Georgia CTSA Leader Inducted as Academy of Management Fellow
Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup
July 9, 2021


Georgia CTSA Leader Inducted As Academy of Management Fellow

Congratulations to Lillian Eby, PhD, Georgia CTSA Collaboration & Multi-Disciplinary Team Science Team Training Lead. Dr. Eby has been inducted into the Academy of Management (AOM) Fellows for 2021. The Fellows Group recognizes and honors AOM members who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. She is a professor of psychology at UGA and serves as the Director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research.

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Morningside Center Research Awards

The Morningside Center Research Awards will award $955,000 across three areas: preclinical work critical to supporting clinical trials, biomarker development for repurposed drug studies, and clinical trials ready for implementation. Though the initial focus of the Morningside Center has been in cancer, proposals in all disease areas were encouraged. Six awards were given during this inaugural round.

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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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* Program to Advance the Career Development of Scientists from Diverse Backgrounds Conducting Nutrition, Obesity, Diabetes, and Related Research (U24 Clinical Trial Optional) – Emory Internal Due July 7

The purpose of this FOA is to enhance the diversity of the research workforce who are available to successfully compete for independent research funding from NIH in the areas of nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and related conditions. If a candidate is planning a submission to this RFA, please contact Holly Sommers as quickly as possible.

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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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* Cognitive Empowerment Program Call for Seed Grant Pre-Proposals – Due August 13

The vision of the Cognitive Empowerment Program is to revolutionize the experience of people affected by Mild Cognitive Impairment by creating a comprehensive approach that can be replicated nationally and internationally. The Innovation Accelerator core is offering seed grants to support research in the following areas: therapeutic programming, technology, and the built environment.

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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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Winship K12 Intensive Skill Building Workshop – July 15-16

The Winship K12 Clinical Oncology Training Program will host its annual K12 Intensive Skill Building and Orientation Workshop. This free workshop will provide two full days of intensive training in cancer clinical research methods. The target audience for this workshop includes fellowship trainees and residents, as well as APP trainees, pharmacy residents, and other allied specialists.

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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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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: Enrolling One's Own Children in Your Research (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.



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.


Improving Rural Health Through Telehealth Provider-to-Provider Communication Workshop – October 12-14

This virtual event led by NIH aims to identify research gaps, explore barriers and facilitate successful, sustainable implementation of provider-to-provider telehealth in rural settings.

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