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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

July 20, 2018

In this edition:


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Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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Georgia CTSA's Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) Program & Clinical Research Network Supports Cystic Fibrosis Findings

Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and director, Fellowship Program, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipids, Emory University School of Medicine, continues his collaboration with Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance’s (Georgia CTSA) Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) program to design an ongoing pilot study examining the role of vitamin D deficiency in gut and lung microbiota in cystic ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 

Novel Approaches for Characterizing Exposure & Response to Engineered Nanomaterials (R43 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)-Due September 11

This FOA solicits Phase I (R43) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) to develop and/or adapt novel technologies to enable the characterization of human exposures to engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and to monitor or assess ENMs in diverse media ranging from biological samples to air and water.
 
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Robert W. Katzman, MD, Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Alzheimer's & Dementia Research-Due October 1

This award aims to recognize the importance of good clinical research and to encourage young investigators in clinical studies related to Alzheimer's and related dementias.
 
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Leadership Group for a Clinical Research Network on Antibacterial Resistance (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)-Due January 3

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications to support a Leadership Group for a Clinical Research Network on Antibacterial Resistance (AR), which was initiated to develop, implement, and manage a clinical research program to address key clinical research questions in AR.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Education

CDISC Education exists to ensure an authoritative transfer of knowledge from the CDISC standards development teams to users, to support consistent implementations of the CDISC standards that will achieve the benefits of standardized data. Courses are available online or in the classroom as public or private, in-house training.
 
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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 an investigator recruits himself for a study
 
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UGA Summer Grant Writing Workshop for Faculty-Tuesday & Thursday

This summer, UGA's Office for Proposal Enhancement is offering a six-hour, two-part grant proposal writing workshop. These intensive sessions will strengthen your grant writing skills, targeting critical areas of your proposal for maximum impact. You will also improve your ability to find funding, understand RFPs and develop your budget. You'll emerge from the workshop with a polished proposal summary or specific aims page, as well as a roadmap for the rest of your proposal.
 
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Tour: Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at the Georgia Tech-August 23

Please join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network for our next Industry Tour at Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at the Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech has extensive expertise and longstanding experience in electronics design, materials, and devices and packaging; semiconductor design, materials, device fabrication and characterization, biomedicine, nanomaterials and policy.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Commercialization of breakthrough medical research enhanced by national entrepreneurship program

A Georgia CTSA-supported program
 
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Small Dinner Series with UCB's Patty Fritz-Monday

Please join the Georgia Bio's Emerging Leader Network a small dinner event featuring Patty Fritz, vice president, U.S. Corporate Affairs for UCB, Inc, overseeing policy, government affairs, advocacy, patient engagement, communications, and UCBCares®. Patty leads efforts to create value for patients and their families through strategic engagement and positively influencing the health care environment and policy landscape.
 
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Community

 
 
 
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Please Consider Participating in the All of Us Research Program

The Georgia CTSA recently partnered with the All of Us Research Program. All of Us is a health research program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its goal is to help researchers better understand why people get sick or stay healthy. The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, All of Us is asking one million people from across the U.S. to share their health ...

 
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Clinical Trials: What Patients Need to Know

Learn more about clinical trials and find a trial that might be right for you. Clinical trials are voluntary research studies designed to answer specific questions about the safety or effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, other therapies, or new ways of using existing treatments.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Stress & Resilience: McNairy Science of Disease Seminar-July 27

The Sidney A. McNairy Jr., Science of Disease Seminars address specific research topics from the perspective of a basic scientist, clinician, and population scientist to stimulate research collaborations that integrate and transcend separate disciplinary boundaries. They are held at Morehouse School of Medicine.
 
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Webinar: NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Interactive Toolkit-July 30

NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Hannah Valantine, MD, will describe the NIH's current approach and activities for inclusion in the U.S. scientific workforce.
 
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NIH MIRA Funding Mechanism Lunch & Learn-August 7

Have you considered applying for the NIGMS Maximizing Investigators¿ Research Award (R35) to support your research program? NIGMS has announced that it eventually intends to support most investigators through the MIRA R35 mechanism. Bring your lunch and learn more about the MIRA for early stage and established investigators. This session will be held at UGA.
 
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Research Resources for Children¿s Center for Advanced Pediatrics (CAP)-August 24

Presented by Stephanie Meisner, RN, Children's Director, Clinical Research, Research Administration; Cheryl Stone, RN, Lead Research Nurse, Pediatric Research Center (PRC); Cindy Brawley, MHA, System Laboratory Manager, Children's Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Brad Hanberry, PhD, Laboratory Director, Children's Clinical & Translational Discovery Core; and Van Pineda, PhD, Clinical Chemist, Children's Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Lunch will be served. RSVP by August 22.
 
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Careers in Life Sciences: Digital Health-September 12

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 program will bring together experts across a wide range of disciplines and functional areas within the life science industry. Panelists will detail their roles and provide a rich context for the audience to gain a clear understanding of the skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in their particular functions. Attendance is open to current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and others interested in careers in the life sciences industry.
 
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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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Fast Forward Medical Innovation fastPACE Train-the-Trainer-September 20-21

In parallel to fastPACE, CTSA organizations have the opportunity to observe University of Michigan expert teaching team and learn how to launch this program at their home institutions providing their biomedical faculty with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the initial process of innovation and commercialization. This course is a hands-on collaborative learning experience.
 
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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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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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Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting: From Evidence to Impact: Putting What Works into Action-October 31-November 2

As part of this year's theme, attendees will hear about results from PCORI's comparative clinical effectiveness studies, efforts to promote essential findings, and those findings' impacts. This meeting will also discuss important trends in patient-centered outcomes research and connect with colleagues to share ideas for future research opportunities that will help patients and those who care for them make better-informed healthcare decisions.
 
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Keynote Speaker Announced: 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 as 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. Registration and call ...

 
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For more information on Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA), please visit www.GeorgiaCTSA.org. Do you have news, seminars, or events of interest to clinical and translational researchers? Send them to GeorgiaCTSA@emory.edu by noon on Thursday. To suggest subscribers or unsubscribe to the listserv please email GeorgiaCTSA@emory.edu.

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.