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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

October 6, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Open Positions
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
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Update: Translation to Practice of an Intervention to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening Among African Americans

The Georgia CTSA-supported Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention Program (CCSIP) was recently featured on the NIH National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control & Populations Sciences’ Research to Reality. The Q&A interview also profiles partners through which the now R01-funded research was initiated utilizing a community-based participatory research approach, including Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH director of the Georgia ...

 
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Open Positions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Position Available: Program Coordinator of the Evaluation & Continuous Improvement & Communications Programs, Georgia CTSA

This position would be evenly split between the Evaluation & Continuous Improvement program and the Communications program of the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA). The Georgia CTSA begins its eleventh year thanks to a five year $51M grant from the NIH to improve human health by transforming the research and training environment to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research. The goals ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Bench Testing Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies-Due October 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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PCORI Open Research Funding Opportunities-LOI Due October 31

PCORI is now accepting Letters of Intent under seven new PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). Four of the PFAs are broad calls for research proposals under PCORI's national research priorities. The fifth focuses on dissemination and implementation of PCORI-funded research results; the sixth is for improving methods; and the seventh is the latest opportunity under our Pragmatic Clinical Studies Initiative.
 
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Repurposing Target-Based Pharmaceutical Libraries for Discovery of Therapeutics against Eukaryotic Pathogens (R21/R33)-Due January 12

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications to support screening of target-based pharmaceutical libraries to identify candidate therapeutics against select eukaryotic pathogens and subsequent preclinical development activities.
 
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American Gastroenterological Association (AGA): Boston Scientific Technology & Innovation Pilot Award-Due January 12

The objective of this pilot research award is to provide funds for early career investigators or established investigators pursuing new research directions.
 
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Diabetic Foot Consortium: Clinical Research Units (U01)-Due January 23

This FOA invites applications for Clinical Research Units (CRUs) to form the new Diabetic Foot Consortium (DFC) for multi-site clinical research to validate biomarkers for diabetic foot ulcers that that can predict healing outcomes, guide treatment, and monitor healing and response to treatment. The long-term goal is to lay the foundation for a clinical trial network to test therapies that can improve healing and prevent amputations.
 
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Education

 
 
 

New Online Course: Big Data Training for Translational Omics Research-Applications Due November 1

Purdue University is pleased to announce the launch of a new online course in big data training for biomedical researchers. The course will begin in January 8, and end with a weekend workshop at Purdue in West Lafayette, IN in April. The online course is supported by the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program and was built to meet the needs of busy biomedical researchers who need entry-level training in big data science. The course is free to accepted applicants.
 
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HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program-Due November 1

Howard Hughes Medical Institute is accepting applications. The program gives medical, dental, and veterinary students a year of full-time, mentored laboratory research training.
 
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NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)-Due December 13

The purpose of the award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from backgrounds that are nationally underrepresented in neuroscience research.
 
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Beckman Center Announces History of Science Fellowships-Due January 18

The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, an independent research library in Philadelphia, is inviting applications for short- or long-term fellowships in the history of science, technology, medicine, and industry.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: But that was my idea!
 
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Georgia CTSA-BERD Statistical Clinic for Bio-related Research at Georgia Tech

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 Wednesday from 10:00-11:15 a.m. in the Wallace H. Coulter BME (Whitaker) room 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 ...

 
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Introducing the Emory Stem Cell Core

A new Emory Integrated Core Facility. Services include reprogramming and characterization of somatic cells to iPS, biopsy tissue processing for fibroblasts, thawing and propagation of fibroblasts, thawing and propagation of iPS or human ESCs, karyotyping, and training.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Office of Translational Technologies: I-CORPS & the Business Model Canvas-Wednesday

Join Morehouse School of Medicine for a lunch and learn seminar series on Design Thinking for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship. Teams will begin exploring the basis for a startup - moving research out of the lab and into the marketplace. At 12:30 p.m. in the Billye Suber Aaron Student Pavilion Room B171.
 
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Halyard Health Industry Tour-October 20

Join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network for a closer look of Halyard Health, a medical technology company focused on advancing health and healthcare by preventing infection, eliminating pain, and speeding recovery. The company delivers clinically-superior products and solutions in infection prevention, surgical solutions, respiratory health, digestive health, pain management and IV therapy.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Congressional App Challenge & Hackathon-Apps Due November 1

High school age or younger students can register to create an original app for a mobile device, tablet, or computer.
 
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Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant-Due November 15

The School Garden Grant program provides a $2,000 monetary grant to support an edible educational garden on the grounds of a K-12 school.
 
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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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Career Development Pathways in Implementation Science-Tuesday

Implementing research evidence into meaningful and lasting changes in routine practice and policy requires diverse skills, training, and experience, much of which is not achievable through traditional academic programs. Training opportunities in implementation science methods (e.g., theoretical frameworks, trial designs) remain limited, while acquisition of the skills and experience needed to effectively engage multilevel stakeholders in partnered implementation strategies may be challenging. The purpose of this session is to explore the career development pathways of several leading implementation experts to elucidate commonalities across different approaches to developing careers in the field.
 
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FASEB Webinar: Value of Federally Funded Biological Research-Wednesday

In these times of uncertain funding, communicating the benefits of research that improves the nation┬┐s health, quality of life, and economy is imperative. The slides are designed for both scientific and non-technical audiences and can be used at district meetings, scientific talks, and public outreach events.
 
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Emory IRB Webinar: Reportable Events at Continuing Review: What do I need to submit to the IRB?-Thursday

The presentation will begin at noon and last approximately 20 minutes, including time for Q&A.
 
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Exploring the Grey Area of Disparity-October 16

On behalf of the Partnership for Diabetes Health Equity at Morehouse School of Medicine's National Center for Primary Care, you are invited to participate in a meeting to assess and address key areas of work to be done on the path to health equity.
 
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South Hub Data Science Roundtable: Smarter Health & Our Future-October 18

Science is changing rapidly and new transdisciplinary approaches are resulting in transformative change across domains. Health and medicine have begun to embrace convergent approaches that involve expertise from non-traditional biomedical disciplines, such as computing and engineering. Informatics and analytics are especially poised to contribute to these changes by bringing sophisticated techniques to partnerships in the biomedical realm.
 
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2017 IP Career Showcase-October 23

The Georgia Tech Center for Career Discovery and Development and the Georgia State University College of Law have partnered to create a free event for learning about the high growth career field of intellectual property (IP). This event will give you the opportunity to hear from and talk to IP professionals who work in different sectors of intellectual property law.
 
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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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Careers in Life Sciences Series: Economic Development & Government Affairs-November 14

The Georgia Bio Emerging Leaders Network and the Atlanta BEST Program have organized a series of networking and panel events focused on raising awareness of career paths that exist in life sciences for individuals with advanced degrees. This event will provide an overview of career paths in Economic Development & Government Affairs as it relates to the life sciences.
 
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For more information on Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA), please visit www.GeorgiaCTSA.org. Do you have news, seminars, or events of interest to clinical and translational researchers? Send them to GeorgiaCTSA@emory.edu by noon on Thursday. To suggest subscribers or unsubscribe to the listserv please email GeorgiaCTSA@emory.edu.

Please include the following citation in any publications resulting from direct or indirect Georgia CTSA support, "Supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR002378. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health." KL2 Scholars should also list KL2TR002381 and TL1 Trainees should also list TL1TR002382.