CBC Newsletter, Vol. 21

June 21, 2017

Search for the CBC Associate Director for Translation Activities; Inviting New Catalyst Proposals; Announcing CBC Annual Symposium 2017

Search for the CBC Associate Director for Translation Activities
  • The CBC has opened a search for the CBC Associate Director for Translation Activities (ADTA), who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of new Phase 2 programs. The ADTA will work with the CBC in developing contacts with biomedical industry scientists, members of the regional biomedical ecosystem, and existing university programs in developing programs to strengthen the Chicago biotech community and foster the translation of university research into the marketplace. Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2017.
    ▸ Download the Position Description and Requirements (PDF)
    ▸ Apply

CBC Invites New Catalyst Applications
  • The CBC’s Catalyst Award program offers funding of up to $250,000 for one- or two-year new inter-institutional collaborative research projects. As the CBC moves into Phase 2, the Catalyst Award program will continue to support basic biomedical research by multi-institutional teams. NEW in Phase 2: projects with translational potential will also be considered. The eligibility requirements and application instructions are included in the revised Catalyst RFA (rev. May 30, 2017) and must be followed. The Fall 2017 Catalyst application round will open at 8:00 AM on Monday, August 14, 2017 and will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, August 18, 2017.
    ▸ Catalyst Award RFA

Save the date
15th Annual CBC Symposium: “Small Molecule Discovery”
  • DATE: Friday, November 17, 2017
    TIME: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    LOCATION: The University of Illinois at Chicago Forum
    725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608

    Stellar lineup of speakers:
    Karin BRINER (Novartis), Ray MOELLERING (UChicago), Victoria RICHON (Ribon Therapeutics), Brian SHOICHET (UCSF), Rick SILVERMAN (NU) and Gregory THATCHER (UIC)

    All are invited! This all-day event is organized by the current CBC leadership and the incoming CBC Executive Director, Jim Audia. The meeting will also include a poster session. The event is free of charge but pre-registration is required.

    Stay tuned for future updates!
    ▸ 15th Annual CBC Symposium

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