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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

June 15, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA-supported Finding: an `Achilles' heel' for the `Iraqibacter'

Emory University microbiologists have found an “Achilles’ heel” for Acinetobacter baumannii, a type of disease-causing bacteria. Acinetobacter baumannii is known as “Iraqibacter,” because it is found in soldiers returning from Iraq or Afghanistan in soft tissue infections. However, this was named one of the World Health Organization’s top three multidrug resistant threats in 2017 and is “notoriously difficult ...

 
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Call for Applications: Health Services Research Core Curriculum-Deadline Wednesday

Emory School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development offer this development course focused on Health Services Research. Faculty and fellows from each Georgia CTSA academic institutions with an interest in research or scholarship, but limited experience with health services research should apply. Apply | Questions ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

2018 Cutting Edge Research Grants-Due July 9

In 2018, up to $100,000 in grants will be awarded in amounts up to $20,000 per recipient in order to stimulate a broad scope of research relevant to dermatologic surgeons and the dermatology specialty at large. Researchers are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for board directed research topics as well as research into evidence-based medicine, comparative efficacy research, quality studies and patient safety studies. In addition, studies on depth of training, scope of practice, safety records and efficacy are recommended.
 
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Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease-Due July 16

The (PATH) award provides $500,000 over five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters.
 
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FDA: Strengthening Global Competency & Capacity in Inspectional Approaches & Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) (U01)-August 13

The funding will catalyze and support the institution's activities that are focused on consensus around what optimal good manufacturing practices are and the competencies for Inspectors within the context of emerging and increasingly complex science, research and innovation in manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.
 
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Research Infrastructure for Centers Conducting Population Dynamics Science FY 2018 (P2C-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-August 20

The goal of this FOA is to advance the field of population dynamics research by increasing research impact, innovation, and productivity; developing junior scientists; and maximizing the efficiency of research support.
 
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New Funding Opportunity Now Available for the NIH Common Fund's Somatic Cell Genome Editing Program-August 24

The NIH Common Fund's Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) program aims to accelerate the translation of genome editing technology into clinical applications by enabling a new Consortium of researchers to develop quality tools for safe and effective genome editing and provide these tools to the research community for future therapy development. The NIH is now inviting applications for Large Animal Testing Centers for Evaluation of Somatic Cell Genome Editing Tools (U42 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-RM-18-014). The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the establishment of two Large Animal Testing Centers for the SCGE Consortium, one for testing genome editing delivery technologies and editors in pigs, and another for testing in monkeys (rhesus and marmosets).
 
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New Funding Opportunities Available for Collaborative Rare Diseases Research-Due October 9

NCATS announces two new Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) program funding opportunities to support collaborative clinical research on rare diseases. The Center is accepting applications for Rare Diseases Clinical Research Consortia and a Data Management and Coordinating Center (DMCC).
 
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Roybal Centers for Translational Research on Aging (P30-Clinical Trial Required)-October 18

This FOA solicits Edward R. Roybal Centers for Translation Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences of Aging. The purpose of the Roybal Centers is to develop behavioral interventions that improve the health and well-being of people as they are aging and the capacity of institutions to adapt to societal aging. Roybal Centers will conduct Stage 0 through IV pilot studies in accordance with the multidirectional, translational NIH Stage Model, to produce potent and implementable principle-driven behavioral interventions.
 
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Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging-October 24

This FOA invites early-stage physician and other health professional investigators with a commitment to aging and/or aging-related diseases to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research.
 
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Submit a Research Proposal to NCATS' Stem Cell Translation Laboratory-Due November 1

NCATS┬┐ Stem Cell Translation Laboratory (SCTL) is seeking new collaborations to help achieve common goals in induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) biology in a faster and more coordinated fashion.
 
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Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recruiting Interprofessional Students & Faculty Mentors Addressing Hotspotting at Grady-Applications Due Wednesday

Only 5% of patients in the U.S. account for >50% of healthcare costs. These patients are frequently admitted to the ER and are called “High Utilizers.” Hotspotting is an intervention that helps these patients and decreases healthcare costs. Are you interested in joining a team of interprofesional students addressing this issue at Grady? Apply today to join Atlanta’s interdisciplinary student hotspotting ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Authorship-When the Author Can't Write English
 
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Data & Safety Monitoring Board Training Manual for Investigator-initiated Studies

 
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Working with human subjects? New human subjects system replaces NIH's inclusion management system

A new human subjects system has replaced the Inclusion Management System (IMS) used for reporting participant sex/gender, race, and ethnicity information for NIH grants. The new system consolidates human subject information submitted in applications and progress reports and will be used for all human subject-related post-submission updates as of its release.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course Informational Webinar-Monday

The UAB CTSA will host an informational webinar about the upcoming five-week I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Courses available to faculty with an early-stage biomedical innovation or idea, post docs, and students working on a biomedical innovation.
 
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Curious about the business case for your translational science?

Find out via the I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course. Based on the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program, the premiere federally-funded innovation and commercialization training in the U.S., I-Corps@NCATS provides biomedical scientists, clinician scientists and engineers with a new approach to accelerate the translation of discoveries from the lab to clinical practice.WHO: Teams of faculty, postdocs, and/or ...

 
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Community

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Please Share: Georgia CTSA Community Engaged Survey

The purpose of this survey is to identify the community interests, leadership in, and needs for collaboration in research or other health initiatives with staff, faculty, and researchers at partnership institutions. Results will be used to develop responsive community assistance, partnership facilitation and capacity building among Georgia’s research and outreach programs for responding to the health needs of the state. The Georgia Clinical ...

 
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CDC Healthy Schools Website

Did you know CDC Healthy Schools has a website just for kids? Check out the BAM! Body and Mind website, with cool health info, including an original web comic series!
 
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Events

 
 
 

Bibliometrics & Scientometrics for Research Evaluation-June 25-27

The course offers a deep insight into the use of citation analysis, bibliometric visualization, and other related tools for evaluating scientific research. The course is provided by Leiden University's Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in collaboration with the Galter Health Sciences Library and Northwestern University's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (NUCATS).
 
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Healthcare in the Age of Interoperability-June 28

Keynote speaker Mark Braunstein, MD, professor of the practice, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology will present this Quarterly Analytics Collaborative, a venue to discuss successes and challenges with analytics at Emory Healthcare and beyond. Join your colleagues for an ongoing discussion of analytics in support of research, clinical care, quality, and operations from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Emory University Hospital Auditorium.
 
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Launch of the Inaugural Health Technology Vertical at ATDC-July 10

Join the 50+ ATDC health technology start-ups, local and state government officials and the ATDC staff, as we launch the first vertical dedicated to cultivating innovation in digital health, IoT, healthcare robotics, genomics, diagnostics, drug discovery tools and drug delivery tools.
 
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Working Together for You: CISCRP & ResearchMatch-July 11

This webinar will include details on how The Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) and ResearchMatch have formed a partnership to provide information on clinical trials, create awareness of clinical trials, and to demystify the clinical trial process.
 
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Tackling Complexity in Medicine & Public Health using Large Databases-October 22-26

Presented by the Institute for Translational Epidemiology (ITE), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana Roma. This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of obtaining and working with healthcare datasets for public health, pharmaceutical, and medical research.
 
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SEBIO 2018-November 13-14

 
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Drug Development Boot Camp-November 14-15

 
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Call for Abstracts: 2nd Annual Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference-Due December 3

Clinical and/or translational researchers working in the state of Georgia are invited to submit an abstract. Michael G Kurilla, MD, PhD, director, Division of Clinical Innovation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health will serve as keynote speaker. Georgia CTSA brings together researchers from across the state to present the best new clinical and translational research and build collaborative ...

 
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News

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Infographic: Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance

Georgia CTSA aims to translate laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients, engage communities in clinical research efforts, and train the next generation of clinical researchers to impact health in Georgia. ...

 
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Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program Year in Review

Supported by the Georgia CTSA
 
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