Impact of Georgia CTSA Supported Publications on Public Health Policy
Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup
December 16, 2021


Impact of Georgia CTSA Supported Publications on Public Health Policy

One goal of the CTSA program is to accelerate the translation of research into public health policy through informing new policy briefs, guidelines, and initiatives. Using cutting-edge bibliometric tools, we are pleased to share in this infographic how Georgia CTSA-supported research has gone beyond academic boundaries to influence health policy.

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Student-Initiated Project Grants in Healthcare Innovation – LOI Due December 31

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program, in partnership with Emory Synergy Award Program and Georgia CTSA, is pleased to announce the 7th round of Student-Initiated Project Grants in Healthcare Innovation. Grants will fund multi-disciplinary teams proposing innovative research and education projects that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access. The priority focus for this round is Racism in Healthcare.

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Did You Know?

I3 Emory SOM/Georgia Tech Research Awards

Congratulations to the grant recipients of the Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Emory SOM/Georgia Tech Research Awards. These collaborative awards are intended to spark synergistic interactions among investigators 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.

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Special Announcement

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you Safe & Happy Holidays from the Georgia CTSA! Look for the next eRoundup newsletter on Friday, January 7.

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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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Emory SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Wow! Research Awards – Due January 13

Emory SOM Awards are soliciting proposals to promote innovative research. In the current round, grants will be considered for proposals with the potential to make a transformational impact in either fundamental biomedical knowledge or translational impact are being solicited. If successful, the project will provide new ways of thinking about a problem.

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Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program – Emory Internal Due January 13

Emory is one of 52 Institutions invited to nominate up to 2 submissions for the ONO Initiative in 2022. The Ono Pharma Foundation will only consider proposals for scientific research projects addressing the following field of science: Chemical Biology Research. Chemical Biology is defined as research that deals with the interface between chemistry and biology.

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Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants RFP – LOI Due January 14

Georgia CTSA’s Pilot Grants Program is soliciting proposals that either a.) generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications OR b.) develop the best approaches and methodologies to address complex translational and clinical research problems. Watch Application Workshop video or view workshop slides .

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Emory URC Proposals – Due January 14

The University Research Committee (URC) announces the annual Call for Proposals for funding to be used during 2022-2023 in the following categories: URC Regular Award, URC Interdisciplinary Award and URC-Halle Institute Global Research Award. All regular, full-time Emory faculty, of all ranks, are welcome to apply. Postdocs, Fellows, Adjuncts, Research Track lines in some schools, and part-time faculty are not eligible.

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Emory SYNERGY II Nexus Award Call for Proposals – Due January 15

The intent of the funding program is to seed collaborative research across schools, leading to the growth of new synergistic research collaborations between faculty from the 3 WHSC schools (SOM, RSPH, Nursing) and faculty from ECAS, Candler, Law, Goizueta, or Oxford. The collaborative projects should equally enhance the scholarship of both co-leaders and lead to longer-term shared projects between faculty members that is sustainable through extramural support.

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Program for Retaining, Supporting, and EleVating Early-career Researchers at Emory (PeRSEVERE) – Due January 18

Emory SOM has been awarded the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. The Program for Retaining, Supporting, and EleVating Early-career Researchers at Emory (PeRSEVERE) is a one year supplemental research fund that will support the research productivity and retention of 10-13 early career faculty with family caregiving responsibilities or other issues caused by COVID-19.

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Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research Pilot Project Program – LOI Due January 21

The GCDTR is a collaboration of Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine, with funding provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and interinstitutional sponsors. GCDTR is seeking pilot grant proposals in the field of diabetes translation research that advances health equity. Two levels of funding are available for applicants: Preliminary or formative research and Prospective clinical or community-based studies.

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Washington Center for Equitable Growth: Academic Research Grants – Due January 26

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth seeks to deepen our understanding of how inequality affects economic growth and stability. This request for proposals is organized around four main themes: (1) Macroeconomics and Inequality; (2) Human Capital & Well-Being; (3) Market Structure; (4) and The Labor Market.

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Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience – Due February 15

The Fellowship supports innovative research by early career investigators. The research should have relevance for understanding the mechanisms underlying any of a wide range of neurological and behavioral disorders, and it may lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.

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Johnson & Johnson QuickFire Challenge: Improving Detection of Neurotoxicity in Immunotherapies – Due March 18

J&J is seeking methods and technologies aiming to optimize patient care for immunotherapies within the hematologic malignancy space by enabling the early detection of neurotoxic events. Of particular interest are technologies aiming to identify clinical manifestations to predict acute toxicities, including movement and neurocognitive disorders.

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Georgia CTSA KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Program – Due February 1

The goal of the KL2 Scholars program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, PharmD) committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research. Georgia CTSA is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become independent, established, and ethical clinical and/or translational research investigators. Two free KL2 grant writing workshops held in November were recorded and can be found on the KL2 webpage .

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Emory BIRCWH RFA – Due February 1

The ultimate goal of the BIRCWH program is to train junior faculty, through a mentored research and career development experience, to become independent investigators who use novel, interdisciplinary approaches to advance the science of women’s health and sex/gender research. Communicable disease research (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, influenza, HCV/HBV, bacterial and fungal diseases, antimicrobial resistance, etc.) is an area of focus for the Emory BIRCWH program. However, compelling applications outside these areas, but aligned with the BIRCWH research objectives, will also be considered.

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PREHS-SEED Mentored K12 Career Development Program – Due February 1

Emory, in partnership with MSM, received NIEHS funding to establish a Pediatric and Reproductive Environmental Health Scholars Southeastern Environmental Exposures and Disparities (PREHS-SEED) mentored K12 career development scholars program. The overarching goal is to recruit junior clinical faculty scholars (Assistant Professor level, MD, PhD, PharmD) and mentor them in environmental health research in collaboration with communities experiencing environmental injustices in the Southeastern US.

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Georgia CTSA TL1 (T32-like) Training Grant Clinical and Translational Research Training – Predoc Due February 15, Postdoc Due March 15

The Georgia CTSA, the NIH-supported Clinical and Translational Science Award TL1 program)6 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. The TL1 program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (medical and PhD students, resident and fellow physicians, PhD postdocs, and residents). A TL1 Grant Writing Application Workshop was held on December 3. The recorded workshop is on the TL1 webpage and at this link .

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Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR) – Apply By April 29

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. The CPTR enhances and transforms translational research training for predoctoral PhD students, postdoctoral fellows (PhD or MD) and junior faculty at Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia.

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Research Resources

Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Confidentiality: Breach of Confidentiality (PDF)
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Innovation & Translation

Emory Startup Launch Accelerator (SLA) – Due December 23

The Roberto C. Goizueta Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, in partnership with the Hatchery, is calling for startup idea applicants for the spring 2022 SLA accelerator. The program helps early-stage founders through a defined process that will allow teams to rapidly take their ideas and test them with customers to discard, change and build a business model to move the startup forward.

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Panel Discussion with a CTSA Program Awardee Who Successfully Leveraged an SBIR Grant – January 13

Join us via Zoom at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM to learn how Melax Tech successfully leveraged the SBIR grant in the development of their natural language processing technology with additional support from the CTSA program. Panel Discussion with CTSA Program Awardee Who Successfully Leveraged an SBIR Grant will be hosted by Lili Portilla, M.P.A., featuring: Hua Xu, Ph.D., Founder of Melax Tech, Frank Manion, Ph.D., VP for Innovation at Melax Tech and Pablo Cure, M.D., M.P.H., the Program Officer for the SBIR grant.

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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.


Community Grant Writing Academy – Apply by January 14

Georgia CTSA’s Community Engagement (CE) program is soliciting applications to support community-based organizations seeking to learn how to develop grant proposals to fund research and other health initiatives to address community health priorities. The purpose of this CE Grant Writing Academy (CGWA) is to provide prospective participants with the knowledge, resources, and skills to write a competitive research or health initiative grant.

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Maternal Health ECHO 2022 – Third Wednesday, Beginning January 19

Georgia Maternal Health ECHO provides a virtual community learning platform for clinicians and community advocates to collaborate on the implementation of solutions to address maternal mortality and severe morbidity in our state. ECHO sessions are monthly, and typically, on the third Wednesday, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

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CBPR Partnership Academy – Due January 24

Funded by NIH, the Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy is a multi-faceted training and mentoring program designed for new community-academic partnerships that are interested in exploring and engaging in a CBPR approach to eliminate health inequities in their communities. 12 two-person teams will be selected for the 2022-23 cohort, with all program expenses covered (including tuition and travel expenses for a one-week in-person course, if public health guidance allows).

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Marcus Grand Rounds – TODAY

Join us via Zoom at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “Parent Training for Youth with Autism and Disruptive Behavior: Adaptations and Innovations to Enhance Dissemination, Training, and Access to Care” with Dr. Karen Bearss.


CORPH Seminar – December 17

Join us via Zoom at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “Addressing Early Childhood Adversities Through Intervention and Implementation Research" with Professor Daniel Whitaker, PhD.

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AiR Webinar – December 21

Join us via Zoom at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM to learn more about “YAP-mediated Therapy Response in the Neuroblastoma Tumor Environment” with Dr. Jenny Shim and “Role of IGFBP2 in SHH Group Medulloblastoma Tumor Growth and Metastasis” with Postdoctoral Fellow Haritha Kunhiraman, PhD.


NIH Virtual Workshop: Technology to Improve Maternal Health – January 18

This NIBIB workshop from 12:00 – 6:30 PM seeks to further advance interdisciplinary collaborations in maternal health technology by bringing together researchers, technology developers, and community partners to identify technology gaps and consider how new technologies can be used to improve maternal health and ultimately treat and/or prevent maternal morbidity and mortality.

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Blue Sky Group Cooperative Extension in Georgia – January 19

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA for a session on Cooperative Extension in Georgia via Zoom at 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Share your experience, learn from others, enjoy opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and find potential collaborators!

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GENI Launching Seminar – January 21

Join us in person or via Zoom at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM to learn more about “Helping Children Through Metabolic Research: An Introduction to the New Center for Gastroenterology, Endocrinology & Nutrition Innovation" with Professor Saul Karpen, MD, PhD, FAASLD.


Facilitating Clinical Research Through an Academic–Community Hospital Partnership – January 27

Join Dr. Adrian Sandra Dobs, director of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network and professor of Medicine and Oncology, from 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM. This webinar is a follow-up to the spring CLIC-hosted Un-Meeting: Exploring the Inclusion of Community Hospitals in Clinical Research.


Team Science Skill Series: “Crash Course” on Team Science – January 28

Join us via Zoom at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM! 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.

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

Join us at Callaway Resort and Gardens as we bring together researchers from across the region to present the best new health-related preclinical, clinical, implementation, and population- based research and build collaborative relationships. Keynote Speaker for this year’s conference is Joni L. Rutter, PhD, acting director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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For more information on Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA), please visit the Georgia CTSA website . Do you have news, seminars, or events of interest to clinical and translational researchers? Send them to by noon on Thursday. To suggest subscribers or unsubscribe to the listserv please email .

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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