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Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

October 4, 2019

In this edition:


Feature
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

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Now accepting applications for the Georgia CTSA TL1 (T32-like) Training Grant Clinical & Translational Research Training - Predoc Due February 17, Postdoc Due March 16

The TL1 program is focused on providing innovative didactic and mentored research training to individuals interested in careers that encompass clinical and/or translational research. The TL1 program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (medical and PhD students, resident and fellow physicians, PhD postdocs, and PharmD residents). Register for the free TL1 Application Workshop on December 11.

 
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Healthcare Innovation Program Pilot Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the Pilot Grant Recipients of the Healthcare Innovation Program. The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) is pleased to announce the recipients of research seed grants in Healthcare Innovation. Seed grants will fund multi-investigator & multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness. Awards will support innovative approaches that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access that are consistent with the goals of the Healthcare Innovation Program.

 
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Funding

 
 
 

MP3 Initiative Seed Grants - LOI Due October 15

The goal of the MP3 Initiative is to facilitate and grow basic and applied infectious disease research across scales at Emory University, from molecules and pathogens within hosts to populations and pandemics. The main way in which the initiative will accomplish this is to provide sizable seed grants to interdisciplinary teams of researchers, to provide proof-of-concept and preliminary results for subsequent applications for research grants, program grants, center grants and training grants. An explicit requirement of funding through this program is therefore the subsequent submission of extramural grants. Importantly, to fully establish interdisciplinary research programs, seed grants are only awarded to teams of researchers from different schools at Emory University. Partnerships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Carter Center are strongly encouraged.
 
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Winship ACS Institutional Research Grant Program - LOI Due October 18

Winship ACS-IRG pilot grant program is currently soliciting innovative pilot projects in clinical, basic, or translational cancer-related research that offer significant potential for reducing the incidence, mortality, and morbidity of cancer and/or improving the quality of life. ACS initiatives also focus on the fields of cancer prevention and cancer control and eliminating cancer disparities. Applicants should be Assistant Professors (or equivalent) with faculty appointments of six years or less who are eligible to apply for independent national competitive (peer-reviewed) research grants, but who currently do not hold such funding. Postdoctoral/clinical fellows, professors or associate professors are not eligible. The goal of Winship's ACS IRG program is to support junior faculty in initiating cancer research projects so they can obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Pilot projects will operate with $30,000 (direct) for one year, with a written progress report expected at the 12-month mark detailing outcomes from the research project and how the funds were used.
 
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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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Call for Investigator-Initiated Seed Grants in Healthcare Innovation - LOI Due November 1

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 Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the thirteenth round of research seed grants in Healthcare Innovation. Seed grants will fund multi-investigator & multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness. Awards will support innovative approaches that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access that are consistent with the goals of the Healthcare Innovation Program.
 
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Scialog Fellow Nominations - Due November 1

Nominate faculty to participate in three new Scialog (science dialog) conferences launching in 2020. Each conference will bring together about 50 Fellows (early career scientists from their first year on the faculty through soon after tenure) and 10 Facilitators (senior faculty who guide the discussions) over 3.5 days, with the goal of launching innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary projects with one-year grants of $50,000 per Fellow on each funded team
 
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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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2020 Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award - Pre-Proposal Due November 22

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to early career physician scientists at the Assistant Professor rank to support their transition to independent clinical research careers and funding. The CSDA consists of $150,000 annual direct costs plus $15,000 (10 percent) annual indirect costs for three years. The priority of the CSDA program is to fund outstanding individuals with potential for clinical research careers, whose projects will address highly significant research questions and lead to career advancement. DDCF does not have funding priorities based on disease area or research type.
 
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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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SVPR Global Research Pilot Grant - Phase 1 Application Due January 15

Proposals will leverage populations from Emory's priority countries (Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, and South Korea) to address the health needs and disparities in outcomes of populations who have immigrated to Emory's catchments in and around Atlanta or the State of Georgia. The purpose of this opportunity is to support research that assesses any aspect of immigrant mental or physical health care needs that would help inform interventions to improve health and well-being of populations from any of Emory's priority countries at risk for poor outcomes and who are in the Emory University, Atlanta catchments (which includes the State of GA).
 
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Education

 
 
 

HSRC Lunch & Learn RSVP: Grant Writing - October 16

"Grant writing for Health Services Research" presented by Rachel E. Patzer PhD, MPH on Wednesday, October 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Emory SOM 190 P. This HSRC Lunch and Learn will focus on the mechanics of writing grants in health service research, including tips for success and common score-driving weaknesses for HSR grants, especially NIH & AHRQ grants, and specific tips for upcoming HSR Center pilot grant funding opportunity for faculty in the department of surgery. View via ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/554475737?status=success
 
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CFAR NIH R-level Grant Writing Online Course - Register by October 25

The Center for AIDS Research at Emory University (CFAR) is now accepting applications for the 2nd annual Planning for Success (PfS) NIH R-level Grant Writing course. All course sessions are held online, via Zoom, on the second Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET. The course is open to faculty from Emory University, HBCUs in the Southeast, and all CFARs.
 
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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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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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NRNM Grant Writing Training - December 14 - 17

During the RCMI 2019 National Conference, December 14 - 17, 2019 in Bethesda, MD, the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Strategic Empowerment Tailored for Health Equity Investigators (SETH) will be offering a Grant Writing Coaching Study for Postdocs, Junior Faculty, and early stage Investigators who are actively writing NIH style research proposals . The application deadline is October 14. Contact klawson@msm.edu or nrmn.seth@gmail.com with any questions.
 
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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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eIRB Update Project: Important Dates and Submission Restrictions

In order to migrate study data from the current eIRB system to the upgraded one, there needs to be a strategic submission slowdown, currently planned for January 7 - January 31. Please note that the IRB will not process or accept the submission of any continuing reviews during the slowdown period. Please read on to learn how the slowdown may affect your studies.
 
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Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Mentoring: The Overly Nice Advisor (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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2019 Community Engagement Day

This free annual event will take place October 12 from 9 am - 3 pm at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA. The family-friendly programming includes health screenings, fitness classes, educational workshops, STEAM activities, healthy food shopping, live entertainment and more. This venue is a great opportunity to feature community-engaged research initiatives and other public facing events designed to support health communities. ...

 
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Events

 
 
 

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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Biotechnology Driving Economic Development - October 11

Exploring Atlanta: Partnerships & Possibilities event on Friday, October 11 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m at The Gathering Spot. Maria Thacker-Goethe, President & CEO of Georgia Bio, will share how the biotechnology industry is a significant economic contributor and what it will take for Georgia to become one of the top national leaders in this field. Gayathri Srinivasan, Executive Director of the Office of Corporate Relations at Emory University, will explain ways that Emory is helping develop biotechnology startup companies that have immense potential to drive high wage job growth in Atlanta.
 
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K-Club: Best practices in presenting your research

Learn tips and tricks to use in various venues and formats. Part 2 - focus on the additional venues and formats beyond the scientific manuscript. Monday, October 14, from 12 - 1pm in Egleston Classrooms 5-7. RSVP by October 10. https://doodle.com/poll/vxsqqpu9mysec8iq
 
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NanoString seminar - October 15

Subtype Specific Immune Profiling in Glioblastoma with Nanostring on Tuesday, October 15, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Emory SOM 278 P.
 
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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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Bench2Market Talks Series: Early Translational Funding - October 18

The Georgia CTSA has partnered with the Coulter Translational Program to offer the Bench2Market Talks series that was created to provide free commercialization guidance to the university research community. We cover topics on how to take your technology from the lab to commercial success and explore market opportunities surrounding entrepreneurial and innovative ideas. Panel discussions are led by industry experts that share their insights and lessons learned through first-hand experience.
 
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State of the Public's Health Conference - October 22

Convening national and state leaders at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in Athens, GA, the State of the Public's Health Conference is designed to drive discussion to improve the health of all Georgians. This year - through workshops, poster sessions and presentations - we will explore solutions for some of the most pressing public health issues affecting Georgia communities, including maternal and child health, HIV, rural health, and health equity.
 
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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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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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2019 Department of Medicine Research Day - November 1

The full-day program includes both oral and poster presentations as well as a keynote address titled "Seizing unprecedented opportunities in discovery science" from Gary Gibbons, MD Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Friday, November 11 from 7:30 am - 5 pm in Emory's Cox Hall Ballroom.
 
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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. Networking reception at the Hampton Inn, 6010 Sugarloaf Pkwy., November 6, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. View agenda at http://mdr-con.com/agenda/.
 
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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.