The Irving Institute is currently accepting applications for several pilot funding programs.

Applications are due November 1, 2017
TRx pre-proposals are due December 1, 2017

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Now Accepting Applications - 2018 Integrating Special Populations Pilot Awards

Due Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by 5:00pm EDT

Application Instructions and Form: Download

The Integrating Special Populations (ISP) Resource consists of four special populations: Pediatrics (infants, children, and young adults), Geriatrics (≥65 years), Rare Diseases (e.g., as defined by NIH a rare disease affects <200,000 people in the US or 1/1500), and HIV.  The goals of the ISP are to foster collaborations, both within and across each special population that will, provide expertise necessary to study diseases across the lifespan, utilize rare diseases as tools to study more common diseases, increase the breadth of dissemination of the results of these efforts, with the goal of further increasing collaborations among investigators within and across the special populations, as well as create culturally sensitive engagement, recruitment, and educational tools to facilitate ISP-based research in Northern Manhattan.  ISP offers a pilot funding program and a monthly seminar series.

Integrating Special Populations Pilot Award Program

Overview
The ISP Pilot Award program provides new funding opportunities focused on four special populations: Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Rare Diseases and HIV, to support the formation of newly-configured investigative teams aimed at studying diseases across the lifespan and utilizing rare diseases as tools to study more common ones, at CUMC and within the community. Approximately four (4) one-year, one-time funding grants of $40,000 each will be announced in December 2017, to assist in the activities of novel, cross-disciplinary collaborations involving at least two investigators.

Eligibility
Each team is limited to six (6) investigators.  At least one applicant must be a junior investigator (i.e., Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Research Scientist) at CUMC.  Faculty/investigators from the Morningside campus and community collaborators may be a part of the investigative team.   Applicants will be expected to propose studies that address a problem affecting at least one of these special populations, with the overarching principle of examining diseases across the lifespan, e.g. an adult disease such as Type 2 Diabetes now prevalent in children, a pediatric disease such as Down’s syndrome, or a rare disease like cystic fibrosis, that now extend into adulthood.  Community based research is encouraged.  Proposals may identify gaps in processes related to transition of care across the lifespan, focus on disease mechanism or consequences that change with age, e.g. genetic determinants of age of onset and phenotype, or development of culturally sensitive tools needed to engage patients and their families at different stages of life and of the disease.  During the application cycle, only one submission is permitted per principal investigator.   

Preference will be given to:
       - Junior investigators who are PIs
        - New collaborations in novel areas for the PI
        - Protocols that include community based research

Although senior leaders and Resource directors of the Irving Institute, as well as ISP leaders may be consulted during the preparation of the application, they should not be included as co-investigators or collaborators. For a list of these individuals please visit: http://www.irvinginstitute.columbia.edu/people/executive_leaders.html and http://www.irvinginstitute.columbia.edu/resources/integrating_special_populations.html

Duration:  1 year
Award Amount:  $40,000
Quantity:  Approximately 4 per year

2017-2018 Integrating Special Populations Seminar Series:  Transition of Care (Clinical and Research Opportunities)

A series of seminars on the topic of transitioning between pediatric and adult care will be held monthly and hosted by one of the ISP Resource leaders including CUMC faculty leaders in Pediatrics and Geriatrics.  Organized by Dr. Karen Marder and members of the ISP Resource, these seminars will summarize the current state of clinical and research data, barriers to transition of care, and future directions. Topics that will be addressed include, “Adult Metabolic Diseases Presenting in Childhood”, Cystic Fibrosis/Rare Disease, HIV/AIDS, Sickle Cell Disease.  Seminars are open to the Columbia community.

2017-2018 ISP Seminar Series Calendar.docx

Integrating Special Populations Resource Leadership

Executive Leadership

Karen S. Marder, MD, MPH
Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology
Director, Clinical Research Resource (CRR)
ksm1@cumc.columbia.edu

Sudha Kashyap, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Clinical Research Resource (CRR)
sk48@cumc.columbia.edu

Michael Rosenbaum, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Associate Program Director, Clinical Research Resource (CRR)
mr475@cumc.columbia.edu

Zainab Abedin, MPH
Senior Evaluation Specialist, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement (ECI)
za2160@cumc.columbia.edu

Jose Luchsinger-Stuart, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director, Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR)
jal94@cumc.columbia.edu

Ana F. Abraido-Lanza, PhD
Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Co-Director, Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR)
af17@cumc.columbia.edu

Elizabeth G. Cohn, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Associate Director, Community Engagement Core Resource (CECR)
ec2341@cumc.columbia.edu

 

Pediatric Special Populations Leadership

Peter S. Dayan, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
psd6@cumc.columbia.edu

Joel E. Lavine, MD, PhD
Professor of and Vice-Chairman of Pediatrics
Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
jl3553@cumc.columbia.edu

Geriatric Special Populations Leadership

Matthew R. Baldwin, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
mrb45@cumc.columbia.edu

Joseph H. Lee, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
jhl2@cumc.columbia.edu

Rare Disease Special Populations Leadership

Emily A. DiMango, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
ead3@cumc.columbia.edu

 

HIV/AIDS Special Populations Leadership

Magdalena Sobieszczyk, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
mes52@cumc.columbia.edu