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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

November 17, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Community-engaged Research Facilitation Survey for Academic Researchers & Faculty-Due Friday

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance’s Community Engagement program supports community-university research partnerships, obtains community input into university research, and increases health research in community settings that is responsive to the health needs of the community. This is a collaboration bringing together Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Georgia ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Call for Student-Initiated Project Grants in Healthcare Innovation-LOIs Due December 15

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP), in partnership with the Georgia CTSA and Georgia State University, is pleased to request applications for the third round of student grants in healthcare innovation. Grants will fund multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary teams proposing innovative projects that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access. ...

 
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Testing interventions for health-enhancing physical activity (R01-clinical trial optional)-Due January 5

The purpose of this FOA is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socio-ecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation.
 
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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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Alan T. Hirsch, MD mid- career award in vascular medicine-Due January 10

The purpose of this award is to encourage participation in the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and AHA activities by providing travel funds to attend the ATVB|PVD 2018 Scientific Sessions, present research in oral or poster format, and engage in discussion with senior investigators.
 
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National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)-Due January 10

The program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.
 
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ISHLT/O.H. Frazier Award in MCS Translational Research Sponsored by Medtronic-Due January 15

The purpose of the award is to support research utilizing MCS that would result in an increased understanding of the biologic effects, use as sole or combined therapy, insights into patient/MCS management, innovative use/application or improved outcomes for the treatment of heart failure.
 
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Whitehall Foundation Invites LOIs for Bioscience Research Projects-LOI Due January 15

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation's policy to support those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with a specialized mission.
 
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Education

 
 
 

AASLD Foundation Research & Career Development Awards Program-Due December 1

The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications to support institutional career development programs in urological research that will assist MDs, PhDs, and MD/PhDs with an interest in benign urological disease or urological research to develop the skills necessary to initiate and sustain an independent research career in urological research. Research areas supported by this initiative must be related to the mission of the NIDDK.
 
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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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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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Spring 2018 BIOETH 505: Research Ethics Course

Presented by Dr. John Banja and Sam VanHorn. Covers clinical trials, informed consent, data management, research misconduct, normalization of deviance, and coercion, exploitation, and manipulation.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Participant Recruitment: First Poke, Then Hope
 
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Announcing the New Emory Gnotobiotics Animal Core (EGAC)

The Emory Gnotobiotic Animal Core (EGAC), the newest member of the Emory Integrated Core Facilities is open for business. This cutting-edge core facility offers investigators the opportunity to experimentally manipulate the microbiomes of mice in a controlled environment to gain insight into important biological mechanisms.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Small Dinner Series with Stephen MacDonald, PhD, MBA-November 27

Please join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network for the Augusta area Small Dinner event featuring Stephen MacDonald, Vice President of Member Relations for Georgia Bio and Managing Director for the Bio/Med Investor Network. Additionally, Dr. MacDonald serves as the Managing Director for the Bio/Med Investor Network, a Georgia-based angel investor network.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Walmart Community Grant Program 2017-Due December 31

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation believes in operating globally and giving back locally. Through the program, their associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations.
 
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National Association of Community Health Centers 2018 Internship-Due December 31

The NACHC provides internship opportunities for students year round and seeks up to six interns to provide support to NACHC departments in Washington, DC.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Proposal Enhancement: Sign-up for Proposal Peer Review: NIH R01/R21 (with February/March Deadlines)-November 27

Are you planning to submit a proposal to NIH in February or March? Would you like to have a colleague review your proposal, but you don┬┐t know who to ask? Participants in the UGA Proposal Peer Review will have their proposal reviewed by two colleagues, and will review and provide feedback to two colleagues. Proposal Enhancement staff also review participants' proposals for concision, clarity, and impact.
 
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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: Serving as a Reviewing IRB-December 7

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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Collaboration Webinar STRIDE & eConsent: Moving Towards Personalized Informed Consent-December 14

STRIDE (Strengthening Translational Research in Diverse Enrollment) is a collaborative project between Vanderbilt University Medical Center, UMass, and UAB. The project is focused on increasing participation by underrepresented communities in clinical trials. Through the use of existing REDCap features and the creation of new tools such as, Avatars, a video library of commonly consented research procedures, and development of a part-11 compliant virtual lockbox to house consents, they are supporting efforts aimed at developing a more personalized informed consent process via a REDCap electronic consent (eConsent) platform.
 
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THINK BIG Exposome: Exposures, Data Science, & Health Exposome Data Sciences-January 8

Includes case studies on global/spatial data, exposome-wide association studies, systems biology, and cross-omics and plenary speaker Michael Snyder, PhD, Stanford W. Ascherman Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics and Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Stanford University.
 
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Novel Approaches to Clinical Trials Recruitment: Lessons Learned from the 2017 Buffalo Creative Scientist Workshop-January 23

The webinar will highlight key elements and products of the March 2017 workshop, which brought together 50+ clinical investigators, engagement specialists, and others from seven CTSA hubs, as well as industry and NIH.
 
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News

 
 
 

NCATS Selects New Clinical Innovation Director

 
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Submit your Abstract for Translational Science 2018-Due December 31

Share your research and expertise with an audience of clinical research and translational science leaders. When you submit your poster abstract, you will be considered to present at Translational Science 2018 on April 19-21, in Washington D.C.
 
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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.