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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

April 7, 2017

In this edition:


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Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
 
 

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Nursing, Pharmacy, Canines, Helicopters - KIDS Georgia Career Expo

KIDS Georgia, the local chapter of the International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN), convened on March 4, 2017, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston (Children’s) for a Career Expo. KIDS vice president Lydia El-Sayegh, 15, began the meeting with project reviews on pediatric transport and medical research. The group also discussed this summer’s 2017 iCAN Research and Advocacy Summit, to be held in Orlando, FL, ...

 
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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

 
 
 

Bell Labs Prize-Due May 1

The Bell Labs Prize competition gives any researcher in participating countries around the globe the chance to introduce their ideas to the world and collaborate with Bell Labs researchers.
 
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Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01 & R21)

This FOA encourages exploratory or developmental research grant applications to develop new tools, methods, and models focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. The request for applications covers studies in a variety of healthcare or community settings.
 
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New SPARC Funding Announcement: Technologies to Understand the Control of Organ Function by the Peripheral Nervous System-Due May 1

The NIH Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program seeks to advance understanding of the neural control of organ function, laying a mechanistic foundation for the next generation of therapeutic closed-loop neuromodulation devices. The SPARC team has released two new funding announcements, soliciting applications to develop new tools and data science to support this mission. Applications will be considered from higher education institutions, small and large corporations, foreign organizations, non-profits, other federal and state agencies, as well as individuals not affiliated with an organization. Develop new and/or enhance existing tools and technologies to facilitate high-resolution mapping of peripheral neural circuits.
 
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Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations & Pediatric Drug Delivery Systems (R01)-LOI Due May 5

This FOA encourages grant applications to address different and complementary research needs for the development and acceptability of pediatric drug formulations in different age groups. Development and testing of novel pediatric drug delivery systems is also part of this initiative.
 
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Establishment of Research Centers to Investigate the FVIII Immune Response in Patients with Hemophilia A (U54)-Due July 6

The goal of this FOA is to establish up to four Centers to utilize cross-disciplinary science and novel technologies to define the basic mechanisms involved in the development of anti-FVIII neutralizing antibodies, also known as FVIII inhibitors, in patients with congenital hemophilia A.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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National Research Mentoring Network Training Event-Due Monday

Need help improving your grant proposal? Want to teach others how to write successful proposals? Hoping to maximize your institution’s mentoring capacity? The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) encourages junior and mid career faculty, senior faculty/mentors, and institutional officials to participate in the 3rd Southeast Training Hub (SETH) on May 10-12, in Atlanta. This year’s SETH will feature the Mentoring Academy Institutional ...

 
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Data Science Club Interest Meeting-April 17

If you are interested in being part of a club for PhD students and postdocs to explore Data Science Career, join us! The mission of this meeting is to gauge interest in forming a group and to talk about that group might do to help "training scientists to be data scientists."
 
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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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AHRQ: Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)

The overall goal of AHRQ-supported career development programs is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained health services researchers are available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the mission and priorities of AHRQ.
 
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CFAR Adelante Program-Due May 25

Through the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Adelante Program, the CFARs strive to mentor and develop early-career investigators who focus on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and care in the Latino/Hispanic community. A long-term goal of the program is to decrease HIV-related health disparities in the Hispanic/Latino community.
 
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Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) (K12)-Due May 30

The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications to continue support of a national program of mentored research career development for junior neurosurgeon faculty at institutions nationwide that support neurosurgical research. The goal of the program is to expand the cadre of neurosurgeon investigators trained to conduct research into neurological disorders, making use of their neurosurgical training.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Informed Consent: When an Investigator Recruits Himself for a Study
 
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New Requirements for ClinicalTrials.gov

Template language for the dissemination of clinical trial information and the ClinicalTrials.gov Service Center fee are now available on Emory Office of Clinical Research's website.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Bridging Health Equity Across Communities: Social Determinant of Health Twitter Town Hall-Wednesday

As part of National Minority Health Month, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) will highlight partner initiatives in communities that address the social determinants of health and help our nation reduce health disparities. The Town Hall will begin at 1:00 p.m. Use #Bridge2Health to engage.
 
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Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) 13th Brain Health Forum for Men-April 25

Presentations will focus on men's health care in neurology, cardiology, urology, and psychology. ADRC will share information about risks assessments, disease prevention, and therapeutic advances for men of all ages at this free event.
 
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Events

 
 
 

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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Folate Dietary Insufficiency & Folic Acid Supplementation Similarly Impair Metabolism & Compromise B-lymphopoiesis in Mice-Thursday

Presented by Curtis J. Henry, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine, will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences at noon in the Emory School of Medicine Building, Room 170A.
 
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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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Confluence: Inspiration for Innovation-April 13-14

Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson will serve as the keynote for a two-day conference of inspiration, innovation and motivation in Rome, GA. The conference is designed to generate ideas for innovation among area companies and industries and help cultivate a start-up community in the region. Attendees will also gain insights into emerging trends in innovation.
 
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Lab-based Research IT-April 14

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 freezer monitoring, equipment software, current and future data storage, data sharing between institutions (security policy exception for Box), and LabKey.
 
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Anticipating Precision Health Care Ethical Implications for Clinicians & Communities-April 18

Where the banner of "personalized healthcare" waved not long ago, the flag of "precision health care" now flies. A national study of one million American volunteers, NIH's "All of Us" program, promises to improve medicine, nursing, and public health by more precisely targeting interventions to the individuals, families, and communities in whom they can do the most good. As this movement gains momentum, however, odd things are starting to happen to the relationship between health professionals and those they serve.
 
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Atlanta BEST Career Lab: Science Journalism-April 20

BEST Career Labs are hands¿on workshops that 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. This workshop will help you sharpen your skills and style to communicate clearly and succinctly in any situation.
 
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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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Health Analytics: Translating Global Data into Precision Medicine-April 20

Please join the Atlanta Chapter of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) as they present Dr. Jon Duke, director, Center for Health Analytics and Informatics, Georgia Tech Research Institute and Georgia Tech College of Computing.
 
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Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) Symposium-April 21

The inaugural event will highlight the projects awarded pilot and feasibility funding (GCDTR¿s R-03) and the expectations for future proposals. New/established junior investigators, transitioning investigators, and individuals interested in significantly growing the breadth of diabetes-translation research in Georgia are encouraged to attend.
 
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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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This is Health Equity: Leveraging Science to Advance Policy-May 4

The 2nd Annual Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center Health Policy Research Summit will be held at Morehouse School of Medicine. The center supports partnerships between communities, research institutions, and health organizations to conduct research and translate knowledge aimed at informing health policy and advancing health equity in the southeast U.S.
 
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