FY2017 Annual Inventory


Delia Cuevas will be RFID scanning the campus for FY2017 Annual Inventory. She will be scanning RES and CBH this week.

Please be expecting her and have all assets available to scan. All metal cabinets will need the door opened 1 inch for the antennae to read. If you know of an asset that requires a RFID tag, please email property@unthsc.edu.

Property Control will be contacting the departments for location of assets not scanned for FY2017.

Earth Day Event – Survey & Results


The Earth Day Event, hosted by the Office of Sustainability, was a huge success with just under 592 attendees! If you came, please fill out the survey (link below) to help us plan future events. One participant will win a $25 Amazon.com gift card. Survey closes on Friday by 4pm.

The winners of the prizes (museum tickets, gift cards, goodie bags) were Karen Johnson, Deep Shah, Casandra Castillo, Irina Allen, Catherine Williamson, and Linya Li. Dennis Barfoot won the gift card for the electronic recycling.

The winners of the Upcycle Contest were:

First Place ($75 gift card) ? Deanna Tran with Texas Bluebonnets

Second Place ($50 gift card) ? Elizabeth Harshman with Texas Ranger Pallet

Third Place ($25 gift card) ? Elizabeth Harshman with Pallet Nightstand

Paid Summer Research Opportunity for TCOM Students: Medical Student Training in Aging Research-MSTAR-IHA 2017- Applications invited until 1st May 2017


This is an excellent paid summer research opportunity in Geriatrics/aging for TCOM students with $1000 stipend. The TCOM students who will have successfully completed Year-I by June 2017 are eligible to attend the program. Along with strong research component, MSTAR-IHA program also include clinical shadowing in geriatrics which will be counted towards TCOM year II preceptor requirement. Please follow this link for more details:

If you have any further questions, or need guidance with application please contact Dr. Kiran Chaudhari, MD PhD, Coordinator, MSTAR, at Kiran.Chaudhari@unthsc.edu OR Dr. Janice Knebl, DO MBA, Director, Center for Geriatrics at Janice.Knebl@unthsc.edu

Request for Proposals 2017 Collaborative Pilot/Seed Grant. Application Due: May 24, 2017 5:00 PM


Request for Proposals
2017 Collaborative Pilot/Seed Grant
Application Due: May 24th, 5 p.m. CDT

Purpose and Program Scope:
The purpose of this program is to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative and/or translational research between members of the Institute for Molecular Medicine (IMM) and the local community. Research proposals submitted under this RFP program must belong to areas of research interest to the IMM and include a collaborator. Collaborations may be with colleagues in the same or a different Center within the IMM, or with members of another institute/department or school. Interactions between IMM faculty and practitioner?s in area healthcare facilities (e.g.: JPS, Cook Children?s, etc) are also encouraged. However, approved MOUs, or demonstrated feasibility of obtaining all necessary MOUs in a timely manner is required. Please note that while pre-existing collaborations are allowed, novel interactions are encouraged and will receive prioritization. In all cases, the PI must be a faculty member of the IMM. A faculty member may serve as a Co-I on multiple applications, but can only be PI on one submission.
The goal of this program is to enable faculty to perform pilot studies that will lead to multi-PI follow-on funding applications. Proposals will be evaluated according to the program priorities: collaborative, translational, and clinical research, with emphasis on those with potential for extramural funding. It is anticipated that up to six such seed grants will be awarded at $20,000 per award.
Grant Budgets:
Expenditures will be restricted by state regulations. Funds may be utilized for direct expenditures beneficial to the research in the following categories under this program:
1. Personnel Support: Funds can be used for Post-doctoral, graduate and undergraduate student assistantships, as well as for technical staff.
2. Fringe Benefits as they pertain to the type of appointment listed in personnel support.
3. Expendable scientific items, services, equipment and equipment maintenance needed for the execution of the proposed research project.
4. Equipment: modest amounts may be considered
5. Core facility charges.

Funds may not be budgeted or used for the following: Faculty salaries; Building construction, alteration, renovation, rent, or utilities; Student tuition, fees, scholarships or fellowships; Membership dues; Overhead; Non-UNTHSC personnel; or Travel.

Grantee Requirements:
The PI on the proposal will be responsible for monitoring the research progress and providing a final research report. The IMM should be acknowledged on any publications resulting from this support. The final report requires a statement of the research objective, a brief report on the research progress made under the grant, a list of publications resulting from the grant, and a list of potential sponsors to whom grant requests were or will be submitted (PIs, amount, duration, etc.). The final report is due to the IMM Executive Directors Office within 60 days after the termination of the grant.

Submission Deadline:
Only electronically submitted proposals in Adobe PDF format will be accepted. The Principal Investigator must email the proposal to Ms. Deanna Ranker (Deanna.Ranker@unthsc.edu). Proposals must be received by 5 PM local time on May 24, 2017 for a July 1, 2017 start date. An email confirming receipt of the proposal will be sent to the submitting PI only. All awarded funds will be available for a period of 12 months (7/1/2017-6/30/2018). No grant funds will be distributed to investigators until all UNTHSC regulatory requirements have been fulfilled (IRB approval, IACUC approved protocols, RCOI Training and Annual Disclosure documents, biosafety review, safety training, MOUs for external collaborators, etc.).

Copyrights and Patent Rights:
All intellectual property developed during the course of a funded project will be governed by the policies of UNTHSC.

Grant Application:
The application should use Arial, Times New Roman, or Calibri 12 pt. fonts. Margins should be set at narrow (0.5? top, bottom, left and right). Applications text should be single spaced. The following components should be included in the application:

a) Summary/Abstract (1 page)
b) Specific Aims (1 page)
c) Research Strategy (3 pages, including topical headings of ?Significance? and ?Innovation?)
d) Sustainability plan (1 page) (An explanation of how the results from the proposed project will facilitate development and funding of an extramurally funded program or study.
e) References (no page limit)
f) Budget (maximum of $20,000, 1 page)
g) Budget justification (1 page, include other funding sources that enhance feasibility)
h) Statement of available resources (1 page)
i) NIH-style Biosketches of all key personnel

Review Procedures and Evaluation Criteria:
Proposals submitted to this program will be reviewed by the IMM Executive Committee. Executive Committee members involved in any of the submitted proposals, or with any real or perceived conflict-of-interest, will recuse themselves from discussion of that proposal. The review will utilize criteria that address the program priorities as detailed above.

Questions should be directed to Bob Barber (Robert.Barber@unthsc.edu)

Campus Human Resources remains in EAD, Room 280


As of April 26, the UNT System Human Resources Department has temporarily relocated to 3909 Hulen St.

The UNTHSC Campus HR Department remains in EAD, Room 280.

Find helpful folks for your HR needs:

All of Human Resources will return to the HSC campus in 2018 or 2019 when the new interdisciplinary research and education building is completed.

Phone numbers and emails for UNTHSC Campus HR Department and System HR staff will not change.

System HR departments relocating:
-Talent Acquisition
-Talent Management
-Total Rewards
-Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Carole Mendelson, Ph.D., UTSWMC, will present seminar entitled “Fetal to Maternal Signaling in the Timing of Birth” on 5/12/17, 11:00-12:00, LIB-110


Dr. Carole Mendelson, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director, North Texas March of Dimes birth Defects Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present a seminar entitled “Fetal to Maternal Signaling in the Timing of Birth” on May 12, 2017, 11:00-12:00, LIB-110.