Georgia CTSA Leader Receives Distinguished Professor Award
Georgia CTSA
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July 2, 2021


Georgia CTSA Leader Receives Distinguished Professor Award

Please join us in congratulating Georgia CTSA Principal Investigator, Andrés J. García, PhD, Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award recipient. This is the highest honor given to a Georgia Tech professor who has made significant, long-term contributions to teaching, research, and public service. Dr. García is Executive Director, Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience and Regent’s Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

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Emory SOM I3 Teams Awards

Congratulations to the Grant Recipients of the Emory SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Teams Awards. The I3 Teams Awards aim to develop new interdisciplinary teams who will ultimately submit a center or program project grant to target a significant health or biomedical problem. Grants were considered for those proposing plans to cultivate an interdisciplinary team with an SOM PI and two or more additional departments from across Emory.

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Funding (* New Opportunities)

NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19

This page contains a listing of active and expired funding opportunities specific to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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CTSA Translational Research Fellowship Opportunities – Due July 15

NCATS and the CTSA One Health Alliance are supporting 2-year research fellowships to engage veterinary clinical specialists in inter-disciplinary research teams. Residency-trained veterinary specialists in comparative cardiology, oncology, neurology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, nutrition, critical care, dermatology, and other disciplines have expertise in naturally occurring animal models of human disease are eligible to apply.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) – LOI Due July 16

PATH is a highly competitive award program that provides $500,000 over a period of five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between infectious agents and their hosts, shedding light on how both are affected by their encounters.

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Beckman Young Investigators Program – Internal Due July 19

The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

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W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program Competition for Medical Research and Science & Engineering – Internal Due July 22

W.M. Keck Foundation’s Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field in two specific areas: (1) Medical Research, and (2) Science and Engineering.

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Cures Within Reach: Repurposing Research Led by a US-Based Racial/Ethnic Minority Principal Investigator – Due July 30

Cures Within Reach (CWR) has issued an RFP seeking clinical repurposing trials in any disease led by a racial/ethnic minority that is underrepresented in biomedical research. CWR is interested in approved generic or proprietary drugs, devices, nutraceuticals, or diagnostics that could be repurposed to create "new" treatments to reduce the symptoms, progression, or incidence of; restore function lost to; reduce or eliminate severe side effects of currently used therapies for any unmet medical need.

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The Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Awards – Due August 1

The Foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and aligned disciplines that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.

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Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) – Internal Due August 2

This FOA invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity.

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John Templeton Foundation: Psychological Science Cross-Training for Christian Theology – Due August 20

This RFP provides an opportunity for cross-training in psychological sciences, which is understood to include: cognitive, social, personality, moral, developmental, evolutionary, and cultural psychology; cognitive anthropology; behavioral economics; cognitive science; and cognitive and social neuroscience.

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John Templeton Foundation: Annual Grant Cycle – Due August 20

John Templeton Foundation’s funding from 2019 to 2023 focuses on 12 strategic priorities that fall under the Foundation’s “Science & the Big Questions” department. By focusing on these select areas, they hope to accelerate progress in topics that hold promise for advancing the frontiers of knowledge and understanding.

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Free Online Trainings for Clinical Research Professionals

The newest program, “Conducting Clinical Trials in the Era of Emerging Technologies and Treatments”, is now available online. Select a course/program that interests you and click on the blue “Enroll” button.

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Research Resources

N3C - COVID-19 Analytics Platform

Researchers studying COVID-19 are able to access an innovative analytics platform that contains clinical data from the electronic health records of people who were tested for the novel coronavirus or who have had related symptoms. Part of the NCATS National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave, the centralized and secure data platform features powerful analytics capabilities for online discovery, visualization and collaboration.

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Emory Integrated Core Facilities Brochure

The Emory Integrated Core Facilities is proud to share this brochure which illustrates our current offerings to support your research needs. Our Integrated Core Facilities provide researchers with advanced tools and equipment paired with specialized expertise to advance multidisciplinary research excellence. Our integrated core offerings with eighteen active centers continue to expand to support our scientists’ growing needs.

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Georgia CTSA COVID-19 Biorepository

The Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Center at Emory has established a COVID-19 Biorepository that includes residual nasopharyngeal (NP) swab samples from over 1,700 patients known to be COVID-19 positive and negative. Our goal is to provide de-identified samples to investigators validating or developing diagnostics and therapeutics in an effort to improve the understanding of the effects, response, and mechanism of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants.

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Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Participant Recruitment: Should Uninsured Patients be Offered Clinical Trials? (PDF)

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Innovation & Translation

PTC Pediatric Endowment Seed Grants - App Development – Due July 16

The purpose is to support the development of smartphone apps and related software for implementation in the clinic or at home with the patient with preference given to those that use a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to achieving health equity with underserved populations - racial, ethnic, and rural equity across the state of Georgia. Grant awardees will work with the Georgia CTSA Innovation Catalyst’s AppHatchery program to tackle a clinical problem using a patient centered design and development process.

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Medical Device Regulations Conference – September 21-23

Save the Date for the 8th Annual Medical Device Regulations Conference sponsored by UGA and the FDA! There will be an option for virtual or in-person. Stay tuned for further details.

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Participants Needed for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Studies

All races and ethnicities are needed to participate in COVID-19 trials. Please spread the word to help recruit minorities, especially for vaccine trials.



MaxCyte Seminar – July 7

Join us via Zoom at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. During this virtual seminar for Emory scientists, MaxCyte will highlight powerful case studies and data that demonstrate the successful use of MaxCyte’s clinically validated and scalable electroporation system to effectively manipulate iPSCs, primary cells, and organoids with CRISPR gene-editing technology (both KI and KO approaches).

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Healthcare Innovation Symposium – July 14

Join us via Zoom on July 14 at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM to learn more about “Regenerative Medicine for COVID: Hope or Hype?” with speakers from Duke, University of Miami, Emory, Georgia Tech, and UGA. This event is the next in a series of quarterly symposia sponsored by the Emory – Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) and Georgia CTSA. The free symposia are open to all faculty, staff, and students.


COVID Information Commons Research Webinar – July 16

Please join NIH COVID research colleagues via Zoom at 1:00-2:30 PM for the next COVID Information Commons Research Lightning Talks Webinar. Researchers leading NIH- and NSF-funded research projects will share their research focus and findings and answer questions from the community. Hear their insights and develop new collaborations to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.


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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.

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