Call for Consultants: Georgia CTSA Grant Wise
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August 26, 2022


Call for Consultants: Georgia CTSA Grant Wise

Are you an experienced grant writer with a desire to mentor junior faculty? If you have experience in writing grants and enjoy mentoring, we need you! The Georgia CTSA Grant Wise service offers the opportunity for one-on-one feedback from experienced senior faculty on grant writing. We are seeking experienced faculty to serve as volunteer mentors. Volunteers will be asked to assist with no more than one grant each year. Learn more .


Georgia CTSA Investigator Dr. Suresh Ramalingam in the News as PI on Study Led by Winship

A study led by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University offers new insight into what causes resistance to the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) medication osimertinib that may prove valuable in developing more effective NSCLC therapies. Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD, is the Executive Director at Winship and leads the growth and development of cancer research, clinical care, and education.

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NCATS Director’s Corner

New Treatments Twice as Fast

In the August 17, 2022, NCATS Director’s Corner, NCATS Acting Director Joni Rutter, PhD, noted how NCATS’ efforts through the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) , Biomedical Data Translator , the CTSA Program , and more are overcoming long-standing crimps in translation and can help deliver treatments twice as fast over the next decade.

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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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Coming Soon: NIH RADx® Tech for Maternal Health Challenge – Due November 1

The National Institutes of Health will soon launch the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Technology (RADx® Tech) for Maternal Health Challenge, a competition offering up to $8 million in cash prizes to accelerate the development of technologies to improve maternal health outcomes for those who live in areas lacking access to maternity care. The challenge will prioritize home-based or point-of-care diagnostic devices, wearables, and other remote sensing technologies to extend care and improve health outcomes during the postpartum period. The challenge will launch on September 1, 2022.

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Corporate and Foundation Funding Opportunities – Due Dates Vary

Five new funding opportunities from Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, Gilead, Thrasher Research Fund, and National Ataxia Foundation. 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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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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I3 RAPID-Synergy Awards-Advancing Research to Address the Emerging Pox Virus – Due September 8

In light of the current Monkeypox outbreak, Emory SOM and Woodruff Health Sciences Center are collaborating on a special grant cycle. This RFP for Emory faculty will support preliminary or proof-of-concept data in preparation for external funding related to Monkeypox. Proposals must demonstrate immediacy and feasibility to execute in less than one year and have strong potential for external funding potential for a collaborative proposal.

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* American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Program – LOIs due September 9

The goal of the ACS IRG award is to provide the institution with funds to support the early development of junior faculty in their independent cancer research careers. The Winship ACS-IRG pilot grant program is currently soliciting innovative pilot projects in clinical, basic, or translational cancer-related research that offers significant potential for reducing the incidence, mortality, and morbidity of cancer and/or improving the quality of life.

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* Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory – Abstracts due September 12

The CDC-funded Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE) is seeking proposals for 4 core research projects that would be funded through its 5-year competitive renewal. Projects will run for either 2 or 3 years (from either 2024-2026 or 2026-2029). To promote equity and transparency in the selection process, we are soliciting abstracts from investigators interested in leading one of these 4 core research projects.

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* Corporate and Foundation Funding Opportunities – Due September 21

Two new funding opportunities are available: Treatment Optimization in ALK-positive Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Immunotherapy in High-risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer. 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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Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants Program: Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 or Long COVID – Due October 3

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 – LOIs 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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I3 Venture Research Awards – Due October 4

Emory SOM is soliciting innovative research proposals to catalyze promising early-stage concepts with commercial potential that do not yet qualify for funding from external sources. Grants will be considered for proposals from Emory faculty with potential to shape, de-risk, or scale up a potential new drug or technology in medicine (diagnostic, therapeutic, device or software) in less than one year. If successful, the proposal would ready the project for the next stage of translation (not necessarily to market readiness). Particularly creative ideas, even without preliminary data, will be considered provided compelling impact, feasibility and commercial potential is demonstrated.

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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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Phlebotomy 101 Training – November 17 & 18

GCRCs 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 led by GCRC nurses. Open to Emory University, Emory Healthcare, and Georgia CTSA employees at MSM and UGA. Register in ELMS (Emory Learning Management System) .

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Research Resources

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

Mentoring: Let's Not Mention That in the Report (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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Bioinformatics Training Seminar – September 6

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm for a "Getting Started in Bioinformatics Data Analysis" seminar. This seminar is a high-level overview for clinicians, researchers, and scientists on analytical workflow for high-throughput data, including genome-wide association study (GWAS), gene expression, DNA methylation, microbiome, and single-cell RNA-seq.

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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 .


Translational Training Symposium – September 14 - 16

Join the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Partner Network (UAB Hub; Partners in AL, MS, LA) at the Battle House Hotel in Mobile, AL. The symposium convenes predoctoral, postdoctoral, and early career scholars for experiential training and career development sessions on translational and design thinking, grant writing, clinical trials, community engagement, funding opportunities, and more.

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Team Sciences Skill Series: Crash Course on Team Science – September 16

The Team Science Skill Series offers interactive workshops biannually. The first workshop, Crash Course on Team Science, is Friday, September 16 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM via Zoom. This workshop aims to develop the skills necessary to build and maintain your research team by leveraging existing teams’ research. Register now for this workshop that will cover the basics of team science and follow up by deeper dives via past workshops featured online.


CGHI Innovation Summit – October 11

Call for presenters and poster abstracts: Apply to present by September 15. For more than 20 years, Georgia Bio has presented Georgia's premier bioscience and medtech conference welcoming 500+ CEOs, senior executives, scientists and public policy officials from Georgia and across the nation. Join us at Mercedes Benz Stadium as we showcase Georgia’s leadership in innovation, from basic research to manufacturing, to improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment.

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International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) Conference – October 17 - 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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Speed Networking: AI Health – October 20

Join faculty across Georgia CTSA for an energetic and dynamic virtual networking session from 4:00 – 6:00 PM via Zoom! Emory SOM Dean Sukhatme will emcee as attendees present their research in 3 minutes with goal of seeking new collaborators. Featured Speaker is Anant Madabhushi , PhD, a global leader in developing AI to improve outcomes for individuals with cancer and other diseases. Presenter slots are limited, so register early. Non-presenters are welcome to collaborate.

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2022 Emory Integrated Core Facilities Core Day - November 15

Join us in person in Convocation Hall at Emory University from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM for Core Day 2022 – core science talks, poster sessions, keynote speakers, and more will be in store!

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How to Incorporate Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) in Your Research – December 7

Join us via Zoom from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for the 3rd Annual Workshop on How to Incorporate Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) in Your Research with Carolyn Mazure, PhD.

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2023 Southeast Regional Clinical & Translational Science Conference – March 1 - 3

Mark your calendar and plan to join us in 2023 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!

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