Georgia CTSA Newsletter

Trouble viewing this email? View on the web.


Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup

March 13, 2020

In this edition:


Feature
Did You Know?
Funding
Education
Research Resources
Innovation & Translation
Community
Events
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Rapid Response Team Coordinates 48-Hour Approval for Treatment of Coronavirus Patient

Emory's first coronavirus patient began receiving infusion therapy yesterday as a result of Georgia CTSA's assistance in coordinating the approvals needed within 48 hours. Georgia CTSA's Navigator Team utilized the new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for its Rapid Response Team service to obtain fast-track approvals across the Emory system. Sherry Coleman, DNP, RN, CHRC, Georgia CTSA Associate Director of Clinical Research Support Services and ...

 
Read More
 
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Request for Proposals: Informatics - Deadline Extended to April 6

Georgia CTSA's Informatics program is soliciting proposals to support investigator-led teams in developing and testing innovative healthcare apps. The support is for project costs that are associated with data access, informatics resource access, and technical personnel. We strongly encourage applications that use our Real Time Analytics platform. Applications that do not include budget lines for informatics resources will be considered non-responsive. $30,000 ...

 
Read More
 
 
 

Did You Know?

 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Informatics Co-Director’s Research Featured in STAT Madness Competition

Emory’s entry for #STATMadness, a “March Madness” style bracket competition for biomedical research, features Dr. Gari Clifford’s research on detecting Alzheimer’s and MCI by tracking eye movements.
 
Vote Today!
 
 
 

Funding

 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

MP3 INITIATIVE SEED GRANTS FOR 2019-nCoV - LOI Due March 16

In the wake of the current 2019-nCoV outbreak, the MP3 Initiative has created a special grant cycle to specifically support the efforts for across scales research focusing on 2019-nCoV. The goal of the MP3 Initiative is to facilitate and grow basic and applied infectious disease research across scales at Emory, from molecules and pathogens within hosts to populations and pandemics. Sizable seed grants available 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 is the subsequent submission of extramural grants. Grants are only awarded to teams of researchers from different schools at Emory. Partnerships with the CDC and Carter Center are strongly encouraged.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD) Request for Proposals - Due March 31

As many as two awards of up to $20,000 each in total direct costs are available to support novel methodological research in biostatistics, epidemiology, or health economics to advance clinical and translational research. New investigators are encouraged to apply; meritorious applications from new investigators will be prioritized for funding.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Emory SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Awards: I3 Education - Due April 1

A key innovation strategy is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-departmental and -divisional research. The SOM I3 Education Awards are soliciting proposals that highlight, promote, and disseminate innovations in medical education and training (degree programs and GME) that enhance the Emory SOM mission.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Emory SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Awards: I3 Venture - Due April 1

A key innovation strategy is to promote interdisciplinary and cross-departmental and -divisional research. The SOM I3 Venture Awards are soliciting proposals to catalyze promising early-stage concepts with commercial potential that do not yet qualify for funding from external sources.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

CCIV Pilot Grants SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 - Due April 3

Due to the recent outbreak caused by SARS-CoV-2, CCIV is conducting a special call for applications related to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 ONLY. Projects selected for award under this special RFA will have a project period of May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

Georgia CTSA Request for Proposals: Informatics - Deadline Extended to April 6

Georgia CTSA's Informatics program is soliciting proposals to support investigator-led teams in developing and testing innovative healthcare apps. The support is for project costs that are associated with data access, informatics resource access, and technical personnel. We strongly encourage applications that use our Real Time Analytics platform. Applications that do not include budget lines for informatics resources will be considered non-responsive.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Targeted Therapy in Colorectal Cancer RFP - Due April 13

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community's independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer's medical and/or scientific strategies. Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on increasing the understanding of targeted therapies including BRAF inhibitors and their use in the treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC).
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Pfizer: Pneumococcal Immunization Recommendations in Adults – Due April 14

This RFP is intended to support quality improvement (QI) initiatives that focus on the implementation of updated pneumococcal immunization recommendations, as described in the updated recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for adult pneumococcal immunization.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

MAPK Inhibition in Melanoma RFP - Due April 15

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community's independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer's medical and/or scientific strategies. Projects that will be considered for Pfizer support will focus on increasing the understanding of MAPK pathway inhibitors and their use in the treatment of melanoma.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Emory SOM Bridge Funding Program Applications - Due April 15 (DoM Internal Due April 1)

To assist investigators who have temporarily lost significant federal research funding, and to facilitate carefully planned changes in research direction, the Emory School of Medicine offers a Bridge Funding Program. Bridge funding up to $100,000 (including Department support/matching funds) will be available to investigators based on merit, potential for renewal of external funding, and availability of SOM funds.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Wake Forest Primate Program Feasibility Study Announcement - LOI Due April 27

Wake Forest Primate Signature Program provides access to nonhuman primates (NHPs) and related resources for studies that advance translational research. To assist new NHP researchers, the Program is providing funds for feasibility studies to be conducted using monkey-related resources. The objective is to facilitate the collection of data from NHPs in support of applications for extramural funding. Applications are open to faculty members or KL2 scholars of CTSA supported institutions.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

CTSA Collaborative Innovation Awards (U01 and R2) – First Due Date July 10

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest is to highlight the list of widely appreciated systematic barriers or translational science problems included in PAR-19-099 and PAR-19-100 to add the following topics of interest: Rural Health, Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternal Mortality, Applications for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Veterans' Health.
 
Read More
 
 
 

Education

 
 
 

Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™ Entrepreneur Training Course - Register by March 15

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), along with the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA), will be offering the Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™ entrepreneur training course again in 2020. This is a six full-day course (over seven weeks) designed to train faculty entrepreneurs who plan to create a startup company to commercialize their inventions. All faculty members at the Georgia CTSA partner institutions can apply.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

Georgia CTSA TL1 (T32-like) Training Grant Clinical & Translational Research Training - Postdoc Due March 16

The Georgia CTSA, NIH-supported Clinical and Translational Science Award 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 provides an opportunity to complete the Master of Science in Clinical Research or the Certificate Program in Translational Research.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

NIH K Awards Tutorial - March 17 & 24

In anticipation of the JUNE 2020 deadline for the NIH K Career Development Award for new proposals (and re-submission 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.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Phlebotomy 101 - March 26 & 27

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.
 
Class Schedule
 
 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

Emory Master of Science in Clinical Research Program – Due April 1

The Emory Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree program, in the Laney Graduate School at Emory University, provides innovative didactic and mentored research training to those interested in pursuing a career in clinical and/or translational research.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR) - Request for Applications - Due April 30

The Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR) is a formal 16-credit Emory Laney Graduate School program for trainees who seek to conduct research at the interface between basic and translational science and clinical medicine.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Medical Innovation Residency Track - Applications Due April 30

The Medical Innovation Residency Track is a 24-month program now open to both Emory and MSM participants to provide a foundation of knowledge to participate in entrepreneurship and design for innovate technologies. Upon successful participation and completion of this track, residents will be awarded a certificate of distinction in Medical Innovation from Emory University School of Medicine.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Seeking Mentors: Grant Writing Consultation

The new Georgia CTSA Grant Wise service offers the opportunity for one-on-one feedback from experienced senior faculty on grant writing. We are soliciting experienced faculty to serve as volunteer mentors. If you have experience in writing grants and you enjoy mentoring, we need you! After completing the online volunteer form, we will be in touch should we receive a request that matches your expertise. Contact lauren.james@emory.edu
 
Volunteer Form
 
 
 

Research Resources

 
 
 

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.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Participant Recruitment: Making it Harder to Say No (PDF)
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

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.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

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.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

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.
 
Request Meeting Link
 
 
 
 

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.
 
Read More
 
 
 

Innovation & Translation

 
 
 

Translational Science 2020 - Cancelled

View the event website for more details.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

SBIR Road Tour in Athens, GA - April 17

Registration is now open for the SBIR Road Tour stopping at UGA in Athens, GA. National outreach effort connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the SBIR/STTR programs. Opportunity for small businesses, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs and technology companies to connect directly with SBIR/STTR program managers representing more than a dozen different federal agencies. SBIR/STTR programs provide over $3.7 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas.
 
Read More & Register
 
 
 

Community

 
 
 

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, the death rate from cancer in the U.S. has declined steadily over the past 25 years. As of 2016, the death rate for men and women combined had fallen 27% from its peak in 1991. This translates to more than 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths between 1991 and 2016 (ACS, 2019). Gail G. McCray, MA, MCHES, Georgia CTSA Community Engagement Health Educator and Capacity Building Liaison, shines a light on this significant news and the most notable findings in changes in cancer mortality, particularly those updates related to Multiple Myeloma. This cancer is the second most common blood cancer after leukemia and the most common blood cancer in African Americans.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo – Cancelled

Due to global concern over coronavirus, the Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo on March 21 in Piedmont Park has been cancelled this year.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 
Feature Image

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 ...

 
Read More
 
 
 

Events

 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

Bench2Market Talks: Go to Market Strategy - March 18 & March 19

This interactive workshop will guide you through the process of determining your most critical killer experiment. You will learn to move from specific aims to go/no go commercial milestones. Speaker, Brian Walsh, is an industry leader with decades of experience successfully taking technology from ideas to the marketplace. We have updated both sessions to be an online webinar. Please select a date and register to attend to receive the conference line details.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Use of Electronic Health Records as a Data Source for Health Services Research – March 18

Please join for an HSRC Lunch & Learn featuring Arlene Greenspan, DrPH, MPH, PT presenting on "Use of Electronic Health Records as a Data Source for Health Services Research", Wednesday, March 18th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM in Emory SOM, Room 153A.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

10x Genomics Scientific Seminar - Postponed

Due to global concern over Coronavirus, EIGC’s 10x Genomics Scientific Seminar has been postponed. More details will be available when the seminar is rescheduled.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

Georgia CTSA Blue Sky Group: Adolescent Sexual Health - March 19

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA for a session on Adolescent Sexual Health from 5:30-7pm in Emory SOM 153A. Blue Sky Groups are unstructured meetings that provide a unique opportunity for attendees to drive the agenda as well as utilize the session as a catalyst for future collaborations and research opportunities.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Emory Core Day 2020 - Postponed

Due to global concern over coronavirus, this year's 2020 Emory Core Day has been postponed with intentions of rescheduling the event for September 2020. More information will be forthcoming when final arrangements have been decided.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

K-Club: Targeting Endothelial Dysfunction to Reduce Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Sickle Cell Disease – March 20

Please join the K-Cub for their event, "Targeting Endothelial Dysfunction to Reduce Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Sickle Cell Disease”" featuring speaker Bum-Yong Kang, PhD on Monday, March 20th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Egleston, Classrooms 5-7.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

Georgia CTSA Team Science Workshop - March 27

Join us for a Science of Team Science Workshop from 9:00am – 10:30am via Zoom. Participate in this free interactive workshop to learn best practices for working as a scientific research team!
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

2020 Emory Quality Conference - April 13

Save the date for the 2020 Emory Quality Conference from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the WHSC Auditorium and will be simulcast live to additional locations. This year’s conference will feature speaker Dr. Shivan J. Mehta, Associate Chief Innovation Officer, Penn Medicine Center for Innovation, Perelman School of Medicine. Additional details, including a link for registration, will be available in the coming weeks.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

GCRC 60th Anniversary Open House – May 1

Please join our Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) staff for a very special 60th Anniversary Open House showcase on May 1st at the Emory University Hospital location, Unit HG-02. Tour and info sessions at 10:00am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

7th Annual Health Services Research Day – May 6 (Abstracts Due March 13)

Save the date for the 7th Annual Health Services Research Day on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM at the Emory School of Medicine, Auditorium 110. Join Georgia CTSA colleagues at this symposium and networking opportunity. Keynote Speaker: Michael Chernew, PhD, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab Director, Harvard Medical School. To register, visit bit.ly/2S2rVR3
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

2020 Statistical Methods in Imagining (SMI) Conference - May 18 - 21

2020 Statistical Methods in Imaging (SMI) Conference will be held at Emory Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH). The SMI conference is the annual meeting of the ASA Statistics in Imaging section. Please be aware that due to global concern over coronavirus, the dates of the conference are subject to change.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

Featured Section

 
 

10th Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference - June 12 (Abstracts Due March 13)

Georgia CTSA is proud to announce it is a Silver Sponsor of this year's conference at the Georgia Aquarium! Registration is open now. Abstract submissions are encouraged from all Georgia CTSA institutions and are being accepted until March 13 at 1:00pm. Georgia CTSA Innovation Catalyst Director Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, is this year's co-chair. CME is also offered.
 
Read More
 
 
 
 

ISEMPH 2020 - July 15-18th

The Sixth Annual Meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health will be in Athens, GA. ISEMPH 2020 is profoundly interdisciplinary and emphasizes the multiple interfaces between evolutionary biology and human health in the complementary fields of medicine, evolutionary biology, anthropology, evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology and epidemiology. The meetings welcome students and clinicians at all stages of professional development.
 
Read More
 
 

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.