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Week of February 25, 2013

In Brief

Record to resume publication March 11

Due to spring break, The University Record will not publish March 4. It will resume publication March 11.

Alzheimer’s research award applicants sought

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) and the Department of Neurology encourage junior investigators to apply by March 10 for the Isadore & Margaret Mezey Junior Investigator Travel Award. It is provided to a junior investigator working on Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, based on accepted abstracts to upcoming meetings. Current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and post-residency fellows are eligible. Submit application materials to Cassie Starback, MADC coordinator, at cassiem@umich.edu or mail to 2101 Commonwealth Blvd., Suite D, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105.

Provost’s office seeks input on new ombuds

Working with the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA), the Office of the Provost has launched a search to fill the faculty ombuds position. It is listed on the university’s job postings website through March 8. Provost Phil Hanlon will solicit input from school and college executive committees and has asked SACUA to encourage faculty colleagues to apply for the position. Michael Welsh, current university faculty ombuds and professor of cell and developmental biology, Medical School, will step down Aug. 30.

New biological research guidelines announced

Effective in March, the National Institutes of Health Guidelines issued by the NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities will be amended and renamed the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules. Research with synthetic nucleic acid molecules that meets certain criteria must be registered with the U-M Institutional Biosafety Committee by March 5 at www.eresearch.umich.edu. For more information, email IBCSyntheticDNA@umich.edu with questions, call 734-936-3934, or go to tinyurl.com/af9o8h8.

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