Georgia CTSA Investigator Co-Authors JAMA Viewpoint on Monkeypox Outbreak
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July 28, 2022


Georgia CTSA Investigator Co-Authors JAMA Viewpoint on Monkeypox Outbreak

In a recent JAMA Viewpoint article , Georgia CTSA investigator Carlos del Rio , MD, and his co-authors concluded, “Control of this growing international outbreak will require careful coordination among public health officials, clinicians, and the community to disseminate information, obtain appropriate diagnostic testing, implement contact tracing, and ensure that affected individuals and their contacts have access to medical care.”

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Latest Research Using National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data

Through N3C, NCATS and its researchers study health data to speed COVID-19 research and treatments. Visit the N3C in Action page to find out more about the latest research. The N3C is a partnership among CTSA Program hubs including Georgia CTSA, the National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) and NIGMS‑supported Institutional Development Award Networks for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA‑CTR), with overall stewardship by NCATS.

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Did You Know?

Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) Director Accepted Into Academic Medicine Leadership Program

GCRCs Director Colleen Kraft, MD, MSc, professor of pathology and infectious diseases, Emory has been accepted into the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. ELAM is a core program of Drexel University College of Medicine. It continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation’s first women’s medical school and a predecessor of today’s Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Call for Papers

JCTS Special Issue

Submit papers for a special themed issue of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, which will focus on the use of diverse sources of Real-World Data (RWD) and Real-World Evidence (RWE) to Advance Translational Science. The goal is to assemble a set of manuscripts that highlight the translation of RWD from a range of sources into RWE that can enhance the full translational science continuum, ultimately improving the development, approval, adoption, and use of safe and effective medical products.

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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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Basket Clinical Trials of Drugs Targeting Shared Molecular Etiologies in Multiple Rare Diseases (U44 Clinical Trial Required) – Due Dates Vary

The purpose of this FOA is to provide support for basket clinical trials of drugs targeting shared molecular etiologies in more than one rare disease, and in the process to identify and overcome challenges in adapting the oncology basket trial model to rare diseases. NCATS will give priority to projects involving clinical investigators who are part of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), and which focus on diseases under study in the RDCRN. See the website for additional information.

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Corporate and Foundation Funding Opportunities – Due Dates Vary

Four new Pfizer funding opportunities: Knowledge Gaps in Treatment of Acute COVID-19 and Management of Post-COVID Conditions in Outpatient Settings, Advancing Management and Care in Atrial Fibrillation and Venous Thromboembolism, Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma, and Addressing Knowledge Gaps in Aplastic Anemia. Please contact Gayathri Srinivasan if you have any questions, concerns or would like to pursue any of these opportunities further. NOTE: The Funding Opportunities link is for Emory faculty, researchers, and staff only and can only be accessed through an email address.

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Pilot Projects Investigating Understudied Proteins Associated with Rare Diseases (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – Due Dates Vary

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for pilot projects to elucidate a role for understudied proteins associated with rare diseases and provide applicants with sufficient funding to perform basic biochemical and/or biological work to further the characterization of understudied proteins associated with a rare disease. A list of eligible proteins is provided and are members of druggable protein families that have a known association with a rare disease.

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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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* Limited Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research at the Intersection of HIV and Monkeypox – Due August 15

The Emory CFAR invites you to apply for a one-year pilot award for a research project that addresses the intersection of HIV and the monkeypox virus. Proposals must focus on monkeypox prevention, treatment, care, and/or vaccines in one or both of the following priority populations: people living with HIV and/or people at increased risk for HIV who are currently on or actively seeking to be on PrEP. Applicants must be current Emory University or Morehouse School of Medicine faculty who meet the eligibility criteria in the attached NOSI. Contact Galina Terbova with questions.

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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Projects (RMIP) – LOIs Due September 2

NIH participating Institutes and Centers, in coordination with FDA support RMIP, which aims to explore and enable the development of safe and effective regenerative medicine (RM) interventions using adult stem cells. Three new RMIP funding opportunities are available.

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Innovative Technologies for Research on Climate Change and Human Health Small Business Technology Transfer (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Optional) – Due September 5

This funding opportunity announcement prioritizes reducing the health threats posed by climate change across the lifespan, improving the health of people who are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts; and building health resilience among individuals, communities, and nations around the world.

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Innovative Technologies for Research on Climate Change and Human Health (R43/R44 Small Business Innovation Research (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional) – Due September 5

This funding opportunity announcement prioritizes reducing the health threats posed by climate change across the lifespan, improving the health of people who are disproportionately affected by climate change impacts; and building health resilience among individuals, communities, and nations around the world.

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Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants Program: Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 or Long COVID – Due September 15

Emory has received a commitment from a donor to support seed grants for studies of Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) or Long COVID. We are soliciting proposals that generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications. Studies can involve basic, translational, or clinical studies of any aspect of PASC or Long COVID.

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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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* Social Justice and the Socially Engaged Arts Funding Program – Due October 15

Emory University Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a new research funding program in the broad areas of social justice and the socially engaged arts. This opportunity, open to full-time faculty of any rank from all of Emory, seeks proposals of compelling new ideas for research or scholarly works. Proposals can address work that aligns with a single topic area or work that integrates efforts across multiple areas and must include a clear plan for using these seed funds to create a (mostly) self-sustaining signature initiative at Emory.

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Free Online Trainings for Clinical Research Professionals

Georgia CTSA and the University of Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) have created an Online Course Catalog with a free course and program offerings available to clinical research professionals. Participants earn a certificate or badge with contact hours (continuing education – CE) from an accredited provider upon completion of a course or a program (series of courses). Contact hours can be used to meet requirements for CRP certification renewal. The newest program, “Innovation to Translation: Role of Genomics in Medical Product Development,” is now available online. Select a course/program that interests you and click on the blue “Enroll” button.

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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

Research Ride Podcast

The Department of Medicine’s Strategic Advisory Research Team (StART) is excited to announce the launch of its new DOM Research Ride podcast! The podcast highlights our department’s brilliant and passionate researchers and their cross-cutting research programs. Listen to the first episode featuring Nadine Rouphael, MD discussing her journey with Emory’s Hope Clinic and its involvement in the development of the COVID-19 vaccines and the future of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Content Experts

Calling all content experts from Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia! Are you an expert in providing feedback, managing a team, grant writing, manuscript development, people management, or other academic skills? Then we want you! Share your expertise virtually with TEAMS Learning Communities and commit to at least one Learning Community meeting per year if asked.

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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

Intellectual Property: The Tyrannical Principal Investigator (PDF)
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Innovation & Translation

Emory SOM Innovation Forum

Emory SOM is planning an innovation forum for the fall with the goal of creating a culture of open cross-pollination that could lead to exciting collaborations and innovations. The initial pilot forum will focus on the topic of medical devices and include speakers from Emory and Georgia Tech. Guest speakers from Emory SOM will present an unmet medical need and/or clinical challenge and a Georgia Tech speaker will share an emerging technology with the potential for clinical application. Presentations will be followed by a discussion session in which ideas are shared and collaborative partnerships can be developed. Are you a clinician with an unmet clinical need or challenge who would like to present at an upcoming forum? Do you know of other potential speakers? Contact Allie Crouch .



RADx COVID-19 Research Testing Site at Executive Park

Emory, Georgia Tech, and Children’s are working with NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program to evaluate and bring more COVID tests to market and recently opened a new COVID testing site at 59 Executive Park South NE. Symptomatic individuals who agree to participate in the research will receive a $50 gift card and no cost PCR COVID test. Learn more .


RECOVER: Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery

Help us better understand the long-term effects of COVID-19! If you or someone in your family recently had COVID, or are feeling the long-term effects of COVID, you might be able to help us understand more about it and how to treat it. Those who have not had COVID are also encouraged to participate.

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AiR Forum – August 2

Join us via Zoom from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM to learn more about “Hematopoietic Regeneration Governed by Cell State and Fate” with Hojun Li, MD, PhD.


HeRO Special Guest Seminar – August 5

Join us via Zoom from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM to learn more about "Predicting Thrombus Formation and Embolization with Cardiovascular Devices" with Keefe Manning, PhD.


Supporting Translational Research through the NIH Small Business Programs - August 26

Experienced NIH staff involved in the small business program from NIAID, NCI, and NHLBI will present the insiders’ perspective about how to successfully pursue SBIR and STTR funding and address questions. This webinar at 10 AM ET will be moderated by Mike Cassidy, Director of Emory Biomedical Catalyst.


Blue Sky Group: The Intersection of Technology and Mental Health – September 7

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom on September 7 at 12:00-1:30 PM. Discuss how gold-standard practices in your area of expertise can be supported/streamlined/improved by technology, how technology can help bridge the disparities gap, known funding opportunities, and ideas for cross-institutional collaborative research projects. Learn more .


International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) Conference – October 17 to 19

The IACRN annual conference offers clinical research nurses (CRNs) the opportunity to build on current knowledge, share personal experience, and network with national and international CRN colleagues while addressing the educational needs of the CRN. The dynamic and complex global landscape of clinical research has an impact on the professional development activities for CRNs. The 2022 conference will focus on advancement in clinical research nursing through cultivating and building the specialty practice.

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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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