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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

November 30, 2018

In this edition:


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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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Georgia CTSA's Community Engagement Program Joins Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Raising Cancer Awareness

Every year, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital holds a women’s health conference in Albany, GA. The topic of this year’s conference, held in late October at Phoebe HealthWorks, was “Cancer Awareness: A matter of life and breath.” This year, Georgia CTSA’s Community Engagement (CE) program and over 600 women joined the conference to raise awareness about cancer as well as support one of its Community Steering Board members. Darrell ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights-LOI Due December 14

Access to data available from the Health Care Cost Institute and other partner data providers for use by innovative research projects sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
 
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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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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pilot Research Grants-Due January 7

The Society funds high-risk pilot grants to quickly test novel ideas. Funding is provided for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding.
 
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Geriatrics Academic Career Award Program-Due January 15

Funding to support the career development of junior faculty in geriatrics at accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health. The overall goals of the program are to develop the necessary skills to lead healthcare transformation in a variety of settings, including rural and/or medically underserved settings, to be age-friendly and to provide training in clinical geriatrics, including the training of interprofessional teams of healthcare professionals to provide healthcare for older adults. Sponsored by the Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 
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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program-Due January 16

The program provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.
 
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Ono Pharma Foundation Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program-Due February 28

The purpose of the initiative is to support scientist Principal Investigators with creative ideas in selected scientific research fields with the mission of seeking discoveries/solutions and development of high impact science.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Applications Now Open: Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences-Due January 11

This training program aims to enhance mixed method research skills through a curriculum that includes interactive webinars, working with mixed methods mentors and consultants, and attending a summer retreat.
 
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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).

 
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New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training, & Assessment Materials

The Development, Implementation, and AssessMent Of Novel Training in Domain-based competencies (DIAMOND) initiative is a discovery learning space for clinical research professionals. This collaborative effort by the University of Rochester, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, and Tufts University aims to address the need for high-quality, accessible, competency-based training for those conducting clinical trials.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Informed Consent: Making it Harder to Say No
 
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AWS Cloud Credits for Research-Due December 31

The program supports researchers who seek to: Build cloud-hosted publicly available science-as-a-service applications, software, or tools to facilitate their future research and the research of their community. Perform proof of concept or benchmark tests evaluating the efficacy of moving research workloads or open data sets to the cloud. Train a broader community on the usage of cloud for research workloads via workshops or tutorials.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Atlanta Technical College Annual Health & Wellness Expo 2019-February 21

Atlanta Technical College American Heart Association Training Center will a free community event with free health screenings, seminars and workshops.
 
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Rural Health Innovation & Transformation Technical Assistance-Due February 22

Funding for a single organization to provide technical assistance for rural stakeholders and the public to help them understand and engage in the value-based care landscape in the context of rural healthcare. Sponsored by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 
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Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Symposium on Innovations in Imaging Technology & Health Care Applications: Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging & Beyond-Tuesday

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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Flame Nanomaterial & Device Engineering for Biomedicine-Wednesday

Georgia Tech Petit Institute Seminar featuring Georgios A. Sotiriou, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Tumor, & Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, at 11:00 a.m. in Petit Biotech Building Suddath Seminar Room 1128.
 
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The Promising Role of Berries in Human Health-Thursday

Rafaela G. Feresin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, will present a seminar sponsored by HERCULES and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences at noon in Emory School of Medicine Building, Room 170A.
 
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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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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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Open House for the New Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics-Wednesday

Sponsored by the Georgia CTSA and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta ...

 
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Effective Health Care & Inclusion: Growing the Next Generation of Researchers for Bioethics, Biomedical, Behavioral, & Health Disparities Research-January 23-25

The Morehouse School of Medicine, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership host a national conference designed for Minority Serving Institutions/Cancer Center Partnership (MI/CCP) and other investigators.
 
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The Opioid Crisis & the Future of Addiction & Pain Therapeutics: Opportunities, Tools, & Technologies Symposium-February 7-8

This National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)-sponsored symposium will highlight challenges and opportunities throughout the discovery and development process for addiction- and pain-related medications in the pre-competitive preclinical stage and provide a framework for more focused efforts within the research community.
 
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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.