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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

September 20, 2019

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Grant Writing Workshop: Preparing NIH R-Series Awards - November 14

Learn the NIH grant structure and review process, how to use key elements of grantsmanship to help you win funding and have confidence in your ability to execute your plan. With specific focus on NIH R grants, you will learn to strategically design your grant writing timeline, organize your proposal, meet new NIH grant requirements, and more.

 
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Blue Sky Group: Cardiovascular Inflammation - October 23

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA for a session on Cardiovascular Inflammation. Discuss the burning issues regarding cardiovascular inflammation, where the field is going, and ideas for cross-institutional collaborative research projects. Share your experience, learn from others, enjoy opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and find potential collaborators.

 
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Funding

 
 
 

Alzheimer's Drug Discover Foundation (ADDF) Funding - LOI Due October 11

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) supports promising research projects from around the world to develop new drugs for Alzheimer's and related dementias, including vascular, Lewy body, and frontotemporal dementias. The goal is to accelerate the development of therapies through four core areas: Drug discovery, Clinical trials, Biomarkers, and Prevention.
 
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Pilot Funding Opportunity for Early-Career Investigators in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center - Due October 14

Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) strategic plan is Innovative Discovery. To help facilitate research initiatives as part of this theme, the Innovative Discovery executive sponsors have established a new pilot funding mechanism for early-career investigators in WHSC to utilize two new 10X single cell sequencing technology platforms.
 
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The Michelson Prizes - Due October 31

The Michelson Prizes are scientific awards of $150,000 given annually to young investigators who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases. The 2020 Michelson Prizes will focus on advances in human immunology to accelerate the development of more effective vaccines and immunotherapies.
 
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National Academy of Medicine Opportunity - Due November 1

The application period has recently opened for the NAM Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program (the ELHM Program). Last year's scholars: https://nam.edu/programs/emerging-leaders-forum/emerging-leaders-in-health-and-medicine-scholars-2018-19/
 
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RWJF Health Policy Fellows - Due November 6

The RWJF Health Policy Fellows program is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional mid-career health professionals, behavioral/social scientists, and others with an interest in health and health policy.
 
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NIH Common Fund Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures Program - Est. Due November 26

The Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund) intends to publish a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to support one Multisite Clinical Center for the NIH Common Fund supported Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS) Program. Collaborative teams combining expertise in pain management and large clinical trials will be crucial to the success of the studies.
 
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Education

 
 
 

NIH K Awards Tutorial - November 12 & 19

In anticipation of the February 2020 deadline for the NIH K Career Development Award for new proposals (and resubmission proposals for March), the Office of Postdoctoral Education will be offering the NIH K Grant Writing Tutorial. The series will address the following K Award categories: K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/00 as well as VA CDA and other career development awards. The classes will include didactic presentation, discussion, and Q&A. Time permitting, Dr. Janet Gross will provide an individual read and review of your proposal.
 
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Phlebotomy 101 - December 19 & 20

Phlebotomy 101 is a two-day classroom and clinical, hands-on training to venipuncture offered through the Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs). The course is offered quarterly to research coordinators from Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine and UGA.
 
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Georgia CTSA KL2 Program Clinical & Translational Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members - Due March 2

The goal of the program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, PharmD) committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research. The Georgia CTSA is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become independent, established, and ethical clinical and/or translational research investigators. Register for the free two-session KL2 Application Workshops on December 5 and 12.
 
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BIRCWH Scholars: Request for Applications - Due March 2

The Emory BIRCWH program, short for Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health, is a highly selective career development program for junior faculty interested in women's health research and/or sex/gender science. The ultimate goal of the BIRCWH program is to train junior faculty, through a mentored research and career development experience, to become independent investigators who use novel, interdisciplinary approaches to advance the science of women┬┐s health and sex/gender research. Communicable disease research (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, influenza, HCV/HBV, bacterial and fungal diseases, antimicrobial resistance, etc.) is an area of focus for the Emory BIRCWH program.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

Growing Gene and Cell Therapy Cooperative Project Support - LOI Due September 30

The overall goal of the Growing Gene and Cell Therapy (GGACT) cooperative is to support investigators to rapidly translate complex gene and cell therapies to early phase, investigator-initiated clinical trials. While the cooperative can offer support in many ways, we do not offer direct financial project support or financial support for clinical trials.
 
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ACT Network

The Georgia CTSA has partnered with ACT Network to bring real-time cohort exploration and discovery to its researchers. ACT uses a web interface in a HIPAA-compliant manner, without require study-specific IRB approval. It offers open access to a national network of academic medical research centers and generates aggregate patient count data. Emory and Morehouse School of Medicine researchers can now explore patient populations, confirm and demonstrate feasibility, and find potential partners for multi-site studies. Access for Georgia Tech and UGA researchers is in development.
 
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GCRC-EUH - Open 2nd Saturdays

The Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers - Emory University Hospital (GCRC-EUH) site is now open every second Saturday of the month. This is to expand our services offered to investigators and provide flexible visit options.
 
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New eIRB System Coming in Q1 2020

The Emory IRB is actively working with our system vendor, Huron, on a new and improved electronic system. Currently, we are updating our templates, guidance and other documents that you will need when we launch the new eIRB system, scheduled for Q1 2020. The development process is intensive - so please bear with our staff as we attend many design and training sessions.
 
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Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Mentoring: When the TA Suspects Cheating (PDF)
 
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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.
 
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Virtual Stat Tuesdays for UGA Faculty and Trainees

Dr. Kevin Dobbin, UGA co-Director for the Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) Program, is offering a free internet-based statistical consulting clinic for UGA clinical and translational researchers (faculty, graduate students, post-docs) every Tuesday from 3:30pm-4:30pm. The virtual stat clinic is via Zoom video conferencing, and users must have UGA login credentials to access.
 
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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

 
 
 

Georgia Bio Innovation Summit - October 8

For more than 17 years, Georgia Bio has presented Georgia's premier bioscience and medtech conference welcoming 500+ CEOs, senior executives, scientists and public policy officials from Georgia and across the nation. Join us as we showcase Georgia's leadership in innovation, from basic research to manufacturing, to improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment.
 
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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

 
 
 

Bionano Seminar - TODAY

I was blind, but now I see: Genomic insights revealed by optically mapping the 3q29 deletion interval, Presented by Jennifer G. Mulle, PhD, associate professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine on Friday, September 20, 10:00 am-11:00 am, SOM-178P, Emory School of Medicine. Seminar, followed by Q&A. Light refreshments served. Please join us!
 
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Blue Sky Group: Access to Care - September 23

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA for a session on Access to Care. Discuss how health disparities affect access to care, how we can work together to address access to care, and ideas for cross-institutional collaborative research projects. Share your experience, learn from others, enjoy opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and find potential collaborators. For more information, contact lauren.james@emory.edu.
 
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Health Services Research Center Lunch and Learn Panel on Grant Writing - September 25

Please join HSRC for an interactive Q&A on major federal sources for funding health services research, including AHRQ, PCORI, VA HSR&D, and the NIH on Wednesday, September 25, 12:00 - 1:00pm, Emory School of Medicine, 190 P. Event moderated by Rachel E. Patzer, PhD, MPH, Director, Health Services Research, Associate Professor Emory SOM. Panelists include Neal W. Dickert, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology; Laura C. Plantinga, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Medicine, General Medicine and Geriatrics; and Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section Chief, Geriatrics and Gerontology.
 
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AAMSDG 2019 Symposium - September 27

One-day symposium at Emory University Cox Hall to learn about recent advances in Mass Spectrometry (MS) and about available MS resources within Georgia to support your research. This will be a great opportunity to collaborate with other scientists in your state and to exchange protocols and ideas.
 
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Building and Managing Your First Research Team - October 2

Develop the skills necessary to build and maintain your research team by leveraging existing teams research. Graduate students, post-docs, and all levels of academic faculty are all welcome to attend this workshop. For more information, contact lauren.james@emory.edu.
 
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Fall 2019 NanoFANS Forum Focusing on Medical Electronics (Flexible & Wearable) - October 10

The electronics integrated with stretchable/bendable structures and various microsensors that monitor the temperature, pressure, sweat, bioelectricity, body hydration, etc., have a wide range of applications in the human healthcare sector. Wearable technology in healthcare includes electronic devices that consumers can wear and are designed to collect the data of users' personal health. Learn more at this forum at Georgia Tech-Institute for Electronics & Nanotechnology (GT-IEN).
 
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Biodiversity Symposium - October 17

Learn more about the impact of biodiversity on human health and the role of biodiversity in disease, ecology and planetary health at Emory University, Cox Hall Ballroom.
 
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Think Big Lecture - October 31

Think Big Symposium Series - Luminary Lecture by Gary H. Gibbons, MD, Director of the National, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH. 'The Promise of Precision Medicine: Harnessing New Technologies for Public Health Impact'. Thursday, October 31, 12:15-1:15PM. Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Register: www.thinkbig.emory.edu.
 
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7th Annual Medical Device Regulations Conference - November 6 & 7

Medical device manufacturers, biodesign innovators, regulatory and QA professionals and academics can register now for the 7th Annual UGA/FDA Medical Device Regulations Conference. The 7th Annual UGA Medical Device Regulations Conference will be held at the University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus in Lawrenceville, GA on November 6 & 7, 2019.
 
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Implementation Science Conference & Workshop - November 14 & 15

Save the date! This conference & workshop will be held at the Emory Convocation Hall. Join the NEISE Listserv for more information. Email Kate.Micek@emory.edu to join.
 
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Innovating with Existing Drugs and Nutraceuticals Conference - November 14 & 15

Many existing drugs have uses outside of their original indication, a phenomenon known as drug repurposing. The conference is intended for researchers, clinicians, philanthropic leaders, policymakers, and population health leaders interested in the opportunities to improve medical and population health outcomes through use of repurposed drugs and nutraceuticals, especially in the areas of cancer and brain health.
 
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2020 Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Alliance Conference - February 27-29, 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.
 
 

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.