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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

January 18, 2019

In this edition:


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Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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Georgia CTSA Leadership Awards

Carolyn Meltzer, 2018 Outstanding Researcher Carolyn Meltzer, MD, director of Georgia CTSA Innovation Catalyst program, was named 2018 Outstanding Researcher. Every year, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®) selects one person who has made significant contributions to radiologic research. In 2018, Dr. Meltzer is honored as the pioneer who fundamentally changed the future of the radiology field.  Congratulations! The Georgia ...

 
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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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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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Analytical Tools and Approaches for Scholarly Research Assessment and Decision Support in the Biomedical Enterprise (R41/R42 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) LOI-Due February 4

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop advanced analytical models, tools and metrics to enhance the decision making and professional evaluation in life sciences management and administration. It is envisioned that the developed tools will be used by the NGOs/disease foundations, advocacy groups, publishing industry, research funders, policy makers and academic institutions.
 
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Voelcker Fund young investigator awards-Due February 21

The fund concentrates on supporting the costs of medical research; it does not accept grant solicitations for administrative costs, debt reduction, fund-raising efforts, or from individuals. It will consider seed funding, challenge or matching grants, as well as multi-year awards for programs or organizations that align with its mission.
 
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Emory Specialized Center of Research Excellence on Sex Differences (Emory SCORE) Career Enhancement Core announces Pilot Grants Available - LOI Due February 25

The Emory Specialized Center of Research Excellence on Sex Differences (Emory SCORE) will fund a variable number of one-year, non-renewable awards ranging from $10K - $30K for projects that account for sex as a biological variable when examining key sex influences on health processes and outcomes. Additional awards that are in line with the overlapping missions of Emory SCORE -- to strengthen science through accounting for sex -- and its partner organizations may be funded in partnership with the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the Emory Diabetes Center (EDC), and the Emory Women┬┐s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). Applications outside these fields are also strongly encouraged.
 
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Human Islet Research Network: Consortium on Targeting & Regeneration (HIRN-CTAR) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-February 26

This FOA solicits applications for the CTAR that supports the development of innovative strategies to increase or protect functional human beta cell mass in patients with Type-1 Diabetes through the controlled manipulation of beta cell replication, islet cell plasticity, and the reprogramming of pancreatic non-beta cells into beta-like cells, or through shielding the residual beta cell mass from the autoimmune environment.
 
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Georgia CTSA Request for Proposal Pilot Grants Program - Due March 1

Georgia CTSA's Pilot Grants Program is soliciting proposals that either a.) generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications OR b.) develop the best approaches and methodologies to address complex translational and clinical research problems.
 
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Georgia CTSA Request for Proposals Informatics - Due March 1

Georgia CTSA's Informatics program is soliciting proposals to support investigator-led teams in developing and testing innovative healthcare apps. The support is for project costs that are associated with data access, informatics resource access, and technical personnel.
 
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Georgia CTSA Request for Proposals Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design - Due March 29

Georgia CTSA's Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD) program is soliciting proposals to support novel methodological research in biostatistics, epidemiology, or health economics to advance clinical and translational research (CTR). Review criteria include: (i.) quantitative methodological research to fill gaps in CTR; (ii.) innovation; (iii.) feasibility; and (iv.) plans for dissemination and translation of results. Awardees are encouraged to disseminate any software developed in their research to CTSpedia, an online knowledge base for CTR, as well as other relevant publicly available software repositories.
 
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Shock Society Faculty Research Award-Due April 1

This award is to support a faculty at his/her early career stage to do research in the areas related to trauma, shock, and sepsis, leading to be an outstanding independent investigator.
 
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Research Innovations for Scientific Knowledge (RISK) for Musculoskeletal Diseases (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Application-Due April 9

The NIAMS Research Innovation for Scientific Knowledge (RISK) for Musculoskeletal Diseases (R61/R33) initiative focuses on innovative research. This FOA is particularly designed to encourage the submission of projects that are considered too risky, premature, controversial, or unconventional for other NIH mechanisms. This FOA intends to support disease-focused translational studies. The RISK R61/R33 FOAs are not intended to support clinical trials.
 
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Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation Grant-Due April 15

The Foundation seeks proposals to reduce exposure to cardiovascular risk factors in young children and their families in underserved communities. It is interested in projects which maximize impact, such as addressing risk factors in more than one setting, engaging both primary caregivers and children, promoting stress reduction or targeting practices that affect access to healthier foods and physical activity.
 
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Education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Emory Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Program Application-Due April 1

The Emory Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree program, in the Laney Graduate School at Emory University, provides innovative didactic and mentored research training to those interested in pursuing a career in clinical and/or translational research. The MSCR degree is designed for predoctoral (medical students, PhD students or PharmD students), postdoctoral trainees (resident and fellow physicians or PhD postdocs), and junior faculty (physicians, PhD-level scientists or PharmDs). Contact Cheryl Sroka at 404-727-5096 or at csroka@emory.edu.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Mentoring-The Nutty Professor
 
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Children's Healthcare, Emory, & the Pediatric Institute: New Guidelines for Which IRB Reviews

As of September 1, the new Pediatric Institute is in effect. As part of that transition, Children's Healthcare and Emory developed a revised IRB reliance agreement for collaborative research (research in which both Children's and Emory are engaged).
 
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Research Registry Toolkit

The Research Registry Toolkit is designed to support teams creating and managing research registries. Each section includes examples, best practices, and tools to guide conversations about research registry development and maintenance.
 
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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 GA Tech Campus, every Monday from 10:30am to 11:30am in Room 3317 of the Petit Building during the 2018 fall and 2019 spring semester, starting from Monday, October 1, 2018.
 
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Morehouse School of Medicine Statistics Fridays

A free weekly walk-in statistical consulting clinic for Morehouse School of Medicine faculty, staff, and students from 10:00 a.m.-noon in MRC Annex, Bldg. F, S-14 Conference Room.
 
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Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Inventor Fellows-Due February 11

The program is designed to identify outstanding early-stage inventors who harness science and technology solutions to enhance scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. They seek a combination of demonstrated promise of the individual and a compelling idea in which marked progress toward a defined goal can be measured during the three years of support. Further, the Foundation aims to support ideas at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept or advance an existing prototype toward application.
 
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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.
 
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Community

 
 
 
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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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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health & Climate Solutions-LOI Due February 8

Grants for communities and organizations that have developed and implemented approaches that address the health impacts of climate change, while improving health equity. The overarching goal of the program is to study and share evidence-based approaches that help to build a healthy, equitable future on a rapidly warming planet.
 
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Events

 
 
 

The SBIR/STTR Proposal Playbook: A Webinar Workshop for Drafting Winning Applications-January 23

Live webinar 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. They don't call it America's Seed Fund for nothing. The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs dole out $2 billion to university-based ventures every year, and their awards can be significant sources of non-dilutive funding, if you know how to craft a proposal that will win over the reviewers. University researchers, start-up founders and TTO staff must ensure their proposal has what it takes to earn the funding their projects need.
 
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CFAR Network Science Seminar-January 24

The CFAR Clinical Research Core will host the first CFAR Network Science Seminar of 2019 on Thursday, January 24th. The guest speaker will be Dr. Walter Royal III (Morehouse SOM), and the talks/posters will focus on topics in HIV neuroscience.
 
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Curtis L. Parker Student Research Symposium with NCATS Director, Chris Austin-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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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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Novel Approaches to Informed Consent-March 20

Discussing a vetted and standardized, shortened informed consent (2-page) in conjunction with an illustrated pamphlet for enrolling volunteers. The vetting process and the projects that utilize this combination to enroll volunteers will be discussed. A new technique utilizing Augmented Reality in Conjunction with the Informed Consent for children and families in research will also be covered.
 
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Phlebotomy Training - March 21-22

Presented by Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers and Emory Healthcare Medical Lab. Open to all Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, and University of Georgia employees. Advanced registration required.
 
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Un-Meeting on Rural Health & Health Equity: Fostering cross-sector partnerships-April 8

This hosted by University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) event will focus on catalyzing new collaborations to bridge the translational science and agricultural extension sectors to improve rural health and achieve health equity.
 
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6th Annual Health Services Research Day

The Georgia CTSA and Emory Department of Medicine are pleased to present the 6th annual Health Services Research Day. Join us for this symposium and networking opportunity where researchers will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities across the state of Georgia. Join us for this symposium and networking opportunity where researchers
 
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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.