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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

September 4, 2015

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 

ACTSI Needs Assessment Survey-Due October 2

ACTSI Tracking & Evaluation program is conducting a Needs Assessment Survey to gather information regarding the ACTSI resources you may have used, or resources and support that you would like to be offered. The survey data will remain anonymous and all data will be reported in aggregate. Thank you in advance for helping the ACTSI to better serve the Atlanta research community. For more information, please contact Dr. Meltem Alemdar, director, ACTSI Tracking & Evaluation, at meltem.alemdar@ceismc.gatech.edu.
 
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Former ACTSI Scholar Continues to Investigate Disparities in Transplantation

Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH, former Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) KL2 scholar and ACTSI Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) instructor, and assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health, recently published, “Variation in Dialysis Facility Referral for Kidney Transplantation Among Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease in Georgia” by the Journal ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Winship Cancer Institute's American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Project Program-LOI Due September 11

The program is currently soliciting innovative pilot projects in clinical, basic, or translational cancer-related research that offer significant potential for reducing the incidence, mortality, and morbidity of cancer and/or improving the quality of life. ACS initiatives also focus on the fields of cancer prevention and cancer control and eliminating cancer disparities.
 
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Emory P30 Center on Diabetes Translational Research Pilot & Feasibility Award Program-LOI Due September 15

Emory and its partners are applying to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to receive support for a Center for Diabetes Translation Research. The mission of the center is to facilitate and grow diabetes translation research at Emory, its partner institutions, regionally, and nationally. This Request for Pilot and Feasibility Applications is a solicitation for one-page proposals that focus on type II translational research in diabetes care and prevention. Faculty researchers from Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, the Atlanta VA, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State University are eligible.
 
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5th Annual Atlantic Pediatric Device Innovation Competition-Due September 18

This seed grant competition is an opportunity for the scientific and business community including entrepreneurs, clinicians, scientists, businesses, academic researchers, and medical and engineering graduate and undergraduate students, to develop and commercialize a pediatric medical device.
 
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2015 ACTSI-CERP Community Academic Research Partnerships Grants Program-Dissemination Grant-LOI Due September 18

This grants program is designed to meet these aims through the provision of funding and technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs) to strengthen an existing community academic partnership by supporting their dissemination activities. The CERP invites proposals from CBOs in an established partnership with academic researchers affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, or Georgia Tech. Selected partnerships must have already completed a community-engaged research project and must use the funds for dissemination activities.
 
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2015 ACTSI-CERP Community Academic Research Partnerships Grants Program-Pilot Study Grant-LOI Due September 18

This grants program is designed to meet these aims through the provision of funding and technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs) to build capacity and skills to conduct research in collaboration with academic researchers. The CERP invites proposals from CBOs interested in conducting a research project in partnership with academic researchers affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, or Georgia Tech. CBOs can request that CERP help them find an academic partner or CBOs can request a grant for a pilot study to be conducted with an existing academic partner from one of the three ACTSI universities.
 
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NIH Pioneer Award Program (DP1)-Due October 9

The NIH Pioneer Award initiative complements NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.
 
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AAMC: Advancing Implementation Science in Community/Academic Partnered Research-Due October 16

 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Call for Discovery Phase Mentors & Projects for the Emory School of Medicine Class of 2017-Due September 17

Active clinical, translational, or basic research investigators are invited to participate in the Discovery Phase of the Emory Medical School curriculum by serving as mentors for a medical student research project.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct-Let's Not Mention That in the Report
 
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Research Ethics Consultations Available

If you have a research ethics question or are pondering a research ethics dilemma, John Banja, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory, and Rebecca Pentz, Professor of Research Ethics in Hematology and Oncology, Winship, are available to confidentially discuss it and offer non-binding advice. Please call or email John at 404-712-4804/jbanja@emory.edu or call or text Becky at 404-831-1758.
 
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Events

 
 
 

6th Annual Association for Computing Machinery International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology (BCB) & Health Informatics & Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI)-September 9-12

BCB is a broad conference in the area of bioinformatics and the primary conference of the SIG Bioinformatics Society. Founded in 2001, WABI is an excellent meeting focused on bioinformatics algorithms. Both events are presented by Georgia Tech.
 
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Enhance your Research with HSR Methods, Tools, & Resources from the National Library of Medicine-September 11

 
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Special K-Club: Demystifying the NIH Scientific Review Process-Monday, December 14

Breakfast with Division Director, NIH Center for Scientific Review-Monday All welcome to attend an informal opportunity to meet Karyl Swartz, PhD, Division Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes for Health in Emory’s Health Sciences Research Building, Café at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. K-Club Open to ALL! Presented by Karyl Swartz, PhD, Division Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes ...

 
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Create an Effective Evaluation for Your Project-September 17

ACTSI’s Community Engagement Research Program presents a free Grant Writing Skill-building Workshop to help develop successful community-driven grant applications. Space is limited. ...

 
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20th Annual HeLa Women's Health Conference-September 18-19

The conference, held at Morehouse School of Medicine, is designed to heighten participants' awareness on a variety of topics relative to Personalized Medicine. Featuring keynote speaker Eliseo Perez-Stable, NIMHD director.
 
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How to Make the FDA Work for You-September 30

This meeting is co-hosted by SEMDA and the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) and moderated by Brian Johnson, Co-Founder and Publisher of MassDevice.
 
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Annual James Reed Lectureship at Morehouse School of Medicine-September 30

Keynote speaker: Gary H. Gibbons, MD, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
 
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GT-IEN Soft Lithography for Microfluidics Workshop-October 8-9

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) offers this new short course that is designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography. Open to academia, industry, and government.
 
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Harland Austin Memorial Lecture-October 23

Emory┬┐s Rollins School of Public Health hosts speaker Kenneth Rothman, DrPH, professor of epidemiology at Boston University and author of the Modern Epidemiology textbook.
 
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The Microbiome & Human Health Symposium-November 5-6

Sponsored by ACTSI, the event will include didactic lectures about the microbiome, presentations by various Emory Core facilities, a demonstration of an oral microbiome collection, and much more. Microbiome enthusiasm at Emory ...

 
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Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) South Regional Meeting-November 15-16

Targeted towards underrepresented minority investigators, including post-graduate doctoral students, who are conducting biomedical research in diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive and liver diseases, nutrition, and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases and held in New Orleans, LA
 
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News

 
 
 

Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory Explore Risk for Heart Disease & Stroke among Minorities

 
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ACTSI Investigator Dr. Guillermo Umpierrez in the News

 
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Job Opportunity: University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Clinical and Translational Science Director of Administrative Operations

 
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Job Opportunity: Clinical Research Nurse

Emory is hiring a full-time Clinical Research Nurse in Neurology.
 
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