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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

March 30, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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Georgia CTSA at UGA: Henry Young, PhD Improving Medication Use & Enhancing Care Communication

In 2013, Henry Young, PhD joined the University of Georgia (UGA) as the Kroger Associate Professor in Community Pharmacy. For the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) he is a co-director of the Integrating Special Populations (ISP) program.“My research interests focus on medication use, health communication and health outcomes, with a special interest in improving health services for underserved and minority populations,” ...

 
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Congratulations to the Georgia CTSA Winter 2018 Pilot Grant Recipients

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Applied Research to Address Emerging Public Health Priorities-Due April 16

The CDC identified ten research areas of interest, including New Diagnostic, Sequencing, and Metagenomic Tools for AR Detection and Improved Antibiotic Use; International Transmission, Colonization, and Prevention of AR Pathogens; Domestic Transmission, Colonization, and Prevention of AR Pathogens and CDI; Develop Human Microbiome Disruption Indices Relevant to Antibiotic Resistance
 
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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 condition.
 
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Cooperative Research Centers (CRC): Vaccine Development (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due June 20

This STI CRC program will facilitate multidisciplinary, synergistic collaborations to support the development of vaccines to control and prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) caused by the following pathogens, which have limited candidates in the product development pipeline: Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Treponema pallidum.
 
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Defense University Research Instrumentation Program-Due July 6

This announcement seeks proposals from universities to purchase equipment and instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the DOD. A central purpose of the program is to provide equipment and instrumentation to enhance research-related education in areas of interest and priority to the DOD.
 
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2019 NIH Director's Early Independence Awards-Due September 27

The NIH Common Fund announces FY 2019 funding opportunity for the NIH Director's Early Independence Awards in the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. The program provides unique opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists to pursue highly innovative approaches to address major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Animal Use-Unnecessary Animal Use
 
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Core Opening: Emory High Performance Liquid Chromatography Bioanalytical Core

The core can identify and quantify monoamine neurotransmitters, amino acids, purine bases, and nucleotides from a variety of biological samples, including tissues or fluid from humans, animals or cultured cells.
 
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Regulatory Guidance for Academic Research of Drugs & Devices

 
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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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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

The VA Tech Transfer Program-Monday

The AAMC will host a free webinar from 1:30-2:30 p.m. highlighting the revitalized VA Tech Transfer program. John Kaplan, PhD, JD, director of the VA Technology Transfer Program, will present on recent changes and successes in VA Tech Transfer; current activities and priorities for the VA Tech Transfer Office; the special role of VA investigators in research, invention, patenting and licensing; how academic affiliates can partner with the VA on Tech Transfer; and Invention Management Agreements.
 
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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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Webinar: Securing Seed Funding, Support for Women in Science-April 12

Research shows that more women in the fields of science and technology lead to greater innovation and progressive research discoveries, yet they are vastly underrepresented in leadership positions in healthcare and biotechnology. The National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) seeks to change this by supporting both women-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs and researchers from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
 
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Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTracĀ® TechVenture 2018-Apply by Thursday

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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Community

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA @ the 2018 Atlanta Science Festival

Georgia CTSA's Kids & Families Impacting Disease through Science Georgia Chapter (KIDS-Georgia) taught binary code by creating a radio-frequency ID wrist bands to over 1,000 Georgians during the free 2018 Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo on March 24, 2018 at Piedmont Park. Visitors were given the opportunity to learn coding by making bracelets with their initials in binary code. KIDS Georgia shared information about the RFID med-alert invention ...

 
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Nobel Laureate Delivers Community Lecture at Morehouse School of Medicine

 
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Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

K-Club: Mentors, Collaborators, Contributors, & Consultants-How to organize & position your research team for funding and project success-September 10

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 and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Kimberly Maune, MHA, assistant dean for research administration, senior director, Research Administration Services, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health and School of Nursing; and Amelia ...

 
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Lecture in Biostatistics: On Some Controversies in Cardiovascular Clinical Trials-Monday

Co-sponsored by the Georgia CTSA, this lecture is a great opportunity for researchers to learn more about the current controversies in the design and interpretation of cardiovascular clinical trials. Learn more about Georgia CTSA's Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) program and submit a request. ...

 
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Informed Consent: Content, Communications, & Emerging Technologies-May 1

Hosted by Harvard Medical School CTSA
 
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Molecular Signaling in Pancreatic Inflammation & Translating Findings to the Bedside-May 4

Presented by Sohail Z. Husain, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Pittsburgh, Director of the Exocrine Pancreas Center at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC at noon in Egleston, Classrooms 5-7. RSVP by May 3
 
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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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Improving Recruitment Strategies to Increase Diversity in Pediatric Populations-May 16

This webinar will present information on how to improve recruitment strategies to increase diversity in pediatric populations and methods to meet recruitment goals, as well as what has and has not worked in terms of recruitment for our team.
 
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National Conference on Health Disparities-May 16-19

The 11th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities will be held at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA.
 
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Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2018 Conference-May 21-24

The SciTS conference is the annual international forum dedicated to SciTS, bringing together thought leaders from a broad range of disciplines and fields, including: communications, management, social and behavioral sciences, information technology, systems science, and translational research.
 
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Addressing the Opioid Crisis Through Translational Science Un-Meeting-June 2

Hosted by the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC), which is supported by NCATS through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, this meeting will bring together researchers, clinicians, policymakers, public health professionals, health care innovators, opinion leaders and others to discuss and develop innovative approaches to address the opioid crisis through translational science.
 
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2018 Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference-June 5-8

Registration is now open. This event is sponsored by the AAMC Group on Information Resources (GIR) and will be held in Austin, Texas.
 
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AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar-June 14-16

The seminar will take place at the AAMC's Washington, DC, headquarters. The application deadline is April 18.
 
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18th Annual Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials-July 8-19

OBSSR in collaboration with NHLBI will hold the institute in Warrenton, Virginia. The purpose of the training is to provide a thorough grounding in the conduct of randomized clinical trials to researchers interested in developing competence in the planning, design, and execution of randomized clinical trials involving behavioral interventions.
 
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2018 Health Disparities Research Institute-July 23-27

The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health and health disparities research scientists early in their careers, stimulating research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science.
 
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2018 mHealth Training Institute-July 29-August 3

The immersion program uses a blended learning environment to provide selected scholars with a core grounding in latest mHealth methodologies and develops their capacity to successfully contribute to team science.
 
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2nd Annual Summit on Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine-November 9-10

Rediscover the finer facets of stem cell, cell therapy, and regenerative medicine research at this local event.
 
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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.