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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

February 9, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Georgia CTSA Request for Community Grant Writing Academy Applicants-Due Thursday

Georgia CTSA’s Community Engagement program is soliciting proposals to support community-based organization’s seeking to gain capacities in the development of grant proposals to fund research or other health initiatives designed to address community health priorities. The purpose of this CE Grant Writing Academy is to provide prospective participants with the knowledge and the skills to write a competitive research grant. ...

 
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REGISTER NOW: Health Services Research Day: Improving Outcomes & Value of Healthcare-May 9

The Georgia CTSA and Emory Department of Medicine are pleased to present the 5th annual Health Services Research Day. 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 research ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program-Due March 14

This is a leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners-including organizers, advocates, or other community champions. These teams use the power of applied research, research that informs and supports critical work being done in communities, to advance health and equity. The two themes for the 2018 program are 1.) Solutions for better health care delivery in rural America and 2.) Addressing the social and economic determinants to prevent chronic conditions and to promote health, wellbeing, and equity in rural America.
 
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Women & Minorities in STEM Fields-Due March 28

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking applications for a program that supports research and extension projects that have robust collaborations to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields that are relevant to USDA priorities identified by the Secretary.
 
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Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program-Due May 31

The program encourages applications from groups of NIH-funded investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific instruments necessary to carry out animal experiments in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH.
 
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Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due May 31

The objective of the program is to make available to institutions expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in basic, translational, or clinical areas of biomedical and bio-behavioral research.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Call for Applications: MD, MD/PhD & PhD Post-Doctoral Fellows Emory T32DK108735 Research Training Program in Translational GI & Hepatology-Due March 8

The Translational GI/Hepatology research training program seeks to recruit and train highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellows in Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The training program will emphasize working at the interface between basic biology and translational medicine to fill important gaps in knowledge and therapeutics. Trainees will develop expertise as digestive health researchers under the oversight and guidance of the Executive Committee, choosing from 14 mentors in Pediatrics, Medicine, Biochemistry and Pathology. The training program incorporates a structured degree program in Masters of Science in Clinical Research or a Certificate in Translational Research, via the Laney Graduate School/Georgia CTSA.
 
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NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop-Applications Due March 15

This two-week summer workshop aimed at helping graduate students and postdocs understand the many aspects of the data-intensive computing environment will take place July 16-27 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Travel and accommodations will be provided for participants.
 
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Coordination Center for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due April 6

PRIDE Summer Institutes are designed to provide research education experiences that enable junior faculty who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to further develop their research skills and knowledge to become competitive NIH grants applicants and scientists. R25 also available.
 
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3rd Annual Purdue Bootcamp: Big Data Training for Translational Omics Research-June 15-24

This NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) funded intensive bootcamp will focus on providing biomedical researchers inexperienced in biomedical big data science with entry level training in big data science. The costs of tuition, room, and board are covered for accepted applicants.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Allocating Credit: Who Gets the Credit?
 
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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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New Emory Informed Consent Template for Hughes Spalding Hospital

A new informed consent template was created for studies taking place at Hughes Spalding Hospital. Studies at this site are required to have Emory, Children's, and Grady informed consent language.
 
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New NIH Clinical Trials Protocol Builder

To facilitate the development of clinical trial protocols that require a FDA Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Application, the NIH and FDA collaboratively developed a Phase 2/3 Clinical Trial Protocol Template and an electronic protocol-writing tool to help investigators think through the scientific basis of their assumptions, minimize uncertainty in the interpretation of outcomes, and prevent loss of data.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Interested in Entrepreneurship?

A team of MBAs and JDs can help you commercialize your research! Learn more about TI:GER (Tech Innovation: Generating Economic Results), a program within Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business. Learn more about the program ...

 
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SBIR 101 Workshop: Understanding, Planning, & Writing-February 22

This workshop will cover the basics of SBIR/STTR programs, including a discussion of the phases of the federal funding program, how the agencies differ and what they are looking for, how to prepare before the agency solicitation comes out, how to write competitive proposal, and what's included in your budget. From 2:00-5:00 p.m. at 75 5th Street, 2nd floor, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Centergy Building)
 
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Community

 
 
 

Join Emory Women's Heart Center in the Fight against Heart Disease-February 16

Come enjoy this fun, educational event where you can meet the Emory Women's Heart Center physicians, nurses, and care team, learn how to prevent heart disease and find out if you are at risk. Healthy refreshments will be provided.
 
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Sports, Arena, & Entertainment Community Hackathon-February 17

Students and adults are invited to join The Farm and Atlanta BridgeCommunity at SunTrust Park for a day of creativity and hacking. Keep all intellectual property for what you bring and build.
 
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Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

K-Club: The Science & the Art of NIH Grant Review: Understanding the application review process to improve grant writing skills-Monday

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Presented by Stacy Heilman, PhD, assistant professor, director, Pediatric Research Operations, Emory University Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Jessica Alvarez, PhD, RD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipids, Emory University School of Medicine; David Guidot, MD, director, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, ...

 
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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Skeletal Homeostasis & Repair-Thursday

Hicham Drissi, professor, vice chair of research, Orthopaedics, Emory, 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 12 noon in the Emory School of Medicine Building, Room 178P. Snacks and coffee provided.
 
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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

NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, MD, will provide opening and closing remarks. The event will feature presentations, posters, exhibits, tours of the NIH Clinical Center and an art show. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
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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. Registration deadline extended to Monday, February 26.  ...

 
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News

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Animation: What is 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 Bio selects Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance for Deal of the Year Award

 
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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.