Call for Abstracts - Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference
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September 2, 2022


Call for Abstracts - Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference

The Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference , March 1-3 at Callaway Resort and Gardens, brings together cross-disciplinary researchers from across the southeast region to present the best new health-related preclinical, clinical, implementation, and population-based research and build collaborative relationships. Researchers working across the southeast are invited to submit an abstract. Read Call for Abstracts . Abstracts due Monday, November 7.

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Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants Award Recipients

Georgia CTSA is pleased to announce the Pilot Grants recipients in round #120, Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD). The Pilot Grants program is a catalyst and vehicle for the transformation of clinical and translational science in Georgia.

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Did You Know?

Georgia CTSA Research Education Faculty Member Recognized as Young Leader in Diabetes Epidemiology

The International Diabetes Epidemiology Group (IDEG) has announced that Jessica Harding, PhD, will be the 2022 recipient of the Harry Keen Memorial Award, which recognizes young leaders in diabetes epidemiology. Dr. Harding will travel to IDEG’s 2022 meeting in Portugal, December 2-5, to accept the award and present an honorary lecture. Dr. Harding's rising status as an early-stage investigator contributed to her visibility for the award, and was exemplified by her recent receipt of the 2022 Emory Health Services Research Center Pilot Grant to study gender disparities in access to transplants.

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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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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

Grant Wise

Would you like an experienced grant writer to help provide guidance for your grant? The Georgia CTSA Grant Wise service offers the opportunity for one-on-one feedback from experienced senior faculty on grant writing. Receive support with developing a timeline, reviewing specific aims, writing/editing the text, and responding to reviewers. Grant Wise is available to faculty of institutions within the Georgia CTSA - Emory, Georgia Tech, MSM, & UGA.

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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

Mentoring: Research Misconduct at the High School Level (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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AiR Seminar – September 6

Join us via Zoom or in Egleston Classrooms 5-7 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm for a seminar on "In Vitro and In Vivo Microglia-based Systems to Study Pain in Sickle Cell Disease” with Yankai Zhang, PhD & “Optimization of an Adherent Microfluidic Device for Use in Sickle Cell Disease” with Erica Evans, BS.

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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 .


K-Club – September 12

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm for a seminar on “Best practices for partnering with a biostatistician in your research” with guest presenter Scott Gillespie, MS, MSPH.


GENI Seminar – September 13

Join us via Zoom or in HSRB Auditorium from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for a seminar on “Childhood and Adolescence Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Risks: Tracking the Origins of Disparities” with guest presenter Liliana Aguayo, PhD, MPH.


CFAR-HBCU Virtual Introductory Session – September 13

Are you an HIV investigator at an ATL-area HBCU or Emory University faculty who’d like to build research collaborations? RSVP for this Virtual Info Session at 11:00 am to learn more about the EmoryCFAR-HBCU Collaborative Award for Research Exchange program!


Egleston Grand Rounds – September 14

Join us via Zoom or in Egleston Classrooms 3-7 at 8:00 am for a seminar on “Integrating Observations from Cohort Studies and Organoid Models to Advance Personalized Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapies” with guest presenter Lee A. (Ted) Denson, MD.


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.


GLUE Webinar – September 19

Join us via Zoom at 12:00 pm for a session on “Bringing Engineers & Clinicians Together to Explore Microchip Applications in Healthcare”. Attend this session to learn about new technologies being developed by engineers, including Dr. Farrokh Ayazi and Dr. Hong Yeo, and join in a discussion regarding potential clinical applications applicable to a wide variety of disciplines including cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology, nephrology, urology, and ENT.


Emerging Technologies in the Medical Device Industry – September 23

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST for the Regulatory Science Symposium: Emerging Technologies in the Medical Device Industry.

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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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Mentoring Up: Resources for Success in Research Integrity – October 26 & 27

Supportive mentoring is critical in ensuring a positive climate which fosters diversity, integrity, and robust research. The Big Ten Academic Alliance Responsible Conduct of Research Collaborative (BTAA-RCR Collaborative) invites you to participate in a free two-day virtual conference providing insights into beneficial mentoring to support the needs of mentors, mentees, and research institutions.

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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 (Abstracts Due: November 7)

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! Researchers working across the southeast are invited to submit an abstract by November 7. Read Call for Abstracts .

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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.

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