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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

February 8, 2019

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pamela Bhatti Leads Georgia Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Pamela Bhatti, PhD, MSc, has been appointed as the new Associate Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Read more here. Dr. Bhatti is a former KL2 scholar and a graduate of the CTSA-supported Emory Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR). She now serves as the Georgia Tech co-director for the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) KL2 and ...

 
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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

 
 
 

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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Human Three-Dimensional Cell Model Systems for Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias (ADRDs) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due March 14

This FOA invites applications that propose to develop, characterize and validate innovative human cellular model systems that recapitulate phenotypic, mechanistic and neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias (ADRDs). Model systems will be expected to capture the complex, multi-faceted proteinopathies and/or vascular pathology observed in ADRDs, with multiple cell types represented in each model. Years 3-5 will focus on the extensive characterization and perturbation of the cellular model systems. The overall goal of this FOA is to establish next generation human cellular model systems for ADRDs to serve as tools to interrogate molecular disease mechanisms and identify potential therapeutic targets.
 
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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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NCI Awardee Skills Development Consortium: Program Logistics and Evaluation Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due April 1

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases-All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
 
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Limited Competition for a Connectome Coordination Facility (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due May 24

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites an application to continue a Connectome Coordination Facility. The competition is limited to the R24 awardee of RFA-MH-15-750. The goal of this award is to (1) maintain a central data repository for Human Connectome data; (2) provide a helpdesk service to answer questions from investigators who are trying to collect data that are compatible with the existing Human Connectome data; and (3) to serve, in a limited capacity, to check quality control and harmonize data from existing Connectome awardees.
 
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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-The Overly Nice Advisor
 
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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

 
 
 

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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2018 NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenges-Due May 31

The NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenges are designed to advance innovative and catalytic approaches towards solving the opioid crisis by developing. A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE) to aid in the discovery and development of novel and effective treatments, while at the same time making the process faster and more cost-effective. The NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenges are part of the of the NIH's Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative to speed scientific solutions to the national opioid public health crisis. Solutions must be submitted to Challenge.gov by NOON Eastern Time on May 31, 2019.
 
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Community

 
 
 

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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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March Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy Meeting-March 5

We invite you to join us for the first meeting of 2019! Speakers will be: 1) Jennifer Harris with the CDC to share what they are working on this year and 2) Laura Hauser with the DeKalb County Public Library (and GAHL board member) will share about a recent health literacy conference she attended at the University of Maryland. During the meeting we want to hear about what is going on with your health literacy work and there will be time for networking.
 
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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

 
 
 

25th Healthcare Innovation Symposium: Fumbling the Handoff in Transition Care-February 20

The 25th Healthcare Innovation Symposium will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12:00-2:00 pm at Emory University, SOM 120. The Keynote Speaker will be Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology and Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions in Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Naylor's keynote presentation is entitled Fumbling the Handoff in Transition Care. This event is free and open to all faculty, staff, and students.
 
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Venture Capital Perspective: Health Innovation Commercialization Series-February 25

Join us on February 25 to gain insight into the minds of savvy med-tech funders including how best to raise funds in the Life Sciences. Receive inside tips on how to be successful talking to healthcare focused venture capitalists. This event is the sixth session in The Health Innovation Commercialization Series which was created to provide commercialization guidance to the university research community. Series topics include how to take your technology from the lab to commercial success and explore market opportunities surrounding entrepreneurial and innovative ideas.
 
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Ensuring Success of Point of Care Technologies with a Systems Engineering Approach Webinar-February 26

Newly funded ACME-POCT (Atlanta Center for Microsystems-Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies) is led by CTSA's Greg Martin, Oliver Brand (GT) and Wilbur Lam (GT/Emory/CHOA) and is one of the four centers comprising the NIH-funded Point Of Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN). As part of POCTRN, there are webinars that will be publicly announced to attract potential participants and inform/educate existing participants as part of point-of-care development and translation initiatives. The first quarterly POCTRN webinar on Systems Engineering scheduled for Tuesday, February 26th at 2PM. Zoom details will be forwarded to all registrants as per the instructions on the invite.
 
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The Convergence of MedTech and Digital Health-February 28

Join Georgia Bio and SCBIO for a joint event on Thursday, February 28th at the Georgia Cyber Center. With digital health and consumer-driven data now on the forefront of healthcare, there has been a convergence in the medtech and digital health industries. We will welcome industry experts on stage to discuss the trends and future of digital health companies.
 
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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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Atlanta Science Festival-March 9-23

Have you checked out the full #AtlSciFest 2019 event schedule yet? Taking place throughout metro Atlanta from March 9-23, guests of all ages can explore science and technology with more than 100 engaging events. Many events are free, while some have a nominal fee. These include hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances at a variety of locations. Expect drones and robots, comics and comedy, farms and orchards, nature walks, ice cream tastings, art, trivia, superheroes, beavers, newts, and bees. And that¿s just the tip of the telescope!
 
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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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2019 Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference: Spotlighting Metabolomics and Child Health-June 10

Hosted by the Pediatric Research Alliance institutions of Emory University, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech and Morehouse School of Medicine. Limited number of travel awards for oral and poster presenters coming from more than 100 miles outside of metro Atlanta, based on merit and need. $40 registration fee is waived for students, residents, postdocs and fellows.
 
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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.