Mental health: What are foundations funding?

From the Health Affairs blog: My GrantWatch column in the September issue of Health Affairs, “Mental Health: What Foundations Are Funding,” provides a snapshot of foundation efforts around the country to help people who suffer from mental illness. A variety of funders are interested in this topic. In my small sampling, it appears that support for integrated … Continue reading Mental health: What are foundations funding?

Funding Pulse – October

Welcome to a new monthly series, Funding Pulse (as you may well have guessed from the title), in which I'll highlight current news in biomedical and health funding. In the future, you can find all Funding Pulse stories under the eponymous category. October's pieces are courtesy of the University Record: Disease advocacy has changed how medical research is … Continue reading Funding Pulse – October

U of M Launches Center for Discovery of New Medicines

In an effort to link multidisciplinary work happening at the University of Michigan, and speed up the development of new drugs for the market, U of M has launched the Center for Discovery of New Medicines (CDNM). Under the leadership of Rick Neubig, professor of pharmacology and associate professor of internal medicine, the CDNM will … Continue reading U of M Launches Center for Discovery of New Medicines

On the Horizon: Librarians & Data Management

On the Horizon continues! What else have we brought back from MLA'12? A better understanding of the needs of diverse audiences. We work with a large variety of researchers between the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Public Health, in addition to the University of Michigan Health System, and every researcher can have a … Continue reading On the Horizon: Librarians & Data Management

More Powerful, Persuasive Grant Proposals

Professionals in healthcare spend a lot of time writing, from clinic notes to research notes, articles and grant proposals. We study how to write for our professional peers, but there are different challenges to writing for an outside audience. When I was approached to write my first book, the editor specifically asked for a writing … Continue reading More Powerful, Persuasive Grant Proposals

UM launches MCubed, a new way to fund research

Reposted from the Record Update: University launches MCubed, a bold, new way to fund research A first-of-its-kind, real-time research funding initiative at U-M puts $15 million into the hands of professors to jumpstart new projects they believe in. To qualify, three researchers from different disciplines just need to come up with an idea and agree … Continue reading UM launches MCubed, a new way to fund research

CIES Fulbright U.S. Scholar program workshop for faculty & professionals

Beni, the University of Michigan’s faculty Fulbright advisor for the past 30 years will offer a free workshop on the Fulbright “Core” Program for Ann Arbor faculty and professionals who are American citizens: Learn about Fulbright teaching and research opportunities in over 125 countries Get advice on selecting countries for application & making contacts abroad … Continue reading CIES Fulbright U.S. Scholar program workshop for faculty & professionals