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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

August 10, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA investigators in biostatistics team up as `Trio in Biostatistics'

Emory biostatisticians Amita Manatunga, PhD, Limin Peng, PhD, and Ying Guo, PhD, Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) investigators and experts known for their collaborative research, have been working together for more than a decade. They publish eight to ten papers a year sharing and rotating the role of lead author. Their collaboration led them to try and develop “new statistical methods that could allow them ...

 
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Work with Georgia Tech Students to Set Your Projects on FHIR

FHIR (aka HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is a rapidly emerging standard that enables you to create healthcare apps that can work anywhere. Cerner, Epic, Apple, Google, VA, Medicare, CDC, and hundreds of other organizations have adopted FHIR to support everything from clinical decision support to population health to personal health records. Georgia Tech’s CS 6440 course is the first university course based ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project-Due September 19

NIH participating Institutes and Centers, in coordination with the U.S. FDA, invite cooperative agreement applications to support investigator-initiated and small business research studies aimed at furthering the field of regenerative medicine using adult stem cells. (U01, UT2, U44 available)
 
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Genomic Innovator Award (R35 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due October 30

This program aims to support researchers to do highly innovative work on important problems in genomics. The PD/PIs should be creative investigators, early in their careers, who are part of consortia, large research groups, or other team-science efforts. PD/PIs will have flexibility to take their research in novel directions as scientific opportunities arise during this award.
 
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American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Pinnacle research award-Due December 4

This award is a three-year basic science award that provides young scientists with support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent research scientist.
 
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American Gastoenterological Association-Shire research scholar award in functional GI & motility disorders-Due December 14

The objective of the award is to support young gastroenterologists working toward independent and productive research careers in functional GI and motility disorders by ensuring that a major proportion of their time is protected for research (i.e. a minimum of 75 percent effort dedicated to the proposed project).
 
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Research Innovations for Scientific Knowledge (RISK) for Musculoskeletal Diseases-Due April 9

The initiative focuses on innovative research within the NIAMS mission by encouraging applicants to pursue unusual observations, test imaginative hypotheses, investigate creative concepts, and build ground-breaking paradigms, all of which deviate significantly from the current prevailing theories or practice. This FOA is particularly designed to encourage the submission of projects that are considered too risky, premature, controversial, or unconventional for other NIH mechanisms. This FOA intends to support disease-focused translational studies.
 
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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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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Let's Not Mention That in the Report
 
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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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Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) Training Video

Free, online training video for both current and prospective DMC members. Featuring David DeMets and James Neaton, this video was produced by the UW-Madison ICTR and the University of Minnesota CTSI.
 
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Georgia CTSA Recruitment Center: Comprehensive Resource for Investigators & Study Teams

Designed for recruitment optimization, innovation, and research (on recruitment methodology). Functions include, providing local recruitment strategies, conducting high-impact research on recruitment, and liaison with ResearchMatch.org. ...

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Small Business Innovation Research & Technology Transfer-August 29

UGA's Innovation Gateway Lunch & Learn will feature Connie Casteel, program manager with Georgia Tech's Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), who will present on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The event is free and open to the public.
 
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Small Business Innovation Research & Technology Transfer Grants-Due September 5

Applications should address a range of focus areas relevant to any stage of translation, from target validation through pre-clinical and clinical evaluation, to intervention implementation, and dissemination.
 
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Community

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 

Open Forum Local Approaches to Tracking Trials at Your Institution-Thursday

You will hear from two CTSAs that are using REDCap (VCU/Wright Center) and Devana (MUSC) as their clinical research tracking systems.
 
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K-Club: Mentors, Collaborators, Contributors, & Consultants-How to organize & position your research team for funding and project success-September 10

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 and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Kimberly Maune, MHA, assistant dean for research administration, senior director, Research Administration Services, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health and School of Nursing; and Amelia ...

 
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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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Regulatory Science to Advance Precision Medicine Forum-September 27

The increased focus on precision medicine holds tremendous promise to more effectively target treatments to those individuals most likely to have a benefit. However there are a number of regulatory science challenges to ultimately develop and utilize personalized medicine technologies and approaches. The objective of this second annual forum is to bring together federal agencies, industry, foundations, and academic institutions, to help identify and address some of the key topics and opportunities for regulatory science to advance precision medicine.
 
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Speed Networking: Obesity, Diet, Exercise, & Lifestyle Behaviors-October 30

Join researchers from across the Georgia CTSA for an evening of energetic and dynamic networking. Attendees will participate in a series of short one-on-one meetings with potential collaborators from both clinical and basic science areas. The event will be held at UGA from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Please save the date; registration coming soon. ...

 
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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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News

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Infographic: Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Network (CRN)

The CRN 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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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.