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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

September 7, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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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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Funding

 
 
 

Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures Program-LOI September 24

This program will develop a set of objective biomarkers that provide a signature to predict a transition from acute to chronic pain, in order to accelerate therapy development and ultimately to guide pain prevention strategies.
 
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New NCATS Funding Opportunities to Repurpose Existing Drugs

NCATS has released two funding opportunities aimed at identifying new treatments for a broad range of diseases using partially developed therapeutic candidates. Through its Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program, NCATS helps academic researchers and pharmaceutical companies establish collaborations to test existing drugs and biologics for possible new uses.
 
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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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Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (ViCTER) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due December 3

The purpose of the updated ViCTER program is to use the R01 mechanism to foster and promote early-stage transdisciplinary collaborations and/or translational research efforts among fundamental (technology and mechanism oriented), clinical (patient-oriented) and population-based researchers in the environmental health field. The newly established collaborative teams will come together in common interest to investigate potential linkages between human health and one or more environmental stressor(s).
 
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Education

 
 
 

Fundamentals of Clinical & Translational Research (FaCToR)

Harvard CTSA offers an overview of the concepts of clinical/translational research through the dynamic and interactive medium of online learning. The course is offered twice a year in the winter and summer.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Interpretation and Management: Patience is a Virtue
 
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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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SBIR Topical Class: Understanding the 'R' in SBIR-September 24

Money received from an SBIR or STTR award is for the R, but if you don't understand what the R is or how to articulate it, you won't receive the award.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Men's Health Summit-Saturday

Join Urban Health Initiative at the 28th Annual Health Summit hosted by Community Health and Men's Promotion Summit (CHAMPS), sponsored by Emory Healthcare, Midtown Urology, Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. and several other community organizations. They are providing free clothing, haircuts, and health screenings from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Clark Atlanta University's Epps Gymnasium.
 
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Translating evidence to practice to improve care for vulnerable older adults-Tuesday

Renal Grand Rounds presented by Camille Vaughan, MD, MS at 5:00 p.m. in the Emory School of Medicine, Room 170A.
 
 
 
 

Inventor's Guide to Technology Transfer: Helping Researchers Commercialize Research-Wednesday

Did you know that nearly 700 products and 170 companies have emerged from UGA research? Join us to learn about translating research discoveries into new products and startup companies that drive economic growth. UGA Innovation Gateway staff will briefly review and discuss the invention disclosure, technology transfer and entrepreneurial processes at UGA.
 
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Workshop: R Programming-September 13

A UGA workshop facilitated by JJ Bau, OIBR Statistician, discussing R review, function, loops, and examples. Limited seats available. RSVP required
 
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Understanding NIH's Genomic Data Sharing Requirements & Roles/Responsibilities in the era of Single (sIRB) review-September 20

NIH's Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy applies to NIH-funded research projects that generate large-scale human or non-human genomic data as well as the use of these data for subsequent research. Researchers and institutions must follow specific requirements to adhere to the NIH policy. The shift to single IRB review of multi-site research provides a good opportunity to clarify the roles/responsibilities of IRBs, investigators and institutions as it relates to the genomic data sharing policy. This webinar will review the GDS policy and its requirements and discuss roles/responsibilities in adhering to this policy.
 
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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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Webinar: Building Cross-disciplinary Collaborations in Aging Research-September 24

 
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Webinar: Approaches to Hispanic Health Research-September 25

Hosted by AAMC from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
 
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Population Health Science in the United States: Trends, Evidence, & Effective Policy-October 3

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) are hosting the symposium
 
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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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Institutional Review Board (IRB) Education Day 2018-October 30

Join Morehouse School of Medicine for this half-day workshop to learn about Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversight, the difference between quality improvement and research, as well as the newest federal guidelines and policies for human participants in research.
 
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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

 
 
 

Two CTSA Collaborative Opportunities: Un-Meeting & Synergy Paper-Due October 15

CLIC is pleased to announce two funding opportunities for collaborative efforts to help advance translational and team science throughout the consortium. Teams are invited to apply for support to write a Synergy Paper or host an Un-Meeting.
 
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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.