Faculty of Dentistry
January 14, 2011
A brief information session about the Summer Research Program will be held Tuesday Jan 18, 12:30-1:15 in Room 5236. There have been a number of changes to the application process this year so faculty members considering submitting an application are encouraged to attend.
The IHRTP will be holding the annual Health Trainee Research Day on Wednesday, Feb 2, 12:00pm-5:00pm (Location TBA). Dentistry and Dental Hygiene students who participated in the Summer Research Program will be presenting their work in either poster or platform presentations. Please attend and show your support for student research.
Dalhousie Research Services (including the Vice President Research, Research Grants & Contracts, Institutional Strategic Initiatives, Research Ethics, and International Research & Development units) has moved from their Morris St location back to the Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building on the second floor (Suite 231). All other contact information including the main telephone number (494-8075) remains the same.
The Industry Liaison & Innovation unit will remain on Seymour Street until April 2011 when they will move to the new Life Sciences Research Institute building.
Looking for a colleague, possible collaborator, or expert source of information? Take a look through the Nova Scotia Directory of Health Researchers, available online at the NSHRF website (www.nshrf.ca).
If you are a Nova Scotian researcher working in a discipline either directly or indirectly related to health, please take a minute to add your name to the roster through your Canadian Common CV.
The APHA Oral Health Section invites the submission of abstracts for individual paper presentations and poster sessions for the 2011 Annual Meeting. The 139th APHA Annual Meeting will be held from October 29 - November 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The theme of this meeting is “Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds & Bodies.” Abstracts related to pertinent issues in dental public health are welcomed.
Š Community Water Fluoridation and other Community Approaches
Š Dental Public Health Workforce Issues & Infrastructure
Š Effective Preventive Programs, Oral Health Promotion and Program Evaluation
Š Epidemiology of Oral Diseases
Š Oral Health Disparities
Š Oral Health Literacy
Š Oral Health Policy and Programs
Š Oral-Systemic Health Linkages
Š Special Oral Health Care Needs
Š The Impact of Behavior on Oral Health
All abstracts must be submitted online. An easy to use online form will walk you through the process step-by-step. The site is now open so you may link directly to the abstract submission form through the APHA website at http://www.apha.org/meetings or http://apha.confex.com/apha/139am/oasys.epl
The deadline for abstract submission to the Oral Health Section is February 9, 2011.
Atlantic Canada now has a 5,400 sq ft, state-of-the-art Clinical Research / Vaccine Challenge unit capable of hosting inpatient and outpatient research in multiple disciplines. The unit is located in the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and managed by the Canadian Center for Vaccinology (CCfV).
10-bed unit of single isolation rooms each with monitoring & diagnostic equipment; HEPA-filtered exhaust air in each room; negative pressure to contain pathogens; in-room mini fridge & coffee maker; wireless Internet, telephone, TV; full bath in each room, hairdryer. Other features include central monitoring at nurses’ station, procedure/examination room, meeting room, kitchen in common area, controlled access to the unit, secure lockers for each inpatient, access to IWK’s Dial for Dining, outside deck for ambulatory patients.
Other services available
preparation of ethics/regulatory submissions; statistical & data management support; nursing support for inpatient & outpatient data collection; protocol-specific interventions; lab & imaging services; storage & handling of study medications; study participant recruitment
The Center for Vaccinology is a partnership of Dalhousie University, the IWK Health Centre and Capital Health.
Contact Cathy Brown, Tel (902) 470-7015, Email Catherine.Brown@iwk.nshealth.ca
As of December 15, 2010 all applicants will be required to respond to two questions on CIHR application forms about whether their research designs include gender and sex considerations. This requirement is in response to a Federal Health Portfolio Sex and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA) Policy that requires the use of SGBA across all health portfolio activities including research, programs, and policies to address the different needs of women, men, girls and boys. This requirement is also in support of the Treasury Board of Canada's requirement of SGBA across all government. Information collected from applicants regarding gender and sex considerations in research designs will be used to provide updates to the Minister of Health, Office of the Auditor General, and Treasury Board.
For more information on how gender and/or sex might be integrated into your research designs, refer to: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/32019.html.
The 2nd edition of the "Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans" (TCPS 2) has been launched by the three federal research agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC). This is the first major revision of the policy since it was first published in 1998. TCPS 2 replaces the 1st edition as the Agencies’ official human research ethics policy.
TCPS 2 continues to be founded on respect for human dignity. It contains new chapters and updated material including a consolidated set of core principles, clearer definitions and simplified articles.
Consult the PRE Web site to download a copy of TCPS 2, access informative companion documents and learn about plans for upcoming education activities (http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/eng/index/). Please note that the original online tutorial has been retired and that a new, interactive tutorial is scheduled to be launched in February 2011.
IWK Interdisciplinary Research is offering a course on program evaluation. Program evaluation is an essential component of informed decision making and evidence-based management in any organization. This 10 - week course is designed to teach the basics of evaluation to beginners by introducing key evaluation concepts, theories, tools and designs and offering theoretical and practical support for evaluation activities being carried out by participants’ organizations, departments, or units.
Participants will learn:
Š why evaluation is important in the health system
Š how to facilitate evaluation activities in their work place
Š indicators and measures
Š data collection methods and research design techniques
Š practical and theoretical knowledge of program evaluation
Course outcomes: Participants will have the tools necessary to boost evaluation capacity in their individual work units and contribute to an evaluative culture. Participants will be champions for promoting evaluations of enhanced utility for the decision making needs of the organization.
Instructor: Nancy Carter, BA, MASP, PhD Candidate, Director, Evaluation Services, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
Date/Time/Place: Fridays, January 21st – March 25th, 2011 12:00pm – 1:30pm Large Conference Room, Research Services
For a copy of the application form please contact Martha Brillant, email@example.com.
January 19th & 20th, 2011 Grant Mentoring Days – Grant Mentoring Days will include sessions and workshops on finding research funding, grantwriting, grant budgets, knowledge translation and the grant review process. All sessions will be held in Theatre A, Tupper Building. Please see website for sessions, times and registration info http://www.ihrtp.ca/grantmentoringdays.html
Feb 8, 2011 Getting Published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal – Dr Noni MacDonald. 4:00PM Theatre A, Tupper Bldg
The Faculty of Dentistry provides financial support for research through its Faculty Research Fund. Funds are available to support new research initiatives led by members of the Faculty. Applications from Faculty members new to research are strongly encouraged as are collaborative team applications
The maximum amount per grant is $10,000 for one year. The next deadline for applications is February 15, 2011.
The application form and guidelines are available at www.dentistry.dal.ca/research/FacultyResearchFund.html.
The Faculty of Dentistry will be offering summer research positions once again this year. This program provides an opportunity for our professional students to engage in health sciences research. Eight positions will be available.
An information session about the 2011 program will be held Jan 18, 2011 at 12:30-1:15pm in Dentistry Room 5236. All faculty considering submitting an application are encouraged to attend.
Please contact Martha Brillant (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a project submission form.
Jan 18, 2011 - information session
Feb 3, 2011 - deadline for submission of applications to Department Chairs/Director
Feb 9, 2011 - Department Chairs/Director forward ranked submissions to Research Development Officer
The NSHRF is pleased to announce the launch the 2011-12 Research Programs’ Funding Opportunities. The two grants that are currently available under this Program are the Establishment Grant and Development/Innovative Grant.
The Establishment Grant is intended to assist in building research capacity and to provide initial support for new health researchers in Nova Scotia over a 1-3 year period. Funding: Up to $50,000/year for 3 years (maximum $150,000)
The Development/Innovative Grant is intended to provide funding for NS health research initiatives that will strengthen a grant submission to a peer reviewed provincial, national or international health research competition. For the purposes of this grant, development is considered to be research in its early stages. This can include assisting researchers to develop or preliminarily test research methodologies or instruments. The intent is to improve the potential for success in acquiring health research funding. Innovative research is the degree to which new approaches are used for solving problems in research and/or the degree to which the research focuses on new, important, or potentially important issues. Teams must clearly indicate the health research competition(s) they will target and in their work plan indicate the steps that will be taken to develop an application. The required outcome of this grant is the submission of a proposal (to the competition identified in the application) within 12 months. Funding: The maximum amount awarded is $15,000 per grant.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 24, 2011 2:00 PM (AST)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 2:00 PM (AST)
The 2011-12 NSHRF Research Programs’ Requirements Document can be found on the NSHRF website under the Funding/Programs section http://www.nshrf.ca/AbsPage.aspx?siteid=1&lang=1&id=3.
For further information please contact Jennifer McNutt: email@example.com.
2) Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant: Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (Winter 2011 Competition) http://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?resultCount=25&sort=program&prog=1165&masterList=true&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=AND&all=1&language=E
3) Operating Grant: Winter 2011 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas) http://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?resultCount=25&sort=program&prog=1207&masterList=true&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=AND&all=1&language=E
For additional information on these announcements or to unsubscribe contact:
Martha Smith Brillant
Research Development Officer
Faculty of Dentistry Rm 5154
5981 University Ave