Our goal is a site that will provide the most current and useful information to the SoDM community and to share with the public the innovative and groundbreaking research happening every day within the School. This site will serve as a hub for all aspects of research, from highlighting current research to providing step-by-step guides for administering sponsored projects.
Click here to read the most current edition of the SODM Research Newsletter.
Please take some time to explore our site. We are continually updating and adding new information to better serve you. If you have any suggestions or comments on what you see, or would like to see, please let us know at email@example.com. We are excited about our research and want you to be, too!
Registration for Professionals Day Presentations Due February 17th
Registration for posters and oral presentations for this year's Professionals Day event is now open. This year's Professionals Day will be held on Wednesday, March 5th in the Wolstein Research Building. If you would like to participate with a poster and/or oral presentation, please submit the online registration form by February 17th. All Summer 2013 Research students are expected to participate. For more information, see Getting Ready for Professional's Day: Tips for Research Presentations, Preparing for Research: The Student Researcher and the IRB, and the AADR Poster Template Example (NEW POSTER SIZE for AADR 2014).
2014 Research ShowCASE Call for Posters & Presenters
On Friday April 18, 2014, hundreds of researchers, scientists and scholars will come together for a day of collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Exhibits of real-world applications, critical insights, and creative and intellectual activities will be on view for students, faculty, staff, alumni, business and industry leaders and the community, highlighting the full range of faculty, postdoctoral, undergraduate and graduate research at CWRU. The deadline to participate is Monday, February 3. Please see The ShowCASE website for more information on how to register to exhibit your research. There is a lot of extraordinary work being done in the School of Dental Medicine. Now’s the time to show off your hard work!!
Based on Notice Number NOT-OD-14-043, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), including NIH, operates under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 (signed by President Obama on January 15, 2014). It is anticipated that non-competing research grant awards will be issued at a level lower (generally up to 90%) than what was issued in the most recent notice of award.
Additionally, in accordance with Executive Order 13655, the pay scale for Executive Level II was increased by 1 percent from $179,700 to $181,500 effective January 12, 2014. We are currently awaiting the official announcement from NIH regarding the Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts. In the interim, all DHHS proposals should reflect the new cap of $181,500. Effective February 1st, adjustments for FY2014 awards issued will be adjusted at this new higher rate within the HCM system.
For your convenience, the budget forms that automatically calculate the salary cap have been updated to reflect this change. Please be sure to use the new forms for any new proposals your will be submitting after January 15, 2014, and please feel free to send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducting SPARTA Pre-Award
As you may know, over the past year and a half, central administration has been working on a pre-award system to streamline proposal development, tracking, and submission which has been named SPARTA. The School of Dental Medicine has been chosen as the first school to go live with SPARTA in late October. To facilitate the transition, Sponsored Projects Administration and IT will be holding numerous training sessions beginning the week of September 23 with an introductory session. After that, multiple 2-3 hour hands-on sessions will be held to familiarize faculty and staff with SPARTA and its functions.
Over the next few days you will be invited to participate in the training sessions, so watch your email! In the interim, any questions can be directed to Tricia Mehosky Ribeiro at email@example.com or 368.1630.
Start Using Pivot: Create an Account and Claim Your Profile
Many of our research faculty and staff have used Community of Science to search for funding opportunities. This year, CWRU has subscribed to COS's new product, Pivot, which can help you to bring together the right research opportunities, funding, and people quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration—for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students. Watch a 3-minute overview of what Pivot can do for you.
Now, get started by creating a Pivot account. Watch the 66 second video to learn how.
Next, claim your Pivot profile. Watch a short video (just 2 minutes) to show you how.
If you're ready, then sign up for a Pivot webinar to learn more about funding searches, automatic notifications, and more.
Learn more at the Pivot home page, here.
Meet Our Researchers:
Dr. Santosh Ghosh
As a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Ghosh is currently working on a $10M NIH program project awarded to Dr. Aaron Weinberg titled "Oral Mucosal Vulnerable HIV Populations".
Dr. Ghosh received his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India. His research focuses on antimicrobial peptides and their properties. To learn more about Dr. Ghosh and his work, check out his full profile here.