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Case Report: A Case of Relapsing Polyarthritis Associated With Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Case Report and Review of Literature
Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports October-December 2016 4: 2324709616677064, first published on November 17, 2016 doi:10.1177/2324709616677064
Extended Deadline: 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 4, 2016
The Eastern Regional Meeting provides an ideal venue at which to present your work and receive constructive feedback from established clinical investigators and senior AFMR members. The opportunity for trainees to present research locally in preparation for national meetings is invaluable.
Submitted abstracts may be considered for AFMR Awards.
Hot topics for the 2017 Breakfast Workshop: Emerging Infections, Infectious Diseases and Auto-Immune Diseases. The Eastern Section Council encourages you to submit your symposium!
Registration opens early December! Check out the Eastern Regional Meeting page for more information.
As described on our grants page, the R21 activity code “is intended to encourage exploratory/developmental research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development.” NIH seeks applications for “exploratory, novel studies that break new ground,” for “high-risk, high-reward studies,” and for projects that are distinct from those that would be funded by the traditional R01. R21 grants are short duration (project period for up to 2 years) and lower in budget than most R01s (combined budget over two years cannot exceed $275,000 in direct costs). NIH institutes and centers (ICs) approach the R21 mechanism in variable ways: 18 ICs accept investigator-initiated R21 applications in response to the parent R21 funding opportunity, while 7 ICs only accept R21 applications in response to specific funding opportunity announcements. As mentioned in a 2015 Rock Talk blog, we at NIH are interested in trends in R01s in comparison to other research project grants, so today I’d like to continue and expand on looking at R01 and R21 trends across NIH’s extramural research program.
The Clinical Research Forum is pleased to announce the call for nominations for its signature program, the annual Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards.
The Top 10 Awards honor outstanding accomplishments in clinical research that identify major advances resulting from the nation's investment in research to benefit the health and welfare of its citizens.
The national competition recognizes 10 winning papers published in 2016 for human studies research performed at U.S. institutions. Past award-winning topics include: improving stroke care, advancing gene therapy, increasing accurate classification of tumors, targeting pediatric cancer, treating depression in pregnancy, standardizing pediatric antibiotic use, rethinking sleep apnea therapy, combating HIV and saving sepsis patients.
Nominations for outstanding research projects should:
- Represent innovation, creativity and scientific advancement
- Contribute to the understanding of human disease and/or human physiology
- Demonstrate impact on the prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment or increased understanding of the disease state
Watch AFMR Vice President of Meetings & Programs Dr. Michael Schivo discuss the effects of wood smoke on your health!
Dr. Schivo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Research Track at the University of California Davis. He received his undergraduate degrees in English and Biological Sciences at UC Davis in 1998, and he obtained an MD from Hahnemann University in 2003. Dr. Schivo then went on to Internal Medicine training 2003-06, chief residency 2006-07, and specialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 2007-2011, all at UC Davis. During this time Dr. Schivo earned a Master’s in Advanced Studies in clinical research in 2011 through the UC Davis Graduate Studies program and the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center.
Dr. Schivo works closely with airway biologists and Mechanical Engineers on small molecule detection from airway epithelial cells and human breath. Through private donations and the NHLBI, Dr. Schivo is funded to study methods to noninvasively diagnose respiratory virus infections and other airway toxic exposures. He conducts both clinical studies and cell culture experiments, and Dr. Schivo believes that strong collaborations are a key to success.
Dr. Schivo is a dedicated advocate of mentorship and fostering the careers of junior investigators. He has been with the AFMR for five years, two of which he has co-chaired the Translational Science national meeting which aims to support and promote new scientists.
The AFMR would like to welcome our newest members! Find out more about AFMR memberships here.
Yashna Singh — SJSM
Timir Paul — East Tennessee State University
Folusakin Ayoade — Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Anisa Shaker — Keck School of Medicine of USC
Bo Song, MD, PhD — Massachusetts General Hospital
Dagmar Hernandez-Suarez — University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Jake Turrentine, MD — Augusta Univeristy
Christian Castillo— San Juan City Hospital
Barry Fields — Emory University
Nicholas Maurice — Emory University
Catherine Do — University of Texas Health Sciences Center
Edgar Lerma — UIC/ Advocate Christ Medical Center
Pooyan Khalighinejad, MD — Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Michael Jarman — Jewish Hospital Graduate Medical Education
Bradley Anawalt — University of Washington
J. Brian Byrd — University of Michigan Health System
David Shih — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Raymond Hsu, MD, MAS — University of California, San Francisco
Hayda Perdue, Ramon Ruiz Arnau — Universidad Central del Caribe
Dora Eiko Mitsue, Watanabe Ballarta — Universidad Central Del Caribe
The AFMR has established a new webpage with the latest information on grants and funding opportunities. Dr. Lora Kasselman is working to add a focus on Junior Level Grant Writing as well. Visit the Grants & Funding page for more information.
The AFMR’s mission is to develop and mentor tomorrow’s leaders in medical research. We invite our members and sister societies to share resources and opportunities for career growth, networking, grants and mentoring. We are reintroducing our Job Board and look forward to sharing your future opportunities!
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Clinical Center and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have created a new way to identify drugs and drug combinations that may potentially be useful in combating infections that are resistant to many different antibiotics. They developed an assay (test) to rapidly screen thousands of drugs to determine how effective they were against a variety of types of resistant bacteria.
New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that the anti-inflammatory molecule IL-10 may do more than just reduce inflammation. In the report, scientists use mice to show that the molecule may also help reduce the normal insulin resistance that is associated with aging. If true in humans, this discovery may represent a significant step toward improving the quality of life as people age.
Big data derived from electronic health records, social media, the internet and other digital sources have the potential to provide more timely and detailed information on infectious disease threats or outbreaks than traditional surveillance methods. A team of scientists led by the National Institutes of Health reviewed the growing body of research on the subject and has published its analyses in a special issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Could limiting food intake be a valid treatment strategy for certain types of cancers? New research in The FASEB Journal suggests "maybe." In a report appearing online in The FASEB Journal, scientists show that food restriction increases levels of a tumor-suppressing molecule, called p53, in both hepatocytes grown in the laboratory and in mouse liver. In addition, this research gives evidence that p53-induction is required for the fasting-induced adaptation of nutrient metabolism.
The leadership of the AFMR encourages you to submit your abstracts and attend our 2017 Regional Meetings for a great networking opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there!
Armand A. Krikorian, MD, FACE
Western Medical Research Conference (WMRC)
January 26-28, 2017 - Sunset Center | Carmel, CA
Review 2016 WRM published abstracts in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.
Discounted Pre-registration Deadline: January 13, 2017
Southern Regional Meeting (SRM)
February 11-13, 2017 - InterContinental Hotel | New Orleans, LA
Please note that the 2017 SRM will now be held February 11-13, 2017 (Saturday-Monday) instead of February 16-18. The SRM Program Planning Committee invites you to submit your abstract! Review 2016 SRM published abstracts in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.
Discounted Pre-registration Deadline: February 9, 2017
Eastern Regional Meeting (ERM)
April 18, 2017 - Marriott Wardman Park | Washington, DC
The ERM Program Planning Committee invites you to submit your abstract! Review 2016 ERM published abstracts in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.
ERM Submission Deadline Extended: Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST
Midwestern Regional Meeting (MWRM)
April 20-21, 2017 - The Mid-America Club | Chicago, IL
The MWRM Program Planning Committee invites you to submit your abstract! Review 2016 MWRM published abstracts in the Journal of Investigative Medicine.
MWRM Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Discounted Pre-registration Deadline: April 13, 2017
For more information please visit the AFMR website.
AFMR will sponsor 2 symposia at next year’s Experimental Biology meeting, to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2017 in Chicago, IL.
New Insights into Insulin Resistance-Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications
Chairs - Sharma Prabhakar(pictured left), MD, MBA, FACP, FASN, and Meredith Hawkins, MD, MS
Small GTPases: Basic Science to Translational Research
Chairs - Yutong Zhao(pictured right), MD, PhD and Anna Birukova, MD
We look forward to seeing you there!
Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies.
Primary focus areas include anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, and physiology. EB 2017 is open to everyone with interest in the latest research impacting life sciences. Attendees represent scientists from academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and industry
Review 2016 published abstracts in the Journal of Investigative Medicine:
The Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM) showcases the latest basic, clinical and translational research in a multidisciplinary forum. It is unique by publishing biomedical advances, as well as changes affecting the clinical research community, including abstracts from the AFMR’s 4 Regional Meetings. This is consistent with AFMR’s mission to develop and mentor tomorrow’s leaders in medical research. JIM was introduced in 1997 and is currently published by BMJ, offering 8 issues per year.
We invite you to submit a manuscript! There are no page charges for AFMR members whose manuscripts are published in JIM. Not a member? Join AFMR and enjoy the many benefits that membership provides!
To help further your research, you are invited to publish your case reports in the Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports, an Open Access journal from the AFMR, and published by SAGE. The AFMR is committed to enhancing the training and professional growth of its members, as well as to furthering its mission to facilitate the conduct of research to improve medical care. The publication of high quality case reports represents a critical element of investigative medical science and is an important avenue for career development. Should you choose to become an AFMR member, you would receive a 50% discount on the fee to publish your case report in the journal. You may access the online submission site to submit or to learn more about the publication and review the instructions for authors. The Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports is indexed on PubMed Central. If you have any questions about submitting, please email the National Office for assistance.
Michael McPhaul, MD
Do you know a current AFMR member who is active in the field and deserves to be recognized for their outstanding or groundbreaking work? Nominate your colleague to be featured in our Member Spotlight section of Insights! Submit their story to us at email@example.com for the opportunity to be in the spotlight and recognized worldwide!
FASEB represents more than 125,000 scientists and engineers through collaborative advocacy with constituent societies. Our top priority is urging Congress to provide sustainable and predictable federal funding for scientific research.
But it’s not enough for organizations like FASEB to advocate for science—policymakers want to hear from constituents, too. There are many ways to deliver messages, ranging from privately meeting your legislator to attending a campaign event or town-hall meeting. The key is to evaluate your goals, the specific context and messages, and weave them together into a winning mix.
Join our advocacy efforts to ensure the U.S. continues to be a hub for innovation and scientific discovery. The resources below provide a set of practical tools to communicate with elected officials and the public.
As you review your annual giving for the upcoming year, I would like to ask you to consider a gift to the American Federation for Medical Research. Your contribution will be used to support AFMR-sponsored activities and we need your support.
With your generous donation, we can continue to offer innovative programs to help our members advance their careers at government facilities; medical centers; universities and medical schools; research institutions; and private industry in all 50 states and throughout the world. The AFMR provides young and aspiring trainees with scholarships and travel grants to attend regional meetings offering them the opportunity to present their findings to their peers and receive the guidance of senior scientists. The AFMR also recognizes trainees with national awards, such as the Henry Christian awards, named after the founder of the organization, Dr. Henry Christian. The AFMR strives to foster the development of future generations of clinical scientists and investigators through its initiatives, while encouraging public, private, and governmental investment in the development of these individuals.
Contributions are tax-deductible. Whether you choose to contribute $50, $100, $250, or another amount, I urge you to participate. I also welcome your suggestions or ideas about other potential sponsors for our programs. Most importantly, we thank you if you made a donation in 2016.
Please click here if you would like to make an online donation in 2016.
Leticia M. Ryan, MD, MPH
|Jan. 26-28, 2017
||Western Medical Research Conference
|Feb. 11-13, 2017
||Southern Regional Meeting
||New Orleans, LA
|April 18, 2017
||Eastern Regional Meeting
|April 18-21, 2017
||Translational Science 2017
|April 20-21, 2017
||2017 Combined Annual Meeting of CSCTR & MWAFMR
|April 22-26, 2017
|| Experimental Biology 2017
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