Certificate Program in Translational Science (CPTS) Request for Applications - Due April 3
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January 13, 2023


Certificate Program in Translational Science (CPTS) Request for Applications - Due April 3

The Certificate Program in Translational Science (CPTS) is a formal 16-credit Emory Laney Graduate School program for trainees who seek to conduct research at interface between basic and translational science and clinical medicine. The CPTS enhances and transforms translational research training for predoctoral PhD students, postdoctoral fellows (PhD or MD) & junior faculty at Emory, MSM, Georgia Tech & UGA. Register for Jan. 20 Interest Meeting.

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9th Annual Health Services Research Day – Call for Abstracts Due March 6

Join Georgia CTSA colleagues at Emory University School of Medicine on May 3 for the 9th Annual Health Services Research Day symposium and networking opportunity where researchers across Georgia will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities. Oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts. Submit Abstracts by March 6.

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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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* HEAL Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program: Embedded Entrepreneurs for Small Businesses in Pain Management – Due Dates Vary

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to facilitate the transition of previously funded SBIR and STTR Phase II and Phase IIB projects in pain management to the commercialization stage by providing additional assistance for private partnering activities through the Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) program. Specifically, this FOA supports the addition of entrepreneurial expertise into small business leadership teams along with supporting partnering activities to aid in commercialization through private third-party funding or partnership with industry.

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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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Enhancing the Use of the All of Us Research Programs Data – LOIs due January 30

The All of Us Research Program (All of Us) within the Office of the Director (OD) encourages investigators to apply for grant awards that will advance research in high-priority mission areas of the Institutes, Centers, and Offices (ICOs) through two companion FOAs (1) one to use standard methods and approaches to analyze currently available data within the All of Us Research Program’s Researcher Workbench and (2) one to develop new methods, models, and tools and use them to analyze data in the Researcher Workbench. The new tools will be made broadly available to the scientific community. This FOA uses the R03 grant mechanism to support data analysis using standard methods, while the companion FOA uses the R21 grant mechanism for new tool development and application.

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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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Certificate Program in Translational Science: Interest Meeting – January 20

Join us via Zoom on Friday, January 20, from 12:00-1:00 PM to learn more about the Certificate Program in Translational Science, a formal 16-credit Emory Laney Graduate School program for trainees who seek to conduct research at the interface between basic and translational science and clinical medicine. Learn more .

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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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 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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Duke's Population Health Summer Institute – June 15-30

The DPHS Summer Institute offers twelve workshops that will support your research goals. The Summer Institute is for early- to mid-career researchers, professionals working in health care and health services research, trainees, and students who want to learn new methods that will broaden their research expertise. You'll strengthen your foundational knowledge in population health sciences; approach your research from different perspectives; better understand your context; and be more innovative in your proposals, research designs, and data analyses. Early pricing ends February 15.

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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

Participant Recruitment: When an Investigator Recruits Himself for a Study (PDF)
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Innovation & Translation

Bench2Market Talk: Investment and Dilution - January 18

Join this hybrid event via Zoom or in person at Georgia Tech on January 18 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM for an interactive discussion that will review the basics of equity negotiation, fundraising, and dilution for life science start-ups. Our speaker, James Stubbs, PhD, has over 20 years of commercialization experience, executive roles in five medical device start-ups, teaches medical device design at Georgia Tech, and is an active private investor.


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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7th Annual GCDTR Scientific Symposium - TODAY

Join us in Margaret H. Rollins Room (plaza level) at the Emory University R. Randall Rollins Building at the Rollins School of Public Health or via Zoom from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM for discussions on funding research for transforming diabetes translation research to improve health outcomes and equity of all people affected by diabetes featuring keynote speaker Marlon Pragnell, PhD, Vice President, Research & Science of American Diabetes Association. Lunch will be provided.


AiR Seminar – January 17

Join us in ECH Classrooms 5,6, & 7 or via Zoom from 12:30 – 1:30 PM for discussions on “iCLOTS: Open-Source, Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Software for Analyses of Blood Cells in Microfluidic and Microscopy-Based Assays”, featuring Meredith Fay, BS and “Stiff Erythrocyte Subpopulations Biomechanically Induce Endothelial Inflammation in Sickle Cell Disease", featuring Christina Caruso, MD. Lunch will be provided at Egleston.

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Pediatric Research Grand Rounds – January 18

Join us via Zoom at 8:00 AM for a discussion on, “Modeling Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Genetics in Primary Human Hepatocytes” with speaker Ype de Jong, MD, PhD.


Blue Sky Group – RECOVER: Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery - January 19

Join researchers and clinicians from across Georgia CTSA via Zoom on January 19 from 3:30-5:00 PM for a session on RECOVER . This NIH initiative seeks to understand, prevent, and treat PASC including Long COVID. Blue Sky Groups provide a unique opportunity for attendees to drive the agenda and catalyze future collaborations and research opportunities. Share your experience, learn from others, network, and find potential collaborators! Learn more .

CCIV Seminar – January 22

Join us via Zoom from 1:00 – 2:00 PM for a discussion on “Early Life Immune Education” featuring Nitya Jain, PhD.

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K-Club – January 23

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 PM for a discussion on “Best practices in forming and fostering strong mentoring relationships” featuring expert panelists Larry Boise, PhD, Kathy Griendling, PhD, Kimbi Hagen, PhD, and Lisa Thompson, PhD, facilitated by Stacy Heilman, PhD.


Rare Disease Day – February 28

Sponsored by NCATS and NIH Clinical Center, Rare Disease Day at NIH will be held both in-person and virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The event aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect, and NIH collaborations that address scientific challenges and advance research for new treatments. Attendees are asked to register prior to attending in-person or viewing the livestream.

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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. Register Now !

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5th Annual International Football is Medicine Workshop and Conference 2023 – June 7-9

The conference is hosted by Emory RSPH. This scientific conference will bring together expert researchers from around the globe to present and discuss the increasing evidence of recreational football as a tool for the prevention and treatment of various non-communicable diseases. Abstract submissions are due March 1.

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12th Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference - June 9

The conference will highlight the scope of pediatric research conducted across the southeastern US, with emphasis on research from Emory, Children’s, Georgia Tech, and MSM. This conference brings together basic and clinical researchers with pediatricians and healthcare providers to promote the integration of cutting-edge research into clinical practice. This year’s conference theme is Optimizing Health across the Lifespan through Innovation, Discovery, and Equity.


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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