The WVU HSC will submit a single application to NIH for a new Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) for the January 28, 2015 deadline (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-286.html). 
 
Currently, there are two Phase 3 CoBRE grants at WVU:  “Transitional Center in Neuroscience” (PI:  George Spirou); and “Signal Transduction and Cancer” (PI:  Laura Gibson).  An A1 application for “Sroke” (PI:  Jim Simpkins) has been submitted and is under review. 
 
The Office of Research and Graduate Education is soliciting pre-proposals from groups interested in submitting a full application for the 2015 deadline.  Pre-proposals are limited to three pages, and should include the proposed director, general theme of the CoBRE and its cores and projects, names/departments of potential mentored scientists, names/departments of faculty who could serve as mentors, and investments or improvements that would be needed to ensure a competitive application.  Include NIH biosketches for all faculty who will be involved. 
                                                                               
Proposals should be submitted by email by June 15, 2014 to Melissa McDilda (mmcdilda@hsc.wvu.edu, 304-293-6232).  Following review, one proposal will be selected for development of a full application.  Questions can be addressed to Jamal Mustafa, sjmustafa@hsc.wvu.edu, 304-293-5116.