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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

April 20, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design

Provides comprehensive biostatistical and epidemiological support, clinical protocol reviews, and educational resources for early career researchers. Learn More ...

 
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Animation: What is the Georgia CTSA?

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) is part of a national network of medical research institutions who work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients. Emory University partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia to form Georgia CTSA and offer research resources. Watch this :90 second animation to learn ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Improving Patient Adherence to Treatment & Prevention Regimens to Promote Health (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

This FOA is issued by the NIH Adherence Network through the OBSSR with participation from multiple NIH Institutes and Centers. This FOA calls for research grant applications that address patient adherence to treatment and prevention regimens to promote health outcomes. Applications may address healthcare regimen initiation, implementation, and/or persistence by patients.
 
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Bridge to success award for early career investigators-Due May 23

The awards are designed to provide `bridge' funding to promising early-career sleep scientists who have applied for a career development award such as a K-award.
 
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Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due June 19

This FOA represents the continuation of an NCI program to enhance the diversity of the pool of the cancer research workforce by recruiting and supporting eligible junior investigators and Early Stage Investigators from groups that have been shown to be nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences. This opportunity will also provide a bridge to investigators who have completed their research training and may need extra time to develop a larger research project grant application.
 
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Addressing health disparities in NIDDK diseases (R01)

This FOA invites research projects to improve understanding of the causes of high priority diseases in the U.S. and reducing/eliminating health disparities. Research is encouraged in the following high priority diseases within the scientific mission areas of the NIDDK: diabetes; obesity; nutrition-related disorders; hepatitis C; gallbladder disease; H. Pylori infection; sickle cell disease, specifically, studies in complications of sickle cell disease within the NIDDK mission areas; kidney diseases; urologic diseases; hematologic diseases, including studies in abnormal hemoglobin synthesis; metabolic diseases; gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV.
 
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Examining diversity, recruitment, & retention in aging research (R24 clinical trial not allowed)-LOI Due July 24

This FOA encourages collaborative teams to target gaps in methods and outcomes regarding research participant recruitment and retention.
 
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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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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship - But I Don't Want To Be An Author
 
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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

 
 
 

Success Stories: Turning UGA Research into Products-Tuesday

Did you know that more than 675 products and 160 companies have emerged from UGA research? Join UGA's Innovation Gateway as they explore and celebrate UGA's success in bringing scientific discoveries to the marketplace. Hear firsthand from UGA researchers and entrepreneurs who turned their research breakthroughs into new products and businesses that drive economic development.
 
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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

 
 
 

State Physical Activity & Nutrition Program-Due June 14

The program will fund up to 15 state health departments to work with state and local partners that support communities to improve nutrition and to support safe and accessible physical activity. This five-year program provides state health departments the support and flexibility to work on systems at the state and local levels to implement evidence-based strategies and to leverage resources from multiple stakeholders and sectors (e.g., agriculture, transportation, education, business, commerce, housing) to improve the nutrition and physical activity status of Americans.
 
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Currently Enrolling Patients with Hypertension

The Interventional Cardiology Research team at Emory Midtown is currently enrolling hypertensive patients in clinical trials of novel device therapies to possibly lower blood pressure independent of medications.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Lecture/Reception with Joshua A. Gordon, MD, PhD, Director of NIMH-May 1

Gordon is the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and clinical research that seeks to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
 
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Understanding the Journey: The Past, Present, & Future of Cardiovascular Disease in Women-May 3

Over a career that spans more than 50 years, Nanette Wenger, MD, professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, dedication to reducing women's disability and death from cardiovascular disease has made her one of the country's most-respected experts on women's health and women's inclusion in medical research. She is an icon in the field of cardiology as author and co-author of more than 1,300 scientific and review articles and book chapters. Join this NIH videocast at 1:30 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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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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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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Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2018 Conference-May 21-24

The 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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2018 Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference: Precision Medicine-June 8

All-day at the Georgia Aquarium - Register Now
 
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2018 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit-October 9

 
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The 11th Annual Venture Atlanta Conference-October 16-17

Held in at the Southern Exchange @ 200 Peachtree and includes 900+ attendees, 200+ investors, and renowned keynote speakers.
 
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News

 
 
 

Statement on Public-Private Partnerships as Part of the NIH Heal Initiative

 
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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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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.