member announcement for 5/12/2015
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Special Event Wednesday May 13:
2015 Cancer Center Showcase
On behalf of Alan Ashworth: "Over 200 donors, supporters, and community members will join us in Genentech Hall and the Diller building between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Showcase is an opportunity for our supporters to visit UCSF, meet our researchers, and
learn about current research and advances in cancer treatment.
All cancer center members are invited to the opening plenary session; however, the breakout sessions following are limited to donors only.
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HDFCCC Speakers/Programmatic Events
- May 13:
- Breast Oncology Program Weekly Seminar
"Athena Network WISDOM trial, current status"
Laura Esserman, Jeff Tice, Carlie Thompson, Allison Stover Fiscalini, Laura van't Veer, Sarah Theiner, Elas Ziv, Beth Crawford,
Celia Kaplan, et. al
- Prostate Cancer Program RIP
Albert Chang, MD/PhD and John Kurhanewicz, PhD
> "New Directions in Prostate Cancer Imaging"
- May 15:
- Cancer Center Seminar
"Metabolic Reprogramming Mechanisms" >
Heather Christofk, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, UCLA
- May 20:
- May 22:
- Cancer Center Seminar
Ash Alizadeh, Stanford University
"Genomic Strategies for Tackling Cancer Heterogeneity in Liquid Biopsies and Tumor Tissue Specimens"
- May 26:
- CTCRE SEMINAR
"Tobacco Use Behavior and Health Consequences among US Race/Ethnic Minorities" > Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD
- May 27:
- Pediatric Malignancies Program Retreat
This retreat will concentrate on pediatric and adult ALL, and feature translational research at UCSF and with an invited speaker: Lanny Kirsch: immunosequencing for MRD
Sokolow Lecture - save the date!
- May 15: Acoustic4ACure - Acoustic 4 a Cure is a benefit concert created by musician and philanthropist Sammy Hagar in support of cancer research at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. The concert is May 15th, Friday and promises to be a great show!
- click here for discounted tickets for UCSF (use code "ucsf" when prompted)!
- June 4th - June 11th, 2015: We Go For Good
Malinda Walker (Program Manager) and Lamorna Brown-Swigart (Assistant Adjunct Professor) of the BOP are embarking on a week-long elliptigo circuit of the bay to raise money for the Breast Oncology Program.
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Deadline: May 18
2015 Request for Applications for Pilot Grant Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC): A Resource Center for Minority Aging Research
RFA | Funded CADC Scholars thru 2014
CADC is now requesting applications for pilot studies to investigate issues of health and aging in African American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander and American Indian populations. CADC will fund pilot studies for three scholars for the year starting no later than September 1, 2015.
Deadline: Letters of Intent Due: June 4:
UC President's Research Catalyst Award
Research proposals must involve a minimum of three UC campuses and address topics that have the potential to improve human lives, society, the environment, or the economy, enhance culture and community, or provide other public benefit. Awards are open to all fields and are made on a competitive basis.
Deadline: August 7
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Up to $100,000 to investigations of strategies for the early detection of new or progressive disease, definition of targetable differences between normal and transformed mesothelium, and the development of novel strategies for the treatment, therapeutic intervention, and determination of clinical/molecular determinants for prognosis.
Deadline: Sept 1
Pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia from the William and Blanche Hughes Foundation
The goal is to develop novel therapies for childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia. Grants are limited to $150,000/year (direct costs).
Info on Social Media at ASCO 2015 Annual Meeting
Attending #ASCO15 and on Twitter? please follow @UCSFCancer so that we can follow you!
Portraits for Physicians - last days to schedule:
Last days to Schedule Portraits for the Online Physician Directory- Parnassus May 12 and 13 and at Mount Zion from May 14 to 15
RCL Portrait Design is returning to UCSF Medical Center from May 7 to May 15 to take individual photographs of medical group members for the Web directory at www.ucsfhealth.org and www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org. Please schedule an appointment if you haven't yet had a photo taken, if your photo was taken more than two years ago or if you'd like to replace your existing photo. There is no cost for you to participate.
Call RCL at (800) 951-8712 to schedule your appointment. RCL is located in Austin, Texas and is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST. If you leave a voicemail message, RCL will return your call.
If you're not able to schedule an appointment during this period, there may be another opportunity in the Fall.
AACI CRI Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended to May 18:
If you are planning to submit an abstract for the 7th Annual AACI CRI Meeting please note the deadline has been extended by one week. The new deadline for all submissions is Monday, May 18 at 5:00 pm PST.
New NIH web portal on Rigor and Reproducibility launched!
This portal contains information about NIH efforts in in this area; the Principles and Guidelines for Reporting Preclinical Research developed during an NIH held joint workshop in June 2014 with the Nature Publishing Group and Science with participation by more than 30 basic/preclinical journals; NIH publications on this topic; online training modules; and upcoming and past meetings and workshops held by the NIH on this issue.
Global Health Sciences Institute Annual Report
Helpful Resources from CTSI:
Karen Gehrman, Communications
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