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Weekly Update
Apr 18, 2022
QUICK TAKES...if you only have a minute or two
New Publication from the Alaska SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing Consortium
by Jynene Black | Reporting & Outreach Coordinator

Check out the recent publication entitled "Founder effect contributes to the unique pattern of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.519 emergency in Alaska"  by researchers Tracie J. Haan, Lisa K. Smith, Stephanie DeRonde, Elva House, Jacob Zidek, Diana Puhak, Matthew Redlinger, Jayme Parker, Brian M. Barnes, Jason L. Burkhead, Cindy Knall, Eric Bortz, Jack Chen, and Devin M. Drown.

The data presented in this publication is generated in partnership between the University of Alaska and the Alaska Division of Public Health (AKDPH) with the aim to increase genomic surveillance of variants. This project is part of the INBRE Administrative COVID Supplement.

It is nice to see past INBRE-funded students included in the authorship list. Another great collaboration...Impacted by INBRE!
This article was supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number 2P20GM103395.  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the official views of the NIH.
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.

IAB LIFE SCIENCES SEMINAR - Fridays @ 3-4pm via Zoom
Apr 22 - "Understanding the potentially large impact of soil respiration on ecosystem carbon budgets in Alaska" presented by Jennifer Watts PhD, Woodwell Climate Research Center, Falmouth, MA, and Montana State University Bozeman.

Apr 26 - "
The effect of tobacco use on the expression of placental transporters in Alaska Native women" presented by Eliza McColl, PhD Candidate, and Dr. Micheline Piquette-Miller, University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINARS - The UAA Dept of Biological Sciences hosts an active program of biological sciences seminars. Seminars are held on Zoom or Facebook live on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at 3:30 pm. The series is open to the public. Please see the event website for more information.

NIH SEMINAR SERIES:  THE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCHERS  All seminars are 3:00-4:10 pm ET (11am-12:10pm AKT). Visit the series website for more information.

May 2 - Responding to Trauma

Career Development Opportunities
2022 SACNAS NATIONAL DIVERSITY IN STEM (NDiSTEM) CONFERENCE: Oct 27-29 in Puerto Rico, Applications are due April 15th, open for research presentations and travel scholarships. Over the course of the event, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge STEM research, professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and the Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, as well as multicultural celebrations and traditions, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models. More information.
NCURA RESEARCH PROGRAM - CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  The purpose of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA)program is to create opportunities for NCURA members, faculty, and staff to innovate and pursue excellence in developing and sustaining critical partnerships that include, but are not limited to:  supporting the data-driven needs of NCURA and the profession; identifying, developing and implementing innovative programs for research and education; and building resources for new partnership programs that support global efforts. More information is available here. Deadline to apply is April 29th, 2022 at 5pm Eastern.

BLaST UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FALL 2022-SPRING 2023:  Apply by May 29, 2022. Undergraduate students from Ilisagvik College, all campuses of UAS and UAF, Alaska Pacific University, Dine College, Fort Lewis College, and Salish Kootenai College are encouraged to apply for an Undergraduate Research Experience (URE). Applicants should have an interest in biomedical or One Health research, have a mentor at their campus, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  More information.

NIH FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - NIH Focused Technology Research and Development (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Application due June 5, 2022 - This FOA supports projects relevant to the participating NIH Institutes or Centers that focus solely on the development of technologies with the potential to enable acquisition of biomedical knowledge. The goal of this FOA is to support the development of technologies with demonstrated proof-of-concept that have remaining significant technical challenges to full implementation and broad utility. Click here for FOA
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