Monthly Memo of Announcements- January 2019

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Monthly Memo of Announcements- January 2019
From the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, SF State research.sfsu.edu

A digest of updates and announcements

January 24, 2019

 

 

Golden Gate Bridge, California

SFSU IRB needs an unaffiliated community member

The San Francisco State Institutional Review Board (IRB) needs  an unaffiliated, community member to serve as the non-scientist member of the IRB that reviews and approves all human subjects research conducted on our campus. The unaffiliated member should not be affiliated with SFSU however, retired personnel and student alum are eligible.

The following is a description of the scientist/non-scientist from the regulations:

Members whose training, background, and occupation would incline them to view scientific activities from the standpoint of someone within a behavioral or biomedical research discipline should be considered a scientist, while members whose training, background, and occupation would incline them to view research activities from a standpoint outside of any biomedical or behavioral scientific discipline should be considered a nonscientist.

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A green rice plant

Breakthrough genetic fix could give big boost to important crops

When San Francisco State University Professor of Biology Zheng-Hui He was an undergraduate, he learned a curious fact about some plants: The way they store the energy of light is horribly inefficient. Now he’s part of a research team that’s figured out a way to use genetic engineering to streamline the process, pumping up the productivity of rice plants. The resulting rice has a long way to go before it’s a consumer product, but it may in time help curtail food shortages by giving a needed boost to one of the world’s most important crops.

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Michael Goldman wins two awards for promoting biotech in the CSU

On Jan. 5, Professor of Biology Michael Goldman was recognized for his exemplary contributions to biotechnology programs in the CSU system with two separate awards. He is this year’s sole recipient of the 2019 Andreoli Faculty Service Award, and is only the third recipient of the CSUPERB Leadership Award in the program’s history, granted to him “in recognition of his dedication to and steady leadership of the CSUPERB community, ushering in an era of growth for the organization,” the selection committee wrote.

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Fast Company covers Kevin Eschleman's study on supporting coworkers

Students combine science and social consciousness

 

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 10 Common Grant-Writing Mistakes (The Chronicle,01/04/18)

 Detailed Grant Proposal Writing Guide (UNCCH)

 10 Tips for Grant Management (Richard Male and Associates)

 

 

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