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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

September 14, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Georgia CTSA Blue Sky Group on Rural Health at UGA-September 27

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA for a session on Rural Health. Share your experience, learn from others, and find potential collaborators. 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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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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Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due November 23

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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Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN) to Support Translational Studies for Acute Neuroprotection (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due December 13

SPAN will facilitate testing of up to 6 promising neuroprotective drugs or interventions to be given prior to or at the time of reperfusion in experimental models of ischemic stroke (e.g., transient middle cerebral artery occlusion). If successful, this network will accelerate the identification of the most promising neuroprotective therapies for future pivotal clinical trials and span the gap between preclinical and clinical testing, in a cost-and time-effective fashion.
 
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Clinical Trial on Effects of Statins in Older Adults without Clinical Cardiovascular Disease (U19 Clinical Trial Required)-Due December 17

The applications for a seven-year pragmatic trial from a network or consortium of health care delivery systems are requested, which together cover most of the geographic regions of the U.S., and a data coordinating center to assess the overall risks and benefits of statins in adults 75 years of age and older without clinical cardiovascular disease.
 
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ISHLT/O.H. Frazier award in mechanical circulatory support (MCS) translational research sponsored by Medtronic-Due January 14

The purpose of this FOA is to support research utilizing MCS that would result in an increased understanding of the biologic effects, use as sole or combined therapy, insights into patient/MCS management, innovative use/application or improved outcomes for the treatment of heart failure.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine & Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Scientists as Educators

Two online University of Florida certificate programs expand clinical knowledge in precision medicine and train biomedical scientists to be more effective teachers. Both programs are designed for working professionals and graduate students, with online courses available on-demand, no travel requirements, and the opportunity to complete coursework within a year.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Interpretation and Management: An Instance of Data Manipulation
 
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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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NIH Clinical e-Protocol Writing Tool

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

BioBash at Slingshot-Thursday

Join Georgia Bio at Slingshot Product Development Group's offices. Slingshot is a full-service product innovation, development, and manufacturing firm. BioBash serves as a gathering place for discussion of issues affecting our growing industry and facilitating mutually beneficial relationships through exchanges of information, ideas, and support.
 
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UGA Adds Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

The University of Georgia has officially launched a graduate certificate program in entrepreneurship open to all graduate students. The graduate certificate builds on the recent success of UGA's undergraduate certificate in entrepreneurship, which was established two years ago.
 
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Community

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA's Community Engagement Program Director, Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, appointed to the Georgia Governor's Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity

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Birthing Babies: A Solution Symposium Around the Crisis of African-American Maternal & Infant Mortality-September 28

Morehouse School of Medicine's Annual HeLa Women's Health Symposium
 
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Events

 
 
 

The Microbiome in Health & Disease-Thursday

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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Emory's New Clinical Trials Dashboard & Automated System-Thursday

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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Managing Translational Informatics Projects (MTIP) Workshop-September 21

Translational Informatics projects are increasingly cross-institutional and even international; managing them comes with lots of shared pain points. This remote workshop will provide hands-on training to anyone who is organizing or managing cross-functional distributed teams that develop code or that analyze data across the translational divide.
 
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High Throughout Kinetic Studies of Patient iPSC Cardiomyocytes for Drug Discovery-September 26

Presented by Mark Mercola, PhD, professor, Department of Medicine and Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine.
 
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Webinar: Exploring the Frontiers of Data & Analytics for Precision Medicine-October 3

The frontiers of data sciences and real-world data represent promising areas of innovation and possibility for life sciences and health-care organizations-especially within precision medicine. These areas are continuously evolving, and there are questions about how to navigate this complex and rapidly evolving set of resources, capabilities, and organizations.
 
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Early Loss of Microbiota Diversity Associates with GvHD & Mortality Following Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation: Translational Studies on Pathophysiology & Strategies of Microbiota Modulation-October 10

Presented by Ernst Holler, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, (Hematology, Oncology ,and Stem Cell Transplantation), University Medical Center, Regensburg, Germany
 
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Biobanking, Genomic Research, Medicine's Brave New World: Understanding &Acceptance of Individuals Underrepresented in Clinical Trials-October 17

Disparities exist in recruitment and trust in clinical trials and biorepositories among adults with low socioeconomic status, racial and ethnic minority groups, and people who live in rural areas. Precision medicine and genomic testing initiatives are creating a widening gap in knowledge base of researchers and community providers, patients and the public. This webinar will discuss findings of focus groups and individual interviews conducted with rural and urban English and Spanish speaking safety net patients and providers as well as individuals in Council on Aging sites and African American social and faith-based groups.
 
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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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.