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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

May 18, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Nurse Receives 2018 Nurse of the Year from the Georgia Indian Nurses Association

Vani Manoharan, RN, is an Emory Healthcare nurse clinician for the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance's (Georgia CTSA) Clinical Research Network (CRN) site at Emory University Hospital. She received the award Nurse of the Year 2018 from the Georgia Indian Nurses Association (GINA) based on excellence in professional practice. Manoharan has worked in Emory Healthcare’s Inpatient Clinical Research Unit since 2005 and has worked ...

 
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Congratulations to the 2018 Health Services Research Day poster presentation winners

Xingyu Zhang, PhD, postdoc fellow, Department of Surgery, Emory School of Medicine, received first place for "Use of clinical notes on electronic medical record data to improve prediction of 30-day hospital readmission after kidney transplantation." Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, professor, Emory School of Nursing, received second place for "The emergency department as setting for female pelvic examination” Thank you to all those who partici ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program Awards June 2019 Cycle-LOI Due May 31

The foundation supports research in two areas medical research and science and engineering. The Foundation seeks research that applies a distinctive and novel approach that questions a prevailing paradigm or offers the potential to open new territory in the field.
 
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Ending the pandemic threat: A grand challenge for universal Influenza vaccine development-Due June 22

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals that engage scientists across a variety of disciplines, including those new to the influenza field, demonstrate innovative thinking by incorporating concepts or technologies not currently being used within/addressed by the influenza vaccine field, present concepts and strategies that are off the beaten track, significantly radical in conception, and daring in premise.
 
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American Diabetes Association Accelerator award (ACE)-Due July 2

This Pathway to Stop Diabetes initiative accepts nominations for exceptional investigators with medical and scientific backgrounds who propose innovative basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiological and health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication.
 
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke Research Program Award (R35 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due July 13

The purpose of the NINDS Research Program Award (RPA) is to provide longer-term support and increased flexibility to Program Directors/Principal Investigators whose records of research achievement demonstrate their ability to make major contributions to neuroscience.
 
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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.
 
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Pharma Foundation Research Starter Grants: Informatics, Pharmaceutics, & Pharmacology/Toxicology-Due August 31

The goal of the Informatics Research Starter Grants program is to promote development and use of novel informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes. The awards offer financial support to individuals beginning independent research careers in pharmaceutics (including basic pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology, and pharmaceutical biotechnology) at the faculty level.
 
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Understanding Skeletal Effects of Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due December 6

This FOA invites applications for studies to understand the effects of type 1 diabetes (T1D) on bone mass and quality and/or fracture risk. Researchers may propose investigations in newly recruited subjects or using subjects and/or samples from ongoing clinical studies of individuals with for T1D.
 
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Upcoming PCORI research funding opportunities

To give research teams extra time to consider their applications, PCORI posted five research funding preannouncements. Two preannouncements describe soon-to-be-reopened funding opportunities; one focuses on medication-assisted treatment delivery for pregnant women with substance use disorders and the other focuses on symptom management for advanced illnesses. A third preannouncement focuses on addressing health disparities and a fourth on improving methods for conducting patient-centered outcomes research. The fifth preannouncement will focus on the implementation of effective shared decision making approaches in healthcare settings.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Now Accepting Applications: Training Institute for Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Research in Health (TIDIRH)-Due June 12

The institute will utilize a combination of a 4-month online course (six modules with related assignments) between August 13 and November 30, and a two-day in-person training to be held December 6-7, in Bethesda, MD. Faculty and guest lecturers will consist of leading experts in theory, implementation, and evaluation approaches to D&I; creating partnerships and multilevel, transdisciplinary research teams; research design, methods, and analyses appropriate for D&I; and conducting research at different and multiple levels of intervention (e.g., clinical, community, policy).
 
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Sloan Research Fellowships 2019-Due July 15

The program seeks to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Successful candidates generally have a strong record of significant independent research accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and the potential to become future leaders in the scientific community. Fellowships are awarded in the following categories Chemistry, Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Ocean Sciences, and Physics.
 
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Research Scholar Awards-Due September 7

The objective of the award is to support young gastroenterologists working toward independent and productive research careers in digestive diseases by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship-On First Authorship
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Commercialization Workshop: Georgia Bio Bench to Business Series-Thursday

Featured speakers include Jane McCracken, Interim General Manager, ATDC; Russell M. Medford MD, PhD, Managing Partner, The Salutramed Group, Inc.; and Cliff Michaels, Assistant Director, Licensing Group, Emory University Office of Technology Transfer. Qualified applicants who have attended four out of five sessions will receive automatic placement on the 2018 Innovation Stage at the Georgia Bio Innovation Summit. This stage was highly competitive last year.
 
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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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Community

 
 
 

The Rural Communities Opioid Response Funding Opportunity

The Health Resources and Services Administration's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy plans to award up to 75 grants to rural communities as part of a new Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning initiative in FY 18. Successful awardees will receive up to $200,000 for one-year to develop plans to implement opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery interventions designed to reduce opioid overdoses among rural populations.
 
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Voices for Healthy Kids initiative-Due July 13

The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are working to create a culture of health with the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative. Through this collaboration, and in partnership with a team of experts across the healthy eating and active living movement, the initiative aims to engage, organize, and mobilize people to help all children grow up at a healthy weight.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Diabetes Prevention Research through Community-Engaged Scholarship with Indigenous Peoples-Today

Free seminar at 12:00 p.m. in Emory's Rollins School of Public Health's Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 3001
 
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Careers in Life Sciences Series: Careers in Digital Science-Tuesday

The Georgia Bio Emerging Leaders Network and the Atlanta BEST Program have organized a series of networking and panel events focused on raising awareness of career paths that exist in life sciences for individuals with advanced degrees. This session will highlight economic development and government affairs.
 
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Evidence & the Individual Patient: Understanding Heterogeneous Treatment Effects for Patient-Centered Care-May 31

This conference will explore the inherent limitations of using group data to guide treatment decisions for individuals. This conference will take a broad view of personalized/precision medicine that seeks to take into account the full gamut of patient-level variation. Conference participants will include thought leaders and stakeholders who are developing and promulgating methods for more individualized evidence from academic, government, and regulatory sectors.
 
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Creating Software Solutions to Clinical Problems-June 13

Join clinicians and researchers from across the Georgia CTSA as part of this Georgia CTSA Blue Sky Group. Mark Braunstein and Jon Duke from Georgia Tech will share information on what they have developed and can develop using Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) technology. Blue Sky Groups are convened to discuss common research areas and identify potential areas of collaboration. These groups meet once to discuss a broad topic, and then ...

 
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Conducting a Research Study using OMOP Data-June 14

Presented by VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure. The intended audience is new and existing users of OMOP data.
 
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Using ResearchMatch for Recruitment-June 21

ResearchMatch.org is our national web platform that brings together people that are interested in participating in research with the research community. The speaker will discuss how ResearchMatch matches potential volunteers with clinical and survey studies and how to use filters and pre-screening surveys to refine recruitment efforts.
 
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News

 
 
 

Announcing Global Health ATL

 
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