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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

March 23, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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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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Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTracĀ® TechVenture 2018-Apply by May 3

Emory's Office of Technology Transfer, along with the Georgia CTSA, offers the Kauffman FastTrac TechVenture entrepreneur training course again in 2018. This is a six full-day course (over seven weeks) designed to train faculty entrepreneurs who plan to create a start-up company to commercialize their inventions. The course has been conducted at Emory seven times since 2012 and it was well received by faculty participants. All faculty members at ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

The Whitehall Foundation: Research and Grants-in-Aid Programs-LOI Due April 15

The Whitehall Foundation assists scholarly research in the life sciences through its research grants and grants-in-aid programs. It is the foundation's policy to support dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations with a specialized mission. The foundation emphasizes the support of young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.
 
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Innovative clinical or translational science-Due April 16

These awards support research with novel and innovative hypotheses, performed in human subjects, or research approaches to accelerate the transition of scientific discoveries into clinical application. Studies supported with these awards must directly involve human subjects, human samples and/or data, and offer considerable promise for advancing the cure, prevention or treatment of diabetes.
 
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Innovative research award-LOI Due May 1

The Innovative Research Award provides independent academic investigators with the funding they need to pursue ideas that could lead to important breakthroughs in discovering new treatments and, one day, a cure for rheumatic diseases.
 
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Data Standards for Clinical Research & Drug Development (U24)-Due May 15

The FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is encouraging applications for projects to expedite development of data standards and terminologies to support human drug development and evaluation. The primary objective is to support research and the development of non-proprietary, consensus-based, national data standards for use in clinical studies of human drugs and biologics.
 
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BRAIN Initiative: Optimization of Transformative Technologies for Large Scale Recording & Modulation in the Nervous System (U01-Clinical Trials Not Allowed)-Due May 15

This FOA seeks applications for the optimization of existing and emerging technologies and approaches that have potential to address major challenges associated with recording and manipulating neural activity, at or near cellular resolution, at multiple spatial and temporal scales, in any region and throughout the entire depth of the brain.
 
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Technologies for Healthy Independent Living for Heart, Lung, Blood, & Sleep Disorders (R43 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due June 11

This FOA seeks applications for the design and development of technologies to monitor health or deliver care in a real-time, accessible, effective, and minimally obtrusive way for older adults with a chronic heart, lung, blood, or sleep (HLBS) condition. These technologies may be novel sensor or monitoring systems, home-use point-of-care devices, home or mobile therapy or rehabilitation tools, or information systems and should have the goal of fostering healthy and independent living for aging adults with HLBS conditions.
 
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Education

 
 
 

UGA-Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Hackathon: Calling All Students!-April 6-8

The connection between animal and human well-being is steadfast and advances in one area of health can directly impact the other. The event will explore new ideas and technologies for improving the care of pets and livestock. Students from varied disciplines, degrees, majors, and colleges will join members of the Georgia community to explore advances that have the potential to improve both human and animal health.
 
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Georgia Bioscience & Health IT Career Fair-April 13

The event is designed to match advanced degree job seekers with top employers in the biotech, pharmaceutical, R&D, medical device, and health IT industries. Attendees include Masters students, recent and soon-to-be PhD students, Postdoctoral students, as well as experienced individuals looking to take the next steps in their careers.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Animal Use-A Conscientious Objection
 
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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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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

 
 
 

Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network Small Dinner featuring Axion Biosystems-Thursday

Featuring Jim Ross, PhD founder of Axion Biosystems. Ross is a life sciences instrumentation developer, specializing in product development that makes complex technology simple and accessible. These innovations are supported by the NIH, where, as principal investigator, he was awarded over $7 million in small business research grants. Axion Biosystems created the first multiwell microelectrode array (MEA) platform, capturing complex heart and brain activity in high throughput culture systems.
 
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Call for Applications: 2018 mHealth Technology Showcase-Due April 1

The mHealth Technology Showcase will bring together technology developers, health researchers, and federal program staff at the NIH's main campus, on June 4. The goal of the meeting is to discuss how the community can work together to improve the specificity, reliability, and validity of health indicators extracted from data collected from wearable and mobile sensors, in the context of rapidly evolving and increasingly complex and diverse technologies. Applications are being accepted for those who want to present their research or demonstrate their technology.
 
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SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference-May 13-16

SBIR/STTR programs are the nation's largest source of early stage/high-risk R&D funding for small business. At this conference you'll learn how to participate and compete for funding in these two programs that encourage small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development and to commercialize your technological innovations.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Emory Urban Health Initiative Poverty Simulation-Tomorrow

Join Emory's Urban Health Initiative to experience the challenges of poverty and homelessness. This interprofessional event brings together students, faculty, and community members to begin a dialogue about daily challenges faced by many in our community. The free event will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Space is limited.
 
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Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP): Lighting Up Life-Tuesday

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

 
 
 

Transforming Stakeholders' Words into Action: Using Community Engagement to Impact Translational Research & Health Disparities-Monday

Presented by Tiffany Young, PhD, Center for Health Equity and Research, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, at noon in Emory's RSPH Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 4001.
 
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Nobel Laureate: Determining Neuronal Fate in C. elegans-Tuesday

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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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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UGA Proposal Peer Review: NIH R01/R21 Proposals (with June/July Deadlines)-April 2

Are you planning to submit a proposal to NIH in June or July? Would you like to have colleagues review your proposal before you submit it? Sign-up for the Proposal Peer Review program to exchange proposals and comments with UGA colleagues, and receive an additional round of review by Proposal Enhancement.
 
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K-Club: Research Grant Review-May 14

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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Reimagining the Frontier of Public Health Approaches to Eating Disorders Prevention-April 30

Presented by the Harvard Medical School CTSA
 
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AGENDA: 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

 
 
 

The Trailblazer Prize for Clinician Scientists-Nominations Due March 30

This $10,000 honorarium and prize celebrates the outstanding contributions of early career clinician-scientists in the U.S. whose research has translated basic scientific observations into new paradigm-shifting approaches for diagnosing, preventing, treating, or curing disease or disability.
 
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