Alaska INBRE Announcements

Wanda Bowen joins the Alaska INBRE team

We are extremely pleased to announce that Wanda Bowen is the new Fiscal Officer for Alaska INBRE.  Wanda brings over 14 years of research administration experience to this role.  Her grant and fiscal management skills will no doubt be invaluable assets to this program.  If you have a chance, please stop by 205 Arctic Health to say hello and welcome Wanda!

Travel Applications for Faculty, Postdocs, and students are now available

UA faculty, postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students may now apply for travel funds to present their research, engage with mentors, and/or obtain technical training in science related to the specific aims of the Alaska INBRE Program.  Travel may be to conferences, workshops, trainings, or other academic settings.  Please note that applications must be received at least 8 weeks prior to the travel AND by the 15th of the month

To learn more about the travel awards please visit the Faculty/Postdoc Travel Award page or the Student Travel Award page.

CTR-IN Funding Update regarding IDeA funded faculty

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will apply the IDeA program policy that any investigator currently supported by INBRE or COBRE funds is not eligible for a CTR-IN award. Therefore, any faculty currently receiving funds from either the Alaska INBRE or CANHR programs will not be eligible to apply for any of the CTR-IN mini-grants.  However, these faculty are still encouraged to access CTR-IN resources.  Please contact the Mountain West CTR-IN with any questions or visit their website for more information.

In the News

Alaska INBRE Grant Renewed

UAF Photo by Todd Paris

The University of Alaska Fairbanks received an $18.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health to fund statewide biomedical research and student training focused on the interface of health, disease and the environment in people and animals.

The five-year award will continue support for an NIH Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence linking university-based researchers and students from UA’s campuses in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau to meet both the research and workforce needs of Alaska’s cities and rural communities.  Click here to read the full story.

NIGMS Encourages IDP

Individual Development Plans

Action: Strongly encourage the use of individual development plans (IDPs) on all NIGMS-sponsored training and research awards.

At its best, research training is an intentional and purposeful activity that is the product of a thoughtful analysis of the background, interests and needs of each student and postdoctoral trainee. This includes developing a mentoring plan that assesses the needs and goals of each student and postdoc, describes short- and long-term career objectives, and identifies professional development activities needed to reach them. The individual development plan (IDP) is a tool to help in this planning process and also to facilitate communication between mentees and mentors. An IDP should be viewed as a dynamic document that is periodically reviewed and updated throughout an individual’s training. IDPs are of proven value at any stage, from the undergraduate to the postdoctoral level.

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