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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

August 31, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
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From Basement to Bench to Bedside Innovations supported by Georgia CTSA's Innovation Catalyst program

Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, links medical needs and engineering technology to create a “basement to bench to bedside” approach to innovation. He and the Lam Lab provide patients with direct to bedside treatments by allowing patients the capability to perform diagnostic tests at home.  CellScope™, also known as the Remotoscope, uses a simple attachment to a smartphone to convert it into a digital otoscope to diagnose ear infections ...

 
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UGA Faculty Research Seminar: Collaborate on Improving Statewide Health, Leveraging New Research Support & Opportunities-SUMMARY

A day spent learning about Georgia CTSA resources, statewide health challenges, resources, and research. With specific time spent learning about the Georgia Cooperative Extension and Archway Partnership. Agenda August 17, 2018 | Health Sciences Campus, Russell Hall Room 235, UGA NOTES | PHOTOS9:00 amRegistration Opens 9:30–10:45 am Welcome, Overview of conference and resources/funding for research teams Opening RemarksDavid Lee, Vice ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

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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Pilot & feasibility clinical & translational research studies in digestive diseases & nutrition (R21 clinical trial optional)-Due October 16

The purpose of this FOA to foster the advancement of the research mission of the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK by inviting research concepts for clinical pilot and feasibility research studies; and translational research studies in digestive diseases and nutrition.
 
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Funding Opportunities: NIH Common Fund's Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures Program-Due October 24

The program aims to understand the biological characteristics underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain and what makes some people susceptible and others resilient to the development of chronic pain. An informational webinar will be held on September 6, from 2-4 PM, EST.
 
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Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery & Development Network-LOI Due November 17

This FOA is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The purpose of this FOA is to establish centers of collaborating investigators with the goal of identifying and advancing research opportunities for translating immunotherapy concepts for children and adolescents with cancer toward clinical applications.
 
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Human Islet Research Network-Consortium on Human Islet Biomimetics (HIRN-CHIB) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due December 11

This FOA invites new applications to participate in the HIRN-CHIB. NIDDK will support the development of a microphysiological system (MPS) that allows the study of interactions between primary human islets or assembled islet spheroids (organoids made up of human beta/alpha/delta/other cells) and immune cells within a 3D microenvironment to mimic aspects of the autoimmune process and its regulation.
 
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NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-LOI Due December 24

This FOA is designed to support highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Prep Course: Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) Exam-September 15 & 29

The SoCRA Atlanta Chapter is offering a free two-part prep course for people taking the CCRP exam. These classes will be held at Winship Cancer Institute. If you would like to attend, please RSVP. Space is limited.
 
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Health Services, Outcomes, & Effectiveness Research Training Program-Due September 17

This is a full-time mentored research training postdoctoral fellowship supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ) through the T32 Institutional National Research Service Awards (NRSA). The program prepares scholars for a career translating research evidence into practice.
 
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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research & AFAR grants for junior faculty-LOI Due December 17

The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research.
 
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Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in Mobile & Wireless Health Technology & Data Analytics: Cross-Training at the Intersection of Behavioral & Social Sciences & STEM Disciplines-Due July 12, 2019

The goal of the program is to support the development of research capability in mobile and wireless health technology (e.g., wearable devices, mobile applications, electronic health records, data analytics). Special emphasis will be given to independent behavioral and social sciences investigators who seek to train in a STEM discipline (e.g., big data analysis, computational modeling, engineering, computer science, and mathematics) or to STEM scientists who which to train in a behavioral and social science discipline.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Interpretation and Management: Image Manipulation
 
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Trial Innovation Network

The Georgia CTSA offers a local Trial Innovation Network to innovatively address critical roadblocks in clinical research and accelerate the translation of novel interventions into life-saving therapies. The local hub serves as a liaison with the national network and within the Georgia CTSA academic partners – Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Tech, and UGA – through a Navigator Team and Recruitment Innovation Center. The goal ...

 
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Health Innovation Commercialization Series-starting Wednesday

The Coulter Commercialization Series & Georgia CTSA Health Innovation Commercialization Series was created to provide commercialization guidance to the university research community. The program is free and open to Georgia Tech and Emory University faculty, staff, graduate students, post-doc, residents, and fellows.We cover topics on how to take your technology from the lab to commercial success and explore market opportunities surrounding entrepreneurial ...

 
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Community

 
 
 

Morehouse School of Medicine Community Engagement Day-October 20

This free, daylong event includes valuable health screenings, workshops, activities for families, healthy food shopping, live entertainment, and more.
 
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Health Insurance Marketplaces: Issuer Participation & Premium Trends in Rural Places, 2018

Assesses changes in average Health Insurance Marketplace plan premiums from 2014-2018, with emphasis on the variation across rural and urban areas.
 
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Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Building & Sustaining Multisector Collaboratives to Improve Health-September 11

The David Satcher, MD, PhD, Health Equity Seminar Series is a monthly opportunity for intellectual discourse among multidisciplinary faculty, students, residents, and fellows. The keynote speaker is Kathryn Lawler, MPP, Executive Director, ARCHI.
 
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Healthspan, Frailty, & Damage Tolerance as Determinants of Disease Susceptibility-September 13

Daniel Kalman, PhD, assistant professor, Pulmonary Division, Emory School of Medicine, will present a seminar sponsored by HERCULES and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences at noon in the School of Medicine Building, Room 170A. Snacks and coffee provided.
 
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Emory's New Clinical Trials Dashboard & Automated System-September 20

Robin Ginn and Rob Hawthorne will present an overview of Tableau, provide a tour of the visualizations in the Georgia CTSA-supported Clinical Trials Dashboard, and share examples of questions that can be answered by the dashboard.
 
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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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#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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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 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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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.