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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

April 13, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants Program

For over 10 years the Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants program has distributed grant funding to support one to two year pilot projects that advance and transform laboratory, clinic, and community observations into interventions that improve public and individual health. ...

 
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Virtually Visit the Georgia CTSA Administrative Offices at Emory

We hope you will stop-by in-person, but until then, click below for a virtual visit. Georgia CTSA administrative offices at Emory University can be found on the first floor of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB). Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration BuildingEmory University1440 Clifton Road NEAtlanta, GA 30322 ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Physician-Scientist Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (R01 - clinical trial optional)-LOI Due May 4

The award is intended to support the independence of physician-scientist faculty committed to academic careers in heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders research, and related implementation science.
 
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Pilot & feasibility clinical research grants in kidney diseases (R21 clinical trial optional)-Due May 16

This FOA is to support Exploratory/Developmental Research Grants (R21) that propose small scale or pilot and feasibility clinical and translational research studies, including epidemiological studies or clinical trials related to kidney disease research. Studies should address important clinical and translational questions that are potentially of high clinical and public health impact.
 
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Investigator-initiated genomic medicine research (R01 and R21)-Due June 20

This opportunity supports research opportunities that will advance our understanding of, and the implementation of, the use of genomic information about an individual to inform clinical care, and the health outcomes of that clinical use.
 
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PCORI Upcoming Research Funding Opportunities-LOI June 21

The next cycle of PCORI research funding opportunities will open on June 1. The cycle will include three opportunities, one on improving methods for conducting patient-centered outcomes research, a second for the implementation of PCORI-funded patient-centered outcomes research results, and a third looking for projects that fit within our five priority areas for research.
 
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Cutting Edge Informatics Tools for Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due July 9

The IDG consortium's purpose is to facilitate the unveiling of the functions of selected understudied proteins in the Druggable Genome using experimental and informatics approaches. Currently, this research consortium is composed of multiple Data and Resource Generation Centers (DRGCs), a Knowledge Management Center (KMC), and a Resource Dissemination and Outreach Center (RDOC). The purpose of this specific FOA is to solicit applications to build a set of Cutting Edge Informatics Tools (CEITs) that will augment the capability of the KMC as well as the broader IDG Consortium.
 
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Mechanisms Underlying the Contribution of Type 1 Diabetes Disease-associated Variants (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due December 6

This FOA encourages applications from integrative teams and individual investigators for projects to determine the mechanisms underlying the contribution of these risk-associated genes and their variants for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). The purpose is to accelerate the discovery of function of the causal genes and variants that influence the risk for disease.
 
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Small Research Grants for Analyses of Data for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Resource (R03 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The NIH Common Fund has established the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) to develop a pediatric research data resource populated by genome sequence and phenotype data that will be of high value for the communities of investigators who study the genetics of childhood cancers and/or structural birth defects.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Clinical Research Scholars Program Award-Due June 22

This award will enable outstanding early career pediatricians and internists to enhance their clinical research proficiency and to develop the necessary clinical research capabilities to become independent investigators who formulate and lead multi-center, clinical research studies.
 
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Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due August 31

This FOA encourages applications for the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program for the purpose of supporting the research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers. The program offers the opportunity for a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities and contains two phases.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship - Author, Author!
 
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Carryover Requests-What is Carryover (Carry-Forward)?

 
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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

 
 
 

SEMDA 2018: Medtech Conference-May 1-3

Southeastern Medical Device Association's (SEMDA) annual conference is the premier medical device forum fostering business and educational opportunities for investors, medical device companies, medical entrepreneurs, and related industry professionals in the southeast.
 
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Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTrac® 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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The Exercise of Translation-May 21

A part of the Coulter Commercialization Seminar Series discussing how start-ups are founded and deals get done. Held at Emory, Goizueta Business School at 5:00 p.m.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial, or business undertakings.
 
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CDC Podcast: Communities Working to Increase Physical Activity

Listen to a podcast by a researcher with the CDC-funded University of Illinois, Chicago Prevention Research Center on how a Chicago project involved communities to increase play and physical activity by renovating parks. Their study showed a 61% increase in park use and a 37% increase in physical activity after the renovation of a group of parks.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Tips for Completing Your IACUC Protocol-Monday

At the UGA IACUC Town Hall, you will learn how to how to write Animal Use Protocols and amendment forms that will minimize review time; how to streamline the protocol writing process, and how to manage protocols after approval-i.e. renewals and amendments.
 
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Obesity & Breast Cancer: Opportunities & Challenges in Molecular Epidemiology-Thursday

Lauren E. McCullough, PhD, MSPH, assistant professor, Epidemiology, Emory┬┐s Rollins School of Public Health 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 Emory's School of Medicine Building, Room 153A.
 
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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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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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Workshop on human iPSC Derivation, Maintenance, Differentiation, & CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing in iPSCs-May 14-18

University of Pennsylvania
 
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News

 
 
 

Through Externship, CTSA Program Scholar Learns New Approaches to Drive Her Research Forward

 
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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.