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         Vol. 3, No. 19                                                                                                    September 23, 2020

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Pearman Parker, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N.

Clinical Instructor
Department of Nursing Science
UAMS College of Nursing

Dr. Parker's research interests are in patient-centered cancer communication, health literacy and breast cancer education. She recently was awarded the TRI KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Award  to support her project examining perceptions of cancer educational materials for young women with breast cancer within the multi-dimensional sphere of patient-centered cancer communication. Read more>
Register Now for UA Fayetteville-UAMS Collaborative Cancer Research Retreat
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$1.9 Million Grant Funds DNA Damage Research by Cancer Institute Researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D.
 A $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Studies will allow Cancer Institute researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., to advance his research of DNA damage response in cancer and genetic disorders. Read more>
Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., Awarded $1.7 Million to Study Bone Health in Myeloma Patients
Jesus Delgado-Calle, Ph.D., has been awarded a National Cancer Institute grant of more than $1.7 million to study ways bone therapy might repair damaged bone and prevent or delay relapse in myeloma patients. Read more>
Research Program Meeting Times
The Cancer Institute’s four research programs meet virtually at the following days and times. Program members are encouraged to attend their program’s meetings and other programs’ meetings. For more information, including calendar invitations and links to the virutal meetings, please contact Laura Rakes at alrakes@uams.edu.
 
Program Leader Meeting day and time
Cancer Biology Steven Post 4th Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m.
Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Mayumi Nakagawa and Joseph Su One Tuesday per month at noon (contact Laura for more information)
DNA Damage and Host Response Marjan Boerma 2nd Tuesday of every month at noon
Developmental Therapeutics Hong-yu Li 3rd Thursday of every month at 4 p.m.
Cancer Institute-sponsored Events
Support Research Funding
The UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute is sponsoring two events that provide research funding to our scientists and others.

Light the Night is hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's funding of research to find blood cancer cures.  Light The Night’s new virtual event experience is set for Thursday, October 29 and will feature a participant ceremony, an interactive lantern experience and virtual gatherings for teams and fundraisers. You can create your own team or join UAMS' team here.

Real Men Wear Pink of Arkansas is an online event hosted by the American Cancer Society (ACS) in which a group of men across the state raise money for breast cancer research, prevention and patient support. View the participants and donate to support their individual fundraising goals here.
Cancer-related Research Funding Opportunities
Extramural Opportunities
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)

Advancing Research to Develop Improved Measures and Methods for Understanding Multimorbidity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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, Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Level 3

DoD, Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Level 4

DoD, Breast Cancer, Innovator 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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