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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

October 5, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Video: Meet Georgia CTSA's Coordinating Center

The Coordinating Center is a virtual “front door” for research facilitation in Georgia. The center expedites discovery of the vast Georgia CTSA resources. We support you with navigation to existing resources within and external to the Georgia CTSA. ...

 
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Now Accepting Nominations for Georgia CTSA Team Science Awards-Due November 2

In an effort to recognize and reward team science, the Georgia CTSA established the Presidents’ Award of Distinction for Team Science and the Team Science Award of Distinction for Early Stage Research Teams to reward and promote excellence in multi-disciplinary research teams within the Georgia CTSA. The winning teams will receive a monetary award for continued research and will receive a special invitation to present at the 2019 Georgia Clinical ...

 
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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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Opportunity for Young Investigators: Michelson Prizes-Due October 29

The Human Vaccines Project has launched a Call for Applications for the 2019 Michelson Prizes. The $150,000 prizes have expanded to include three focus areas related to vaccine discovery: Human Immunology; Computational Biology and Protein Engineering; and Neglected Parasitic Diseases.
 
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Meniere's Disease Repurposing Research-Due October 31

Cures Within Reach has two new RFPs for Meniere's disease on our CureAccelerator® platform.
 
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NCATS Announces Call for Proposals for Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation Program-Due November 2

NCATS announces an opportunity for NIH intramural researchers to submit proposals to collaborate with Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI). Pfizer's CTI program, which is managed by NCATS, pairs NIH intramural researchers with Pfizer resources to pursue scientific and medical advances through joint therapeutic development. Areas of interest to Pfizer include cancer, autoimmunity/inflammation, metabolic diseases and rare diseases.
 
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New PCORI funding opportunities are now open-LOI Due November 6

 
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Education

 
 
 

FDA's Clinical Investigator Training Course-November 13-15

Experts from FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, the University of Maryland, and the University of Pennsylvania will provide a deep dive into the scientific background and practical methodology needed when conducting clinical trials. Topics will include: pre-clinical and clinical science, statistical structure of trials, safety and ethical requirements, FDA regulatory requirements related to the performance an evaluation of clinical studies, and many more. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals responsible for the conduct in clinical trials are encouraged to attend.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Representation: Data Torturing
 
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Georgia CTSA Statistical Consulting at Georgia Tech-Mondays

The statistics research group directed by ISyE associate professor Yajun Mei, is now offering free consulting for data-analysis questions in the domain of bio-related initiatives on the Georgia Tech Campus every Monday in Petit Institute, Room 3317 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. during the 2018 fall and 2019 spring semester. This is the continuation of the consulting sessions offered by Professor Brani Vidakovic, who is taking a leave to work at NSF as a ...

 
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New Emory Departmental Core: Translational Neuroscience Core (TNC)

The core, one of the Emory Integrated Core Facilities (EICF), is supported by the Department of Neurosurgery and the Emory University School of Medicine. The TNC supports investigators interested in translation of new therapies at an accelerated pace, providing the necessary tools for clinical translation.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

NSF SBIR/STTR Program Director, Henry Ahn, at Georgia Tech-October 19

NSF has one of the most promising SBIR/STTR programs for ATDC companies. Come learn how to best position yourself for an NSF SBIR/STTR award and meet Henry Ahn.
 
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FDA/UGA Medical Device Conference-November 7-8

The only annual medical device regulations conference in the Southeast that offers a full day expert speakers from FDA, Notified Bodies, Industry and an intensive full-day workshop about Transitioning to the EU MDR-Practical Considerations and six hours of RAPS continuing education credit. This program offers a great opportunity to gain exposure to current thinking and best practices regarding medical device quality and regulatory affairs from both industry and FDA.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Walmart Community Grant Program 2017-Due December 31

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation provides grants to local organizations to create impact in local communities through their Community Grant Program.
 
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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: Let's Get Specific-The Importance of the Specific Aim Page-Monday

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 & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and presented by Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and director of Pediatric Oncology, Thomas R. Giddens Chair, Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, Children’s Healthcare ...

 
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Overcoming Disparities in Obesity, Diabetes, & Kidney Disease-October 17

Presented by keynote speaker Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health at Morehouse School of Medicine at noon.
 
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Health Innovation Commercialization Series: IP 101: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property, Disclosing, & Patent Filings-December 11

If you’re curious how to protect your invention and better understand available resources on campus, join the Coulter Translational Fund and the Georgia CTSA to learn the basics of intellectual property, disclosures, and patent filing. Representatives from both Georgia Tech and Emory Technology Transfer Offices will be available to answer your questions as well as discuss policies and procedures specific to each campus. The Coulter Commercialization ...

 
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Speed Networking: Obesity, Diet, Exercise, & Lifestyle Behaviors-Tuesday

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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AAMC's Research on Care Community: CTSA Program Vision - Collaborations across NCATS's Trial Innovation Network-October 30

A webinar series on the latest developments from the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program. The series will present key initiatives happening at CTSA Program hub sites, upcoming funding opportunities available through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and resources for fostering innovation and cutting-edge translational research activities.
 
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Call for Abstracts: 2nd Annual Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference-Due December 3

Clinical and/or translational researchers working in the state of Georgia are invited to submit an abstract. 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. Georgia CTSA brings together researchers from across the state to present the best new clinical and translational research and build collaborative ...

 
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Save the Date: Emory Core Day-March 12

Learn about statewide core facilities and shared resources that can support your research. Socialize with core leaders, other core users, and vendors displaying their latest platforms.
 
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News

 
 
 

Longtime GRA president joins Emory to direct new Biomedical Catalyst

 
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Emory/Morehouse School of Medicine i2b2 Available for Special Population Study Feasibility

i2b2 is an easy-to-use website to query Emory Healthcare and Morehouse Healthcare electronic health record data for patient counts and aggregate information operated by the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA). It can be the first step to determine study feasibility to recruit a special population. Researchers can use i2b2 to determine how many patients are in the health systems who meet their particular study criteria ...

 
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Call for Abstracts: 31st Annual Morehouse School of Medicine Curtis L. Parker Student Research Symposium-Due October 29

The symposium is scheduled for February 13 in the National Center for Primary Care. During the event, research data are presented by MSM postdoctoral fellows, medical and graduate students, as well as undergraduate students in the Atlanta University Center, and colleges and universities across Georgia.
 
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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.