Georgia CTSA KL2 Scholar Uses Cutting-Edge Techniques to Enhance Precision in Assessing Human Bone Health
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November 18, 2022


Georgia CTSA KL2 Scholar Uses Cutting-Edge Techniques to Enhance Precision in Assessing Human Bone Health

“As a KL2 Scholar , I am expanding my collaborative reach and expertise by working with esteemed researchers in a variety of disciplines across multiple institutions. The KL2 award catalyzes additional opportunities for discovery in my lab, while providing students and trainees with dynamic, hands-on learning experiences,” says Joseph Kindler, PhD, assistant professor, UGA College of Family & Consumer Sciences. “The environment is exceptional.”

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Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants Award Recipients

Georgia CTSA is pleased to announce new awards funded as Pilot Grant recipients in Round #124 SOM I3 Rapid Synergy and Round #125 Georgia CTSA, funded with a gift from James J. and Wanda S. Hills . These I3 awards support preliminary or proof-of-concept data for anticipated external funding opportunities related to Monkeypox. 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?

New NCATS-Authored Publications on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Two recent NCATS-authored publications that may be of interest to you or those at your institutions, especially those engaged in or interested in diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility: Demographic Composition of National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program Principal Investigators, Scholars, and Trainees – view publication , and DEIA is Essential to Advance the Goals of Translational Science: Perspectives from NCATS.

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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 the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation, Plastic Surgery Foundation, American Society of Nephrology, American Lung Association, American Kidney Fund, AO Foundation, Mary kay Ash Foundation, and Keck Foundation. 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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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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* Emory Roybal Center for Dementia Caregiving Mastery Pilot Project Funding – LOIs due December 2

The Emory Roybal Center for Dementia Caregiving Mastery plans to support two or more pilot projects and is specifically focused on the development of interventions to improve and support dementia caregiving mastery. Our pilot project award program will support both junior and senior investigators across the U.S. to conduct NIH Stage I-III intervention research that will strengthen the context-specific role mastery of informal caregivers of persons living with dementia.

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HERCULES Pilot Program RFA – LOIs 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.

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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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* Emory SOM Bridge Funding Program – Due December 15

The Emory School of Medicine (SOM) offers a Bridge Funding Program to assist investigators who have temporarily lost significant federal research funding and to facilitate carefully planned changes in research direction. Bridge funding will be available to investigators based on merit, the potential for a renewal of external funding, and the availability of SOM funds. Applications should be submitted by the investigator’s department chair as an electronic, single pdf, in the order listed below to Nicole Tharp in the Office of the Executive Associate Dean for Research.

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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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I3 Synergy Cores Awards – Due December 15

The Dean of the Emory School of Medicine (SOM) and the Vice President of Research for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) are soliciting proposals to use the Emory Integrated Core Facilities to facilitate innovative research. The inaugural round of the I3 Synergy Cores Awards will provide funding support to utilize the existing services and technologies offered by the nineteen EICF cores (View full list here ) with the goal of generating data for research projects. Faculty members from across the WHSC, including all Schools, Centers, and Institutes are encouraged to apply.

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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

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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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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Biostatistics for Translational Research Course

Emory faculty, postdocs, and PhD students are invited to enroll in CPTR 502 – Biostatistics for Translational Research, a spring semester course that is part of the curriculum in the Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR) in 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 at least one year. This is a semester-long course that meets on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. from January 9 until April 24, 2023. For more information and instructions on how to enroll, contact Rachel Hardison by December 1.

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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: When the Legally Authorized Representative is also the Investigator (PDF)
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Innovation & Translation

Bench2Market Talk: Protecting your Innovation – December 15

Join us from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for a seminar on Intellectual Property (IP) strategy for academic entrepreneurs. Sarah Wilkening, Ph.D., and Rusty Close from Troutman Pepper will cover topics including ownership of IP, what makes an invention patentable, how to evaluate prior art, and what it means to have the freedom to operate in a technology area. We will also be joined by technology transfer representatives from Georgia Tech and Emory during the Q&A session to follow.


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 are due November 14.

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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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Rigor and Reproducibility Webinar: Data Sharing from a Data Sharer's Point of View – TODAY

How should researchers think about sharing data? Join us via Zoom at 3:00 PM for a webinar that will provide some practical guidelines for how to approach new data sharing guidelines and requirements in the design and implementation of a research project. We will review what needs to be shared and how and provide illustrations of using existing data repositories and address issues about identifiable information, and other questions.


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 .

HeRO Special Guest Seminar – December 2

Join us via Zoom from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM for the seminar, “At the Heart of the Matter: Design Solutions for Childhood Cardiovascular Diseases” with Amy Throckmorton, PhD.


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

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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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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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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