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May 17–May 23, Volume 7, Issue 19


  • The Department of Neurology invites you to join us at the annual celebration recognizing residents and fellows who are completing their training.
    Saturday, June 6th 3:00-6:00 p.m.
    The Arredondo Room
    located on the 4th floor of the J.W. Reitz Union
    (655 Reitz Union Drive on the University of Florida Campus)
    This party also serves as an annual reunion; families and guests are welcome.  Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided, with the award presentation beginning at 4:30 p.m.
    Please RSVP to Jennifer Shipley at 273-5549 or with the number attending. Children are welcome. Please also contact Jennifer for Directions if needed.
  • Updates from this month’s Medical Director Meeting
    Medication reconciliation – There is a current problem with changes that the nurses or other staff makes to medication lists in the outpatient setting prior to the provider visit not updating after the visit if the provider does not specifically address. Thus patients are reporting updates repeatedly and not having their medication lists updated. With the 2014 version of Epic upgrade coming in July, the provider note will not close until this medication issues flagged by the nurse is addressed (accepted or refused). There will also be a PRN button added.
    Patient satisfaction assessment- UFHealth has contracted with a vendor (Press Ganey) who will email patients (who have provided an email address) a link to a satisfaction survey which will be provider/visit specific and this data will be distributed to providers and administration. This will start in early Fall.
    MyUFHealth – reminder – starting in June/July patients will be able to fill out medications and allergies prior to their visit in mychart.
  • TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant
    TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant, Ben Tyson, will be in the Orthopaedics Building in on 34th Street on Tuesday, May 19th from 8:30am-3:00pm.
    He is able to assist you with signing up for your AEF, ORP and TDA retirement Plans here at the University of Florida  and also reviewing your existing TIAA-CREF accounts.
    PLEASE NOTE: If you cannot make these dates, Ben is also available for one-on-one meetings in your office at any time. To schedule those appointments, please email Ben at
  • NIH Notice of Potential Delays to NIH Issuing Awards in May 2015 – National Institutes of Health issued []NOT-OD-15-088 indicating that there would be delays in processing various grant processes due to upgrades in NIH systems between May 19 and June 3.  NIH Commons will be down on May 23 during which time Commons submissions and new ASSIST applications will be affected.  May 25 is a deadline for Program Project & Center Grant Applications.  Systems are expected to be back up for the deadline but we wanted to make you are aware

May 29th – June 3rd

No Notices of Award will be issued.

No processing of No-Cost Extensions.  Although Commons will remain available to submit requests, your Commons record will not be updated during the downtime.

No processing of Fellowship Activations.  xTrain will remain available to submit activation forms, NIH records will not be updated during the downtime.

May 23, 2015

On this date, Commons will be unavailable for any actions, including:

Submissions to Commons (e.g., Submission of RPPR, FFR, JIT, and creation of new profiles ).

Submission of new applications through ASSIST.


Research Rectangle

Type Program Title Announcement  Sponsor Due Date
X02 Pre-Application for Collaborative Innovation Award, CTSA Program (INTERNAL COMPETITION) PAR-15-173 David Nelson/NIH 04/17/15
LimitedSubmission Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)  UF may submit only one application in response to this solicitation. Interested candidates should submit an internal Letter of Intent (LOI) to the UF Office of Research (Attn: Jeevan Jyot, by Apr 20, 2015. LOI Guidelines Brain Research Foundation 04/20/15
U01 Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) (INTERNAL COMPETITION) PAR-15-172 David Nelson/NIH 05/04/15
U01 Alzheimer’s Drug-Development Program (LOI) PAR-15-174 NIH 05/04/15
T32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) PA-14-015 NIH 05/25/15
U01 Alzheimer’s Drug-Development Program Full Application PAR-15-174 NIH 06/05/15
R01 Research Project Grant (Parent R01) PA-13-302 NIH 06/05/15
R01 Development and Characterization of Animal Models for Aging Research (R01) PA-13-155 NIH 06/05/15
k08 AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K08) PA-13-180 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 06/12/15
K01  AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) PA-13-181  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  06/12/15
R03  NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03)  PA-13-304  NIH  06/16/15
R21  NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21)  PA-13-303  NIH  06/16/15
R36  Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36) PAR-13-152  NIH  06/16/15
R21 Development and Characterization of Animal Models for Aging Research (R21)  PA-13-156  NIH  06/16/15
R13, U13  NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13/U13)  PA-13-347  NIH  8/12/15
Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro)  PD 15-1699  NSF  8/13/15
NIH has posted a Notice to remind applicants “non-compliance can have serious consequences.”  More of the text from the notice and a link to the full text are included below.
Some examples of how this policy is applied to NIH applications include but are not limited to:
  • Applications containing one or more biosketches that do not conform to the required format may be withdrawn (NOT-OD-15-032).
  • Applications that do not conform to the page limit requirements because inappropriate materials have been included in other parts of the application may be withdrawn (NOT-OD-11-080).
  • Applications submitted as new but containing elements of a resubmission or renewal application are noncompliant with the resubmission policy and may be withdrawn (NOT-OD-15-059).
  • Applications submitted after 5 PM local (applicant organization) time on the application due date may be withdrawn (NOT-OD-15-039).
It is important to remember that these are just examples, and that all requirements specified in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, the Funding Opportunity Announcement, and relevant NIH Guide Notices are to be followed. When in doubt about compliance policy, contact NIH “Grants Info” or the Division of Receipt and Referral as listed below.
If an application is withdrawn because it does not conform to the application preparation and submission instructions, a letter will be placed in the eRA Commons Status page for that application.  The PD/PI and the AOR from the applicant organization will be notified by eRA Commons to access their account and view the explanatory letter.”

Conference Schedule

Monday, May 18 Tuesday, May 19 Wednesday, May 20 Thursday, May 21 Friday, May 22
12pm  Conference, Case conference EMG – Dr. Subramony, MBI L3-101, Neurology Large Conference Room 12pm Neurology Grand Rounds – , MBI, LG-101, DeWeese Auditorium 12pm  Conference, MS #3 – Dr. Wicklund, MBI L3-101, Neurology Large Conference Room 12pm Conference, Myoclonus – Dr. Hess, MBI L3-101, Neurology Large Conference Room
Click here for the complete (online) version.

On Call Schedule

Call Calendar Sunday, May 17 Monday, May 18 Tuesday, May 19 Wednesday, May 20 Thursday, May 21 Friday, May 22 Saturday, May 23
Stroke Attending Wilson  Khanna   Khanna   Khanna   Khanna   Khanna   Khanna
Vascular Neurology Fellow Rosado Rosado Rosado Rosado  Rosado   Rosado
EMU Attending Cibula Hella Hella Hella Hella Hella Hella
VA Attending Hess Hess Hess Hess Hess  Hess  Hess
General Attending Ashizawa Ashizawa Ashizawa Ashizawa Ashizawa Ashizawa Ashizawa
Resident Cont. ClinicAttending 1-5 pm   Finney
Resident PGY-2 ContClinic Attending 1p-5p Wicklund
Hospitalist  Vega  Beerapoot  Beerapoot  Beerapoot Beerapoot Beerapoot Beerapoot
VA OnCall Resident 8a-8p  Yang  Victor  Estupinan  Victor  Estupinan Victor
Shands General On CallResident 8a-5p  Yu  Khalil Khalil Khalil Khalil Yang
Shands Stoke On CallResident 8a-5p  Kahlil Soto Soto  Soto Soto Renati
Shands Short Call Resident5p-8p Yancey Khalil Renati   Soto  Renati Yang
Shands Night Float 8p-8a  Besharat Yancey Yanceyt  Yancey  Yancey Yancey Yancey
2nd Shands Night Float 8p-8a Victor
VA Night Float 8p-8a Lunagariya Lunagariya Lunagariya Lunagariya Lunagariya Lunagariya  Lunagariya