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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

March 16, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Do you follow the Georgia CTSA on Twitter?

Join the 500+ followers learning about the Georgia CTSA and clinical and translational research in Georgia by following @Georgia_CTSA on Twitter. The account recently reached over 500 followers and shares daily science advances, funding, community, innovation/translation, and educational opportunities, research resources, events, and news. Get in the conversation! ...

 
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Nobel Laureate: 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. In addition, MSM is pleased to host Tosten Wiesel, MD, Nobel Laureate, Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor Emeritus, and President Emeritus, Rockefeller University, as well as current NINDS director, Walter Koroshetz, MD, and former NINDS directors Zach Hall, PhD and Gerald Fishbach, MD.
 
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2019 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science-Due June 11

The Creative Promise Prizes were established in 2009 to honor emerging immigrant professionals who have demonstrated significant accomplishments early in their careers.
 
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Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence (ACE), Clinical Research Program (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)-Due June 22

The ACE program, a cooperative network intended to improve the understanding, prevention, and treatment of autoimmune diseases, was founded on the premise that collaborations among basic and clinical scientists can accelerate both fundamental and applied research.
 
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Stimulating T4 Implementation Research to Optimize Integration of Proven-effective Interventions for Heart, Lung, & Blood Diseases & Sleep Disorders into Practice (STIMULATE) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due June 14

This FOA seeks applications that propose to develop and test T4 implementation strategies to identify facilitators and overcome barriers in the adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of proven-effective interventions and guidelines for preventing and/or managing heart, lung, and blood diseases and/or sleep disorders. The proposed implementation strategies must be adaptable and responsive to community needs and contexts, and must account for cultural and organizational factors.
 
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Education

 
 
 

NCATS-Eli Lilly Externship Opportunity in Clinical & Translational Sciences-Due April 16

This six month externship aims to increase the skill sets of translational science trainees in drug development and to learn from another sector in the translational research ecosystem. It is expected that at the end of this externship that participants (coming from academia) will understand the work, language, and culture of another part of the translational ecosystem (industry) and contribute to the growth of an interdisciplinary translational workforce that can promote cooperation and collaboration among academic and industry stakeholders.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Allocating Credit-When the Authors Can't Write English
 
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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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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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Defining Clinical Research Trials

 
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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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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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Pediatric Engineering Summer Program Project Solicitation

As the R25 summer program in Pediatric Engineering (PERSE) enters its fifth year, the program has been a great success introducing engineering students to pediatric research, and vice versa. The program is currently soliciting projects for this summer. There are no pre-requisites other than the project should contain elements of pediatric research and engineering research (does not need to be joint or center funded).
 
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UGA's New Industry Express Program Removes Friction from Corporate Partnerships

 
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License vs. Start-Up-April 10

A part of the Coulter Commercialization Seminar Series discussing how to maximize your technology value. Held at Georgia Tech, Petit Institute, Suddath Seminar Room at 4:00 p.m.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Webinar: Your Family Ancestry, Your Family Health-Wednesday

Did you know that 80% of babies with genetic diseases are born to parents with no known family history of that disease? Early genetic screening is emerging as an important step in planning for a healthy family. Learn more with Karen Grinzaid, Executive Director of JScreen and Emory University School of Medicine Instructor with the Department of Human Genetics.
 
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Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP): Lighting Up Life-March 27

Morehouse School of Medicine's Inaugural Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Community Lecture. GFP and other fluorescent proteins revolutionized the biological sciences by allowing scientists to look at the inner workings of living cells. How these proteins became biological tools exemplifies how scientific progress is often made: through accidental findings, the willingness to ignore previous assumptions, and the combined efforts of many people. Presented by Martin Chalfie, PhD, co-recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Essential Elements of a Clinical Research Program-Tuesday

Presented by Lindsay Frazier, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, associate professor of pediatric oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and nutrition research associate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
 
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Burning Issues in Health Policy-Wednesday

The 23rd U.S. Healthcare: What's Broken & How to Fix It symposium will be held 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Emory University School of Medicine Auditorium 120. The keynote speaker will be Marck McClellan, MD, PhD, director, Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University. McClellan is also the former FDA commissioner and CMS administrator. ...

 
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Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) Atlanta Chapter: 2018 Southeast Regional Regulatory Career Day-March 28

If one of your to-do list items for 2018 is to seek exciting career opportunities in regulatory affairs, join RAPS at Georgia Institute of Technology as they host an interactive workshop full of presentations and panel discussions from seasoned professionals on how best to advance your career in regulatory.
 
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11th Emory Quality Conference: New Designs for a New Era-April 2

Keynote speaker, Don Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Held in Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building Auditorium and broadcast live from 1:00-3:00 p.m., with poster presentations to follow.
 
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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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Challenges & Opportunities in Pediatric Clinical Trials-April 18

Hosted by the Tufts and Children's National CTSIs prior to the ACTS Translational Science 2018 Conference. Inaugural workshop designed for pediatric investigators and their teams. This free, one-day, immersive case-based workshop is the first CTSA-hub-sponsored forum for all levels of investigators to reflect on the core competencies expected for today's pediatric clinical studies.
 
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Informed Consent: Content, Communications, & Emerging Technologies-May 1-2

This forum is co-hosted by the Harvard CTSA and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) will bring together renowned experts, researchers, scientists, and regulatory professionals for two separate events: a workshop on May 1, followed by a symposium on May 2.
 
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SEMDA Medtech Conference-May 2-4

 
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Screening & Referral for Social Determinants of Health: Innovative Health Care Applications & Future Directions-May 3

Join the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a free and open to the public webcast.
 
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Patient Navigation: A Strategy to Increase Minority Recruitment & Retention in Clinical Trials-May 7

Patient Navigation is a care model designed to eliminate barriers across the entire health continuum including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive end-of-life care. The navigator will assist patients considering participation or enrolled in clinical trials by guiding them through the health care system.
 
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NRHA's Health Equity Conference-May 8

The National Rural Health Association's Health Equity Conference is one of the only meetings in the nation to focus on health equity issues in rural America, this event offers attendees the opportunity to meet with peers and experts who share unique concerns and interests.
 
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Annual Rural Health Conference-May 8-11

National Rural Health Association's Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation's largest rural health conference, created for anyone with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members and more.
 
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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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News

 
 
 

Georgia Bio Elects First Female Chair

 
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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.