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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

August 17, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Recognizes Our Leaders

Carolyn Meltzer, 2018 Gold Medal Award Recipient for the Association of University Radiologists Carolyn, Metlzer, MD, director of Georgia CTSA Innovation Catalyst program, was named the 2018 Gold Medal Award Recipient for the Association of University Radiologists. The Gold Medal is awarded in recognition of unusually distinguished service or contributions to the Association of University Radiologists, academic radiology, or the field of radiology ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 

Accelerating Innovation in Military Medicine Research Award-LOI Due September 19

Seeks highly creative and conceptually innovative high-risk research with the potential to accelerate critical discoveries or major advancements that will significantly impact military health and medicine.
 
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Emory SOM Announces Imagine, Innovate, & Impact (I3) Awards-Research & Education-Due October 15

Often novel insights emerge only when you juxtapose individuals with deep but disparate expertise around a common goal. The Emory School of Medicine (SOM) Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Awards accentuate the theme of innovation, complementing existing WHSC supported Synergy awards, and fall into two categories in this initial round: (1) those focused on transformational research ideas (the I3 Wow! Research awards), and (2) those focused on novel ideas in medical education (the I3 Education awards).
 
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Call for Investigator-initiated Project Grants in Healthcare Innovation-LOI Due October 15

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP), in partnership with the Emory Synergy Award Program, Georgia CTSA, Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub, Emory Health Services Research Center, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory+Children’s Pediatrics Institute, and Georgia State University is pleased to announce the eleventh round of research seed grants in Healthcare Innovation. Seed grants will fund multi-investigator and multi-disciplinary ...

 
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AHA Career Development Award-Due October 17

This American Heart Association grant supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one's first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant's future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.
 
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NIH Common Fund's Glycoscience Program-Due October 29

The program aims to develop accessible and affordable new tools and technologies for studying carbohydrates that will allow biomedical researchers to significantly advance our understanding of the roles of these complex molecules in health and disease.
 
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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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NIMHD Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program (T37)-Due October 11

The program supports research training activities in minority health and health disparities research for individuals from diverse backgrounds, including groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences research, at domestic institutions and/or at specified foreign low and middle income (LMIC) locations.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Interpretation and Management: Which Assay to Believe?
 
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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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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Innovations for Healthy Living: Improving Minority Health & Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due October 1

This FOA invites eligible U.S. small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process, or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population groups. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, and culturally acceptable.
 
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20th Annual U.S. Department of Health & Human Services SBIR/STTR Conference-October 30-November 1

Designed to educate attendees about the America's Largest Seed Fund and how to apply for these research and development dollars. With over $1 billion dollars of annual HHS funding, this is one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Emory Hope Clinic's Party with a Purpose-Saturday

This event is geared towards engaging, educating, and supporting the LGBT community to take charge of their individual health. We work hard to empower men who have sex with men and Transgender individuals on ways of improving their health and wellbeing. This includes clinical trials to help prevent HIV, Vaccine trials for infectious diseases and education around different ways of protecting themselves from contracting HIV (and other STIs).
 
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The State of Black Health Conference: In Pursuit of Health Equity-September 11-13

Morehouse School of Medicine's Daniel Dawes, JD and Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD will speak.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Clinical Ethics Seminar-Relational Approaches: Vulnerability & Autonomy in Bioethics-Thursday

Why is the concept of vulnerability important in bioethics? This presentation challenges the pragmatic approach on vulnerability to address a relational and universal conception of it. We will discuss some of the implications derived from this reflection within clinical ethics, such as re-thinking autonomy, professionalism, and "asymmetrical responsibility" in health care.
 
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Georgia CTSA Blue Sky Group: Extracellular Vesicles Research-August 27

Join researchers from across the Georgia CTSA as Emory and Morehouse researchers share information on interests, research, and resources in extracellular vesicles (EVs). Blue Sky Groups are convened to discuss common research areas and identify potential areas of collaboration. These groups meet once to discuss a broad topic, and then future meetings are organized based on interests and potential outcomes. ...

 
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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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HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable-September 27-28

The event is designed to educate the health care industry about the power and maturity of HL7 FHIR. The format features short presentations/demos from providers, vendors, academic institutions, start-ups and individuals showcasing FHIR-based solutions that are in development or already being deployed. This event is ideal for students and young entrepreneurs who have created a FHIR-enabled application to showcase their work to the industry. This is not a technical meeting, and no code-a-thons or work group business will take place. Call for Speakers: developers interested in providing a 15-minute overview of their functioning HL7 FHIR app are invited to submit a presentation title, brief description, a link to or video of their product.
 
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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. REGISTER NOW ...

 
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Registration Open: 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. Call for abstracts ...

 
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News

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 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.