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Newsletter: February 17, 2017

Bioinformatics Pilot Project Program Call for Applications has been released. Deadline: Mon, May 15. See our website for more info, guidelines and application forms.

NIH Grant Review Process YouTube Videos give an inside look at how scientists review NIH grant apps for scientific and tech merit.

MDI Bio Lab is launching a one-week intensive course, "Applications of Organoid Tech," May 28-June 3

Learn LCM and RNAseq at a week-long summer workshop at Clemson, June 11-16. Limited to 15 participants. Apps due on or before March 17.

US Patent & Trademark office Intellectual Property Webinars for SBIR/STTR Grantees. Several available throughout March.

NAIPI Big Genomics Data Skills Training Courses: 
• Course for grad sch faculty
• Course for undergrad profs

Registration Open for Spr 2017 NIH Regional Seminar on Prog Funding & Grants Admin, New Orleans

SC EPSCoR/IDeA will be hosting free State-wide Conference April 4 in Columbia

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SC INBRE network institutions receive national recognition: Two of the SC INBRE network institutions – Furman University and Clemson University – were recently recognized by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Both were in the top three schools to receive the 2016 Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment (AURA) which recognizes institutions that have developed exemplary programs providing high-quality research experiences for undergraduates. Learn more

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News for October 14, 2016  

  • We have been hard at work in the SC INBRE Admin offices. You will begin to hear more about upcoming features and procedures in the next few months. NEW starting this week is I am INBRE, a weekly feature on the people involved with SC INBRE. Some weeks will feature students, some weeks will have faculty or staff. Want to be featured? Contact Cyndy. (These articles will also be posted on our website and social media.)
  • Converse College SC INBRE student Ashley Thompson ('18, Biochem) was featured on CC's Community News: Shout-outs & Accolades from the Converse Community page this past week. See it here
  • A special "Thank you!" to two of our Comprehensive Research Universities (USC and Clemson) for sheltering students from our network coastal schools during Hurricane Matthew! Thanks especially to USC for evacuating and housing 50+ College of Charleston students and to Clemson for housing almost 60 Coastal Carolina students and staff during last weekend's hurricane.

News for October 7, 2016  

  • SC INBRE thanks Dr. Harris Pastides, president of USC, for sending busses to College of Charleston to evacuate 50+ students and for keeping them safe of the USC Columbia campus during Hurricane Matthew. If any students from any of our network schools from the coast – Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, MUSC or USC Beaufort – are in the Columbia area and need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for you!
  • The newsletter format changed on September 9th. Do you like it? Do you want to receive a back issue? Is there something different you'd like to see? Please send your feedback to us.

NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 

  • A new SC INBRE web site will be coming soon. If you have not done so lately, please visit the current web site and let us know of any changes to the current information and/or anything you would like to see added.
  • We need your news and announcements - have you published a paper or received a grant supported by SC INBRE funds? Are you having a meeting that would be of interest or appropriate for INBRE members to attend? etc. Please send your information to Cyndy to be added to future eNewsletters, the web site and social media.
  • AnchorIntroducing the new SC INBRE logos: In working to update the look of SC INBRE, new logos have been created. The new logo is available in both a horizontal version and a stacked version (see logo at top of this page for horizontal example). Additionally, companion logos – incorporating the institutional name – have been created. The colors for the new logo are black and Pantone Matching System 295C Indigo Blue (the official PMS color of the State of South Carolina). The font, Tabarra, is available as a free download. You can request the logos from Cyndy Buckhaults, SC INBRE Manager for Communications, Public Relations and Finances. When you make your logo request, please let Cyndy know what file format and which version(s) you would like sent to you. 

NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 

  • It's National Postdoc Appreciation Week, Sept. 19-23. SC INBRE recognizes our INBRE-funded Postdoctoral Fellows and thanks you for your hard work furthering research and discovery in the biomedical sciences!
  • In Press: Dr. Alison Roark, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Furman University, along with two students, Judith Carlisle and Grant Murphy, recently received acceptance for a publication in Symbiosis. This publication is a direct result of SC INBRE funding. Learn more
  • A new SC INBRE web site will be coming soon. If you have not done so lately, please visit the current web site and let us know of any changes to the current information and/or anything you would like to see added. 
  • AnchorMeet John Clarkson, new SC INBRE Program Manager: John, who will be performing most of Kiona Thomas's duties, can be contacted at (803) 216-3469 or via email. Prior to joining SC INBRE, John worked for SC DHEC as the project coordinator/data manager for a muscular dystrophy surveillance research project. Before that, John worked for USC (beginning in 2008) as a research specialist and project manager for a variety of grant-funded projects in the School of Public Health and the Family Medicine Department in the School of Medicine. He is grateful to have an opportunity to work with everyone involved with SC INBRE. John earned both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from USC and met his wife while he was a graduate student and she was working in the Department of Theatre and Dance. 
  • Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) course designed to educate participants on the key principles of how to effectively conduct clinical research. The course will run Sept. 2016 to April 2017. Learn more

NEWS SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 

  • SC INBRE welcomes John Clarkson as the new Program Manager. John, who just started his position with us today (Fri, Sept 16), can be reached at scinbre@gmail.com. More about John will be in next week's newsletter.
  • In Press: Dr. David Hollis, associate professor in the Department of Biology at Furman University, along with two students, Anna Downs and Katie Scholles, recently received acceptance for a publication in Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy. This publication is a direct result of SC INBRE funding. Learn more >
  • The SC INBRE web site will be overhauled in the near future. If you have not done so lately, please visit the current web site and let us know of any changes to the current information and/or anything you would like to see added. 
  • Did you miss last week's eNewsletter? Please email Cyndy Buckhaults, SC INBRE Manager for Communications, Public Relations and Finances or see the News tab on our web site.

NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 

  • SC INBRE wishes to congratulate Dr. Erin Wamsley at Furman University on being awarded a $347,000 R15 Area grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to study the effect of waking rest on memory. Wasmley was supported last summer as one of the recipients of the INBRE Faculty Fellows program (as selected by SC INBRE's review process). Learn more >
  • The External Advisory Committee (EAC) elected Dr. Nancy Mills as the new Chair. The entire SC INBRE Network welcomes Dr. Mills in her new role, and wishes to extend a warm "thank you" to the former EAC Chair, Dr. Clifford HoustonLearn more >
  • SC INBRE would like to wish Dr. Bill Pirkle of USC Aiken a long and happy retirement. Pirkle has held various leadership roles with the SC Academy of Science and Junior Academy, at his own institution and beyond.
  • SC INBRE welcomes Dr. Daren Timmons, Dean of the College of Sciences and Engineering at USC Aiken, who will take Dr. Pirkle’s place on the Steering Committee. 

PAST SC INBRE NEWS

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Birgbauer on his new AREA grant! See http://www.winthrop.edu/news-events/article.aspx?id=35515 for details

The SC INBRE community mourns the passing of Dr. W. Scott Argraves, Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC. Scott, who joined MUSC in 1995, established and directed a vigorous research program, continually funded by NIH over almost two decades, centered on extracellular matrix and receptor biology with a strong focus on cardivascular development and disease.  He also established and directed the MUSC Proteogenomics Core Facility, the first of its kind in the state. Scott was an active participant in the SC INBRE network in many capacities over the years. He directed the Bioinformatics Core in SC INBRE I, and served as a mentor and collaborator to target faculty and students in the network. He initiated the Bioinformatics Pilot Project program that is a main feature of the Bioinformatics Core to this day. He was a friend to many of us, and we will miss him dearly.  Please visit http://www.mcalister-smith.com/book-of-memories/1867720/Argraves-William... for information, and to leave a message for Scott's family.

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