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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

September 1, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ACTSI-supported Start-up Update: NeurOp

Created in 2007 as one of a national consortium striving to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country, the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) works to break down obstacles in the translational science pipeline, from laboratory to patient care. The consortium, funded through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Bench Testing Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies-LOI Due September 30

This FOA invites applications for support of pre-clinical studies to repurpose existing experimental or FDA approved drugs or biologics (existing therapeutics) that have already begun or completed at least a Phase l trial. The hypothesis for proposed studies must be developed using innovative processes to identify the therapeutic/indication pair.
 
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Research Awards-Due October 6

The intent of the funding is to provide support for generating clinical data that will make future award applications competitive upon submission to the NIH. Projects may address diagnostic or therapeutic methods related to cystic fibrosis or the pathophysiology of CF, and applicants must demonstrate access to a sufficient number of CF patients from CF Foundation-accredited care centers and to appropriate controls.
 
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APA Young Investigator & Resident Investigator Award Application-Due October 6

The award funds projects in health services research, medical education, adolescent medicine, public health, epidemiology, emergency medicine, child maltreatment, hospitalist medicine, developmental/behavioral pediatrics, and other general pediatric clinical research domains.
 
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Alcoholic Hepatitis Clinical & Translational Network Translational Research (U01)-Due October 23

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism seeks to continue support of the previously funded program on Translational Research in Alcoholic Hepatitis to accelerate the discovery and validation of new diagnostic and treatment options for patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis (AH). This initiative, via a set of five FOAs, aims to enhance and consolidate the existing program into AH Clinical and Translational Network, hereafter termed AH Network. This consolidated program will consist of 1) Clinical component, 2) Data Coordinating Center, 3) Translational component, and 4) Basic and pre-clinical component.
 
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Consortium on Translational Research in Early Detection of Liver Cancer (Clinical & Research Centers (U01)-Due October 24

This FOA is a part of an initiative designed to establish a Liver Cancer Consortium to advance translational research focused on early detection of liver cancer. The Consortium will consist of several Translational Research Centers (TRCs, to be supported by this U01 FOA) and a Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC, to be supported a companion U24 FOA, RFA-CA-17-028).
 
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Lawrence M. Brass, MD, Stroke Research Award-Due November 2

The American Academy of Neurology has established a relationship with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the purpose of funding a research award to support an investigator conducting research related to vascular neurology, stroke, and neurocritical care.
 
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Education

 
 
 

UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program Information Session-September 7

Presented by Dr. Benjamin Chi, Professor, OB-GYN, UJMT Consortium Director, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, at noon in Morehouse School of Medicine's National Center for Primary Care, Room 325/340.
 
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NIH BD2K-supported Data Science Rotations for Advancing Discovery (RoAD-Trip)-Due September 16

The BD2K Training Coordinating Center (TCC) has developed the RoAD-Trip program which provides fellowship support to junior biomedical scientists who possess unique and compelling biomedical data sets. The program matches junior scientists who wish to integrate their prior training and experience with senior-level data scientists with mentoring skills, access to technology, and other resources to assist with novel data analyses.
 
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Grantsmanship for Postdocs: Pathway to Independence Awards (K99/R00)-October 3

Join the Science Alliance webinar to learn best practices for effective grantsmanship, specifically applied to the NIH K99/R00 career transition grant application with Dr. Jaime Rubin.
 
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Applied Statistical Independence in Biological Systems (ASIBS) Short Course-Due October 15

The goal of the Course is to train junior faculty and fellows from academic medical centers across the nation to become proficient in biostatistical methodology and statistical computing. Participants will received seven weeks of online, basic and intermediate statistical theory instruction as well as five days of in-person, hands-on instruction in statistical computing.
 
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Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) (R38)-Due October 24

The purpose of this program is to recruit and retain outstanding, postdoctoral-level health professionals who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as clinician-investigators. To address the growing need for this critical component of the research workforce, this funding opportunity seeks applications from institutional programs that can provide outstanding mentored research opportunities for Resident-Investigators and foster their ability to transition to individual career development research awards.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: Read this, but don't tell anybody
 
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Collaborate with the NCATS Stem Cell Translation Laboratory

 
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Proposals Due for NCATS Collaborative Pre-Clinical Development Programs-Due September 30

NCATS is accepting proposals to collaborate with its Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) and Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program scientists. BrIDGs scientists collaborate with researchers to advance candidate therapeutics for both common and rare diseases into clinical testing. TRND researchers and their collaborators move new therapeutic candidates through pre-clinical testing, from lead optimization to submission of an investigational new drug application.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Drug Information Association Oligonucleotide-based Therapeutics Conference-October 25-27

The conference fosters open discussion with industry and health authorities to inform, educate, and share advancements in oligonucleotide-based therapeutic product development. Designed for regulators and industry from CMC, Nonclinical, Clinical Pharmacology, and Clinical disciplines, the conference will address developmental advances, safety, and challenges in the field of oligonucleotide-based therapeutics.
 
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19th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference In the Heartland of BioHealth Innovation-November 7-9

This national event is designed to educate attendees about America's Largest Seed Fund and how to access federal resources, develop competitive proposals, and secure awards. At over $920 million dollars of annual HHS funding, this is one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the U.S.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Volunteer for an Ebola Vaccine Study

The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children's Center is working on a research study to see how effective and safe two new vaccines are against Ebola and Marburg viruses. Healthy adults 18 to 45 years of age can participate. Compensation for each visit (15-23 clinic visits over 13-19 months) is available.
 
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Faith Leaders Toolkit for Diabetes Management

The NIH-CDC National Diabetes Education Program released a toolkit of tip sheets, webinars, videos, social media messages, and other materials that make it easy for you to spread the word about type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management, organize type 2 diabetes prevention and diabetes management activities in your community, and create an environment that supports healthy choices.
 
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Events

 
 
 

The Opioid Epidemic: A National Emergency-Tuesday

Leading public health, law enforcement, and clinical experts discuss this national crisis - from its causes to implications for our country's future. Event is free and open to the public.
 
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K-Club: Expanding Research Endeavors through Industry Collaborations-Monday

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Presenters include Evan J. Anderson, MD, associate professor, Emory University, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, investigator in the Vaccine & Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) and Wilbur A. Lam, MD, PhD, associate professor, Emory University, Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech and Emory. A light lunch ...

 
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Scheduler: An Open-Source Tool to Schedule and Track Research Activity-September 14

This webinar will provide an overview of Scheduler, an open-source free application that streamlines clinical research center operations by enabling study staff to schedule research subjects in real-time directly in the system, allowing research centers to model out their resources for complex visits, providing information to research center staff about the daily activity on the unit, and generating reports for research center leadership to better manage the operations of the unit.
 
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Clinical Trial Disclosure & Data Transparency Conference-September 14-15

This conference will provide critical and timely information relating to clinical trial disclosure and data transparency from those on the front lines. It will highlight major recent regulatory changes and other related hot topics to clinical trial disclosure information transparency, including implementation of the US Final Rule, EMA Policy 0070, EMA policy 0043, data sharing, and lay language summaries.
 
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Engaging Patients & Stakeholders in Research-September 19

Join researchers and partners from two PCORI-funded projects as they highlight how patients and other stakeholders are involved in their research. During the webinar they'll give examples of the impact of stakeholder partners and share advice on how to work together effectively.
 
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How Disadvantage gets Under the Skin: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Using Epigenomic Methods to Better Understand & Address Health Disparities-October 2

This symposium hosted by the Harvard CTSA will bring together leading national and international experts in epigenetics, genetics, health disparities, medicine, epidemiology, anthropology, and environmental health sciences to explore and discuss emerging methods in epigenomics research and how these might be most creatively applied to advance the goal of reducing health disparities and improving population health.
 
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Mucosal Immunology Research using the Nonhuman Primate Model-October 11

The Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute is sponsoring a symposium and webinar of nine presentations, each devoted to a separate topic related to the use of monkeys in translational research, such as: Neonatal vaccine strategies; Intranasal vaccine strategies; Vaccine responses; Emerging understanding of immune cells associated within the intestinal mucosa; Diet, HIV, aging and intestinal microbiome interactions; and Mechanisms relating to urinary tract infections.
 
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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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HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis-November 16-17

Registration is now open. CFAR at Emory, Emory Center for Health in Aging, and the Emory School of Nursing is hosting the conference which includes a competitive, pre-conference Mentoring Workshop for early-career investigators and poster session.
 
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