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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

December 7, 2018

In this edition:


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Education
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Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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Agenda Released: 2nd Annual Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Conference-February 28-March 1

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 partnerships. The conference will be held at the beautiful Callaway Resort and Gardens. ...

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

Now accepting applications for the Georgia CTSA TL1 (T32-like) TRAINING GRANT   CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING including the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Program for Postdoctoral Trainees (resident and fellow physicians, PhD postdocs, PharmD residents)   REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS and APPLICATION PREPARATION WORKSHOP POSTDOC TL1 APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2019 The Georgia CTSA, the NIH-supported Clinical ...

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

Georgia CTSA KL2 PROGRAM CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR FACULTY MEMBERS   REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS   DEADLINE 5:00 p.m. MARCH 1, 2019   Register for the free 2-session KL2 Application Workshop – see below   The goal of the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA, the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award) KL2 Scholars program is to support ...

 
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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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Department of Health & Human Services: Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (Planning)-Due January 15

The purpose is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder. The overall goal is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities by multi-sector planning to strengthen their organizational and infrastructural capacity.
 
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Parkinson's Foundation-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award-Due January 18

The award aims to recognize the importance of good clinical research and encourage young investigators in clinical studies.
 
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Enabling Technologies to Accelerate Development of Oral Biodevices (R21 & R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due January 28

This FOA invites exploratory/developmental applications that propose transformative engineering solutions to technical challenges associated with meaningful development, substantial optimization of existing technologies and clinical translation of intraoral biodevices. Proposed technologies are expected to advance development of oral biodevices to clinical use, including but not limited to: precision medicine-based detection, diagnosis and treatment of oral and overall health conditions, and measurement of patient functional status and clinical outcome assessment.
 
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JDRF Project Concepts Strategic Research Agreement (SRA)-Due February 4

JDRF's Strategic Research Agreements provide research funding for single or multiple investigators to address critical gaps and challenges and potential breakthroughs in Type 1 diabetes research.
 
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Medications Development for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due February 11

NIAAA is seeking applications for medications development research projects from both for-profit and not-for-profit entities, including academic institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, private and public foundations, small businesses not eligible for the SBIR/STTR program and single entities able to demonstrate significant resource commitment to the proposed project.
 
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LeRoy Matthews Physician Scientist Award-Due February 15

This award will provide up to six years of support for outstanding, newly trained pediatricians and internists (MDs and MD/PhDs) to complete sub-specialty training, develop into independent investigators, and initiate a research program.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Core Competencies in Clinical & Translational Research

These 14 competencies are thought to shape the training experiences of junior investigators by defining the skills, attributes, and knowledge that can be shared across multidisciplinary teams of clinician-scientists.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Informed Consent: When an Investigator Recruits Him/Herself to the Study
 
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Georgia CTSA Recruitment Center: Comprehensive Resource for Investigators & Study Teams

Designed for recruitment optimization, innovation, and research (on recruitment methodology). Functions include, providing local recruitment strategies, conducting high-impact research on recruitment, and liaison with ResearchMatch.org. ...

 
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Georgia CTSA Research Opportunities & Collaboration Support (ROCS)

The Georgia CTSA supports translational and clinical research across our member institutions. As part of this effort, our Collaboration & Multidisciplinary Team Science (CMDTS) program focuses on promoting collaboration and team science among investigators at all four institutions and ultimately across other CTSAs. In an effort to foster this mission, we have compiled opportunities currently available to researchers across Georgia that support clinically-related ...

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Small Dinner with Manoj Karamchandani, CEO of MPECT, Inc.-Tuesday

Please join Georgia Bio's Emerging Leaders Network for a Small Dinner event featuring Manoj Karamchandani. Manoj has over 25 years of experience in Life Sciences, AI, Cloud Solutions, Virtual & Augmented Reality and Technology Integration. His extensive experience within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device Sectors enables him to rapidly assess operational and compliance challenges and provide solutions that are focused on a client¿s specific value chain requirements.
 
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Support for Small Business Innovation Research to Develop New Open & Closed-Loop Automated Technologies for Better Type 1 Diabetes Therapy & Monitoring (SBIR) (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due March 21

The goal of this FOA is to stimulate bioengineers, physiologists, bio-behavioral researchers, and designers in academic centers, and small businesses to develop new approaches to create devices/components with enhanced accuracy and less patient burden that will represent real advancements regarding safety and effectiveness of glucose control technologies including open and closed loop hormone replacement systems.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Free, Customized Funding Searches

The Office of Minority Health Information Services team can provide you with a free, customized funding match for your nonprofit, academic institution or faith-based organization.
 
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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

 
 
 

Women in Bio Presents: 2018 Holiday Potluck Party-Sunday

It is that time again when WIB-Atlanta celebrates the end of the year with friends, old and new. Join us for a casual holiday gathering at the beautiful home of one of our colleagues. Invite your friends so we can all continue to meet new people.
 
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K-Club: Mentorship-January 14

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 Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Research Operations, Emory University Department of Pediatrics & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A light ...

 
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Health Innovation Commercialization Series: IP 201: Patentability, Freedom to Operate, Prior Art & Patent Strategies-January 16

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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Curtis L. Parker Student Research Symposium with NCATS Director, Chris Austin, MD-February 13

Morehouse School of Medicine is excited to announce that Christopher Austin, MD, NIH National Center for Translational Sciences (NCATS) Director will be the keynote speaker for the Annual Dr. Curtis Parker Research Symposium.
 
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Understanding and Improving Participant Retention in Long-Term Outcome Studies-February 20

Loss to follow-up is a threat to the validity of longitudinal follow-up studies. Large-scale regional and national long-term follow-up studies informed the development of a free toolbox of cohort retention tools for use by researchers in the field.
 
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Call for Abstracts - One Georgia: Building Bridges to Improve Quality Access for Optimal Health-Due February 28

Georgia CTSA Community Engagement program’s 4th biennial forum held at Atlanta Technical College, Dennard Conference Center on April 25-26. Abstract submission is open to all professionals, students, and community members who have interest or who are working in fields that include, but are not limited to: allied health professionals, academic researchers, basic scientists, behavioral scientists, clinicians, community-based organizations, faith-based ...

 
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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.