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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

Jul
31
Mon
Faculty Development Workshop: Cool it Down with Teach-back when Low Health Literacy turns Up the Heat @ University of Virginia Health Sciences Library - The Mill
Jul 31 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Cool It Down with Teach-back when Low Health Literacy turns Up the Heat

Monday, July 17, 2017, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Register
Monday, July 24, 2017, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 pm Register
Monday, July 31, 2017, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Register
The MILL, Health Sciences Library
Presented by Lydia Witman, MLIS, Patient & Family Library Manager, Health Sciences Library. Description: You and your patients all must navigate the complicated world of American healthcare, which requires many different skills. A person’s level of ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services is called that person’s “health literacy” level. Do you know what to do when your patient or their caregiver has low health literacy? In this session, learn techniques and resources available to help you help your patients stay healthy, with better health literacy. (1 CME credit)
Aug
9
Wed
Research Communication Workshop: Speaking of Research @ University of Virginia, Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do people understand your research when you talk about it? You’re an expert researcher; are you also an expert communicator? Have you experienced the glazed eye response from congressional panels, conference attendees, funding organizations, or students? If so, perhaps you could use a communication update.

Join us for the inaugural UVA “Speaking of Research” communication workshop. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Provost Office, Faculty Development.

You will learn straightforward techniques to communicate your research to any audience. Sessions will allow you to practice speaking about your research in an engaged and supportive environment.

The workshop will include:
• small group activities;
• short, in-session exercises to help assess, speak to and motivate non-specialist audiences;
• small group coaching feedback sessions on your current three-minute research pitch.
• key concepts and tools you can use to communicate your research more effectively to multiple audiences.

Workshop sessions are designed to help you:
• Fine tune your audience analysis skills
• Minimize jargon and maximize message impact
• Design messages audiences will hear, understand and act upon
• Practice, practice, practice—with session coaches and inter-/intra-disciplinary peers
Date: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Time: 8:00am-12:00pm Full breakfast at 8:00 am, program starts promptly at 9:00 am.
Location: Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room
Cost: Free to UVA Faculty Members

Register by clicking here before Friday, July 21st.

Instructors and Facilitators
Kristen Atkins, M.D., Pathology, Residency Program Director
Amy Clobes, Ph.D., Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, Director of Professional Development
Janet Cross, Ph.D., SOM, Assistant Dean for Graduate Research and Training & Dept of Pathology
Jane Fletcher, Alumni Association, Marketing Information Analyst
Jerry Floro, Ph.D., SEAS, Materials Science, Associate Chair, Professor
Marlit Hayslett, SEAS, Dean’s Office, Director of Research Messaging
Mike Hilinski, Ph.D., CLAS, Chemistry, Assistant Professor
Rebecca Latimer, Ph.D., VPR, Research Program Officer
Marcia Pentz McIntire, School of Commerce, Assistant Professor, Management Communication

Questions/additional information:
Marlit Hayslett
mah2rw@virginia.edu

Courtesy of:
Steven S. Wasserman, PhD
Assistant Dean for Research
University of Virginia School of Medicine
PO Box 800793
McKim Hall, Room 3027
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0793
Tel: (434) 243-7088
Fax: (434) 982-0874

Research Communication Workshop: Speaking of Research @ University of Virginia, Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm

Location: Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Cost: Free to UVA Faculty Members rsvp required

Join us! Register by clicking here before Thursday, July 27st.

Do people understand your research when you talk about it? You’re an expert researcher; are you also an expert communicator? Have you experienced the glazed eye response from congressional panels, conference attendees, funding organizations, or students? If so, perhaps you could use a communication update.

Join us for the inaugural UVA “Speaking of Research” communication workshop. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Provost Office, Faculty Development.

You will learn straightforward techniques to communicate your research to any audience. Sessions will allow you to practice speaking about your research in an engaged and supportive environment.

The workshop will include:

  • small group activities;
  • short, in-session exercises to help assess, speak to and motivate non-specialist audiences;
  • small group coaching feedback sessions on your current three-minute research pitch.
  • key concepts and tools you can use to communicate your research more effectively to multiple audiences.

Workshop sessions are designed to help you:

  • Fine tune your audience analysis skills
  • Minimize jargon and maximize message impact
  • Design messages audiences will hear, understand and act upon
  • Practice, practice, practice-with session coaches and inter-/intra-disciplinary peers

Instructors and Facilitators

Kristen Atkins, M.D. Pathology, Residency Program Director

Amy Clobes, Ph.D. Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, Director of Professional Development

Janet Cross, Ph.D. SOM, Assistant Dean for Graduate Research and Training & Dept of Pathology

Jane Fletcher Alumni Association, Marketing Information Analyst

Marlit Hayslett SEAS, Dean’s Office, Director of Research Messaging

Mike Hilinski, Ph.D. CLAS, Chemistry, Assistant Professor

Rebecca Latimer, Ph.D. VPR, Research Program Officer

Marcia Pentz McIntire School of Commerce, Assistant Professor, Management Communication

Questions? or need more information?

Please contact Marlit Hayslett, mah2rw@virginia.edu

Register here.

Aug
17
Thu
Center for Innovative Technology: SBIR Funding at DOD and DHS @ Eastern Foundry Offices
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Virginia PTAP eCenter Direct

 Aug 17, 2017 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
 8/17/2017 8:00 AM (EDT)
Open – 35 places remaining
Anna Urman (703) 277-7750
Virginia PTAP – Central Virginia
$35.00 Registration Policies
Eastern Foundry’s Rosslyn office, 1100 Wilson Blvd #1000, Arlington VA 22209

          

Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program and the Center for Innovative Technology are proud to present this special intro to the non-dilutive SBIR and STTR programs.  Learn who the participating agencies are, qualification requirements, solicitation schedules, how contracting and granting agencies differ, and how to plan your approach to these important programs.  Attendees will also be able to hear from and meet with Department of Defense SBIR program managers.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants and contracts are called “America’s Seed Fund”, providing over $2.5B in funding to small startup and early stage technology companies each year. Awards are $150K-$1.5M and fund early stage, high risk R&D that has a good chance of commercialization if the early technology risk is mitigated.

Virginia PTAP provides training, counseling, and other technical assistance to Virginia’s businesses who want to participate in the government procurement process, whether federal, state, or local.  The Center for Innovative Technology helps Virginia companies and university spinout applicants to learn about the programs and help them with the process. Live workshops, webinars, mentoring, consultant referrals, and other support provides Virginia’s small tech firms with the tools needed to improve their proposal development efforts. Eastern Foundry is a collaborative workspace that offers government contractors the insight and resources they need to succeed in the federal market. They facilitate an immersive network of small businesses dedicated to bringing innovation to the government.

AGENDA:

  • 11:30-Noon:  Check-In, Lunch served
  • Noon-1PM:  Intro to SBIR/STTR & Support for Virginia Co’s,
    • Robert Brooke, Dir. Federal Funding Programs, CIT
  • 1:00-1:30PM: Support for new Government Contractors
    • Anna Urman, Dir., VirginiaPTAP and Geoff Orazem, CEO, Eastern Foundry
  • 1:30-1:45:  BREAK
  • 3:15-4:30:  One on Ones with Agencies, Virginia PTAP and CIT

COST (includes lunch and parking in the 1100 Wilson garage)$35

PARTNERS:

               

Exhibit Opportunities available
Registration Policies:
Please review information about registration and fees, our refund policy, special accommodations, and inclement weather here.
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

 

 

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