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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

November 16, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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Learn about Georgia CTSA's Role in Driving Emory's Discovery

Emory received $734 million in external research funding in fiscal year 2018, the most ever for the university. Funded research helps Emory attract top professors and students, create jobs, increase the number of clinical trials and advance start-up projects.
 
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Georgia CTSA KL2 & TL1 Georgia Tech Co-director Appointed as IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health & Medicine Editor-in-Chief

Pamela Bhatti, PhD, is a 2011 Georgia CTSA KL2 scholar and graduate of the Masters of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program, and associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, and and NCATS I-Corps leader. Her mission is to train the next generation of clinical researchers to impact health in Georgia and beyond.   ...

 
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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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No (type) one left behind: Expanding artificial pancreas adoption & access among targeted populations-Due December 5

JDRF is committed to expanding the reach of artificial pancreas systems and the benefits they can provide to people with type 1 diabetes - of all ages and stages.
 
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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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University Research Committee Annual Call for Proposals-Due January 7

Submit an application for one of three awards in the 2019-2020 funding cycle: URC regular award, URC-Georgia CTSA award, or URC-Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning International Research awards. All regular, full-time Emory faculty are invited to apply in one of the following categories: arts--visual and performing, biological and health sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary, mathematics and natural sciences, or social sciences. ...

 
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Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) Innovation Grants-Due January 18

Do you have an inventive or novel approach that addresses an existing or emerging problem that impacts multiple AAIM associations? The Innovation Grants Program awards $2,500 to a single institution and $5,000 to multiple institutions for these innovative ideas.
 
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PCORI Upcoming funding opportunities-LOI Due January 24

PCORI has several Cycle 1 2019 funding opportunities opening soon. They include calls for projects under its national research priorities and an opportunity for implementation of PCORI-funded research findings.
 
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The Entelligence Young Investigator Program-Due February 1

The program is a U.S.-based research program consistent with Actelion Pharmaceutical US, Inc.¿s commitment to basic science, translational, and clinical research in the area of pulmonary vascular disease.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Call for Applications: Bioinformatics Fellowships 2019 at the University of Georgia-Due December 1

Candidates are expected to have demonstrated proficiency (e.g. certificate, major, or minor) in one or more of the quantitative disciplines that serve as a foundation for bioinformatics research, including mathematical, computational, and physical sciences and engineering.
 
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National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)-LOI Due December 6

The program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master¿s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.
 
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2019 Macy Faculty Scholars Program-Due February 13

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing.
 
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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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Introduction to the Principles & Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

These free, NIH courses provide an overview of basic biostatistical and epidemiologic methods involved in conducting clinical research and describes the principles involved in the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues in clinical human subjects research, including the role of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). Describes principles and issues involved in monitoring patient-oriented research. Describes the infrastructure required in performing clinical research and the steps involved in developing and funding research studies. This course will be of interest to physicians, scientists, medical and dental students, nurses, public health professionals, and others conducting or planning a career in clinical research.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Informed Consent: When the LAR is also the Investigator
 
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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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Digital Medicine & Medtech Showcase 2019-January 7-9

 
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Community

 
 
 

Don't Try to Fit Rural Health Into an Urban Box

Blog post from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), looks at systemic barriers faced in rural areas and includes recommendations for improving rural health access and equity
 
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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

 
 
 

Translational Research & Implementation Science for Health Equity: Perspectives from the NHLBI-November 29

Presented by George A. Mensah, MD, FACC, FAHA, FCP(SA) Hon, director, Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS), senior advisor, Office of the Director, NHLBI, NIH, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Morehouse School of Medicine's NCPC PC4BR.
 
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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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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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Save the Date: One Georgia: Building Bridges to Improve Quality Access for Optimal Health-April 25-26

Georgia CTSA Community Engagement program’s 4th biennial forum held at Atlanta Technical College, Dennard Conference Center.    ...

 
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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.