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Researcher's Alert for December 12, 2011


The application deadline for the January 11, 2012 IRB meeting is at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2011.

II. Be a Successful Grantswriter!

Enhance your academic potential and professional marketability by enrolling in this practical, skills-oriented course, STAT 515 Grant and Contract Proposal Writing (3 Units) offered during Winter Quarter, January 3 – March 16, 2012 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm in Nichol Hall, Room 2019.  By preparing an actual research or program proposal, you will learn key grantsmanship techniques that work.

Employees may check with HRM for tuition benefits eligibility.  (The course is also offered in a 5-week, fully online format during Summer.)

For more information, please contact J S Job, MD, DrPH (X44902) or

III. Low Post Mortem Interval Human Tissue Samples for Research

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) is a non-profit, NIH-funded organization that has been a leading provider of human organs and tissues for research for over 30 years. NDRI recently developed the Organ Maximization and Low Post Mortem Interval (PMI) program to provide a reliable source of high quality (1-6 hr PMI) human tissue samples to biomedical researchers.

Here is a partial list of tissue samples that can ship to your lab immediately:

  • Adipose
  • Adrenal Gland
  • Artery
  • Bladder
  • Breast
  • Bone
  • Bronchus
  • Colon
  • Esophagus
  • Heart
  • Kidney
  • Large Intestine
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Lymph Node
  • Pancreas
  • Pancreatic Islets
  • Placenta
  • Prostate
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Skin
  • Small Intestine
  • Smooth Muscle
  • Thyroid
  • Trachea
  • Testes
  • Vein        

For more information, contact Thomas Bell, PhD, Director at NDRI, at or 1-800-222-6374, extension 247.