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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

March 9, 2018

In this edition:


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Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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2018 Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference Award Recipients

Four abstract winners were announced during the February 22-23, 2018 Georgia CTSA Clinical & Translational Science Conference at Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA. The recipients were among researchers who presented the best new clinical and translational research in Georgia. Presenters were judged on scientific content and the ability to communicate their findings by the weight of impact. There were three poster presentation winners and one oral presentation ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 

V Foundation 2018 Cancer Research Grant Translational Award-LOI Due March 23

The V Foundation seeks to support translational research projects within the scope of all types of cancers. Translational projects should move a novel strategy from the laboratory into a human clinical trial or use specimens from a clinical trial to develop biomarkers or mechanisms.
 
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Clinical Outcomes Research & Public Health (CORPH) -Due April 2

CORPH is seeking applications that address the full gamut of outcomes research spanning health services, disparities, quality improvement, and population health. Applications in broad topic areas including contemporary pediatric population health issues with societal impact including, but not limited to, injury prevention, opiate use in pediatric populations, and childhood obesity are encouraged.
 
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Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)-LOI Due April 25

This FOA is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators.
 
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Partnerships between Science & Engineering Fields & the NSF TRIPODS Institutes-Due May 29

The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Directorates for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) and Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) recently launched the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) Phase I program with the goal of promoting long-term, interdisciplinary research and training activities that engage theoretical computer scientists, statisticians, and mathematicians in developing the theoretical foundations of data science.
 
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Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Clinical Care for Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Required)-Due July 10

This FOA will support research to test approaches in the healthcare setting to using Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) as tools to enhance patient-centered treatment and improve outcomes in individuals with type 1 diabetes.
 
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Treating Diabetes Distress to Improve Glycemic Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Required)-Due July 10

This FOA seeks applications for clinical trials testing interventions targeting diabetes distress in individuals with T1D and/or their caregivers, with the goal of understanding whether lowering diabetes distress will improve glycemic control and quality of life.
 
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Elucidating the Effect of Glycemic Excursions on Patient Well-being & Cognitive Status in People with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due July 10

This FOA encourages applications from institutions/organizations proposing research on the use of current and emerging technologies for monitoring of blood glucose levels to capture the relationship between blood glucose excursions, perception of wellbeing, and cognitive status in people with T1D.
 
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Education

 
 
 

NIH K Grant Writing Tutorial-March 20 & 28

In anticipation of the June 12, 2018 deadline for the NIH K Career Development Award for new proposals (and resubmission proposals for July), Emory┬┐s Office of Postdoctoral Education will be offering the classes. The series will address K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/00 as well as VA CDA and other career development awards. The classes will include didactic presentation, discussion, and Q&A. Time permitting, Dr. Janet Gross will provide an individual read and review of your proposal.
 
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National Institute on Aging Grantee to Host Expense Covered Training for Early Career Investigators-Due May 1

The Stanford Center on Longevity and Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science are inviting applications from early career social scientists to attend a two-day training workshop at Stanford University on September 10-11. Supported by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, this workshop will focus on strategies and tools for academic researchers to collaborate with private sector companies on applied research problems and interventions related to everyday decision making and behavior.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Allocating Credit-The Overly Nice Advisor
 
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REDCap Help Clinic Office Hours at Morehouse School of Medicine-1st & 3rd Wednesdays

Clinics are essentially office hours where REDCap administrators are available to assist you with questions and or issues. Clinics are informal, held in group format, and a great opportunity to meet (and learn from) other REDCap users.
 
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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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Institutional Data Use Agreement includes the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia joins the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) for a statewide focus on advancing clinical and translational science. Data sharing among researchers and access to electronic medical records in different partner institutions is integral to fostering collaboration and efficiency in translational science. For this reason, representatives of Emory University (Emory), Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), ...

 
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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.
 
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Pilot of the NSF SBIR Phase 0: $25,000 in Travel Funds Available-Due March 20

Georgia Tech is offering eight slots in the National Science Foundation I-Corps program for companies in the Southeast considering an NSF SBIR. I-Corps is a signature program of the NSF. Previously, only NSF sponsored research teams qualified for I-Corps. The SBIR Phase 0 Pilot opens I-Corps to any company that would qualify for the SBIR program.
 
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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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Webinar: NIH's All of Us Research Program-March 19

The AAMC and the NIH are hosting the webinar from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. The webinar will provide an in-depth look at the historic effort to advance precision medicine through the All of Us Research Program, which aims to gather data from 1 million or more people living in the U.S.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Energy Utilization & Antioxidant Capacity in Stroke-Thursday

Monica Serra, PhD, RD, assistant professor of geriatrics, Emory School of Medicine, 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 noon in the School of Medicine Building, Room 153A. Snacks and coffee provided.
 
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Emory Technology Transfer presents 12th Celebration of Technology & Innovation-Thursday

Emory University┬┐s Office of Technology Transfer will celebrate its faculty entrepreneurs and their innovative discoveries during the event at the Emory Conference Center, Silver Bell Pavilion at 4:30 p.m.
 
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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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Determining Neuronal Fate in C. elegans-March 27

Morehouse School of Medicine's Neuroscience Institute hosts Martin Chalfie, PhD, co-recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University.
 
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How Precision Medicine Can Help Everyone-Tuesday

A series of quarterly symposia sponsored by the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) and the Georgia CTSA. The free symposia are open to all faculty, staff and students. The keynote speaker will be Anthony Rosen, MBChB, MD, Vice Dean for Research and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine. ...

 
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Opioids: Addressing the Public Health Crisis through Translational Science-April 13

Hosted by the University of Kentucky CTSA
 
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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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Soft Lithography for Microfluidics-April 26-27

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech offers the short course which is open to off-campus researchers from academia, industry, and government laboratories/organizations. Anyone who is currently pursuing microfluidics or interested in expanding research in the area of microfluidics or PDMS device fabrication is invited and strongly encouraged to participate. The participants will have an opportunity to fabricate a representative PDMS based microfluidic device with inlet/outlet. Space is limited.
 
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2018 Health Datapalooza-April 26-27

Health Datapalooza is the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice.
 
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New CTSA Program Informatics Center to Create a Nationwide Data Ecosystem

 
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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.