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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

January 19, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Georgia CTSA Honored by Georgia Bio

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) will be awarded a 2018 Life Sciences Health Impact Award by Georgia Bio and be recognized as a Deal of the Year at the 20th Annual Georgia Bio Awards. Georgia CTSA is celebrating 10 years of research advancement by expanding across the state through a five-year, $51 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Emory-led ...

 
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Georgia Research Alliance universities sign agreement to share core facilities

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Pursuing safety in diagnosis & treatment at the intersection of design, systems engineering, & health services research-LOI Due February 26

Applicants will select the area of diagnostic treatment focus they consider of high significance, a flexible methodology- problem analysis, design, development, implantation, and evaluation- is required that parallels a systems engineering process to give an underlying structure to the work undertaken. Applications that address the diagnostic as well as the treatment sides of medicine are welcomed.
 
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Georgia CTSA Request for Proposals: Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies-Due March 1

Georgia CTSA's Pilot Grants program is soliciting proposals that either generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications or develop the best approaches and methodologies to address complex translational and clinical research problems. Two categories of grants will be considered: Grants that focus on translational and clinical research Grants that address a translational research question which ...

 
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Georgia CTSA Request for Proposals: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design-Due March 1

Georgia CTSA's Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) program is soliciting proposals to support novel methodological research in biostatistics, epidemiology, or health economics to advance clinical and translational research (CTR). Review criteria include: quantitative methodological research to fill gaps in CTR; innovation; feasibility; and plans for dissemination of results. Awardees are encouraged to disseminate any software ...

 
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Strategies to increase delivery of guideline-based care to populations with health disparities (R01 clinical trial optional)-LOI Due May 18

This FOA invites applications to conduct innovative and feasible studies to test strategies to accelerate the adoption of guideline-based recommendations into clinical practice among populations with health disparities.
 
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Image-guided Drug Delivery (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due June 21

This FOA will support innovative research projects that are focused on image-guided drug delivery, including real-time image guidance, monitoring, quantitative in vivo characterizations and validation of delivery and response. It will support research in development of integrated imaging-based systems for delivery of drugs or biologics in cancer and other diseases, quantitative imaging assays of drug delivery, and early intervention.
 
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Education

 
 
 

NCATS-funded Innovation Labs to Drive Early Career Grants-Due February 9

The focus for developing research will be on Staying Power: Developing Lifestyle Interventions that Last. Innovation Labs place a diverse group of investigators in an intensive five-day workshop to design creative and audacious new research approaches. Imagination is key - early career investigators from any discipline who can bring a novel look at the challenge will enrich the work of the Innovation Lab. The next lab is hosted by Vanderbilt on April 23-27.
 
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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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NIH New Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants & Contracts: Additional Information & Resources

 
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CTSA Data to Health Coordinating Center (CD2H) Website Release

The site provides a conduit for the CTSA community to access CD2H resources and content, collaborate and exchange ideas with the translational informatics community through working groups and events, and promote and disseminate their own resources and initiatives.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

SBIR Topical Class: Understanding Commercialization-Monday

High commercial potential of your proposed product is an important aspect of receiving SBIR/STTR research funding. You must understand what it is, how to present it, and how to convince reviewers that your company is capable of getting your product to market. Come learn how at 11:30 a.m.
 
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Webinar: NCATS' Small Business Funding-January 30

Are you an entrepreneur launching a biotech or healthcare technology business and finding the funding landscape to be complex? The National Institutes of Health¿s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) may be able to help through its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Register today to join NCATS, NC Biosciences Organization and Virginia BIO on at 2:00 p.m. for a webinar.
 
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Community

 
 
 

All of Us Research Program asking for your ideas

NIH's All of Us Research Program is seeking ideas of important research questions that could be addressed by the program, to inform future updates that would be of most benefit to participants, researchers, and the broader community. The program would love to hear from your organization and community members. As background, the All of Us Research Program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide who will sign up to share their information over time. Their findings may lead to more individualized health care approaches in the future.
 
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Emory Children's Center Seeks Healthy Children 2-5 years of age to Join a Cholera Vaccine Study

Participants would receive a single dose of oral cholera vaccine and be asked to go to four to six clinic appointments. Volunteers will be compensated.
 
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Events

 
 
 

AAMC: Recent Common Rule Developments & Implementation-Tuesday

The revised Common Rule on the protection of human subjects is set to go into effect today unless a delay is issued. The AAMC will host a call at 3:30 p.m. to provide an update on recent developments and next steps for implementation. Registration is required.
 
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Sickle Cell Disease & Trauma: Arginine Deficiency Syndromes with Distinct Nutritional Requirements-Thursday

Claudia R. Morris, MD, FAAP, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences at noon in Emory¿s School of Medicine Building, Room 178P. Snacks and coffee provided.
 
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What's NEW in Atlanta Neuroscience?-Thursday

An annual, free event of the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience at 5:30 p.m. in Emory's Cox Ballroom. The event includes very short talks by nine newly-hired neuroscience faculty from Georgia State, Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Tech and roundtables for students to meet the faculty.
 
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Webinar: Lessons learned conducting collaborative health research with Deaf sign language users: Experiences of the National Center for Deaf Health Research-February 5

Deaf people who communicate with American Sign Language (ASL) comprise health disparity populations with limited access to healthcare, health information, and health research. Few Deaf ASL-users have experience participating in health research, and few researchers have experience working with Deaf research participants. The presenters, from the Rochester Prevention Research Center: National Center for Deaf Health Research (RPRC/NCDHR), describe approaches to engagement, informed consent, and measurement, to create and conduct culturally appropriate and language accessible clinical trials with Deaf ASL-users.
 
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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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3-D Printing: Medicine's New Dimension-February 13

NCATS staff will lead a discussion on 3-D printing advancements and its application to biomedical research at an event hosted by the Smithsonian Associates.
 
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GaBio Life Science Luminaries Gala Celebration & Awards Ceremony-February 15

Each year Georgia Bio recognizes achievement and honors excellence in the life sciences industry in Georgia, as it brings together nearly 300 of the state's life sciences industry leaders. The ceremony is a celebration of the contribution and achievements of Georgia, a moment to pause and reflect on the industry's legacy. Join your peers in the life sciences community at our annual celebration of outstanding accomplishments of individuals, companies, and organizations.
 
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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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Call for Abstracts: Health Services Research Day: Improving Outcomes & Value of Healthcare-Due March 16

The Georgia CTSA and Emory Department of Medicine are pleased to present the 5th annual Health Services Research Day on May 9. Clinical and/or translational researchers with a focus in health services research are invited to submit an abstract. Abstracts will be chosen for oral and poster presentations at the event. Join us for this symposium and networking opportunity where researchers will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based ...

 
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News

 
 
 

RFA: Mitochondrial Organizations Cooperate to Launch Pilot Phase of The Mitochondrial Care Network-Due February 28

The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine, MitoAction, the Mitochondrial Medicine Society, and the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation announce an important new initiative to create a Mitochondrial Care Network. Any clinician in the U.S. who provides care to patients with mitochondrial disease can apply to join. Factors for consideration include, current and prior patient volume, multidisciplinary approach and hospital/center support. Additionally, participants will play a pivotal role in identifying underserved patients and providing highly needed services for them, as well as contributing to an expanding knowledge base.
 
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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.