WEEK OF 11/17/2014-11/21/2014
Monday, November 17
Raffi V. Aroian, PhD, presents, "Intestinal Nematodes: New Cures From Bacteria and New Hopes For Understanding." Location: Coverdell, Room 175. Time: 11:00 a.m. Dr. Aroian is a professor in the Program of Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Holly Sellers, MS, PhD, presents, "Characterization of Reoviruses from Clinical Cases of Tenosynovitis." Location: PDRC, Room 107. Time: 2:30 p.m. Dr. Sellers is a professor at the Poultry Diagnositc and Research Center.
Bryan Torres, DVM, DACVS, presents, "A Comprehensive Approach to Assembling Analgesic Therapy in Canine Osteoarthritis." Location: CVM, Room 236. Time: 3:30 p.m. Dr. Torres is a graduate student in the UGA Small Animal Medicine and Surgery department.
Tuesday, November 18
Paul S. Morley, DVM PhD DACVIM, presents, "The Emperor's New Clothes: Doing What We Know We Should Do For Infectious Disease Control." Location: CVM, Room 363. Time: 12:00 p.m. DR. Morley is a professor of epidemiology and infection control at Colorado State University, a professor of edpidemiology at Colorado School of Public Health, and the director of infection control at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Wednesday, November 19
Thursday, November 20
Friday, November 21
PEDv Research Call for Proposals
Deadline for proposals is December 5 to PEDvResearch@zoetis.com.
We have issued a call for research for proposals that focus on answering questions to optimize the immune response of sows and gilts in the control of PEDv.The outcome should provide insights into new methods that can be incorporated into current production systems to control PEDv. Target Researchers: Academics, Private Practitioners, Production Companies may apply and are good candidates for this award.
Funding of $125,000 is available. More than one proposal may be funded. Applications of successful candidates will be made in January 2015. Press release can be found here and the Research Proposal guidelines are here.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its Grand Challenges partners are now accepting applications for the following grant programs – for more information on these programs please visit the grant opportunities page at www.grandchallenges.org:
1) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched three new Grand Challenges:
• Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development
• Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development (part of the All Children Thriving platform)
• New Interventions for Global Health
Proposals will be accepted until January 13, 2015.
2) Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) Round 14 is still accepting applications for the following topics:
• Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control
• New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission
• New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities Through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children
• Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments
• Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age
• New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions
Proposals will be accepted until November 12, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. PST. We are also announcing the GCE grants awarded from Round 13 here.
3) In response to the ongoing Ebola epidemic, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development to develop practical and cost-effective innovations to improve infection treatment and control that can be rapidly deployed. Submissions received by November 7, 2014, will be part of the first round of review, and submissions received by December 1, 2014, will be part of the second round of review. Expressions of interest received after December 1, 2014, will be reviewed in subsequent rounds.
Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine
Deadline December 5, 2014
Annual scholarship award to assist College of Veterinary students and faculty with attending Certified Veterinary Acupuncture programs at the Chi Institute. For more details, please visit http://www.tcvm.com/Resources/CVMScholarships.aspx for more information.
NIH Loan Repyament Programs Open for Researchers
Morris Animal Foundation Announces Call for Wildlife/Exotics Proposals
Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare. To learn more about each of these grant types and the application process for each, please visit the Researchers page of the Foundation’s website. Please note that this call for proposals is only for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Studies relating to wildlife/exotics. To access the online application form directions, click here.