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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

January 25, 2019

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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300 Students Tackle Healthcare Challenges through Georgia Tech's FHIR-based Programming Course

HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is the rapidly emerging standard for healthcare interoperability and is now widely used to develop electronic health record (EHR) connected healthcare applications or apps. Georgia Tech’s unique FHIR-based programming course enables students to create innovative projects using FHIR to tackle a wide range of healthcare challenges from clinical care to patient empowerment to research ...

 
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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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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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Emory's Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCHWH) Program Request for Applications-Due March 1

The Emory BIRCWH program, short for Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health, 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. To learn more about BIRCWH, please visit our website at www.bircwh.emory.edu.
 
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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-Would You Do a Post-Doc with this Guy?
 
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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

 
 
 

CD2H Idea Competition for the CTSA Program Request for Proposals-Due February 15

The CD2H is bringing DREAM Challenges to the CTSA Program to help promote the collaborative development and dissemination of innovative informatics solutions to accelerate translational science and improve patient care. The CTSA Program houses a wealth of innovative ideas, data, and clinical and translational expertise. The CD2H DREAM Challenges will help leverage these strengths and provide a platform to facilitate cross hub collaboration and productive industry partnerships. The benchmarks, algorithms, and other solutions developed through the CD2H DREAM Challenges will help advance the use of cutting-edge informatics across the CTSA Program and beyond.
 
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Call for Projects: Microsystems-based Point-of-Care Testing for Acute, Emergency, and Critical Care Medicine-March 1

The Atlanta Center for Microsystems-Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies (ACME POCT), based at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at Georgia Tech, focuses on assisting and enabling inventors and clinicians at a national level who have developed or are developing microsystems-based POC technologies to define their clinical needs, conduct clinical validation, and refine their technology with the objective of accelerating the path to translation and clinical adoption. The ACME POCT announces an award competition, at $50,000-$150,000 for 6 to 18 months per award, for collaborative research projects to accelerate development or clinical translation of microsystems-based POC technologies that can provide rapid and clinically actionable results enabling physicians to make prompt diagnosis, define risk stratification, establish early therapy or make changes to therapy for acute, emergency, or critical care medicine applications.
 
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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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Events

 
 
 

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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Enhancing Collaboration: Fostering An Evidence-Based Approach To Improving Network Capacity-February 27

Organized by the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The Creative Scientist Workshop is not a standard conference. The facilitated workshop format employs a creative problem-solving approach now being used by NSF, NIH and NCATS to catalyze scientific innovation. This year we are taking the bold step of going 100% virtual, so you can attend from anywhere. Using a suite of videoconferencing and collaboration tools, we will keep the best of workshops (including stimulating talks, small-group interactions, and the opportunity to 'chat' and catch up with other attendees). We will get rid of the need to spend large amounts of time and money on transportation and lodging, and reduce the carbon footprint of the workshop.
 
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2019 International Mentoring Association Annual Conference- March 11-12

The International Mentoring Association Annual Conference will center around the theme: "Diversity in Mentoring Initiatives: Practice and Research." We hope you will plan on joining us from March 11-12, 2019 at the University of Florida, as this conference will provide participants with the opportunity to hear from the leaders in the mentoring field with practical ideas on a range of topics.
 
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Kauffman FastTrac®TechVenture Training Course Application Due-March 13

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), along with the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA), will be offering the Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture entrepreneur training course again in 2019. This is a six full-day course (over seven weeks) designed to train faculty entrepreneurs who plan to create a start-up company to commercialize their inventions. The course has been conducted at Emory eight times since 2012 and it was well received by faculty participants. All faculty members at the Georgia CTSA partner institutions (Emory, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine and The University of Georgia) are eligible to apply for the course. Full details are included in the attached course flyer. Please click on the link in the flyer to apply.
 
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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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Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Run for Mercy 5k-March 23

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is pleased to announce our annual 5K Run for Mercy race taking place on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at our new race location: The Concourse. This family friendly event is for all of you road warriors and weekend walkers. So, come to run, walk, stroll and skip on over to support a great cause: Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
 
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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.