UW News

January 10, 2008

Health Sciences research opportunities

The UW Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is accepting applications from investigators for technology access grants to support translational or clinical research. Grants will provide up to $10,000 in costs related to services provided to grantees through an ITHS-approved facility core, shared resource, or cost center. Special priority will be given to junior faculty with limited funding and to first time applicants. The first application deadline for this new program is Friday, Feb. 1. The application and instructions can be found at http://nwiths.org/Proposals.htm. For more information, contact Kathy Long at 206-598-4700 or ithsapps@u.washington.edu.  

The UW’s Northwest Lipid Research Clinic at Harborview Medical Center is recruiting participants for a new diet study on low HDL cholesterol and high triglyceride levels. The study will test two different diets for a month to see how each affects cholesterol, blood flow, and inflammation. Participants in the study will be provided food for two months, and given instructions for following each diet. They will also receive a physical exam and EKG test; special tests of body fat, insulin levels, and blood flow; a travel stipend; and expert nutrition advice. For more information, contact Karin Johnson at kwjohn@u.washington.edu or 206-744-9204.

The UW Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center (DERC) invites applications for its Pilot and Feasibility Research Awards to support new research in the area of diabetes and related metabolic-endocrine diseases. New UW faculty who wish to develop a research program related to diabetes, as well as established UW faculty who are new to the field, may request up to $50,000 per year for one or two years. Letters of intent are due by January 11 and should be sent by email to DENIS G. BASKIN, associate director of the Pilot and Feasibility Study Program, at derc@u.washington.edu. Applications are due by February 11. More information about the program and the application process can be found at http://depts.washington.edu/diabetes/PFStudies/funding.htm.