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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

February 17, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bridging the Community-Academic Divide in Community-based Participatory Research: An Evaluation

ACTSI investigators and leaders Tabia Akintobi, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Community Health and Preventative Medicine, director and associate dean, Prevention Research Center & Community Engagement, Morehouse School of Medicine, and director, Community Engagement Research Program, ACTSI; Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES, associate professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; ...

 
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PHOTOS-From Sensors to Big Data: Personalized & Population Health in the Digital Age

The half-day 8th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference explored the digital tools needed to facilitate a vision of personalized connected health and population health management. Co-hosted by ACTSI and Georgia Bio. ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

2017 V Foundation Cancer Research Grant Program Translational Award-LOI Due February 24

The foundation seeks to support translational research projects within the scope of all types of cancers. Translational projects should move a novel strategy from the laboratory into a human clinical trial or use specimens from a clinical trial to develop biomarkers or mechanisms. The research should apply in some direct way to human beings within the time frame of less than three years.
 
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CDC National Center for Immunization & Respiratory Diseases Extramural Research Program Office Household Transmission of Influenza Viruses in the Community (U01)-Due March 1

The purpose of this study is to enroll households with confirmed influenza and follow household contacts to estimate the secondary infection risk and factors associated with infection and transmission. This study will also estimate the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine against infection and transmission among household contacts.
 
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CTSA Program Data to Health (CD2H) Coordinating Center-LOI Due March 14

It is expected that the CD2H-CC will 1) support and enhance a collaborative informatics community for the CTSA Program, 2) develop Good Data Practice (GDP) for information stewardship, 3) promote software standards for interoperability, 4) foster collaborative innovation in the area of informatics tools, methods, and processes, 5) stimulate the use of cutting edge biomedical research informatics and data science education for CTSA Program researchers, and 6) evaluate the impact of CD2H-CC activities to enhance health through the use of informatics resources. NCATS will hold a Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinar for on Thursday at noon.
 
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Pilot Grants Available in the Environmental Health Sciences-Due March 20

The HERCULES Exposome Research Center focuses on the advancement of exposome (the comprehensive analysis of exposures analogous to the human genome) science; however, the pilot grant supports any research in the environmental health sciences that aligns with the mission of NIEHS. All applications must focus on the role of the environment in human disease. Projects can include basic, biomedical, translational, clinical, epidemiological, behavioral or community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches.
 
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Upcoming Deadlines for NCATS SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities-Due April 5

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has several open Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding opportunities designed to help advance and commercialize translational research technologies. NCATS encourages applications in these research areas of drug discovery and development, diagnostics and devices, bioinformatics and information technology, and clinical research.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Phlebotomy Training 101: Introduction to Venipuncture

The ACTSI-Clinical Research Network (CRN) and Emory Medical Laboratory announce a new course for Emory University and Healthcare employees. The two-day course will be held on August 18 and 25. Thereafter, students will be assigned to clinical areas for hands-on training and competency validation. Contact: Kateisha.dowdell@emoryhealthcare.org ...

 
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ACTSI KL2-Clinical Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members-Due March 1

The goal of the ACTSI KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD) from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and University of Georgia (UGA). The ACTSI KL2 program is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become ...

 
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The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-Due March 15

The program was created to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry, or nursing and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians, dentists, and nurse-scientists. The program supports basic/biomedical, clinical, dental, nursing, and health services/epidemiology research.
 
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Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture-Apply by April 25

Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), along with ACTSI, is offering the Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™ entrepreneur training course again in 2017. This is a six full-day course (over seven weeks) designed to train faculty entrepreneurs who plan to create a start-up company to commercialize their inventions. All faculty members at the ACTSI partner institutions (Emory, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, and UGA) are ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Representation: Deleting Data Points
 
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Georgia CTSA-BERD Statistical Clinic for Bio-related Research at Georgia Tech

Statistics research group directed by ISyE/BME professor Brani Vidakovic, offers free consulting for data-analysis questions in the domain of bio-related initiatives. Every Wednesday from 10:00-11:15 a.m. in the Wallace H. Coulter BME (Whitaker) room 2100, the group will provide assistance and statistical advice for external grant applications, model/methodology selection, and publication/PhD thesis work, as well as general data analysis coming ...

 
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NCATS SMART IRB Reliance Platform

As of February 2, all 64 CTSA Program hubs have joined the Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials (SMART) IRB Reliance platform. Coming together as one nation to agree to rely on and cede review to each other's Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) is a transformative milestone for the CTSA Program consortium.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Emory Women's Heart Center 10,000 Women Screening Initiative

Through a cardiovascular screening program called 10,000 Women, the Emory Women's Heart Center hopes to improve the heart health of African-American women in Metro Atlanta. Both screening participants and volunteers are needed to help with this important project.
 
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Science Photo Contest-Due March 5

Citizen Science HD, led by Winship's Adam Marcus, PhD and Theresa Gillespie, PhD, is sponsoring a science photo competition for K-12 students. Winning photos will be displayed at the High Museum during the Atlanta Science Festival.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Academic Quality Improvement: Moving from Process to Outcome-Monday

Presented by Srikant B. Iyer, MD, MPH, attending physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, vice president of medical affairs, Tri State Child Health Services, Inc., assistant vice president for quality and operations improvement, Health Network by Cincinnati Children's.
 
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Health Equity Research Seminar Series: Challenges & Successes for Insuring Vulnerable Populations-Tuesday

The keynote speaker is Linda Wiant, PharmD, chief, Medical Assistance Plans, Georgia Department of Community Health, held in Morehouse School of Medicine's MRC Bldg. Room G-14 at 12:30 p.m.
 
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Fusing Orthopedic Clinical Care & Research: A Review of On-going Studies-Tuesday

Presented by Joshua Murphy, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Children┬┐s Healthcare of Atlanta
 
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Building a Systems Approach to Community Health & Health Equity Workshop-Thursday

The AAMC is hosting the webinar at 9:00 a.m. It is part of a multi-year series of meetings to map participating institutions' community health-focused activities into coordinated systems and subsequently evaluate impacts for patients, communities, learners, and the institutions themselves.
 
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Addressing Poor Outcomes through Medication Adherence: Insulin & Other Injectables-Thursday

This webinar will examine how on average, one-third to one-half of the patients for whom appropriate therapies are prescribed do not receive the full benefit from the prescribed therapeutic regimen because of inadequate adherence.
 
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Photos & Slides: Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities: From Research to Reality

The 3rd Annual ACTSI-Community Engagement Research Program Community Health Matters Forum provided participants with the tools necessary to develop and sustain successful and mutually beneficial community-university translational research partnerships to improve population health in metro Atlanta and beyond. ...

 
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Ensuring Diversity, Inclusion, & Meaningful Participation in Clinical Trials: The Model of the ABC Cardiovascular Study-March 10-11

The training workshop will feature medical experts from the Clinical Trials and Community Physicians Network, Duke University Medical Center, and the Merck Corporation. The ABC Cardiovascular Study will serve as a resource for enrolling research participants, ensuring compliance and alignment of ethical requirements and managing and sharing research data with appropriate study stakeholders. The CME training is co-sponsored by ACTSI and the FDA. ...

 
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K-Club: Research Grant Applications: Checklist for Success-Monday

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Presented by Stacy Heilman, PhD, assistant professor and director, Pediatric Research Operations, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University and Kimberly Maune, assistant dean for research administration and senior director, Research Administration Services, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health and School of Nursing. A light lunch will be provided at noon in Egleston, ...

 
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Special K-Club: From Failure to Success: A Practical Guide-Monday

An informal faculty panel discussion featuring senior faculty from across the university will talk about the grants they did not get, the book contract that fell through, challenges they ran into when writing and/or researching – and what they gained from those failures. Hear their stories and learn how they kept from getting discouraged. The session will be held in the Center for Ethics Commons, Room 102 w/remote viewing in Egleston, Classrooms ...

 
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Register Now: Health Level Seven (HL7) Partners in Interoperability-March 21-22

Hosted by the Georgia Tech Research Institute, this event attracts people from the clinical, payer, and biopharma space to meet and discuss current and future projects using FHIR. It is a chance for the local healthcare and health IT communities to understand the latest on what's happening with FHIR as an interoperability platform. Early bird registration rates end on February 28.
 
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Healthcare Innovation Symposium XXI Leadership in Population Health-November 28

Presented by David Nash, MD, MBA, Dean, Jefferson College of Public Health, Thomas Jefferson University. Hosted by Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program and the Georgia CTSA from noon to 2:00 p.m. in Emory School of Medicine auditorium 120. ...

 
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Register Now & Submit Abstracts: 2017 Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference: Big Data for Better Care-June 9

 
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News

 
 
 

Emory and partners receive NIH funding to establish collaborative diabetes research center

 
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