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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

February 23, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Georgia CTSA TL1 Trainee Receives 2017 American Brain Tumor Association Lucien Rubinstein Award

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) awards Sameer H. Halani with the 2017 ABTA Lucien Rubinstein Award for his project, “Mechanisms of risk and disease progression in isocitrate dehydrogenase mutant astrocytomas.” Halani was one of five students in the country awarded the Medical Student Summer Fellowship from ABTA, for which he received $3,000 to continue his brain tumor research. Halani was then selected as the winner of the ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 

Clinical, Behavioral, & Physiological Research Testing Current & Novel Closed Loop Systems (R01- Clinical Trial Required)-Due April 26

This FOA encourages applications from institutions/organizations proposing clinical trials to test a highly reliable, wearable/implantable, portable, and easy to operate system linking continuous glucose monitoring and pancreatic hormone delivery in a closed loop system.
 
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Impact of the Use of Glucose Monitoring & Control Technologies on Health Outcomes and Quality of Life in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (R01 Clinical Trial Required)-Due April 26

This FOA encourages applications from institutions/organizations proposing clinical studies of the use of current and emerging technologies for monitoring of blood glucose and insulin administration in older adults (aged 65 years or older).
 
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Immune System Engineering For Targeted Tolerance in Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due May 10

This funding opportunity is for projects that seek to discover ways to change the course of the disease by directly establishing tolerance. Immune responses could be engineered for tolerance induction through the manipulation of antigens, cells, or cellular microenvironments. Collaborations between T1D experts and investigators from other fields, including (but not limited to) cancer immunology and biomaterials engineering, are especially encouraged.
 
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Discovery of Early Type 1 Diabetes Disease Biomarkers in the Human Pancreas [HIRN Consortium on Beta Cell Death & Survival (CBDS)] (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due May 10

This FOA requests applications to explore human pancreatic tissues for the discovery of early biomarkers of T1D pathogenesis, the description of specific signaling or processing pathways that may contribute to the asymptomatic phase of T1D, the development of clinical diagnostic tools for the detection and staging of early T1D in at-risk or recently-diagnosed individuals, and/or the identification of therapeutic targets for the development of preventative or early treatment strategies.
 
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Development of New Technologies & Bioengineering Solutions for the Advancement of Cell Replacement Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due May 10

This FOA encourages applications from institutions/organizations proposing original research addressing barriers that limit progress toward effective cell replacement therapies for T1D. The purpose is to support research leading to the development and testing of novel and supportive technologies for the improvement of cell replacement interventions using novel biomaterials and devices for T1D treatment.
 
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National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction & Infertility [NCTRI] (P50-Clinical Trial Optional)-Due June 29

For the purpose of this FOA, reproductive health includes both fertility/infertility and gynecological health. These centers provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality translational research programs in these scientific areas.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) Exam Prep Course-March 10 & 24

The SoCRA Atlanta Chapter is offering a two part prep course for people who plan on taking the CCRP exam from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Winship Cancer Institute, 1365 Clifton Road, 5th Floor (Room C5012), Atlanta, GA 30322.
 
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Career Development Programs in Diabetes Research for Endocrinologists (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due April 26

The NIDDK will award physician scientist career development program (K12) grants to eligible institutions to provide a program to prepare adult and/or pediatric endocrinologists, selected by the institution, for careers in basic or clinical research related to T1D.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Allocating Credit-Replacing a First Author on a Second Submission
 
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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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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Milestone-driven Translational Research & Commercialization: A How-to Guide-March 13

Coulter Commercialization Seminar Series provides insight at 11:00 a.m. in Georgia Tech's Whitaker Rm 2110 and Emory's HSRB E160.
 
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Small Business Innovation Research & Technology Transfer 2018 Omnibus Solicitation-Due April 5

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the NIH invites small business representatives to apply. Applicants to NCATS may address a range of its research priorities relevant to any stage of translational science, from target validation through pre-clinical and clinical evaluation, to intervention implementation and dissemination, including: drug discovery and development; biomedical, clinical, and health research informatics; and clinical, dissemination, and implementation research.
 
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Community

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Faith-Health Collaboration to Improve Population Health-March 22

The National Academies are hosting a workshop at 8:30 a.m. at Shaw University. The meeting is available to attend both in-person and as a webcast.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Office of Translational Technologies Lunch & Learn: Intro to Research Commercialization & Resources-Monday

Presented by Jim Pannucci, PhD, director, Partnership Development Office, Developing Partnerships to Accelerate Biomedical R&D, Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. at 11:00 a.m. in the Grady Memorial Hospital Trauma Auditorium (80 Jesse Hill Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30303).
 
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A Translational Journey: From Basic Behavioral Science to Interventions for Addictive Behaviors-Tuesday

The NIH Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research William T. Riley, PhD, invites you to attend the OBSSR Director's Series at 2:00 p.m.
 
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Future of Genomic Medicine-March 1-2

Hosted by the Scripps Translational Science Institution
 
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Leveraging Technology in Healthcare Innovation-March 6

U.S. Healthcare: What's Broken & How to Fix It Series of quarterly free symposia sponsored by the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) and the Georgia CTSA. The symposium will feature students presenting from various health-related disciplines. This student-led event underscores the importance of an interdisciplinary and technology-driven approach to identifying the key problems and solutions in U.S. healthcare. ...

 
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Clinical Studies & the Impact of Regulatory Oversight-March 10

Hosted by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Atlanta Chapter at 10:00 a.m. at 1599 Clifton Rd Room 1.432. Presented by Sylvia L. Johnson, MS, CEO and President of JI-Solutions, LLC.
 
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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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Meet & Greet for Dr. Susan Margulies-March 15

Drop-in between 4:30-6:00 p.m. to meet the Wallace H. Coulter Chair of the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Injury Biomechanics.
 
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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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Strategies to Find Funding for Controversial & Diverse Research-April 12

Finding funding for nontraditional topics can be a challenge. This panel discussion will take place at noon in UGA's Coverdell S175.
 
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Last Day to Register: Georgia CTSA Building & Managing a Multidisciplinary Research Team-April 16

As scientific teams become normative environments in which to advance and accelerate medical and health discoveries, there is a growing need for these teams to work with greater effectiveness to achieve their scientific goals. Participate in this free interactive workshop to learn best practices drawn from practical and evidentiary team science studies and develop team science plans for use in your scientific environment. ...

 
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News

 
 
 

Underrepresentation of Minorities in Research Studies is Not Due to Unwillingness

 
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Watch: High Performance Clinical Informatics: Embedding Data Science Within Health Care from the University of Florida CTSI

 
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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.