Former Georgia CTSA KL2 Scholar Andrea Sikora, PharmD, MSCR, Receives $1.86M to Use AI to Prevent Adverse Drug Events in ICU
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November 4, 2022


Former Georgia CTSA KL2 Scholar Andrea Sikora, PharmD, MSCR, Receives $1.86M to Use AI to Prevent Adverse Drug Events in ICU

"I have seen Andrea’s rapid growth from a Pharmacy student to a federally funded scientist, which was only possible because of her aptitude with passion for research, hard work, and perseverance. It is an extraordinary achievement for a clinical pharmacist to come this far to receive a training grant and two multi-year federal grants in just five years," says Somanath Shenoy, MSc, PhD, Co-Director, Georgia CTSA TL1 and KL2 Program; Professor and Director, Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy, UGA.

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Call for Abstracts - Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference - Due Monday

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 .

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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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* SOM Corporate and Foundation Funding Opportunities – Due Dates Vary

Twelve new funding opportunities are available from Pfizer, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, American Association for Cancer Research, Bayer, Plastic Surgery Foundation, American Heart Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American College of Gastroenterology, and Gilead. 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 email address. View previously announced funding opportunities here .

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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 Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Program: Community-Led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative (CHESI) – LOI due November 18

The Office of Strategic Coordination – The Common Fund, within the Office of the Director (OD), has issued a research opportunity announcement (ROA) to solicit applications from community organizations in support of the goals of the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Program’s CHESI Initiative. This research opportunity will fund community organizations and support the development, implementation, assessment, and dissemination of community-led, health equity structural interventions, co-created in partnership with research organizations, that intervene upon structural factors that produce and perpetuate health disparities.

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Emory Center for Health in Aging Pilot Program RFP – Due November 21

The Emory Center for Health in Aging is seeking applications that fit the overall mission of identifying and catalyzing creative resources to promote the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual health of older adults and to address the challenges that threaten their health and well-being. Pilots can include basic science, translational studies, and health services research. Cross-disciplinary proposals with investigators from more than one School or Department/Division are encouraged.

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Global Research Funding Opportunities – Opens November 28

The Halle Institute is excited to announce the fall cycle of research grants will open on November 28, 2022, and programs are open to all regular, full-time faculty in all schools and may have single or multiple Emory faculty PI’s and student team members. We are eager to continue to support innovative faculty and student research around the world and look forward to the next round of global projects.

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* Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research: 2023 Pilot and Feasibility Program Cycle – LOIs due November 30

The Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) is a collaboration of Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine, with funding provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and interinstitutional sponsors. GCDTR is seeking pilot grant proposals in the field of diabetes translation research that advances health equity. Pilot proposals are expected to be developed to gather preliminary data to generate subsequent funding. Letters of Intent should be submitted as a single PDF via email . View the application .

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HERCULES Pilot Program RFA – LOI due December 5

The HERCULES Exposome Research Center is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Pilot Project Program. A major focus of HERCULES is to advance the science of the exposome (the comprehensive analysis of environmental exposures over a lifetime); however, the Pilot Project Program supports any research in the environmental health sciences that aligns with the mission of NIEHS . Projects that utilize a HERCULES Core (Environmental Health Data Sciences, Targeted Exposure Analysis, Metabolomics, Clinical/Population Research Services, Community Engagement) and community-engaged research projects are particularly encouraged. Register for the information session on November 7 at noon.

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2023 Call for Levy Award Nominations – Due December 9

The Office of the Provost and the University Research Committee (URC) annually recognizes outstanding contributions to scientific research of two members of the Emory faculty. Nominations, including self-nominations, may be submitted by faculty members from any school or unit of Emory University. Detailed information about the Albert E. Levy Award may be found on the URC website .

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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.

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* Biolocity Funding Opportunity – Meeting Deadline December 16

Biolocity is a multi-institutional program at Emory University and Georgia Tech that provides education, funding, and commercialization support to early-stage biomedical technologies. Technology teams selected for funding receive business mentorship and project management support for their commercialization milestones. To apply, schedule a technology meeting with the Biolocity team by completing our online meeting request form .  This meeting is an opportunity for PIs to describe their technology, its development stage, and the problem it solves. If selected to move forward, the pre-proposal is due by January 3, 2023.
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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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Raising a Resilient Scientist Series – Starting November 9

The NIH OITE is pleased to offer the Raising a Resilient Scientist series for faculty, staff scientists, and administrators who mentor students and postdoctoral fellows in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences. The goal is to promote the mental health and well-being of the academic research community by supporting faculty and administrators to develop self-management, relationship management, and mentoring skills. There will be five units in the series that start on November 9th. There is no charge for participation, but advanced registration is required.

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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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Atlanta Network for Training In KUH Scientific Research (ATLANTIS) - Rolling Applications

The ATLANTIS Program is currently accepting applications from pre- and postdoctoral trainees from Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the Georgia Institute of Technology engaged in research related or relevant to nephrology, urology, and non-malignant hematology. ATLANTIS provides funds for trainee costs plus access to valuable professional development programming and active networking opportunities. Trainees pursuing basic laboratory, clinical, translational, informatics, and outcomes research projects are all eligible for funding consideration. The ATLANTIS program will provide successful applicants with 2 years of research training support.

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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

A two-part KL2 Application Workshop was held on October 20 and 27, 2022. These sessions were recorded and are now posted on the Georgia CTSA KL2 website . 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 translational research (CTR) and clinical and translational science (CTS). Georgia CTSA is committed to assisting junior faculty at partner institutions to become independent, established, and ethical CTR and CTS investigators.

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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).

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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

Participant Recruitment: We're Not Recruiting Enough Participants! (PDF)
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Innovation & Translation

Bench2Market Talk: Journeys through the Trenches – November 9

Thinking about spinning your technology out of the lab? First-time academic entrepreneurs can be daunted by the dual pressures of starting a company while maintaining their research and teaching responsibilities – but you're not alone! Join us in person for a panel discussion with Emory University and Georgia Tech faculty and alumni entrepreneurs sharing their commercialization journey. Learn about their experiences and how they overcame barriers to bring their innovations out of academia and into the marketplace. We will also reserve time for networking with our panelists after the discussion. Event details can be found here as they become available.


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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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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CORPH Seminar – November 11

Join us in Egleston Classroom 5 or via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for a discussion on “Structural Determinants of Racial Health Inequity: Perspectives from Social Demography” with Heeju Sohn, PhD. View flyer .


Georgia CTSA and K-Club Scientific Communications Seminar – November 14

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for a seminar on, “How the CDC would, in a perfect world, communicate to the public during a pandemic” with guest speaker Randy Olson, PhD.


CCVI Special Seminar – November 14

Join us in HSRB Auditorium from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM for a discussion on “Cognitive Impairment After Severe Malaria: What causes it and can we prevent it?” with Chandy John, MD, MS.


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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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 today.

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Blue Sky Group: Aging - December 1

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom 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 .

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.

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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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Health Services Research Day – May 3

Join us in Emory School of Medicine for a symposium featuring guest speaker Ruth Shim, MD, MPH, and networking opportunity where researchers across Georgia will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities. Health services research examines access to health care, how it is organized and delivered, costs, and outcomes. Learn more .

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