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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

December 1, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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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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Funding

 
 
 

Call for Applications: The Coulter Translational Program & Fund-Pre-proposals Due January 10

The Coulter Translational Fund is a validated model for successful commercialization of university-based technologies that impact patient care by license to industry or the launch of an investor-ready start-up.
 
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Maintaining immunity after immunization (U01-clinical trial optional)-LOI Due January 19

The goal of this FOA is to improve understanding of how durable protective immunity is achieved by supporting studies that define components and mechanisms of the immune system.
 
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BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording & Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01)-Due January 19

This FOA seeks applications to assemble integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to overcome fundamental barriers. Projects should investigate high-impact questions in human neuroscience. The research should be offered as exploratory research and planning activities to establish feasibility, proof-of-principle and early-stage development that will later compete for continued funding under new or ongoing FOAs of the BRAIN Initiative or under NIH Institute appropriations.
 
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Funding the next generation of learning-health-system researchers-Due January 24

PCORI and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have partnered to award up to $8 million annually in grants to train clinician and research scientists in the learning-health-systems workforce.
 
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NIDCR Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR) (R35)-Due January 26

The objective of the award is to provide longer-term support to NIDCR-funded investigators, who are in their mid-career stage, and have outstanding records of research productivity, mentorship, and professional service to the research community. It is expected that the award will propel the investigator along this career trajectory and allow him/her to embark on ambitious longer-term projects of extraordinary potential within the mission of NIDCR.
 
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Innovative Molecular & Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic & Clinical Cancer Research-LOI Due January 28

The emphasis of this FOA is on supporting the development of novel capabilities involving a high degree of technical innovation for targeting, probing, or assessing molecular and cellular features of cancer biology.
 
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Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Biostatistics for Translational Research

Faculty and postdocs are welcome to enroll in a spring semester course which is part of the curriculum in the Certificate Program in Translational Research in the Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but faculty and postdocs at Emory may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship if employed at least one year. This is a semester-long course which meets on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:50 p.m. from January until early May. ...

 
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NINDS Research Education Programs for Residents & Fellows in Neurological Disorders & Stroke (R25 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due January 23

The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. The FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences, designed to foster the development of physicians as research scientists in areas relevant to the NINDS mission.
 
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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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NIDA Research Education Program for Clinical Researchers & Clinicians (R25 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due July 20

The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. This FOA is intended to support research education activities that enhance the knowledge of substance abuse and addiction research.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Participant Recruitment: We're Not Recruiting Enough Participants!
 
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New NIH Website on Research Methods

 
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New Comprehensive Device Guidance on the Emory IRB Website

Are you confused about how medical devices are regulated for research?
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Call for Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design Projects-Due December 15

Georgia Tech's Biomedical Engineering Capstone Design Course is accepting proposals for the spring 2018 semester. The course will dedicate a student team to solve a relevant healthcare issue that you have identified, or help develop your idea. Students work in teams to design, build, and test prototypes with real world applications. The Capstone Design courses provide students the opportunity to work with real-world, open-ended, interdisciplinary ...

 
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Advancing the Science of Multipurpose Technology for the Prevention of HIV & Unintended Pregnancy (R41/R42) (R43/R44)-LOI Due December 22

The purpose of this initiative is to invite STTR applications to stimulate new and innovative multipurpose prevention technologies through the development of new combinations of agents and delivery systems to prevent HIV infection and unintended pregnancy among adolescent girls and young women.
 
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Community

 
 
 

President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition (PCFSN) Community Leadership Award-Due March 1

The award is given annually to no more than 50 individuals or organizations that provide or enhance opportunities to engage in sports, physical activity, fitness, or nutrition-related programs within a community.
 
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NIH Launches PregSource: A Crowdsourcing Project to Better Understand Pregnancy

A research project that aims to improve knowledge of pregnancy by collecting information directly from pregnant women and offering a more comprehensive picture of the pregnancy experience.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Exercise is Medicine: Standardizing Physical Activity Promotion for Clinical Lifestyle Interventions-Thursday

R.L. Felipe Lobelo, MD, PhD, associate professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences entitled at noon in Emory's School of Medicine, Room 178P.
 
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Preserving Privacy in Data Sharing-Thursday

A free AAMC webinar at 1:00 p.m.
 
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Medical Expenditures for Cardiovascular Diseases Associated with Physical Inactivity Among U.S. Adults-December 8

Featured guest speaker, Dr. Guijing Wang is a senior health economist in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since 2008, he has been leading research projects in economics of heart disease and stroke prevention by developing and implementing research agenda on all matters related to the analyses and collection of economic data relevant to CDC's public health goals.
 
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SMART IRB Webinar: Implementing the SMART IRB Agreement-December 8

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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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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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

 
 
 

NCATS Releases New Annual Report

 
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NIH Announces New Review Criteria for Career Development Award Applications Involving Clinical Trials

 
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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.