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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

May 5, 2017

In this edition:


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

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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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ACTSI Part of the SMART IRB Movement to Accelerate Multisite Clinical Studies

ACTSI partners, Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia, are practicing team science and are proud to be part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences’ (NCATS) Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials (SMART) Institutional Review Boards (IRB) authorization agreement to help speed the pace of research. Developing ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming-Due May 16

A career development program for early career researchers, providing support to grantees and other individuals who are part of a network of eligible researchers. Through grantmaking, mentorship, career development and networking, New Connections enhances the research capacity of its grantees and network members. The researchers in this program come from multiple disciplines (health, social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture and engineering); work to build the case for a Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research skills; and produce and translate timely research results.
 
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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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Translational Outcomes Project in Neurotrauma (TOP-NT) (UG3/UH3)-Due August 21

The purpose of this FOA is to support the development and validation of pathophysiologically-based preclinical outcome measures or functional markers that align closely with practical clinical assessments in spinal cord injury and/or traumatic brain injury. Bedside knowledge and experience will be leveraged to create better assessment tools for preclinical studies, and the resulting data will be made available to researchers. The goal is to improve the value of preclinical studies to inform clinical diagnoses and prognoses and therapeutic translation.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education (GME) Challenge Grant Program-LOI Due May 26

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation announced that the program is seeking proposals for specific interventions and innovations in GME programs that facilitate the development of patient-centered health care and/or humanism in medicine
 
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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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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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ACTSI-BERD Statistical Clinic for Bio-related Research on the Georgia Tech Campus

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 Thursday from 1:00-2:30 pm in Whitaker 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 from Georgia Tech research labs.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Intellectual Property: The Tyrannical Principal Investigator
 
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Society of Clinical Research Associates' Certified Clinical Research Professional (SOCRA CCRP) Exam Prep Course-June 3 & 10

The SOCRA Atlanta Chapter is offering a two-part prep course for people who plan on taking the CCRP exam. The first part will be held at Winship Cancer Institute (5th Floor, Room C5102) on June 3 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The second part will be held at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (1st Floor, Classroom 6/7) on June 10 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

SBIR Topical Class: SBIR/STTR Letters of Support-May 16

Just because you think you have a good idea, doesn't mean anyone else will think it's good. Including letters in your SBIR/STTR application package help validate that your proposed product has market pull and that others are willing to help you complete the research. Come learn who they should come from, what they should say, and other details.
 
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Pharmaceutical Development: From Drug Lead to Drug Product Short Course-June 5-16

Two-week intensive short course on Pharmaceutical Development offered at Georgia Tech this summer for doctoral students and postdocs working on pharmaceutical research at Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Emory, and Mercer.
 
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3-day I-Corps Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop-June 19-21

Travel grants available. During the Biotechnology International Conference (BIO 2017) in San Diego, CA. The workshop is open to early-career life science researchers from groups historically underrepresented in biotechnology research organizations. Assistant professors, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates are eligible. The workshop is open to curious researchers and nascent academic entrepreneurs from universities nationwide.
 
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Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium 7th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Competition-Due July 31

This seed grant competition is an opportunity for the scientific and business community including entrepreneurs, clinicians, scientists, businesses, academic researchers and medical and engineering graduate and undergraduate students, to develop and commercialize a pediatric medical device. The proposal should be directed towards development of a commercializable product, not research of a scientific concept.
 
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Nasal Delivery of CNS Therapeutics (R43/R44)-Due August 23

The purpose of this Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) RFA is to develop a nasal delivery formulation that reliably delivers of a therapeutic (e.g., peptides, antibodies, RNAi, or pharmacotherapeutics), at a physiologically relevant concentration, into the central nervous system (CNS). R41/R42 also available.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Call for Nominations: Organization of Resident Representatives Community Service Recognition Award-Due May 20

Know a resident who deserves recognition for improving the health/welfare of the community local to the training institution? The AAMC's Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR) is now accepting nominations for the Community Service Recognition Award. The award includes funded travel to Learn Serve Lead 2017: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, and a contribution to a community non-profit.
 
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Registration Opens for Winship Win the Fight 5K-October 14

Registration is officially open for the 7th Annual Winship Cancer Institute Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk. Check out the new race website!
 
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Events

 
 
 

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Atlanta Chapter: Educational Seminar on Inspection Readiness-Tomorrow

The group will also discuss the Clinical Research Professional Certification and training schedule for the next examination date, June 17.
 
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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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Effects of Dietary Environment & Adverse Psychosocial Experience on Food Intake & the Brain in Non-Human Primates-Thursday

Vasiliki Michopoulos, PhD, Emory, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 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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Beer & Wine Core Honoring Dr. Cynthia Wetmore-Thursday

Pediatric researchers and staff are invited to stop by and wish Dr. Wetmore, ACTSI Pediatrics Program Director, farewell and congratulations on her new position in Phoenix, Arizona.
 
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The Changing Landscape of Healthcare Delivery-Thursday

A public lecture presented by Guy David, PhD, Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Associate Professor in Healthcare Management, The Wharton School, Associate Professor in Medical Ethics and Health Policy, The Perelman School of Medicine at 6:30 p.m. in Emory┬┐s Goizueta Business School, Room W330.
 
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Webinar: Beyond the Bedside: Social Determinants of Health Curriculum & Assessment in the Health Professions-May 15

The webinar will highlight integrated curriculum models from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and The George Washington University School of Nursing that are used to assess learners┬┐ knowledge and application of the social determinants of health.
 
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Webinar: Universal Consent-May 24

Universal consent is being discussed and implemented at many of the CTSA hubs. Join this webinar to hear from colleagues about what has been implemented at their institutions including what is working well, issues to consider, and roadblocks to avoid.
 
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Human Research Community Forum: Navigating a River of Change: Bringing Research Up to Par-July 18-19

Emory joins Augusta University and DHHS' Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP), to host the event in Augusta, GA and will feature interactive presentations by OHRP staff on a range of topics related to the DHHS regulations, including discussion of the revised Common Rule. The conference will include break-out sessions covering a variety of research topics such as central IRBs and related issues, genetics research, online consent, and reporting concerns.
 
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Save the Date: THINK BIG Symposium Series: Applying Collaborative Big Data Science for Predictive Health-August 10

Dr. Gary Gibbons, Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will serve as the plenary speaker. Other content during the full-day conference will include Demographics, Disparities, and Data in Cardiovascular Health; Predictive Health Data Science: Big Data Science for Longitudinal Health Monitoring; High Performance Clinical Informatics: Embedding Data Science within Healthcare Systems; and Enabling Biomedical Data Science: Seeding the Next Round of Collaborations. The conference will be held from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Rollins School of Public Health Auditorium, Emory University. Supported by Emory University including the School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health, and ACTSI.
 
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NCATS Trial Innovation Network Tackling Clinical Trial Inefficiencies

 
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