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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

December 15, 2017

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lessons Learned from Three Models that Use Small Grants for Building Academic-Community Partnerships for Research

Despite the direct contribution of community-engaged research towards effective translation, establishing strong and sustained community academic research partnerships remains a challenge. The Georgia CTSA Community Engagement program developed and implemented three models for using small grants to seed new community academic partnerships for research. The first was community-initiated health projects with faculty partners. Second, was dissemination ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 

NSF: Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)-LOI Due January 3

The program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. Each center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the industry members and the center faculty. An IUCRC contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base and enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education.
 
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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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Confirmatory Efficacy Clinical Trials of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Mental Disorders (R01 Clinical Trial Required)-LOI Due January 14

The purpose of this FOA is to support confirmatory efficacy testing of non-pharmacological therapeutic and preventive interventions for mental disorders in adults and children through an experimental therapeutics approach.
 
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Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, & Services Interventions (R01 Clinical Trial Required)-LOI Due January 14

This FOA seeks to support clinical trials to establish the effectiveness of interventions and to test hypotheses regarding moderators, mediators, and mechanisms of action of these interventions. This FOA supports clinical trials designed to test the therapeutic value of treatment and preventive interventions for which there is already evidence of efficacy, for use in community and practice settings.
 
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NIBIB Supplements to NCATS CTSA Programs for Translational Research Teams of Quantitative Researchers & Clinician-Scientists (Admin Supp)-Due January 23

This program aims to facilitate partnerships where a clinician-scientist and a quantitative researcher, with a background in engineering or the computational or physical sciences, will team up to conduct a translational science research project.
 
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Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG)-Due February 5

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage collaborations between the life and physical sciences that: 1) apply a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the solution of a biomedical problem; and 2) integrate, optimize, validate, translate or otherwise accelerate the adoption of promising tools, methods and techniques for a specific research or clinical problem in basic, translational, or clinical science and practice.
 
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BRAIN Initiative: Research Resource Grants for Technology Integration & Dissemination (U24)-Due February 8

This FOA supports efforts to disseminate resources and to integrate them into neuroscience research practice. Projects should be highly relevant to specific goals of the BRAIN Initiative.
 
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High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24)-Due February 9

This FOA supports high impact efforts to make resources available to neuroscience researchers.
 
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Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Award

The award is a three-year bridge scholar development program for newly independent faculty who intend to pursue research careers in environmental health sciences.
 
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National Institute of General Medical Sciences Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)

The goal of the program is to develop a diverse pool of well-trained scientists available to address the Nation's biomedical research agenda. Specifically, this FOA provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical graduate training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the biomedical research enterprise.
 
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NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22-No Independent Clinical Trials)

The award is designed to enhance the participation of highly trained early career investigators from underrepresented groups in neuroscience research. This opportunity provides postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups with strong training in neuroscience with the resources and tools that will help facilitate a transition to a stable and productive independent research position.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Participant Recruitment: When the Legally Authorized Representative is also the Investigator
 
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NIH Teaming with ORCID to reduce burden & improve transparency

eRA Commons is establishing a real-time link with ORCID, which allows users to associate ORCID with their eRA account.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Entrepreneurial investing initiative-LOI Due January 22

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation launched a new program and dedicated funding mechanism to support product-oriented research and development. Companies and academic investigators can apply. Funding up to $500,000 per project per year will be considered.
 
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Fast Forward Medical Innovation fastPACE Train-the-Trainer-Starting March 15

The University of Michigan's Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) team is working in close partnership with U-M's CTSA organization MICHR to support educational programs for all learners on the commercialization of biomedical research and innovation. The program, based on LEAN Startup principles, is customized to help busy clinician-researchers and scientists better understand how to successfully put their research innovations on viable paths to commercialization through a process of accelerated value proposition analysis and customer discovery.
 
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Community

 
 
 

9th Annual Women's Heart Healthy Week-January 30-February 2

 
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Recruiting Healthy Children for PEACH Study

Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are recruiting subjects for the Project Exposome Analysis in Childhood Health (PEACH) study. To participate, children must be: healthy, ages 7-18 years old, and able to lie still for imaging tests. The study visit will take about 2.5 hours and will involve the collection of vitals, blood, stool, urine, saliva, and toenails; optional imaging examination (MRI); and questionnaires about diet and other health outcomes. For participating, your child will be compensated for his or her time and transportation.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Grand Rounds Medical Error Case Review-Thursday

Morehouse School of Medicine's Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Lorie Singleton, MD FAAP, will be presenting 7:30 a.m. at Emory FOB, Room 123 (49 Jesse Hill Jr., Drive, Atlanta, GA).
 
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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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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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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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Rare Disease Day at NIH-March 1

Speakers include NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, MD and Office of Rare Diseases Research Director Petra Kaufmann, MD, MSc
 
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Atlanta Science Festival-March 9-24

Scientists and educators from local colleges, museums, and companies will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances for adults and children of all ages. The event is seeking partners to bring audiences, volunteers to help produce and promote the events, and STEM faculty, staff, and students to visit K-12 classrooms, and to exhibit at the March 24 Exploration Expo, which reached 16,000 people last year.
 
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News

 
 
 

NIH ALERT: New NIH Submission Requirements Effective January 25, 2018

 
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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.