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January 17-23, Volume 8, Issue 3


Holiday schedule for 2016 to allow scheduling preparations to begin as needed.  Our holidays are as follows:
Martin Luther King Day – Monday, Jan. 18
Memorial Day – Monday, May 30

Independence Day – Monday, July 4

Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 5
Veterans Day – Friday, Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving – Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25
Christmas Day (observed) – Monday, Dec. 26
New Year’s Day (observed) – Monday, Jan 2, 2017
January 13, 2016                                                     
Dr. David P. Norton, Vice President for Research
Proposals to the Division of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Research strongly recommends that proposals be submitted to the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) at least 2 business days prior to the sponsor’s published deadline.  This will provide DSP with sufficient time to secure all necessary internal approvals, and to identify any issues within the proposal materials that are inconsistent with the sponsor’s submission requirements that may result in the proposal being rejected by the sponsor without review. 
For proposals submitted to DSP less than 2 days prior to the sponsor’s published deadline, this office will do everything it can to submit the application ahead of the deadline. However, in these cases DSP may not have sufficient time for complete technical proposal review relative to submission requirements, thus increasing the chance of rejection due to technical deficiency. 
We are committed to serving the needs of the UF research community.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Please contact Stephanie Gray at 352-392-3516 or with any questions.
Bloodborne Pathogen Training
If anyone receives a notice to complete 2016 BBP training this month or the beginning of next month please disregard.  The 2016 material is not yet available.
Free CMS courses
Self-insurance program with free CME courses which are mandatory for Florida Medical License renewal. You can also take the course through other online providers and pay $69 to meet requirements, but UF participates in the self-insurance program and offers these for free.
Free CME from UF:
We wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about 3 valuable resources for unit administrators to help their new faculty when they arrive on campus:
1.)  University of Florida Office of Research: Compliance Form for an Investigator Transferring to UF
2.)  College of Medicine Research Administration and Compliance: Principal Investigator Transferring In – Tips and Guidance
3.)  Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Research Project Navigator, Tiffany Danielle Pineda, can advise research teams on available resources and help them navigate research-related processes. She serves as a central resource through which researcher inquiries and requests for assistance are managed and supported; information is available through personalized consultation and the CTSI portal. Please contact her for assistance
Please let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance.
Jason Cline, B.A. | Senior Grants Specialist
Conference Schedule
Jan. 17
Jan. 18
Jan. 19
Jan. 20
Jan. 21
Jan. 22
Jan. 23
No Noon Conference – MLK Holiday
12pm Neurology Grand Rounds, , MBI, LG-101, DeWeese Auditorium
12pm Noon Conference, RITE Review – Epilepsy – Dr. Yang, MBI L3-101, Neurology Large Conference Room
12pm Noon Conference, RITE Review – Cranial Nerve and Basal Ganglia – Dr. Grayson, MBI L3-101, Neurology Large Conference Room