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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

March 24, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

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MSCR Scholar Explores Sex Differences to Optimize HIV Treatment

Cecile Lahiri, MD, MSc, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, received an NIH K23 award for her work on defining antiretroviral pharmacology within HIV reservoirs of males and females, including peripheral blood nuclear cells and the gut. She is also a co-investigator for the Emory Women’s HIV Interagency Study (WHIS), a cohort designed to investigate the impact of ...

 
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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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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Bold New Bioengineering Methods & Approaches for Heart, Lung, Blood, & Sleep Disorders & Diseases (R21)-LOI Due April 10

The purpose of this FOA is to seek innovative, high-risk bioengineering research for which preliminary results have not yet been obtained, explore new approaches or concepts that are important to a substantive heart, lung, blood or sleep disorder or disease, support the translation of research into practice, technologies, or commercial products, and to develop trans-disciplinary projects upon which significant future research may be built.
 
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NIH/NIMHD: NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research on Minority Health & Health Disparities (U54)-LOI Due April 14

This FOA invites applications to establish NIMHD Centers of Excellence in eligible institutions of higher education. The purpose of this initiative is to advance the science of minority health and health disparities by conducting transdisciplinary, multi-level research in a defined thematic area and by providing research opportunities and support to postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and other investigators.
 
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NIH/NCI: Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging & Image-Guided Interventions (R01)-LOI Due May 28

This FOA supports clinical trials conducting preliminary evaluation of the safety and efficacy of imaging agents, as well as an assessment of imaging systems, image processing, image-guided planning, and/or execution therapy, contrast kinetic modeling, 3-D reconstruction, and other quantitative tools.
 
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Research in Congenital Heart Disease-Due June 2

The Children's Heart Foundation has issued a call for research proposals focused on clinical pediatric cardiology, basic science, and the advancement of surgical techniques. Grants will be awarded for new research in the areas of molecular genetics/biochemistry, devices/procedural research (catheterization and surgical), and long-term care of children with congenital heart defects as they become adults.
 
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Pipeline to Proposal Awards Tier A Pre-Engagement/Community Projects-Due June 30

The purpose of the program is to help people form new collaborations with the goal of developing proposals for research with sound scientific rigor and robust patient engagement. PCORI is interested in research teams that include patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders, as well as researchers.
 
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Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to improve Kidney Disease Prevention & Care (R18)-Due October 24

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage research applications to test approaches to improve kidney disease prevention and/or treatment in routine healthcare settings. Research applications should be designed to test practical and potentially sustainable strategies that target the prevention or improved care of kidney disease, or the prevention or delay of the complications of kidney disease. The goal of the research is to obtain results that will improve routine healthcare practice and inform healthcare policy for the prevention or management of these conditions.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Are you a Graduate Student Interested in Mobile Health Technologies?-Due April 7

The South Big Data Hub (SBDH), in collaboration with the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), will convene a free workshop on May 15-16 at UNC-Chapel Hill to identify and prioritize research challenges in data science cyberinfrastructure (CI) to enable mobile health (mHealth) applications to address environmental health and related healthcare challenges in the Southern United States.
 
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Soft Lithography for Microfluidics Short Course-April 13-14

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech offers the course designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique. The agenda is evenly divided between laboratory hands-on sessions, including SU-8 master mold creation using photolithography and PDMS device fabrication in the IEN cleanroom, and supporting lectures. This short course is open to off-campus researchers from academia, industry, and government laboratories/organizations.
 
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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

Informed Consent: When the LAR is also the investigator
 
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Request for Projects: Pediatric Engineering Summer Training Program

The R25 summer program in Pediatric Engineering (PERSE) has had great success introducing engineering students to the exciting world of pediatric research, and vice versa. They are soliciting projects for this summer at Emory and Georgia Tech. There are no prerequisites other than the project should contain elements of pediatric research and engineering research.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Watch: Emory Sponsors Play at Antioch-Lithonia Missionary Baptist Church to Help Maintain Memories

See why more than 300 people signed up for research at Emory Brain Health Center after seeing the play, Forget Me Not, about Alzheimer's disease.
 
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Georgia Shape School Physical Activity & Nutrition Grant Program-Due April 28

Georgia Shape is the Governor¿s statewide, multi-agency and multi-dimensional initiative that brings together governmental, philanthropic, academic, and business communities to address childhood (0-18) obesity in Georgia. Georgia Shape is providing grant funding and technical assistance to elementary, middle, and high schools to improve school health and wellness efforts for the 2017-2018 school years.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Georgia Bio Small Dinner Series with Axion BioSystems' Tom O'Brien-Thursday

Hosted by Georgia Bio Emerging Leader Network, Tom O'Brien is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Axion Biosystems, a company he co-founded in 2008. The company is based on technology licensed from Georgia Tech, and develops products for the life science market focused on neuroscience.
 
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Reflections on Social Medicine-Thursday

Join the 6th annual Social Medicine Forum hosted by the social medicine work group and the Emory University Urban Health Initiative. Carlos del Rio, MD, Hubert Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health, professor of epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, professor of medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, program director, Emory AIDS International Training and Research Program, and co-director, Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), will be the keynote speaker.
 
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Analysis of Research Data-April 7

To educate researchers on the research IT and informatics resources and expertise available to facilitate their research and to identify areas where we can enhance IT methods to better support research. Resources that will be highlighted include biostatistics cores, Children's consultative analysts, graduate students at Georgia Tech and RSPH, high performance computing, and cloud computing.
 
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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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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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Research Resources 101: Using ACTSI's i2b2 Tool to Query Electronic Healthcare Records for Patient Study Feasibility Data-Thursday

The capabilities of Emory i2b2 will be discussed including how to query the Emory Healthcare electronic health record data for patient counts and aggregate data for grants/IRB protocols and other ways i2b2 can accelerate the pre-research process. Held at noon in Emory School of Medicine, Room 170A. ...

 
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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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Opioid Prevention Summit-May 4

Join policy makers, healthcare professionals, members of the judiciary, and community leaders and be a part of the conversation that stems the tide of the opioid epidemic from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in Decatur, GA.
 
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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

 
 
 

Survey on Returning Results to Participants

Our CTSA (Clinical and Translational Science Award) partner at the University of Arkansas requests participation from health researchers on a 10-minute survey about your experiences with returning study results to participants. This survey was developed by an inter-professional team from seven CTSA institutions, and responses will be used to improve understanding of barriers and facilitators involved in returning results to participants. This survey is directed to health researchers with a faculty appointment at an academic medical institution who are (or have been) a principal investigator or co-investigator for health research that involves human participants who gave informed consent.
 
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Lasker Foundation Essay Contest-Due April 3

The essay topic is "Using at least one specific example, propose ways in which breakthroughs in biomedical research can be made part of the daily global dialogue, so that a much wider public becomes better informed." The first-place winner will receive a $10,000 prize.
 
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Atlanta March for Science-April 22

The Atlanta March for Science is an official satellite march organized by volunteers from the state of Georgia.
 
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