Have You Registered? Southeast Clinical and Translational Science Conference Starts Thursday
It’s not too late! Register now to join us March 3-4 at Callaway Resort and Gardens as we bring together top researchers from across the region. Keynote Speaker Joni L. Rutter, PhD, NCATS Acting Director. Attend sessions on rural health, COVID-19, health services delivery, health equity, development of therapeutics, and community engagement; networking and research poster showcase; and trainee career development panel. View Agenda . Learn more .
Master of Science in Clinical Research – Apply by April 15
The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree program in the Emory Laney Graduate School provides innovative didactic and mentored research training to those interested in pursuing a career in clinical and/or translational research. The MSCR degree is designed for predoctoral (medical students or PhD students, postdoctoral trainees (resident and fellow physicians or PhD postdocs), and junior faculty (physicians, PhD-level scientists).
Emory is seeking a Pediatrics Clinical Trials Manager to manage the financial, regulatory, patient management, and human resources functions associated with conducting clinical trials. If interested, please use (Job Requisition #84107) to apply.
Clinical Trial Readiness for Rare Diseases, Disorders, and Syndromes (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – Due Dates Vary
FOA invites researchers to submit applications for support of clinical projects that address critical needs for clinical trial readiness in rare diseases. Seeks applications that are intended to facilitate rare diseases research by enabling efficient and effective movement of candidate therapeutics or diagnostics towards clinical trials, and to increase their likelihood of success through development and testing of rigorous biomarkers and clinical outcome assessment measures, or by defining the presentation and course of a rare disease to enable the design of upcoming clinical trials.
NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Program – Internal Due March 15
The goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on: research experiences, mentoring activities, curriculum or methods development.
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.
In partnership with the Georgia CTSA, the Emory SOM I3 (Imagine, Innovate, and Impact) Nexus Research Awards will provide seed money to fundamental biological and translational investigators for obtaining sufficient data to ultimately develop external collaborative funding applications, and to investigators who may not otherwise engage in multi- and interdisciplinary research. These awards require interdisciplinary team collaboration.
Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design – Due March 31
Georgia CTSA’s Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD) program is soliciting proposals to support novel methodological research in biostatistics, epidemiology, or health services research to advance clinical and translational research (CTR). Review criteria include quantitative methodological research to fill gaps in CTR, innovation, feasibility, and plans for dissemination and translation of results.
Pediatric Research Alliance Pilots Grants – LOI Due April 15
Children's and Emory offer pilot grants for faculty and centers in the Pediatric Research Alliance. These pilots are designed to stimulate new research projects, build new collaborations, and increase extramural funding for pediatric research. Proposals should be aimed towards generating preliminary data for subsequent extramural grant applications.
* Emergency Awards: RADx -UP - Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on Disparities in COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) – Due May 2
The goal of this RADx -UP FOA is to conduct social, ethical, and behavioral implications search to understand and reduce barriers to COVID-19 testing, as well as COVID-19 disparities that arise from barriers to testing among underserved and vulnerable populations.
* Emergency Award: RADx-UP Community-Engaged Research on Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) – Due May 2
The goals of this FOA are to implement and rigorously evaluate SARS-CoV-2 rapid testing strategies in communities experiencing COVID-19 health disparities. These two-year Rapid Testing Research Projects will evaluate (1) rapid testing interventions to prevent and control COVID-19 transmission among underserved and vulnerable populations and (2) partnership-driven research to implement and evaluate rapid testing and reduce COVID-19 disparities.
The Research Education Component of the Goizueta ADRC in collaboration with the DOM Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council is issuing a special RFA from trainees and junior faculty from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine, who are interested in developing greater experience in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia research. Applicants who are interested in exploring the link between vascular factors and AD/ADRD are encouraged to apply.
Emory Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) Program – Due April 15
The Emory Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree program, in the Laney Graduate School at Emory University, provides innovative didactic and mentored research training to those interested in pursuing a career in clinical and/or translational research. The MSCR degree is designed for predoctoral (medical students or PhD students), postdoctoral trainees (resident and fellow physicians or PhD postdocs), and junior faculty (physicians, PhD-level scientists).
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.
Looking to connect with experts in your field? Join the new Georgia CTSA Match! The platform encourages meaningful networking and collaboration by pairing researchers based on similar interests. These matches will help you to build networking opportunities acting as a catalyst to spur your research forward. Discover more and Join Now!
Emory Entrepreneurship Summit 2022 - February 28, March 1-3, and March 14-15
Calling all Entrepreneurs! The “Pitch the Summit" competition is open to ALL currently enrolled Emory University students - enables entrepreneurially-minded teams to present their ventures for a chance to receive guidance, financial support, and in-kind contributions in order to move the venture forward. This year, teams can win up to $10,000 to build their business, with a total cash prize pool of $25,000!
Join us via Zoom at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for the Go to Market Strategy: A how-to guide for milestone creations. Learn the process of setting commercialization milestones and determining your critical next steps for a “killer” experiment. Our speaker, Brian Walsh, is an industry leader with more than 30 years of experience successfully taking technologies from ideas to the market.
Translational Science 2022 – Chicago – April 20-22
The Association for Clinical and Translational welcomes trainees, educators, researchers, physician scientists, and other health professionals engaged in clinical and translational science. Georgia CTSA Community Engagement Director, Dr. Tabia Akintobi, will be on a leadership panel on April 21 from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM to discuss the state of community engaged clinical research.
NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge for Maternal Health – Due April 22
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering is launching the NIH Technology Accelerator Challenge for Maternal Health. Up to $1 million in cash prizes to spur and reward the development of low-cost, point-of-care molecular, cellular, and/or metabolic sensing and diagnostic technologies to guide rapid clinical decision-making, improve patient outcomes, and ultimately prevent maternal morbidity and mortality.
The All of Us Research Program from the National Institutes of Health is seeking one million or more people from across the U.S. By doing so, it hopes to one day help speed up medical research. People who join will share information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
AI Technologies to Support Individuals Experiencing Cognitive Decline – TODAY
Join us in-person for an interactive workshop! The AI-CARING Institute aims to develop novel artificial intelligence systems to support long term care for individuals experiencing cognitive decline and their care networks. The goal of the workshop is to bring together clinical service providers and computing researchers to identify opportunities for developing technologies that identify changing needs and abilities, promote independence through support for daily activities, and assist in planning and coordination of care.
Join us via Zoom 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM! The goal of this day is to raise awareness and generate positive action for the rare disease community. This year’s theme for Rare Disease Day is “Sharing Your Colors,” highlighting the various different types of rare diseases in the world!
CTSA Visiting Scholar Grand Rounds Lecture – February 28
Join us via Zoom at 12:00 PM to learn more about “Parent and Provider Perspectives on Childhood Vaccine Hesitancy” with Duke Assistant Professor Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, CPH. The CTSA Visiting Scholar program consists of the CTSA Grand Rounds lecture and virtual meetings between KL2 Scholars and faculty at the host institution and their KL2 peers.
Join us via Zoom at 12:00 PM to learn more about “Ischemia with No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease” with Associate Professor Puja K, Mehta, MD, FACC, FAHA and “Renal NMDA Receptors and Hypertension: Sex Differences” with Assistant Professor Cesar Romero MD, PhD.
Emory Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (RCRA) invited you to “Ask RCRA” community forum via Zoom at 11:30 AM. Topics: Research Compliance Roadshow, RCRA Structure, Goals, Priorities, Initiatives, and much more!
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). View Agenda . Learn more .
Join us via Zoom at 12:00 PM to learn more about “Finding the Available Means of Persuasion: Rhetorical Strategies for Writing LOIs and Grant Proposals” with Proposal Development Associate Julie Hawk, Ph.D.
2022 RCMI Consortium National Conference – March 16-18
Join the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Conference via Zoom from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM each day. Following opening remarks by NIMHD Director, Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable, Dr. Joshua C. Denny and Dr. Kenneth R. Gersing will highlight research collaboration and funding opportunities with the NIH All of Us Program and the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C). This year’s theme is Inclusive Excellence, and the scientific sessions and oral and poster presentations will showcase the best science across the RCMI Consortium. Abstracts Due: March 7 via the online form .
Join Georgia CTSA colleagues at Emory University SOM on May 4 for this symposium and networking opportunity where researchers across Georgia will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Submit Abstracts by March 7.
The Atlanta VA Research & Development Service Line will be hosting the first Annual Robert J. Pollet Memorial Symposium in person from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM! Our event will feature a keynote lecture by an internationally recognized VA-funded, physician-scientist; presentations by several prominent Atlanta VA investigators; poster presentations by current investigators, students, and trainees; boxed lunches for registered attendees, and opportunities for discussion and collaboration. Abstracts Due: April 1
Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference – June 3
Join us in-person at the Georgia Aquarium or virtually for the 11th annual conference. The conference will highlight the scope of pediatric research conducted across the US southeast, with emphasis on research from Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine. This year’s conference theme is "Development and Disease: Translating Insights from Genes and Environment to Transform Outcomes." Submit Abstract by April 1.
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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.