Blue Sky Group: Addressing Threats to Lifelong Bone Health
Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup
September 24, 2021


Blue Sky Group: Addressing Threats to Lifelong Bone Health – December 1

Join researchers and clinicians via Zoom from 12:00 PM-1:30 PM as the Georgia CTSA hosts a Blue Sky Group on Addressing Threats to Lifelong Bone Health. This session will be led by Dr. Joseph Kindler, PhD, CTR, from UGA. Discussion topics include diet and disease-related threats, bone imaging resources across the CTSA, and funding and collaboration opportunities. Share your experience, learn from others, and find potential collaborators!


Team Science Skill Series: Multiteam Systems – October 15

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM as Marissa Shuffler, PhD, Clemson University, leads an interactive workshop on multiteam systems (MTS). This workshop’s goal is to help interdisciplinary researchers understand coordination and teaming dynamics from an MTS perspective, as well as to provide practical guidance and recommendations for interventions that may help to facilitate cross-team functioning and combat common barriers to success.


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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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity – Rolling

This opportunity is geared toward studies about “upstream” causes of health inequities, such as the systems, structures, laws, policies, norms, and practices that determine the distribution of resources and opportunities, which in turn influence individuals’ options and behaviors.

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CPCT Pilot Grant – Rolling Until All Funds Have Been Allocated

The Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapies (CPCT) offers Late Stage Preclinical/IND Enabling Research and Clinical Trial Launch Grant applications. CPCT's mission is to operate at the forefront of novel cell-based therapeutics to develop new paradigms for the treatment of human diseases. Two types of competitive grants are available: planning grant and implementation grant.

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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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* Burroughs Wellcome Fund Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants – Due October 10

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund aims to stimulate growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who might together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Over the next two years, the foundation will dedicate $1M to supporting small, early stage grants of $2,500 - $50,000 toward achieving this goal.

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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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* BDCI Accelerator Grants – LOI Due October 29

The Biological Discovery through Chemical Innovation (BDCI) Accelerator Grants are aimed at providing seed funding for new projects and recent collaborations that both enhance interdisciplinary research and drive innovation throughout the Emory scientific community. We will fund up to five Accelerator Grants at $40,000 each to interdisciplinary teams of Emory researchers.

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* Investigator-Initiated Seed Grants in Healthcare Innovation – LOI Due November 1

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program, with partners including Georgia CTSA, announces seed grants to fund multi-investigator & multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness. The funding priority for this round will be for proposals that address issues in dealing with pandemics. Two types of grants will be offered: Preliminary Study Grants or Complete Project Grants.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows – Prelim Due November 12

This program provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral/social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy.

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* Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative – Due December 1

BWF’s Next Gen Pregnancy Initiative is designed to stimulate both creative individual scientists and multi-investigator teams to approach healthy and adverse pregnancy outcomes using creative basic and translation science methods. The formation of new connections between reproductive scientists and investigators who are involved in other areas is particularly encouraged.

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VECD Fogarty Global Health Research Fellowship – Apply by November 1

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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Presidents’ Award of Distinction for Team Science – Due October 25

The Presidents’ Award of Distinction for Team Science, conferred by the Presidents of the academic institutions of the Georgia CTSA, recognizes and promotes excellence in multi-disciplinary research teams within the Georgia CTSA. This award will be presented to an outstanding multi-disciplinary research team in recognition of its innovative and impactful research that has, or will likely, advance clinical and translational science and positively impact human health. The recipient of the Presidents' Award of Distinction for Team Science will receive $5,000 towards their team science research program. Teams will be recognized at the Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Conference, March 3-4, 2022.

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Team Science Award of Distinction for Early Stage Research Teams – Due October 25

The Team Science Award of Distinction for Early Stage Research Teams recognizes and promotes excellence in developing multi-disciplinary research teams within the Georgia CTSA. This award will be presented to a developing (i.e., early stage) multi-disciplinary research team that demonstrates great potential for innovative and impactful advances in clinical and translational science. The recipient of the Team Science Award of Distinction for Early Stage Research Teams will receive $2,500 towards their team science research program. Teams will be recognized at the Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference, March 3-4, 2022.

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NRMN SETH at MSM Recruitment for Cohort IV – Apply by October 29

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) SETH (Strategic Empowerment Tailored for Health Equity Investigators) will be offering a virtual Grant Writing Coaching and Mock Study Section for Junior Faculty, and early-stage Investigators who are actively writing NIH style research proposals. The randomized controlled study is designed to meet the needs of diverse investigators at RCMI, CTSA, IDeA and other NIH funded emerging research institutions, committed to workforce diversity. Apply as a study participant or coach.

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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

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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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SBIR/STTR Grant Workshop – November 15

Looking for startup funding? Thinking about an SBIR or STTR? Join previous award winners via Zoom at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM to learn from experienced academic investigators how to craft a well written proposal. Presented by Georgia CTSA and Emory SOM.



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.


Georgia Maternal Health ECHO Project – October 13 and November 10

Georgia Maternal Health ECHO is a forum to share best practices to facilitate recognition, prevention, response, reporting, systems learning, and respectful care relating to leading causes of maternal mortality and severe morbidity in Georgia. Sessions from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM with topics such as Perinatal Mental Health, Hypertensive Complications of Pregnancy and Cardiac Complications of the Perinatal Period.


Implicit Bias in Maternity Care Training – October 23

Morehouse School of Medicine Center for Maternal Health Equity is sponsoring Implicit Bias in Maternity Care training on 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.



Nanostring GeoMX Seminar – September 29

Please join us for the second spatial biology interest group meeting, co-hosted by the Emory Integrated Genomics Core and NanoString via Zoom at 1:00 PM. During this virtual session, Nanostring scientists at the Customer Experience Lab in Seattle, WA will lead a detailed walkthrough of the GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler platform.

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Blue Sky Group: Single Cell Technologies and Analytics – October 5

Join researchers and clinicians from across the state as the Georgia CTSA and the Emory School of Medicine host a Blue Sky Group on Single Cell Technologies and Analytics via Zoom from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. This Blue Sky Group will contain multiple speakers who will explain the power of the technology and how they are using it in their own research programs.


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.

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EMIC Core MSD Fall Seminar – October 7

Join the Emory Multiplexed Immunoassay Core (EMIC) via Zoom at 11:00 AM to learn more about “Applications of MSD (Meso Scale Discovery) Plate Based Multiplex ELISA Assays.”

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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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Georgia Bio Innovation Summit – October 13-14 (Abstracts Due – TODAY)

The Georgia Bio Innovation Summit is considered the preeminent gathering of scientists and industry decision makers for Georgia’s life sciences community, and an ideal medium to foster relationships for future scientific and business growth and opportunity. The Executive Committee invites the submission of abstracts from Georgia-based scientists for this year’s poster session by September 24.

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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, PhD, Clemson University.

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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

Join researchers and biostatisticians as Georgia CTSA hosts the second annual Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Research Forum in-person and via Zoom from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM! The forum will contain multiple speakers who will present “Challenges in Mobile Health and High-Frequency Data.” Q&A and possible collaborations will be discussed.


Creative Scientist Workshop: Remote Trials, Future or Fiasco – November 9

Join University of Buffalo CTSI and MUSC via Zoom from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM for a unique exploration of the strengths, opportunities, and challenges presented by remote trials. This free virtual workshop will feature keynote addresses by speakers from throughout the CTSA network and beyond in the morning followed by interactive trial makeovers in the afternoon.

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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, PhD, UC Irvine.


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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Blue Sky Group: Addressing Threats to Lifelong Bone Health – December 1

Join researchers and clinicians via Zoom from 12:00 PM-1:30 PM as the Georgia CTSA hosts a Blue Sky Group on Addressing Threats to Lifelong Bone Health. This Blue Sky Group session will be led by Dr. Joseph Kindler, PhD, CTR, from the University of Georgia.


Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference – March 3-4 (Abstracts Due - November 8)

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. Researchers working across the southeast are invited to submit an abstract by November 8. Read Call for Abstracts .

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