CHER Chicago accepting applications for new grants

Three one-year grants totaling $50,000 apiece will be available to investigators through the Center for Health Equity Research Chicago (CHER Chicago) research pilot program. This is the third round of funding, which begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020. Applications are due by midnight on Jan. 22, 2019. Projects must include at least one of the following areas: Secondary data analyses Feasibility trial studies Building on existing protocols with an exploratory…

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Greeting cards latest creative outlet for Barbara Warnecke

Whether it’s on her daily walk through the neighborhood or a stroll down a supermarket aisle, Barbara Warnecke sees an interesting image to photograph wherever she is. A former elementary schoolteacher and artist, Warnecke needed another creative outlet after her painting became too physically taxing. A friend suggested to her husband, Richard Warnecke, PhD, professor emeritus of epidemiology, public administration and sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, that photography could fill…

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Two foundations funding new research for cancer investigators

University of Illinois at Chicago cancer researchers will have the opportunity to submit proposals for two new grants. The UI Cancer Center will manage the letters of intent, and since both are limited competitions, only one applicant for each sponsor will be selected. The researcher will then be notified he/she can move forward and submit his/her proposal to the foundation. The first is from the Mary Kay Foundation, a non-profit public foundation which…

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Newly activated UI Cancer Center clinical trials

The following studies have recently been activated for patient enrollment by the University of Illinois Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO). Please click on the link to learn about the details regarding the study on Clinical Trials.gov. For more information or questions about a study, please email cancertrials@uic.edu or call 312-355-5112. AFT-28: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) versus LMWH +/- warfarin for VTE in cancer: A randomized effectiveness trial (CANVAS Trial). https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02744092?term=aft28&rank=1 Principal Investigator:…

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UI Cancer Center names pilot grant award winners

Six research projects totaling $400,000 have been awarded by the University of Illinois Cancer Center in its inaugural MPI/R01 Development Award program. The research programs are divided into three groups: Cancer Prevention and Control; Cancer Biology; and Translational Oncology. The awardees are: Grant 1 - $125,000 for one year – Cancer Biology Program Basabi Rana, PhD, professor of surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and Pradip Raychaudhuri, PhD, professor of…

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