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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

February 24, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meta-driven Clinical Data Loading into i2b2 for Clinical and Translational Science Institutes

ACTSI investigators and leaders Andrew Post, MD, PhD, associate professor of biomedical informatics, Emory University School of Medicine and David Stephens, MD, interim dean, Emory School of Medicine and vice president for research, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, were recently published in the AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science Proceedings, AMIA Summit on Translational Science, for their work on i2b2. i2b2, Informatics for Integrating ...

 
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ACTSI Community Engagement Research Program: Three Models of Community Engagement

How does ACTSI's Community Engagement Research Program support collaborative community-academic parternships to address health needs? ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: Funding Opportunity for Psychosocial Research-LOI Due March 31

Eligible organizations conducting research that explores the interrelation of behavioral, social, and psychological factors that influence participation, health practice, lifestyle, and support systems in community and clinical settings are encouraged to apply. Award amounts in this competitive grants process range from $150,000 to $400,000.
 
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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Network-LOI Due April 2

The Trans-NIH Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Working Group recently issued two RFAs for ME/CFS research. Applicants are encouraged to consider potential collaborations on clinical studies with the CTSA program Trial Innovation Network.
 
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Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases & Cancer (R01 and R21)-Due April 4

This initiative supports multidisciplinary, innovative exploratory and developmental research to understand the underlying etiologic factors and mechanisms that result in disparities in chronic liver diseases and cancer in the U.S.
 
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AHA/Bayer: Innovation & Discovery Grants-Due April 13

Grants to focus on cerebral small vessel diseases, chronic kidney disease with comorbities/comortalities and/or heart failure with preserved ejection fractions (HFpEF). 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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NCATS Pilot Program for Collaborative Drug Discovery Research using Bioprinted Skin Tissue (U18)-Due April 14

The goal of this FOA is to enable the development of 3D-bioprinted tissue models for drug discovery, including efficacy studies and toxicology research through a collaborative arrangement between the 3-D Bioprinting Program at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and extramural scientists.
 
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Pilot & Feasibility Awards-Due April 19

These awards are for developing and testing new hypotheses and/or new methods, and supporting promising new investigators as they establish themselves in research areas relevant to cystic fibrosis.
 
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Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children & Adolescents (R01)-Due June 5

To encourage research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions, including research that takes into consideration various factors that influence self-management such as individual differences, biological and psychological factors, family and sociocultural context, family-community dynamics, healthcare system factors, technological advances, and the role of the environment.
 
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Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority & Underserved Children (R01)-Due June 5

This initiative is designed to stimulate research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. For purposes of this FOA, "health disparities" applies to children who have limited access to resources and privileges that impact their health.
 
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NIH-Industry Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules (X02 and UG3/UH3)

The program is designed to develop partnerships between pharmaceutical companies and the biomedical research community to advance therapeutics development. X02, UG3/UH3, and pediatric UG3/UH3 available.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

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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NINDS Postdoctoral Mentored Career Development Award (K01)-Due April 4

The purpose of the award is to support the ability of outstanding, mentored postdoctoral researchers to develop a potentially impactful research project with a comprehensive career development plan that will enable them to launch an independent research program.
 
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Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTracĀ® 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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NIMH Bio-behavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01)-Due June 20

The award is intended to support the research and research career advancement of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH. This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Representation: Mum's the Word
 
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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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Complete your NIH Good Clinical Practice Training for Free through the Society of Behavioral Medicine

In September 2016, the NIH issued a Policy on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training for NIH awardees involved in NIH-funded clinical trials. The principles of GCP help assure the safety, integrity, and quality of clinical trials.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Annual Emory School of Medicine Hamilton E. Holmes Memorial Lecture-March 15

Presented at 5:00 p.m. by Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, first female pastor in 198 years of Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, following the 2015 shooting of nine members attending bible study.
 
 
 
 

Emory Women's Heart Center-May 12

The Emory Women's Heart Center is hosting an educational event at Emory University Hospital Midtown where participants can meet physicians and care team members, learn how to prevent heart disease and find out about personal risk potential. The event will also feature a vendor expo with demonstrations of products and services. Healthy refreshments will be provided.
 
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Events

 
 
 

The Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH HI) Webinar Series: Training Leaders to Build Healthier Communities-Tuesday

Presented by ACTSI scholar, Kisha B. Holden, PhD, MSCR, associate professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, and interim director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
 
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Emory Office of Technology Transfer 11th Annual Celebration of Technology & Innovation-Thursday

The awards ceremony will celebrate the past year's achievements and honor faculty inventors. Held at 4:30 p.m. in the Emory Conference Center, Silver Bell Pavilion.
 
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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: Expanding Research Endeavors through Industry Collaborations-Monday

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Presenters include Evan J. Anderson, MD, associate professor, Emory University, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, investigator in the Vaccine & Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) and Wilbur A. Lam, MD, PhD, associate professor, Emory University, Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory. A light lunch ...

 
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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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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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News

 
 
 

Shattering Startup Stereotypes

 
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