VTPP Science Friday conversations have been informative and continue to be stimulating and helping develop more interactions. All faculty are encouraged to attend these important VTPP research- and mission-focused discussions. The next Science Friday discussions are scheduled via Zoom for Thursday 8:30AM, July 23. The most recent discussions have resulted in the ongoing development of a growing list VTPP Resources. Science Friday discussions have also developed connections between faculty around areas of VTPP research strengths. The self-assembling teams are:
- Exposure Biology
- CV Biology and metabolism
- Endocrinology and Reproduction
VTPP Seminar Series
The Fall seminar series will be here before we know it. Dr. Clement is hard at work re-engaging with faculty who could not present as the pandemic descended upon us. The series will re-commence in the Fall, most likely remote but hopefully with some opportunities for face-to-face seminars. VTPP is looking forward to re-invigorating the seminars with a mix of VTPP faculty, Texas A&M colleagues as well as outside speakers. We are actively working to re-engage the external speakers who were also unable to visit. Please let Dr. Clement know of other speakers you would like to hear. As always, please push, encourage and direct your graduate students to attend seminar.
Research in the pandemic at Texas A&M University
Much is still happening regarding research opening. As research activities ramp up, protective measures remain essential. Please continue to monitor the VPR website regarding the latest information available regarding changes to research related to COVID-19 conditions. https://vpr.tamu.edu/covid-19
In particular, please remember to wear masks in all TAMU locations and minimize occupancy of elevators in all buildings, including all research buildings.
Upcoming NIH Grant Deadlines and Opportunities
July 5: Renewal R01 Applications
August 8: New, renewal, resubmission F Series Fellowships (including F31 Diversity – NOT-OD-17-029)
For more details and upcoming submission dates go to:
Upcoming NSF Grant Deadlines and Opportunities
July 27, 2020: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
August 6, 2020: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
VTPP Research Infrastructure
VTPP is still collecting the details of the major equipment and technical capabilities that exist in VTPP research laboratories. This effort will develop a framework to support VTPP investigators identify skills and equipment resources in VTPP. Our hope is that by identifying what resources we have,
these can be leveraged multi-investigator grant applications, but also help identify where we may lack important equipment. Current resources information is available on our VTPP website. Please send DH your most recent grant resources page so we can continue to compile the information.