PRIVATE FOA: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Invites Applications for Physician-Scientist Training Award [K08 or K23]

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Invites Applications for Physician-Scientist Training Award

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SOURCE: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/1/15.
$ AVAILABLE: The award will provide up to $460,000 in financial support over four years. In addition, the foundation will retire up to $100,000 of any outstanding medical school debt owed by a grant recipient.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, physician-scientist applicants (MDs only) must have completed their residencies and clinical training, be U.S. specialty board-eligible prior to the award start date, have not had more than three years of postdoctoral laboratory research experience, and be able to devote at least 80 percent of their time and effort to DRCRF-supported research. Awardees may receive funding from other sources to support their research. However, no other physician-scientist career development award from a private source or federal government (e.g., K08 or K23) may be held concurrently with this award.
PURPOSE: The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2016 Physician-Scientist Award.
The annual program provides physicians who wish to pursue a career in cancer research with the opportunity for a protected research training experience under the mentorship of a highly qualified and gifted mentor after they have completed their clinical training.
The goals of the program are to transform these talented individuals into the highest quality physician-scientists capable of conducting research that has the potential to transform the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of cancer; and to eliminate the financial disincentive to entering this career path.
CONTACT: Award Programs, (212) 455-0520, email: awards@damonrunyon.org. For more information see: http://www.damonrunyon.org/for_scientists/more/physician_scientist_training_award_overview
From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/22/15icon
Subject(s) cancer research, health professions training

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PRIVATE FOA: American Heart Association Hypertension Control Grants

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SOURCE: American Heart Association (AHA) SouthWest Affiliate
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/3/15 at 4 pm CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum amount for an individual grant is $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit healthcare entities in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.
PURPOSE: There are 80 million adults (1 in 3 Americans) living with high blood pressure. Despite improved access to care, effective therapies, and proven lifestyle interventions, achieving success in hypertension control remains an increasing challenge. Nearly 46 percent (36.7 million) of adults with high blood pressure are not controlled to goal. In November 2013, the AHA, American College of Cardiology and Centers for Disease Control jointly published a new science advisory that urged doctors, other healthcare providers and hospitals to collaborate on programs that help patients control high blood pressure.
AHA set forth an aggressive goal to move 13.6 million Americans to control their high blood pressure by 2020. The Board of Directors for the SouthWest Affiliate has made hypertension control a priority and is demonstrating its commitment by making $500,000 available in funding.
This RFP [Request for proposals] serves as a catalyst for institutions to make hypertension a priority by adopting guidelines and a team-base care approach to improve performance measures around hypertension management. The target goal for this request for proposal is for the healthcare systems to drive a minimum hypertension control rate of 70 percent and the healthcare system which achieves the highest control rate will receive an additional $10,000 bonus award.
CONTACT: Brion Oaks, (512) 338-2478, email: brion.oaks@heart.org.

Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CheckChangeControl for the on-line application.
From American Heart Association SouthWest Affiliate email, 10/21/15icon
Subject(s) cardiovascular/heart disease, medical research

PRIVATE FOA: American Head and Neck Society Accepting LOIs for Pilot Program Grants

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SOURCE: American Head and Neck Society
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: 12/15/15.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must reside in the United States or Canada and be a medical student, resident, Ph.D., or faculty member at the rank of associate professor or below.
PURPOSE: The American Head and Neck Society is accepting Letters of Intent to its Pilot Grants program.
Grants will be awarded in support of basic, translational, or clinical research projects in head and neck oncology. Clinical or translational research studies are strongly encouraged and should be specifically related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, or pathophysiology of head and neck neoplastic disease.
CONTACT: Cynthia Zarate, email: Cynthia@ahns.info.

For more information see:

http://www.entnet.org/sites/default/files/uploads/PracticeManagement/Research/_files/2016-ahns-pilot-research-foa.pdf
From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/22/15
Subject(s) cancer research

PRIVATE FOA: American College Health Foundation Seeks Applications for Student Mental Health Award

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SOURCE: American College Health Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/16.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of up to $2,500.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an American College Health Association (ACHA) member institution. Preference will be given to graduate students engaged in mental health professional training programs.
PURPOSE:

The American College Health Foundation is seeking applications for its 2016 Stephan D. Weiss Mental Health Award.
Through the annual program, which is sponsored by the Stephan D. Weiss Foundation and the Weiss Fund, a single grant will be awarded to support a student’s efforts to promote and improve the quality of mental health care available to college students. The Weiss Award is intended to encourage the development of creative initiatives that will enhance mental health service delivery to students and which can be replicated at other colleges or universities. The award will support programs that can demonstrate measurable success in student retention for those whose mental health problems might otherwise compromise the quality of their college experience and jeopardize their ability to graduate.
CONTACT: Marthea J. Proudfoot, (410) 914-5575, email: mproudfoot@acha.org.

For more information see http://www.acha.org/ACHA/Foundation/Weiss_Award.aspx
From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 10/22/15icon
Subject(s) health professions training, mental health