CCHD PulseOx Screening App Improves Detection of Heart Defects in Newborns
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December 9, 2022


CCHD PulseOx Screening App Improves Detection of Heart Defects in Newborns

Pulse Oximetry Screening is a life-saving test that can detect critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) in newborn babies. Georgia CTSA’s AppHatchery has retooled a smartphone app from Children’s that simplifies the screening process and potentially leads to other important diagnoses. Clinical staff at newborn nurseries and pediatric hospitals across the US can download the CCHD PulseOx Screening app free on the App Store or Google Play .

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Team Science Skill Series: Crash Course on Team Science

The Spring 2023 Team Science Skill Series offers monthly interactive workshops. The first workshop, Crash Course on Team Science, is Friday, January 13 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 120-minute workshop that will cover the basics of team science and follow up by deeper dives in future workshops.

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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

Six new funding opportunities are available! 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 – Due Dates Vary

The Halle Institute is excited to announce the fall cycle of research grants will is now open! 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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Cancer Screening Research Network – Due Dates Vary

The National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Prevention has released three Funding Opportunity Announcements to accept applications to create the Cancer Screening Research Network (CSRN). The CSRN will conduct rigorous, multi-center cancer screening trials and studies to evaluate emerging technologies and strategies for the purpose of cancer screening. Cancer screening provides the opportunity to diagnose cancers and precancerous lesions before symptoms develop. Informational pre-application webinars are being scheduled and will be announced soon.

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Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE) Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant – LOIs due December 16

The Collaborative Institutions Seed Grant Program for Cancer Research through Georgia CORE is a research funding mechanism that provides seed funding for a cancer research project that involves two or more institutions or organizations in the state of Georgia comprised of a lead and a collaborative research entity. For the FY24 grant cycle, all grants related to impacting cancer morbidity or mortality rates in Georgia will be accepted. This grant program is funded through the Georgia Cancer Research Fund which receives funds through taxpayer donations designated on their annual Georgia income tax return.

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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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Georgia CTSA Pilot Grants RFP – LOIs due January 13

Georgia CTSA's Pilot Grants program is soliciting proposals that either generate preliminary data and refine research strategies for subsequent extramural grant applications or develop the best approaches and methodologies to address complex translational and clinical research problems. Preference will be given to proposals conducted across Georgia CTSA partner institutions and proposals with a focus on Health Equity.

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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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Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center Pilot Grant – LOIs due January 18

The NIH funded Emory/Georgia Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) is excited to announce the launch of its inaugural Pilot Grant request for applications for tuberculosis (TB) related research from Early-Stage Investigators (ESI) and investigators new to TB. The purpose of these pilot grants is to stimulate new research ideas, catalyze new research collaborations, provide resources for investigators to generate preliminary data to support external grant submissions, and attract established non-TB investigators to pursue multidisciplinary TB research.

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* Racial Justice and Racial Equity Request for Proposals – Due January 31

This funding opportunity seeks to identify and support research proposals from current, full-time members of the Emory faculty whose research, scholarly efforts, and creative activities address racial justice/racial equity. Research projects with racial justice/racial equity as a central theme should be rigorous, impact-oriented scholarship that will effectively contribute to the goal of eradicating inequities in American society.

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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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Pediatric and Reproductive Environmental Health Scholars Southeastern Environmental Exposures and Disparities (PREHS SEED) Program – Due by February 1

The PREHS-SEED mentored K12 career development program will provide junior clinical faculty from Emory School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine with comprehensive training in pediatric and reproductive environmental health research. Faculty scholars will collaborate with local community partners and the Region 4 PEHSU — a region burdened by systemic racism and increasing climate change-related environmental threats that intensify health disparities. Faculty scholars will conduct research to assess environmental health exposures and disparities to improve health equity and safeguard the health of at-risk women and children in the Southeastern United States.

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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 an Investigator Recruits Himself for a Study (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.

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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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Join us in-person in Egleston Classroom 5 or via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 PM for a seminar on “Informatics Solutions to Patient Safety, Quality, and Medical Education Problems” with Julie Yarahuan, MD.


Team Science Skill Workshop – January 13

Kick off our Team Science Skill Series by joining us via Zoom from 12:00 – 2:00 PM for the first workshop, “Crash Course” on Team Science with Christopher Wiese, PhD.


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! Register Now !

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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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