AAMC News and Leadership Announcements, 2012 October 16

The current issue of AAMC News and Leadership Announcements includes the following stories that may be of particular interest at City of Hope:

Nature reported on Monday that NIH is re-evaluating its 2009 policy change allowing the submission of only one amended application per proposal. The article noted that the prohibition of A2 (second amended) applications has proven very unpopular with many applicants.
http://tinyurl.com/9dxupog

The NIH on Monday issued a Request for Information (RFI) on “capitalizing on the NIH investment in the development of community engagement partnerships and infrastructure to support and conduct translational research.” The RFI “is soliciting input from a variety of key stakeholders requesting their input on the development of a research agenda that would leverage the community engagement capability of the CTSA institutions to solve critical roadblocks in the translational research process.” Comments are due by November 15th.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-TR-13-001.html

The full list of announcements is below.

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Nature reported on Monday that NIH is re-evaluating its 2009 policy change allowing the submission of only one amended application per proposal. The article noted that the prohibition of A2 (second amended) applications has proven very unpopular with many applicants.
http://tinyurl.com/9dxupog

The NIH on Monday issued a Request for Information (RFI) on “capitalizing on the NIH investment in the development of community engagement partnerships and infrastructure to support and conduct translational research.” The RFI “is soliciting input from a variety of key stakeholders requesting their input on the development of a research agenda that would leverage the community engagement capability of the CTSA institutions to solve critical roadblocks in the translational research process.” Comments are due by November 15th.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-TR-13-001.html

Anthony L. Pearson-Shaver, MD, MHSA, FAAP, FCCM, has been appointed chair of the Department Pediatrics at the Macon Campus of the Mercer University School of Medicine and the Medical Center of Central Georgia Children’s Hospital Medical Director, effective February 1, 2013. Dr. Edward K. Clark has been serving as Interim Chair. Dr. Pearson-Shaver is currently Professor and Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia and Clinical Service Chief of Medicine for the Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center.

Cleveland’s University Hospitals named Patti DePompei president of Rainbow Babies and Children and MacDonald Women’s Hospital. She has been with UH for more than a decade and has been serving as interim president since the departure of Michael Farrell earlier this year.
http://tinyurl.com/8s5eohl

The New York Times reported on Monday, “Dr. S. Ward Casscells, a nationally prominent cardiologist who astonished himself and those who knew him by joining the Army Reserve at 54 and volunteering to go to Iraq before being appointed the Pentagon’s top medical officer, died on Sunday in Washington. He was 60. The cause was complications from prostate cancer, his family said.” Dr. Casscells was an academic and administrative leader at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston before his military career.
http://tinyurl.com/9orda6s

CORRECTION: In Monday’s posting concerning the Nobel Prize in Economics, an incomplete affiliation was given for Dr. Alvin Roth. Dr. Roth is the George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration at Harvard Business School and in the Economics Department at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He learned he had won the prize (with UCLA’s Dr. Lloyd Shapley) and held a press conference while at Stanford, where he is a visiting professor. He becomes a professor emeritus at Harvard in January, and will then join the Stanford faculty.
http://tinyurl.com/8on9hqa
http://tinyurl.com/8q9xf8j

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