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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

December 8, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Two New R01 Awards will Develop Methods of Alleviating Kidney Transplant Disparities

Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH, former Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) KL2 scholar and Georgia CTSA Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) instructor, associate professor of surgery and epidemiology at Emory University School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health, and director of the Emory Transplant Center Health Services Research Program, is co-principal investigator on two new NIH R01 research project ...

 
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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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Innovation award for mechanistic studies to optimize mind & body interventions in NCCIH high priority research topics (R33 clinical trial required)-Due January 2

Building on prior mechanistic research, the purpose of this FOA is to encourage additional research to optimize the biological, neurological, physiological mechanisms or behavioral processes underlying Mind and Body Interventions.
 
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Clinic Testing Therapeutic/Indication Pairing Strategies-Due January 5

This FOA invites applications for support of clinical studies to repurpose existing drugs or biologics (therapeutics) that have already completed at least a Phase l trial for a different indication by the time an award is made.
 
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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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NIH-CASIS Coordinated Microphysiological Systems Program for Translational Research in Space (UG3/UH3) (Clinical Trials Not Allowed)-Due January 16

The purpose of this FOA is to promote the development of in vitro microphysiological systems in modeling human diseases and conditions that mimic the pathology in major organs and tissues in the human body, when exposed to the extreme environments of space, and the use of these models at the International Space Station-U.S. National Laboratory to facilitate the assessment of biomarkers, bioavailability, efficacy, and toxicity of therapeutic agents prior to entry into clinical trials.
 
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Research Starter Grants: Translational Medicine & Therapeutics-Due February 1

Translational medicine and therapeutics is a discipline focused on bridging experimental and computational research and discoveries to their application in clinical practice. To be successful, this requires working with clinicians to identify critical unmet clinical needs.
 
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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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Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation Scholar Award-Due January 15

The Mallinckrodt Scholar Program was established to support early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
 
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Wistar Institute Announces The Caspar Wistar Fellows Program-Due January 21

The Caspar Wistar Fellows Program will recruit two exceptional postdoctoral fellows as independent investigators, creating a springboard for the Caspar Wistar Fellows to facilitate a subsequent faculty appointment and join the next generation of scientific leaders. One Fellow with a cancer focus will be recruited to join Wistar's NCI-designated Cancer Center and one Fellow with vaccine/immunology expertise will be recruited to join Wistar's Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center.
 
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NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00-Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due January 25

The purpose of the program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.
 
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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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Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Mid-Career Investigators to Integrate Basic Behavioral & Social Sciences (K18 Clinical Trial Required)-Due March 6

This FOA encourages applications for short-term mentored career development (K18) awards that improve synergies among researchers in basic and applied behavioral-social sciences, human subjects and model animals settings; and biomedical and behavioral-social sciences.
 
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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

Participant Recruitment: The Right to Participate in Research
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

SBIR 101 Workshop: Understanding, Planning, & Writing-Wednesday

This workshop will cover the basics of SBIR/STTR programs, including a discussion of the phases of the federal funding program, how the agencies differ and what they are looking for, how to prepare before the agency solicitation comes out, how to write competitive proposal, and what's included in your budget.
 
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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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Community

 
 
 

Help improve vaccines for kids!

The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children's Center is working on a research study to see how effective and safe a new investigational vaccine is against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Healthy children 6-24 months of age who have not already had an illness caused by RSV may be able to join. Children who participate in the study will have 11 appointments at Emory Children¿s Center. Children will receive one dose of vaccine or 1 dose of placebo given as nose drops. Families will be compensated.
 
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Columbia Medical Center Invites Applications for Summer Program for Underrepresented Students-Due February 2

This biomedical research program at Columbia University Medical Center, is accepting applications for the 2018 summer session. The internship program is designed to expand the pool of medical and biomedical research applicants from diverse and economically disadvantaged groups whose members have been underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Analytics at the Bedside: Event Stream Processing of Continuous Physiological Data in Pediatric Intensive Care-Tuesday

Biomedical Informatics Seminar Series presented by Rishikesan Kamaleswaran, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center at 1:30 p.m. in Emory's School of Medicine Building, 190P.
 
 
 
 

SMART IRB Webinar: Responsibilities of Relying Institutions-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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AAMC Annual Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar-January 11-14

The meeting is designed for early career faculty and postdocs who aspire to leadership positions within academic medicine and provides opportunities for guidance on career advancement, networking, grant writing, and communication skill building.
 
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New NIH Clinical Trial Requirements-January 12

The NIH is implementing a series of policy requirements designed to strengthen stewardship of public resources, scientific rigor, transparency, ethical oversight, and accountability. This past year, there have also been new requirements for training in good clinical practice (GCP), ClinicalTrials.gov, and Certificates of Confidentiality. There are more policy requirements planned for January 2018, including a new mechanism for submitting NIH applications involving clinical trials and the use of single IRBs. A light lunch will be provided at noon in Egleston, Classrooms 5-7.
 
 
 
 

2018 Suddath Symposium: The Chemical Ecology of Microbiome Interactions-January 30-31

The distinguished speakers in this year¿s Suddath Symposium will showcase microbiome research unified by the goal of understanding the chemistry and ecology of microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions.
 
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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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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.