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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

August 3, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Georgia CTSA Research Opportunities & Collaboration Support (ROCS)

The Georgia CTSA supports translational and clinical research across our member institutions. As part of this effort, our Collaboration & Multidisciplinary Team Science (CMDTS) program focuses on promoting collaboration and team science among investigators at all four institutions and ultimately across other CTSAs. In an effort to foster this mission, we have compiled opportunities currently available to researchers across Georgia that support clinically-related ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 

Scleroderma Foundation New Investigator Grant-LOI Due September 17

For research related to systemic sclerosis.
 
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American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) foundation bridge award-Due October 5

The AASLD Foundation Bridge Award supports investigators who have recently submitted an NIH R or other federally-funded equivalent award and have received competitive scores on their proposal, but were not funded, as they strengthen their proposal for resubmission to the NIH or other federal agency.
 
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Innovative Technologies to Non-Invasively Monitor Genome Edited Cells In Vivo (UH2/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-October 18

The purpose of this FOA is to support the development of innovative technologies to non-invasively label and monitor genome edited cells in vivo. The ultimate goal for these technologies is to inform on safety and efficacy of in vivo genome editing over time.
 
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Funding Opportunities now available for the NIH Common Fund's Somatic Cell Genome Editing program-Due October 18

The 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.
 
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Genome Sequencing Center for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due October 31

The purpose of this FOA is to establish one or two centers that can rapidly generate high quality whole genome sequence and variant data from a large number of human specimens representing two types of pediatric conditions-childhood cancers and structural birth defects.
 
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Human Islet Research Enhancement Center for the Human Islet Research Network (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due November 8

This FOA will provide support for the center that will supply the infrastructure needed to support research coordination, collaboration, and dissemination of advances made by the NIDDK funded Human Islet Research Network (HIRN).
 
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American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Autoimmune liver diseases pilot research award-Due December 4

The purpose of this one year, $20,000 award is to provide supplementary funding during the pilot phase of basic, translational, or clinical research projects in autoimmune liver disease (e.g. autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis) in preparation for future grant applications by the recipient.
 
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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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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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American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grants-Due October 15

In basic, preclinical, clinical, and epidemiology research
 
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Core Competencies in Clinical & Translational Research

These 14 competencies are thought to shape the training experiences of junior investigators by defining the skills, attributes, and knowledge that can be shared across multidisciplinary teams of clinician-scientists.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Interpretation and Management: Praying Over the Experiment
 
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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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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

The 2018-2019 Commercialization Accelerator Program (CAP)-August 16

This is a nine-month program noted for its combination of deep domain expertise and access to industry connections, which have resulted in measurable gains and accomplishments by participating companies.
 
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SBIR 101 Workshop: Understanding, Planning, & Writing-August 22

This workshop will cover the basics of SBIR/STTR programs, including a discussion of the phases of the federal funding program, how the agencies differ and what they are looking for, how to prepare before the agency solicitation comes out, how to write competitive proposal, and what's included in your budget.
 
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Community

 
 
 

2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize-Due Thursday

The prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and commitments that will enable everyone to live as healthy as possible.
 
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Study: Clinical trial participants say sharing health data is beneficial

New England Journal of Medicine
 
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Events

 
 
 

Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)'s 2018 Annual Public Forum-September 5

MIDC will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a gathering of medical device and diagnostics stakeholders to discuss trends in regulatory science. The event will also spotlight MIDC's leadership in developing innovative regulatory science tools. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and other community innovators will present on a range of topics including cybersecurity and real-world evidence to patient input.
 
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K-Club: Mentorship-January 14

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Facilitated by Stacy Heilman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Research Operations, Emory University Department of Pediatrics & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and presented by Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Research Operations, Emory University Department of Pediatrics & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A light ...

 
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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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Developmental Programming & Disease: Environmental Risk Factors, Mechanisms, & Strategies Workshop-September 27

University of Rochester Medical Center
 
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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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Increased Community & Patient Engagement in Research Workshop-October 15-16

In partnership with the Minority Women Research Network and Mayo Clinic, Morehouse School of Medicine will host this course designed for MDs, nurses, health educators, biomedical researchers, and others involved in community and patient engagement in research. The workshop purpose is to increase knowledge of the best practices for community and patient engagement in research and to determine topics for a national research symposium for minority women in research.
 
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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

 
 
 

Videos: Strengthening Translational Research in Diverse Enrollment (STRIDE) Project

Several videos developed as part of the STRIDE project, a collaboration among three CTSA Hubs (UAB, UMass, and Vanderbilt University) that seeks to develop and test innovations to increase participation of underrepresented groups in clinical trials and other research, are now available on YouTube.
 
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Georgia's Powerhouse of Vaccine Research includes Emory Vaccine Center & Three Georgia CTSA Partners

 
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Announcing the Great CTSA Team Science Contest-Due September 10

Team Science has been identified as a critical element of the CTSA Program. The Great CTSA Team Science Contest is an opportunity to share your team science experiences (successful or not) with your CTSA colleagues. The contest is open to anyone associated with your CTSA (investigators, community members, staff, etc.). The purpose of this contest is to find the best ideas in all of CTSA-land for encouraging better team science. Any person associated with a CTSA hub is eligible. It can be the hub PI, program director, staff member, trainee, student, a participating researcher, a community member et al.
 
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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.