Weekly Update

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

October 14, 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 Service:  Open 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.

Alaska Indigenous Research Programs: Promoting Resilience, Health and Wellness: Registration opens in November 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 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, and 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:
May 4-8, 2020 - Advanced Research Course
May 11-15 - Research Ethics Course
May 18-22 - Introductory Research Course

For more information, contactg Lauren Smayda at or (907) 729-4551, or visit the program web page at

Fall 2019 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration:
Nov. 6-8, 2019, Phoenix, AZ 
The NIH Regional Seminar serves the NIH mission of providing education and training for the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists. The seminar is intended to demystify the application and review process, clarify federal regulations and polices, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern. General registration deadline ends Oct 11, 2019; late/onsite registration Oct 12-Nov 8.

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.

ALASKA INBRE: also available at
Multi-Year Pilot Opportunity - deadline November 15, 2019
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.


Upcoming Presentations, Talks, and Lectures

ONE HEALTH SEMINARS - Mondays 4-5pm @ UAF Murie Auditorium
Oct 14 - Dr. Christa Mulder, Professor of Ecology at UAF, presents "Tales of the unexpected: Phenology of Boreal berry-producing plants under climate change."
Oct 21 - Dr. Shere Byrd, Professor of Biology at Fort Lewis College, presents "A 'Dirty Mouse' Model for Studying Immune Response."

EVENING AT EGAN - Fridays 7-8:30PM @ UAS Egan Library
Oct 18 - Dr. Sanjay Pyare, UAS Associate Professor of Environmental Science presents "Sumatra to Southeast Alaska: What the Journey of a Migratory Seabird Can Teach Us"
IAB LIFE SCIENCE SEMINARS - Fridays 4-5pm @ UAF Murie Auditorium
Oct 18 - Diane Wagner presents ""The enemy within: Impacts of the aspen leaf miner in interior Alaska"
Oct 25 - Skip Walker presents "Navigating the New Arctic Landscape evolution and adapting to change in ice-rich permafrost systems"
Nov 1 - Brandon Briggs presents "Geomicrobiomes of extreme environments and their biotechnological applications"

15th of each month
Alaska INBRE travel award application deadline

Oct. 21 Deadline EXTENDED!
EPSCoR Seed Grants
submission deadline


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

NIH MOSAIC (UE5) application deadline
2019 NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference
Las Vegas - Oct 7-9, 2019

Alaska INBRE was well represented at the recent conference, with presentations from Graduate Research Assistant Tracie Haan (UAF), Piloted Researcher Dr. Jennifer Shaw (Southcentral Foundation), and Co-I and Bioinformatics Director Dr. Jason Burkhead (UAA).
New Post on NIH Extramural Nexus

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