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    Research News

    November 2003

    Table of Contents

    Editor’s Desk

    Compliance Corner

    Holiday Closures Announced

    Spotlighted Funding Opportunity: DOE Early Career Principal Investigator Program

    NIH Seeks Feedback on Strategic Plan for Minority Health

    Recent IIT Awards


    Past issues of Research News

    From the Editor's Desk

    Dear Readers,

    Fall is here, and it’s the time when staff in the Graduate College get to meet new faculty members at IIT. We are happy to be working with some of these new faculty on research proposals.

    As always, we look forward to working with any and all of the IIT faculty whenever they want to submit proposals for extramural funding. Please do stop by the Main Building to ask how we can help you with your proposal-writing endeavors—or even if it’s just to say hello. We enjoy meeting the people we serve.

    On behalf of Research Support Services, here’s wishing a wonderful Thanksgiving to all of you.

    - Glenn Krell M.P.A., C.R.A.
    Editor, Research News
    Director, Research Proposal Development

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    Compliance Corner

    By Domenica Pappas, CRA
    Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

    With the increasing compliance requirements by various sponsors, Research News will be including articles from time to time regarding compliance issues.

    It has been said that research cannot be done by theory alone. Sometimes human subjects or animal subjects are needed to provide a better model for a specific study. All research with humans or animals must meet federal guidelines. In order to meet these guidelines and perform research on these two groups, a protocol must be filed and subsequently reviewed by various review boards.

    At IIT, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is the committee charged with overseeing the protection of human subjects; the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is the committee charged with overseeing the protection of animals. You can find more information on our website:

    If you should ever have any questions, please contact us at, or at

    Editor’s Note: Domenica Pappas is Executive Officer of IIT’s Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

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    Holiday Closures Announced

    Proposal writers are advised to please remember the upcoming holiday closures at IIT and plan their proposal submissions accordingly.

    In November, offices will be closed Thursday November 27th and Friday, November 28th.

    In December and January, offices will be closed on these dates:

    December 25th Thursday
    December 26th Friday
    December 29th Monday
    December 30th Tuesday
    December 31st Wednesday
    January 1st Thursday
    January 2nd Friday
    Offices reopen: Monday January 5th.

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    Spotlighted Funding Opportunity:

    “Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Principal Investigator Program in Applied Mathematics, Collaboratory Research, Computer Science, and High-Performance Networks.”

    What: The Early Career Principal Investigator Program is an initiative of DOE’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Program. The goal of this grant competition is to “identify exceptionally talented applied mathematicians, collaboratory researchers, computer scientists, and high-performance networks researchers early in their careers and facilitate the development of their research programs.”

    Amount: Maximum support that can be requested is $100,000 per year for three years.

    Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1) Be employed in a tenure-track position (or tenure-track-equivalent position) as an assistant professor or equivalent title; 2) Applicants must be conducting research in applied mathematics, collaboratories, computer science, or high-performance networks.

    Deadline: February 10, 2004.

    Link to Complete Info for this program:

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    NIH Seeks Feedback on Strategic Plan for Minority Health

    The National Institutes of Health has a National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD). NCMHD is seeking feedback on a recently published document, “The NIH Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities, Fiscal Years 2002-2006.” The Strategic Plan focuses on three major goals: research; research infrastructure; and public information and community outreach.

    NCMHD is interested on your comments on the Strategic Plan, which is available at until January 5, 2004. Written comments should be sent to the Strategic Plan Review Group, NCMHD, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20892-5465 or may be transmitted electronically, via e-mail, to and should include contact information, such as name, organization, address, and telephone and fax numbers.

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    Recent IIT Awards

    Awards received during September 2003 at IIT

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    Editor: Glenn Krell, MPA, CRA

    Ali Cinar, PhD
    Dean of the Graduate College and
    Vice Provost for Research
    (312) 567-3637

    Alexander J. Flueck, PhD
    Associate Dean for Research
    (312) 567-3625

    The Staff of Research Support Services:

    Toni R. Allen
    Assistant Director
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035

    Pamela Andrews
    Research Coordinator
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3022

    Janice D. Haney
    Administrative Assistant
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035

    Glenn Krell, MPA, CRA
    Office of Research Proposal Development
    (312) 567-7141

    Robert Lapointe, MBA
    Research Projects Coordinator
    Graduate College
    (312) 567-7135

    Domenica G. Pappas, CRA
    Associate Director
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035

    Mary T. Spina, CRA
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035

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