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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

February 1, 2019

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Community Engagement Grant Writing Awardee Receives Food Well Alliance Community Grant

Dichos de la Casa was awarded the Food Well Alliance Community Grant and attributes the award to Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance’s (Georgia CTSA) Community Engagement Grant Writing Academy (CGWA). Dichos de la Casa received the award for a project that structures the local Latino community to own and present multidisciplinary discourse on their cultural foods, particularly Pico de Gallo. All ingredients will be grown in local ...

 
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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

 
 
 

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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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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Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers (BDSRC) LOI-Due March 15

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), for one component of the NIH Consortium for Advancing Research on Botanicals and other Natural Products (CARBON) Program, represents an evolution of the previous Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers FOA, RFA OD 14-001. The goal of the consortium is to advance methodology for, and conduct research on, complex natural products. This Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Centers (BDSRC) component of the CARBON will support transdisciplinary collaborations focused on producing the most critical data to inform the optimal design of future clinical trials of orally consumed, complex botanical dietary supplements for which there are rigorous but not definitive preliminary data. The preliminary data provided by responsive applications must support a reproducible, physiologically and mechanistically plausible, and statistically and clinically significant effect on, or relevant to, human biological or cognitive/behavioral, objectively measured resilience. Applications in which a purified phytochemical is the main focus will be considered nonresponsive.
 
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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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The SOM Imagine, Innovative and Impact (I3) Venture Awards-Due April 1

The SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Venture Awards solicit innovative research proposals to catalyze promising early-stage concepts with commercial potential that do not yet qualify for funding from external sources. The I3 Venture Research Awards aim to cultivate inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs driven to solve medicine¿s challenges and create patient impact. In the current round, grants will be considered for: Proposals with the potential to shape, de-risk, or scale up a potential new drug or technology in medicine (diagnostic, therapeutic, device or software) in less than one year. If successful, the proposal would ready the project for the next stage of translation (not necessarily to market readiness). Particularly creative ideas, even without preliminary data, will be considered provided compelling impact, feasibility and commercial potential is demonstrated. Proposals due by 5:00pm on April 1st.
 
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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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Mass Spectrometric Assays for the Reliable and Reproducible Detection of Proteins/Peptides of Importance in Obesity Research (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due April 17

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications from institutions/organizations proposing the development of targeted mass spectrometric assays (e.g., Multiple Reaction Monitoring) for proteins and peptides of primary interest to the obesity research community (e.g., Adiponectin, Leptin, Resistin, Neuropeptide Y, Alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone, Peptide YY, Glucagon-like peptide 1, Ghrelin, Adrenocorticotropin, Corticotropin-releasing hormone, Gastrin, Cholecystokinin, Secretin, Vasoactive intestinal peptide, gastric-inhibitory peptide, gastrin-releasing peptide, motilin, pancreatic polypeptide, RBP4, myostatin, FGF21). The proposed assays should be highly reproducible, easily transferable to other laboratories, easy to multiplex, and validated in human plasma or serum.
 
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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-Let's Not Mention That in the Report
 
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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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Community

 
 
 

Mental Health First Aid Training- February 23

This Mental Health First Aid course will begin at 8 am and end promptly at 5 pm. There will be two 15 minute breaks during the course, as well as one 30 minute lunch break. Please plan to stay for the entire duration of the training in order to receive the course certificate. Lunch will be provided. The certificate is valid for three years. Thank you for your interest in this course, and we look forward to seeing you there!
 
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2019 Georgia Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Conference-May 7-9

Dr. José F. Cordero will be the main speaker for the Sellers-McCroan Awards Luncheon on May 7. Dr. Cordero is the Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Department Head of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department at the University of Georgia, College of Public Health. Previously, he was Assistant Surgeon General of the Public Health Service and Founding Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served for 27 years. David Gibbs will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, May 9th. Gibbs is the Senior Associate for Community Initiatives and Principle at Social Capital Consulting where he leads strategic initiatives designed to create healthier, more equitable and sustainable communities across the country. These initiatives are aimed at promoting increased physical activity, proper nutrition, and smoke-free living through policy, systems and environmental enhancements.
 
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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

 
 
 

Advancing Intervention Science and Promoting Health Equity using Innovative Quantitative Methods-February 12

Bethany Bray, associate research professor of human development and family study, will present Advancing Intervention Science and Promoting Health Equity Using Innovative Quantitative Methods at the next Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Recent Topics in Research Methods Seminar Series. This seminar will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 116 Henderson, University Park. It will also be streamed to room 2008 at Academic Support Building at Penn State College of Medicine and stream online. A streaming link is provided upon registration.
 
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Childhood Obesity in Georgia: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Strong4Life Program and its Impact-February 13

Jean A. Welsh, PhD, RN (Associate Professor, SOM Pediatrics) will present a seminar sponsored by HERCULES and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences entitled: "Childhood Obesity in Georgia: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Strong4Life Program and its Impact" on Wednesday, February 13th at 12pm in the School of Medicine Building, Room 170A. Snacks and coffee provided.
 
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Morehouse School of Medicine Research Open House-February 26

At Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), we create a supportive and challenging environment to further your research interests and our state-of-the-art labs offer tremendous opportunities for discovery. From the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in ethnic populations to the physiology of sleep disorders, MSM leads advanced research projects to improve the health and well-being of people everywhere. Join us for MSM's Research Open House to learn more.
 
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Rare Disease Day at NIH 2019-February 28

Sponsored by NCATS and the CC, this year's event will feature interactive panel discussions on collective research models for rare diseases, patient registries, rare cancer research initiatives, and "no disease left behind, no patient left behind." New this year will be a presentation of the first ever Zebbie award for the NCATS Rare Diseases are Not Rare! Challenge. Other highlights include posters and exhibits by rare disease groups and researchers as well as artwork, videos and CC tours. Admission is free and open to the public. In association with Global Genes®, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of jeans. Be sure to follow the event on social media using #RDDNIH.
 
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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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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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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.