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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

August 24, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 

Congratulations to the Georgia CTSA 2018 Pilot Grant Recipients

The Pilot Grants program awarded studies which either generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications or develop the best approaches and methodologies to address complex translational and clinical research problems. The two categories included: 1) grants that focused on translational and clinical research and 2) grants that address a translational research question which could provide insights generalizable to other projects/diseases.
 
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Georgia CTSA Mentoring Program Needs Your Input

In an effort to nurture opportunities for multidisciplinary team-based clinical and translational research, the Georgia CTSA Collaboration & Multidisciplinary Team Science (CMDTS) program is developing a mentoring program for junior faculty, postdocs, and clinical fellows. With goals to (1) develop technical skills within a collaborative environment, (2) develop relational and interpersonal skills in team science, and (3) create networks to improve ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

2018 Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids! Competition-Due September 10

The unmet need for devices developed for our younger children is predominantly felt by pediatricians, patients, and families. Despite the formidable progress that has been made, still most devices approved for children are studied only in patients >18 years old, and by manufacturers who develop these devices primarily for adults. These manufacturers obtain pediatric approval on the basis of study in the older pediatric subpopulation, the adolescents (18-21 years). The testing and approval of high-risk medical devices in pediatric populations <18 years old remains extremely uncommon.
 
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NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-LOI Due September 22

Funding for projects that use computers, information technology, and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their healthcare providers. The program focus is on innovation and outreach in which information access can reduce health disparities and support underserved communities that bear a disproportionate burden of disease.
 
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AHRQ Step Up Challenge-Due September 24

A three-phase competition to address the need for greater use of standardized patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data in clinical care and research. AHRQ invites technologists to compete for cash prizes for the development of an app capable of collecting standardized patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data in a range of settings, including primary and specialty care practices.
 
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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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Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research RFA-Due February 28

An opportunity for junior faculty and postdocs in diabetes translation research to submit pilot applications for funding. The Pilot and Feasibility Program of the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research is a center-wide activity designed to support investigators in conducting studies that address the priority focal areas of GDTRC's Cores: Design and Evaluation, Engagement and Behavior Change, and Disparities.
 
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Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Georgia Bio Career Development Symposium: Augusta Area- September 19

Unlike other career development seminars, this interactive experience ensures the audience participates and integrates the program content in real time. The program incorporates various formats including, interactive discussions, breakout groups, and games to keep everyone plugged in at this event. This professional development event designed to provide relevant and practical information to graduate and professional students regarding careers in the life sciences industry including biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, health IT, etc. This event will also be streamed live via Facebook Live.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Interpretation and Management: He Took His Notebook
 
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Georgia CTSA & Winship Cancer Institute Offers Collaborative Research Ethics Consultation Service

The Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Collaborative of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium, funded by the National Institutes of Health, maintains a clinical research ethics service nationwide, including the Georgia CTSA’s Regulatory Knowledge & Support (RKS) program. The consultancy features RKS leader Rebecca Pentz, PhD, professor of Research Ethics, Emory School of Medicine, as an available expert. She performs ...

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

The Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Grand Challenges

Do you have an innovative idea to help solve a health issue affecting moms and kids today? Here┬┐s your chance to make it happen! The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), part of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), invites you to participate in four prize-awarded Challenges with a total prize purse of $1.5 million. These competitions seek low-cost, scalable, innovative solutions that improve the health of mothers and children across the U.S.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Geographic Distribution & Survival Outcomes for Rural Patients with Cancer Treated in Clinical Trials

Results of a comparative effectiveness study of 36,995 patients with uniform access to cancer care in treatment trials from 1986-2012. Includes statistics for various types of cancer with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
 
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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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Events

 
 
 

Workshop: Introduction to R-Thursday

This UGA workshop, facilitated by JJ Bau, OIBR Statistician, will discuss R Environment Setup, Basic Syntax Introduction, Data Import/Export, and Descriptive Statistics.
 
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Big Data: Promises & Pitfalls-Thursday

Presented by Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH, professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine.
 
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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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Bias. Confounding, Moderation, & Mediation-September 11

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute announces its Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Recent Topics in Research Methods webinar.
 
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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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6th Annual Rural HIV Research & Training Conference-September 21-22

 
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Effectiveness & Cost of Recruiting Participants to a Research Registry Using an Emergency Department Research Associate (EDRA) Program-October 1

This presentation will cover a novel way to recruit volunteers into a research registry using an Emergency Department Research Associate Program. The methods and results of a pilot study using this program will be presented.
 
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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

 
 
 

Poster Submission: 2018 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit-Due September 4

This opportunity to participate in the Poster Session (October 9) is open to representatives from Georgia-based academia, research institutes, and industry alike, and we especially encourage students and post-doctoral fellows to participate.
 
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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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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.