December 20, 2013

Happy Holidays, Faculty of Nursing!

Programs and Events

Information Session: CIHR’s New Open Suite of Programs

CIHR is designing a new open suite of programs & associated peer review.  The current suite of open programs (including the OOGP) is being replaced by the Foundation Scheme & Project Scheme.  The transition begins with the Fall 2014 Foundation Scheme competition (with restricted eligibility), and will be complete in 2016, where there will be two Projects (Spring & Fall) & one Foundation (Fall) competition per year.  Join us to discuss what is currently known about changes to CIHR’s open programs with a focus on the Fall 2014 Foundation Scheme competition.  This information session is open to all interested members of the research community at the University of Alberta.

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Location: 2-55 Corbett Hall
Speaker: Dr Joanne Simala-Grant, Director
University of Alberta Grant Assist Program (Health)

Grant Assist Program for the Heath Sciences Workshops

Strategies & Support for CIHR Foundation Scheme
Date: Friday January 17, 2014
Time: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Location: 1-182 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

Strategies for Theme III/IV Foundation Scheme Applications
Date: Tuesday January 21, 2014
Time: 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Location: Classroom F (2J4.02), Walter MacKenzie Health Sciences Center

Date: Thursday February 6, 2014
Time: 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Location: 1-190 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

Hold the Date: University of Alberta Cancer Research Initiative

(Posted on behalf of The Cancer Research Initiative Executive Committee: David Brindley, Deborah James, Charles Holmes, John Mackey and Sandy McEwan (Chair)).

Research in the field of cancer extends across many faculties and units within the University of Alberta.  An initiative is underway to assess the current extent of cancer research and education capabilities on campus and potentially to create a new academic cancer research institute that would promote interactions and collaborations among researchers whose research and/or educational interests are in the broad domain of cancer.

The vision of the institute is to assemble a world-class interactive and collaborative cancer research community, representing all cancer researchers located at the University of Alberta, the Cross Cancer Institute, and elsewhere throughout the health service facilities of Northern Alberta.

The new cancer institute would provide the structural organization needed to co-ordinate and enhance research and educational efforts aimed at creating knowledge and facilitating its dissemination and translation into improved care for cancer patients.  The new institute would also facilitate members’ access to existing and new research platforms and capabilities and would ultimately enhance research funding competitiveness.

As a first step in order to identify individuals with research and educational interests in cancer from across the university and associated hospitals a brief survey has been developed, which will take about 10 minutes to complete.

The committee asks that researchers, clinical investigators, and trainees with interests in cancer research and/or cancer education please respond to the survey provided in the link below.

A session will be hosted for individuals to learn about, and provide feedback on, the cancer research initiative as follows:

Date: Monday, January 27, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lecture Theater L1-490, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) Building

Please fill out the survey HERE.

Save the Date: International School on Research Impact Assessment

We are pleased to announce the second International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA) will be held in Banff, Alberta, September 7-11, 2014.

Are you part of the growing number of managers, directors, and others who are asked to assess and communicate the impact of research investments?  Do you want to learn more about research assessment and participate in a global community of practice?

Join international faculty in an intense, four-day, hands-on school that will foster and enhance your skills and understanding for planning, measuring, implementing, and communicating research impact assessments within your own organization and beyond.

For more information, click HERE.

Important Announcements

Alton Ochsner Award Call for Nominations

The Alton Ochsner Award is supported by the Ochsner Clinic Foundation and recognizes outstanding scientific achievements that have provided pivotal insights into the fundamental biological and clinical mechanisms that relate tobacco consumption to human disease. The Award winners will receive a cash award, a special medallion, and a scroll that will be presented at the Annual Convocation of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Nominations must be submitted via e-mail to as attached documents in PDF format, sent no later than March 31, 2014.

For more information, click HERE.

The Universtiy of the West Indies
Faculty of Medical Sciences
The UWI School of Nursing, Mona

24th Annual Nursing Research Conference and 25th Mary J. Seivwright Day

May 29-30, 2014

Nursing and Midwifery Research: The pathway to quality healthcare


Authors are invited to submit abstracts for the conference. Papers are invited for Oral and Poster presentations.  The deadline for receipt of abstracts is February 17, 2014.


  • Participants are welcomed to submit more than one abstract.  All presenters must register for the conference, however fees will be waived.
  • The Abstract Review Committee welcomes submission of abstracts as outlined in the instructions to authors below
  • Authors are invited to submit abstracts for either oral or poster presentation at the conference. Though authors can suggest their preferred mode of presentation, the committee will make the final decisions


The Abstract Review Committee will review all abstracts.  Abstracts will be accepted for oral or poster presentation, and accepted abstracts will be published in the conference publication.

For more information on abstract guidelines and how to submit, click HERE.

Call for Proposals to Horizon 2020 is Open

The Horizon 2020 call has now been published.  Horizon 2020 is the world´s biggest research program also open for participation of partners outside EU.

For more information, click HERE.

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