Georgia CTSA Honored by Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI)
Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup
February 10, 2023


Georgia CTSA Honored by Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI)

Georgia CTSA will be honored at CGHI’s 25th Golden Helix Awards on March 29 for receiving $73.7M to accelerate clinical and translational research in Georgia, including $58.6M from NIH and $15.1M in support from its academic institutions. The awards celebrate the contributions of legislative, academic, corporate and advocacy leaders working to advance the life sciences industry and foster strategic partnerships that can create a healthier world.

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Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Consulting

Georgia CTSA’s BERD program provides free comprehensive biostatistical, epidemiological, and research design support for researchers. Emory: Submit a RAPID Request for a BERD Consult. Georgia Tech: every Monday from 10:30AM-11:30AM in Petit Room #1317. Contact Dr. Mei . MSM: every Friday from 10AM-12PM, virtual statistical consulting clinic via Zoom. Book appointment . UGA: every Tuesday from 11AM-12PM, virtual stat clinic via Zoom. Request a link .

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Call for Speakers

2023 Environmental Justice and Climate Protection Conference - Proposals Due February 24

This conference brings together community leaders, concerned citizens, elected officials, academics, and industry experts. With sessions on environmental justice impacts, translating knowledge into action, and community coalition building, we will discuss, and more importantly, actively brainstorm, what community work can be done right now to move the needle on improving environmental health. We are looking for experts to provide content on any of these topics! Proposals are due Feb 24th and speakers will be notified the first week of March. Learn More .

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Funding (* New Opportunities)

* Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities – Due September 6

Two Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) ( Technologies and Innovations for Healthy Living ) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process, or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing and ultimately eliminating health disparities in one or more NIH-defined populations that experience health disparities. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, and culturally acceptable.

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SOM I3 (Imagine, Innovate, and Impact) Wow! Research Awards – Due March 9

The Dean of the Emory School of Medicine (SOM) is soliciting proposals to promote innovative research. In the current round, grants will be considered for proposals with the potential to make a transformational impact in either fundamental biomedical knowledge or translational impact are being solicited. If successful, the project will provide new ways of thinking about a problem. Particularly creative ideas, even without preliminary data, will be considered provided feasibility is demonstrated. Collaborations are strongly encouraged but not required. Preference given to outside-the-box ideas.

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Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design RFP - Due April 7

Georgia CTSA’s Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design program is soliciting proposals to support novel methodological research in biostatistics, epidemiology, or health services research to advance clinical & translational research. Review criteria include quantitative methodological research to fill gaps, innovation, feasibility, and plans for dissemination and translation. New investigators are encouraged to apply. Meritorious applications from new investigators will be prioritized for funding.

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Atlanta Pediatric Research Alliance Pilots – Due April 14

Pediatric research is thriving and expanding in Atlanta through a unique, multi-institutional initiative. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine, and Georgia Institute of Technology have formed a close partnership that combines the clinical strengths of the institutions and offers pilot grants for faculty and centers in the Pediatric Research Alliance. Proposals should be aimed towards generating preliminary data for subsequent extramural grant applications and involve at least one investigator from Emory DOP or Children’s.

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Atlanta Network for Training in KUH Scientific Research (ATLANTIS) – Now Accepting 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 nonmalignant hematology. 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. Apply now !

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Georgia CTSA TL1 (T32-like) Training Grant Clinical and Translational Research Training - 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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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.

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Frontiers in Environmental Science and Health (FrESH) Training Program – Due May 5

This innovative advanced program will train and mentor promising graduates, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty from predominantly underrepresented communities in sophisticated technologies in Environmental Health Science Research. FrESH offers dynamic training courses that consist of daily lectures from leading experts, active learning sessions, and extended discussions on important and emerging topics followed by hands-on laboratory sessions for a week-long summer course.

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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

Allocating Credit: Who Gets The Credit?
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Innovation & Translation

Bench2Market Talk: Medical Device and IVD Regulatory Overview - February 15

Have you ever wondered what it takes to take a medical technology through the FDA? Regulatory strategy can be complicated, but there are resources to help. Join us via Zoom at 11:30 AM for a discussion on FDA regulatory strategy featuring Sandra Maher, MS, a regulatory affairs professional specializing in medical devices and diagnostics. She worked on the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Initiative for COVID-19. Come ready with questions! View the full Bench2Market Talks schedule here .


47th International GMP Conference – March 6-9

This conference has been co-sponsored by UGA College of Pharmacy and FDA since 1976. The speakers are distinguished leaders in FDA, foreign governments, and industry who will present the latest information on issues related to pharmaceutical quality and manufacturing. Attendees will leave the conference with valuable information and ideas that will facilitate the production of safe, high-quality drugs for consumers.

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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. Register early to save — the early bird rate ends Monday, February 13.

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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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K-Club – February 13

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 PM for a discussion on Promoting Equity for Women in Academic Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach with guest speaker Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil. Gender equity in academic medicine has been a key area of her scholarly focus, a subject to which she brings her perspective as a physician and social scientist to promote evidence-based intervention.


eMPACT Registration Party – February 16

Join us in Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Classroom 276, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM for a Cupcakes & Fruit Registration Party to socially engage with fellow Clinical Research Professionals, register to eMPACT , and celebrate Career Advancement & Empowerment! Register for the event.

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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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Health Disparities Un-Meeting: Sparking Conversation to Enhance Health Equity Research – March 16

Please join the Case Western Reserve University Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative for our virtual Health Disparities Un-Meeting from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This un-meeting will bring together researchers, clinicians, policymakers, public health professionals, healthcare innovators, influencers, and other interested groups to discuss and develop innovative and effective ideas to support and further develop health disparities research through clinical and translational science and beyond.

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9th Annual Health Services Research Day – May 3 (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. View Call for Abstracts . Submit Abstracts by March 6.

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12th Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference - June 9

The 2023 conference will take place at the Georgia Aquarium and 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. Submit abstracts by April 1.


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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