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PHARMACEUTICS TEAM WINS FIRST PLACE AWARD
A pharmaceutics research team from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy has taken a first place award at this year’s ExcipientFest Americas meeting in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Jason McConville, assistant professor of pharmaceutics, and his graduate student, Javier Morales, captured the first place award for their research poster presentations. Their research poster focused on formulation of buccal films for local and systemic delivery.
HARRY RANSOM CENTER AWARDS MORE THAN 50 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
The Harry Ransom Center has awarded more than 50 research fellowships for 2009-2010. These fellowships support research projects in the humanities that require substantial use of the Center’s collections of manuscripts, rare books, film, photography, art and performing arts materials.
NEW EDITIONS OF NEWSLETTERS AVAILABLE
[A sampling of recent quotes by university faculty members and researchers. To be included in this section, let the Research Alert know when you or a colleague have been quoted.]
June 10, 2009
HEADLINE: Medical group calls for reducing use of BPA
(Dr. Andrea Gore, professor in the College of Pharmacy, is quoted regarding a scientific report from the Endocrine Society in an article about health concerns over bisphenol A, a chemical used in plastics.)
The report notes that hormone-disrupting chemicals behave differently than other toxins. For most toxins, the danger is in the dose, with larger doses posing more risk than small ones, says Andrea Gore, an author of the new statement from the University of Texas at Austin.
Because the body is exquisitely sensitive to hormones, Gore says, even small doses can cause serious problems, especially if babies are exposed during critical development windows, such as before birth. For hormones, the timing of exposure is often far more critical than the amount.
AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
The University of Texas at Austin Stimulus Package Web page is online.
ARRA–CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL
Partnerships to Address Immunization Training and Information Needs of Health Department Staff, Coalitions, Nurses and Medical Residents
Deadline: July 6, 2009
ARRA–DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Teacher Quality Partnership Grants Program
Deadlines: Notice of Intent, June 26, 2009; Application, July 23, 2009
ARRA–NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Recovery Act Limited Competition: Academic Research Enhancement Award
Deadline: Sept. 24, 2009
[This is a limited submission. For more information, please contact email@example.com.]
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Office of Naval Research
Fundamentals of Cyberspace and Software(Opens pdf)
Deadline: Aug. 27, 2009
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NHLBI Systems Biology Collaborations
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Aug. 14, 2009; Application, Sept. 14, 2009
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry
Deadline: July 31, 2009
Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development
Deadlines: Letter of Intent, Aug. 5, 2009; Proposal, Sept. 9, 2009
Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2009
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement
Scialog 2009: Solar Energy Conversion (for tenured science faculty within five years of date of tenure)
Deadlines: Pre-proposal, Aug. 17, 2009; Full Proposal (by invitation), Dec. 1, 2009
Fraunhofer Attract (offers opportunity to develop ideas toward an application)
[Proposals for this grant should be submitted through the Office of Sponsored Projects via the Proposal Review Form. For questions, please call 471-6424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Deadline: Oct. 5, 2009
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