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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

March 3, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

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KIDS Georgia wins Most Creative Presentation at the International Children's Advisory Network (iCAN) Research Summit in Barcelona

KIDS Georgia is a local chapter of the International Children’s Advisory Network, a consortium designed to improve the research process by giving children, both well and sick, and their families a platform to give constructive input on improving the research and medical innovation process. The group utilizes online-based surveys, focus groups, forums, and more to engage all of the youth advisory networks. The diverse socioeconomic and cultural ...

 
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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

 
 
 

Yerkes National Primate Research Center Pilot Research Program-Due March 31

These pilot research awards will provide one year of support for up to $70,000 in direct costs. Although the awards are open to all investigators, direct involvement of a Yerkes Core Scientist is required. Yerkes encourages applications from early career investigators and applications that propose translational research projects.
 
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CFAR-Series Spring Grant Cycle-LOI Due April 3

Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Development Core CFAR-series grants help to move junior faculty toward independent investigator status in HIV research at NIH by funding mentored research projects that will strengthen the competitiveness of their subsequent NIH applications. CFAR Grant Prep Workshops are also available.
 
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Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic Neuroscience or Translational Mental Health Research (P50)-LOI Due April 24

The institute seeks teams of researchers working at different levels of analysis and employing integrative, novel, and creative experimental approaches to address high-risk, high-impact questions in basic neuroscience research, or in translational research.
 
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PCORI: Engagement Award Initiative Notice: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research/Clinical Comparative Effectiveness Research Meeting & Conference Support-Due June 1

This award includes guidelines for available funding support for meetings and conferences that align with PCORI's mission and strategic plan and facilitate expansion of patient-centered outcomes research/clinical comparative effectiveness research.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Data Science for Social Good-Due March 15

The Atlanta Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is an intensive, ten-week paid internship experience that blends data science and technology design. Graduate and undergraduate students will work on a team to address real-world problems in the City of Atlanta and in local nonprofits.
 
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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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Request for Applications: Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR)-Due June 30

CPTR is a multidisciplinary, innovative program that provides pre-doctoral or postdoctoral trainees with the expertise and experience to translate fundamental biomedical scientific discoveries into treatments that will benefit human health. Sixteen credits of didactic training focused on translational research in Emory’s Laney Graduate School of Emory University are required to complete the certificate program. Emory faculty and postdocs may ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Drug Trials: Expediting Approval
 
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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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Community

 
 
 

Emory Johns Creek Hospital Hosts Blood Drive for Red Cross Month-Monday

The American Red Cross says every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Since 1943, March has been selected as Red Cross Month to recognize how communities are helped by blood donations. 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
 
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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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The 2017 B2F Girls Zoom Conference-March 24-25

Zoom Conference inspires girls to accelerate into leadership through proximity, exposure, mentorship and education. Middle and high school girls, parents, educators, non-profit and faith-based youth leaders, social service professionals should attend.
 
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Events

 
 
 

3D Printing in Pediatric Surgery & Medicine: Surgical Planning, Custom Devices, & Regenerative Medicine-Wednesday

3D printing combined with patient specific design has enormous potential to address challenges in pediatric surgery and medicine, from patient specific models for procedure planning to custom implants and devices to platforms for regenerative medicine.
 
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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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Analytics Forward-March 11

Analytics Forward is an unconference by and for analytics professionals which is co-sponsored by the South Hub. Spend a Saturday at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina campus learning about the latest techniques, trends, and tools in analytics.
 
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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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Career Lab: Patent Law-March 16

Join The Atlanta BEST Program to get some hands-on experience in what patent agents and lawyers do in their day-to-day. Workshop will be run by an Emory PhD alumni who is a patent attorney at a local Atlanta law firm. Workshops are intended to provide an experience that is in┬┐between an informational interview and an internship. The goal is to simulate typical job tasks associated with different career paths, as well as provide current insights from a variety of practicing professionals in a variety of career paths.
 
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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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Atlanta BEST Program BioScience Reception-March 23

In collaboration with the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce, this is an event for local life science and biomedically related companies to meet PhD students, postdocs, and alumni in STEM fields. They will talk about what about what their companies do and their hiring needs, locally and globally. This is a chance for trainees to meet local employers and alumni and be informed about the broader career paths available, the skills sets they should develop while in their training, and the experiences companies are looking for in competitive candidates.
 
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Healthcare Ethics Consortium Annual Conference-March 23-24

How Illness Changes Us: Implications for Ethical Care held at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Center Resort
 
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Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) Atlanta Chapter: 2017 Southeast Region Regulatory Career Day-March 30

Georgia Institute of Technology will host the interactive workshop full of presentations and panel discussions from seasoned professionals on how best to advance your career in regulatory.
 
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Southern Data Science Conference-April 7

The Southern Data Science Conference will be held in Atlanta. The speakers' schedule includes Joel Grus (Data Science from Scratch), Michael Brzustowicz (Data Science with Java), and Trey Grainger (Solr in Action).
 
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Risky Business: Mitigating Risk in the Life Sciences-April 12

This webinar will be led by Gretchen Stup, senior consultant, Latham BioPharm Group, and will bring to light the importance of risk management as well as introduce methods and tools that can be implemented to ensure a successful risk management process.
 
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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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Save the Date: Emory Integrated Core Facilities: Core Week 2017-April 24-28

Mark your calendars. Contact allyse.gardner@emory.edu with questions.
 
 
 
 

SEMDA 2017 Conference: Innovation Concept to Commercialization-April 26-27

 
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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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News

 
 
 

March For Science: Science, Not Silence-April 22

Scientists will convene on Washington, DC for the March for Science, immediately following the Translational Science meeting. The march is organized as a demonstration of support and call to safeguard the scientific community and the role it plays in providing insight into individual lives and the world.
 
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University of Wisconsin Puts FHIR to Work

 
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