July 2015
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the UIC College of Pharmacy Research Newsletter
Message from Dr. Joanna Burdette, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the first issue of what will be a monthly update on research happenings in the College.  Our goal is to share news, events and our successes and keep everyone informed.  Please e-mail Martina Vaskova with any material you would like to see included in future issues.

I would also like to invite you to explore our new Research and Graduate Students web pages. We put together informative and current resources for your use and would welcome any feedback you may have.

Summer Research Training Programs in the College

ASPET SURF Fellowships
This program introduces undergraduate students to biomedical research in order to  increase the number of young scientists entering the biomedical research disciplines.  Read more and meet 2015 SURF Fellows and their mentors here.
Riback Fellowships
Riback Award supports intensive, 10 week research training for PharmD students under the supervision of a College of Pharmacy faculty mentor. Read more and meet 2015 Riback Fellows here.
Riback and SURF fellows research mini Symposium
Our Summer Fellows from both programs will be presenting their research in poster session on Thursday, July 23rd, 1-3pm.  Feel free to stop by.  Find out details here.

Getting to know our faculty members
Welcome new MCP faculty members!
Laura Sanchez, PhD (left) and Alessandra Eustaquio, PhD will join the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy this fall semester.

Congratulations on new research funding!
Our faculty members continue to succeed in competing for research funding.  Young Jeong and Greg Thatcher received new R01 grants, while Terry Moore, Gail Mahady, Edith Nutescu and Simon Pickard were recently funded from other sources.

View the full funding news.
More Research News
Behind the Name: The Center for Biomolecular Sciences

In the coming months, the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology will assume a new name: The Center for Biomolecular Sciences. Founded more than 20 years ago by Dr. Michael Johnson, the Center has been at the forefront of research in the College. However, the current name needed to be changed to better represent the broad pharmaceutically-oriented research in the Center. The name change is expected to provide a fresh stimulus for the future success of the Center and attract an influx of highly motivated students and bright scientists..

Read more about the Center here.
UIC Campus Research Committees, what they do and who is going
Research Resources Center Executive Advisory Panel and Advisory Committee
To provide advice and recommendations concerning the management of the RRC in terms of continuing the development of progressive, service oriented programs that are responsive to the needs of the faculty.
Joanna Burdette
Debra Tonetti

RRC update: The Mass Spec Core is interviewing and should hire a new staff member this summer. Greg Thatcher is on the interview team.

Information Technology Governance Council-Research-High Performance Computing Cluster Executive Governance Committee
To facilitate research at UIC.  To understand user requirements and make required changes to adjust to researcher's needs in the general-purpose cluster.
Daniel Touchette
Todd Lee

OVCR Research Advisory Council
The Research Advisory Council (RAC), an advisory body composed of Associate Deans for Research in each of the UIC Colleges, provides counsel and feedback, as well as recommendations to the Vice Chancellor for Research regarding research-related thrust areas and policies, procedures, and guidelines on research administration.
Joanna Burdette

RAC update:
START myResearch portal (online proposal management tool for PIs and administrators) new features.  You can see more here.

Important Dates/Upcoming Events
SURF and Riback Fellows Research mini Symposium  
7/23/15 at 1 pm
College of Pharmacy, Rooms 212/216 (2 North Suite)

CBC Summer Workshop in Proteomics and Informatics 2015 

8/3-8/6/15 whole day
UIC College of Pharmacy Teaching Center

New TAs Orientation  
8/19/15 at 2 pm
College of Pharmacy, Room 134-3

Grantsmanship: Crafting Your New NIH Biosketch
9/3/15 at 10 am
School of Public Health, Auditorium   

Below is list of events that are coming up but do not yet have set date.  Monitor the website and watch out for e-mail announcements. 

Pharmapalooza to welcome new graduate students to the College

End of August/early September

Image Competition for graduate students and postdocs

Vahlteich Research Awards for faculty members
late October

View all College of Pharmacy Events

Office of the Associate Dean for Research
 and Graduate Education

Joanna E. Burdette
, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education  
Seungpyo Hong, PhD, Director of Graduate Education 
Hyunyoung Jeong, PharmD, PhD, Acting Director of Graduate Education (Fall 2015) 
UIC College of Pharmacy | 312-355-0943| copresearch@uic.edu |pharmacy.uic.edu/research
833 S. Wood Street (MC 874)
Chicago, IL 60612

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