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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

October 27, 2017

In this edition:


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

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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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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HERCULES: Pilot Grants Available in Environmental Health Sciences-LOI Due December 8

These awards will be funded in part by the NIEHS P30 (5 x $40,000). HERCULES formed two partnerships that will expand upon this funding. The first is with the NIEHS/EPA-funded Center for Children's Health, the Environment, the Microbiome, and Metabolomics, which will support additional awards that focus on children's environmental health issues. The second partnership is with the Winship Cancer Institute (Winship). This partnership seeks to better understand the connection between our environment and cancer. The HERCULES-Winship partnership will jointly support additional awards on the role of the environment in cancer biology and cancer prevention. A general information session will be held on November 16, at 11:00 a.m., Claudia Nance Rollins Room 2001
 
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Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening & follow-up through Implementation Science (ACCSIS) (UG3/UH3)-Due January 18

This FOA is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose is to promote research in colorectal cancer screening, follow-up, and referral-to-care among target populations for whom screening rates are below national standards. A U24 is also available.
 
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Feasibility & Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20)-Due January 18

This FOA invites applications for development of translational research programs that are focused upon investigating cancer health disparities. The P20 grants will support feasibility and planning activities to build cancer health disparities research programs.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Emory's Office of Postdoctoral Education Sponsors the NIH K Awards Tutorial-November 7 & 14

In anticipation of the February 12, deadline for the NIH K Career Development Award for new proposals (and resubmission proposals for March), the Office of Postdoctoral Education will be offering the NIH K Grant Writing Tutorial. The series will address 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 your proposal. This series is open to all postdocs, instructors, and assistant professors (and equivalent).
 
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Women In Bio (WIB) Founders Scholarship-Due November 10

The scholarship was established to advance the educational development of women in the life sciences industry by encouraging and supporting education on the business aspects of life science. WIB will offer three $1,000 professional scholarships this year. Scholarship money can be applied towards workshops, conferences, courses, seminars, and other similar educational programs.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: When a TA Suspects Cheating
 
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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. During the 2018 Spring Semester, every Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.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, ...

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

How to Make Technologies Discovered at UGA More Attractive to Industry-November 8

The second event in Innovation Gateway's annual Technology Transfer Educational Series, Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Industry, will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Coverdell Auditorium S175. Industry abhors risk. UGA's Innovation Gateway partners with researchers to help reduce commercialization risk - and create value - for your technology through the patent process. Join us for a discussion of how the patent process creates value around a technology by reducing its risk to industry, and how Innovation Gateway can help you protect your ideas and inventions.
 
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BioBash Holiday Fiesta-November 9

Join Georgia Bio at Alma Cocina, Atlanta's most unique approach to contemporary Mexican and Latin American cuisine. BioBash serves as a gathering place for discussion of issues affecting our growing industry and facilitating mutually beneficial relationships through exchanges of information, ideas and support.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Invitation to Exhibit & Participate in 2017 Community Engagement Day-November 11

This day will highlight community engaged partnerships and collaborations in service, research, patient care, and training. Community partners are central to demonstrating linkages to neighborhoods, communities, and organizations that are aligned with our mission of leading in the creation and advancement of health equity - locally, nationally, and globally.
 
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Interested in participating in a clinical trial related to weight loss? Learn more here.

 
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Events

 
 
 

Paradigms for Clinical Drug Development in Children & Adolescents with Cancer-Monday

Presented by Elizabeth Fox, MD, attending physician, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Head, Developmental Therapeutics, Division of Oncology, and associate professor of pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, at 7:15 a.m. at Egleston, Classrooms 6/7 with videoconferencing to Scottish Rite MOB 4th Floor Conference Room.
 
 
 
 

2017 Annual Compliance Symposium: Open Science-Tuesday

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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SMART IRB Webinar: Serving as a Reviewing IRB-Tuesday

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. Responsibilities of Relying Institutions will be held on Wednesday and Getting Started with SMART IRB & the Online Reliance System will be held on Thursday.
 
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Requesting Approval for Access to VA Data-November 6

The VA is hosting a webinar on how to request approval for access to VA data, including their data warehouse.
 
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Health IT Leadership Summit-November 7

The summit brings together local, regional, and national leaders in the health IT industry to address the issues essential to industry growth.
 
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Save the Date: K-Club-September 10

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 and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A light lunch will be provided at noon in a new location, Health Sciences Research Building Auditorium. Sponsored by Emory Department of Pediatrics and Department of Medicine, ...

 
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Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium-November 18-19

Georgia CTSA co-sponsors the American Physician Scientists Association regional meeting that brings together aspiring physician scientists from schools around the southeastern U.S. This event is primarily organized and attended by MD, MD/PhD, and undergraduate students, with many opportunities for students to present their work. Featuring outstanding plenary and keynote speakers, representing the best and newest ideas in fundamental, clinical, and translational science.
 
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News

 
 
 

New Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program Consortium Website

 
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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.