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Newsletter October 2012
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In This Issue

News Highlights
Training & Events
Upcoming Deadlines
Under the Microscope
Grant Tip of the Month
Educational Videos
Other News
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Training & Events  


Click Training

Fundamentals and Advanced Topics of the IRB


Monday, October 29
Translational Research in Progress (TRIP) Seminar

Tuesday, October 30
OSR Town Hall

Thursday, November 1
PI Lecture Series

Friday, November 2
Life Science Startup Bootcamp

Monday, November 19
2012 Fall Cores Workshop

Upcoming Deadlines

Friday, October 19
Pfizer-CTI Call for Proposals – Last Chance

News Highlights 

Want to Hear Personal Stories from Other Entrepreneurs at NYU?
Go to the NYU Life Science Startup Bootcamp

Don't miss the One-Day Life Science Startup Bootcamp on Friday, November 2, packed with a series of topics and speakers, lunch and more! The NYU Life Science Startup Bootcamp is a new initiative to introduce NYU faculty, graduate students, and research staff to the basic activities associated with commercializing life science research via the creation of a startup venture. Read more

Pilot Study Funding Available for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Research – Deadline: December 28

The NYU Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) is soliciting pilot study proposals for research on Alzheimer's disease (AD) or related disorders from promising early-stage investigators and from established investigators newly involved in or beginning a new line of relevant research. Several awards of up to $35,000 for one year will be issued, based upon peer review. Read more.  

Save Money and Gain Time in Your DNA Sequencing Projects

New DNA sequencing services are available through GenScript. Now, experience lower pricing, later sample pick-up (7 p.m.), four convenient drop box locations throughout campus, and next day data delivery and simple web interface. To sign up, go to click "log in," and create a new account. Read more

Yellow Research Encounter Labels Updated

The yellow Research Encounter Labels that are required to be affixed to all clinical orders pertaining to research studies have been updated. The new labels now include the 6-digit Project ID number from the Enterprise Connect Financial Account Number (a.k.a. "Chart-string"). Read more.  

Encounter Labels

Under the Microscope  

Interview with Abram Goldfinger, Executive Director of
Office of Industrial Liaison (OIL)

Abram Goldfinger1) What are some of the tasks you are responsible for on a day-to-day basis?
Meeting with faculty and students about their new ideas, negotiating research and license agreements with companies to develop NYU technologies into products, and helping to start new companies around NYU technologies.

2) What made you interested in your field?
I had worked in R&D at MIT and a couple of companies, designing computer and robotics systems. I had also done some technology assessment for a venture capital firm which got me interested in how businesses are created around new technologies, so I went back to get an MBA and then wanted to do something involving business and technology. Academic tech transfer was just starting to grow at that time and seemed like a great way to combine business and technology to create new companies and develop products to help people.

3) What is your favorite part about your job?
When a collaboration with a company comes together or a new company is formed that leads to a product being developed based on NYU technology to help patients.

4) What was your position prior to joining NYULMC?
I headed the Tech Transfer Office at Thomas Jefferson University, an academic medical center in Philadelphia.

5) What is the oddest job you ever had?
I worked as an intramural ice hockey referee in college (useful experience for resolving licensing disagreements).

Grant Tip of the Month  

"Instructions in the Funding Opportunity Announcement supersede instructions from the PHS398 and SF424 guides for NIH applications."

For more information, contact the OSR Grants Support Team:
or visit the Grants Support Team website.

Educational Videos   view more videos >

Considerations in NIH Budgeting

"Considerations in NIH Budgeting," by Anthony Carna, Director of SPA

This workshop explores the advantages of detailed non-modular budgets and identifies often-overlooked budgeting considerations that could affect your program's long-term financial health. Topics include pearls and pitfalls, creating a timeline for writing, and obtaining 4 to 5 years of funding. To view this video, click here.

Other News  
Now Available Online – The BioRepository Center (BRC) "How to Guide for Obtaining Human Biospecimens"
Office of Research Education (ORE) Presents NCURA TV: Panel Discussion on International Collaborations: Negotiations and Compliance
New Institutional Review Board (IRB)-Office of Clinical Trials (OCT) Transmittal Form for Obtaining NYULMC Study Numbers
Revised Contracting Responsibilities Guidance Documents, from the OCT
Stand Up and Be Counted among Our Research Professionals: Become a Member of ACCRM Today!

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