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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

March 22, 2019

In this edition:


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Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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Celebrating 25 Years of Metabolic Camp at Emory University

Georgia CTSA’s Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) and the Pediatric Research Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are proud to celebrate the Metabolic Camp’s 25th anniversary. The Metabolic Camp for girls and women with the rare disorders of phenylketonuria (PKU) and maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) will be held on June 17-22, 2019 at the Emory University campus.  Metabolic Camp offers a holistic approach to the nutrition ...

 
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Register Now-6th Annual Health Services Research Day-May 15

Join Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance colleagues at this 6th annual health services research symposium and networking opportunity. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Request for Proposals Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design-Due Friday

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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Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI-Due April 17

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for projects that propose to test late-stage (T4) implementation research strategies for optimally and sustainably delivering proven-effective, evidence-based multi--level interventions to reduce or eliminate cardiovascular and/or pulmonary health disparities, and that promote and improve population health in high-burden communities. For the purpose of this FOA, late-stage (T4) implementation research is defined as research to identify strategies to achieve sustainable uptake of proven-effective interventions in routine clinical and public health practice and community-based settings and maximize the positive impact on population health.
 
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Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI-Due September 23

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity. NORCs support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program. All activities pursued by Nutrition Obesity Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity. The NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program consists of 12 Centers, each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in nutrition and/or obesity research.
 
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Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) LOI-Due October 1

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (DDRCCs). The DDRCCs are part of an integrated program of digestive and liver diseases research support provided by the NIDDK. The purpose of this Centers program is to bring together basic and clinical investigators as a means to enhance communication, collaboration, and effectiveness of ongoing research related to digestive and/or liver diseases. DDRCCs are based on the core concept, whereby shared resources aimed at fostering productivity, synergy, and new research ideas among the funded investigators are supported in a cost-effective manner. Each proposed DDRCC must be organized around a central theme that reflects the focus of the digestive or liver diseases research of the Center members. The central theme must be within the primary mission of NIDDK, and not thematic areas for which other NIH Institutes or Centers are considered the primary source of NIH funding.
 
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Education

 
 
 

KL2/Catalyst Medical Research Investigator Training (CMeRIT) Award Application-Due Thursday

The KL2/CMeRIT program offers advanced training through educational activities and mentored research for senior fellows and junior faculty in clinical and translational research. The award provides two years of salary support at 50-75 percent of the awardee┬┐s institutional salary base within NIH guidelines. To learn more about the KL2/CMeRIT program, RFA, and eligibility requirements please see our website.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

First Poke, Then Hope
 
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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

 
 
 

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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Call for Abstracts - One Georgia: Building Bridges to Improve Quality Access for Optimal Health-Due February 28

Georgia CTSA Community Engagement program’s 4th biennial forum held at Atlanta Technical College, Dennard Conference Center on April 25-26. Abstract submission is open to all professionals, students, and community members who have interest or who are working in fields that include, but are not limited to: allied health professionals, academic researchers, basic scientists, behavioral scientists, clinicians, community-based organizations, faith-based ...

 
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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

 
 
 

Dietary Supplements as a Therapeutic Approach to HIV-and Alcohol-Mediated Lung Disease-Monday

David M. Guidot (Professor, DOM Pulmonary) will present a seminar sponsored by HERCULES and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences entitled: "Dietary Supplements as a Therapeutic Approach to HIV- and Alcohol-Mediated Lung Disease " on Monday, March 18th at 12pm in the School of Medicine Building, Room 170A. Snacks and coffee provided.
 
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2nd Annual Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Lectures: Deciphering the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia-March 27-28

Description: Register to attend the 2nd Annual Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Lectureship lectures Wednesday March 27-Thursday March 28, 2019. This year's lecturer is Dr. Emery Brown, Ph.D., M.D., the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and a practicing anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Brown's presentation is titled, "Deciphering the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia." The Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Lectureship Series is a Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) event established to: recognize and celebrate the contribution of basic science, to invigorate and inspire students and junior faculty, and inform the general public about advances in biomedical science and its impact on health.
 
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Transforming Healthcare in a Learning System-April 4

The ICTR will be hosting an upcoming symposium, Transforming Healthcare in a Learning System , featuring leadership, Einstein-Montefiore investigators, and keynote speakers who are experts in healthcare systems, community engaged research, and data sciences. The event will take place at the Price Center LeFrak Auditorium on April 4, 2019 from 8:30am-12:30, followed by a luncheon. Featured keynote speakers are Uma Kotagal MBBS, MSc (Cincinnati Children's) andPatrick Ryan PhD (Janssen Pharmaceuticals). Einstein-Montefiore speakers are Parsa Mirhaji MD, PhD , Michael Rinke MD, PhD , andMarina Reznik MD , with an overview of how Montefiore is leading healthcare innovations by Andrew Racine MD, PhD.
 
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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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Soft Lithography for Microfluidics Short Course-April 18 & 19

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech will offer a short course on Soft Lithography for Microfluidics on April 18 & 19, 2019. This course module is designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique. This 2 day intensive short course will be structured to assume no prior knowledge of the technologies by the participants. The course agenda is evenly divided between laboratory hands-on sessions, including SU-8 master mold creation using photolithography and PDMS device fabrication in the IEN cleanroom, and supporting lectures. The goal for this course is to impart a basic understanding of soft lithography for microfluidic applications as practiced in academia and industry.
 
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Register Now-6th Annual Health Services Research Day-May 15

Join Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance colleagues at this 6th annual health services research symposium and networking opportunity. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. ...

 
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Southeastern Immunology Symposium-June 8-9

Hosted by Emory University School of Medicine, this symposium will provide a forum where the newest developments in basic, translational and clinical immunology will be shared with the goal of fostering increased relationships and collaborations. Several leading faculty from institutions across the southeast will present their work. Additionally, distinguished keynote speakers will present their most recent advances. Registration, hotel registration and abstract submission deadline May 3.
 
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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.