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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

January 5, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Open Positions
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA's Publication Impact Factor: Research that Reaches

For ten years, the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) served as Atlanta’s home for clinical and translational research as a city-wide partnership between Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Institute of Technology (under the name Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute [ACTSI]) and is one of a national consortium striving to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across ...

 
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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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Open Positions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Clinical Research Manager

This position will manage the Georgia CTSA Coordinating Center (Job Requisition ID: 79246BR) which will serve as the “front door” triage for all Georgia CTSA customer service requests across Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia. ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

New Funding Opportunity from the Human Biomolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP)-LOI Due February 1

The NIH Common Fund Human Biomolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) aims to develop a framework for functional mapping the human body with cellular resolution to enhance our understanding of cellular organization-function. HuBMAP will accelerate the development of the next generation of tools and techniques to generate 3D tissue maps using validated high-content, high-throughput imaging and omics assays, and establish an open data platform for integrating, visualizing data to build multi-dimensional maps.
 
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Collaborative Innovation Award, CTSA Program-Due March 8

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to stimulate innovative collaborative research in the NCATS' Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium. PAR-15-173 encourages X02 pre-applications for the CTSA Innovation Award Program.
 
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ResMed Foundation clinical research grant-Due March 15

Funding will fall into the following categories: clinical research, physician, and public awareness of the hazards of sleep-disordered breathing, and community philanthropic involvement. The primary focuses of foundation grants are sleep and breathing, with limited funds available for community support.
 
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Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)-LOI Due March 17

This FOA invites grant applications for EHSCC. As intellectual hubs for environmental health research, the EHSCC is expected to be the thought leaders for the field and advance the goals of the NIEHS Strategic Plan. The Core Centers provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services and/or resources, to groups of investigators conducting environmental health sciences research.
 
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Next Generation Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (NGM) (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due March 19

The objective of this FOA is to support the development of new and innovative multipurpose prevention technologies with rheological/biophysical properties and product user perceptions compatible with current long-acting reversible contraceptive strategies for the dual purpose of preventing pregnancy and HIV infection in women.
 
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation clinical research awards-Due March 23

The intent of funding from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. (CFFT) is to provide support for investigator-initiated clinical research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's mission.
 
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Interdisciplinary Research to Understand the Complex Biology of Resilience to Alzheimer's Disease Risk (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due March 26

This FOA invites comprehensive, cross-disciplinary studies aimed at building predictive molecular models of cognitive resilience based on high-dimensional molecular data collected in individuals who remain free of dementia despite being at high risk for Alzheimer's disease.
 
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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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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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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Participant Recruitment: When an Investigator Recruits Himself for a Study
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Online Partnership to Accelerate Research

Do you have a well-reviewed but unfunded grant? Consider submitting it to the Online Partnership to Accelerate Research (OnPAR) website, launched in partnership with the NIH in 2016 to advance research, discovery, and development that will benefit the world. OnPAR matches quality biomedical research projects with non-government funders such as private foundations, pharmaceuticals, and biotech companies.
 
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Support for Small Business Innovation Research to Develop New Open & Closed-Loop Automated Technologies for Better Type 1 Diabetes Therapy & Monitoring (SBIR)-Due March 21

The goal of this FOA is to stimulate bioengineers, physiologists, bio-behavioral researchers, and designers in academic centers and small businesses to develop new approaches to create devices/components with enhanced accuracy and less patient burden that will represent real advancements regarding safety and effectiveness of glucose control technologies including open and closed loop hormone replacement systems.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Help Emory Children's Center Evaluate Vaccines

The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children's Center is working on a research study to see how effective and safe two new vaccines are against Ebola and Marburg viruses. They need healthy adults 18 to 45 years of age to volunteer and be compensated.
 
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Community-based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crises-Due January 29

The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention are accepting applications. The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription medications among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the U.S.
 
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Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

K-Club: Transitioning from Mentee to Mentor-February 12

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Facilitated by Stacy Heilman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Research Operations, Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A light lunch will be provided at noon in Egleston, classrooms 5-7. Sponsored by Emory Department of Pediatrics and Department of Medicine, Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance, and Emory ...

 
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39th Annual UNC Minority Health Conference: Reclaiming the Narrative-February 23

The conference provides a forum for public health professionals and students to explore the issues facing minority populations with the hopes of improving the health and well-being of those communities.
 
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ACTS Leadership Conference-March 15-16

The Association for Clinical & Translational Science (ACTS) is hosting its first Leadership Conference from in Ponte Vendra Beach, FL. This high-impact program for CTSA PIs will allow attendees to cultivate relationships among leaders of research institutes and learn how to enable high levels of organizational performance. Stay Tuned!
 
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Precision Medicine Symposium: Frontiers in Precision Medicine 3-Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?-March 16

The University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science hosts in Salt Lake City, UT.
 
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75th Annual Meeting of the Academic Community Advancing Population Health-April 9-11

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research annual meeting brings together the academic community to address changes, challenges, and opportunities in population and public health education. Attendees will explore innovations and strategies for teaching population health.
 
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Beyond Flexner Conference-April 9-11

The conference focuses on social determinants of health, community engagement, disparity reduction, diversity promotion, and value-based health care. The conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta.
 
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Society for Biomaterials 2018 Meeting: Exploring the Nexus of Research & Application-April 11-14

The meeting focuses on fostering development of new implant materials and devices for improvement of the human condition. The meeting program will include the latest innovations in materials science, molecular and cell biology and engineering, and new opportunities and mechanisms for translation of these findings to new or improved medical treatments.
 
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News

 
 
 

Request for Nominations: Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative/FDA Patient Engagement Collaborative

 
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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.