Bench2Market Talks - From University Innovation to Commercialization
Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup
August 20, 2021


Bench2Market Talks - From University Innovation to Commercialization

The B2M free educational series is hosted monthly from September – June to provide commercialization guidance to the university research community. Join Dr. Randall Lucius for the first session, “Networking Tips”, on September 29 from 11:30am-12:30pm. He will lead an interactive discussion on re-engaging with your community, campus, and industry post-pandemic. Learn how to become a more effective communicator and create connections.

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Grant Wise: Receive Expert Advice on Your Grant Ideas

Would you like an experienced grant writer to help provide guidance for your grant? The Georgia CTSA Grant Wise service offers the opportunity for one-on-one feedback from experienced senior faculty on grant writing. Receive support with developing a timeline, reviewing specific aims, writing/editing the text, and responding to reviewers. Grant Wise is available to faculty of institutions within the Georgia CTSA - Emory, Georgia Tech, MSM, & UGA.

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Job Openings

Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher position available in the area of lipid biomarkers and brain efflux pathways following traumatic brain injury in an animal model, in the GT/Emory Dept of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech. A Ph.D. in neuroscience, physiology or related field is required. Send inquires or cover letter/CV to Dr. Michelle LaPlaca.


Research Technician

Research Technician position available in the area of traumatic brain injury at Georgia Tech. Duties include coordination of lab operations and experimental procedures. Experience in rodent research, neuroscience, and general lab procedures, and a bachelor’s degree is required. Apply through the Georgia Tech HR system (job posting 228515). Questions can be directed to Dr. Michelle LaPlaca.


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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Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE) Pilot Research Program (PReP) Call for Proposals – LOI Due September 3

The Injury Prevention Research Center Core’s Pilot Research Program (PReP) seeks to fund pilot grants led by Emory faculty that will catalyze and advance IPRCE priorities and priorities of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) in falls, traumatic brain injury (TBI), opioid and other drug safety/overdose prevention, violence prevention, and transportation injury prevention.

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March of Dimes 2022 Research Grant – Due September 10

March of Dimes is seeking applications that involve translational and actionable science that will lead directly to interventions or preventions. The proposed research should focus on one of these priority areas: Pregnancy-Related Disorders, Developmental Origins of Infant Health and Maternal Morbidity & Mortality.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2022 Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) – Due October 1

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) is a highly competitive program that provides $700,000 awards over five years for physician-scientists, who are committed to an academic career, to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.

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* Emory SOM I3/WHSC Synergy/ Kaiser Permanente Georgia Research Awards – Due October 8

The I3 Synergy KP GA RFP will support collaborative research proposals between Emory and Kaiser Permanente Georgia that address complex and intriguing healthcare and clinical questions vexing our health systems related to Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) and behavioral medicine.

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*Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Emory SOM/Georgia Tech Research Awards – Due October 11

The I3 Emory SOM/Georgia Tech Research Awards aim to spark synergistic interactions among investigators, at least one from Emory SOM and Georgia Tech each, and enable concepts of artificial intelligence that are of the highest quality and have demonstrated tangible potential for advancing today’s medicine to the next level of efficacy using innovative computation and engineering. The RFP is focused on two areas: advancing health analytics and data science research with an emphasis on health equity and access to healthcare.

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VECD Fogarty Global Health Research Fellowship – Apply by November 1 (Application Webinar – September 15)

The application portal is now open for the Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD) Fogarty Global Health Fellowship 2022-2023 cohort. This outstanding program offers a year-abroad opportunity for US and LMIC postdocs and US doctoral students to develop research skills in a global health setting. The entire spectrum of science is possible and relevant in LMIC settings, including basic, clinical, translational, population, and implementation science.

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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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Grant Wise Consultations

Would you like an experienced grant writer to help provide guidance for your grant? Grant Wise is a service that offers the opportunity for one-on-one feedback from experienced senior faculty on grant writing. Simply submit an online request for a consultation and then be paired with a senior faculty member.

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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

Allocating Credit: The Tyrannical Principal Investigator (PDF)

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Innovation & Translation

Bench2Market Talks: Networking Tips – September 29

The B2M free educational series is hosted monthly from September – June to provide commercialization guidance to the university research community. Join Dr. Randall Lucius on September 29 from 11:30am-12:30pm for an interactive webinar to learn how to re-engage with your community, campus, and industry post-pandemic.

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8th Annual Medical Device Regulations Conference – September 21-23

The annual will be held virtually by UGA. Topics such as COVID-19 EUA Lessons Learned, FDA Updates - CDRH and ORA, Tissue-based Devices, Digital Devices, and International Updates will be presented by highly experienced professionals and technical experts from FDA and the medical device industry. Students: $25 conference, $25 workshop; Government and Academia: $50 conference, $50 workshop.



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.


Implicit Bias in Maternity Care Training – August 21 & October 23

Morehouse School of Medicine Center for Maternal Health Equity is sponsoring Implicit Bias in Maternity Care training on August 21 and October 23 hosted by the March of Dimes. Registration is free and CEUs will be provided. The webinar is open to residents, physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, students, faculty, and other interested community members.



COVID Force Seminar – TODAY

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “Asymptomatic surveillance testing for SARS-CoV-2: The Emory University Experience" with Professor John Roback, MD, PhD.


ARC Seminar – August 24

Join us via Zoom from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM to learn more about “Posterior Fossa Tumors: Revisiting Cognitive Risk and Remedial Approaches” with Pediatric Neuropsychologist Billy Holcombe, PhD.


Team Science Workshop: Crash Course – August 27

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM for this “Crash Course” with Assistant Professor Christopher W. Wiese, Ph.D. This 120-minute workshop will cover the basics of team science and will be followed up by deeper dives into specific topics in future 60-minute workshops. Graduate students, post-docs, and all levels of academic faculty are all welcome to attend this workshop.


CORPH Seminar – August 27

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “Getting Ready to Leave: Transition & Adolescent Health” with Associate Professor Jordan Marchak, PhD, ABPP.


Team Science Workshop: Managing Virtual Teams – September 17

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “Managing Virtual Teams” with Professor Lucy Gilson, Ph.D.


Pediatric Research & Career Development Symposium – October 5

The Annual Pediatric Research and Career Development Symposium showcases the local clinical, basic and translational research conducted by our fellows and junior faculty at Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Child health researchers who are postdocs, fellows and junior faculty with a rank of no higher than assistant professor are invited to submit abstracts as the lead author by August 16.

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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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Team Science Workshop: Multiteam Systems – October 15

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “Multiteam Systems” with Associate Professor Marissa Shuffler, Ph.D.

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Blue Sky Group: Vaccine Development and Testing – October 19

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Blue Sky Groups are unstructured meetings that provide a unique opportunity for attendees to drive the agenda and catalyze future collaborations and research opportunities. Discussion topics may include burning issues, funding opportunities and cross-institutional collaborative research opportunities.


BERD Research Forum – October 22

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for Georgia CTSA’s second annual Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Research Forum “Advances & Challenges in Mobile Health and High-Frequency Data”. Additional information and registration will be announced soon.

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Team Science Workshop: Facilitating Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Teams – November 19

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “Facilitating Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Teams” with Assistant Professor Maritza Salazar Campo, Ph.D.


Emory SCORE SABV Workshop – December 1 (Abstracts Due – October 4)

The Emory Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual “How to Incorporate Sex as a Biological Variable in Your Research” virtual workshop via Zoom on December 1 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. We invite submission of abstracts for consideration by October 4 as either 15-minute oral presentations or virtual poster presentations.

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Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference – March 3-4, 2022

Hosted by the Georgia CTSA, mark your calendar and plan to join us in 2022 as we bring together researchers from across the region to present the best new clinical and translational research and build collaborative partnerships. Additional information, registration, and the call for abstracts will be announced in the coming months.

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