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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

December 14, 2018

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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Georgia CTSA-supported Research at UGA Featured in NIH Director's Blog

Katherine Ehrlich, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, University of Georgia (UGA), received a 2018 NIH Director’s New Innovator award to “study whether acute or chronic psychosocial stress during childhood might sensitize the body’s immune system to behave in ways that damage health. . .” The study, featured in the NIH Director’s Blog, talked about the innovation of involving children in real-time, eliminating “recall ...

 
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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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Funding

 
 
 

NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative

NIH recently released more than 30 funding opportunities to solicit the best and brightest research ideas for more than $850 million in support of HEAL initiative research, bolstering existing research in the areas of addiction, pain, complementary medicine, and more to accelerate scientific solutions to the national opioid crisis. NCATS is providing a suite of translational science resources and expertise to investigators working on opioid and pain research. Information session on Thursday (see below in Events). Please notify Andrew West (awest2@emory.edu) if you or any of your colleagues are interested in participating in this effort.
 
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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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Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning & Implementation Grants-Due January 31

Funding to support pediatricians and fellowship trainees in the initial planning and/or pilot stage of implementing innovative, community-based projects to increase children's access to optimal health and well-being and address unmet child health needs.
 
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Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health & Health Disparities

This announcement seeks to support research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.
 
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$100K CD2H Idea Competition-Due February 15

The CTSA Program's National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) is excited to announce the launch of the CD2H Idea Competition. This is an opportunity to turn your scientific question into a DREAM Challenge to be tackled by teams around the world. If your idea is selected, you will receive a $100,000 subcontract to run the DREAM Challenge in collaboration with the CD2H.
 
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Harry Shwachman clinical investigator award-Due February 15

The award is intended to support promising, clinically trained physicians with a commitment to cystic fibrosis research to develop into independent biomedical researchers.
 
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Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Biostatistics for Translational Research

Faculty and postdocs are welcome to enroll in a spring semester course which is part of the curriculum in Georgia CTSA’s Certificate Program in Translational Research in the Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but faculty and postdocs at Emory may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship if employed at least one year. This is a semester-long course which meets on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:50 p.m. from January until early ...

 
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program-Due January 9

Through this postdoc-to-faculty transition award, HHMI seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
 
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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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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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MOOC: Intro to Translational Science

Offer by the University of Rochester, an introductory course that provides students with a broad understanding of translational science, the types of research that are conducted under the translational science umbrella, and how this research impacts the public at large.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Intellectual Property-He Took His Notebook
 
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Georgia CTSA & Winship Cancer Institute Offers Collaborative Research Ethics Consultation Service

The Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Collaborative of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium, funded by the National Institutes of Health, maintains a clinical research ethics service nationwide, including the Georgia CTSA’s Regulatory Knowledge & Support (RKS) program. The consultancy features RKS leader Rebecca Pentz, PhD, professor of Research Ethics, Emory School of Medicine, as an available expert. She performs ...

 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Emory OTT Innovation Office Hours

Emory Office of Technology Transfer's Patrick Reynolds, assistant director, Faculty & Start-up Services, holds Innovation Office Hours every month at Emory Midtown and Grady Hospital. Drop-by if you have any questions about intellectual property or want to discuss a particular idea or technology you have been developing. Mondays 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Emory Midtown Atrium Lobby and Noon-5:30 p.m. in Grady FOB 292. Contact: preynolds@emory.edu
 
 
 
 

Collaborate with Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering (BME) Capstone Design-Due Monday

Do you have an idea for a new medical innovation? Georgia Tech BME Capstone Design can help! Our talented engineering students work with industry leaders and clinicians to develop solutions that address unmet clinical needs. We are accepting Capstone project proposals for the Spring 2019 semester. We would love to dedicate a student team to solve a relevant health care issue that you have identified, or to help develop your idea for a novel medical technology.
 
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Community

 
 
 

Webinar Recording: Rural Insights on Adult & Youth Obesity, a National & Community-based Perspective

 
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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

 
 
 

Sharing Experiences from LT POCs OHSC & Mayo Clinic & NIH HEAL Initiative Discussion-Thursday

Two Trial Innovation Network (TIN) liaisons discuss methods to engage investigators who may benefit from TIN services at their institutions. Also, Dr. Jane Atkinson, Trial Innovation Network Director, will share information related to the NIH HEAL Initiative.
 
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Digital Scholar Webinar: Creating an Effective Study Recruitment Webpage-January 9

For many websites, commercial or not, significant visitor traffic comes via search engines such as Google. According to Pew Internet Research, more than 80% of Americans use the Internet to search for health information. But will your study be found by these engines? A compelling description of a research study online can be critical to attracting participants.
 
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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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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 Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Director, will be the keynote speaker for the Annual Curtis Parker Research Symposium. ...

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

Registration deadline today, February 15. 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 ...

 
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HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis-April 11-12

Emory University Center for AIDS Research and the Emory Center for Health in Aging are co-hosting the 2019 national conference at the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory. This year's conference theme is Special Populations Aging with HIV. The conference will open with a Pre-Conference Mentoring Workshop on April 10. The deadline for abstract and mentee application submissions has been extended to December 21.
 
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Register Now-One Georgia: Building Bridges to Improve Quality Access for Optimal Health

Georgia CTSA Community Engagement program’s 4th biennial forum held at Atlanta Technical College, Dennard Conference Center on April 25-26. The Forum is intended for health profesionals, community-based organizations/members, those in academia and others who wish to come and share ideas, strategies, and innovations in research, policy, and practice for improving the health and health status of Georgians. ...

 
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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.