Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced tremendously and today promises personalized healthcare; enhanced national security; improved transportation; and more effective education, to name just a few benefits. Increased computing power, the availability of large datasets and streaming data, and algorithmic advances in machine learning (ML) have made it possible for AI development to create new sectors of the economy and revitalize industries.
Submitting your first successful R01 is a major challenge, but there is a way to make that task more productive and enjoyable! The University of Utah's KL2 Program, (part of the Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (Utah CCTS)) is organizing R01 writing groups that will include up to 5-7 junior faculty members each that are pursuing their first R01 NIH award (or equivalent). Each group will be headed by one or two senior faculty members with extensive success with NIH awards and study section reviewer experience. The groups will foster peer and senior mentoring to produce top quality grant submissions.
Cities are hotspots of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Achieving livable climate scenarios in the future depends on cities reducing carbon emissions today. Complex societal problems, such as reducing emissions and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, can be effectively addressed only through interdisciplinary research that identifies new approaches and opportunities.
The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) recently conducted two town hall events on a new Facilities and Administration (F&A) Distribution & Usage strategic initiative. Thank you to our research community for attending those town halls, and for providing your very useful perspectives and feedback. In an effort to be transparent and promote a culture of fairness for our entire research community, the VPR Office has posted several resources on the main VPR website, including the FY20 F&A Town Hall presentation, a F&A Guiding principles and summary, a graduate student tuition guidance document, and the F&A Task Force review and recommendations report.
Lessons Learned: Hydrochloric Acid Spill A graduate student researcher, working after hours, was moving a new 4-L bottle of concentrated hydrochloric acid from the fume hood cabinet to the fume hood. The bottle slipped from their grasp and shattered, spreading acid and broken glass across the floor...