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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

June 29, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA-supported Research Confirms Cost-effectiveness of WHO-recommended Algorithms for Tuberculosis (TB) Screening in Ethiopia

Cost-effectiveness of WHO-recommended Algorithms for TB Case Finding at Ethiopian HIV Clinics, published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, found that “combining a WHO-recommended symptom screen with Xpert for TB diagnosis among people living with HIV was highly cost-effective…” Xpert M. tuberculosis and rifampin assay (Xpert) is a rapid molecular diagnostic test that can detect M. tuberculosis and rifampin resistance in less than ...

 
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Clinical Trial Challenges: Lessons Learned from the NIH Collaboratory Biostatistics & Design Core-September 28

*** Registration closing soon; only three waiting list spots available. The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance’s Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) program hosts the research forum at Morehouse School of Medicine from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Keynote speaker, Andrea Cook, PhD, University of Washington School of Public Health, will present. This forum focuses on advances and challenges in pragmatic clinical trials ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Call for Georgia Partners in Regenerative Medicine Seed Grant Proposals-Due July 9

This funding mechanism intended to stimulate new, collaborative research in regenerative medicine among Georgia Tech, Emory University, and UGA investigators. This funding mechanism may support collaborative projects at earlier stages of development in the 'high risk, high yield' category or projects with a high potential for clinical or industry translation.
 
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Pilot Research Projects in Human Immunology-Due July 20

The NIH Cooperative Center for Human Immunology (CCHI) at the Emory Vaccine Center (EVC) is seeking applications for research proposals that are driven to provide potential impetus to a deeper understanding of immunity to human pathogens (bacterial, parasitic and viral) in infection and/or vaccination.
 
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NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Minority/Underserved Community Sites (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)-LOI Due July 31

This FOA solicits applications from institutions/organizations to participate in NCORP, a community-based research network that designs and conducts clinical trials and other human subject studies for adults and children in cancer control, prevention, screening, and care delivery, as well as quality-of-life studies embedded within treatment trials; incorporates the needs of diverse populations such as, adolescents and young adults, and the elderly; racial and ethnic minorities; sexual and gender minorities; and rural residents into studies and takes steps to enhance participation of these groups; enhances patient and provider access to treatment and imaging trials conducted under the National Clinical Trials Network; and integrates cancer disparities research within the community network.
 
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Department of Health & Human Services CDC ERA Injury Control Research Centers- Due August 6

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is seeking applications from qualified organizations for Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) grants. These centers will conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries and violence that support NCIPC's priorities and mission.
 
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Collaborative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) (UM1 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)-Due August 28

The purpose of this FOA, issued by the National Cancer Institute, is to support the CHTN. The goal for CHTN is to collect and distribute to investigators high quality human tissue specimens to facilitate basic and early translational cancer research.
 
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Education

 
 
 

NIH K Awards Tutorial-August 1 & 8

In anticipation of the October 12, 2018 deadline for the NIH K Career Development Award for new proposals (and resubmission proposals for March), the series will address the following K Award categories: K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/00 as well as VA CDA and other career development awards. The classes will include didactic presentation, discussion, and Q&A. Time permitting, Dr. Janet Gross will provide an individual read and review of your proposal.
 
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Postdoctoral Bioengineering Positions, Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation

NCATS┬┐ Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation seeks applications from qualified candidates to fill postdoctoral bioengineering positions in the Division's 3-D Bioprinting Group in Rockville, Maryland. The selected candidates must have expertise in bioengineering, biofabrication and biomaterials to help establish a portfolio of functional, neuronal 3-D tissue models as human-based, tissue-in-a-well screening platforms for the development of therapeutics for pain, addiction or overdose.
 
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Postdoctoral Neuroscientist Positions, Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation

NCATS' Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation seeks applications from qualified candidates-with experience in physiology and pathology of the nervous system to fill postdoctoral neuroscience positions in the Division's 3-D Bioprinting Group in Rockville, Maryland. The selected candidates will help establish a portfolio of functional, neuronal 3-D tissue models as human-based, tissue-in-a-well screening platforms for the development of therapeutics for pain, addiction or overdose. Ideal candidates must have expertise in neuroscience, electrophysiology techniques, in vitro neuronal models, and neuronal stem cells. Experience using the techniques necessary to develop cell-based functional central nervous system and peripheral nervous system assays for drug testing using tissues-including extracellular recording (field potential or multi-unit), electrophysiology analysis, calcium imaging, and neural stem cell and primary cell culture-is required. Experience in the physiology and pathology of pain, addiction or overdose also is required.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Conflict of Interest-Uncertainties and Conflicting Interest in Lung Transplantation
 
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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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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Infographic: Georgia CTSA Community Engagement Program

How does the Community Engagement program support collaborative community-academic partnerships to address health needs? ...

 
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Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center Video

Using a community-engaged approach, researchers assess and adapt a phone- and web-based program designed to prevent or reduce depression in African American people with epilepsy. Each year the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) showcases research projects in brief videos that focus on health equity. In 2018, seven CDC Prevention Research Centers, that are members of AAMC, developed videos to demonstrate how research can contribute to narrowing gaps in health and health care. The seven videos describe innovative, community-partnered research projects that explore how people and their communities can avoid or counter risks for chronic illnesses.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Ask the Experts Event: Improving Health Disparities in Rural Communities-Today

Expert panelists will discuss innovative public health programs and partnerships for improving health disparities in rural communities. ASTHO and CDC's Prevention Research Centers will host at 2:00 p.m.
 
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Micro- & Nanotechnologies for Medicine & Emerging Frontiers & Applications-July 16-20

The advances in micro- and nanotechnologies are expected to open up new possibilities and applications in diagnostics, therapy, drug delivery, and regenerative medicine. In this workshop, participants will acquire the fundamentals and advances in the fields of three dimensional bioprinting, bioMEMS, biomaterials, and tissue engineering. Leading experts will present the latest advances in the development of novel micro- and nanotechnologies and address a range of different challenges that are of importance to biomedicine at the interface of engineering, medicine, and biological sciences.
 
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The Game-changing Impact of Empowering Patients with Health Data-July 19

There are so many important questions being asked about health data: What are the roadblocks to patient access to health data? What are the legal protections for patients and their health information? What are patients currently doing with health data, and what do they want to be doing? How can access to health data be the first step in engagement and empowerment in the biomedical R&D system? Leaders from the National Partnership for Women & Families, Omada Health, and FasterCures will address these and other questions that are critical to unlocking the potential of the health information that exists around us.
 
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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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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.