2016 Digestive Disease Center Application now available!
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center (DDC) is accepting grant applications for fiscal year 2017.
Download the 2016 Digestive Disease Application (DOCX)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement issued by the DDC invites submission of investigator-initiated research grants that support original research on digestive diseases, including upper gut motility and acid related diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, pancreaticobiliary diseases, lower gut motility and functional bowel disorders, GI malignancy surveillance and treatments, and hepatology and liver transplantation. Principal Investigators must be full-time members of the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty and only one proposal may be submitted per Principal Investigator.
NBA & GE release a call for proposals targeting myotendinous injury research
Last year, GE Healthcare and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced a collaborative effort to support and promote sports medicine research – with the goal of benefiting the health and wellness of NBA players and all athletes.
The NBA & GE Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration released the second in a series of Calls For Proposals on June 16th. Up to $1.5 million is available to support research projects targeting the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Myotendinous Injury. These “muscle strains, tears, ruptures, or pulls” are common and can impair performance, limit playing time, and disrupt a career. Prevention programs for some specific myotendinous injuries have been described for varying levels of play; however, there is little evidence supporting many of these strategies. Similarly, the best techniques for clinical assessment, choice and timing of imaging modalities, treatment, and return to play strategies are unclear.
Attached is the Call for Proposals document; more detailed information about the program including specific topics to be addressed and how to apply can be found on the program’s website. The application deadline is Sept. 8th 2016, with announcement of winners targeted for November 2016.
The fundamental goal of this RFA is to stimulate innovative pilot projects that promise to measurably and meaningfully improve delivery of healthcare in terms of clinical quality, patient experience, value and efficiency through development of Research Product Lines (RPLs).
In times of budget belt-tightening at the federal level, life-science researchers can keep their work supported through private sources.