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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

October 20, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Emory i2b2 Update

Georgia CTSA has updated Emory i2b2 to version 1.7.08a. Emory I2b2 is a study feasibility assessment tool that lets you quickly determine how many Emory Healthcare patients might be eligible for your planned study, and how different inclusion and exclusion criteria affect the number of eligible patients. This update includes the following changes: 1)      A New Query Report Panel contains a user-friendly presentation of the ...

 
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Open Positions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Clinical Research Manager

This position will manage the Georgia CTSA Coordinating Center (Job Requisition ID: 79246BR) which will serve as the “front door” triage for all Georgia CTSA customer service requests across Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia. ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies (PTCS) Request for Proposals -Due November 15

As many as five awards of up to $40,000 each in total direct costs are available to develop and support innovative approaches to advance translational science through targeted funding. Faculty from Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine, and University of Georgia are eligible to submit proposals.  All recipients will be eligible for the Georgia CTSA Award of Distinction in Team Science. To further promote ...

 
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Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) Request for Proposals -Due November 15

As many as two awards of up to $15,000 each in total direct costs are available to promote novel biostatistical and epidemiological methods for clinical and translational research. Faculty from Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse School of Medicine, and University of Georgia are eligible to submit proposals.  All recipients will be eligible for the Georgia CTSA Award of Distinction in Team Science. To further promote ...

 
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UAB Hepato/Renal Fibrocystic Disease Core Center Pilot & Feasibility (P&F) Proposals-Due December 15

The UAB core is accepting proposals related to basic and translational research in Hepato/Renal Fibrocystic Diseases. The center's P&F Program provides support to eligible investigators with the goal of generating preliminary data needed for subsequent funding through traditional mechanisms (e.g., NIH R01).
 
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Minority-Patient Derived Xenograft (PDX) Development & Trial Center (M-PDTC) Network (U54)-Due January 18

The M-PDTCs will join the PDTC Research Network (PDXNet) and be focused upon development and pre-clinical testing of models derived from racial/ethnic minority populations. The PDXNet is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) program established to coordinate collaborative, large-scale model development and pre-clinical testing of targeted therapeutic agents to advance the vision of cancer precision medicine.
 
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Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Request for Applications for the Georgia CTSA TL1 Predoc Training Grant Program-Due February 15

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance, the NIH-supported Clinical and Translational Science Award, TL1 program is focused on providing innovative didactic and mentored research training to individuals interested in careers that encompass clinical and/or translational research. The TL1 program supports didactic and mentored research training and provides an opportunity to complete the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) p ...

 
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Request for Applications for the Georgia CTSA KL2 Clinical & Translational Research Career Development Program-Due March 1

The goal of the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance, the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award, KL2 Scholars program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD) committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research. The program is committed to assisting junior faculty at the Georgia CTSA partner institutions to become independent, established, and ethical clinical ...

 
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Request for Applications for the Georgia CTSA TL1 Postdoc Training Grant Program-Due March 15

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance, the NIH-supported Clinical and Translational Science Award, TL1 program is focused on providing innovative didactic and mentored research training to individuals interested in careers that encompass clinical and/or translational research. The TL1 program supports didactic and mentored research training and provides an opportunity to complete the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) p ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: Sabotage
 
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Georgia CTSA Statistical Consulting at Georgia Tech-Mondays

The statistics research group directed by ISyE associate professor Yajun Mei, is now offering free consulting for data-analysis questions in the domain of bio-related initiatives on the Georgia Tech Campus every Monday in Petit Institute, Room 3317 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. during the 2018 fall and 2019 spring semester. This is the continuation of the consulting sessions offered by Professor Brani Vidakovic, who is taking a leave to work at NSF as a ...

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

NCATS SBIR/STTR Applications-Due January 5

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has several open Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program funding opportunities. SBIR and STTR funding supports small business entrepreneurs working on the advancement and commercialization of translational research technologies. NCATS encourages applications in drug discovery and development; biomedical, clinical and health research informatics; clinical, dissemination and implementation research; and clinical trials. Start the application process now to ensure a smooth submission.
 
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Community

 
 
 

American Public Health Association Writing & Dissemination Institute Workshop-November 4

A capacity building workshop co-sponsored by Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center, the American Public Health Association Community-Based Public Health Caucus, and the National Community Based Organization Network, funded through the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities. This interactive workshop brings national experts to teach community and academic partners to equitably engage in the writing and dissemination phases of community-engaged research. Participants will learn the basics of writing and dissemination, about the benefits to the community and about leveraging new social media platforms for dissemination.
 
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American Public Health Association 2017 Community Unsung Heroes Awards Reception-November 4

This reception will honor those exemplifying dedicated service and outstanding accomplishments in the field of community-based public health and community service. Co-sponsored by Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center, the American Public Health Association Community-Based Public Health Caucus, and the National Community Based Organization Network, funded through the National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities.
 
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Events

 
 
 

The Metabolic & Bioenergy Collapse of Sepsis: Novel Treatment Targeting Opportunities-Monday

Charles "Cash" McCall, MD, professor, Wake Forest University, will present a seminar sponsored by HERCULES and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences at noon in the School of Medicine Building, Room 153A. Snacks and coffee provided.
 
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The Role of Citizen Science Observatories & Crowdsourcing Community in GEOSS-Tuesday

Co-hosted by the South Big Data Hub, Secure World Foundation, CREAF, and The Wilson Center, this workshop will explore the standards and best practices in managing crowd-sourced data, the linkages of citizen data to the Group on Earth Observations' (GEO) Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and its common infrastructure (GCI), and methods and tools to integrate citizens-generated data with scientific and big data.
 
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Startup Stories with Lynkogen, Inc.-Wednesday

The UGA Innovation Gateway Startup Stories seminar series will feature Arun Swaminathan, co-founder and CEO of Lynkogen, Inc., a pre-clinical stage biotechnology startup company developing protein-based pharmaceutics for the treatment of obesity, fatty liver, and other metabolic diseases. The event is free and open to the public.
 
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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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SMART IRB Webinar: Implementing the SMART IRB Agreement-Thursday

The SMART IRB team regularly hosts a series of webinars to help institutions, IRBs, and investigators learn more about how the SMART IRB Agreement, SOPs, and complementary tools and resources can help them implement single IRB review arrangements for their studies.
 
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2017 Annual Compliance Symposium: Open Science-October 31

A half-day symposium hosted by Emory┬┐s Office of Compliance. The presenter, Rebecca Lawrence, PhD, is a leader in working with funders and institutions to develop open science publishing platforms.
 
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K-Club: Mentorship-January 14

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Facilitated by Stacy Heilman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Research Operations, Emory University Department of Pediatrics & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and presented by Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Research Operations, Emory University Department of Pediatrics & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A light ...

 
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HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis-November 16-17

Registration is 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, poster session, and keynote speaker Rita Effros, PhD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, UCLA.
 
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Catalyzing the Modernization of Graduate Biomedical Education-NIGMS-December 1

The new NIGMS Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) was released recently and Dr. Alison Gammie, the Division Director of Training Workforce and Diversity will be at Emory to give an open presentation to faculty and administrators to summarize the changes. This presentation will be webcast from Emory to Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and Morehouse School of Medicine.
 
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Agenda Available: Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference

Day One: Attendees are invited to learn more about the Georgia CTSA services and ways the alliance accelerates clinical and translational science in Georgia and beyond. Georgia CTSA education, clinical research support, collaboration and coordination, community engagement, evaluation and quality, expert assistance, and pilot grant services will be presented, with a focused session on translation services and an evening networking reception. Day Two: ...

 
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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.