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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

July 27, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Infographic: Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs)

The GCRCs offers dedicated space and resources including core laboratory, bionutrition, and exercise services as well as experienced research staff to support phase I-IV clinical studies at a competitive cost. ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 

GVU / IPaT Engagement Grants Request for Proposals-Due August 1

Georgia Tech's GVU Center and Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) are focusing on Engagement Grants to build new collaborations and strategic plans for new research areas and programs. The goal of this program is to engage researchers in thinking and working across disciplinary boundaries, as a means to generate the novel research questions and approaches required to address grand challenges.
 
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Translational Research Program for the Treatment of Blood Cancer-LOI Due August 31

The Translational Research Program puts you on the bench-to-bedside fast track when it comes to finding better treatment and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funds new and innovative research that shows high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application.
 
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Winship-ACS Institutional Research Grant Program-LOI Due August 31

Winship Cancer Institute is the recipient of an Institutional Research Grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS), the goal of which is to foster the careers of junior faculty engaged in cancer research.
 
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2019 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI)-Due September 5

These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned from graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.
 
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American Gastoenterological Association-Allergan Foundation pilot research award in non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases-Due September 7

The objective of this pilot research award is to provide funds for early career investigators to help establish their research careers or to support projects that represent new research directions for established investigators.
 
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Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) research grants-Due September 28

The Scholars in Sexuality Research Grants Program offers young investigators interested in sexuality research the opportunity to obtain funding to support their research while engaged in qualifying research in sexuality.
 
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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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Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01)-Due October 10

This FOA invites applications to enhance the pool of highly trained investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in research areas of interest to the NHLBI. The career development will take place under the guidance of an experienced mentor in the biomedical, behavioral or clinical sciences leading to research independence. It is targeted toward individuals whose basic, clinical, and translational research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases and sleep disorders in the general and health disparities populations.
 
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Free CME/CNE Credited Modules

Together with the AMA and Jackson Labs, Scripps has created a set of online modules for clinical providers to better understand the use of genomics in the practice of precision medicine. Each is 15-30 minutes, interactive, case-based, and offers free CME/CNE credit.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Date Interpretation and Management: Data Torturing
 
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NIH Makes Strides to Accelerate Discoveries in the Cloud

The National Institutes of Health has launched a new initiative to harness the power of commercial cloud computing and provide NIH biomedical researchers access to the most advanced, cost-effective computational infrastructure, tools, and services available. The STRIDES (Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability) Initiative launches with Google Cloud as its first industry partner and aims to reduce economic and technological barriers to accessing and computing on large biomedical data sets to accelerate biomedical advances.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

New NCATS SBIR Contract Solicitation Now Available-Due October 22

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health invites small businesses to apply for funding through the 2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to support small businesses interested in developing innovative health technologies.
 
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Small Dinner Series with Tommy Cunningham, NFANT-August 8

Please join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network for a Small Dinner event featuring Dr. Tommy Cunningham, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of NFANT Labs, an Atlanta based Digital Health and Medical device company devoted to helping preterm infants transition to feeding on their own and out of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Cunningham has managed research & development efforts of NFANT Lab's flagship product, nfant Feeding Solution, since concept to where it is today.
 
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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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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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Events

 
 
 

Bench 2 Business: Securing IP: Formulating patent strategy & licensing negotiation-August 16

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. Apply to attend this exclusive small group roundtable workshop series with interactive discussions with community leaders about issues surrounding idea-stage commercialization.
 
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BioBash in Athens: Nitric oxide releasing coatings to combat clinical infections-August 28

Come network with leading professionals in Athens' Life Science community at the Southern Brewing Company. This event serves as a gathering place for discussion of issues affecting our growing industry and facilitating mutually beneficial relationships through exchanges of information, ideas, and support. The event will feature a special presentation from Dr. Hitesh Handa, Assistant Professor at the UGA College of Engineering.
 
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Single IRB Review for Multi-Site Research Resource & Infrastructure Development Workshop-September 12

This free, public workshop/webcast will feature awardees sharing successful strategies and lessons learned for modifying and enhancing institutional IRB infrastructure for single IRB review of multi-site studies. Best practices and lessons learned developed from the workshop will be posted on the NIH website to help guide other institutions in achieving success in implementing single IRB review.
 
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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, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, will present "The Host-vaginal Microbiota Interaction and its Impact on Women's Health."
 
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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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#Genomics2020 Strategic Planning Community Town Hall-September 26

The National Human Genome Research Institute and Morehouse School of Medicine invite you to attend a community discussion to share your ideas and perspectives for the future of genomic medicine.
 
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Health Connect South: A Connected Future-September 27

Held in Atlanta, GA
 
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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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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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News

 
 
 

Seventh Annual FASEB BioArt Competition-Due August 30

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) invites researchers at all levels to enter the 2018 BioArt competition. Join FASEB in unleashing the art of science and help promote the beauty, breadth, and value of your research and the entire biomedical community.
 
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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.