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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

May 3, 2019

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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6th Annual Health Services Research Day

Register Now! Join us on Wednesday, May 15 from 8:00am - 3:00pm at Emory University School of Medicine for this symposium and networking opportunity where researchers will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities across the state of Georgia. View Agenda. ...

 
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Call for Mentors: New TEAMS Program

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring for Science) Program is seeking learning community mentors, one-on-one mentors and content experts to participate in the inaugural 2019-2020 academic year program. Submit Interest Form by May 31. ...

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Cystic Fibrosis Research and Translation Centers-May 17

CF@lanta is seeking basic and translational pilot projects focused on cystic fibrosis disease pathogenesis and/or intervention. Since the applications will be part of an NIH/NIDDK P30 proposal, projects addressing intestinal, nutritional, or endocrine-related features of the disorder, impact of CF on metabolism, or how disease attributes are modified by exercise/activity will be given particular consideration. Awarded proposals will be issued $50,000-$75,000 in annual research support for up to two years. The anticipated start date will be late 2019 or early 2020.
 
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Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH); K12 Clinical Trial Optional-Due May 29

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) allows appointment of Scholars proposing to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial; or proposing a separate ancillary clinical trial; or proposing to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator, as part of their research and career development. The clinical trial must be a NIH-defined clinical trial. Scholars may also propose fundamental research or human subjects research that is not a clinical trial.
 
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University of Georgia's Clinical Translational Research Unit Seed Grant Program-Due May 31

The Clinical and Translational Research Unit (CTRU), located on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, is designed to support faculty who wish to conduct sponsored clinical studies that advance the understanding and treatment of human diseases. For students and health sciences trainees, the unit provides opportunities to learn how laboratory discoveries are translated into improved patient outcomes. For more information, visit ctru.uga.edu.
 
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HEAL Initiative: Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network - Specialized Clinical Centers (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Due-June 3

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the Specialized Clinical Centers of the Early Phase Pain Investigation Clinical Network (EPPIC-Net). EPPIC-Net will serve as the cornerstone of the NIH's Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. EPPIC-Net will provide a robust and readily accessible infrastructure for carrying out in-depth phenotyping and biomarker studies in patients with specific pain conditions, and the rapid design and performance of high-quality Phase 2 clinical trials to test promising novel therapeutics for pain from partners in academia or industry. Studies will bring intense focus to patients with well-defined pain conditions and high unmet therapeutic needs.
 
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Limited Competition: Interdisciplinary Complementary and Integrative Health Clinical Research Training (T90/R90 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)-Due June 26

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) seeks to support interdisciplinary clinical research training to improve the capacity of the integrative health field to carry out rigorous research. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits renewal applications to support training partnerships between institutions with research intensive environments (e.g., institutions with a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) or T32 programs) to provide the T90 component for research training for individuals with clinical complementary and integrative health degrees, and institutions focused on clinical training of practitioners in complementary modalities and disciplines that have faculty with substantial interest in rigorous clinical research to provide the R90 component for research education and experience for individuals with research-intensive doctoral degrees. The program will support mentored research training with hands-on mentored experiences in clinical research within NCCIH's Strategic Plan and didactic activities in clinical research methodology and integrative health approaches. The funded training partnership is expected to generate a cadre of clinician scientists who participate in multi-disciplinary teams engaged in complementary and integrative health research.
 
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HEAL Initiative: Limited Competition: Resource Coordinating Center for Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain (PRISM) to Reduce Opioid Prescribing-Due July 8

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications to expand the resource coordinating center activities funded under RFA-RM-16-018, thus only applicants funded by RFA-RF-018 are eligible to apply for this FOA. Applications to this FOA will support a Resource Coordinating Center (CC) for the pragmatic clinical trials funded through the PRISM HEAL initiatives, including: 1) Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (PRISM)(UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional), and 2) Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for Management of Chronic Low Back Pain (cLBP) in Older Adults (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required); and 3) up to two future pragmatic trials related to improving pain management supported through the HEAL PRISM initiative. It is expected that the applicants will build upon the existing infrastructure of the NIH Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory program to serve the pragmatic trials who have a shared common theme of improving pain management and reducing the reliance on opioid medications when appropriate.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Education

 
 
 

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Georgia CTSA TEAMS Call for Mentors Due- May 31

The Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring for Science) Program is seeking learning community mentors, one-on-one mentors and content experts to participate in the inaugural 2019-2020 academic year program.
 
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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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Learn New Research Methods at Duke University's Population Health Summer Institute-June 3-6 and 10-13

Learn new research methods with Duke University's World-renowned faculty. Approach your research from multiple perspectives; better understand your context; and be more innovative in your proposals, design, and analysis.
 
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Registration Open - SHARP Training: Skills for Health and Research Professionals

The SHARP (Skills for Health and Research Professionals) Training Program at Columbia University offers short, intensive boot camps and workshops led by field experts to teach in-demand skills on the hottest topics in research and education. Registration is open for 13 hands-on summer boot camps designed for health and research professionals at all career stages. Learn immediate take-away skills directly from the experts over 2-3 days this summer at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health! Scholarships and early-bird rates are available, and capacity is limited.
 
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Training in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture Techniques- June 30

Courses run from January 2, 2019 through June 30, 2019 - Contact Yoav Gilad, gilad@uchicago.edu or Jonathan Burnett jburnett1@uchicago.edu for details. Mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) are often used as "feeder cells" in human embryonic stem cell research. We estimate that 15 million MEF cells are required for the reprogramming of a single iPSC line. The core can provide high quality MEF cells (at least 90% viability) for researchers, at a cost of $225 for 15M cells (or $15 for each aliquot of 1M MEF cells).
 
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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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

New Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapies Launch Event-Today

Come learn about the new Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapies with a seminar and reception on Friday, May 3, 2019! RSVP by 5/2 at noon.
 
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All of Us Speaker Series Symposium-Monday

Please join the All of Us Research Program for the next event in our Speaker Series, From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us. As we mark our first year working to build the largest, most diverse research programs of its kind, this symposium will address what it takes to create an engaged participant community and its potential for scientific impact. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
 
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Spring 2019 NANOFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio Systems) Forum

The Spring 2019 NANOFANS (Focusing on Advanced Nanobio Systems) Forum will be held on May 10, 2019 (Friday) from 11:00 AM-2:30 PM at the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Georgia Tech-Institute for Electronics & Nanotechnology (GT-IEN). You are cordially invited. A box lunch is also included at no cost to the participants. The focus of this event will be Nanobiomechanics. Nanobiomechanics is a field of biomedical technology that involves measurement of the mechanical characteristics of individual living cells. We are fortunate to have Dr. Todd Sulchek (Professor of BioEng./Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech), Dr. Harold Kim (Professor of Physics at Georgia Tech), Dr. Xianqiao Wang (Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Georgia), and Dr. Yuhang Hu (Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech) speak to us on their current research topics in the area of Nanobiomechanics. Please find the attached flyer for more info.
 
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K-Club - Best Practices in Presenting Research in Different Venues and Formats-May 13

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty. Facilitated by Stacy Heilman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Research Operations, Emory University Department of Pediatrics & Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and presented by Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Research Operations, Emory University Department of Pediatrics & Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
 
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IP Bash-May 17

Join your fellow IP professionals and Practitioners (IP3) for a networking reception, IP Bash in Finnegan's Atlanta office. IP bash is a joint event between Georgia IP Alliance (GIPA)'s IP3 program, Licensing Executives Society USA-Canada (LES), and Georgia Bio, in a concerted effort to provide unique networking opportunities for the entire IP community.
 
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Managing Career Transitions: A Panel Discussion-May 30

Join Women In Bio and our partner, Georgia Innovation Crescent, to learn about strategies for career transitions: from student to workforce, moving up the career ladder, transitioning back into the workforce after an absence, and other scenarios as well! Hear recruiters and experienced women discuss how to successfully navigate these areas! Registration and further information: https://www.womeninbio.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1232878&group=
 
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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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Speed Networking at Emory University- June 25

Emory School of Medicine Dean Vikas Sukhatme will emcee this event as attendees present their research in three minutes or less with the goal of seeking new collaborators. But beware, if you exceed your time, be prepared to be gonged off the stage! Presenter slots are limited, so register early. Non-presenters are welcome to attend to learn about their colleagues┬┐ work and find new collaborators. To register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=gbspajye7hmbx96gc5tt2t35414snekags299rb96nu9msgw4g0f
 
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 Save the date: Georgia CTSA Clinical and Translational Conference- February 27-28, 2020 Callaway Resort and Gardens

Save the date: Georgia CTSA Clinical and Translational Conference- February 27-28, 2020 Callaway Resort and Gardens

The annual conference describes how the Georgia CTSA can support your research and increase grant funding; allows attendees to network with national leaders and NIH staff in translational science and education; and share research with others and develop new collaborations. The 2020 date has been announced. Save the date!
 
 

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.