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Funding Opportunities, August 30

NIH Opportunities

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  • NIH Standard Deadlinesfor Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
  • NIH Roadmap Initiatives Metabolomics Core for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II (U01)(RFA-RM-17-015)
  • NIH Roadmap Initiatives Sequencing Core(s) for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II (U01)(RFA-RM-17-016)
  • NIH Roadmap Initiatives Model Organisms Screening Center for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II (U54)(RFA-RM-17-017)
  • NIH Roadmap Initiatives Coordinating Center for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II (U01)(RFA-RM-17-018)
  • NIH Roadmap Initiatives Clinical Sites for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) Phase II (U01)(RFA-RM-17-019)
  • NIH BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01) (RFA-MH-18-500)
  • NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Dynamic Neuroimmune Interactions in the Transition from Normal CNS Function to Disorders (R01) (RFA-AA-18-007)
  • NIH Clinical and Epidemiological Research on Chronic Disease in the Caribbean (R01)(PAR-17-470)
  • NIH Limited Competition: Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Transition Award (R00) (PAR-17-450)
  • NCATS Bench Testing Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies (UG3/UH3)(PAR-17-465)
  • NCI Biology of Lung, and Head, and Neck Preneoplasias (R01)(PA-17-459)
  • NCI Biology of Lung, and Head, and Neck Preneoplasias (R21)(PA-17-460)
  • NCI Biology of Lung, and Head, and Neck Preneoplasias (R21)(PAR-17-460)
  • NCI Consortium on Translational Research in Early Detection of Liver Cancer (Clinical and Research Centers (U01)(RFA-CA-17-025)
  • NCI Coordinating Center for the Consortium of Translational Research in Early Detection of Liver Cancer (U24)(RFA-CA-17-028)
  • NCI / NHLBI Limited Competition: A Data Resource for Analyzing Blood and Marrow Transplants (U24)(RFA-CA-17-031)
  • NHLBI Continuation of Existing Grant Based Epidemiology Cohort Studies in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases and Disorders (U01)(PAR-17-338)
  • NHLBI / NCI NIAID Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38)(RFA-HL-18-023)
  • NIAAA Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network Late Phase Clinical Trials and Observational Studies (Collaborative U01)(RFA-AA-18-002)
  • NIAAA Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network Translational Research (U01)(RFA-AA-18-003)
  • NIAAA Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network Data Coordinating Center (U24)(RFA-AA-18-004)
  • NIAAA Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network Clinical Pilot Trials (U01)(RFA-AA-18-005)
  • NIAAA Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical and Translational Network Basic and Pre-Clinical Research (UH2/UH3)(RFA-AA-18-006)
  • NIAAA Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Research Data (R01) (PA-17-467)

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UT Awarded Grant from Maddie’s Fund to Study Barriers to Veterinary Care Nationwide

Pet equity: Simone Dalmeri /Unsplash

Simone Dalmeri /Unsplash

The Access to Veterinary Care Coalition is pleased to announce a $391,420 Maddie’s Fund grant to UT’s College of Social Work. The grant will fund a nationwide study identifying barriers to veterinary care experienced by pet owners and veterinary services providers and document existing strategies to deliver veterinary care to underserved pet owners.

This will be the largest and most comprehensive study of barriers, existing practices, and public policy about access to veterinary care in the United States to date. At least 23 million pets live with families at or below the poverty line, and millions more live in financially struggling middle-class households that cannot afford veterinary care.

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Robert Nobles to Serve as Interim Vice Chancellor

Robert NoblesRobert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research, has been named interim vice chancellor for research and engagement effective September 1.

Vice Chancellor Taylor Eighmy will leave the university at the end of the month to become president of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

“Robert is well qualified to help us continue the great momentum for increasing research grants and contracts, strengthening our partnerships, and supporting the research, creative activity, and outreach efforts of our faculty and students. He brings great knowledge, passion, and optimism to the role and has worked closely within the division and across the university around many important matters,” said Chancellor Beverly Davenport in a message sent Wednesday to the campus community.
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Recognitions, August 18

UT Knoxville Names Nationally Recognized Title IX Educator to New Oversight Role

Ashley Blamey

Ashley Blamey

Ashley Blamey, longtime director of UT Knoxville’s Center for Health Education and Wellness, has been selected to serve as Title IX coordinator for the campus.

As UT Knoxville Title IX coordinator, Blamey will lead a campus-wide effort to create a national model for Title IX compliance, which will include overseeing compliance, policy, and resources related to Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972.

“Ashley brings ideal professional experience, academic preparation, and leadership to create a national model for sexual assault awareness and prevention,” said UT Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport.

In Memoriam: David Bailey

David Bailey, a longtime supporter and graduate of UT, passed away August 7. He was 90.

Bailey, a 1950 alumnus of the Haslam College of Business, played for the Volunteers football and golf teams during his educational career. He became a successful business executive and generous benefactor to the university and community.

In 2007, the Claxton Addition wing of UT’s Claxton Education Building was renamed the Jane and David Bailey Education complex in honor of Bailey and his wife.

Earlier this year, the UT Board of Trustees voted to name the Graduate School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences for Bailey.

Bailey’s obituary can be found in the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Haslam College of Business Announces New Executive Director of Development

Seth Reagan

Seth Reagan

Seth Reagan joined UT’s Haslam College of Business as its new executive director of development August 11.

“Our development and alumni relations team has been pivotal to the growth of the college,” said Stephen L. Mangum, dean of the college and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair. “We are confident that Seth will add to the capabilities of the team in furthering its excellent performance.”

Reagan previously served as UT’s development officer for middle Tennessee, a position he has held since 2010. He steps into the role vacated when Chip Bryant was recently appointed as UT’s vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs.

“It’s great to come back to Knoxville and advocate for a college I know and love so well,” Reagan said. “The Haslam College of Business has grown so much over the past few years. I’m excited to continue that drive and help make my alma mater an even stronger institution.”

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