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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

February 2, 2018

In this edition:


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

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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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Flyer: Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance in One-page

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) shares a common vision to translate laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, engage communities in clinical research efforts, and train the next generation of clinical investigators.Translation is the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public. ...

 
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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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Open Position

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 

NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project in scientific areas that represent the investigators - specific interests and competencies and that fall within the mission of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.
 
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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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Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program-Due March 12

The program supports basic/biomedical, clinical, dental, nursing, and health services/epidemiology research. The purpose of the award is to facilitate the transition of a newly-trained clinician who wishes to develop into an independent investigator. Four-year postdoctoral research awards are offered to historically disadvantaged physicians, dentists, and nurses who are committed to developing careers in academic medicine and to serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background. Applications are due the second week of March.
 
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Winship Invest$ Prostate Cancer Research Pilot Grant-Due March 14

Winship has issued a unique prostate cancer funding opportunity that might be of interest to Emory faculty.
 
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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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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

Reproducibility
 
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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

 
 
 

MedTech Venture Capital Perspective-February 20

Coulter Commercialization Seminar Series provides insights into the minds of savvy medtech funders at 5:00 p.m. in Tech Square, Centergy Building, Hodges Room, 3rd Floor.
 
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Bench to Business: A Commercialization Workshop Series: Session 1-March 22

Do you have an interesting life science technology that should become a product? Are you interested in learning how you can help make that happen? If so, then the ┬┐Bench to Business┬┐ Workshop Series, presented by the Georgia Bio Commercialization Committee and the Emerging Leaders Network, offers you a pragmatic, interactive, and fun experience to provide you with insight you need to commercialize your discovery or invention. Bench to Business is a series of five workshops, led by select experts who guide you through the real-life challenges of commercializing your technology.
 
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Community

 
 
 

President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award-Due March 1

The award is given annually to up to five individuals whose careers have greatly contributed to the advancement or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports, or nutrition nationwide.
 
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Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Hosting 2nd Annual Run for Mercy 5K Run/Walk-March 24

A family-friendly Peachtree Road Race qualifier event, the race benefits Emory Saint Joseph's and Mercy Care Atlanta, and attracts runners and walkers of all levels.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Cardiovascular Genomics for Precision Medicine: The Road to Translating Genomic Discoveries in Populations to Clinical Application-Thursday

Presented by Christopher J. O'Donnell, MD, MPH, Chief, Cardiology Section and Director, Center for Population Genomics Boston Veteran's Administration Healthcare System, Chief Scientist, Veteran's Administration Million Veteran Program, Senior Investigator, NHBLI's Framingham Heart Study.
 
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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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WABE Community Conversations: Race & Poverty in Healthcare-February 22

The Brookings Institution reports that the difference in life expectancy between the rich and the poor and between whites and minorities has more than doubled since the 1920s. WABE presents the live taping from Morehouse School of Medicine to connect you with medical professionals and advocates.
 
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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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Georgia CTSA Speed Networking on the Opioid Epidemic-March 13

Join researchers from across the Georgia CTSA for an evening of energetic and dynamic networking. Attendees will participate in a series of short one-on-one meetings with potential collaborators from both clinical and basic science areas. A limited number of virtual networking seats will be available for interested investigators not based in Atlanta. ...

 
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Emory Clinical Research Bootcamp 201-March 30

This bootcamp will provide a comprehensive overview of the major components involved in clinical research, including the development of sound research protocols, maintaining compliance and high ethical standards, and the successful planning of a productive research career.
 
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Southern Data Science Conference-April 13-14

Now accepting abstracts
 
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Clinical Trial Recruitment, Accrual, & Retention: The Role of Quality Improvement & How it can Make a Difference-April 18

How do we look at issues of efficiency and operations in clinical trials? Why should we? This webinar will outline some of the key processes used during the Working with Academic Centers and Community Oncology Practices project, and how three activities in particular: a) self-assessment; b) process mapping; and c) measurement can make a real difference in outcomes around recruitment, retention, and accrual.
 
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Register & Call for Abstracts: 2018 Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference: Precision Medicine-June 8

Abstracts due March 16
 
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News

 
 
 

Daiichi-Sankyo: Take a New Challenge for Drug Discovery-Join by February 19

This is an academic-industry partnership program from Daiichi Sankyo and is open to all investigators in health sciences interested in Drug Discovery in Oncology, Cardiovascular, Renal Diseases, Pain/Sensory neuronal systems, Cell therapy, Rare diseases, Gut Microbiome and others.
 
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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.