Weekly Update

Keeping you informed of upcoming opportunities and events
~ From the team at Alaska INBRE ~

June 1, 2021

for Events and Deadlines of interest to our Alaska INBRE Community

Latest Information on COVID-19
  • Click here for University of Alaska coronavirus information and FAQs. Includes links to all three campuses - UAA, UAF, UAS.
  • Click here for Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub (updated at noon daily)
  • Click here for information about the disease, prevention and travel advisories from the US Centers for Disease Control Prevention
  • Click here for NIH's New COVID-19 Research Website.
REGISTER              AGENDA          SPEAKERS

Partners:  Alaska INBRE, ANTHC, Southcentral Foundation, AI/AN CTRP

  • June 3 @ 10am- Tracie Haan "Antibiotic resistance in a changing north: unearthing the effects of disturbance-induced permafrost thaw on the Alaskan soil resistome." Zoom link
  • June 10 @ 10am:  Taylor Seitz "Searching the Soil: Characterizing the effects of disturbance on soil microbial communities and plant productivity." Zoom link ID: 83191949859, Passcode 156801
TRiM FRIDAY JOURNAL CLUB - Fridays @ 12-1 PM via Zoom  Please join Transformative Research in Metabolism (TRiM) to discuss peer-reviewed literature in metabolomics and hibernation research. 

June 10 @ 6pm - Presented by Phil Shenk, MRI Safety Officer. This training is required for anyone who wishes to have access to the MRI suite, located on the UAF campus. It is highly recommended for anyone who ever needs to go into the suite. This includes facilities, custodial, and emergency first responders, as well as any researchers who may need to work in the suite. Everyone is welcome to attend. In the meeting you will be asked to send your name and email address, which will take the place of the sign-in sheet used for in-person training. This training must be completed annually. If you have already attended a training within the last 12 months you are not required, but welcome to attend. Please contact Carl Murphy at for more information.

ITHS REDCap TRAINING SERIES:  The ITHS REDCap training curriculum has been divided into three skill levels. It is recommended that you only take classes in one of the higher levels if you feel that you mastered the concepts in the lower levels. All are online events, and complete information can be found at

NIH STRIDES INITIATIVE, in partnership with Google and Amazon Web Services (AWS), is pleased to offer the opportunity for students and faculty at INBRE and NIGMS diversity enhancing institutions to participate in cloud computing training for conducting biomedical research and training the next generation of biomedical workforce. Together, we are committed to providing cloud training and learning more about your perspective on where you and your institution have specific needs related to biomedical research in the cloud. STRIDES invites you to two upcoming introductory-level virtual cloud training opportunities (below). Please complete this registration form to sign up for one of these offerings:
  • June 4 - Google Cloud Fundamentals: Big Data and Machine Learning
  • June 7 - Amazon Web Services Technical Essentials


URSA 2021 FALL PROJECT AWARDS:  Deadline - June 13. Degree-seeking undergraduate students taking at least 6 credits that semester are invited to apply. Interested students should contact URSA at 450-8772 or Apply here.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - COLLABORATIVE SEQUENCING/ BIOINFORMATICS PILOT AWARDS:  The NM-INBRE Sequencing and Bioinformatics Core (SBC) invites you to apply for a pilot project award valued at approximately $5,000 to $10,000 to drive your research, publications and grants! Requires co-contribution from non-NM-INBRE Investigators. Proposal deadline:  2nd Sunday of each month by 11:59 pm. Details and how to apply here.


June 8-10, 2021 -  Registration is now open! click here This conference is the most extensive forum highlighting Alaska Native health research. This conference offers an opportunity for networking and discussion between Alaska Native community members, health directors, healthcare providers, students, and health researchers. The conference will feature keynote speakers, lectures and panel discussions, as well as abstract presentations concerning the health and wellbeing of Alaska Native people. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska; Val Davidson, President of Alaska Pacific University; Dr. Stephanie Carroll, Assistant Professor Public Health & Associate Director for the Native Nations Institute, University of Arizona. Visit for more information regarding the conference.  

GENOMICS WORKSHOPS SPONSORED BY ALASKA INBRE:  Alaska INBRE is sponsoring three workshops on large-scale DNA sequence analysis focused on developing hands-on computational skills to analyze real-world example data. A key goal of these capacity-building workshops is to ensure personnel at multiple University of Alaska campuses and partner institutions are trained in modern data analysis methods that are repeatable and sustainable. Thus, participants will use computational resources that are available to all U.S. researchers. Workshop leaders will be Drs. Brant Faircloth (LSU), Travis Glenn (UGA), and Natalia Bayona Vasquez (Emory). Additional trainers will include PhD students in Bioinformatics and Environmental Health Science at the University of Georgia. Click here for more information  or REGISTER HERE.  Workshops will be online from 9am-noon Alaska time 
  • June 1-3:  Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing & Analysis
  • June 14-16:  Microbiome Analyses
  • Aug 2-4:  Genome Assembly, SNP calling and Population Analyses
In this challenging time, the need for training in public health research is even more critical. These intensive short courses are focused on research methods and public health practice, highlighting epidemiologic and statistical concepts and methodology, held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This summer all classes will be taught online as either asynchronous courses or virtually via Zoom on the dates and times the course is scheduled. The Summer Institute website has more information on courses, tuition, and online registration.

This workshop is designed to introduce you to the design and management of clinical trials. Whether you identify as faculty, research staff, or as a post-doctoral fellow, we have a track to fit your needs. Click here for more information.
  • July 19-23 - Research Staff
  • July 26-30 - Investigators
  • All online sessions @ 12-1pm PDT (11am-12pm Alaska Time)
MW CTR-IN FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING: NIH's NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute Virtual Course (Aug 9-13, application now open)
Please visit the MW CTR-IN Professional Development Core website for more information

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