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Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences launches research development initiative

Feb. 28, 2013

Gary Hutchins, Ph.D., director of the Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences, has announced the creation of a research development initiative (IIBIS-RDI) designed to assist investigators with the collection of key preliminary data required for the submission of competitive extramural grant applications. 

Gary Hutchins

Gary Hutchins is director of the Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences.

Through the IIBIS-RDI, the cost for imaging studies utilizing the IIBIS in vivo imaging core facilities will be covered by IIBIS. 

Of particular interest are projects that can be classified as “high risk-high reward.”

“Could your preclinical, translational or clinical research be enhanced by novel in vivo imaging? Do you need to increase the likelihood of getting your research into high impact journals and be more competitive for extramural funding? Do you need biomarkers that can help facilitate translation of your experimental therapy from animal models to humans but need help with funding to establish the feasibility of imaging in your research?" Dr. Hutchins said. “If you answered yes to any of these questions then contact us.”

Funding for elements of the proposed research that fall outside of the scope of imaging services provided by IIBIS will be the responsibility of the investigator.

IIBIS-RDI support can be coupled with other pilot study programs such as those provided through the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, IU School of Medicine Strategic Research Initiative and other academic institutions (IUPUI, IU, Purdue University) in order to maximally leverage the limited resources available through those programs. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling submission basis and will be reviewed for approval on the basis of scientific merit, feasibility and preliminary data needs for the target grant application.  

Dr. Hutchins also serves as the John W. Beeler Professor of Radiology and Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the IU School of Medicine.

For more information, to initiate project discussions or obtain IIBIS-RDI application instructions, contact the IU Office for Research Imaging.

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