Runnin’ for Research
Event Location: Cheat Lake Park Morgans Run Road Morgantown
The Runnin’ for Research 5K run and one-mile walk are set for Saturday, Sept. 28, at Cheat Lake Park, Morgans Run Road, Morgantown.
Organized by David Watson, MD, chair of the WVU Department of Neurology, the event supports headache and migraine research, and advocacy efforts. WVU Medicine is a sponsor of the event.
Continuing this year is the “Virtual Runner” for anyone who wants to take part, support our event, but can’t actually be on site. You can choose to run a 5K or walk a mile while the event occurs, or rest at home knowing you are supporting a great cause.
The cost to participate is $25 for the 5K or 1-mile walk, $20 to be a “Virtual Runner.” All participants, except “Virtual Runners” will receive a T-shirt. For more information, including online registration, visit the race website.
Title of Vacancy
Coordinator, Research, Evaluation, and Reporting, Office of Data Analysis and Research, Charleston, WV
October 29 (5-7PM) Halloween with the Horses at the J.W. Ruby Research farm in Reedsville. Directions to the farm can be found at: http://horses.wvu.edu/farm/directions Members of the WVU Collegiate Horsemen’s Association are organizing a unique event that will give families and children the opportunity to visit the farm, meet WVU ‘s teaching herd and trick-or-treat in a fun and safe atmosphere. This event, sponsored by Manheim Corporation is free and open to the public.
WVCTSI announces 3 pilot funding opportunities; multiple information sessions to be held
The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI) has released requests for applications (RFA) for the Launch Pilot Grant, Open Competition, and Small Grant funding opportunities. For information on Letter of Intent and full proposal deadlines for fall 2017, visit the WVCTSI funding page.
WVCTSI will also be holding multiple informational sessions to assist anyone interested in applying for funding.
Academic-Community Partnership funding available
WVCTSI has joined the The Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) centers at the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, and Pennsylvania State University to launch a new pilot funding program to support innovative, long-term collaborations between academic medical institutions and community partners with goal of improving health in Appalachia.
The Academic-Community Partnership Program is now accepting letters of intent for projects designed to stimulate the translation of clinical and translational research into effective practice and public policy, in alignment with the mission of the Appalachian Translational Research Network. A unique aspect of this funding stream is that it requires a community partner to serve as co-principal investigator or co-investigator on the grant, and a shared leadership plan must be included in the application. The pilot program will award a total of up to $100,000 in direct costs as a two-year pilot grant to strengthen or support the development of sustainable partnerships between academic researchers and community stakeholders for translational research. For more information, read the full proposal here. For questions about this funding opportunity, please contact 304-293-6581.