Experience eMPACT - Empowering Purposeful Advancement of Careers and Training in the Research Workforce
Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup
October 14, 2022


Experience eMPACT - Empowering Purposeful Advancement of Careers and Training in the Research Workforce

eMPACT is a new career navigation system specifically created for the clinical research workforce where users can access available jobs and recommended training opportunities based on current job levels and needs. Developed by Georgia CTSA’s Translational Workforce Development program through collaboration with Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and UGA, eMPACT supports career growth of clinical research professionals.

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Blue Sky Group: Aging

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom on December 1 from 12:00-1:30 PM. Discuss burning issues regarding aging, known funding opportunities, and ideas for cross-institutional collaborative research projects. Share your experience, learn from others, enjoy opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and find potential collaborators! Learn more .


Special Workshop

KL2 Application Workshop - October 20 & 27

Register for the free two-session KL2 Application Workshop on October 20 AND 27. Attendees will receive free consultation with Janet Gross, grant writing consultant. The goal of the KL2 Scholars program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, PharmD) committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research.


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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* SOM Corporate and Foundation Funding Opportunities – Due Dates Vary

Five new funding opportunities are available: Advancing Practice and Patient Care Through Residency Expansion, National Glaucoma Research Request for Proposals, Lalor Foundation invites applications for reproductive health programs, Dermatology Foundation invites applications for dermatological research, and 2023 Growth Hormone Research. Should you identify an opportunity of interest, please contact the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to coordinate. NOTE: The Funding Opportunities link is for Emory faculty, researchers, and staff only and can only be accessed through an emory.edu email address.

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Botulinum Toxin Potency Assay using Tissue Chips (BoT PATCh) – Due Dates Vary

This FOA provides support using the STTR and SBIR cooperative agreement mechanisms for the development, regulatory qualification and commercialization of alternative approaches methods (NAMs) that specifically utilizes the neuromuscular junction Tissue Chips (TC) platforms that will replace the LD50 assay (mouse lethality bioassay (MLB) as a potency assay for botulinum toxin. The NIH NCATS and FDA are partners in this FOA and will collaborate and coordinate efforts with award recipients.

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Seed Grants in Healthcare Innovation: Dealing with Pandemics – LOIs due November 1

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) is pleased to announce the nineteenth round of research seed grants in Healthcare Innovation. Seed grants will fund multi-investigator & multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness involving adult and/or pediatric patients. Awards will support innovative approaches that are consistent with the goals of HIP and address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access, which include (but are not limited to): coordination of public health and healthcare systems in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; provider-patient safety; clinical preparedness and communication; health policy and disparities. Proposals that include issues dealing with pandemics are encouraged.

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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.

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award 2023 – Pre-proposals due November 17

On behalf of the Medical Research Program at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) supports physician scientists at the Assistant Professor rank who are conducting clinical research, including research on any disease area, health outcomes, or health services. Register for the webinar on October 5 to learn more and ask questions.

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Long COVID Computational Challenge (L3C) – Due December 15

To complement the National Institutes of Health (NIH) other Long COVID research initiatives, the RADx-Radical (RADx-rad) program at the NIH is launching the Long COVID Computational Challenge (L3C) designed to support creative data-driven solutions that meaningfully advance the current understanding of the risks of developing PASC/Long COVID. Join the challenge to develop, train, and test models to aid in predicting the susceptibility to and likelihood of developing PASC/Long COVID in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Register for the webinar on September 21.

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* Emory University Research Committee: Call for URC Proposals – Due January 17

The University Research Committee (URC) announces the annual Call for Proposals for funding to be used during 2023-2024 in the following categories: URC Regular Award, URC Interdisciplinary Award, URC-Halle Institute Global Research Award (For those conducting research primarily outside of the United States). All regular, full-time Emory faculty, of all ranks, are welcome to apply. Postdocs, Fellows, Adjuncts, Research Track lines in some schools and part-time faculty are not eligible.

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Phlebotomy 101 – 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. The next training is on November 17 & 18. Advanced Registration Required: Register in Register in ELMS (Emory Learning Management System) .

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2023 Emory Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health RFA – Due February 1

The Emory Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health program is a highly selective career development program for junior faculty interested in women's health research and/or sex/gender science. The goal is to train junior faculty, through mentored research and career development experience, to become independent investigators who use novel, interdisciplinary approaches to advance the science of women’s health and sex/gender research. Communicable disease research (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, influenza, HCV/HBV, bacterial and fungal diseases, antimicrobial resistance, etc.) is an area of focus for the Emory BIRCWH program. However, compelling applications outside these areas, but aligned with the BIRCWH research objectives, will also be considered.

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Georgia CTSA KL2-Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars Program – Due February 1

The goal of the KL2 Scholars program is to support and enhance career development for junior faculty (MD, PhD, MD/PhD, PharmD) committed to a career in clinical and/or translational research. Georgia CTSA is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become independent, established, and ethical clinical and/or translational research investigators. Register for free two-session KL2 Application Workshop on October 20 AND 27.

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Georgia CTSA TL1 (T32-like) Training Grant Clinical and Translational Research Training - Predoc Due February 15, Postdoc Due March 15

The TL1 program is focused on providing innovative didactic and mentored research training to individuals interested in careers that encompass clinical and/or translational research. The TL1 program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (medical and PhD students, resident and fellow physicians, PhD postdocs, and PharmD residents). Register for the free TL1 Application Workshop on November 3.

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Research Resources

N3C Real-World Data Highlights

The National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) public health browser provides interactive views of N3C Research Program participant data. These dashboards offer policymakers access to high-value health data and investigators access to a snapshot of the clinical status of COVID as well as a signal for further investigation within the N3C open science Enclave. Explore COVID-19 data from 75 health care institutions with data from 6.53 million COVID+ patients in 49 states. Start browsing .

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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: The Overly Nice Advisor (PDF)
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Innovation & Translation

Emory Innovation Forum – October 26

Hosted from 5-7 PM by the Emory SOM Dean's Office, the Emory Innovation Forum strives to create a culture of open cross-pollination that can lead to exciting collaborations and innovations across numerous departments both within and beyond Emory. This event will highlight unmet clinical needs with emerging technologies followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&A session in which ideas are shared and collaborative partnerships can be identified.

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Translational Science 2023 – April 18-20

Join ACTS in person in Washington, DC for Translational Science 2023, the leading meeting for trainees, junior faculty, and senior scientists in translational science and clinical research. Learn from experts in the field how to innovate translational science for research, explore research from a variety of fields of study, build your professional community, and explore the Nation’s Capital. Poster Proposals due November 14. Scientific Session Proposals due October 24.

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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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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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Revealing Hidden Biology with Spatial Multiomics Using GeoMx and CosMx – October 19

Join us at the HSRB Auditorium or via Zoom from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST for an introduction to NanoString's spatial multiomics systems, GeoMx and CosMx, followed by some exciting presentations by investigators who have generated data using these platforms.

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Health Services Research Seminar Series – October 19

Join us via Zoom or in person in WMB 1109 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST for the Health Services Research Seminar Series: A Human Factors Approach to Strengthening Infection Prevention and Control with guest speaker Joel Mumma, PhD.

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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 full. Non-presenters are welcome to collaborate. Register .

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38th Healthcare Innovation Symposium – October 26

Join us from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST via Zoom for a webinar on Healthcare Disparities – Workforce Issues and Opportunities. The keynote speakers will be Joseph A. Tyndall, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine, and Darrell G. Kirch, MD, President Emeritus, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). This event is free and open to all faculty, staff and students!

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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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Veterans Day Ceremony – November 11

The Emory Veterans Association presents the 14th annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11:00 am on the quad. We’re pleased to have Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Ravi V. Bellamkonda offer introductory remarks and Emory University Hospital Chief Executive Officer Matt Wain as a guest speaker.

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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! Register by November 1.

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Medical Device Regulations Conference – November 15-17

Medical device manufacturers and innovators, regulatory and quality assurance professionals, regulators and academics are invited to attend the 9th Annual UGA/FDA Medical Device Regulations Conference. This conference is co-sponsored by the FDA and UGA’s International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences program. Register by October 12 and save $100.

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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. Register and submit an abstract or for additional conference information. The deadline to submit an abstract is October 24, 2022.

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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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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 GeorgiaCTSA@emory.edu by noon on Thursday. To suggest subscribers or unsubscribe to the listserv please email GeorgiaCTSA@emory.edu .

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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