Weekly Update

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

September 30, 2019

Registration opens in November 2019!
Are you a researcher or public health professional interested in Alaska Native health research? Are you Alaska Native or American Indian and interested in health research? Are you at least 18 years old? The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Pacific University (APU) invite you to to attend up to three weeks of courses held at APU covering:
  • Indigenous and Western research methodologies
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Culturally responsive community engagement and communication
  • Health research ethics
  • Health research and historical trauma
Courses are designed for varying levels of experience from beginners to experienced researchers and public health professionals. Choose the week(s) that best fits your needs (listed above).

For more information:
Contact Lauren Smayda at or (907) 729-4551. You can also visit the program web page at


Alaska INBRE Retreat


3-Minute Madness Poster Presentation

Graduate Level
$500 lab award/INBRE vest

Undergraduate Level (tie)
$250 lab award/INBRE vest

Poster Winners

Graduate Level (tie)
$2000 Travel Award

Undergraduate Level
$2000 Travel Award

Upcoming Presentations, Talks, and Lectures

ONE HEALTH SEMINARS - Mondays 4-5pm @ UAF Murie Auditorium
Sept 30 - Andrew Cyr presents "Fishing for a PhD: undergraduate mentoring in One Health Research"
Oct 7 - Marc Cox

EVENING AT EGAN - Fridays 7-8:30PM @ UAS Egan Library
Oct 4 -  Kate Troll presents "Alaska Beyond Oil"
IAB LIFE SCIENCE SEMINARS - Fridays 4-5pm @ UAF Murie Auditorium
Oct 11 - Mat Wooler presents "Strontium isotopes within multi-isotope approaches to ecological and paleoecological research: A case study tracking the movement and feeding ecology of a 17,000-year-old woolly mammoth"
ALASKA INBRE: also available at
Multi-Year Pilot Opportunity
Student Travel Application Form
Student Mentor Letter of Support Form 
Faculty and Researcher Travel Application Form
Exceptional Request Application Form
Bioinformatics Service Request Application Form

Currently soliciting proposals from investigators to support and develop research programs relevant to AI-AN health disparities in Montana and Alaska. All investigators planning to submit Pilot or Development Awards must register in the electronic portal by February 6, 2020. All applications are due March 23, 2020. Award amounts will be up to $100,000, to be spent by July 31, 2021. Full Request for Proposal

MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00) application deadline Feb. 12, 2020

MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5) application deadline Nov. 15, 2019.


Career Development 
REDCap Training: October 22, 2019, 2-4pm MT (via Zoom) Please join the Mountain West CTR-IN and University of New Mexico's CTSC via Zoom Video Conferencing for our live REDCap Basic Training. REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data, it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for clinical and translational research studies and operations. The training is designed for beginners. It provides an introduction to REDCap and its features, and is a good place to start for new users. Registration is required (click here).

I-Trep One-to-One Consulting ServiceOpen Now - awards are first-come, first served! Continuing with their mission to promote success in biomedical entrepreneurship, the I-Trep program offers individual one-to-one consulting to assist in the preparation of proposals and the management of awarded SBIR/STTR grants. Assistance is available for: SBIR/STTR Phase I and Phase II submission or resubmission; accounting and compliance assistance for awarded grants.

NCGR Fall 2019 Bioinformatics Workshop on Differential Gene Expression 
Nov 11-15, 2019  National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, NM, This program is geared towards training biologists (undergrads, grads, and researchers) with minimal or no bioinformatics experience. Space is limited.

15th of each month
Alaska INBRE travel award application deadline

Oct. 8
Diversity Program Consortium
Award opportunity DPC DaTA (U01)

Oct. 10
Alaska INBRE Multi-Year Developmental Research Pilot Project letter of intent submission deadline

Oct. 11
NIH Regional Seminar
registration deadline


Oct. 13
BLaST Faculty Pilot Project
submission deadline

Oct. 14
EPSCoR Seed Grants
submission deadline

Nov. 15
Alaska INBRE Multi-Year Developmental Research Pilot Project application deadline

Read about IAB Professor Kelly Drew's brain injury research in the latest
e-Aurora on-line magazine.
Same Site, Different Look
What's blue, gray, and read all over? The refreshed NIH Grants and Funding site! It's all the content you rely on, but with an improved interface for mobile devices and updated colors and fonts and more to improve the site's accessibility and streamline navigation. (No changes were made to the site structure or URLs.)
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