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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

October 26, 2018

In this edition:


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Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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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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Georgia CTSA's Clinical Research Network (CRN) Name Change

The CRN will now be known as the Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs). Same great service and impressive resources – going back to a familiar acronym! Get to know us again and make a request. ...

 
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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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Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program-Due LOI January 8

The purpose of the program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the NIH or other outside funding sources.
 
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BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology & Brain Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due February 4

This FOA, in support of the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, is one of several FOAs aimed at supporting transformative discoveries that will lead to breakthroughs in understanding human brain function. Guided by the long-term scientific plan, BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision, this FOA specifically seeks to support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative.
 
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NIH NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)-LOI Due May 20

This FOA invites applications that are designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic diseases. Diabetes Research Centers support two primary research-related activities: Research Core services and a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program.
 
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Disease Mechanisms of Prenatal & Pediatric Hydrocephalus (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This FOA intends to support hydrocephalus research projects that examine the developmental etiology (intrinsic factors including genetics) and acquired etiology (extrinsic factors including hemorrhage and infection) of prenatal and/or pediatric hydrocephalus.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Scholar Program-Due January 15

The program was established to support early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease.
 
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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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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Drug Trials: Expediting Approval
 
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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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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

GeoVax Industry Tour-November 15

Join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network for a tour of GeoVax Labs, Inc., (OTCQB: GOVX) a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing human vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer using their novel Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) Virus-Like Particle (VLP) platform technology. Their platform supports production of non-infectious VLPs from the cells of the person receiving the vaccine. Producing VLPs in the person being vaccinated mimics a natural infection, stimulating both the humoral and cellular arms of the immune system to recognize, prevent and control the target infection should it appear.
 
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Apply for NCATS Small Business Funding Through the 2018 Omnibus Solicitation-Due January 7

NCATS is offering Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding through the 2018 Omnibus Solicitation, and invites representatives of small businesses and research organizations focused on commercializing innovative medical technologies to submit applications.
 
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Community

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Facebook Live on telehealth-Thursday

Join PCORI at 11:00 a.m. for a Facebook Live conversation with a PCORI-funded researcher and stakeholder partner about how telehealth may help improve outcomes for patients living with serious mental illness.
 
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Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Protecting Innovation in Pediatrics-November 14

Presented by Patrick Reynolds, PhD, assistant director of Faculty & Start-up Services, Emory Office of Technology Transfer.
 
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Conducting Clinical Research at Grady-November 16

Guillermo Umpierrez will discuss resources for conducting clinical research at Grady from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Grady FOB 101.
 
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Global Health Equity: Envisioning the Future-November 28

Join this symposium to learn more about innovative global health research, service initiatives, as well as cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities for addressing complex global health challenges.
 
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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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Symposium on Innovations in Imaging Technology & Health Care Applications: Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging & Beyond-December 4

This is the very first symposium of its kind in Georgia on a topic that can potentially transform health care - Integrating Imaging Technology and Innovations with Data Sciences and Engineering to Advance Biomedical Research and Healthcare Delivery.
 
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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.