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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

April 27, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA-supported Finding in NEJM Challenges Asthma Common Practice

Researchers from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute AsthmaNet recently published a study in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) entitled “Quintupling Inhaled Glucocorticoids to Prevent Childhood Asthma Exacerbations.” This study found that short-term increases in inhaled steroid doses do not prevent asthma flare-ups in children. The NHLBI believes the “findings challenge common practice of increasing doses at early ...

 
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Proven Faculty Entrepreneur Training Course: Kauffman FastTrac® 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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Funding

 
 
 

Opportunity for CTSA Supplemental Funding-Due June 1

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) announces the opportunity for investigators with relevant active NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Hub Awards (UL1) and CTSA Collaborative Innovation Awards (U01 and R21) to submit administrative supplement requests. These requests should be for funded projects that could benefit from achieving certain new research objectives that are within the original scope of the peer reviewed and approved project, or for unanticipated expenses within the original scope of the project.
 
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Focused Technology Research & Development (R01)-Due June 5

This NIH-NIGMS initiative will support projects that focus solely on development of technologies with the potential to enable biomedical research. Projects should be justified in terms of potential biomedical impact, but should not include any application to specific biomedical research questions.
 
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Enhancing Innovations in Emerging Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing of Complex Biologic Products (R01)-Due June 25

FDA seeks to support the application of novel technologies for advanced manufacturing of complex biologic products, and innovative analytical approaches to improve product manufacturing and quality through active research.
 
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Merck Research Grants Opportunity-Due August 15

In celebrating its 350th anniversary, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany offers a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. Merck provides several research grants in various research areas, such as drug discovery, synthetic biology, and computing.
 
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2019 NIH Director's Pioneer Award: High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program-Due September 14

The program provides unique opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists to pursue highly innovative approaches to address major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. Any research topic relevant to the broad mission of NIH is welcome. NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH-funded research to apply.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics (R25-Clinical Trials Not Allowed)-Due June 28

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship-Deciding First Authorship
 
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Lunch & Learn Introducing Emory's new HPLC Bioanalytical Core: HPLC-based analysis of neurotransmitters & purines-Wednesday

The core brings powerful HPLC platforms in support of investigators. It has the ability to 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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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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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

I-Corps South Announces SBIR Phase Zero Grants

I-Corps South is now offering up to eight $25,000 grants to technology startup teams in the first half of 2018. This unique program is open to any team in the southeast with a strong technology component.
 
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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

 
 
 

Talk, Learn, Collaborate: Building Partnerships to Improve Latino Health-Tuesday

Come hear from local Latino-serving community leaders and learn about the status of Georgia Latino Health, what is being done, and ways in which faculty, staff, and our learners at Morehouse School of Medicine can be a partner in achieving health equity. Lunch will be provided.
 
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AARP Community Challenge-Due May 16

It takes time to build great communities, but quick action can spark longer-term progress. The AARP Community Challenge funds projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for all residents.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Digital Scholar Webinar: Leveraging Medical Health Record Data for Identifying Research Study Participants-Wednesday

Online webinar hosted by USC. Study recruitment remains one of the major challenges to successful clinical and translational science. Medical health record data provide a new source for identifying prospective study participants that fit the eligibility criteria. The speakers will introduce three applications (TriNetX, i2b2, and SHRINE) and provide a step-by-step guide for accessing and using this type of data.
 
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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 Growing Promise of Gene Therapy Approaches-August 20-21

NCATS and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration┬┐s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research are co-sponsoring a workshop to review the state of current gene therapy approaches, identify challenges and strategies to overcome them, and discuss how to collaboratively scale and accelerate gene therapy development to benefit patients with rare diseases for which there is no effective treatment.
 
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News

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Investigators: Do you need assistance recruiting for clinical research? The Georgia CTSA wants to help!

The Georgia CTSA Recruitment Center is a new service that is available to investigators and research teams at Georgia CTSA institutions. Our goal is to help Georgia CTSA investigators optimize recruitment in their studies. Because we want to make the Recruitment Center as responsive as possible to your needs, we are conducting a survey of all Georgia CTSA investigators regarding recruitment for clinical research. Specifically, we want to identify ...

 
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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.