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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

February 16, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Scholar Looks at the Long-term Complications of Ebola

Jessica Shantha, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, is currently studying clinical research through Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance’s (Georgia CTSA) Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program and is also an Emory Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) scholar. Her work with Steven Yeh, MD, one of her mentors and the Louise M. Simpson, Professor ...

 
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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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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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High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant 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/behavioral research.
 
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Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research Small Grant Awards (GCDTR-03)-Due May 31

The Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (Georgia CDTR) is a collaboration of Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine, with funding provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and interinstitutional partners. The mission of the center is to facilitate and grow diabetes translation research at Emory, its partner institutions, and regionally. In alignment with this mission, this is a solicitation for small grant proposals that focus on Type II translation research in diabetes care and prevention.
 
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Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental health Research (RIVER) (R35 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due June 20

The RIVER program seeks to provide support for the majority of the independent research program for outstanding investigators in the Environmental Health Sciences, giving them intellectual and administrative freedom, as well as sustained support to pursue their research in novel directions in order to achieve greater impacts.
 
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NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due June 20

The award is intended to support the research and research career advancement of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers, and who plan to make a long-term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH. This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders.
 
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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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Training Modules to Enhance the Rigor & Reproducibility of Biomedical Research-Due June 29

The over-arching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs; (2) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research and its implications.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Allocating Credit-But that was My Idea!
 
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Georgia CTSA Statistical Consulting at Georgia Tech-Mondays

The statistics research group directed by ISyE associate professor Yajun Mei, is now offering free consulting for data-analysis questions in the domain of bio-related initiatives on the Georgia Tech Campus every Monday in Petit Institute, Room 3317 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. during the 2018 fall and 2019 spring semester. This is the continuation of the consulting sessions offered by Professor Brani Vidakovic, who is taking a leave to work at NSF as a ...

 
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Statistics Fridays

A free weekly walk-in statistical consulting clinic for Morehouse School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students from 10:00 a.m.-Noon in MRC Annex, Bldg. F, S-14 Conference Room.
 
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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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Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network Small Dinner with Chris Lee-Tuesday

Chris Lee, PhD received his BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University in 2007 and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University in 2012. He was the founder, President, and CEO of Vertera, Inc., which was recently acquired by NuVasive, Inc. Prior to the acquisition, Vertera manufactured and marketed the first FDA approved load bearing porous polymer device that mimics the mechanics and topography of bone. He currently works for NuVasive, Inc. and continues to be an active medical technology entrepreneur and angel investor.
 
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Community

 
 
 

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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2018 KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge-March 3

The challenge is the nation's largest mobile fitness event traveling from coast-to-coast dedicated to keeping kids active and healthy. Kids of all ages get the opportunity to flex their physical fitness by participating in a completion-based obstacle course designed to challenge speed, strength, agility, and overall physical fitness in Piedmont Park.
 
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Events

 
 
 

The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, & Everyday Intellectual Property-Thursday

Presented by author Jessica Silbey at 4:00 p.m. at UGA
 
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TEDxEmory-February 24

This year, the theme is Solve for X. A diverse group of speakers will highlight their own ideas worth spreading; hear talks from Pulitzer Prize winners, artists, and researchers who are pushing the limits of their fields, and more.
 
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Ontology of Informed Consent: An Approach to Specimen & Data Sharing-February 26

Presented by the Clinical & Translational Science Ontology Group
 
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K-Club: Research Funding Roadmaps: Highlighting Pathways to Funding Success-Monday

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Facilitated by Stacy Heilman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Research Operations, Emory University Department of Pediatrics & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, with panelists Kelly Bijanki, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Department of Medicine, Emory University; Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, ...

 
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Speed Networking: Obesity, Diet, Exercise, & Lifestyle Behaviors-Tuesday

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. The event will be held at UGA from 5:00-7:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW ...

 
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Atlanta BEST Program-Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce BioScience Reception-March 15

Open to all PhD Students and Postdocs in the Atlanta area. In collaboration with the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce, this is an event for local life science and biomedically related companies to meet PhD students, postdocs, and alumni in STEM fields. This is a chance for trainees to meet local employers and alumni and be informed about the broader career paths available, the skills sets they should develop while in their training, and the experiences companies are looking for in competitive candidates.
 
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Emory Office of Research Administration Leadership Speaker Series: Change Management-March 15

Presented by Nathan Spell, MD, chief quality officer for Emory University Hospital, and leads the Quality Academy, associate dean for education and professional development at the Emory School of Medicine, where he works across the system to augment professional development, with doctors at the Emory Clinic, the VA, Grady, Children's, and Emory Specialty Associates.
 
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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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2018 Regenerative Medicine Workshop-March 21-24

Register today and join the 22nd annual Regenerative Medicine Workshop in its new location at the Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, South Carolina. The workshop provides cutting edge scientific content delivered by a powerhouse line-up of speakers and valuable presentations in the field of regenerative medicine.
 
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Assay Guidance Workshop for High-Throughput Screening & Lead Discovery March 26-27

NCATS will cover a broad range of critical concepts underlying assay development for high-throughput screening and lead discovery projects, along with hands-on data analysis training.
 
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Webinar: Accrual Quality Improvement Program (AQuIP)-April 2

Presented by Ellen Richmond, MS, GNP-BC, this webinar will include information on the AQuIP project as well as the AQuIP toolkit
 
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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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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.