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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

July 13, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kauffman FastTrac® TechVentureTM Program supported by Georgia CTSA's Innovation Catalyst Program

Emory University’s Office of Technology Transfer and Georgia CTSA’s Innovation Catalyst program are providing tools to support researchers in business. The Kauffman FastTrac® TechVentureTM program is a proven entrepreneur training course designed to help technology/science-based faculty entrepreneurs grow a great idea into a successful business. Kauffman recognizes that the innovation landscape is changing and the most complicated ...

 
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Building & Managing your First Research Team-September 21

Early-career researchers face the challenges of establishing their own research trajectories while bringing graduate students and postdocs into their teams. Based in the research on effective research teams, this Georgia CTSA workshop offers help in turning a set of junior collaborators into a team that helps both your career and theirs. While the workshop is designed for junior faculty and post docs, graduate students, and more senior researchers ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

NIA AD/ADRD Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory (U54 Clinical Trial Required) (RFA-AG-19-009)-Due September 6

The Collaboratory will: 1) serve as a national resource to promote development of pragmatic trials and demonstration projects to improve care and health outcomes for PWD and their caregivers; 2) support pilot pragmatic trials within the Collaboratory; 3) develop and disseminate technical and policy guidelines and best practices for effectively conducting AD/ADRD research studies in partnership with health care systems; 4) work collaboratively with researchers to provide technical support for scaling up pilot studies; and 5) disseminate best practices for engaging stakeholders, conducting ethical research in the special circumstances of dementia care, and involving long-term and acute-care providers.
 
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SPARC Partnership Funding Opportunity: Custom Arrangements for Device-Based Clinical Studies with Flexible Data and Intellectual Property Rights-LOI Due September 7

This FO solicits proposals for device-based clinical studies (involving peripheral or spinal neuromodulation) that go beyond immediate primary clinical endpoints to collect data that enhance mechanistic understanding and/or provide other physiological or anatomical insights in support of SPARC's mission to create anatomical and functional peripheral neural circuit maps.
 
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Thrasher Research Fund Invites Concept Papers for Early Career Grants-LOI Due September 18

The fund provides grants for clinical, hypothesis-driven research that offers substantial promise for meaningful advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of children's diseases, particularly research that offers broad-based applications.
 
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Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Course in Advanced Data Management in R-Starting August 30

Faculty and postdocs are welcome to enroll in a fall semester course which is part of the curriculum in the Georgia CTSA’s Master of Science in Clinical Research degree program in the Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but Emory faculty and postdocs may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship which would cover tuition for the course. This is a semester-long course which meets on Thursdays, from 10:00 to 11:50 am. ...

 
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PhRMA Foundation Informatics Grants-Due September 1

The goal of the program is to promote the development and use of novel informatics in understanding the normal processes of human biology and disease. Informatics awards support the career development of scientists engaged in research that significantly integrates state-of-the-art information technology developed with advanced biological, chemical, and pharmacological sciences in the areas of genetics proteomics, molecular systems biology, medical (human) pathways and networks, pharmaco-integrative biology, population modeling and simulation, novel approaches to the analysis of big data, and genomics molecular epidemiology.
 
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Fundamentals of Epidemiology Course-Starting September 10

Faculty and postdocs are welcome to enroll in a fall semester course which is part of the curriculum in the Georgia CTSA’s Certificate Program in Translational Research in the Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but faculty and postdocs at Emory may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship if employed at least one year. This is a semester-long course which meets on Mondays from 3:00-4:50 p.m. from September 10 until ...

 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Conflict of Interest-When the LAR is also the investigator
 
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Did You Know? NCATS established the Trial Innovation Network (TIN)

A collaborative initiative linking the 50+ CTSA program hubs to three Trial Innovative Centers and a Recruitment Innovation Center, to catalyze transformation and to bring more treatments to more patients more efficiently and quickly. The TIN serves as a national laboratory to test novel, hypothesis-driven approaches to clinical trial processes. The network also offers investigators a variety of services. Get to know the TIN!
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Bench 2 Business: Crafting a business plan (other considerations like hiring, fundraising, time balance, pitching, etc.) a hands-on session for your business plan-Thursday

Do you have an interesting life science technology that should become a product? The Bench to Business Workshop Series, presented by the Georgia Bio Commercialization Committee and the Emerging Leaders Network, offers you a pragmatic, interactive, and fun experience to provide you with the insight you need to commercialize your discovery or invention.
 
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What is SBIR? Federal Info Session-August 6

For those who know nothing or very little about SBIR/STTR. This high-level overview will help you decide if you should learn more about the SBIR/STTR funding programs.
 
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Community

 
 
 

PCORI Annual Meeting scholarship opportunity-Due August 15

PCORI is offering a limited number of scholarships to help patients, caregivers, and representatives from patient or caregiver organizations attend the 2018 PCORI Annual Meeting. Scholarships will cover travel, hotel and a meal allowance during the conference, which runs from October 31-November 2 in Washington, D.C.
 
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NCATS Day 2018: Engaging Patients & Communities for Smarter Science-September 28

This event provides a forum for sharing and reflecting upon patient and community needs ┬┐ as well as best practices in addressing those needs ┬┐ so that the Center can best shape its research priorities, programs and initiatives. Patients and patient advocates, caregivers, community partners, community health engagement professionals, clinical and translational researchers, NCATS staff and others are encouraged to attend so that they can share and discuss ways to overcome translational research challenges and leverage opportunities through effective patient and community engagement.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Morehouse School of Medicine Research Collaborative Roundtable-July 20

The Morehouse School of Medicine Office of Research Development invites you to attend the 2018 Research Collaboration Roundtable. This event provides an excellent opportunity for researchers in the AUC and Atlanta area to network and collaborate via Speed Research Dating and Small Project Discussions across many disciplines and topics. Registration is required. RSVP by July 16.
 
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NIH Workshop/Videocast: Using artificial intelligence & machine learning to advance biomedical research-July 23

Experts from organizations including IBM, Amazon and MIT will discuss the application of these emerging technologies. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are accelerating the capabilities and possibilities for a range of industries, including biomedical research and healthcare delivery.
 
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National Center for Data to Health: Data Workgroup Show & Tell-July 27

The Center for Data to Health (CD2H) Data Workgroup will showcase projects currently underway. The teleconference event is open to all from the CTSA community and those who join are encouraged to enter the conversation and offer input and feedback.
 
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Assay Guidance Workshop for High-Throughput Screening & Lead Discovery-September 10-11

NCATS is supporting a two-day workshop that will cover a broad range of critical concepts underlying assay development for high-throughput screening and lead discovery projects, along with hands-on data analysis training.
 
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The Microbiome in Health & Disease-September 20

Part of the THINK BIG Symposium Series, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administrative Building Auditorium. Keynote speaker, Jacques Ravel, University of Maryland School of Medicine, will present "The Host-vaginal Microbiota Interaction and its Impact on Women's Health."
 
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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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23rd Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Heath-October 7-9

Will be held at the Sheraton, New Orleans, LA
 
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Agenda Released: 2nd Annual Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference-February 28-March 1

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 partnerships. The conference will be held at the beautiful Callaway Resort and Gardens. ...

 
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Save the Date: ACTS Translational Science 2019-March 6-8

In Washington, D.C. Make sure to mark your calendar!
 
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News

 
 
 

Georgia Tech to launch health technology initiative at the Advanced Technology Development Center

 
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