Baxter Young Investigator Award Program

Baxter Young Investigator Award Program

Baxter International Inc. is a global diversified healthcare company that couples its dedication to excellence and its passion for innovation with its unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology to advance patient care worldwide. To celebrate and promote innovative research, Baxter sponsors an annual award program open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Baxter’s Young Investigator Awards seek to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives. Baxter invites current graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the United States to submit descriptions of ongoing research. The Baxter Young Investigator Awards program consists of two tiers; first tier awards include a $2,000 cash prize and an onsite visit to present the award-winning research. Second tier awards will receive a $500 cash prize.

Scope and Criteria of the Award

Competitive applications will clearly and concisely describe active research that involves one or more of the following areas.

  • Instrumental and Analytical Sciences: Innovative analytical and imaging technologies and methods to determine chemical composition and to elucidate structure from atomic to macroscopic scales.
  • Life Sciences: Innovation in clinical pathology, pharmacology, biochemistry, pharmacokinetics and toxicological methods with an emphasis on biomarkers, in vitro alternatives to in vivo methods, and novel models of safety and efficacy with emphasis on drugs, devices or biologics.
  • Medical Device Engineering: Innovation relevant to drug preparation and administration devices, infection control and sterilization technologies, manufacturing technologies including additive manufacturing and 3-D printing, fluid mechanics of drug delivery (e.g., IV, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal), patient monitoring, sensing/ control technologies, novel medical plastics/materials/membranes, and computational modeling (e.g,. CFD/FEA) of these areas. We are also requesting entries related to Human Factors Engineering, specifically research intended to reduce healthcare related use-errors.
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Innovation in the formulation, characterization, or manufacture of pharmaceutical dosage forms, with an emphasis on injectable routes of administration, biologics/biosimilars, oncolytics and other critical care therapies, conceptually innovative mechanisms of drug delivery, lyophilization, sterilization technologies, and pharmaceutical advances that improve efficacy or patient safety.
  • The selection committee will more strongly consider those projects which clearly demonstrate direct relevance to the following therapeutic and product areas:
    • Renal, e.g., peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement, and multi-organ extracorporeal support
    • Surgical care, e.g., hemostats, sealants and inhaled anesthetics
    • Fluid systems, e.g., intravenous fluids, parenteral nutrition, oncolytics, compounding, infusion devices, and health information technology solutions and services.

Research Description

The application should clearly describe the connection between the research and the above critical care therapies or products. The length should not exceed two pages (including figures and references), with 1″ margins and font size ≥12pt. The applicant’s scientific advisor should also send a letter that confirms the enrollment or postdoctoral status, details the applicant’s contribution to the research, distinguishing it from the efforts of other supporting team members, and establishes the significance of the contribution to its relevant scientific discipline. Although these letters should be concise, the scientific advisor is welcome to discuss unique circumstances which may be relevant to the applicant’s contribution.

Eligibility

All applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students or postdoctoral fellows and must be primarily responsible for the research described. All successful applicants must commit to briefly presenting their results at the annual Young Investigator Awards ceremony to be held on September 15, 2015 at Baxter’s R&D facility located in Round Lake, Illinois.

Details and Conditions

The presentation will be recorded for broadcast at a later date and shared with Baxter’s worldwide facilities. Some content may be made public through Baxter’s website or through other avenues.  Baxter will cover the cost of travel to and from the awards ceremony, as well as the cost of accommodations for the nights before and after the ceremony for those traveling from outside the Chicago area.

Application Deadline

Research descriptions and letters should be submitted no later than June 30, 2015.

Baxter Young Investigator Awards Program

Greetings,

We are pleased to announce that our seventh annual Baxter Young Investigator Awards program is underway and currently accepting applicants.  The deadline for application submission is June 30, 2015. The program is intended to recognize research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives.

Please consider forwarding the attached “call for applications” to your senior level graduate students or postdocs.  They will have an opportunity to win one of the up to six first place awards of $2,000 or one of the up to ten second place awards of $500. First place winners will also receive travel and two nights accommodations to the Baxter R&D facility in Round Lake, Illinois, where they will present their research to the Baxter R&D community at an awards ceremony on September 15, 2015.

If you have any questions or comments, please reply to me at this email address.

Regards,
John-Bruce Green
Baxter Young Investigator Award Committee Chair
Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Apply by 1 Dec: Opportunit​y for students and researcher​s to win $150k in the OneStart program

Apply by December 1st for a chance to win $150k to realise your business idea Do you have an idea to solve a critical problem in healthcare? Or do you have the scientific or business know-how to help someone else develop their idea?
The Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR) and SR One, the venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline, have teamed up again for the OneStart competition – the largest life sciences / health care startup accelerator programme in the world – to offer young innovators from all disciplines the chance to win $150k with free lab space, and ongoing legal and business advice from our sponsors to transform their ideas into a successful business.
Applications are now open until December 1st, 2014. To learn more about the programme and start building your team, visit oxbridgebiotech.com/onestart. Who should participate?

  • Science/medical students and researchers interested in spinning out their research or commercializing their ideas
  • Business students and young professionalskeen to get involved in the biotech and healthcare industries
  • Software developers and engineersinterested in contributing their technical skills to realising a product
  • Anyone interested in entrepreneurship

You do not need to have a team yet, or even have your own idea, as you can register now at our Co-founder Hub (and Discussion Forum) to find teammates to complement your strengths, show your interest to join other teams.
Ideas at all stages of development are welcome. All semi-finalists will be directly mentored by experienced industry professionals for at least six weeks, and invited to attend a biotech business bootcamp in San Francisco in February 2015 with workshops from our global sponsors, including SR One, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Takeda Ventures, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, McKinsey, and others.
We look forward to meeting you in person or via oxbridgebiotech.com/onestart.
If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch via sybil.wong@oxbridgebiotech.com. We would be happy to answer your questions about OneStart and help you move science forward to benefit human health.
Best, Sybil Wong
Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable www.oxbridgebiotech.com/onestart

Reminder: Call for Spring 2016 GSSPC Applications Due November 18, 2014

The current Spring GSSPC is calling for Spring 2016 GSSPC applications. I am following up now with a reminder that these applications are due on November 18, 2014.
Being a part of the American Chemical Society Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (GSSPC) presents students with the opportunity to completely design and orchestrate a symposium at a National Meeting of the ACS. This is a chance for students to develop essential professional skills and for them to begin the crucial act of networking.
Please forward this email along to your graduate students as a reminder of the deadline.

2014 Baxter Young Investigat​or Awards

THIS IS THE FINAL REMINDER THAT THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, JUNE 30 2014.

We are pleased to announce that our sixth annual Baxter Young Investigator Awards program is underway, and currently accepting applicants.  The deadline for application submissions is June 30, 2014. The program is intended to recognize research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives.

Please consider forwarding the attached “call for applications” to your senior level graduate students or postdocs.  They will have an opportunity to win one of the up to six first place awards of $2,000 or one of the up to ten second place awards of $500. First place winners will also receive travel and two nights’ accommodations to the Baxter R&D Headquarters in Round Lake, Illinois, where they will present their research to the Baxter R&D community at an awards ceremony on September 18, 2014.

Regards,

John-Bruce Green

Baxter Young Investigator Award Committee Chair

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

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PiNO CONFERENCE 2014 – Please Share With Your Students

Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering  would like to extend an invitation to  post-doctorate, graduate, and undergraduate students  to attend the Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio (PiNO) Conference on June 20, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

PiNO is a one-day conference where students seeking internships, co-ops, or full-time employment are given the opportunity  to present posters and network with industrial representatives from numerous companies such as PPG Industries, Avery Dennison, Sealed Air, and Goodyear. 

This conference is geared towards, but not limited to, students in the following fields: Macromolecular/Polymer Science and engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. 

For registration, conference information, and a list of companies attending please visit www.pinoconference.com.

I have attached a flyer for the conference and ask you share this information with your students.

We hope to see your students on June 20, 2014.

Regards,

PiNO 2014 Flyer

Only two weeks left to apply – Student Awards Program in Fuel Cycle Research

The Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies of the U.S. Department of Energy is sponsoring the fifth annual Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research awards competition for students. The program is designed to:

1. award graduate and undergraduate students for innovative fuel-cycle-relevant research publications and

2. demonstrate the Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies’ commitment to higher education in fuel-cycle-relevant disciplines.

In addition to cash prizes, the top-ranked award winners will present in a special session of the 2014 ANS Winter Meeting. Depending on availability, additional travel/conference/presentation opportunities may be provided.

The application deadline is midnight, Sunday, March 16.

The Subject Areas

·   Nuclear Science and Engineering (including theoretical, experimental, and/or modeling work on nuclear reactions including fission, capture, and transmutation; nuclear physics; chemistry; applications of nano-science and nano-technologies to nuclear energy, nuclear engineering, etc.)

·   Advanced Fuels (including in-core materials and cladding, materials science, in-core instruments, detectors, sensors and nano-scale structures and materials)

·  Separations and Waste Forms (includes nano-scale structures and materials)

·  Materials Protection, Control, and Accountancy (including instrumentation, detectors, and sensors for safeguards and nonproliferation applications)

·  Used Fuel Disposition (including storage, transportation, and disposal of commercial used fuel)

·  Energy Policy (including decision support simulators which may include game theory, economic modeling, and applied mathematics)

The Competitions and the Awards*

To be eligible, students apply via an on-line application and submit a journal publication or conference presentation that supports fuel cycle research that was published or presented between December 2012 and the date of the student’s application. Papers that have been accepted by a journal or conference but have not yet been published or presented, are eligible.

There are three competitions:

Open Competition**  (with well-qualified, eligible papers, the intent is to award 1st and 2nd place awards in each of the above subject areas): 1st Place $3000, 2nd Place $2,500.

Competition for Students who Attend Universities with Less than $600M in 2011 Science and Engineering R&D Expenditures (with well-qualified, eligible papers, the intent is to provide 5 awards): $1,500.

Undergraduate Competition (with well-qualified, eligible papers, the intent is to provide 5 awards): $1,000.

*This awards program is for U.S. citizens only.

**The first place winners in the Open Competition will present at the ANS Winter Meeting.

How to Apply

The application process is easy. Go to  www.fuelcycleinnovations.org and complete the simple online application. Then convert your publication to a PDF file and submit as an email attachment to innovations@wtamu.edu.