Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 6 Alert # 3 - June 17, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

The Funding Information Center is Moving!
The Library and Information Services Program, which includes the Funding Information Center (FIC), is moving to the sixth floor of the Moreton Building in July 2014.
The newly renovated Moreton Building is located at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Central Campus in Austin at the corner of 49th Street and Grover.
The Funding Information Center will continue to offer all of the services you have known — library services, grant research, and the weekly Funding Alert — in the new location.
The FIC’s telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same and we will provide additional information on the move in mid-June. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Jumper at doug.jumper@dshs.state.tx.us, (512) 776-7684.
From The Funding Information Center, 5/13/14icon

Experts Question $58-Tillion Wealth-Transfer Estimate
Some $58-trillion, including $6.3-trillion in charitable bequests, will change hands from 2007 to 2061, according to an updated version of a study that has raised eyebrows among some researchers.
The new figures are from John Havens and Paul Schervish at the Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy, who predicted in 1999 that $41-trillion, including $6-trillion in charitable bequests, would be transferred by 2052.
The figures include cash, real estate, and other assets.
Some experts have said the 1999 wealth-transfer estimates were greatly overstated, and the new estimates have raised questions as well.
The new projections assume that giving by living individuals will grow by 2 percent, while charitable bequests made from the estates of deceased individuals will grow by about 5 percent. Both of those percentages, however, are below historic averages for the last 30 years found in "Giving USA," the annual tally of American philanthropy produced by Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
"If they’re correct, giving is growing at less than historic rates," said Robert Sharpe, a Memphis fundraising consultant who specializes in bequests and other planned gifts. "Unless something catastrophic happens, giving should easily outpace these projections. These projections set a very low bar."
Mr. Havens and Mr. Schervish defended their latest wealth-transfer estimates, noting that, while they chose 2 percent as a conservative estimate, they also provided estimates for growth in giving by living individuals of 1, 3, and 4 percent, as well as estimates for how two scenarios involving the estate tax could affect giving.
The researchers said their projections accounted for a loss of about $350-billion that would have gone to charity if the Great Recession had not occurred. They also pointed to a study by the Federal Reserve that found that, as of last year, private wealth of Americans finally exceeded the pre-recessionary highs of 2007.
"Our new wealth transfer estimate," they wrote, "is $58.7-trillion (2007 dollars), an increase of 11.7 percent above our original estimates in real terms. Even accounting for the recession, we find that 2 percent growth yields a larger estimate of wealth transfer than we published in 1999."
Even with the devastation of the recession, they continued, "real household wealth is 10.2 percent higher than its value in 1998 (the base year of our original analysis)" according to the Federal Reserve.
The increased post-recession wealth, the researchers said, had the biggest impact on their new projections. "Indeed," they wrote, "a golden age of philanthropy still beckons as a shining beacon at the end of this long recession."
Already, Mr. Schervish said, private bankers, estate planners, and other financial advisers he has met with are gearing up for increased business related to the wealth transfer. "They know a windfall is coming," he said.
But other experts aren’t so sure.
"There is no guarantee that this level of charitable giving will come through," said Leo Arnoult, a fundraising consultant who sits on a committee of experts who oversee the annual "Giving USA" report. "There are so many variables that can change over a more than 50-year period," he said. "Major businesses don’t project that far out, so why should the nonprofit sector?"
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 6/5/14icon

Salaries on the Rise at U.S. Foundations
The median salary for full-time positions at grant-making organizations grew to $74,061 in 2013, up from $72,000 the previous year, with workers seeing widespread gains throughout most of the industry, according to a new survey by the Council on Foundations.
Four in five foundations reported staff salary increases over the previous year. Turnover remained low.
The improving salary picture, along with incremental growth in the number of bonus payouts, was bolstered by strong stock-market returns that have increased foundations’ assets.
The median salary increase was 3 percent in 2013, slightly ahead of the Consumer Price Index, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports was 1.5 percent last year. For 2014, 89 percent of foundations predicted additional salary increases ­about equal to last year, when 90 percent of groups reported the same.
Forty-one percent of foundations gave performance-based or across-the-board bonus awards, up from less than 39 percent in 2012.
Pay for foundation employees has risen steadily since 2009, according to the council.
The council surveyed 936 U.S. grant-making organizations and compiled data on 8,404 full-time paid positions. Of those groups, 35 percent were community funds, 28 percent were private foundations, 20 percent were family funds, and the rest were other types of grant makers, like corporate and public foundations. Respondents were asked for salary and benefit data as of February 1, 2013.
Lower Turnover
Nearly half of respondents said no staff members departed last year, and 41 percent of chief executives and chief grant-making officers have held their positions for at least a decade.
Promoting from within is also common: About 23 percent of employees have advanced up the ladder at foundations in the survey, including 22 percent of CEOs.
Jobs at grant makers satisfy both employees’ idealism and their wallets the longer they stay, says Tonia Bain, research project manager at the Council on Foundations. “Working at a foundation offers people a chance to contribute to positive changes in their communities and across the world,” says Ms. Bain. “And from what we know from the survey data, foundations offer competitive salaries and benefits within the nonprofit sector.”
An Aging Work Force
Possibly because foundation employees are so long-tenured, the grant-making world is grappling with an issue that affects nonprofits more broadly: an aging work force.
The study found that 68 percent of foundation employees are age 40 and older.
By contrast, only 55 percent of the U.S. civilian work force was over 40 during that same period, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That indicates employees at foundations tend to be older than in other industries, says Ms. Bain.
“We don’t know if foundations are making an explicit decision to recruit a younger work force, but we are tracking the ongoing conversations around changing demographics of the U.S. work force and its impact on our sector,” she says.
The council is taking an interest in how grant makers are planning for the future as baby boomers begin to retire, says Ms. Bain. She adds: “One thing we will be looking at specifically this coming year ... is how many of those grant makers, and in particular CEOs and [chief grant-making officers], are actually of retirement age.”
Among the other findings:
•Racial and ethnic minorities account for only 8 percent of CEOs among all foundations in 2013 but represent 21 percent of foundation CEOs overseeing more than $1-billion in assets­—a sign, perhaps, of some recent changes in leadership at some of the nation’s biggest grant-making organizations, and a signal of a trend in the making. Among all full-time staff members, 24 percent are minorities.
•As in previous years, grant makers on the coasts pay the biggest salaries. Foundations in the mid-Atlantic region pay 11.3 percent more than the national median salary of $74,061 across all positions, and those on the West Coast pay 9.7 percent more. On the other end of the spectrum, funds in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee pay the least, with a median salary of $64,059, or 13.5 percent under the national median.
•Pay for program officers, whose median salary is $82,400, rose 0.9 percent last year but has climbed 15 percent since 2009, the greatest increase of any foundation position. By contrast, median pay for chief executives has increased 7 percent over the same period, to $156,733.
•Women continue to dominate the staff at foundations, filling 75 percent of all full-time positions and 54 percent of CEO slots. Yet only 26 percent of organizations with assets over $1-billion are led by women.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 6/5/14icon

 


Public Funding Opportunities

Integrated Preclinical/Clinical Program for HIV Topical Microbicides and Biomedical Prevention (IPCP-MBP) (U19): RFA-AI-14-025
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/18/14. Application: 11/18/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: $4.7 million to fund one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to solicit applications from single institutions and consortia of institutions to participate in the Integrated Preclinical Clinical Program for HIV Topical Microbicides and Biomedical Prevention (IPCP-MBP).  The objective of each IPCP-MBP application is to create an integrated and iterative multi-disciplinary application with the goal of developing a microbicide, PreExposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), or Multipurpose Prevention Technology (MPT) non-vaccine biomedical prevention (nBP) product or strategy, for use in the male and/or female genital and gastrointestinal (GI) tracts to prevent HIV acquisition/transmission. Products and strategies may be delivered by a variety of drug delivery systems (DDS), including gels, films, quick dissolving tablets, intravaginal rings (IVR), implants, oral, and/or injection.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-025.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 6/9/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
SOURCE: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/2/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model is centered around the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.
PACE serves individuals who are 55 or older, certified by the state to need nursing facility care, are able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment and live in a PACE service area. 
The objective of this RFP is to award up to three entities, through a competitive procurement process, a contract to open a PACE site in a designated area that will provide services for up to 150 participants in each site.  Once awarded the contract, the entities will be required to complete the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) application, which will be reviewed by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) before it is sent to CMS for final review and decision approval.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Elizabeth Ward, (512) 206-5416, email: Elizabeth.Ward@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=111881
From Electronic State Biusiness Daily Web site, accessed 6/16/14icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, health care services

RFP for Operation of Terrell State Hospital (TSH): No. 537-5-0000135376
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/24/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Respondent must be an entity with at least three years’ experience operating a Joint Commission-accredited psychiatric inpatient facility and demonstrate the financial strength to operate a large psychiatric hospital.
PURPOSE: HHSC intends to competitively solicit proposals from entities interested in contracting with DSHS to perform all or part of the activities related to the operation of TSH on behalf of DSHS. The purpose of this RFP is to obtain proposals that will meet the stated objectives of HHSC, the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and Governor’s office in providing quality psychiatric care in an efficient, effective manner.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Elizabeth Ward, (512) 206-5416, email: Elizabeth.ward@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/docs/537/111909_1.pdf
From Electronic State Business Daily Web site, accessed 6/11/14icon
Subject(s) health care facilities, mental health


Private Funding Opportunities

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Invites Letters of Intent Through Psychosocial Grant Program
SOURCE: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 7/18/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE section for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation will only consider LOIs from United States or Canadian nonprofit institutions. However, the principal investigator need not be a U.S. citizen.
PURPOSE: The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for two categories of grants through its Psychosocial Grant program.
1) Psychosocial Launch Grants are designed for early career researchers within seven years of receiving their terminal degree. Grants of up to $100,000 over two years will be awarded in support of studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of individuals affected by childhood cancer.
2) Psychosocial Family Impact Grants are designed for established investigators. Grants of up to $300,000 over three years will be awarded in support of studies that aim to explain and/or improve psychosocial outcomes of those affected by childhood cancer. Grants are designed to fund researchers with novel approaches to understanding the psychosocial aspects of pediatric cancer and whose proposals will have clinically significant impact.
CONTACT: Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, (610) 649-3034. For more information see http://www.alexslemonade.org/grants/guidelines
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/6/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, children's health, health professions training

American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Seeks Applications for Joint Grant Awards
SOURCE: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be members of AAFP in good standing.
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Family Physicians is inviting applications for its 2014 Joint Grant Awards program.
Grants will be awarded in support of research that poses questions of high relevance to family medicine. Through the program, AAFP seeks to support research of value to the practicing family physician, encourage proposals by junior investigators, and fund pilot studies.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.aafpfoundation.org/online/foundation/home/awards-and-grants/individuals/jointgrants.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/6/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

American College of Gastroenterology Invites Applications for 2015 Clinical Research Awards
SOURCE: American College of Gastroenterology
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/5/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE section for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, at least one of the investigators must be an ACG member or trainee member at the time of grant proposal submission. Note that physicians in training (interns, residents, fellows) are eligible to apply provided that the work is conducted under the preceptorship of a more senior or experienced investigator.
PURPOSE: The American College of Gastroenterology aims to advance care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation, and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention, and treatment. To that end, ACG is accepting applications for its 2015 Clinical Research Awards.
Through the program, grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded in support of original research in clinical gastroenterology. Awardees will be selected based on project feasibility, scientific and clinical significance, originality, anticipated contribution of the research to clinical practice, and the availability of adequate resources, including personnel and facilities. The program also will consider pilot projects for grants of up to $10,000.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://gi.org/research-and-awards/grant-announcements/#crg
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/6/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Foundation for Physical Therapy Invites LOIs to Develop Centers of Excellence
SOURCE: Foundation for Physical Therapy
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/30/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $2.5 million over five years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S.-based public or nonprofit private institution/organization such as a university or college, or a faith- or community-based organization. Small businesses and for-profit organizations in the U.S. also are eligible to apply. Contract work with other institutions is allowable.
PURPOSE: The Foundation for Physical Therapy has issued a Request for Applications for projects that aim to establish a center of excellence in physical therapy health services, health policy research, and training.
Grants will be awarded for the creation and operation, over a five-year period, of a facility and program designed to foster research and training in physical therapy-related health services/health policy.
The facility must be used to train investigators in health services/health policy research and to support PT-related health services/health policy research pilot projects. The winning applicant will use the funds to develop a health services/health policy research career training program; recruit faculty, mentors, and trainees; and provide trainees with opportunities to work with researchers at local, state, federal, payer, or think tank institutions.
CONTACT: The Foundation’s scientific program administrator may be contacted via email at karenchesbrough@apta.org with any questions. For more information see http://foundation4pt.org/home/scientific-program-homepage/coe/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest W4eb site, accessed 6/16/14icon
Subject(s) healtrh care services, health policy research, medical research

National Alliance for Grieving Children Announces Capacity Building Grants Program
SOURCE: National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/7/14.
$ AVAILABLE: In response to the overwhelming number of applications last year, coupled with the feedback from smaller start-up bereavement service sites, NAGC has increased its funding from $750,000 to $1.2 million to support capacity building, a new category of grants that focus on organizational development and effectiveness.
NAGC, in association with the New York Life Foundation, will award twenty grants of $10,000 to childhood bereavement organizations that have identified a need and seek funding to help them operate more effectively.  
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them.
Proposals should fit one of five major categories, including planning activities, staff/board development, strategic relationships/collaboration, internal operations, and technology improvements. The latter category may include efforts to improve IT capacity through upgrades to hardware and software; networking; Web site updates; and staff training. In addition, the project should have an impact on the organization itself, as opposed to its clients, and should be achievable within 12 months.
CONTACT: Megan Lopez, email: Megan.Lopez@childrengrieve.org. For more information see http://www.childrengrieve.org/capacity-building-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/6/14icon
Subject(s) youth services

Request for Letters of Interest - Coordinator of the African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and Awareness Initiative
SOURCE: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/8/14 at 1 pm CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: The organization submitting the strongest proposal will receive a grant of approximately $60,000 per year for three years.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) and governmental organizations in Texas are eligible to submit a letter of interest. Respondents must be Texas-based or have offices, chapters or affiliates in Texas. Examples of eligible organizations include nonprofit faith-based organizations, mental health and consumer advocacy organizations, colleges and universities, and state, regional and local government agencies.
PURPOSE: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites eligible organizations in Texas to respond to this request for letters of interest for the Coordinator of the African American Faith-Based Mental Health Education and Awareness Initiative. The goal of this project is to coordinate the grantee activities, technical assistance and training of the statewide initiative developed to educate congregants about mental health, recovery and wellness. The foundation will review the letters and invite those that most closely match the grant program’s goals to submit a full proposal.
CONTACT: For technical assistance with the online submission process, please contact grants management staff at (512) 471-5041 or hogg-grants@austin.utexas.edu. For more information see http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/uploads/documents/FBI%20Coordinator%20LOI.pdf
From Hogg Foundation for Mental Health email, 6/10/14icon
Subject(s) mental health, minority health

Stop TB Partnership - Kochon Prize: 2014
SOURCE: STOP Tuberculosis Partnership, Kochon Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/27/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The Kochon Prize consists of a $65,000 award.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominations are open to individuals and/or organizations that work in an innovative manner to engage in a meaningful way communities in the fight against TB and especially in detecting the missing cases.
There is no restriction on the age, sex or nationality of potential nominees.
PURPOSE: The Kochon Prize is awarded annually by Stop TB Partnership to individuals and/or organizations that have made a significant contribution to combating TB.
The Kochon Prize was established in 2006 in honor of the late Chairman Chong-Kun Lee, founder of the Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corporation and Kochon Foundation in Korea, who was committed throughout his career to improving access to low-cost lifesaving antibiotics and anti-TB drugs. "Kochon" was a pen name that he used.
CONTACT: Jacqueline Huh, email: STOPTBPRIZE@WHO.INT. For more information see http://www.stoptb.org/global/awards/kochon/
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 6/9/14icon
Subject(s) chronic diseases, medical research

Uniting Against Lung Cancer Announces Research Funding Opportunity
SOURCE: Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/13/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards will range up to $100,000, to be paid over two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Uniting Against Lung Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing funding for innovative research, has issued a Request for Proposals for its Legacy Program, the goal of which is to fund lung cancer research that can improve treatment and lead to a cure. In 2013, UALC awarded more than $1.5 million in research grants and expects to increase its support for research in 2014.
The program prioritizes novel ideas with the potential to make a significant impact on current treatment of lung cancer and patient survival, and places a high priority on funding research that demonstrates a clear path to improving patient care. Cross-disciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged.
Areas of interest include but are not limited to developing novel therapies with the potential to cure lung cancers, genetic subsets of lung cancer/personalized medicine, primary and secondary drug sensitivity/resistance, lung cancer in never-smokers, improving outcomes in early-stage disease, and small-cell lung cancer.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.unitingagainstlungcancer.org/research/funding-opportunities
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/6/14icon
Subject(s) cancer care, cancer research

 


Events

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health
SPONSOR: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NNLM SCR)
WHEN: June 24, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
WHERE: Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library, Street Level Classroom, 1133 John Freeman Blvd, (Houston, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.  The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices. Upon completion, participants will receive 4 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit.
Participants will be able to:
* Define and describe evidence-based public health.
* Identify a public health need and formulate an answerable question.
* Locate and search applicable literature and resources (such as PubMed, PubMed Health, The Community Toolbox, and others).
* Understand the importance of evaluation and locate helpful resources.
COST: Free but you must register at http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html?schedule_id=2937.
CONTACT: Naomi Gonzales, (800) 338-7657, email: naomi.gonzales@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/training/ebph/
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region email, 6/9/14icon

Professional Development Conference for Health and Information Professionals
(Including a Grant & Proposal Writing Workshop)
SPONSOR: Collin College's Central Park Campus Library
WHEN: July 10-12.
WHERE: Collin College – Central Park Campus, Conference Center, Main Building, 2200 W. University Dr., (McKinney, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The Central Park Campus (CPC) Library in McKinney, TX invites you to attend their upcoming professional development conference for health and information professionals. 
The classes will be taught by instructors from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region's Regional Medical Library (NNLM/SCR RML).
Please go to http://collin.libguides.com/content.php?pid=596442&sid=4918191 to view the class schedule
One of the classes offered is a basic Grant & Proposal Writing workshop taught by Michelle Malizia. This is the same workshop that is offered by the Funding Information Center every year in April.  
COST: To register for these classes, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cpcconference.
CONTACT: Bobbie Long, (972) 548-6866, email: BLong@collin.edu or Lisa Huang, (972) 548-6734, email: LHuang@collin.edu.
From Collin College's Central Park Campus Library email, 6/9/14icon

2014 Texas Viral Hepatitis Summit
SPONSOR: DSHS Infectious Disease Control Unit
WHEN: August 19, 7 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: Renaissance Hotel, Glass Oaks Ballroom, 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This conference will take place immediately before the 2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference.
The Summit is designed to bring together community members and representatives of organizations from around the State of Texas to address viral hepatitis in our communities. Speakers will include Dr. Imtiaz Alam, who will provide hepatitis C treatment updates, Dr. John Zibbell, who will share information on preventing HCV among persons who inject drugs, and Dr. Barbara Turner and Pam Green will provide information from their respective projects to conduct routine HCV testing in the baby boomer population. Information on available HCV resources for testing and treatment and injecting drug user health will also be addressed.
Persons who have viral hepatitis, physicians, medical students, public health professionals, clinical staff and employees, and anyone with an interest or who work with individuals at risk for viral hepatitis should consider attending the Summit.
COST: There is no cost to attend the Summit; however, participants must register for the Summit, even if they are registered for the Texas HIV/STD Conference. Participation is limited to the first 125 registrants and deadline for registration is August 8. To register or to view the agenda, visit the Summit registration site at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-texas-viral-hepatitis-summit-tickets-11764165937
CONTACT: Larry Cuellar, (512) 533-3124, email: larry.cuellar@dshs.state.tx.us.
From DSHS HIV/STD Insider Update email, 6/9/14icon


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