IEM Weekly Newsletter - May 10, 2022
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News & Highlights

High School Student STEM Summer Internship Opportunity

The IEM OPALS high school internship program aims to provide pre-college students with hands-on experience in STEM by spending 20 hours per week for six weeks at UC San Diego in a research laboratory environment. Each intern will have the opportunity to interact with researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students engaged in research at the interfaces of engineering and medical science, such as engineering for cancer diagnosis and therapy, biophotonics research, and cardiovascular imaging. Interns will learn the scientific background to the research, observe or assist UC San Diego researchers and students in performing experiments, learn to analyze experimental data and present a research talk or poster at the end of the internship.

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Upcoming Events & Webinars

Funding & Grant Opportunities

GEM Challenge 2022 RFA:
Applications due May 16, 2022

UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM) in the Jacobs School of Engineering are pleased to announce the eighth round of the Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) competition to identify clinical challenges for which engineering solutions can be developed and implemented. GEM has the overarching goal of building a collaborative ecosystem that leverages UCSD's outstanding strengths in clinical care and engineering to solve important healthcare problems. Awards in the range of $30,000 for one year will be given.

This year, the GEM competition will have only one submission. We invite teams that include at least one Clinically Active UCSD Faculty Member and one Engineering Faculty Member as PIs to submit a proposal. Postdoctoral Fellows and Project Scientists are not eligible to be PIs but may be members of the team.

Application Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2022, 5:00 p.m. PT
Read application guidelines and apply here

ACTRI seeks applicants for SUSTAIN program to support successful grant resubmissions among under-represented minority faculty

The purpose of the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) SUSTAIN (Supporting Under-represented Scholars in Translational and Interdisciplinary Networks) program is to support Under-Represented Minority (URM) faculty members in submitting successful resubmissions of grant applications. National data indicate that URM faculty members are less likely to sustain research careers.  Increasing the rate of successful resubmission of grants during early critical career phases could positively impact sustainment of research careers among URM faculty. The SUSTAIN program provides up to 1-2 years of protected time and grant writing training to awarded scholars.

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Upcoming Foundation Relations Deadlines

Foundation Relations is pleased to share the following *NEW* funding opportunities. Visit the Upcoming Foundation Deadlines page on our website for the full list of current opportunities, as well as lists targeting young investigators and postdoctoral researchers.

Upcoming Foundation Deadlines

Share your own IEM News Story! Google Form Submissions now Available

In an effort to promote all updates and the success of our various Centers, IEM would like to hear your stories. Simply submit any news, updates, stories regarding your center or research by using the Google Form below, and we will publicize the content across all IEM media outlets, including our Newsletter, website, and social media!

Starting next week, this form will be included at the bottom of each newsletter. Simply click the button below and let us know about any opportunities or information you have to share - we will take care of the rest!

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Learn more about IEM and connect with our Research Centers:
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center | Center for Musculoskeletal Research
Center for Advanced Neurological Engineering | Whitaker Center for Biomedical Engineering
Center for Engineering in Diabetes | Cardiac Biomedical Science and Engineering Center
Center for Medical Device Engineering and Biomechanics | Center for Engineering in Cancer
Center for Mobile-health Systems and Applications | Biophotonics Technology Center
Center of Excellence for Nano-Medicine and Engineering | Infectious Disease Engineering Advances

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