WVCTSI has announced the formation of an intensive writing group designed for investigators interested in developing National Institutes of Health (NIH) R03 applications. This five-week intensive writing group will begin in May and offers participants the opportunity to receive structured guidance and feedback on their application for the June 2018 submission deadline.
R03 research grants support a variety of projects including pilot or feasibility studies, collection of preliminary data, secondary analysis of existing data, small self-contained research projects, development of new research technology, and more.
Interested participants should visit the program webpage for additional information and complete application instructions. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, April 16. Please email Joan Lakoski, Ph.D., WVCTSI director of proposal development, for more information
New physical activity guidelines being promoted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services references research by two WVU Public Health professors.
W est Virginia University’s Cancer Institute is well-known for its treatment and innovation. Leading the institute is Dr. Richard Goldberg, who has not only established himself as a transformative leader but also a potent researcher and educator. A native of upstate New York, the renowned gastrointestinal cancer expert came to Morgantown about two years ago. Goldberg previously worked at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he served as the Klotz Family Professor of Cancer Research, the physician‐in‐ chief of the James Cancer Hospital, the associate director of the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center and the acting division director of the Division of Medical Oncology. Before that, he also worked at the University of North Carolina and the Mayo Clinic. Goldberg is one of many world-class physicians recruited by WVU Medicine during the past few years, whose research has resulted in more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, including those in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Clinical Oncology
The WVU Cancer Institute is among six organizations to receive an inaugural Medline Breast Cancer Awareness grant, which is awarded to organizations to further the mission to eradicate breast cancer and provide counseling. The grant drives awareness around prevention and early detection by providing support to organizations that provide direct patient care.