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         Vol. 3, No. 20                                                                                                 October 7, 2020

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Taren Swindle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
UAMS College of Medicine

  • Department of Family and Preventative Medicine, Research and Evaluation Division
  • Department of Pediatrics, Developmental Nutrition

College of Public Health

  • Department of Health Behavior and Health Education
Dr. Swindle applies implementation science to support community contexts to use research evidence in routine practice. Specifically, her research focuses on promotion of evidence-based practices for nutrition promotion and physical activity in settings like early care and education and schools. Read more>
Update on Biostatistics Shared Facility 
The Biostatistics Shared Facility (BSF) is one of the five shared resource facilities at the Cancer Institute. It is housed under the Department of Biostatistics and has six well-trained statisticians with an average of 25 years of experience in medical and health research. The members are committed to promoting and facilitating cancer research by providing expertise and experience in statistics through collaboration and other research activities. Information about the shared resource can be found on the recently updated webpage.
The BSF is led by Jun Ying, Ph.D., who joined UAMS on July 1 as professor in the Department of Biostatistics in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. Researchers are welcome to reach out to Dr. Ying at jying@uams.edu with any questions about the BSF.

Dr. Ying’s research interests include predictive statistical models and classification methods, reliability and accuracy of diagnostic testing, repeated measurements and longitudinal data analysis, and hierarchical Bayesian models and computation. He has 121 peer-reviewed publications in medical research. In the past five years, he was funded by 10 NIH grants serving as a co-investigator and co-principal investigator. In addition, he collaborated with cancer clinicians and submitted more than a dozen investigator-initiated trials in cancer research.

Dr. Ying previously served as a professor of biostatistics in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, where he was on faculty for more than 14 years. During his tenure at UC, he also served as the in-house statistician of hematology oncology, a member of the UC Cancer Institute Data Safety and Monitoring Board, and a member of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design of UC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.
Cancer-related Research Funding Opportunities
Extramural Opportunities
3D Technologies to Accelerate HTAN Atlas Building Efforts (UH2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
 
Glioblastoma Therapeutics Network (U19 Clinical Trial Required)

NCI Pediatric In Vivo Testing Program (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
 
NCI Pediatric In Vivo Testing Program Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
 
The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)
 
Promoting Cancer Surveillance Workforce, Education, and Data Use

Integrating Biospecimen Science Approaches into Clinical Assay Development

Secondary Analysis and Integration of Existing Data to Elucidate the Genetic Architecture of Cancer Risk and Related Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Secondary Analysis and Integration of Existing Data to Elucidate the Genetic Architecture of Cancer Risk and Related Outcomes (R21 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Identifying Innovative Mechanisms or Interventions that Target Multimorbidity and Its Consequences (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Visualization Methods and Tools Development for Enhancing Cancer Moonshot Data (R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
 
Research to Reduce Morbidity and Improve Care for Pediatric, and Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivors (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Conduct Global Cancer Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (D43 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

DOD Kidney Cancer, Clinical Research Nurse Development Award
 
DOD Rare Cancers, Concept Award
 
DOD Rare Cancers, Idea Development Award
 
DOD Rare Cancers, Resource and Community Development Award
 
DoD Pancreatic Cancer, Idea Development Award

Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care Delivery: Follow-up to Abnormal Screening Tests

Using Information Technology to Support Systematic Screening and Treatment of Depression in Cancer (R01)

Using Information Technology to Support Systematic Screening and Treatment of Depression in Cancer (R21)

Linking the Provider Recommendation to Adolescent HPV Vaccine Uptake (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Linking the Provider Recommendation to Adolescent HPV Vaccine Uptake (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Linking the Provider Recommendation to Adolescent HPV Vaccine Uptake (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)

Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)


CTSA Supplemental Funding Opportunities
Pre-application for the NIH-Industry Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (X02 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Limited Competition: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program: Exploratory Collaborative Innovation Awards (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Limited Competition: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program: Collaborative Innovation Award, (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)


Foundation and Intramural Funding Opportunities
Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship Award

Development Enhancement Awards for Proposals

Faculty Research Enhancement Awards

American Society of Clinical Oncology – Advanced Clinical Research Award

American Society of Clinical Oncology – Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Awards

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