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Research Institute Newsletter - September 2016

From the desk of the Executive Director

Jamie Caldwell

Greetings Research Community: I hope you all have been enjoying your summer. Despite a few staffing challenges and shortages this past year, the Research Institute had a very successful FY 2016. We look forward to an exciting FY 2017. Over the past several months you have heard about new training initiatives planned by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. Recently, there was a university broadcast announcing the new required training for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the Responsible Conduct of Research, and the new Research and Discovery Grand Rounds Lecture Series. The next lecture is October 27, 2016. The required training will go into effect on January 1, 2017.
Details on the training as well as news and updates from divisions within the Research Institute are listed below.

Jamie Caldwell
Executive Director, KU Medical Center Research Institute

New Required Training for Research Personnel

Research and discovery is one of our primary missions at KU Medical Center, and we are very proud of the exciting research that is being carried out here. We must remain vigilant that our researchers and their teams are performing only the highest quality of research. Therefore, the Research Institute is sponsoring new required training for all KU Medical Center research personnel.

All individuals involved in the design, conduct or reporting of research, regardless of funding source or whether the research involves human subjects or animals, will be required to complete training on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). This training will be provided through a combination of online and in-person formats.
In addition, all personnel engaged in the execution of a clinical trial (investigators and clinical research coordinators formally listed as members of a clinical trial study team) will be required to complete Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. GCP training will be provided online through CITI. This training is in addition to the required basic human subjects training that all personnel involved in any type of human research activity must take every three years. Because this GCP training is required by certain sponsors and has already been a requirement in certain areas of KUMC, some individuals involved in clinical research at KUMC have already taken this training. If you have already taken the GCP training, you will not need to retake the training until the three-year expiration.

If you have any questions about this program, please email Mary Hindle, Research Institute education and training manager, at mhindle2@kumc.edu.

Research and Discovery Grand Rounds Dates

Be sure to mark your calendar for Research and Discovery Grand Rounds, which will take place monthly and can fulfill the live seminars/presentation portion of the new Responsible Conduct of Research Training requirement. These sessions will be available to attend in person or via ITV.
The next Research and Discovery Grand Rounds dates include:

October 27, 2016
Speakers: Dr. Benjamin Hurlbut
Topic: Limits of Progress: Governing from IVF to Gene Editing
Location: Lied Auditorium  

November 4, 2016
Speakers: Dr. Richard Barohn and Crystal Cameron-Vedros
Topic: Open Access Publication
Location: Wahl Hall West

To learn more and find the full schedule of R&D GR conferences, go to myKUMC.

Sponsored Programs Administration

STAFF UPDATES
Diana Weber, Senior Grant Administrator for Post Award
Nealey Grosdidier, Grant Administrator for Pre Award
Michael Albright, Grants and Contracts Administrator

Lena Chen, Grant Financial Manager, retired on June 30, 2016  

Pre Award: Sponsored Programs Administration has implemented a change based on faculty and research administrator feedback.  Two Pre Award Administrators are assigned to specific departments so that faculty and researchers will know exactly who they should work with on proposal submissions, JITS, RPPRS and other Pre Award items. Emails for Pre Award Administrators can be addressed to spa@kumc.edu.

Post Award:
Assignments have also been updated so faculty and research administrators will know who to work with after the application is funded and through the life of the grant for questions regarding allowability, expenditures, and no-cost extensions.  Post Award now has their own email address: SPA-Post@kumc.edu.

For post-the-award subawards and incoming contracts that are routed through the SPA office, please contact Kathryn Einsel and Michael Albright.  Their email address is SPACONTRACTS@kumc.edu.
 
The team lists are now on our website.    

ELECTRONIC PROPOSAL ROUTING SHEET (ePRS) UPDATE
We're getting closer!  We are offering rolling "introductions" to the ePRS for the research administrators and faculty, so look for the broadcast announcements shortly. The schedule is below.  During this time, we will continue to respond to suggestions and feedback.Our goal is to transition fully to the ePRS by January 2017. 
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016: 4pm - 5pm, Wahl West Auditorium
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016: 9am -10am, Wahl West Auditorium
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016: 12noon - 1pm, Lied Auditorium
Monday, November 7th, 2016: 9am - 10am, Lied Auditorium  

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION TRAINING SERIES (RATS)
http://www.kumc.edu/kumcri/sponsored-programs-administration/educational-opportunities.html The sessions have been a great success so far; thank you to all who have participated. The above link will direct you to future sessions. If you attend seven sessions, you will receive a certificate of completion. The sessions are also recorded and available to be accessed at your convenience.

FEDERAL UPDATE
NIH: The transition of all NIH awards to PMS subaccounts will be complete by September 30, 2016. If your NIH grant is expected to transition, your SPA post award administrator will be contacting you for the following: assign the new Speed Type (all transition accounts must be segregated from the previous funding segment); review of expenditures; clarification of payroll rollover.  Transition awards will be awarded as "Type 4."

KUMC Research Institute Participates in Pilot Program to Streamline Subawards between Universities
The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), of which the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute is a member, is an association of federal agencies, academic research institutions, and research policy organizations that work to streamline the administration of federally sponsored research. FDP members of all sectors cooperate in identifying, testing, and implementing new, more effective ways of managing more than $15 billion in federal research grants.

The new pilot program will test the efficacy and efficiency of using on-line entity profiles in lieu of subrecipient commitment forms.  Currently, these forms are used to obtain information needed by pass-through entities when they are issuing subawards or monitoring their subrecipient entities.  Participating pilot institutions have agreed to review each other's profiles - which are published and maintained in an on-line clearinghouse - in lieu of sending and receiving these individual forms.  Letters of intent to form a subaward are still required, but contain only project specific information.

The on-line entity profile will contain data about the participating institution including demographic data, audit or financial questionnaire results, F&A rates, fringe benefit rates, PHS conflict of interest policy status, debarment and suspension status, and other representations and certifications.

Currently 128 entities are participating.

What this means for the KUMC faculty who collaborate with colleagues at other pilot universities is potentially less delay in proposal submissions and in subaward negotiation.  Continuous evaluation will take place throughout the pilot phase, which ends on June 30, 2017.

More information about the clearinghouse, including a list of participating universities, can be found at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/fdp/PGA_171520

Researchers receiving funded projects for FY16

The following University of Kansas Medical Center projects have received external funding. This list includes funding awards for new projects that have been received in FY16 (7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016).

  • $441,844 - Linda Heitzman-Powell from Kansas Department on Aging and Disability for the proposal “Autism Training.”
  • $54,266 - Gretchen Dickson from Salina Health Education Foundation (United Methodist Health Ministry Fund) for the proposal “Kansas Breastfeeding Initiative 2015.”
  • $21,385 - Thomas Yankee from The Children’s Mercy Hospital & Clinic for the proposal “The Influence of IL-33 Signaling in Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells, Regulatory T Cells and Hepatic Fibrosis in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients.”
  • $35,000 - Linda Heitzman-Powell from The University of Alaska Anchorage for the proposal “Capacity Building for Autism Intervention FY16.”
  • $318,494 - Michael Artman from Kansas Department of Health and Environment for the proposal “Outreach Peds FY16.”
  • $50,048 - E. Morris Matthew from American Heart Association Midwest for the proposal “Hepatic PGC1alpha Regulates TAG Secretion.”
  • $33,522 - Devin Koestler from Tufts University for the proposal “Microbiomes in Human Pancreatic Cancer.”
  • $173,450 - Neal Segal from University of Iowa (NIH) for the proposal “Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST).”
  • $102,071 - Laura Martin from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., for the proposal “Psychosocial Stress as a Vulnerability Factor for Problem Gambling.”
  • $45,300 - Andrew Godwin from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (NIH) for the proposal “Glycomic Analysis of Exosomes Present in the Ascites and Plasma of Ovarian Cancer Patients."
  • $132,117 - Steven Stites from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the proposal “Cystic Fibrosis Care Center 2015-16.”
  • $20,000 - Lisette Jacobson from Kearney County Health Care Foundation for the proposal “Pioneer Baby: A Focus Group Study Leading to Improved Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes.”
  • $799,298 - Heather Schrotberger from Kansas Department for Children and Families for the proposal “Kansas Early Head Start FY2016.”
  • $15,000 - Kim Kimminau from Johnson County, Kansas for the proposal “Assessment and Mapping of Food Sandbars in Johnson County.”
  • $52,500 - Jed Lampe from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. for the proposal “Defining the Hydrophobic and Electrostatic Interactions between CYP3A and CYPb5.”
  • $40,500 - Hao Zhu from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. for the proposal “Atomic Structure of a Multi-Domain Redox Enzyme Ncb5or Implicated in Diseases.”
  • $46,500 - Farbia Behbod from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. for the proposal “Role of BCL9 in STAT3 Signaling and DCIS Invasive Progression.”
  • $78,395 - Russ Waitman from Patient-Center Outcomes Research Institute for the proposal “The Greater Plains Collaborative (Phase 1 Supplement) - Health Systems Demonstration Project.”
  • $247,866 - Roy Jensen from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “E-Decidete: Mobile Cessation Support for Latino Smokers in Mexico.”
  • $78,000 - Czarina Sanchez from American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases for the proposal “AASLD 2015 NP/PA fellowship.”
  • $342,615 - Carolyn Schmidt from Kansas Department of Health and Environment for the proposal “Community Collaborative Prenatal Care Program.”
  • $67,365 to Pamela Barnes from Department of Health and Human Services for the proposal “Nurse Faculty Loan Program.”
  • $10,000 - Joseph Tash from Burroughs Wellcome Fund for the proposal “Effects of Novel Non-hormonal Male Contraceptive Agents on Ovarian Function.”
  • $143,000 - Jason Stubbs from American Heart Association Midwest for the proposal “Intestinal Microbiota and Atherosclerosis Risk in Chronic Kidney Disease.”
  • $635,619 - Sarah Kessler from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Adapting the HITSystem to Support PMTCT Retention and ART Adherence.”
  • $450,000 - Priyanka Sharma from Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO for the proposal “Evaluation of BRCAness phenotype as prognostic marker in triple-negative breast cancer utilizing specimens from SWOG 9313.”
  • $65,000 - Scott Belliston from National Multiple Sclerosis Society for the proposal “Clinical Care Physician Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship.”
  • $407,700 - Peter Smith and Jay Vivian (Multiple PI’s) from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Role of a BHLHB9 Polymorphism in the Etiology of a Developmental Disorder.”
  • $47,082 - Neal Segal from Kurume University for the proposal “Hybrid Training System.”
  • $39,409 - Colin McCoin from Veteran Affairs Medical Center for the proposal “Mitochondrial Mitophagy in the Development and Treatment of NAFLD.”
  • $10,000 - Lisette Jacobson from Kansas Department of Health and Environment for the proposal “Pioneer Baby-Moving toward a Health Promotion Program via Focus Groups.”
  • $50,000 - Steven Levine from Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute for the proposal “AAV Gene Therapy for Krabbe Disease.”
  • $762,782 to John Miles from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “FFA Production from Triglyceride-rich Lipoproteins.”
  • $71,500 - T.R. Kumar from a Private Sponsor for a research grant
  • $89,722 - Edward Ellerbeck from Agile Health for the proposal “Kick Butts: Mobile Engagement and Cessation Support for Latino Smokers.”
  • $226,500 - Irfan Saadi from University of Delaware for the proposal “A Web-based Craniofacial Disease Gene Discovery Tool SysCLFT.”
  • $1,651,565 - Douglas Wright from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Painful Versus Insensate Diabetic Neuropathy.”
  • $1,359,000 - Darren Wallace from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Role of Periostin in Polycystic Kidney Disease.”
  • $405,000 - Christine Daley from S.G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for the proposal “Continuing an American Indian Breast Cancer Disparities Training Program.”
  • $831,402 - Sue Min Lai from Kansas Department of Health and Environment for the proposal “Kansas Cancer Registry.”
  • $135,876 - Russell Swerdlow from a Private Sponsor for a research grant.
  • $337,500 - T.R. Kumar from University of Colorado Denver for the proposal “FSH and Inhibin B Dysregulation in Obesity: Functional and Statistical Analysis.”
  • $146,235 - Shrikant Anant from Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics for the proposal “In Vitro and In Vivo Testing of Three Novel Compounds in Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma.”
  • $14,991 - Heather Schrotberger from University of Kansas Center for Research (The University of North Carolina) for the proposal “Educare Follow-up Studies.”
  • $136,599 - Donna Sweet from University of Illinois at Chicago (HHS) for the proposal “AIDS Education and Training Centers Program.”
  • $4,530 - Jason Springer from University of Pennsylvania (NIH) for the proposal “Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC).”
  • $60,500 - Elizabeth Ablah from Medical Society of Sedgwick County (Center for Disease Control) for the proposal “Kansas Health Information Network.”
  • $62,593 - Hope Krebill from Health Communication Impact LLC for the proposal “Recruiting Underserved Populations into Clinical Trials with Customizable Media.”
  • $20,000 - Hao Zhu from Research Institute, Inc. for the proposal “Rescue of mtDNA-derived Defects by Mitochondria-targeted mRNA Import and Translation.”
  • $100,000 - Andrew Godwin from Braden’s Hope Foundation for the proposal “The Achilles’ Heel and Novel Targeted Therapies of Ewing Sarcoma.”
  • $975,000 - Eve-Lynn Nelson from Department of Health and Human Services for the proposal “Telehealth Rural Outreach to Children of Kansas (Telehealth ROCKS).”
  • $300,000 to Eve-Lynn Nelson from a Private Sponsor for a research grant.
  • $44,556 - Neekum Sharma from American Association of Immunologists for the proposal “Understanding the Role of NKG2D Signaling in Autoimmune Diabetes.”
  • $488,562 - Navneet Dhillon National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Impact of Opiate Abuse on HIV-mediated Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling.”
  • $553,754 - Jody Olson University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (NIH) for the proposal “A Multi-Center Group to Study Acute Liver Failure.”
  • $1,223,588 - Ana Paula Cupertino from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “S.C.O.R.E: Students for Community-Oriented Research and Education.”
  • $9,403,386 - Lemuel R. Waitman from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for the proposal “GPC Clinical Data Research - PCORnet Phase II.”
  • $7,550 - Nicole Nollen from Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health for the proposal “Access to Healthy Food and Neighborhood Walkability: Insights through Inter-professional Curricula.”
  • $415,250 - Alan Yu from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study of Nicotinamide in Polycystic Kidney Disease.”
  • $25,300 - Mark Fisher from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. for the proposal “Stability and dynamics of Immunoglobulins.”
  • $743,228 - Madhulika Sharma from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Implication of Notch Signaling Pathway in HIV Associated Nephropathy.”
  • $5,389,445 - James Calvet from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Kansas PKD Research and Translation Core Center.”
  • $315,202 - Darren Wallace from a NovaTarg for the proposal “Synthesize and Evaluate Novel, Potent and OCT2-selective Biguanides for Lead Optimization.”
  • $101,279 - Jinxi Wang from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. for the proposal “Noninvasively Relieving Joint Contracture by Using Ultrasound-assisted Laser Technique - Remove Scar Tissues in the Knee Joint.”
  • $412,384 - Jason Stubbs from Spectradyne LLC for the proposal “Low Cost Electronic Detection of Molecular Aggregation for Rapid Drug Development.”
  • $537,627 - Mei Liu from Northwestern University for the proposal “Effect of ACA Medicaid Expansion on Diabetes: Diagnosis, Treatment, Patient Compliance, and Health Outcomes.”
  • $1,908,712 - Hiroshi Nishimune and John Stanford (Multiple PI’s) from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Exercise-activated Mechanisms Reduce Degeneration of Aged Neuromuscular Junctions.”
  • $759,334 - Tracie Collins from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Text Messaging to Promote Walking in Latinos with Peripheral Arterial Disease.”
  • $15,000 - Cheryl Gibson from the Hartwig Legacy Foundation for the proposal “KC Healthy Starts.”
  • $85,800 - E. Matthew Morris from Veteran Affairs Medical Center for the proposal “Mitochondrial Mitophagy in the Development and Treatment of NAFLD.”
  • $596,826 - Russell Swerdlow from Alzheimer’s Association for the proposal “Trial of Oxaloacetate in Alzheimer’s Disease (TOAD) Study.”
  • $157,355 - Bhaskar Das from a Private Sponsor for a research grant.
  • $108,000 - Jianming Qiu from University of Iowa (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) for the proposal “Novel Parvovirus Vector for Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy.”
  • $20,000 - Jed Lampe from Research Institute, Inc. for the proposal “Structural and Functional Consequences of CYP3A7 Metabolism in the Neonatal Liver.”
  • $1,019,273 - Susana Patton from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “An Interactive mHealth App for Better Glycemic Control in Families of Young Kids with T1D.”
  • $39,655 - Andrew Godwin from a Private Sponsor for a research grant.
  • $19,998 - Linda Heitzman-Powell from Intellispeak, LLC (HHS) for the proposal “Development of the Incident Alerting System to Decrease Negative Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities and Law Enforcement Officers.”
  • $39,854 - Debora Daniels from Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics for the proposal “Getting Ready to Read: A Book Sharing Intervention for Infants and Caregivers”.
  • $10,000 - Heather Schrotberger from Hartwig Legacy Foundation for the proposal “KC Healthy Kids.”
  • $38,265 - Ana Paula Cupertino from Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics for the proposal “Teen Pregnancy and Contraception among Latinos: Behaviors and Knowledge in Rural Kansas.”
  • $38,750 - Mazen Dimachkie from Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy for the proposal “Peripheral Neuropathy Consortium.”
  • $30,623 - Nancy Davis from ABFM Foundation, Inc., for the proposal “Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians Part IV in Residency Programs: Preferred Methods and Perceived Impact on Practice.”
  • $35,000 - Eugene Lee from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Tablet-based Application to Improve Perioperative Outcomes in Radical Cystectomy.”
  • $35,000 - Rekha Rao Manepalli from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Role of HSF1 in Regulating BCR and NF-kB Signaling in CLL.”
  • $35,000 - Dan Dixon from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Implementation of the Depression and Anxiety Guidelines: Award for a Mental Health Coordinator.”
  • $60,000 - Richard Barohn from University of Rochester (MDA) for the proposal “Myotonic Network.”
  • $15,000 - Jeffrey Statland from University of Miami (NIH) for the proposal “Clinical Research in ALS and related disorders for Therapeutic Development (CREATE).”
  • $162,000 - Joel Mermis from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for the proposal “Implementation of the Depression and Anxiety Guidelines: Award for a Mental Health Coordinator.”
  • $166,296 - Nteeba Jackson from American Diabetes Association National for the proposal “Role of the Prolactin Receptor in Maternal Glucose Homeostasis and Islet Function.”
  • $80,000 - Ranjan Preet from Prevent Cancer Foundation for the proposal “The RNA Binding Protein HuR as a Novel Exosome Biomarker in Colon Cancer.”
  • $4,500 - Lisa Mische-Lawson from Vantage for the proposal “Promoting Physical Activity and Nutrition through Sensory Enhanced Aquatics.”
  • $3,411,635 - Susan Carlson and Byron Gajewski (Multiple PI’s) from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Supplementation in Pregnancy to Reduce Early Preterm Birth.”
  • $3,379,626 - Kimber Richter from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Changing the Default for Tobacco Treatment.”
  • $160,000 - Stephen Parnell from a Private Sponsor for a research grant.
  • $74,998 - Jill Madden from Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for the proposal “Targeting FoxM1 to Enhance Sensitivity to Carboplatin in Ovarian Cancer.”
  • $80,000 - Eugene Lee from Urology Care Foundation for the proposal “A Carbohydrate Restricted Diet in Patients with Diabetes and Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer.”
  • $70,000 - Douglas Wright from KU Endowment Association for the proposal “Exercise, Double Diabetes and Type 1 Diabetes Complications.”
  • $339,936 - Alexey Ladokhin from City College of New York (NIH) for the proposal “Mechanism of Membrane Pore Formation by Antimicrobial Peptides.”
  • $507,813 - Subhrajit Saha from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Characterization of the Macrophage-derived Regenerative Signals in Intestinal Injury.”
  • $3,499,670 - Jeffrey M Burns from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (NIH) for the proposal “Exercise and Intensive Vascular Risk Reduction in Preventing Dementia.”
  • $65,000 - Ann M Davis from Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City for the proposal “A Continuing Partnership between an Obesity Program and a Primary Care Organization: Healthy Hawks at Turner House Children's Clinic.”
  • $7,018 - Elizabeth Ablah from United Methodist Health Ministry Fund for the proposal “Independence Awareness and Assessment.”
  • $482,400 - Heather Schrotberger from The Family Conservancy (DHHS) for the proposal “Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership.”
  • $10,000 - Animesh Dhar from Research Institute, Inc., for the proposal “KDM3A Histone Demethylase: Novel Epigenetic Target for PDAC Progression.”
  • $25,855 - Jason Springer from The University of Pennsylvania (NIH) for the proposal “Novel Methods for the Conduct of Clinical Trials.”
  • $10,000 - Soumen Paul from Research Institute, Inc., for the proposal “Transcriptional Control of Trophoblast Development.”
  • $10,000 - Andrew Godwin from Research Institute, Inc., for the proposal “Microfluidic Exosome Profiling Platform to Enable Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer.”
  • $39,044 - Jeffrey Statland from FSH Society, Inc., for the proposal “A Portable Wireless Motion Capture System for Patients with FSHD.”
  • $202,230 - Lemuel R Waitman from Group Cooperative Health for the proposal “PCORnet Obesity / Bariatric Study.”
  • $172,050 - Lemuel R Waitman from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for the proposal “PCORnet Obesity Observational Study "Short and Long Term Effects of Antibiotics on Childhood Growth" “.
  • $52,012 - Patrick Fields from Michigan State University (NIH) for the proposal “The Role of Nrf2 in Immune Cell Polarization and Allergic Disease.”
  • $42,000 - Colleen Lechtenberg from Kansas Department of Health Environment (HHS) for the proposal “FLEX Program.”
  • $25,000 - Jamie Myers from Oncology Nursing Society for the proposal “Qigong Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors with Complaints of Decreased Cognitive Function.”
  • $1,400,288 - Douglas E Wright from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE).”
  • $31,261 - Jean Hall from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (DoE) for the proposal “Project Aspire: Achieving Success in Promoting Readiness for Education and Employment.”
  • $34,734 - Jean Hall from University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. (HHS) for the proposal “The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living.”
  • $7,650 - Merlin Butler from Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research, Inc. (HHS( for the proposal “Characterization of Growth Hormone Receptor (GHR) Gene Polymorphism and Scoliosis in Prader-Willi Syndrome.”
  • $160,000 - Xia Zhou from a Private Sponsor for a research grant.
  • $50,000 - Peter Rowe from KU Endowment Association for the proposal “Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis.”
  • $100,000 - Nikki Cheng from the Kansas Board of Regents for the proposal “Advancement of the MMD - Enhance Pre-clinical Drug Testing on Human Cells”.
  • $45,000 - Mark Fisher from The University of Delaware for the proposal “Probing the Transient Reversible Realm of Protein Formulation Design Space using Chaperonin—BLIplatforms.”
  • $41,119 - Sharla Smith from Kansas Association of Local Health Departments for the proposal “Public Health Systems Group- Kansas PBRN study.”
  • $320,000 - Cheryl Gibson from Mid-American Regional Council (Department of Agriculture) for the proposal “Kansas/Missouri Nutrition Incentive Collaboration.”
  • $5,000 - Jill Peltzer from American Holistic Nurses Association for the proposal “Self-Care Practices Among HIV-Infected African American Women.”
  • $167,904 for - Joshua Curry from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “The Role of Claudin-2 in Proximal Tubule Calcium Reabsorption.”
  • $157,707 for - Asona Lui from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “The Role of IFN Inducible Transmembrane Protein 1 (IFITM1) in AI-resistant Breast Cancer.”
  • $267,840 - Jill Morris from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Metabolic Hormones, Aging, and Alzheimer's Disease.”
  • $544,594 - Lemuel R Waitman from Duke University/Duke Clinical Research (PCORI) for the proposal “Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-Centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-Term Effectiveness (ADAPTABLE).”
  • $3,091,226 - Kathleen Gustafson from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Prenatal DHA and Neurofunctional Development.”
  • $3,059,363 - K. Allen Greiner from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Adaptive Intervention - Maximize Colorectal Screening in Safety Net Populations”.
  • $302,000 - Stephen Parnell from Department of Defense for the proposal “Effect of Re-expression of Endogenous Polycystin-1 in Polycystic Kidney Disease.”
  • $26,050 - Heather Schrotberger from The Ounce of Prevention Fund for the proposal “Educare Training Hub.”
  • $23,722 - Judy Johnston from Kansas Department of Health and Environment for the proposal “Community Health Improvement Research in Southwest Kansas.”
  • $113,265 - Peter Rowe from Kansas Board of Regents for the proposal “Kansas-Focused Business Plan Project: Hair Restoration Gel SPR4.”
  • $2,000 - Jordan Craig from American Society of Biomechanics for the proposal “Assessment of Variability and Coordination of Upper and Lower Body Segments During Walking in Healthy Young Adults and Elderly Fallers and Non-fallers.”
  • $563,797 - Jameson Watkins from University of Utah (NIH) for the proposal “MidContinental RMI.”
  • $308,418 - Kenneth Peterson from a Private Sponsor for a research grant.
  • $1,595,503 - William Kinsey from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “PYK2 Function During Fertilization.”
  • $2,000 - Garold Minns from a Private Sponsor for a research grant.
  • $500,000 - Heather Schrotberger from Greater Kansas City Community Foundation for the proposal “Project Eagle/Educare of Kansas City.”
  • $361,268 - Christine Daley from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Development of a Telephone-Based Individual Smoking Cessation Program for American Indians.”
  • $1,924,925 - Jeffrey Bose from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Mechanistic Control of Metabolism and Virulence by Fatty Acid Kinase in MRSA.”
  • $181,232 - Hinrich Staecker from Orbis Biosciences Inc (NIH) for the proposal “Precision Betamethasone Mirospheres for Transtympanic Delivery and SSNHL Treatment.”
  • $50,000 - Masanaga Muto from Lalor Foundation for the proposal “Role of Cited2 in Trophoblast Development and the Establishment of the Hemochorial Placenta.”
  • $50,000 - Ubolrat Piamjariyakul from Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute for the proposal “Coaching on End-of-Life (EOL) Heart Failure Care with Caucasians and African Americans.”
  • $4,887 - Nikki Ang Go from American Academy of Audiology for the proposal “Noise Exposure and Perceptual Deficits in Normal-Hearing Human Ears.”
  • $1,409,386 - Aron Fenton from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “Dissecting Allostery in Pyruvate Kinase.”
  • $93,131 - Tera Fazzino from National Institutes of Health for the proposal “The Effects of Heavy Alcohol Use on Weight Gain in College Freshmen: Examining an Overlooked Calorie Source.”

Clinical Research Administration Division

CRA Staffing Update

We are pleased to announce the promotions of three staff members within the Clinical Research Administration (CRA) division. Congratulations to:

  • Kevin Smilor - Director, Clinical Data Mgmt. & Quality Controls
  • Jeanna Julo - Assistant Director, Clinical Data Mgmt. & Quality Controls (Auditing & Training)
  • Lindsey Atchity - Sr. Clinical Trials Project Mgr.

There have been many new personnel additions in the Clinical Research Administration Division of the KUMC Research Institute as well. We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce new staff in this division:

Budgets & Contracts

Ecy Bullock, MBA, Assistant Director of Budgets & Contracts (ebullock@kumc.edu, 8-5763)
Ecy joined the Research Institute's Clinical Research Administration staff on August 22. Ecy brings a wealth of both financial and clinical trials experience to this role, and we look forward to welcoming him.

Josh Scott, Clinical Trials Contract Associate (jscott21@kumc.edu, 8-0127)
Josh is the CRA division's most recent recruit, having joined the RI on August 8 , and he will be assigned to disease groups after his training is completed.

Regulatory Management
Jessica Cosby (jcosby@kumc.edu, 8-8831)
Disease Groups: Nephrology, Neurology (Multiple Sclerosis), and Neurosurgery.
Jessica joined the CRA Regulatory team in February and has been managing projects for these disease groups since June.

Disha Jetani, BS (djetani@kumc.edu, 8-8830)
Disease Groups: Cardiovascular. 
Disha joined the CRA Regulatory team in February and has been managing projects for the Cardiovascular Research Institute since June.

Kelsey Beller (kbeller@kumc.edu, 8-2051)
Kelsey joined the RI in late June and is currently in training. She will be assigned to her own disease groups once her training is completed.

Meagan Borozinski (mborozinski@kumc.edu, 8-2048)
Meagan joined the RI in late June and is currently in training. She will be assigned to her own disease groups once her training is completed.

KUMC-RI CRA Division will again host the Society of Clinical Research Associates Certification event
December 8, 2016: SoCRA Clinical Research Professional Certification Preparation and GCP Review Course
December 9, 2016: SoCRA CCRP Certification Exam

Sign up through SoCRA at www.socra.org. Please sign up by the end of October. If you plan to attend the prep course and take the exam, you will fill out two different applications. Both need to be sent to SoCRA at the address listed on the forms.
Event information is loaded in the KUMC RI events calendar. For more information or questions, contact Kevin Smilor.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Ensuring ClinicalTrials.gov information is updated properly

Clinicaltrials.gov requires regular review of study information to verify it is accurate and up-to-date. The "Responsible Party" (PI, Grant Awardee or Sponsor) is accountable for information posted about the study. To ensure trial information meets site requirements, the information must be reviewed/released at specific times during a study, including:

  • Every six months for studies that are enrolling
  • Annually for active but NOT enrolling studies
  • When there is a change in the enrollment status
  • When enrollment numbers need to be updated
  • When there are changes in the protocol (e.g. eligibility criteria)

Some studies require results and adverse events to be posted. If your study is an "applicable" clinical trial, results need to be posted within 12 months of the study completion date (NOTE: this is independent from publishing status). Clinicaltrials.gov recently emailed notifications to Investigators/Responsible Party that had one or more records on the site requiring attention. If you received this email, the notification relates to one or more of your study records that are non-compliant with site requirements. Issues that are common include: failure to keep records up-to-date, not releasing previous updates, and failure to review the record at required time points. Failure to update postings when required raises red flags with the FDA. If you received one of these emails, then you need to take action. Log in at register.clinicaltrials.gov (organization: UKansasMCRI) to review, edit (as needed) and release study information. If you do not know your login information, are unsure of what study needs attention, how to edit study information, need guidance navigating the clinicaltrials.gov system or have general questions about the site and site requirements, contact Kevin Smilor (ksmilor@kumc.edu, 913-588-3230) for assistance.

Entering Study Subject in CRIS- VELOS

The Velos eResearch Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) commonly referred to as CRIS at KUMC is used to manage and track Clinical trials and study participants at KUMC.  Additionally, CRIS is an integral part of the KU Hospital billing process. Study and participant data is exported to O2 on a daily basis.  When all information is accurately entered into CRIS, it greatly improves clinical research billing compliance.  For compete details or questions, please contact Kevin Smilor (ksmilor@kumc.edu, 913-588-3230) for assistance.

A pdf version with complete instructions can be found on the RI website.

Semi-Annual Effort Certification

The University's Semi-Annual Effort Certification period is now open. On August 10, 2016, an email notification was sent out to university employees who participate in sponsored research activity. These individuals are required to certify their effort and have a maximum of 21 days to complete their certification. The deadline for the current effort certification period is August 31, 2016. Any questions or concerns regarding the ECRT system should be emailed to ecert@kumc.edu.

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