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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

April 28, 2017

In this edition:


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Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Update: Past InVenture Prize Winners Launch Concussion Innovation

By and large, concussions comprise one of the heaviest-hitting issues for athletes. While over 300,000 sports-related concussions occur every year, research on the topic has progressed slowly. With initial symptoms dissipating as time goes on, doctors and on-field medics need better tools to diagnose the problem and track its effects. Concussions are a result of trauma to the brain, when an outside force causes the brain to quickly move back and ...

 
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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

 
 
 

Point of Care Technologies for the Evaluation & Management of Obstetrics, Neonatal, & Pediatric Critical Care Patients, & for Patients with Disorders of Reproductive Tract & Infertility (R43)-Due June 30

The purpose of this FOA is to support SBIR research projects using advanced technologies (e.g., bio-chips, microfluidics, and mobile technologies) to develop novel point-of-care (POC) devices and implement existing technologies in clinical settings with a goal to guide diagnostic and therapeutic efforts for obstetric, neonatal, pediatric critical care, and reproductive disorders.
 
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NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2)-Due September 8

The NIH Director's New Innovator Award addresses two important goals: stimulating highly innovative research and supporting promising new investigators. New investigators may have exceptionally innovative research ideas, but not the preliminary data required to fare well in the traditional NIH peer review system.
 
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LAM Foundation: Pilot & Feasibility Grant-Due September 15

Proposed work must be hypothesis generating or hypothesis testing, reflecting innovative approaches to important questions in LAM research or development of novel methods, and providing sufficient preliminary data to justify support.
 
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Developing New Clinical Decision Support (CDS) to Disseminate & Implement Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18)-Due September 15

The purposes of this FOA are to develop new, reliable, valid, and usable CDS from evidence-based research findings and then demonstrate its effectiveness to improve care in clinical practice.
 
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NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01)-Due September 15

The goal of the award is to provide support for collaborative investigative teams or individual scientists who propose unusually innovative research projects, which, if successful, would have a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. To be considered transformative, projects must have the potential to create or overturn fundamental scientific paradigms through the use of novel approaches, to transform the way research is conducted through the development of novel tools or technologies, or to lead to major improvements in health through the development of highly innovative therapies, diagnostic tools, or preventive strategies.
 
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NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)-Due September 22

The program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.
 
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NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)-Due October 3

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) requests applications for for rheumatic diseases research areas within its mission. The Resource-based Centers will provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services, and/or resources to groups of investigators conducting research on rheumatic diseases, enabling them to conduct their independently-funded individual and/or collaborative research projects more efficiently and/or more effectively, with the broad overall goal of accelerating, enriching, and enhancing the effectiveness of ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research and promoting new research.
 
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NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21)-Due October 16

These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Basic Ultrastructure & Ultrastructural Pathology-Saturday-Sunday

The goals of this rigorous course are to provide veterinary pathology residents and pathologists with information needed to understand basic ultrastructural techniques and to identify tissues, interpret changes in tissue, and identify organisms at the ultrastructural level. Although designed for veterinary pathologists and pathology residents, this course also is appropriate for graduate students and researchers in other disciplines wishing to incorporate electron microscopy into their research.
 
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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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NIH K Tutorial Registration Now Open-June 7 & 14

This two-part series will address the following K Award categories: K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/00 as well as VA CDA and other career development awards. The classes will include didactic presentation, discussion, and Q&A. Time permitting, Dr. Janet Gross will provide an individual read and review of proposals.
 
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The Training Institute for Dissemination & Implementation Research in Health

The training will utilize a combination of a 3-month online course (six webinar sessions with related assignments) between mid-August and mid-November, and a 2-day in-person training to be held November 30 and December 1, 2017, in North Bethesda, MD. The training is open to researchers with interests in studying D&I across health care, public health, and community settings.
 
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Career Development Bridge Funding Award: K Supplement-Due August 1

The awards are designed to encourage early and mid-career investigators to continue vital research into the cause, prevention, and treatment of rheumatic diseases. The purpose of this award is to encourage junior investigators to expand promising research by providing additional support to cover research costs and help investigators become independent.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Intellectual Property: He Took His Notebook
 
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New Web Resource: Innovation & Translation Ecosystem

This new ACTSI webpage offers acceleration and incubation resources, entrepreneurship education, technology transfer offices, stories of success, and more. ...

 
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Helpful List of Grant Writing Resources

 
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Guide: Starting a Clinical Trial at Emory

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

National SBIR Conference-May 15-17

Interact with government SBIR/STTR program managers and staff, industry leaders, and veteran SBIR/STTR awardees to learn how to access SBIR/STTR, build partnerships, and create successful commercialization strategies.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Autism Speaks Walk-Sunday

This annual walk raises funds for autism research and support services. The walk is a fun day and a great family event at Turner Field, Green Lot, 525 Capitol Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA.
 
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Video: Bridging the Gap

Sergio Sanchez, a community partner with a project working to translate complex medical information into common language, shares his experience working with researchers and talks about how he helps to bridge the gap
 
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Research Participants Help Prove Best Depression Treatment Options

 
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Events

 
 
 

Building a Healthy Skeleton Takes Guts!-Monday

The Emory Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipids presents this special seminar featuring Laura R. McCabe, PhD, Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Radiology and Director of the Molecular Metabolism and Disease Program and Beckman Scholar Program, Michigan State University, at Emory's Woodruff Memorial Research Building, Room 317 at 5:00 p.m.
 
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Are You Thinking about Submitting a Grant but Don┬┐t Know How to Get Started?-Tuesday

The ABC's (or RAS/EPEX/OSP/CAYUSE/eRA) of grant submission. This webinar will walk you through the Emory administrative process, defining acronyms along the way.
 
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A Perspective on Data Science-Thursday

Neuroscience Institute Seminar Series presented by Patricia Jones, PhD, Associate Director for Research, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, at 11:00 a.m. at Morehouse School of Medicine, Multidisciplinary Research Center (MRC) Room 233.
 
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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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Opportunities to Consider the Environment in Human Health Research: The HERCULES Exposome Research Center-May 19

Presentations by Gary Miller, PhD, Associate Dean of Research, RSPH, HERCULES Director; Carmen Marsit, PhD, Professor, Environmental Health, RSPH; Miriam Vos, MD, Associate Professor, SOM; and Tom Ziegler, MD, Professor, SOM, in Egleston, Classrooms 5-7 at noon.
 
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The Reconfiguration of Privacy in the Age of the Electronic Medical Record-May 25

Clinical Ethics Seminar presented by Bryan Kibbe, PhD at 4:00 p.m. in Emory's Center for Ethics, Seminar 162.
 
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NCATS Advocacy Day-June 30

The purpose of the event is to inform patients and their advocates about NCATS and its programs, identify patient needs, and collectively discuss ways for improved patient inclusion in NCATS' translational science activities. The full day event features presentations, interactive activities and a poster session.
 
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Save the Date: 8th Annual Southern Translational Education & Research (STaR) Meeting-September 21-22

To improve human health, scientific discoveries must be translated into practical applications. Such discoveries typically begin at "the bench" with basic research, in which scientists study disease at a molecular or cellular level and then progress to the clinical level, or the patient's bedside. The conference will include state-of-the-art topics in clinical and translational science as well as opportunities for attendees to showcase their research and network with peers to develop regional collaborations. The two keynote speakers are Steve Stice (UGA) and David Hess (MCG). They will present some of their current research and highlight private company partnerships that they have developed/used to fund their research. All participants are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers for presentation. Excellence in clinical and translational science will be recognized during the meeting through abstract awards.
 
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News

 
 
 

Research funding pits White House against Congress

 
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Connect with the CTSA Program on LinkedIn

NCATS has two showcase pages on LinkedIn related to the CTSA Program: NCATS CTSA Program and CTSA Program KL2 Scholars. Please follow to get regular updates about the national program and to support scholars.
 
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