UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic/feeds/massmail.rss Campus announcements en-us Fri, 17 May 2013 18:52:23 -0500 60 UIC Massmail http://www.uic.edu/favicon.png http://www.uic.edu/uic Campus announcements [AD] Volunteer with ASB this Spring! If you are someone who would like to spend your Spring break traveling to a different state and volunteering with a group of fellow UIC students who are passionate about service, this is the perfect opportunity for you!<br /><br />Alternative Spring Break is a student run organization focused on service oriented learning. Each winter and spring break we plan 5-6 trips throughout the country and work with several different organizations, all with different missions and causes. <br /><br />**** Trips are only $150 to attend. This includes food, transportation, and lodging for the week. If you are 21+ and would like to be a driver, you will be given preference and your trip cost will only be $130. All trips will depart from Chicago on Sunday, March 19 and return to Chicago on Saturday, March 25.<br /><br />This Spring, Alternative Spring Break is excited to announce that we have 5 trips planned working with the following organizations:<br /><br />*Saint Bernard Project- Columbia, SC<br />*Red Clay State Park- Cleveland, TN<br />*American Cave Conservation Association- Horse Cave City, KY<br />*Junior Achievement- Owings Mills, MD<br />*Serve 901- Memphis, TN<br /><br />You can apply to attend one of these trips through Orgsync by following these instructions:<br /><br />1.) Go to UIC Orgsync and login with your netid and password and type Alternative Spring Break in the search bar. You can also use this link: https://orgsync.com/91727/chapter <br />3.) Go to files and download the ASB Spring Trips 2017 PowerPoint. Review the trip and application details.<br />4.) Go to forms and complete the ASB Spring 2017 Trip Participant Application.<br />5.) Print a copy of the application and bring it to the Alternative Spring Break office located in Room 476 SCE.<br />6.)Sign up for an interview time on the spreadsheet taped to the ASB office door.<br /><br />ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE SUNDAY, February 26 at 11:59 PM.<br /><br />We look forward to seeing your application and hope that you all take advantage of this great opportunity!<br /><br />If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out! Feel free to shoot us an email at mreyno21@uic.edu or lannywu2@uic.edu<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />The ASB E-Board <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:40:51 -0600 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:40:51 -0600 [INFO] IT Pro Forum - Call For Proposals The 2017 UIC IT Professionals Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 31, at Student Center East. <br />This year’s theme is Under the Sea: Discover a World of Opportunities. <br /><br />Call for Proposals is now open!<br /><br />We are seeking presenters to share technology-related developments, which could broadly benefit the campus and its missions. Being a presenter is a great opportunity to showcase yourself as an expert and community resource, while helping your department’s achievements gain visibility. Last year, the conference was well attended by over 250 attendees.<br /><br />Presentations are 15, 30, 45, 60, or 90 minute sessions that can involve interactive discussion, question/answer, and demonstrations. Presentations that connect information technologies to research, clinical, and administrative/business use at UIC are welcome. Sessions can be lecture style in person, posters set up in the main hall all day, or a workshop in a computer lab.<br /><br />To submit a proposal and get more information, go to http://2017.itproforum.uic.edu/proposals/<br /><br />Website: http://2017.itproforum.uic.edu/ <br />Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/uicitpf<br />Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uicitpf <br />Send your comments, questions, or recommendations: itproforum@uic.edu <br /><br />We look forward to seeing you at this year’s IT Pro Forum, registration will open in April. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:14:36 -0600 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:14:36 -0600 [INFO] Paid Research Study Dr. K. Luan Phan (M.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on mood and anxiety. This study is testing to see how treatments affect brain function, physiology, behavior and mental health. <br /><br />You may be eligible if you: <br />1. Are 18-65 years old<br />2. Are experiencing anxiety, worry, and/or depressed mood. <br /><br />Study includes:<br />1. A psychiatric interview.<br />2. Four functional MRI scans to non-invasively measure brain function.<br />3. Four sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to non-invasively measure brain function. <br />4. EITHER 12 weeks of treatment with a FDA approved medication for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and will attend 5 regular visits during that treatment. <br />5. OR 12 weekly treatment visits with a talk therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).<br /><br />Interested volunteers should have no metal parts in their body and no major medical or neurological illness. Patients who are currently undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy) or taking certain medications that affect the brain may not qualify for the study. Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant. <br /><br />This study involves a time commitment of approximately 24-35 hours over a total of 14-21 visits. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. Volunteers must be US citizens or permanent residents. All information you give is confidential. <br /><br />FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:<br />CALL: 888-686-5591<br />EMAIL: emotion@psych.uic.edu <br />ONLINE SURVEY: http://j.mp/1oSDtWu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:13:02 -0600 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:13:02 -0600 [INFO] Do you have Prediabetes? If you are 18 years or older and have prediabetes, you may be eligible to participate in this diet research about prevention of diabetes.<br /><br />This study “Impact of the No-Carrageenan Diet on Glucose Tolerance in Prediabetes” is at UIC and is funded by the American Diabetes Association.<br />The study requires:<br />Random assignment to carrageenan or no-carrageenan diet for 12 weeks;<br />Prepared meals and snacks from UIC nutritionists for 12 weeks;<br />Four visits to the UIC Clinical Research Center and meal pickup at UIC;<br />Glucose tolerance test and other laboratory tests.<br /><br />There is compensation for participating.<br /><br />Please email Study Coordinator Dr. Feferman at lfefer1@uic.edu <br />or Dr. Tobacman, Department of Medicine, CSN 440, at jkt@uic.edu <br />or call 312-569-7826 for more details and to find out if you can participate. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:28 -0600 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:28 -0600 [INFO] Costco Co-Founder to address Business Ethics Symposium: FREE REGISTRATION UNTIL TOMORROW SPACE IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP TODAY.<br /><br />Register at http://www.jp2newman.org/businesssymposium<br /><br />============================================<br />2017 Integritas Business Ethics Symposium: "THE SERVANT LEADER"<br /><br />FEATURING JAMES SINEGAL<br />Co-Founder & Former CEO of COSTCO Wholesale<br /><br />Wednesday, February 22<br />10:00 AM - 2:00 PM<br />(come and go based on your schedule)<br /><br />FREE FOR UIC STUDENTS SUBJECT TO ROOM CAPACITY, DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR<br />OTHER STUDENTS. A LIMITED NUMBER OF FREE TICKETS FOR UIC FACULTY AND STAFF.<br /><br />LUNCH INCLUDED<br /><br />Illinois Room<br />Student Center East<br />750 S. Halsted<br /><br />Register at http://www.jp2newman.org/businesssymposium<br /><br />SPONSORED BY THE CME GROUP AND AZTECA FOODS<br /><br />Other speakers:<br />Welcome by Susan Poser, Provost and VCAA, UIC<br /><br />Bill Kohler, UIC College of Business Administration Honorable Thomas More<br />Donnelly, Associate Judge, Cook County Municipal Department Kate Evert,<br />Founder and President, Commonwealth HR Consulting Jeremy Meuser, Rawls<br />College of Business @ Texas Tech University Robert C. Liden, UIC College of<br />Business Administration Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of<br />the Archdiocese of Chicago Jose Abes, Student, UIC College of Business<br />Administration Kevin Jacob, Student, UIC College of Business Administration<br /><br /><br />**James D. Sinegal was Chief Executive Officer of Costco until his<br />retirement on December 31, 2011. He was also President until February 2010<br />and served as a non-officer employee from January 2012 through April 2013.<br />Mr. Sinegal is a co-founder of the Company and has been a director since its<br />inception.<br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />The Integritas Institute for Ethics is a department of the St. John Paul II<br />Catholic Newman Center at UIC Integritas Institute events since 1997 have<br />been scheduled in cooperation with Catholic student and other organizations<br />on the UIC campus. <br /><br />This event is co-sponsored by the Newman Catholic Student Organization at<br />UIC.<br /><br />Register at<br />http://www.jp2newman.org/businesssymposium <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:57:18 -0600 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:57:18 -0600 [INFO] UIC Startup Challenge Do you have an idea for a startup? Join the UIC Startup Challenge for the chance to pitch your idea to a panel of judges and win your share of a $10,000 prize pool! This year's UIC Startup Challenge live pitch competition will take place on April 10, 2017. Save the date!<br /><br />Applications for the UIC Startup Challenge are due March 1, 2017. To apply, join our Blackboard Group, where you need to submit a team registration form and executive summary by the deadline. Instructions on how to join our group are on our website at http://ies.uic.edu/startup/2017challenge. <br /><br />To help you get ready to apply, and to pitch your idea at the semifinals on April 10, we have a series of workshops over the next few weeks. Join us at any or all of these to learn more: <br /><br />Executive Summary Workshop<br />Wednesday, February 22, 2017<br />4:30-6:00pm<br />IES Office (815 W. Van Buren, Suite 400)<br />RSVP: http://go.uic.edu/Feb22Workshop<br /><br />Power Session Friday (all of our workshops in one - Marketing, Finance, Executive Summary - plus one on one mentoring and pizza!)<br />Friday, February 24, 2017<br />4:00-8:00pm<br />IES Office (815 W. Van Buren, Suite 400)<br />RSVP: http://go.uic.edu/PowerSession<br /><br />Pitch Ninja Workshop - presented by Mike Moyer, author of Pitch Ninja, The Slicing Pie Handbook, and more!<br />Wednesday, March 8, 2017<br />4:30-6:00pm<br />Douglas Hall room 320<br />RSVP: http://go.uic.edu/PitchNinja<br /><br /><br />For more information about the UIC Startup Challenge, contact Dawn Birkland at birkland@uic.edu or visit our website at http://ies.uic.edu/startup. <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:39:29 -0600 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:39:29 -0600 [INFO] Business Administrative/Associate – Graduate College Administration - Internal Search Business Administrative/Associate – Graduate College Administration - Internal Search<br /><br />This position coordinates various administrative, accounting, procurement, human resources and other operational activities for the Graduate College. This includes most aspects of fiscal operations including day-to-day management and accounting, as well as procurement. This position is also responsible for the oversight of human resource processing and reporting and will assist college leadership in determining operational and management requirements relating to employment, compensation, training and development of personnel. <br /><br />Duties:<br /><br />Responsible for approving college expenditures and assuring all accounting activity is recorded to correct funding source. Reviews reports to validate appropriate activity has posted and makes adjustments as necessary with journal vouchers or other UIC procedures to correct errors.<br /><br />Establish internal controls related to credit card and other financial related activities; monitors and reports Fiscal Control and Internal Auditing Act (FCIAA) compliance.<br /><br />Plans and reviews expenditures to assure a balanced budget is attained and optimizes use of financial resources. Coordinates with Academic Affairs Fiscal Manager as necessary to communicate college needs and related information and to design standard management budget reports as appropriate.<br /><br />Reviews and processes the disbursement of the Graduate College Student Presenters (Travel) Awards and processes the disbursement of other college awards.<br /><br />Serves as the property accounting contact for the college and is responsible for the management of all college equipment.<br /><br />Responsible for initiating procurements for goods and services required by the college using established procedures and methods (such as iBuy, Travel and Expense Management) in accordance with Business and Financial policies and procedures.<br /><br />Serves as the credit card departmental manager (DCM) with responsibility for oversight of all college’s P-Cards (procurement) and T-Cards (travel) activity.<br /><br />Collaborates with the dean or designee to develop staffing plans based on budget and operational needs to support efficient operations. Provides guidance to the dean and all staff regarding UIC Human Resource policies and procedures and is the key contact between the college and Central Human Resources on all personnel related matters.<br /><br />Advises college administrators in the development of internal operational Human Resources procedures and practices consistent with University policies.<br /><br />Processes and monitors all Graduate College HR appointments, including fellowships, assistantships undergraduate students, staff and faculty. Works with Central Human Resources to hire new staff by creating announcements and completing appropriate forms. Onboarding of new employees.<br /><br />Coordinates and monitors compliance of Ethics Training, Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA), Performance Evaluations, Statement of Economic Interest and Activity Reporting System (ARS).<br /><br />Assists unit administrators to resolve employee conflicts. Acts as a resource for unit administrators in discipline procedures for Civil Service and Academic Professional employees.<br /><br />Processes timesheet approvals for Civil Service and student employees and monitors Leave Reports for Academic Professional employees. Monitors and oversees time-off requests including, Family Medical Leave, sick, vacation and other leaves. Conduct periodic internal audits to ensure proper procedures and appropriate paperwork for leaves.<br /><br />Liaison with various University offices including the Office of Business and Financial Services, Office of Budget and Resource Planning, Human Resources, Facilities, and Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC)/Telecommunications. Coordinates building access authorization/key inventory for staff. As the Designated Phonebook Contact, make ongoing departmental/employee updates through ACCC Directory Services.<br /><br />Performs other related duties as assigned.<br /><br /><br />Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:<br /><br />1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management or a field related to the position.<br />2. Two years of professional level accounting, managerial and/or business experience, one year of which was at an administrative level.<br /><br />Preferred Qualifications:<br /><br />1. Knowledge of management principles, practices, methods and techniques.<br />2. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel.<br />3. Working knowledge of financial forms, reports and Enterprise data system.<br />4. Excellent communication and customer service skills and strong interpersonal, management and written communication skills.<br />5. Knowledge of University policies and procedures, HR systems and Banner.<br /><br /><br />To Apply: For fullest consideration, and submit an online application/ exam request go to <br />https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=75957 by the application deadline of Wednesday, March 1, 2017.<br /><br /><br />The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:37:51 -0600 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:37:51 -0600 [INFO] Laserfiche: Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Made Easy Whether your department is looking to go paperless, manage digital content or automate business processes, the Gordon Flesch Company can provide you with the right Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. <br /><br />Laserfiche is a simple ECM solution that can help you and your department work smarter, not harder. After a quick and easy set-up, you will experience all the benefits of this software, including:<br /><br />Reduction of paper usage and storage space <br />Improved employee collaboration and workflows<br />Increased document security<br />Quickly find the document you need with text search<br /><br />Laserfiche is the ACCC preferred ECM Solution – the program is administered by the Office of Publications Services, therefore, NO CONTRACTS ARE REQUIRED.<br /><br />Contact us today for a Laserfiche ECM Starter Pack that will easily organize and manage all your department’s documents and forms in just three easy steps: Scan. Store. Manage.<br /><br />The ECM Starter Pack will include (1) pre-made form of your choice, for example: a time off form (PTO) or a drop/add class form. If your department has another particular need, please let GFC know and they will work with you to develop a successful workflow.<br /><br />To learn more about ECM and how it can help your department, contact Courtney Wulf at cwulf@gflesch.com or 630-945-1324.<br /><br />Also, mark your calendars for a free Lunch & Learn with the Office of Publications Services and Gordon Flesch Company on Thursday, March 16th. Invitation and more details to follow.<br /><br />Student Affairs Publications Services logo<br /><br />312-996-3562<br />publications@uic.edu<br />http://www.uicprint.uic.edu<br /><br />Gordon Flesch logo <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:43:22 -0600 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:43:22 -0600 [INFO] ePortfolios ePortfolios<br /><br />Faculty and staff, help your students create a professional ePortfolio that documents the work in which they have engaged at UIC.<br /><br />Students may produce artifacts (relevant documents and media files) that can be uploaded and displayed on the student’s individual ePortfolios (electronic portfolios). Artifacts may include research, capstone projects, reflections, resumes, and professional photos.<br /><br /><br />Visit http://uicimpact.uic.edu to watch a demo of the ePortfolio.<br /><br />Contact uicimpact@uic.edu for more information.<br /><br />UIC Student Affairs Impact logo<br /><br />http://uicimpact.uic.edu<br />uicimpact@uic.edu<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:41:34 -0600 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:41:34 -0600 [INFO] LeaderShape Institute Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services is excited to announce we are now accepting applications for the LeaderShape Institute. The Institute, provided by LeaderShape, is a six-day, five-night leadership retreat teaching visioning, relationship building, and the importance of leading with integrity. The Institute will take place May 6 to May 11 at an off-campus retreat center. The only requirement for attendance is you must be returning to UIC in the Fall Semester. Applications are due March 9, 2017.<br /> <br />SPACE IS LIMITED.<br /> <br />Apply by visiting http://go.uic.edu/LeaderShape.<br /> <br />Any questions can be emailed to sldvs@uic.edu or feel free to call 312-996-4500.<br /><br />Student Affairs SLDVS logo<br /><br />http://www.sldvs.uic.edu<br />sldvs@uic.edu<br />312-996-4500 <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:40:25 -0600 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:40:25 -0600 [INFO] CORRECTION: Costco Founder to Headline Business Symposium @ UIC: FREE for UIC students 2017 Integritas Business Ethics Symposium: THE SERVANT LEADER<br /><br />FEATURING JAMES SINEGAL <br />Co-Founder & Former CEO of COSTCO Wholesale<br /><br />Wednesday, February 22<br />10:00 AM - 2:00 PM<br />(come and go based on your schedule)<br /><br />FREE FOR UIC STUDENTS SUBJECT TO ROOM CAPACITY, DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR OTHER STUDENTS. A LIMITED NUMBER OF FREE TICKETS FOR UIC FACULTY AND STAFF.<br /><br />LUNCH INCLUDED<br /><br />Illinois Room <br />Student Center East<br />750 S. Halsted<br /><br />Register at http://www.jp2newman.org/businesssymposium<br /><br />SPONSORED BY THE CME GROUP<br /><br />Other speakers:<br />Welcome by Susan Poser, Provost and VCAA, UIC<br /><br />Bill Kohler, UIC College of Business Administration<br />Honorable Thomas More Donnelly, Associate Judge, Cook County Municipal Department<br />Kate Evert, Founder and President, Commonwealth HR Consulting<br />Jeremy Meuser, Rawls College of Business @ Texas Tech University<br />Robert C. Liden, UIC College of Business Administration<br />Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago<br />Jose Abes, Student, UIC College of Business Administration<br />Kevin Jacob, Student, UIC College of Business Administration<br /><br /><br />**James D. Sinegal was Chief Executive Officer of Costco until his retirement on December 31, 2011. He was also President until February 2010 and served as a non-officer employee from January 2012 through April 2013. Mr. Sinegal is a co-founder of the Company and has been a director since its inception.<br />------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />The Integritas Institute for Ethics is a department of the St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at UIC<br />Integritas Institute events since 1997 have been scheduled in cooperation with Catholic student and<br />other organizations on the UIC campus. <br /><br />This event is co-sponsored by the Newman Catholic Student Organization at UIC.<br /><br />To join as a sponsor, contact gvaccaro@jp2newman.org<br />For general comments/questions please contact info@jp2newman.org<br />Register at http://www.jp2newman.org/businesssymposium<br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:21:50 -0600 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:21:50 -0600 [INFO] Promotion and Tenure Workshops for Junior Faculty The Office of Faculty Affairs is pleased to offer Promotion and Tenure (P&T) Seminars each spring. These annual events are open to faculty from all parts of campus seeking promotion. It is also open to department heads and chairs, associate deans, mentors, senior faculty serving as paper preparers, and others involved in the P&T process. Each workshop encompasses all disciplines and faculty from any discipline may attend any session. A workshop for underrepresented faculty will also be provided.<br /><br />The sessions are designed to help faculty members in their plans to seek promotion and will include a review of the relevant promotion and tenure processes. They will cover topics including the mid-probationary review, preparing the dossier, research expectations, teaching, and service. The sessions will offer a valuable opportunity to dialogue with experienced faculty and receive information and advice for potential candidates seeking to position themselves for successful promotion and tenure. Speakers include Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Renée Taylor, recent members of the campus P&T committee as well as senior faculty members. All sessions are brown bag events.<br /><br />More detailed information on these events including dates and times may be found on our website: <br /><br />https://faculty.uic.edu/promotionandtenure/seminars/<br /><br />Questions about the P&T process and guidelines should be directed to Andrew Maybach in the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, by sending an e-mail to amayba2@uic.edu or by telephone at (312) 413-3470 (3-3470). <br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:11:31 -0600 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:11:31 -0600 [INFO] Paid Research Study Dr. K. Luan Phan (M.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on mood and anxiety. This study is testing to see how treatments affect brain function, physiology, behavior and mental health. <br /><br />You may be eligible if you: <br />1. Are 18-65 years old<br />2. Are experiencing anxiety, worry, and/or depressed mood. <br /><br />Study includes:<br />1. A psychiatric interview.<br />2. Four functional MRI scans to non-invasively measure brain function.<br />3. Four sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to non-invasively measure brain function. <br />4. EITHER 12 weeks of treatment with a FDA approved medication for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders and will attend 5 regular visits during that treatment. <br />5. OR 12 weekly treatment visits with a talk therapy called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).<br /><br />Interested volunteers should have no metal parts in their body and no major medical or neurological illness. Patients who are currently undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy) or taking certain medications that affect the brain may not qualify for the study. Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant. <br /><br />This study involves a time commitment of approximately 24-35 hours over a total of 14-21 visits. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. Volunteers must be US citizens or permanent residents. All information you give is confidential. <br /><br />FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:<br />CALL: 888-686-5591<br />EMAIL: emotion@psych.uic.edu <br />ONLINE SURVEY: http://j.mp/1oSDtWu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:10:18 -0600 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:10:18 -0600 [INFO] Paid Research Study Dr. K. Luan Phan (M.D.) at The University of Illinois at Chicago is recruiting healthy adult participants for a research study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to study the brain. <br /><br />You may be eligible if you are: <br />1. 22-35 years old<br />2. In good health<br />3. U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident <br />4. Weigh less than 200lbs<br /><br />Study includes:<br />1. A psychiatric interview.<br />2. Four functional MRI scans to non-invasively measure brain function.<br />3. Four sessions with electroencephalography (EEG) to non-invasively measure brain function. <br /><br />Interested volunteers should have no metal parts in their body (piercings, permanent retainers etc.) and no major medical or neurological illness. Participants must be free of alcohol or substance abuse for at least 6 months prior to starting the study. Patients who are currently undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy) or taking certain medications that affect the brain may not qualify for the study. Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant. This study involves a time commitment of approximately 18 hours over a total of 9 visits. Volunteers will be compensated for their time. All information you give is confidential. <br /><br />Please call or email for more information:<br />CALL: 888-686-5591<br />EMAIL: emotion@psych.uic.edu<br />OR complete our online survey at http://j.mp/1oSDtWu <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:09:19 -0600 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:09:19 -0600 [INFO] Limited Competitions The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunities. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition. <br /><br />Table of Contents<br /><br />1. 2018 Beckman Scholars Program<br /><br />2. Art Works: Creativity Connects Projects<br /><br />3. Scleroderma Foundation<br /><br />4. American Diabetes Association: 2017 Pathway Program<br /><br />5. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation<br /><br />Summary:<br /><br />1. 2018 Beckman Scholars Program: The purpose of the program is to help stimulate, encourage and support research activities by exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students in either chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects. Candidates for the Beckman Scholars Award must be full-time students throughout the duration of the award. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/bsp2018.<br /><br />2. Art Works: Creativity Connects Projects: Creativity Connects is an initiative that shows how the arts contribute to the nation’s creative ecosystem, investigates how support systems for the arts are changing, explores how the arts can connect with other sectors that want and utilize creativity, and invests in innovative projects to spark new, collaborative ideas. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/awccp17.<br /><br />3. Scleroderma Foundation: The Foundation offers two grant programs to foster development of innovative, high-quality research by new and established investigators in fields related to scleroderma. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/sclerf17.<br /><br />4. American Diabetes Association, 2017 Pathway Program: The Association accepts nominations for investigators with medical and scientific backgrounds who propose innovative basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiological and health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication. Pathway solicits nominations for candidates in all disciplines as applied to diabetes including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. In addition, nomination of scientists from diverse backgrounds, including minority groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, is strongly encouraged. UIC is limited to one application within the three programs (Initiator Award, Accelerator Award or Visionary Award). For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/ada17.<br /><br />5. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: The Foundation will award grants that support basic science research. They are offered to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic etiology and pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis Studies may be carried out at the subcellular, cellular, animal or patient levels. To be considered, proposals must be hypothesis-driven and provide sufficient preliminary data to justify Cystic Fibrosis Foundation support. UIC is limited to one application. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/cff17.<br /><br /><br />Please Note:<br /><br />• Preference may be given for resubmissions only if the sponsor provided extramural reviews AND those reviews suggest enthusiasm and/or encouraged resubmission. Reviews MUST be attached to the internal LOI form for consideration.<br /><br />• If you cannot reach the desired page by clicking on the link provided, try copying the full URL into your browser's address bar. There should be no spaces in the URL.<br /><br />• Please review guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting an internal LOI. <br /><br />• If you would like to apply for a limited competition not currently posted at our website at http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions please contact Natalia Glubisz at RDS@uic.edu. <br /><br /> massmail http://www.uic.edu/uic MassmailFeed Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:40:56 -0600 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:40:56 -0600