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May 4, 2017

 
 
 

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

 
 
 

Cancer and the Microbiome Workshop

Nick Chia will be hosting a Cancer and the Microbiome Workshop at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN on August 11th. Phil Daschner, the program director in the Division of Cancer Biology at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will be in attendance to talk about funding opportunities and provide special guidance to new and/or junior investigators. If you are interested in attending this workshop, kindly send an e-mail to cancergroup@mx.uillinois.edu.

 
 
 
 Faculty Seminar Poster
 

**TODAY** Cancer Community at Illinois Faculty Seminar, May 4

The Cancer Community at Illinois Faculty Seminar Series will hold the final session of the semester on Thursday, May 4.

Thursday, May 4 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC), Room 1232
(HCESC is in the lower level of the North Campus Parking Deck Building at 1206 W Clark Street, Urbana, IL)

The May speakers are:

  • John Erdman (Food Science and Human Nutrition)
    •    “Impact of Dietary Lycopene or Tomato Consumption on Prostate Cancer Risk”
  • Barbara Fiese (Family Resiliency Center)
    •    “Nutritional Challenges for Cancer Survivors: Food Security as a Potential Pathway
  • William O'Brien (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    •    “Quantitative Ultrasound: Early Detection and Translation
  • William Helferich (Nutritional Sciences)
    •    “Soy Components and Breast Cancer—A Double-Edged Sword

Advance registration was requested but plenty of seats are still available. We hope to see you this afternoon!

 
 
 
 TiMe Symposium Poster
 

Tissue and Microenvironment (TiMe) Day, May 15

The inaugural Tissue and Microenvironment (TiMe) Training Day will be held at the Beckman Institute, Rom 5602, on May 15. from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Speakers include:

  • Bruce Wheeler, University of Florida
  • Chandrajit Bajaj, The University of Texas (Austin)
  • David Beebe, University of Wisconsin
  • Peter So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Registration and more information is available here.

 
 
 

Carle Cancer Research Update Meeting

Join the discussion at the Carle Cancer Research Update Meeting. This week Dr. Andrew G. Webb, professor of radiology at Leiden University Medical Center (the Netherlands), will present the talk, “Imaging in Cancer.” Lunch is not served, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch if you would like.

TOPIC:

"Imaging in Cancer

SPEAKERS:

Andrew G. Webb
Professor, Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center
Director, C.J. Gorter Center of High Field MRI

DATE:

May 5, 2017
Noon-12:30 p.m. CST

WHERE:

Carle Cancer Center/MBCI-2nd Floor
Houseworth Conference Room

 
 
 

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
 
 

Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for the development of innovative research projects in cancer nanotechnology. This initiative, to be known as Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN), is a component of a broader program that is the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer. IRCN awards are designed to enable multidisciplinary research and transformative discoveries in cancer biology and/or oncology through the use of nanotechnology. Proposed projects should address major barriers in cancer biology and/or oncology using nanotechnology and should emphasize fundamental understanding of nanomaterial and/or nanodevice interactions with biological systems. This scope includes research concerning the delivery of nanoparticles and/or nanodevices to desired and intended cancer targets in vivo and/or characterization of in vitro detection and diagnostic devices.

Due: November 21, 2017

Link: RFP

 
 
 

IN THE NEWS

 
 
 
 The Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s nearly 100 faculty include prominent researchers, administrators and medical professionals with a broad range of expertise. Pictured, back row, from left: Jeff Woods, professor, College of Applied Health Sciences; Dan Morrow, professor, College of Education; Dr. Priyank Patel, Carle; Wawrzyniec Dobrucki, professor, College of Engineering. Front row, from left: Margarita Teran-Garcia, professor, College of ACES; Susan Martinis, professor, College of LAS; and Janet Liechty, professor, School of Social Work. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer
 The Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s nearly 100 faculty include prominent researchers, administrators and medical professionals with a broad range of expertise. Pictured, back row, from left: Jeff Woods, professor, College of Applied Health Sciences; Dan Morrow, professor, College of Education; Dr. Priyank Patel, Carle; Wawrzyniec Dobrucki, professor, College of Engineering. Front row, from left: Margarita Teran-Garcia, professor, College of ACES; Susan Martinis, professor, College of LAS; and Janet Liechty, professor, School of Social Work. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer
 

Carle Illinois College of Medicine Announces Inaugural Faculty

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has announced nearly 100 inaugural faculty members. The list includes prominent researchers, administrators and medical professionals with a broad range of expertise invaluable to building the world’s first engineering-based college of medicine.

“The goal of our new college of medicine is to help re-engineer the entire health care process alongside medical education,” said Dr. King Li, the dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. “This is a place where researchers from across specialties are brought together to address grand challenges, and that is a very special atmosphere.”

The college is a partnership between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carle Health System, based in Urbana. The college will welcome its first class of 32 students in 2018.

Read the full story here.

 
 
 

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