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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

October 19, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
News
 
 

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Community-University Translational Research Interest & Needs: Initial Survey Results

Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance’s Community Engagement program supports community-university research and aims to identify academic researcher/faculty interest and needs   related to community engaged translational research collaboration through a recent Community Engagement Facilitation Survey. FULL RESULTS Phase 1 findings show that there are three times more academic researcher/faculty respondents who desire community ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 

HERCULES Environmental Health Sciences Pilot Grants-LOI Due December 7

A major focus of HERCULES is to advance the science of the exposome (the comprehensive analysis of environmental exposures over a lifetime); however, the Pilot Project Program supports any research in the environmental health sciences that aligns with the mission of NIEHS. The primary purpose of the Pilot Project Program is to position investigators to apply for R-level NIEHS funding. Pilot awards are open to all investigators at Emory and the Emory-Georgia Tech Department of Biomedical Engineering who are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators on NIH R-level grant applications. Information Session held on November 12, 11 am-12 pm, Emory Claudia Nance Rollins 6001.
 
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Pancreatic cancer action network translational research grant-Due December 21

This award supports an independent investigator conducting high priority pancreatic cancer research that is poised for important translational next steps to help move scientific discovery to application in patients. Proposed research should aim to identify novel targets and approaches to the treatment of pancreatic cancer or understand and circumvent treatment resistance. Please see FAQs or RFA for research areas of interest.
 
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Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations & Pediatric Drug Delivery Systems (R01)

The lack of appropriate pediatric formulations has been identified as a major obstacle for the study and use of drugs in children. This FOA encourages grant applications to address different and complementary research needs for the development and acceptability of pediatric drug formulations in different age groups. Development and testing of novel pediatric drug delivery systems is also part of this initiative.
 
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Human Pancreas Analysis Program (HPAP) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-LOI Due January 26

This FOA invites cooperative agreement applications to continue the mission of the existing HPAP. This FOA will support one team of investigators with combined expertise in human pancreas physiology and pathophysiology; collection, processing and multimodal analysis of human pancreatic tissues; and biological database building, curation and management, that will be tasked to: 1) identify, collect and intensively characterize primary pancreatic tissues from patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), beta cell specific autoimmunity, or rare forms of islet dysfunction that may inform understanding of the pathogenesis of T1D , as well as age-matched controls; and 2) analyze, organize and share the data resulting from the study of these tissues and expand the existing PANC DB open-access resource database.
 
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Translational research program in primary immunodeficiency-Due February 15

The purpose of this award is to support innovative and novel investigations in primary immunodeficiency, focusing on translational research leading to meaningful clinical application.
 
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Leadership Group for an Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC) (UM1 Clinical Trial Required)-Due February 15

The purpose of this FOA is to support the planning and implementation of clinical research that addresses the scientific priorities of NIAID in evaluating vaccines, other preventive biologics, therapeutics, diagnostics, including prognostic and predictive markers, and devices for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.
 
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Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA KL2 Program Clinical & Translational Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members-Due March 1

The goal of the program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD) committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research. The Georgia CTSA program is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become independent, established, and ethical clinical and/or translational research investigators. Register for the free two-session KL2 Application Workshops on December 4 and 11.

 
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Now accepting applications for the Georgia CTSA TL1 (T32-like) Training Grant Clinical & Translational Research Training-Due March 15

Including the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Program for Postdoctoral Trainees (resident and fellow physicians, PhD postdocs, PharmD residents). The program is focused on providing innovative didactic and mentored research training to individuals interested in careers that encompass clinical and/or translational research. The TL1 program supports didactic and mentored research training and provides an opportunity to complete the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR). The TL1 program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (e.g., resident and fellow physicians, PhD postdocs, PharmD residents). Register for the free TL1 Application Workshop on November 29.

 
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CFAR mentored research award (CFAR-C)-LOI Due April 1

The objective of the award is to enable cross-CFAR collaborations that will foster inter-institutional research synergy, help move CFAR faculty toward independent investigator status in NIH HIV/AIDS research, and strengthen the competitiveness of NIH applications in NIH/OAR high priority areas of HIV research
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Data Representation: Mum¿s the Word
 
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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

 
 
 

Improving Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease & Related Dementias Using Technology (iCare-AD/ADRD) Challenge-Due June 30

The NIA is pleased to launch the Improving Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Using Technology (iCare-AD/ADRD) Challenge. This Eureka prize competition seeks to spur the development of technology applications to improve dementia care coordination and/or care navigation, as part of the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act.
 
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Community

 
 
 

FDA's Office of Minority Health: The Keys to Success in Clinical Research: Becoming a Trusted Entity in Diverse Communities is the Key to Success in Clinical Research-Monday

Presenter Dr. Fabian Sandoval is the CEO and Research Director at Emerson Clinical Research Institute (ECRI). ECRI increases the enrollment of patient communities that are underrepresented in clinical research studies with a focus on adult and pediatric Hispanic and African American communities in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC metro area.
 
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Emory among Gilead COMPASS Initiative coordinating centers offering trainings & funding opportunities for HIV/AIDS-related service organizations in the Southern U.S.-Applications for funding due October 29

Training requests are accepted on a rolling basis and currently available to non-profit organizations with an HIV focus that are located in the nine Deep South states (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX). Community grants, ranging from $2,500 to $100,000, fund community-led HIV awareness and stigma reduction campaigns; organizational capacity building; and the development and implementation of interventions focused on wellness, mental health, trauma-informed care, and substance use.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Disentangling the Relationship between Increased Adiposity & Leukemia Development-Thursday

Curtis Henry, PhD (assistant professor, Pediatrics, Emory SOM) 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 Halloween candy) and coffee provided.
 
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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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From Academia to Government to Industry: Lessons Learned-October 31

Presented by Elias Zerhouni, MD, president, Global Research & Development, Sanofi, in Georgia Tech's Petit Institute Atrium at 11 a.m.
 
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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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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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EHR-based Health research participation, opportunity, & willingness among minority & rural communities of Arkansas-February 4Discovery: A Continuum from Informatics Tools to First Contact-Thursday

Prior research suggests that rural and minority communities participate in research at lower rates. While rural and minority populations are often cited as being underrepresented in research, population-based studies on health research participation have not been conducted. This study used questions added to the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to understand factors associated with 1) health research participation, 2) opportunities to participate in health research, and 3) willingness to participate in health research from a representative sample (n=5,256) of adults in Arkansas.
 
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12th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities-June 19-22

Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA
 
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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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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.