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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

October 12, 2018

In this edition:


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Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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New Estimates of Americans with Alzheimer's Disease Show Racial & Ethnic Disparities

Study first to forecast Alzheimer’s estimates by race/ethnicity The U.S. burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will double by 2060, according to a new study published online in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. This study is the first to forecast Alzheimer’s disease by race and ethnicity. Researchers predict that Hispanic Americans will have the largest projected increase ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 

National Palliative Care Research Center: Junior faculty career development award-Due November 5

The Pilot/Exploratory Project Support Grant Program provides funding for investigators performing pilot/exploratory research studies that focus on improving care for seriously ill patients and their families. Investigators must conduct research projects whose purpose is to test interventions, develop research methodologies, and explore novel areas of research that are directly related to the Center's core mission and stated three areas of interest.
 
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Helmsley Trust Seeks Applications for Gut Cell Atlas-Due November 13

Applicants may request $250,000-$1,000,000 annually for up to three years. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, in partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, has issued a request for applications to support the continued development of the Human Cell Atlas, an international effort to map all cells in the human body.
 
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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation: 2019 Clinical Scientist Development Award Competition-Due November 28

The award provides grants to early-career physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers.
 
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Integrating biospecimen science approaches into clinical assay development (U01 clinical trial not allowed)-Due November 28

This FOA will support extramural research to investigate and mitigate challenges facing clinical assay development and subsequent analytical validation due to preanalytical variability in tumor tissue biopsies and blood biospecimens utilized as "liquid biopsies."
 
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The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (UG1 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due December 14

The ongoing opioid epidemic and overdose death crisis present an urgent public health need to quickly expand the network to 1) increase the network's scientific and clinical research capabilities, and 2) to better cover geographic regions across the U.S. and regions most impacted by the opioid overdose epidemic.
 
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Vaccine & Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs) (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)-Due February 15

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for the VTEUs to implement clinical site protocols (clinical research, clinical trials) for evaluating vaccines, other preventive biologics, therapeutics, diagnostics, including prognostic and predictive markers, and devices for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases as part of NIAID Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC).
 
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Education

 
 
 

Mentor Development Programs Course Materials

The UCSF CTSA Mentor Training Program is a comprehensive program with both online and in person components designed to train faculty to become the next generation of confident and effective clinical and translational research mentors.
 
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NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)-Due December 13

The purpose of the award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions, and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers.
 
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Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) - Institutional Research Training Program [T32]-Due May 25

This FOA solicits applications for new BSSR predoctoral training programs that focus on innovative computational and/or data science analytic approaches and their incorporation into training for the future BSSR health research workforce. The vision of the Advanced Data Analytics for BSSR training program is to support the development of a cohort of specialized predoctoral candidates who will possess advanced competencies in data science analytics to apply to an increasingly complex landscape of behavioral and social health-related big data.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Representation: Deleting Data Points
 
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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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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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Morehouse School of Medicine Statistics Fridays

A free weekly walk-in statistical consulting clinic for Morehouse School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students from 10:00 a.m.-noon in MRC Annex, Bldg. F, S-14 Conference Room.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

National NIH SBIR/STTR Conference-October 30

 
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LeadHers in Digital Health-November 30-December 1

Presented by HealthVenture Capital, LeadHERs in Health is a pitch competition designed to highlight 8-10 select startups (co)founded and/or (co)led by women. The two-day event will provide founders with learning opportunities as well as a platform to present their innovations.
 
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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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Events

 
 
 

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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Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) 2018 National Conference-Wednesday-Friday

Hosts are Augusta University Institute of Public and Preventive Health, University of Georgia Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Georgia School of Public & International Affairs, and Georgia State University School of Social Work. AHSR provides a special opportunity to develop knowledge and apply research through targeted workshops, panel discussions, engagement with expert speakers, and networking opportunities. Policymakers will leave fully informed about best practices for delivering treatment to diverse patients. Researchers will leave with a firmer grasp of what their peers are discovering and become inspired by new avenues of potential investigation.
 
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The Spectrum of KSHV-associated Diseases-Thursday

The month's seminar will focus on HIV and cancer co-infection, and it features the director of NCI's Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy, Robert Yarchoan, MD.
 
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EHR-based Cohort Discovery: A Continuum from Informatics Tools to First Contact-Thursday

Staff responsible for cohort assessments, accrual/recruitment specialists, research IT, and or any study staff who might be initiate or be approached for a study should participate. This month's forum will review and solicit feedback on example use cases illustrating potential miscommunications in creating an effective cohort assessment, translating and submitting an assessment for export to obtain patient level data, and the decedent suppression before first contact.
 
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Randomization & Sample Size Calculation-October 23

Part of Penn's CTSA Research Methods Seminar Series. Zoom link provided upon free registration.
 
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From Bacteriophage T4 Academic Research to Human Proteomics-based Improved Health Care-October 30

Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Lectureship features Larry Gold, PhD at 4:00 p.m. in the HSRB Rollins Auditorium. Since 1970, Gold has been a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and established the Gold Lab at the University in 1971. His lab focuses on the utilization of biological and information technology to improve health care.
 
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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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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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Women in Bio: Stress Relief with Adele Wang-November 12

Women in business often feel pressure to fit in with their male counterparts and suppress female traits that are an integral part of any businesswoman's arsenal for success. Critical for the art of negotiation, team building, and leadership, these natural traits and skills in women should be at the forefront of their tools for success. Learn how to express your natural feminine traits to get the attention you really want for more successful business and personal relationships. Learn how to de-stress and avoid being overwhelmed in the process.
 
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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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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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Illustrating the potential impact of the CTSA Program: a closer look at the Common Metrics Initiative

 
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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.