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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

March 29, 2019

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA's Adrianne Serrano Proeller Selected as National Association of Community Health Workers Ambassador

The National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW) has designated Adrianne Serrano Proeller as a 2019 NACHW Ambassador. As a Community Health Worker (CHW) through the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance’s (Georgia CTSA) Community Engagement program, Proeller was selected based on her commitment and dedication to the CHW workforce. Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH, director of Georgia CTSA’s Community Engagement program ...

 
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Engaging Children in Hands-on STEM Activity at Atlanta Science Festival

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) was a proud sponsor of The Kids and Families Impacting Disease through Science (KIDS) Georgia booth at the 2019 Atlanta Science Festival’s Exploration Expo on March 24, 2019, at Piedmont Park. Over 2,000 children and their parents stopped by the annual Georgia CTSA-sponsored KIDS Georgia booth for a hands-on, interactive STEM activity. The children learned about coding as ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

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

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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IEMC Pilot Program Application Due-April 15

To aid Emory investigators in generating preliminary data for grant applications and speed the development and validation of standard operating procedures, the Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microscopy Core (IEMC) is announcing a single particle cryo-EM pilot program. We intend to select and fully fund 4 Pilot Projects for the investigators to get accustomed to the standard workflow in single particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) analysis and to provide data on research projects for future grants. We also consider these pilot projects as an opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of the core. These pilot projects encompass the complete analysis from biological specimen to three-dimensional structure, which involves cryo-sample preparation, data collection, data processing and analysis. The IEMC core will subsidize the entire cost related to these pilot projects. Submit proposals to Michael Zwick (Mailto:mzwick@emory.edu). The deadline will be April 15, 2019. Initial awardees will be notified by May 1, 2019.
 
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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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Notice of Availability of Administrative Supplements for the INCLUDE (Investigation of Co-occurring Conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE) Project (Administrative Supplement/ Clinical Trial Optional)-Due May 24

The National Institutes of Health Office of the Director announces the opportunity for investigators with relevant active NIH-supported research project grants from the participating Institutes listed above to submit administrative supplement applications for funded projects to meet new NIH Down syndrome research objectives related to the NIH INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE (INCLUDE) Project (https://www.nih.gov/include-project). This notice is soliciting administrative supplements for the following mechanisms ONLY: Resource-Related Research Projects (R24), Research Program Projects and Centers (P01, P30, P50) cooperative agreements (U10, U19, U24, U54, UG1, UG3, UL1) Resource-Related Research Multi-Component Projects and Centers Cooperative Agreements (U2C), and training programs (T32).
 
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Call for Applications:2020 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science-Due June 10

The Vilcek Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2020 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually, the prizes were established to honor emerging to mid-career immigrant professionals who have demonstrated significant accomplishments early in their careers. Three winners will each receive an unrestricted $50,000 cash prize.
 
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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

 
 
 

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.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Who Gets the Credit?
 
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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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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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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

 
 
 

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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Biomedical Research Day-April 19

Come learn about biomedical research, animal models, and the research work being done at Emory University!
 
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2019 GPHA Conference-May 7-9

Register today for the 90th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Georgia Public Health Association. Our conference will be held May 7-9, 2019, at the Westin Buckhead in Atlanta. Our conference will be held at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta, at 3391 Peachtree Rd. NE. Staying at the conference hotel offers you the most convenient access to all conference activities. Use the buttons below to register for the conference and then make your hotel reservation at our special block rate.
 
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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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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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2019 Southeastern Association of Shared Resources Annual Meeting- June 12-14

The annual meeting will bring together professionals to share common experiences, establish collaborations, develop new ideas and strategies. The organizing committee is also excited to bring to you a number of scientific, professional development, and networking sessions to meet your needs as a core director, administrator, manager, or staff member.
 
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12th Annual Business of Regenerative Medicine Conference-July 15

Join us for the 12th annual Business of Regenerative Medicine conference, where distinguished speakers will provide insights, as well as guardrails, for navigating the emerging industry of regenerative medicine. Engage with CEOs, venture capitalists, experts in biomedical research, and patient advocates to explore how advances in cell and gene therapy, drug development, and bioengineering in regenerative medicine are moving from the lab to the patient, and what it will take to identify real, lasting value for business and society.
 
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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.