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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

April 12, 2019

In this edition:


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Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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A Call for Investigator-Initiated Project Grants in Healthcare Innovation-Due April 15

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP), in partnership with the Emory Synergy Award Program, Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA), Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub, Emory Health Services Research (HSR) Center, Winship Cancer Institute (Winship), Emory+Children’s Pediatrics Institute, and Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce the twelfth round of research seed grants in Healthcare ...

 
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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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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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2020 NIH Director's New Innovator Award (DP2 - Clinical Trial Optional)-Due August 26

The NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program supports early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems relevant to the mission of NIH. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. The NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program complements ongoing efforts by NIH and its Institutes and Centers to fund early stage investigators through R01 grants, which continue to be the major sources of NIH support for early stage investigators. The NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program of the NIH Common Fund.
 
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2020 NIH Director's Pioneer Award (DP1 - Clinical Trial Optional)-Due September 9

The NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative and potentially transformative research towards the ultimate goal of enhancing human health. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator's research program or elsewhere. The NIH Director's Pioneer Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund.
 
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2020 NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional)-Due September 13

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research essentially after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. The NIH Director's Early Independence Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund.
 
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2020 NIH Director's Transformative Research Award (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)-Due September 20

The NIH Director's Transformative Research Award Program supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original, and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. No preliminary data are required. Projects must clearly demonstrate, based on the strength of the logic, a compelling potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of relevance to the NIH. The NIH Director's Transformative Research Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund.
 
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Education

 
 
 

Call for Applicants for Emory Startup Launch Accelerator Program

After a successful 2018 cohort the Emory Startup Launch Accelerator program is now accepting applications from teams for a Fall 2019 cohort. This program, funded by a grant from the Goizueta Creativity and Innovation Initiative, is offered to help early stage founders through a defined process that will help teams rapidly take their ideas and test them with customers to discard, change and build a business model to move the startup forward.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Replacing a First Author on a Second Submission!
 
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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 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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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

 
 
 

License vs. Start-up: Health Innovation Commercialization Series-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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Innovate @ Emory-Innovation Showcase-April 18

In collaboration with Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer, the I@E working group has selected Emory-based technologies and interventions to showcase at this poster session. In line with World Creativity and Innovation Week, the event will be held on Thursday, April 18th, 2:30-4:30pm in the 2nd Floor Atrium of the Atwood Building (Chemistry Department), 1515 Dickey Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322. Innovators will present their progress ...

 
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Foundation Funding for Faculty: Seminar April 26

Are you a faculty member who is interested in learning more about foundation funding? Join the Office of Foundation Relations on Friday, April 26, for Foundation Funding Perspectives: Faculty, Foundation Relations, Research Administration, and OSP. The session will run from noon - 1:30 p.m. in the SOM Room 110. Lunch will be provided if you RSVP by Friday, April 19 to Lucy Grantham, Director of Office of Foundation Relations, at lucy.grantham@emory.edu.
 
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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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Microbiome Research Center Inaugural Symposium August 15-16

The inaugural symposium of the Emory Microbiome Research Center, which will be held on the Emory Clifton Road Campus (location to be confirmed) on August 15-16, 2019. The Symposium is free and open to all. The goal of this event is to promote and showcase local and outside expertise in microbiota, particularly in applied and mechanistic studies. We are planning two sessions with Emory institutional speakers, each anchored with a keynote from a distinguished outside scientist. We have Dr. Gary Wu (Co-Director, PennCHOP Microbiome Program) addressing aspects of nutrition/metabolism and Dr. Rodney Newberry (Washington University School of Medicine) speaking on immunoregulation and the microbiota. The program will include a poster session on the 15th. Information regarding additional speakers will be provided in future communications.
 
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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.