Drug Discovery Seminar Kicks Off Innovations Week

UNeMed is hosting Dr. Brian Johns, Director of HIV Medicinal Chemistry at GlaxoSmithKline, on Tuesday October 8th.  He will be giving a seminar titled “Making a Difference in HIV: The Discovery & Development of Tivicay®” in the DRC1 auditorium from 10-11 on October 8th.  This seminar is meant to provide insight into the drug discovery process using their recently approved Tivicay as a case  study.  Although it is focused on an HIV drug, there will be valuable information for any researcher interested in pursuing drug discovery and drug development projects.


Information for the NIH Extramural Grantee Community During the Lapse of Federal Government Funding

Posted by on October 1st, 2013

Notice Number:  NOT-OD-13-126

The Government Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 ended on September 30, 2013 at midnight EST and an Appropriation Act for FY2014 has not been passed leading to a lapse in Federal funding. 

Issues impacting researchers are summarized below:


  • Contact with NIH Staff.  There will be no access to voice mail, e-mail, fax, or postal mail during this period
  • Submission of Grant Applications.  For the duration of the funding lapse, applicants are strongly encouraged not to submit paper or electronic grant applications to the NIH. 
  • Peer Review and Council Meetings.  NIH will not conduct initial peer review meetings or conduct Advisory Council review meetings during the lapse. 
  • eRA Commons.  eRA Commons will be unavailable during the lapse.  Submissions and progress reports cannot be accepted.
  • Awarded Grants.  No NIH awards will be processed for the duration of the funding lapse. 
  • No-Cost Extension.  No Cost Extensions cannot be submitted electronically during the lapse, grants due to expire that plan to be given a no-cost extension, will require a paper notification to the IC after operations resume.
  • HHS Payment Management System.  HHD PMS will remain open but no federal staff will be available to assist.  Grants on a reimbursement basis or other restricted funds cannot be processed during the lapse.
  • Animal Welfare.  No activities associated with the OLAW mission will continue during the funding lapse.  OLAW will extend reporting deadlines for all activities to compensate for the period of the lapse. 

The entire notice may be read at:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-126.html

Nebraska Neuroscience Symposium

On behalf of Dr. Thomas F. Murray, Associate Vice President for Health Science Research, please note the following invitation to register for the Nebraska Neuroscience Symposium:

With the federal government’s investment of $100 million for neuroscience research at the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Science Foundation, neuroscience is set to experience unprecedented federal funding support. This support emerged from significant research progress in past and present, and you are invited to learn about some of this research at the Nebraska Neuroscience Symposium on Thursday, October 3rd. Twelve preeminent neuroscientists from across the country will share their latest findings and investigations on topics that range from the regulation of individual neurons to human brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience. You and your research team are invited to attend and present your research at the poster session that concludes the day.


Register now for the Symposium at http://nric.nebraska.edu/index.shtml.  


Speakers include:
 Dr. Pasco Rakic, Yale University                                                  Dr. Steve Petersen, Washington University
Dr. Roger Nicoll, University of California, San Francisco        Dr. Dan Sanes, New York University
Dr. Alison Barth, Carnegie Mellon University                             Dr. Ege Kavalali, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Peter Kalivas, Medical University of South Carolina          Dr. Dave Sulzer, Columbia University
Dr. Larry Young, Emory University                                               Dr. Richard Kramer, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Don Tucker, University of Oregon                                          Dr. Michael Bruchas, Washington University
When: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Where: Embassy Suites in Omaha’s Old Market
Cost: Free, registration required by midnight, September 25
Poster Registration: Once registered for the conference, you will be prompted with instructions on how to separately register a poster with an abstract. A poster presentation is not required to attend the Symposium.


Barb Bittner

Senior Communications Manager

Research & Compliance

Creighton University

Phone: 402-280-3209

E-mail: BarbaraBittner@creighton.edu


If you are interested in applying for a grant and would like assistance with your application, please complete the “Notification of Intent to Submit” form on the Creighton University Sponsored Programs Administration website. For information on how to submit a grant application at Creighton University see: http://www.creighton.edu/researchcompliance/grants/howtosubmitagrant/index.php.