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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

April 5, 2019

In this edition:


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Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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UGA Added to Georgia CTSA IRB Reciprocity Agreement

In 2017, the University of Georgia joined the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) for a statewide focus on advancing clinical and translational science. Last year, representatives of Emory University (Emory), Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s), and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia by and on behalf of the Georgia Institute of Technology ...

 
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Register Now for the Community Engagement Forum on April 25-26

We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to share your research and/or program experiences related to academic and community partnerships. The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) Community Engagement Program is an inter-institutional collaboration focused on accelerating the translation of science and research discoveries to application at the community level towards advancing population health. ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Emory Medicine Bridge Funding Program Due- April 15

To assist investigators who have temporarily lost significant federal research funding, and to facilitate carefully planned changes in research direction, the School of Medicine has expanded its Bridge Funding Program. Bridge funding up to $100,000 (including Department support/matching funds) or up to 50% of the last year's direct costs, whichever is lower, will be available to investigators based on merit, potential for renewal of external funding, and availability of SOM funds.
 
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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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Novel Approaches to Translational Evidence Generation to Advance Coordinated Registry Networks (CRNs) via Big Data Analytics Using Disparate Data Sources (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due May 28

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/ Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is announcing its intention to receive and consider applications for the award of a cooperative agreement in fiscal year 2019 to strengthen evidence generation from Coordinated Registry Networks (CRNs) augmented by disparate data sources via innovative methodologies leveraging the big data analytics.
 
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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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Atopic Dermatitis Research Network Leadership Center (UM1) Clinical Trial Required-Due July 8

All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. 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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Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)-Due July 18

All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. 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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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

 
 
 

2019 Data Science Innovation Lab

The BD2K Training Coordinating Center is organizing an Innovation Lab to foster the development of new interdisciplinary teams via a facilitated and mentored format to tackle the technology and mathematical challenges which are creating roadblocks in utilization of single cell multimodal data acquisition, compatibility, and its wider integration.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

But That Was My Idea!
 
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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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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

 
 
 

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 9

Come learn about biomedical research, animal models, and the research work being done at Emory University!
 
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Can Environmental Pollutants Increase Child Cholesterol Levels? An Exposome-Wide Association Study-April 18

Vaia Lida Chatzi (Associate Professor, University of Southern California) will present a seminar sponsored by HERCULES and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences entitled: "Can Environmental Pollutants Increase Child Cholesterol Levels? An Exposome-Wide Association Study" on Thursday, April 18th at 4pm in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 2001.
 
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Health Innovation Commercialization Series-License vs. Start-up-April 18

Learn the pros and cons of different commercialization strategies to help determine the best fit for your technology. Our panel discussion format will allow attendees to ask questions and receive feedback to better understand complex go-to-market strategies.
 
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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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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.