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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

February 15, 2019

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA-supported Project Wins 2018 Capstone Design Expo

Georgia Tech’s Capstone Design Expo is the largest student design expo in the U.S. It is an opportunity for student teams to present their innovative ideas to solve real-world problems to industry, investors, and the public. Georgia CTSA helped support 16 Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering (BME) teams through funding from the Innovation Catalyst program in the 2018 Fall Capstone Design Expo.  In the fall 2018 semester, 153 teams competed.  James ...

 
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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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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program-Due March 13

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners, including community organizers and advocates. These teams use the power of applied research informing and supporting critical work being done in communities to accelerate that work and advance health and equity. Their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.
 
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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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Secondary Data Analysis to Examine Long-Term and/or Potential Cross-Over Effects of Prevention Interventions: What are the Benefits for Preventing Mental Health Disorders?LOI-Due April 2

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage research to integrate/harmonize existing data sets from preventive intervention trials implemented early in life to: 1) examine risk and protective factors relevant to later mental health outcomes in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood; and 2) determine whether preventive interventions delivered earlier in life have long-term effects, and/or cross-over effects (e.g., unanticipated beneficial effects), on important mental health outcomes, including serious mental illness (e.g., depression, anxiety, suicide ideation and behaviors, psychosis behaviors).
 
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Patient Reported Outcomes Tool Development for Use in Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis Clinical Trials (U01- Clinical Trial Required) LOI-Due April 4

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research to develop and qualify a Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) for Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis (NCFB) under FDA's Drug Development Tools Qualification Program. This would include the qualitative phase of developing the instrument, quantitative phase of testing the instrument, and qualification of the instrument. It is expected that this qualified PRO would help improve upon the current design, conduct, and interpretation of anti-infective clinical trials in NCFB patients, for which optimal endpoints are currently lacking. This work directly aligns with FDA's research area of interest to stimulate innovation in clinical evaluations and personalized medicine to improve product performance and patient outcomes.
 
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Apply for NCATS SBIR and STTR Funding-Due April 5

NCATS invites small businesses and academic researchers to apply for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Small businesses and research organizations involved in commercializing innovative medical technologies are encouraged to apply. NCATS is particularly interested in applications that address research areas relevant to any stage of translation, from target validation through pre-clinical and clinical evaluation, to intervention implementation and dissemination.
 
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Refinement and Testing of Interventions to Sustain ADHD Treatment Effects Across Settings and Developmental Transitions (R34 Clinical Trial Required)-Due May 1

NIMH seeks applications for pilot projects to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of augmented or modified interventions designed to promote sustained improvement in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and functional impairments across settings and transitions in children, adolescents, and young adults. An emphasis is placed on trials that go beyond seeking incremental gains in intervention effects, and instead take a theory-driven, empirical approach to applying modifications that will have a significant and enduring impact on functioning.
 
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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

When the Authors Can't Write English
 
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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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"Healthy Aging" Community Brain Health Forum-March 9

Did you know that oral health can affect aging and brain dysfunction? Do you know the impact of sleep disorders on cognition/thinking? Is healthy aging important to you? If you want to have these questions addressed and more, you should make plans to join Ben Hill United Methodist Church and Red Oak United Methodist Church, in partnership with the Emory Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, for a Community Brain Health Forum on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Program begins at 9:30 a.m. This seminar will provide valuable information about the aging brain and its impact on your overall health.
 
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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

 
 
 

Digital Scholar Webinar: Social Media And The 21st-Century Scholar: How Researchers Can Harness Social Media To Amplify Their Career-March 6

Improving health care requires better dissemination of research discoveries to reach practitioners, patients, and the public. Effective scholarship is essential to achieve this goal. The speaker Dr. Chan argues that it is "incumbent on scientists and scholars to use every tool in their armamentarium, including social media, to reach their intended audiences."
 
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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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Plain Language For Health: Writing And Design For Health Research And Practice-March 28-29

Plain Language for Health: Writing and Design for Health Research and Practice is for motivated individuals and teams working to communicate health information in ways people can understand. The two-day workshop on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29, 9:00AM-4:00PM, features training with health literacy and plain language experts from Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and an evening networking reception sponsored by CommunicateHealth.
 
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2019 SEMDA Conference-April 8-10

The SEMDA Medtech Conference is the premier medical technology forum fostering business and educational opportunities for the medtech industry, including medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health.After a record-breaking 2018, SEMDA IS BACK as the must attend event for industry wishing to do business in the southeast region. Join attendees from across the country for the premier medical technology forum in the southeast.
 
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2019 Emory Quality Conference-May 2

The conference feature Dr. Gary Kaplan, Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center, and Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg, Professor of Engineering Practice at Texas A&M University and former NASA astronaut. Poster registration deadline is April 8.
 
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Call for Abstracts 6th Annual Health Services Research Day-Due March 15

Call for Abstracts 6th Annual Health Services Research Day-Due March 15

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. Call for abstracts due March 15. 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.