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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

May 11, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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Georgia CTSA-supported Teams Win Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo

Georgia Tech’s Capstone Design Expo is the largest student design expo in the U.S. It is an opportunity for student teams to present their innovative ideas to solve real-world problems to industry, investors, and the public. This year, Georgia CTSA helped support 40 teams through funding from the Innovation Catalyst program. 226 teams competed in the 2018 Spring Capstone Design Expo. Kit Cath won best overall project at the 2018 Spring Capstone ...

 
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Research Resources 101: Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA)-Thursday

Learn more about the extensive range of services offered to faculty, staff, and students at the four Georgia CTSA academic partner institutions at noon in Emory SOM 170A. ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design & Statistical Analysis Plans (U34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due July 19

The purpose of this FOA is to provide support for planning activities for late phase (phase II and beyond) single-site or multi-site investigator-initiated clinical trials that address critical clinical questions within the mission of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and that require non-traditional clinical trial designs with the opportunity for statistical novelty and/or innovation. The FOA will support the development of feasible and well-designed clinical trials utilizing consultative services provided by the Innovative Clinical Trials Resource (ICTR) (N01).
 
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Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Implementation of effective shared decision making approaches in practice settings-LOI Due July 24

To be eligible for this PFA, applicants may either a) propose to implement a shared decision making (SDM) strategy that was formally tested and demonstrated to be effective in the context of a PCORI research award, or b) propose an implementation project that will incorporate new PCORI CER evidence into an existing, tested shared decision making strategy, and then implement the updated shared decision making strategy.
 
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American Heart Association-Young investigator research opportunities-Due September 28

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) greatly value the development of Young Investigators and Early Career Professionals and therefore, provide funded Investigator-led Research opportunities through a limited number of Young Investigator Database Research Seed Grants using data from AHA/ASA Quality Improvement Programs, including Get With The Guidelines.
 
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Early-career scientific research grants program-Due November 30

The National Blood Foundation awards grants for investigator-initiated original research in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion medicine, cellular therapies and patient blood management.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due September 10

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 enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by providing research experiences and related opportunities that enrich the pool of individuals from nationally underrepresented groups who will be available to compete for research opportunities in the mission areas of importance to NHLBI.
 
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Pew Charitable Trusts Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences-Due October 15

The program is intended to support young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship-I Rub Your Back
 
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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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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

NCATS Funds New Drug Repurposing Projects, Seeks Additional Industry Partners

NCATS recently awarded funding for three new projects to explore potential new uses for compounds that have already undergone significant research and development by industry. The Center is currently seeking additional industry partners to participate in future drug repurposing funding opportunities.
 
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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

 
 
 

Emory to host annual 5K & offer free health screenings in Johns Creek-May 19

Emory Johns Creek Hospital will host its annual 5K Scrub Run/Walk and provide free health screenings to the public. The run and walk kicks off at 8:00 a.m. and children 10 and under can participate in a 100-yard dash at 9:00 a.m.
 
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Action Collaborative on Bridging Public Health, Health Care, & Community: Call for Abstracts CHNA-related collaboration-Due May 30

The National Academies' Action Collaborative on Bridging Public Health, Health Care, and Community launched a call for abstracts concerning health care and public health collaboration around community health needs assessments (CHNAs).
 
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Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

K-Club: The Science & the Art of NIH Grant Review: Understanding the application review process to improve grant writing skills-Monday

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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Precision Medicine World Conference 2018-June 6-7

The University of Michigan, along with several other academic medical centers, is hosting at Ross School of Business. Co-hosts include Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford Health Care, and University of California, San Francisco. Other participants include Michigan State University and Wayne State University.
 
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MyCap: A Configurable Mobile Application For Patient-Reported Data Collection-June 20

Vanderbilt recently developed a generalizable solution for supporting studies requiring patient-centered mobile applications. The application (MyCap) was designed to enable researchers in need of patient-centered longitudinal data collection tools to rapidly design and deploy secure, patient-centered smartphone applications. MyCap supports temporal-based administration of surveys and ResearchKit Activetasks (leveraging smartphone accelerometers, camera, microphone, geolocation services) and can be configured for an individual project without programming. MyCap builds on the REDCap platform and is freely available through the REDCap consortium for local researcher utilization. This webinar presentation will provide an overview of the mobile application platform and demonstrate study setup and deployment for an individual project.
 
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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.