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Grants & You September/October 2014
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Grants & You September/October 2014

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6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium (IBRS)

IBRS Save the Date graphic November 1, 2014 | ATSU Kirksville, MO Campus
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2014 to Charity Thomann at
Who may submit an abstract?

  • Regional Undergraduate Students
  • Regional Graduate Students
  • Regional Medical Students
  • Regional Dental Students
  • OPTI Residents
  • Post-Doctoral Researchers
  • Faculty Researchers

Register today and review Abstract Guidelines.

ATSU Sponsored Programs – Extramural Grant Awards and Sponsors

ATSU maintains a diverse portfolio of research, service, and educational grant awards from many prestigious funding sources. In the most recent fiscal year, ending June 30, 2014, ATSU received over $4.3 million (representing 44 sponsored program grant awards) from federal, state, foundation, and internal sources.

comparison graphs of sources and categories of sponsored program grant awards

Sources of Sponsored Program Grant Awards at ATSU
FYE June 30, 2014

  • Total= $4,365,465
  • Federal: $1,978,927 (45%)
  • State: $643,217 (15%)
  • Foundations/Associations: $1,333,112 (31%)
  • Internal: $410,209 (9%)

Categories of Sponsored Program Grant Awards at ATSU FYE June 30, 2014

  • Total= $4,365,465
  • Service Education Awards: $3,548,816 (81%)
  • Clinical Science Research Awards: $630,578 (15%)
  • Basic Science Research Awards: $186,071 (4%)

For more information on Extramural Grant Awards and Sponsors, visit the Sponsored Programs web page.

2015 Joint American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) & Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME) Annual Conference – Call for Abstracts, Meetings, and Peer Reviewers

April 22-25, 2015 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Submission Deadline: October 14, 2014

AACOM and AODME invite you to submit abstract proposals, meeting requests, and volunteer requests (to be a peer reviewer or session moderator) for the annual conference.

Under the theme The Osteopathic Medical Education Continuum: Exploring Opportunities & Achieving New Milestones, this year’s conference will offer sessions focused on new developments in graduate medical education, competency assessment, teaching and learning, education research, professional development, and other exciting topics and crucial issues facing our academic programs, educators, and students.

Major conference topics include:

  • Accreditation
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education
  • Osteopathic Medical Education Research
  • Competency-based Education
  • Technology/Social Media
  • Faculty/Professional Development
  • Special Topics

NIH – Advanced Funding Opportunities and Notices Search Tool

The NIH now has a new feature in the Advanced Funding Opportunity and Notices Search Tool allowing users to be notified when new NIH Guide postings match selected search criteria. To get started, go to the NIH search tool and perform a search, then from the Results page click the Save this Search button to sign up for email alerts. The system will send new funding opportunity announcements and/or notices related to the specified search criteria on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. To learn more, check out the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Subscribe Feature Video.

NIH – National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Training Website

NCCAM has a mission to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and healthcare. As the federal government’s lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine, NCCAM supports a variety of high-quality training and career development opportunities aimed at increasing the number, quality, and diversity of well-prepared and skilled clinical investigators with knowledge and expertise in complementary health. For more information and to access these training and career development resources, visit NCCAM’s Training Website.

  • Funded and Submitted Grant Proposals +

    • Funded

      *Melissa Kay, AT, ATC, ASHS Athletic Training, “Athletic Trainers’ Perceptions of and Experiences with Academic Accommodations as Part of the Concussion Management Protocol,” National Athletic Trainers’ Association, $1,000, August 2014 – June 2016.

      *Peter Kondrashov, PhD, KCOM Anatomy, “Development of Clinical Skills in NRMC Residents and Third- and Fourth-Year Osteopathic Medical Students with a Hands-on Simulation Surgical Skills Lab Using Cadaveric Material,” Northeast Missouri Osteopathic Charitable Trust, $16,000, July 2014 – December 2015.

      **Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, ASHS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, “Youth Football Safety Study – Year 3,” Datalys Center, $44,000, August 2014 – December 2014.

      American Osteopathic Association – Research Fellowships Funded

      **Lindsay Peckskamp, KCOM OGME II, and Kelly Burchett, DO, KCOM Surgery, “Assessment of ENT Knowledge in Osteopathic Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatric Residents and Medical Students,” American Osteopathic Association – Research Fellowship Program, $8,250, August 2014 – July 2015.

      **Brian Peternell, KCOM OGME II, and Eric Snider, DO, C-NMM/OMM, KCOM Neurobehavioral Sciences, “A 3D Infrared Kinematic Method of Detection of Inherent Slow Rythmic Cranial Motion in Humans,” American Osteopathic Association – Research Fellowship Program, $10,000, August 2014 – July 2015.

      Submitted (Pending)

      *Christopher Halliday, DDS, MPH, MOSDOH, “Establishment of a High-Need Dental Education Clinic in St. Louis,” Missouri Foundation for Health, $1,000,000, January 2015 – December 2015.

      *Tony Hashemian, DDS, ASDOH, “Text2Floss: An Innovative Technology to Improve Oral Health,” Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, $25,000, March 2015 – February 2016.

      **Keith Elmslie, PhD, KCOM Pharmacology, “Excitability of Afferents Evoking the Exercise Pressor Reflex (Penn State subaward to KCOM),” National Institutes of Health National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, $958,046, April 2015 – March 2020.

      *Frederic Schwartz, DO, FACOFP, SOMA, “The Envision Community Health CenterTM Project,” John C. Lincoln Health Foundation, $198,246, October 2014 – September 2015.

      *Full proposal development and support provided by the ATSU Sponsored Programs team
      **Technical support provided by the ATSU Sponsored Programs/Research Support team(s)

  • Funding Opportunity Announcements +

    • Recently Released Grant Opportunities

      The following table lists RFAs, PAs, and PARs recently released by the National Institutes of Health. If any of these opportunities are of interest to you, contact Sponsored Programs or Research Support at ext. 2860. Grant guidelines and submission deadlines for all active NIH funding opportunities are available at: To learn more about the grants process, see Grants Process Overview.

      Research Grants (R Series)

      Small Grant Program (R03)

      Grant FOA number
      *Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Small Research Grant Program PA-14-277
      Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) RFA-AG-15-007
      *Innovative Therapies and Tools for Screenable Disorders in Newborns PAR-14-271
      *Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Care PA-14-313

      Research Demonstration and Disseminations Project (R18)

      Grant FOA number
      AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants PA-14-290

      Research Project Grant Programs (R01)

      Grant FOA number
      *Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence PA-14-334
      AHRQ Health Services Research Projects PA-14-291
      *Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Regular Research Program PA-14-276
      *Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan PAR-14-332
      Immune and Inflammatory Mechanisms in Alzheimer’s Disease RFA-AG-15-018
      *Innovative Therapies and Tools for Screenable Disorders in Newborns PAR-14-270
      Interdisciplinary Research to Understand the Vascular Contributions to Alzheimer’s Disease RFA-AG-15-010
      *Molecular and Cellular Substrates of Complex Brain Disorders PAR-14-309
      Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Self-Management PA-14-316
      *Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Care PA-14-312
      Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity PAR-14-315
      Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development PAR-14-323

      Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Awards (R21)

      Grant FOA number
      *Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence PA-14-335
      *Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research Exploratory/Developmental Research Program PA-14-278
      *Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan PAR-14-331
      High Throughput Screening (HTS) to Discover Chemical Probes PAR-14-283
      *Innovative Therapies and Tools for Screenable Disorders in Newborns PAR-14-269
      *Molecular and Cellular Substrates of Complex Brain Disorders PAR-14-310
      *Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Care PA-14-311

      Phase Innovation Award (R21/R33)

      Grant FOA number
      Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity PAR-14-321

      Resource-Related Research Projects (R24)

      Grant FOA number
      NICHD Consortium for Research on Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention PAR-14-324

      Education Projects (R25)

      Grant FOA number
      NIMH Mentoring Networks for Mental Health Research Education PAR-14-304
      NIMH Short Courses for Mental Health-Related Research Education PAR-14-305
      Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility RFA-GM-15-006

      Clinical Trial Planning Grants (R34)

      Grant FOA number
      Planning Grants for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration Consortium Resource Centers RFA-DE-15-005

      Career Development Awards (K Series)

      Clinical Investigator Award (CIA) (K08)

      Grant FOA number
      Paul B. Beeson Clinical Scientist Development Award in Aging RFA-AG-15-016

      Research Career Programs (K23)

      Grant FOA number
      Paul B. Beeson Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award in Aging RFA-AG-15-017

      *Denotes multiple mechanism offerings

      National Institutes of Health (NIH) Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) – Deadline Correction

      Deadline Correction: September 1 through November 17
      Notices released by the NIH indicate an application period of September 1 – November 15; however, Sponsored Programs has confirmed with the NIH Division of Loan Repayment (DLR)/LRP Information Center that the correct deadline is November 17th, as stated on the NIH-DLR web page.

      Other Extramural Funding Opportunities

      American Academy of Audiology (AAA) Foundation – Research Grants in Hearing and Balance

      Deadline: October 1, 2014
      Purpose: The mission of the AAA Foundation is to promote philanthropy in support of research, education, and public awareness in audiology and hearing science. The Research Grants in Hearing and Balance program was established to support the promotion of research among audiologists, to encourage research as part of a student’s training program, and for the development of new scientists within the profession. Clinical, applied, and basic research will be considered. Research opportunities available include:

      Verizon Foundation Grants

      Deadline: October 10, 2014 (By Invitation Only)
      Funding: $5,000 - $10,000
      Purpose: The Verizon Foundation is dedicated to improving lives and giving back to communities, with focuson education, healthcare, and energy management. The Foundation’s primary philanthropic priorities within healthcare are: improving access for children, empowering health for women, connecting health for seniors, and domestic violence prevention. Historically, projects funded by the Foundation involve integration of technology in some aspect. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact their local Community Relations Manager.

      GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT – Lesbian Health Fund (LHF)

      Deadline: October 15 and May 15 Annually
      Funding: $500 - $10,000
      Purpose: The LHF has a mission to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women and their families through research. These small grants are generally for studies that provide data for subsequent research, allowing researchers to test concepts and collect pilot data that must be done before other agencies will consider funding larger studies.

      The Doctors Company Foundation (TDCF)

      Deadline: November 1 and April 1 Annually
      Funding: $10,000 - $200,000 per year
      Purpose: TDCF, the nation’s largest insurer of medical professional liability for physicians, surgeons, and other health professionals, supports safety education for healthcare professionals in training and in practice, patient safety research with clinically useful applications, and medical professional liability research. Focus areas include: funding to support medical and other health professional students to attend patient safety trainings or education camps, research, interprofessional educational programs, and curriculum development.

      Foundation for Dental Health Education (FDHE) of the Alliance of the American Dental Association (AADA) Grants

      Deadline: November 1, 2014
      Funding: $1,000 - $2,500 per year
      Purpose: The FDHE was founded in 1990 to fund initiatives that promote the awareness and importance of dental care. The Foundation sponsors the development of public outreach programs, access to care initiatives, educational materials, web-based public information resources, training, and other innovative efforts to educate the public. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to submit a grant application for initiatives, activities, products, or programs that focus on dental health education.

      American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Foundation (AMSSM) – Research Grants

      Deadline: November 3, 2014
      Funding: $500 - $25,000 per year
      Purpose: The AMSSM Foundation is dedicated to the support and recognition of excellence in Sports Medicine education, research, and scientific activities, while promoting opportunities for humanitarian outreach. The Foundation welcomes research grant proposals that investigate issues within the broad discipline of sports medicine, including clinical practice, injury prevention and rehabilitation, basic science, epidemiology, and education. Grant awards are designed to provide partial support of research projects. Researchers who are AMSSM members are eligible to apply.

      American Lung Association (ALA) Training Awards & Independent Investigator Awards

      Deadline: December 15, 2014
      Purpose: ALA is dedicated to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The goals of the ALA Awards and Grants Program are to: 1) foster laboratory, patient-centered and social-behavioral research designed to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with all lung diseases and corresponding risk factors and 2) fund researchers at important crossroads of their careers to gain long-term commitment to lung disease research. Awards offered include:

      Training Awards

      Independent Investigator Awards

      *Requires a Letter of Intent, due October 1, 2014.

      AOA – Research Fellowships

      Deadline: January 30, 2015
      Funding: Up to $10,000 per year
      Purpose: The AOA Research Fellowship Program, partially funded by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, is designed as a mechanism for supporting research training and enabling researchers to conduct a basic science or clinical research project that will make a significant contribution to osteopathic medicine. This program provides seed funding to encourage an osteopathic physician or physician in training to contribute to research through his/her career. Research projects must be completed under the direction of a faculty sponsor.

      For information on general timelines for submitting research projects and papers, view the Recommended Timelines for Research Projects and Papers for Still OPTI Residents document presented by the ATSU Research Support and Sponsored Programs departments. Research Support and Sponsored Programs can provide assistance with designing research studies, obtaining grant funding for research projects, statistical analysis, and editing and submitting research papers for publication.

      St. Luke’s Health Initiatives (SLHI) - Arizona Innovation Grants

      Deadline: March 2015 (By Invitation Only)
      Required Letter of Intent due January 20, 2015
      Purpose: SLHI’s Innovation Grants program is designed to catalyze innovations for transformational systems and policy change that impact health and resiliency. Awards will support projects proposing transformational approaches to increasing community well-being, improving health in the built environment, or impacting health outcomes. Grant goals include: 1) increasing community capacity to identify and address issues affecting community well-being;
      2) strategically leveraging infrastructure, systems, and policies to improve health; and 3) addressing the conditions/determinants that enable Arizonans to be healthy and resilient, including environmental, social, behavioral, and health infrastructure that impacts and/or influences health outcomes.

      DJO Global, Inc. – Research Grants

      Deadline: Rolling
      Purpose: DJO Global is a leading global provider of high-quality, orthopedic devices, and the largest non-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation device company in the US and among the largest globally. The Research Grants program offered through DJO Global provides support for research that delivers valuable scientific and clinical information, improves clinical care, leads to promising new treatments, promotes improved delivery of healthcare, and otherwise benefits patients in the areas of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions.