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1 2 Research INKlings October 2013 RESEARCH INKLINGS Research in Your Backyard OCTOBER 2013 Clinical Trials at MUSC making a difference In this Issue: P2 P3 P3 P4 P4 P5 P5 P6 P6 P7 P7 The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announced key findings from a new report called “Research in Your Backyard.” This report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) focuses on clinical trials being conducted by biopharmaceutical research companies and local research collaborators throughout South Carolina. Continued on page 2 P8 P8 Research in Your Backyard FRD Recruits Executive Director Technology Transfer-Patents University Research Council Announced Advances in Technology Transfer Research Operations Coordination of Key Areas SPARC Request EPIC & SPARC Request Interface iLab Implementation NIH to Require eRA Commons for Students SCTR Scientific Retreat NIH Instructions for New Applications Research INKlings is an on-line newsletter prepared by the Office of Research Development providing research news, policy changes and other relevant information for MUSC faculty, staff and students. Research Town Hall The Associate Provost for Research, Dr. Stephen Lanier, and Associate Provost for Clinical & Translational Science, Dr. Kathleen Brady, presented “Updates on the Research Enterprise” at the Research Town Hall held on September 19, 2013. During the Town Hall, Dr. Lanier provided an update on research funding, research operations and the SmartState Centers of Economic Excellence program. He also announced the restructuring of the University Research Council to focus on strategic issues for the MUSC research program. The town hall video is available on the MUSC Research webpage or click here. Continued on page 4

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