American Cancer Society grant funds young researchers
Cancer research at Emory got a boost with an institutional grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS), which awarded the Winship Cancer Institute a $120,000 institutional research grant, or IRG, for cancer research by junior faculty.
The long-range goal of the grant is to promote new research within the cancer institute and nationwide by helping young researchers jump-start their projects and reach a level at which they can apply for funding from other sources. The grant will provide research monies for the next two years, and recipients will be eligible for renewal based on the success of their research.
Junior faculty who have not received prior NIH-level funding are eligible to apply. They are invited to submit applications twice a year, with funding decisions made by Winship's seed grant review committee. Applications are evaluated on the basis of scientific merit, cancer relevance and likelihood of success in obtaining future funding from other sources. IRG funds cannot be used for any other purpose.
Previous recipients of IRG seed grants at Emory demonstrated a greater than 50 percent success rate in obtaining NIH-level extramural funding after using the ACS awards to gather preliminary data.
Act quickly for Emory discount at 'Power of Women' event
A daylong symposium, The Power of Women, will be held at the Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center on Wednesday, Sept. 8, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Scheduled speakers include Faith Popcorn, Debbi Fields ("Mrs. Fields' Cookies"), Gloria Steinem, Suze Orman, Benazir Bhutto and Maya Angelou.
The discounted rate for Emory faculty and staff and their guests is $169 until Aug. 16, after which tickets will be $329.
For more information or to order tickets, call Camille Broughton at 1-877-862-5588, ext. 225, or send e-mail to her at <camille@ m-m-g.com>.
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Meridian Chorale, Collegium Vocale choirs seek members
The Meridian Chorale performed in five events last year with an invitation-only membership singing mostly sacred music. The group, which held its programs at the Oxford and Atlanta campuses, is now opening its ranks to the public and seeking singers of "distinguished vocal artistry," according to director Steven Darsey.
Meridian Chorale recorded a just-released CD titled Higher Ground: Camp Meeting Service and will perform in services with renowned preachers Fred Craddock and Sir John Polkinghorne this season. They will also join the Glenn Chancel Choir for a concert honoring the late Robert Shaw, where they will perform composer Francesco Malipiero's La Terra in its southeastern premiere.
There are no fees to belong to the chorale, and only two rehearsals are required for each performance- "arranged for the greatest convenience and not interfering with church commitments," said Darsey. Auditions are ongoing.
For more information or to arrange an audition, call 404-5254722 or send e-mail to <meridianherald@ orpheusdei.com>. The group also has a web site at <www. orpheusdei.com/ meridianchorale.htm>.
Collegium Vocale, the 50-voice classical choral ensemble founded by Emory faculty members in 1952, seeks new members for all voice parts. The group rehearses on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Glenn School Building.
These experienced amateur singers-including Emory faculty, staff and students and community members-perform twice a year as part of the University's community music program. To schedule an audition for later this month or for more information, call 404-321-4580.