IEM Weekly Newsletter - May 24, 2022
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News & Highlights

Class of 2023 Siebel Scholars
Nominations Now Open!

 It is our pleasure to announce the opening of nominations for the Class of 2023 Siebel Scholars.  Following the successful inauguration of the Awards in 2010, we are beginning the thirteenth year of this prestigious award program made possible by the generosity of the Siebel Foundation. 

Each year, five Siebel Scholars are selected, and each Siebel Scholar will receive directly an award in the amount of $35,000. This award must be in addition to any other financial support received by or committed to the graduate student.  The Institute of Engineering in Medicine is working with the Jacobs School of Engineering in administering the nomination, review, and other processes related to these Awards.

Nomination criteria can be found here. Please submit all nominations via the Siebel Scholars website by Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 4pm PDT.

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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

The Interstellar Initiative: Applications due May 24, 2022 (EDT)

The Interstellar Initiative ― presented jointly by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development and the New York Academy of Sciences ― recognizes the world's most promising Early Career Investigators and connects them with peers to develop international, multi-disciplinary research projects addressing a major research question. The aim is to foster collaboration between disciplines and thereby catalyze unique discoveries.

The 2022-2023 Interstellar Initiative will address challenges in the area of Basic Research to elucidate the complex mechanisms of living organisms for the benefit of all humankind. Research topics may include biological functions at all levels of analysis: for example, studies on genes and individual molecules, intracellular networks, intercellular associations in tissues and organs, and networks underlying the complex functions of entire organisms.

Participation in this two-part workshop is by application only. Applications are invited from Early Career Investigators who have backgrounds in four broad categories: 1) Biomedical Sciences; 2) Life Sciences; 3) Physical/Natural Sciences, and 4) Biotechnology/Analytical technology. The deadline for application submission is May 24, 2022 (EDT).

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INC Cognitive Neuroscience Spring Retreat in conjunction with the 17th Annual KIBM Symposium on Innovative Research

Friday, June 17, 2022, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Roth Auditorium, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Lunch is provided. Registration is required. For more details and registration, click here. View the event agenda below!

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J&J Innovation - JLABS Seminar Series
Interest Form

Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS and Nucleate San Diego are looking to organize a summer seminar series that will be hosted at JLABS campus in La Jolla, will start in July, and go through October. The evening will kick off with a seminar given from a SD based PI and will conclude with a complimentary happy hour. We are inviting all graduate students, post-docs, PIs, and local entrepreneurs to come to the event.

In order to plan for the event, we want to gauge interest and get a head count. If you are interested in coming, please fill out this typeform below. 
Once we have secured speakers, we will send out follow-up with speaker bios and formal RSVP link. 

If you have any questions about the event or are generally interested in the Nucleate, please email
Interest Form

Funding & Grant Opportunities

Open Call for Letters of Intent for Neuroimmune Allen Discovery Center

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group is excited to announce a 2023 Allen Discovery Center (ADC) initiative to support neuroimmune research. Up to one award will be made for up to $10 million in total funding support provided over four years. We are accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) from June 22 to July 7, 2022. Selected LOIs will be invited to submit full proposals to be considered for an ADC award in 2023.

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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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