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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

November 3, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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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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Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

NIH is offering funding for administrative supplements to encourage and improve the diversity of the research workforce. This funding can help recruitment efforts and support for students, postdoctorates and eligible investigators from groups that have been underrepresented in health-related research.
 
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American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) research grants for junior faculty-Due December 15

The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. AFAR supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging.
 
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Innovation Corps (I-Corps) at NIH Program for NIH & CDC Translational Research (Admin Supp)-Due December 18

This FOA seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon biomedical research to develop technologies, products, and services that benefit society. The I-Corps at NIH program is focused on educating researchers and technologists on how to translate technologies from the lab into the marketplace. Under this FOA, participating NIH and CDC Institutes and Centers will continue providing administrative supplement awards to currently-funded SBIR and STTR Phase I grantees.
 
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2018-2019 Emory University Research Committee (URC) Call for Proposals -Due January 8

Emory's University Research Committee announces the annual Call for Proposals for the 2018-2019 funding cycle in the following categories: Regular URC, URC-Georgia CTSA (Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance), and URC-Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning International Research Awards. Applications are welcome from all regular, full-time Emory faculty members, regardless of rank. ...

 
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Education

 
 
 

Emory Discovery Phase Research Mentors & Projects Needed

Emory SOM is looking for research active faculty to participate in the Discovery phase of the medical school curriculum by mentoring a medical student research project.
 
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Youth Health Equity Model of Practice-Due December 7

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is excited to announce that the Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) Summer 2018 Placement Site Application is now open! As part of YHEMOP, OMH supports the placement of Health Equity Fellows (students enrolled in higher education studies) to assist in meeting the needs of diverse organizations by completing short-term health equity projects.
 
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Gilead sciences research scholars program in HIV-Due January 15

The mission of the program is to support innovative scientific research that will advance knowledge in the field of HIV and provide support for research career development.
 
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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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Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01)-Due February 20

This FOA invites applications to enhance the pool of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in research. It is targeted toward individuals whose basic, clinical, and translational research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases and sleep disorders in the general and health disparities populations.
 
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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: An Instance of Data Manipulation
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Coulter Translational Fund: Bringing Medical Ideas to Market

The Coulter Translational Fund is a validated model for bringing academic technologies into the commercial realm. Learn more about the application process at informational sessions on Wednesday (Emory School of Medicine), Thursday (Georgia Tech IBB), and November 15 (Grady).
 
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Community

 
 
 

Community Change Grants-Due November 10

America Walks is excited to extend a round of community change micro grants to individuals and communities interested in improving the public sphere for walking or otherwise helping to make walking more commonplace.
 
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Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program-Due December 6

The Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting grant applications. The program is a community-based grant program aimed towards promoting rural health care services by enhancing health care delivery in rural communities.
 
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Events

 
 
 

From Tank to Bedside & Back Again: Integrating Discovery & Treatment in Pediatric Diseases-November 10

Presented by Joshua Bonkowsky, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy, The University of Utah, at 2:45 p.m. in Egleston, classroom 7 with video conferencing to Scottish Rite Sleep Lab and Chantilly Drive.
 
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K-Club: The Science & the Art of NIH Grant Review: Understanding the application review process to improve grant writing skills-Monday

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Presented by Stacy Heilman, PhD, assistant professor, director, Pediatric Research Operations, Emory University Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Jessica Alvarez, PhD, RD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipids, Emory University School of Medicine; David Guidot, MD, director, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, ...

 
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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: Getting Started with SMART IRB & the Online Reliance System-November 30

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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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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News

 
 
 

Regenerative Medicine Workshop Call for Abstracts-Due December 1

The Regenerative Medicine Workshop is now accepting abstracts for the March 21-24, 2018 workshop in its new location at the Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, South Carolina. Submit your abstract today!
 
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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.