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Weekly Research Update: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Holiday wishes from the Office of the Vice President for Research

The Weekly Research Update will be on hiatus until Thursday, January 6, 2022. The Office of the Vice President for Research wishes all our readers a beautiful holiday season filled with good cheer and good times with the people most important to you. We thank you for your efforts to support the university research community throughout 2021, a year marked by change and challenge. We look forward to welcoming a new year filled with new opportunities for researchers at every level.


Faculty Highlight: Sanaz Sadati lands NSF CAREER award on first attempt

The aptly named National Science Foundation CAREER award provides a big, prestigious boost for junior faculty who receive one. Chemical engineering assistant professor Sanaz Sadati is the latest UofSC faculty member to take her career to the next level with an NSF CAREER award. Dr. Sadati, who joined the College of Engineering and Computing faculty in 2019, serves as an outstanding example of the NSF CAREER award’s intent of funding outstanding junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research and education, and the integration of these endeavors in the context of their organizations’ missions. Read more about Dr. Sadati's NSF CAREER award.


Health sciences faculty: Join us for a workshop on NIH proposal resubmission

The Office of the Vice President for Research will offer a three-hour workshop on National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant proposal resubmission on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, in the Close-Hipp building, Lumpkin Auditorium (eighth floor). This workshop will help UofSC faculty members who are considering resubmission understand the strategy, rules and processes involved in revising and resubmitting an NIH proposal. The NIH Resubmission Workshop will include detailed discussion on NIH revision rules, understanding the summary statement, responding to reviewer comments and revising the proposal. Read more and register by Thursday, January 20, 2022.


Application Deadline Fast Approaching: Big Data Health Science Scholar Program for Graduate Students

The Big Data Health Science Center is recruiting graduate students for its summer training program, the Big Data Health Science Scholar Program for Infectious Diseases at UofSC. This national program is open to graduate students who are permanent residents or U.S. citizens and have completed at least one year in a graduate program in the physical and quantitative sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The program will recruit eight students who are interested in learning how to apply data science to infectious disease-related research. This is a three-month, full-time (40 hours per week) program to work alongside established scientists on one or more big data health-related studies. Selected students will receive free housing, a living stipend, health insurance (if needed) and one-on-one world-class mentorship during the summer months. Learn more and apply by Saturday, January 15, 2022.


November 2021 grant awards report now available

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share the November 2021 monthly awards report listing new grant awards received by faculty throughout the University of South Carolina System. Get the report.


16 December 2021

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