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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

January 26, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Meet the Georgia CTSA

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) is part of a national network of medical research institutions who work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients. Emory University partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia to form Georgia CTSA and offer research resources. Watch this :90 second animation to learn ...

 
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Georgia CTSA Trainee Wins March of Dimes Georgia Community Health Nurse of the Year

Erin Ferranti, PhD, MPH, RN, FAHA, assistant professor of nursing, Emory University, and Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance’s (Georgia CTSA) Certificate Program in Translational Research trainee, was recently awarded the March of Dimes Georgia Nurse of the Year in the category of Community Health. These awards honor extraordinary nurses who go above and beyond to deliver compassionate care in hospitals, NICUs, clinics, or home ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning & Implementation Grants-Due Wednesday

The American Academy of Pediatrics is accepting applications. The grants support pediatricians and fellowship trainees in the initial planning and/or pilot stage of implementing a community-based child health initiative. The program is designed to help increase children's access to medical homes, immunization services, or specific health services not otherwise available.
 
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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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Implementing the most successful interventions to improve HIV/AIDS outcomes in U.S. communities (R01 and R21)

The goal of this FOA is to translate and adapt the most successful global, evidence-based HIV-related service provision strategies to marginalized populations in the U.S. with a substantial risk of HIV-infection and AIDS.
 
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Early & mid-career faculty encouraged to contact NIH to express interest in next generation research initiative

The initiative will allocate approximately $210 million in FY2017 and an additional $210 million each year for four years to support additional meritorious early-stage and mid-career investigators.
 
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NIH: The health of Sexual & Gender Minority (SGM) populations (R01,R21,R03 clinical trial optional)

This FOA focuses on sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations. Basic, social, behavioral, clinical, and services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring Institutes and Centers may be proposed.
 
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Personalized strategies to manage symptoms of chronic illness (R01 clinical trial optional)

The purpose of this initiative is to encourage interdisciplinary research to decrease symptom burden and enhance health-related quality of life (HRQL) in persons with chronic illness through increasing knowledge of the biological mechanisms of symptoms and promoting innovative, cost-effective, targeted interventions to prevent, manage, or ameliorate these symptoms.
 
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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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Emory BIRCWH Program Request for Applications-Due March 1

The Emory Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH), is a highly selective career development program for junior faculty interested in women's health research and/or sex/gender science. The ultimate goal of the BIRCWH program is to train junior faculty, through a mentored research and career development experience, to become independent investigators who use novel, interdisciplinary approaches to advance the science of women┬┐s health and sex/gender research.
 
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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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Health Innovation Program Student Symposium: Leveraging Technology in Health Care Innovation STUDENT PRESENTERS NEEDED-March 6

The Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) and Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Emory Chapter are looking for motivated students to join us in the 4th annual Student Symposium! Students are needed from various disciplines and schools to provide their perspectives and insights on how they see technology impacting healthcare. This is a great opportunity for student speakers to get paired with a faculty to receive hands-on ...

 
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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

Protocol Deviation: Two Protocol Deviations
 
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Georgia CTSA-BERD Statistical Clinic for Bio-related Research at Georgia Tech

Statistics research group directed by ISyE/BME professor Brani Vidakovic, offers free consulting for data-analysis questions in the domain of bio-related initiatives. During the 2018 Spring Semester, every Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Wallace H. Coulter BME (Whitaker) room 2100, the group will provide assistance and statistical advice for external grant applications, model/methodology selection, and publication/PhD thesis work, ...

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

EGL Genetics Lab Tour-Tuesday

Please join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network for an Industry Tour of EGL Genetics, a CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory who expertise spans common and rare genetic disease testing, genomic variant interpretation, test development, and research. In 1970, Emory University established the company as an academic, not-for-profit organization, with the mission of performing biochemical, cytogenetics, and molecular clinical genetic testing. Since its inception, the company has served as the only comprehensive provider of clinical and laboratory genetic services in Georgia. In January 1991, EGL achieved its first major growth milestone by expanding its molecular laboratory to explore improving technologies and advancements in DNA testing.
 
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TI:GER Program Information Sessions-February 14, 16, & 20

A team of Emory and Georgia Tech MBAs and JDs can help you commercialize your research! The Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results (TI:GER®) program is a unique approach to preparing students for the challenges of commercializing new technologies and delivering innovative products to the marketplace. TI:GER combines classroom instruction, team-based activities, and real world consulting projects into a total educational experience. ...

 
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Community

 
 
 

Culture of Health Leaders-Due February 21

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications for this leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity.
 
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President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition 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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Events

 
 
 

Emory Core Day-February 8

Learn about shared resources and core facilities available to support your research from across the state. Collaborate with other cores in your state and provide your thoughts on what we can do to work together.
 
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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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Finding Value After Hospital Discharge: T1 to T4-February 13

Hospitals and health systems are increasingly held accountable for outcomes after hospital discharge, yet high-value practices are difficult to find. Using the translational medicine paradigm (T1 to T4), the session will discuss active issues regarding post-discharge and transitional care. Intended Audience: Physicians, clinicians, and health services researchers.
 
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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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Bench to ??? Opportunities for PhDs-March 21

Presented by the Atlanta Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Program by Martin Frank, PhD.
 
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Research with Older Adults: Recruitment & Retention Efforts-March 22

This webinar will discuss methods used to engage older adults in research. Whether research is conducted targeting groups with overt physical and mental challenges, or targeting relatively more independent adults with few physical or mental complications, the challenge of connecting with the community itself is of high importance. Strategies for success based on lessons learned from multiple research experiences with older adults will be discussed.
 
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13th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Vascular Biology & Cardiovascular Disease-April 12-13

Bringing together engineers, scientists, and clinicians to examine the role of biomechanics in cardiovascular biology and disease.
 
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News

 
 
 

Translational Science 2018 Awards & Honors-Nominations due February 9

Nominate a clinical investigator or educator that deserves to be honored for his or her valuable work and contribution to translational science for Translational Science 2018 in April.
 
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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.