**New Collaborative Research Request for Applications**
Due to the coming Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for letter of intent submission has been extended to Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5 PM. Please consider this exciting opportunity for collaborative cancer research with Washington University School of Medicine and the Siteman Cancer Center.
Siteman Cancer Center (SCC) at Washington University and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSM) are pleased to announce a Collaborative Cancer Disparities Research Program (CCDRP) on the topic of cancer disparities to support pilot research projects representing collaborations between investigators from both institutions. The CCDRPP is part of a joint application between SCC and SIUSM for NIH funding through the Feasibility Studies to Build Collaborative Partnerships in Cancer Research P20 mechanism. *This is the same joint proposal submitted in 2014, and we are submitting a revised P20 application in March 2015.* The purpose of the CCDRP RFA is to *a)* develop the skill and experience of SIUSM cancer researchers to conduct cancer research that is both relevant to the population of Central and Southern Illinois and competitive for NIH funding, *b)* produce preliminary data for the submission of a R01, R21 or similar proposal, and *c)* develop new and long-term collaborative relationships between SCC and SIUSM. To meet the letter and spirit of the NCI P20 funding mechanism for which the two institutions are jointly applying, these joint research projects must specifically address areas of cancer disparity that are relevant to Central and Southern IL.
Investigators with a potential proposal who need assistance in finding suitable collaborators should contact Wiley D. Jenkins, PhD, MPH (firstname.lastname@example.org; 217-545-8717) for SIUSM faculty or Aimee James, PhD, MPH (email@example.com; 314-454-8300) for WUSM faculty.
Pilot studies are an inherent aspect of the P20 application. If the P20 application receives NIH funding, we anticipate supporting multiple pilot projects over the 3-year period of the grant. Applicants should consider how their research relates to cancer disparities of relevance to Central and Southern IL and state in their cover letter the category into which their research falls. Each application must include one SIUSM and one SCC investigator/mentor. Investigators may request up to $50,000 in total costs (no indirect costs permitted) for research efforts to be conducted over a one (1) year period. *Applicants from 2014 can revise and resubmit their previous proposals.*
Pilot or feasibility studies and small, self-contained research projects are allowed. The anticipated result for pilot projects is the collection and analysis of preliminary data that will support a subsequent external grant award. Each proposal will be peer-reviewed and scored by a joint SCC and SIUSM review panel. The P20 Internal Advisory committee will then rank all scored proposals and select the proposal that is most meritorious, meets the spirit and intent of the CCDRP, and is likely to result in preliminary data to support competitive proposals for federal funding.
Please click on the links above to access the RFA and checklist. If you need assistance or have trouble accessing files, please contact the Center for Clinical Research at 545-9700.
Population Health Science Program
The population health science program at SIU School of Medicine is broadly defined as an evidence-based program of research that is intended to improve the health of the people in the central and southern Illinois region. Population health science seeks to define optimal approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease, including cancer, and disseminate these interventions to populations at large. Toward this end, the program will focus on three major themes:
- identifying disease risk
- reducing health disparities
- promoting community and public health, particularly among high-risk and underserved populations
The program intends to connect faculty from SIU School of Medicine and affiliated institutions who are interested in population health science research. The program will establish a range of faculty and staff expertise to enhance our understanding of the health of the population served by the School of Medicine, incorporating disciplines such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health communications, health services research, social sciences, public policy, and others.Temporarily housed in the Center for Clinical Research, the program will promote collaboration with laboratory scientists and clinical researchers across disease areas and institutions to bridge knowledge gaps, share methodological expertise, and stimulate translational science. Creating a critical mass of faculty investigators in population health science is another core part of the program’s mission.
Contact us: (217)545-9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org