Research Flash Archives - June 10th, 2011

June 10th, 2011


  • Important New Appointment for Lab Animal Use and Care Committee

    Please join us in welcoming Sheera Dashkow to Temple University in her new role as Program Coordinator for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The IACUC Coordinator is responsible for the preparation, dissemination, and management of all records pertaining to IACUC administration as required by federal regulations and accreditation agencies. Sheera comes to Temple with a wealth of experience in the area of laboratory animal use and management, including working as Large Animal Group Leader for Huntingdon Life Sciences in New Jersey, and at Wyeth Research Laboratory where she was responsible for reviewing animal use protocols, clinical care of animals, and assisting with pharmacokinetic and pain management studies. Sheera also has over seven years experience as a Senior Veterinary Technologist at the Animal Emergency Service of South Jersey. She has a Masters of Laboratory Animal Sciences at Drexel University. She is also a Temple alum, graduating with a Bachelors in Laboratory Animal Sciences. You can reach Sheera in her office in Suite 304d of the Student Faculty Conference Center on the HSC Campus at 215-707-7263 (2-7263) or via email at:

  • Lab Animal Research Moves Towards Paperless Ordering

    The Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education has recently announced that Temple University has acquired software to facilitate the ordering and billing for lab animals over the web. This module, when fully implemented, will provide another key milestone in moving the University towards a paperless research administrative environment. The software will interface with the eRA@TU Lab Animal Protocol Tracking system and will facilitate easier ordering of animals approved for your protocols, keep current counts of animals in house and available to be ordered, interface with Banner for billing for animals and other charges related to the upkeep of those animals, provide alerts when animal stocks run low and generate barcoded cage cards throughout the University facilities. eSirius was chosen using a competitive bidding process in response to an RFP that a working group collaborated with the eRA team in developing. eSirius is used by Universities across the US including Cornell University, University of Kentucky and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Look to the Flash for future announcements on the implementation of this module.

  • Clarification of NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards – FY 2011
    Non-Competing Research Awards for All NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) Except the National Cancer Institute (NCI):  The FY 2011 appropriation level specified in P.L. 112-10 reduces funding from FY 2010 levels and thus warrants reductions in commitment levels for NIH research grants. Click here for more information.

Regulatory Compliance

  • For News & Information from the Institutional Review Board call (215) 707-3390.
  • For News & Information from the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee call (215) 707-9741.

Clinical Research

  • The Office of Clinical Research Administration wishes to remind all Health Science Center faculty working on Industry funded Clinical Trials that all Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA’s) must be submitted along with the Sponsor Contact information for review, attorney approval, negotiation and processing. The office and legal counsel are committed to reviewing all CDA’s within 24 hours. Failure to do so, only delays the processing of the agreement. Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions please contact Arleen Wallen at or 2-9639.

Technology Development & Commercialization

  • Research licensing revenues hit new high

    When fiscal year 2011 closes on June 30, revenues from licensing agreements for Temple-developed technologies will surpass the $1 million mark for the first time in the university’s history, according to the Office of Technology Development and Commercialization. View Story.

  • New Israel Patent Issued to Temple University
    Israel Patent 152190
    was awarded to Temple University on March 1, 2011 for “Substituted Styryl Benzylsulfones for Treating Proliferative Disorders.” This invention was created by Drs. E. Premkumar Reddy and M.V. Ramana Reddy, formerly with the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology.

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