Bodo’s Bagels on 29N)  4th floor conference room
Email Jean Eby to register or to obtain more information.  jmg5b@virginia.edu

Agenda:
8:30 Public Trust and the role of the IRB David Hudson
8:45 IRB Overview: History & Terminology Jean Gaare Eby
9:00 Review Types: Non-human subjects, Coded, Jean Gaare Eby Exempt, Non-engaged, Expedited, Full-Board
9:45 Break
10:00 IRB National / Local Update Susie Hoffman
10:30 IRB Online & Website Susie Hoffman
10:45 Data Security & HIPAA Susie Hoffman
11:30 Pre-review process Eileen Sembrowich
12:00 Conclude
______________________________________________________

Speakers:
David Hudson, PhD, Associate Vice-President for Research; Research; Jean Gaare Eby, ScD, Director of Human Subjects Research Education; Susie Hoffman, RN, BSN, CIP, IRB-HSR Director; Eileen Sembrowich, BS, BA, IRB-HSR Assistant Director CCRP, HSR Assistant Director CCRP, CIP

Disclosures:
Speakers: Amy Blackman, MSN, CCRC; Jean Eby, ScD; Tara Gaucher, BA; Susie Hoffman, RN, BSN, CIP; Dave Hudson, PhD; Medard Ng, PhD, CIP; Eileen Sembrowich, BS, BA, CCRP, CIP do not have any personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services.

Planning Committee: Ruth Bernheim, JD, MPH; Jean Eby, ScD; Susie Hoffman, RN, BSN, CIP do not have any personal or professional financial relationships with commercial entities producing healthcare goods and/or services.

For each 8:30-noon class:
The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)(tm). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 3.25 hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)(tm)) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for six (6) years. To obtain a copy of your continuing education transcript please go to www.cmevillage.com and click on Transcripts and follow the instructions.

Sep
7
Thu
2017 National Workshop on Developing a Resesarch Agenda for Connected Rural Communities (CRC17) @ University of Virginia
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day

The University of Virginia is convening a national workshop to define overarching challenges, explore opportunities, develop collaborations, and build strategies toward a research agenda to advance quality of life in under-connected (medium, small, remote, and rural) communities. Specifically, discussions will be through the lens of how technology, communications, and networking can advance polycentric development. The meeting will bring together researchers, practitioners, non-government and nonprofit organizations, industry partners, government representatives, and community stakeholders to identify and articulate opportunities for high-impact research.

The meeting will be held at the University of Virginia, on September 7-8th, 2017.

Due to sponsorship by the National Science Foundation, invited attendees are eligible for a stipend to offset travel costs (see workshop website for details).

POSITION PAPER: Participation in CRC17 is by invitation only. Interested members of the community must submit a position paper in order to be considered for invitation. Position papers should explore challenges and opportunities around the topics outlined in the program agenda. Proposers can take one (or more) of the following approaches to composing the position papers: (1) articulating overarching challenges in rural communities, (2) describe ongoing relevant research, or (3) propose forward-looking research efforts/agendas. Paper can be submitted at the workshop website below or at https://cps-vo.org/group/CRC17/submit-paper

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Jack Stankovic (UVA, Workshop Chair), Karen Rheuban (UVA, Co-Chair), Radha Poovendran (UW), Marcia Ward (Iowa RTRC), Mani Srivastava (UCLA), Kathy Wibberly (MATRC), Insup Lee (UPenn), Glenn Ricart (US Ignite), Tho Nguyen (UVA).

Please see the workshop website for specific agenda: https://cps-vo.org/group/CRC17
Programmatic contact: Tho Nguyen, ntho@virginia.edu
Logistical contact: Debbie Rose, dcr4f@virginia.edu or Beth Shannon, eds5h@virginia.edu

 

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