Georgia TB Reference Guide App Provides an Invaluable Resource for Clinical Care
Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup
March 24, 2023


Georgia CTSA’s AppHatchery Develops Georgia TB Reference Guide App as an Invaluable Resource for Clinical Care

Developed by Georgia CTSA’s AppHatchery , the Georgia TB Reference Guide app responds to clinicians’ questions about tuberculosis infection, disease, and control. The app contains updated recommendations on the treatment of LTBI and treatment of active TB disease resulting in faster and more effective patient care. Doctors, Nurses, and Public Health Coordinators with patients who have TB can download the app free on the App Store or Google Play .

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Healthcare Innovation Program Investigator-Initiated and Student Seed Grant Award Recipients

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) in partnership with Georgia CTSA is pleased to announce the recipients of investigator-initiated ( Round 128 ) and student ( Round 129 ) seed grants in Healthcare Innovation. The awards support innovative approaches that are consistent with the goals of HIP and address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access.

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Funding (* New Opportunities)

* Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) – Due Dates Vary

ARPA-H’s agency-wide Open-Office Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is seeking funding proposals for research aiming to improve health outcomes across patient populations, communities, diseases, and health conditions. The BAA calls for proposals to outline breakthrough research and technological advancements. Additionally, The ARPA-H Dash is a collaborative online competition open to bold thinkers across health, scientific, and technology communities, as well as the general public, using bracket format and online discussion, debate, and voting to narrow competition submissions during March and April 2023. Cash prizes will be awarded to ideas that reach competition quarterfinals and beyond, as well as the chance for further development with ARPA-H Program Managers.

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Emory SOM Bridge Funding Program – Due Dates Vary

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 is for Emory Department of Medicine applicants only and will be available to investigators based on merit, potential for a renewal of external funding, and availability of SOM funds.

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Investigator-Initiated Project Grants in Healthcare Innovation - LOI Due April 1

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program, with partners including Georgia CTSA, announce seed grants to fund multi-investigator & multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness involving adult and/or pediatric patients. The funding priority for this round will be for proposals that address issues in dealing with pandemics. LOI Due April 1.

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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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Emory SOM I3 (Imagine, Innovate, and Impact) Nexus Research Awards – Due April 25

The I3 Nexus Research Awards will provide seed money to fundamental biological and translational investigators for obtaining sufficient data to ultimately develop external collaborative funding applications, and to investigators who may not otherwise engage in multi- and interdisciplinary research. These awards require interdisciplinary team collaboration, with at least one collaborator outside of the home department/division (within the SOM) who brings a different discipline, expertise, or methodology to the project.

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Emory Imagine, Innovate, and Impact (I³) SOM/Atlanta VA Research Awards - Due June 5

The Dean of the Emory School of Medicine (SOM) and the Assistant Dean for VA Research at the Atlanta VA Medical Center are soliciting proposals that will enhance collaboration among existing VA and Emory scientists. These collaborative awards are intended to spark synergistic interactions among investigators, at least one from Emory SOM and Atlanta VA each.

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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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Certificate Program in Translational Science (CPTS) Request for Applications – Extended: Due May 1

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

QUAL-WORKS Workshops: Registration Now Open – May 2023

QUAL-WORKS offers a series of training workshops on qualitative research: scheduled workshops, individual mentored sessions, and customized workshops. They are valuable for anyone directly involved in conducting qualitative research or those who train research staff, evaluate research contracts, or manage research. Typical participants include public health professionals, university researchers, graduate students, research contractors, government agencies, and non-government organizations. Workshops are held both online and in person at Emory University in the Rollins School of Public Health.

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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

Animal Use: A Conscientious Objection (PDF)
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Innovation & Translation

Georgia Tech’s HomeLab Survey

Georgia Tech’s HomeLab is looking for individuals currently employed in the healthcare field who are willing to take a brief survey (approximately 15-20 minutes). This survey will ask you about your past experiences interpreting diagnostic tests and solicit your feedback on how to make test results easier to interpret in a healthcare environment. To be eligible to participate, you must be currently employed in the healthcare field, aged 18 years or older, and fluent in English. If you have any questions, please email Amanda Peagler .

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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.

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PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease

PD GENEration is a Parkinson’s Foundation initiative that offers genetic testing and genetic counseling at no cost for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). When you participate, you will have the opportunity to improve Parkinson’s research and better manage your Parkinson’s in the future. Sign up today or email for more information.

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SPARX3: Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise Phase 3 Clinical Trial

We are seeking volunteers to participate in a clinical research trial to learn more about the effects of aerobic exercise on people with Parkinson’s disease. Sign up today or email for more information.

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World TB Day Events – March 20-24

The Emory/Georgia TRAC is pleased to host several events for World TB Day 2023, as well as promote events at our fellow centers and institutions. Events and calendars will be updated as we get closer to the week. Contact us if you are interested in having your event promoted.

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Blue Sky Group: Climate Change and Health – March 28

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom from 3:30-5:00 PM for a session on Climate Change and Health. The discussion will be opened by leading researchers in this field. 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 .


Team Science Skill Series: Multiteam Systems – April 14

Join us via Zoom from 12:00-1:00 PM as Marissa Shuffler, PhD, Clemson, leads an interactive workshop on multiteam systems (MTS). This workshop’s goal is to help interdisciplinary researchers understand coordination and teaming dynamics from an MTS perspective, as well as to provide practical guidance and recommendations for interventions that may help to facilitate cross-team functioning and combat common barriers to success. Learn more .


Donna J. Brogan Lecture in Biostatistics – April 20

Join us at 4:00 PM in-person or via Zoom for a lecture on “Personalized Treatment: Sounds heavenly, but where on Earth did they find the right guinea pig for me?” with featured guest speaker Xiao-Li Meng, PhD, professor of statistics at Harvard University. Reception immediately following the lecture.

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Atlanta Workshop for Single-cell Omics (AWSOM) 2023 – April 27-28

Please join us for the 2nd annual Atlanta Workshop for Single-cell Omics (AWSOM) 2023 hosted by Atlanta Single-cell Omics and Analytics Initiative (ASCOmAI). Two-day workshop will highlight talks in areas of bioinformatics/single-cell analytics and experimental applications of single-cell technologies for biological, clinical, and translational research from Emory, Georgia Tech, and MSM.

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9th Annual Health Services Research Day – May 3

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.

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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.


NIDDK Workshop – July 24-25

The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disorders (NIDDK) invites you to attend the workshop, “Optimizing Clinical Trials in Chronic Disease”. This webinar will focus on optimizing clinical trials, focused on improving recruitment, planning, and reviewing available tools from NCATS/CTSA to assist investigators in planning trials. The webinar will include a patient panel, and special attention to the concerns of research coordinators, as well as lessons learned from successful clinical trials in the COVID era. For more information, please email Dr. Kevin Abbott .


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