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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

November 9, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA's Certificate Program in Translational Research Builds Diverse Careers

The Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR) bridges the “disconnect between advances in basic science research and translation of clinical and translational research data to real-world settings.” Building diverse careers in clinical and translational research: Evaluation of a certificate program in translational research, recently published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, evaluated the experiences of ...

 
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Call for Abstracts & Agenda Released: 2nd Annual Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference-Due December 10

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Community-University Research Partnerships Pilot Grant-LOI Due Monday

The Community Engagement (CE) program of the Georgia CTSA aims to support community-university research partnerships, facilitate community input into university research, and build community capacity to conduct health research that is responsive and relevant to the health needs of the community. This grants program is designed to meet these aims through the provision of funding and technical assistance to community-based ...

 
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Novel pathways & targets for beta cell regenerating therapies in diabetes-LOI Due November 20

JDRF invites LOIs from single investigators or groups of investigators to develop and conduct studies aimed at the discovery and validation of novel pathways and targets to promote the regeneration of functional human beta cell mass.
 
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Student Healthcare Innovation Seed Grants-LOI Due December 15

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) in partnership with the Georgia CTSA and Georgia State University is pleased to request applications for the fourth round of student seed grants in Healthcare Innovation. Grants will fund multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary teams proposing innovative projects that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access. Two categories of grants will be considered: Research ...

 
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Immuno-Oncology Translation Network (IOTN): Cancer Immunoprevention Research Projects & Centers (UG3/UH3)-Due February 11

This FOA is associated with the Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM Initiative that is intended to accelerate cancer research. The goal of the network is to foster collaborative team science approaches to accelerate the discovery of new immune targets and evaluate novel immune-based therapies and combination approaches that eliminate established cancers in adults or to prevent cancers before they occur.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Emory's Office of Postdoctoral Education Sponsors the NIH K Awards Tutorial-November 19 & 30

In anticipation of the February 2019 deadline for the NIH K Career Development Award for new proposals (and resubmission proposals for March), the Office of Postdoctoral Education offers tutorials addressing the following K Award categories: K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/00 as well as VA CDA and other career development awards. The classes will include didactic presentation, discussion, and Q&A. Time permitting, Dr. Janet Gross will provide an individual read and review of your proposal. This series is open to all Postdocs, Instructors, Assistant Professors (and equivalent).
 
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Emory Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) RFA-Due March 1

The Emory BIRCWH program is a highly selective career development program for junior faculty interested in women's health research and/or sex/gender science. The ultimate goal of the BIRCWH program is to train junior faculty, through a mentored research and career development experience, to become independent investigators who use novel, interdisciplinary approaches to advance the science of women¿s health and sex/gender research. Communicable disease research (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, influenza, HCV/HBV, bacterial and fungal diseases, antimicrobial resistance, etc.) is an area of focus for the Emory BIRCWH program. However, compelling applications outside these areas, but aligned with the BIRCWH research objectives, will also be considered.
 
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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

Informed Consent: The Right to Participate in Research
 
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Georgia CTSA Data & Safety Monitoring Board Interest Survey

The Georgia CTSA is establishing a registry of clinical experts who are interested in participating on a Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB). You will be contacted based upon your answers. Creation of this registry will make it easier for you and others to establish and utilize a DSMB when needed. ...

 
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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

 
 
 

Take your Medical Technology to the Market-Due January 4

The Coulter Translational Program is a validated model to bridge academic technologies into the commercial realm through license to industry or the launch of an investor-ready start-up. Open to Emory and Georgia Tech faculty, the program can help advance technology to commercial success through milestone-driven funding and mentorship. The 2019 funding cycle is now open.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Community Health Expo & 30th Anniversary Event-Sunday

The Center for Black Women's Wellness (CBWW), in partnership with Sister 2 Sister, is hosting from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Dunbar Neighborhood Center, 477 Windsor Street SW, Atlanta, GA. This free event will offer a variety of health screenings and healthy lifestyle demonstrations. This event is followed by CBWW's 30th Anniversary Celebration, on Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Loca Luna, 550 Amsterdam Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA.
 
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Twitter Chat: Access to Healthcare in Rural Communities-Thursday

Join the chat at noon on National Rural Health Day with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. Use #RuralHealthChat to discuss rural access and to share the #PowerofRural with success stories!
 
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Events

 
 
 

Health Systems: The Next Generation-Today

The Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech invites you to attend this event on improving local and global health systems from 12:30-4:30 p.m. The event will be moderated by Georgia CTSA Community Engagement program director Tabia Akintobi Henry, professor and associate dean, community engagement and director, Prevention Research Center, Morehouse School of Medicine.
 
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K-Club: Research Funding Roadmaps: Highlighting Pathways to Funding Success-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, with panelists Kelly Bijanki, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Department of Medicine, Emory University; Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, ...

 
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The Atlantic Magazine's People v. Cancer-Wednesday

Georgia CTSA Integrating Special Populations program directory, Brian Rivers, director, Cancer Health Equity Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, will be a panelist to discuss Mapping Cancer Health Disparities. At People v. Cancer, The Atlantic will harness the power of human stories to spotlight the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and care, and explore how the oncology community is investing its resources, energy and talent in the collective fight to conquer cancer. Watch via livestream!
 
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Ensuring quality in clinical trials: monitoring concepts & CRC development training-Thursday

Audience members will learn about a readily available, user-friendly, self-paced study module that provides training on essential concepts and practical approaches to monitoring. This comprehensive tool fills an unmet need while addressing unique issues associated with conducting research at academic medical centers.
 
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McNairy Science of Disease Seminar: Diabetes Translation-November 16

The free series highlights research findings to advance understanding of a wide range of novel topics delivered by scientists to scientists, offers opportunities for researchers across campus to learn more about their colleague's research experiences and perhaps identify opportunities to collaborate. This session is presented by Georgia CTSA Community Engagement program director Tabia Akintobi Henry, professor and associate dean, community engagement and director, Prevention Research Center, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), at 1:30 p.m. in MSM¿s MRC Bldg. Room G-14.
 
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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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How Precision Medicine Can Help Everyone-Tuesday

A series of quarterly symposia sponsored by the Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) and the Georgia CTSA. The free symposia are open to all faculty, staff and students. The keynote speaker will be Anthony Rosen, MBChB, MD, Vice Dean for Research and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine. ...

 
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Health Innovation Commercialization Series: IP 101: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property, Disclosing, & Patent Filings-Tuesday

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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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.