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Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases and Cancer

Expiration Date: April 5, 2019

PAR-17-150 (R21)
PAR-17-151(R01)

Tram Lam
240-276-6967
lamt@mail.nih.gov

 

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Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers

Expiration Date December 5, 2019

PAR-17-483 (R21)
PAR-17-484 (R01)

 

Program Contact: Shobha Srinivasan 240-276-6938

 ss688k@nih.gov

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Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)

Expiration Date: May 15, 2020

Program Contact: Shobha Srinivasan 240-276-6938 ss688k@nih.gov

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Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Expiration Date May 15, 2020

Program Contact: Shobha Srinivasan 240-276-6938 ss688k@nih.gov 

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Post-doctoral Fellowship | UMass Boston/DF/HCC

The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) jointly announce a post-doctoral fellowship designed to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce that will meet the national need for highly skilled faculty and researchers committed to better understanding and addressing cancer and cancer health disparities. The joint post-doctoral fellowship program allows collaborative training that can occur at either or both of the partnering institutions.

To download the full fellowship description and application information, please click on the link above.

Apply by Nov. 15, 2017.

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Research Scientist Position in Cancer Care Delivery Research

The Division of Research of Kaiser Permanente, Northern California seeks an investigator with a research focus in delivery science related to cancer care. Preferred qualifications include an MD or equivalent plus a Master’s Degree in public health or a related field, or PhD or equivalent in epidemiology, health services research, biostatistics, or a related field and postdoctoral research fellowship experience. 

For additional information, please click the link above to download a copy of the position description. 

Please email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Laurel Habel, PhD, MPH Associate Director, Cancer Research Division of Research Kaiser Permanente Northern California at laurel.habel@kp.org.

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Investing in the Future of Cancer Research

NCI recently released its Annual Plan & Budget Proposal for FY 2019 that highlights areas for which additional support will enable more progress. Visit https://plan.cancer.gov to learn more. 
 

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Anyslide application

Anyslide enables pathologists to share and collaborate on digital images within seconds.

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CancerCare Connect Workshops

Leading experts in oncology provide up-to-date information in one-hour educational cancer workshops over the telephone or online. Visit the CancerCare website for a list of upcoming Connect Education Workshops.

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Publishes 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

For the 14th year in a row, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is reporting on health care quality and disparities. The annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) is mandated by Congress to provide a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and socioeconomic groups. 

To read more and access the report, click here.

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SBIR Opportunities

SBIR/STTR Omnibus Solicitation

  • Program solicitation: PA-17-302 (SBIR); PA-17-303 (STTR)
  • Deadline: September 5, 2017, 5 PM LOCAL TIME

FY18 SBIR Contract Solicitation

  • Program Solicitation: PHS 2018-1
  • Deadline: October 20, 2017 5 PM EDT

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NCI | Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has published a Request for Information (RFI) in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts seeking input from all stakeholders with interests in bioethics and cancer research, clinical care, and/or public health.

The Cancer and Bioethics Working Group is seeking input from community members, patients, cancer researchers, physicians and other health practitioners, bioethicists, advocates, and others to help identify bioethics areas clearly relevant to cancer but in need of further development, as well as bioethics areas which are ready for translation in a cancer context. They are also seeking input on approaches for enhancing bioethics and cancer collaborations, and timely issues for bioethics and cancer outreach.

Access the Request for Information: NOT-CA-17-079

Comments can be submitted by October 6, 2017 using either of the following methods:

  1. E-mail: cancerandbioethics@nih.gov
  2. U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service: 

Charlisse Caga-anan

National Cancer Institute

DCCPS/EGRP/Genomic Epidemiology Branch

9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 4E236

Bethesda, MD 20892-9763 (or Rockville, MD 20850 for express delivery)

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National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) | Scholarship Program

The National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program is the only national scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care and enrolled full-time in dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and policy schools. For more information about NHHF and the scholarship program visit their website.

Deadline for applications: Friday, October 6, 2017 | Apply here.

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Research Program Assistant II , School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The Research Program Assistant II (RPA) has duties and responsibilities related to conducting in research studies for persons with serious emotional disturbance and serious mental illness. The RPA will work closely with the data collection team. The RPA will interact directly with overweight, youth and adult participants. The primary responsibilities will include, but not limited to, working with the data collection team administering the six-minute walk test, collecting physical measurements, surveys, and data entry. May contact (primary care physician) PCP for clearance for six minute walk and conduct chart reviews for participant chronic conditions and medications. The research assistant will also work with the rest of the study team on duties related to the general conduct of the study.
 

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Research Program Coordinator, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager or the Principal Investigator, the Research Program Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the clinical course and collection of research data on patients entered onto research protocols at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and possibly, external institutions. The Research Program Coordinator is responsible for the organization, entry, maintenance and accuracy of all patient clinical research data in a timely and ongoing manner. These data will be used to generate specific study findings after the data is analyzed. 
 

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Research Recruiting Assistant Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Seeking a Recruiting Assistant to primarily lead recruitment of Baltimore city churches to participate in a sexual health related study. This is a part time position with flexible hours, some weekends are required. Primary responsibilities will include assisting with participant recruitment, answering study related questions, screening potential participants, scheduling and maintaining an organized database of community contacts and serving as a liaison between the participants and the research team. Excellent communication skills and a high level of work ethic and professionalism required.

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Clinical Research Program Manager, School of Medicine,Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The Clinical Research Program Manager of the Breast Ovarian Cancer Program will be responsible for the overall management of the clinical trials portfolio and clinical research activities within the Program. Candidate will have a dual reporting relationship to the Director of Clinical Research Administration and the Research Program Director.

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Program Director, Center for Health Equity Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The Executive Director develops, implements, and evaluates existing and new initiatives to further the mission, goals, and strategic initiatives launched by Center. Specific areas of responsibility include strategic planning, fundraising, administrative and fiscal oversight, human resource management, and program development and management of the Center’s research, educational, and community engagement activities as well as new strategic initiatives.

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Research Assistant

The research assistant will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of recruitment and retention goals. Specifically, the research assistant will identify appropriate volunteers, screen, interview and recruit candidates into the study. They must be familiar with inclusion and exclusion criteria for each protocol and purpose of the protocols.  The research assistant will also conduct and coordinate the different steps for the research participants including: database management, cold calling and answer incoming calls for data base entry; contact and screen prospective subjects to determine eligibility for clinical trial participation; and follow-up on various recruitment tasks to ensure the timely completion of the study recruitment.

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Program Manager, Minority Men's Health Initiative, Hampton University, Hampton, VA

The Program Manager works with the Co-Principal Investigators to meet the goals established for the Administrative Core of the MMHI and to provide administrative support to all components of the MMHI.  The Program Manager reports directly to the MMHI Project Director. 

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Associate Program Director/Internal Medicine, West Virginia University, West Virginia

The West Virginia University-Charleston Division Department of Internal Medicine is seeking as Associate Residency Program Director at the Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University-Charleston Division Program.

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Chair, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, West Virginia

West Virginia University is seeking an exceptional leader for the Chair of the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Laboratory Medicine (PALM) at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) in Morgantown, WV. Applicants must have a vision for the future of medical education, the discovery of knowledge, and high performing patient centered care. 

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Gastroenterologist at the Associate or Professor level, West Virginia University, Morganton, WV

West Virginia University Charleston campus Department of Internal Medicine is seeking applications for a fulltime academic position of Gastroenterologist at the Associate or Professor level to initiate and build a 4 member section. Desire to grow to a 6 member section with possibility of fellowship development.

  • Provide clinical care and teach medical students and residents in the area of Gastroenterology.
  • Scholarly activities are highly encouraged.
  • Faculty position academic rank will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Department of Biochemistry, West Virginia University, Morganton, WV

The Department of Biochemistry is expanding its faculty at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank (all ranks tenure-track) and is seeking investigators with innovative research programs that complement and expand existing departmental strengths in metabolism, neurobiology, cancer cell biology, protein biochemistry, biophysics, and regulation of gene expression.

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