Children’s Joins Forces with Georgia CTSA’s AppHatchery to Develop Nurse-Patient Communicator App
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Weekly eRoundup
June 3, 2022


Children’s Joins Forces with Georgia CTSA’s AppHatchery to Develop Nurse-Patient Communicator App

Currently, children with limited English proficiency (LEP) use a Communications Board and point to the need they are trying to communicate. The AppHatchery consulting and development service is helping Children’s improve care for LEP patients by creating a mobile app that combines visual icons and words for point-of-care bedside tasks with audio cues. Patients can hear words for the task in their language, see a picture, and read a description.

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Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) Offer Contact Hours for Phlebotomy Training

GCRCs now offer 13.8 contact hours for completing Phlebotomy 101 Training, an introductory training to venipuncture. The two-day classroom and clinical, hands-on training teaches venipuncture. This course is offered to research coordinators and is led by GCRC nurses. Open to Emory University, Emory Healthcare, and Georgia CTSA employees at Morehouse School of Medicine and the University of Georgia. The next training is June 23-24.

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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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* Children’s Environmental Health Research Translation – Due Dates Vary

The Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combating Environmental Racism (CHARTER) announces Pilot Program. A major focus of CHARTER is to develop effective strategies to translate research findings of importance to children’s environmental health to relevant stakeholders in the community, academia and among healthcare providers. All applications must focus on the role of the environment in children’s health. Visit website to learn about three distinct pilot program opportunities.

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NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) – Internal Due June 17

The NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports exceptional junior investigators who wish to pursue independent research soon after completion of their terminal doctoral degree or post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. Applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research.

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Myovant Sciences-Pfizer Optimizing Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) in Advanced Prostate Cancer – Due June 30

The Myovant Sciences-Pfizer Alliance supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with our joint medical and/or scientific strategies.

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Pfizer Global Medical Grants Growth Hormone Research – Due June 30

This funding opportunity announcement provides support to projects focusing on growth hormone research. Research projects submitted may include diagnostics, early treatment, new treatment paradigms, clinical outcomes, quality of life, patient-reported outcomes, and medication adherence research including innovative methods to evaluate levels of adherence of growth hormone treatment and translational or clinical research.

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Pfizer Global Medical Grants Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship – Due June 30

This funding opportunity announcement provides support to institutions with fellowship programs for pediatric endocrinologists that have a strong focus on clinical practice, research, and education to further the understanding of short stature/growth failure.

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Searle Scholars Program Internal Competition FY2023 – Internal Due July 1

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to select universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. This program supports the independent research of outstanding early-career scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment.

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American Society of Radiation Oncology, Myovant Sciences and Pfizer ASTRO-Myovant Sciences-Pfizer Alliance New Combination Therapy Challenge – Due July 18

This funding opportunity announcement provides support to catalyze new collaborative research opportunities and to facilitate radiation oncology leadership in scientific discovery with the Myovant Sciences-Pfizer Alliance in the space of multimodality combination therapy.

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Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) GCMI Research Awards – Due July 20

Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) collaborative awards are intended to spark synergistic interactions among investigators from Emory SOM with GCMI. Proposals are intended to improve patient care by more effectively and efficiently developing and commercializing devices and products through preclinical and product development services including, but not limited to, Phase 0/early-stage feasibility assessments, design and development, clinical trial support, and proof-of-concept/feasibility preclinical testing.

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CFAR-HBCU Collaborative Award for Research Exchange Program – LOI Due October 3

Are you an early-stage HIV investigator or independent investigator who is new to HIV research at an Atlanta-area HBCU? The Emory CFAR invites you to apply for a one-year pilot award of up to $50K for research projects that aim to advance HIV prevention, treatment, care, and/or cure strategies.

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Fundamentals of Epidemiology Course - August 29 to December 5

Faculty and postdocs are welcome to enroll in a fall semester course that is part of the curriculum in the Certificate Program in Translational Research at the Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but faculty and postdocs at Emory may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship if employed for at least one year. This is a semester-long course that meets on Mondays from 3:10 PM -5:00 PM from August 29 until December 5, 2022. For more information and instructions on how to enroll, contact Rachel Hardison .


Course in Advanced Data Management in R - August 30 to December 6

Faculty and postdocs are welcome to enroll in a fall semester course that is part of the curriculum in the Master of Science in Clinical Research degree program at the Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but Emory faculty and postdocs may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship which would cover tuition for the course. This is a semester-long course that meets on Tuesdays, from 3:10 PM to 5:00 PM from August 30 until December 6, 2022. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in a basic statistics course covering at least linear regression (BIOS/MSCR 500 or equivalent). Contact Cheryl Sroka .


Research Resources

TEAMS Call for Mentors

Calling all mentors! Are you from Emory, MSM, UGA, or Georgia Tech? The Georgia CTSA TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring in Science) Program provides faculty, postdocs, and clinical fellows from our member institutions the opportunity to develop professional skills in the areas of translational and clinical research, with special emphasis on multidisciplinary teams. This innovative, cohort-based model takes a three-pillared approach to mentoring and includes learning communities, 1:1 mentoring, as well as training, and resources.

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Georgia CTSA Match

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!

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Georgia CTSA Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Healthcare Inequities: Concierge Medicine: Ethically Concerning or a Better Care Model? (PDF)

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Innovation & Translation

Georgia Tech BME Capstone Design Fall 2022 – Due July 15

What's the answer to your "I wish I had..." or, "What if we could...?" when it comes to your ideas for enhancing patient care through novel medical device technology? What if you could partner alongside and advise a Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering (BME) team to investigate and design a patentable solution for that idea in just 16 weeks? BME Capstone is seeking project proposals for the Fall 2022 semester. Capstone teams work over 500 hours per project to ideate, design, and prototype real solutions that address unmet clinical needs.

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Community Grant Writing Academy Training for Community-Based Organizations – June 9 and 10

Do you wish to develop or sharpen your grant writing skills? Here is an opportunity for you! Join us for free interactive virtual training in the grant writing process. Learn the elements of what makes a successful grant application. We will discuss ways to collaborate with academic partners and how to improve the outcome of your projects. Topics will be presented over two half-day sessions.

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Maternal Health Equity Focus Groups

Your voice is needed! The Center for Maternal Health and Georgia IMPROVE are conducting a study to learn about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental and physical health of pregnant and postpartum Black & Latinx women. If you have any questions, please email Brittney Newton .



Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference – TODAY

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."

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Pediatric Enrichment Series – June 7

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM! Come hear Kevin Maher, MD, and Leanne West discuss the relationship between Children’s, Georgia Tech, and Emory University, and opportunities to partner in this complex and collaborative working environment.

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HeRO Faculty Candidate Seminar – June 8

Join us in person or via Zoom at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM to learn more about “Intrinsic & Extrinsic Cardiometabolic Mechanisms Mediating Sudden Death in Humans” with Kedar Aras, PhD.


2022 NCATS Rapid Response Workshop & Un-Meeting – June 8 and 9

Register now for the upcoming two-day event, “Making Real-World Data and Real-World Evidence a Reality for Translational Science Virtual Workshop and Un-Meeting,” happening from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST each day. This Rapid Response Un-Meeting hopes to address how you can leverage the CTSA Program Consortium to continue incorporating and innovating with real-world data and evidence to improve human health!

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Pediatric Resident Research Day – June 16

Join us in person at the Health Sciences Research Building from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM for oral and poster sessions from Emory Pediatric Residents!

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