eMPACT Career Navigation Webinar and Drawing for (4) $500 Development Support Funds
Georgia CTSA
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April 14, 2023


eMPACT Career Navigation Webinar and Drawing for (4) $500 Development Support Funds

Join us April 27 from 1-2:00 PM to learn how to maximize the benefits of using eMPACT . eMPACT (Empowering Purposeful Advancement of Careers and Training in the Research Workforce) is a career navigation system that promotes purposeful training & career advancement of Clinical Translational Research workforce by connecting training & employment opportunities with career goals. Prerequisite: Register for eMPACT & complete your profile. View flyer .

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Call for Mentees: Georgia CTSA TEAMS Program

Calling all mentees from Emory, MSM, UGA & Georgia Tech! Georgia CTSA TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring in Science) provides 1:1 and group mentoring for junior-level faculty, post-doc or clinical fellows doing research in public health, clinical & translational science, implementation science, community engagement, health equity & more. Expand your network across Georgia CTSA. Apply Now : Create CTSA Match account & then select Fellow.

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Special Survey

Grant Needs Assessment – Due April 24

Interested in learning more about extramural funding? Your input matters! Georgia CTSA seeks to understand how we can best help support researchers who are interested in acquiring extramural funding. Below is the link to a brief 5-minute survey to gauge interest in programming related to obtaining extramural funding. The results will be used to inform future services offered by the Georgia CTSA Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Team Science (CMTDS) program. Please complete by Monday, April 24.

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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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* Wake Forest Primate Signature Program – LOIs Due April 28

The Wake Forest Primate Signature Program provides access to nonhuman primates (NHPs) and related resources for studies that advance the CTSA network’s translational research. The objective is to facilitate the collection of data from NHPs in support of applications for extramural funding. We will consider scientific requests that translate preclinical or clinical observations and prioritize non-terminal studies or biorepository samples sourced from the VRC animals.

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Winship Lung Cancer SPORE Pilot Grants – Due May 1

The Winship Lung Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) offers pilot grants to support projects focused on career enhancement or developmental research in lung cancer. The Winship Lung Cancer SPORE aims to promote the advancement of early career lung cancer investigators through the conduct of a mentored Career Enhancement Program (CEP) and to identify new and innovative research opportunities by supporting meritorious proposals that could expand into full research projects in the future through the Developmental Research Program (DRP).

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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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Education and Training

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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Phlebotomy 101 Training – May 18-19

Phlebotomy 101 is a two-day introductory classroom and clinical hands-on training that teaches the techniques of venipuncture to research coordinators monthly and is led by GCRC nurses. The course is only offered to Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), and the University of Georgia (UGA) faculty and staff. Please note: the course is open to research professionals that serve the adult population only. We do not accept pediatric research professionals. Learn More .

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Research Resources

Call for Mentors: Georgia CTSA TEAMS Program

Calling all mentors from Emory, Georgia Tech, MSM, and UGA! Are you a mid to senior-level faculty member who enjoys mentoring? Are you looking to enhance your mentoring and communications skills and meet new colleagues? Georgia CTSA TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring for Science) is seeking experts in public health, clinical and translational science, community engagement, health equity, and more for the 2023-2024 academic year. Sign up now !
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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

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Innovation & Translation

NSF Funding Cycle Info Session – April 18

The National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR and STTR program provides product R&D funding to promising technologies across all areas of science and technology, in order to facilitate major advancements in society, health, security, and environment. Join the TurboSBIR online at 1:00 PM EST for a free, hour-long informational session to educate startups on NSF SBIR/STTR funding.

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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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Bench2Market Talk: Importance of DEI in Shaping Core Values and Business Strategy - April 19

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are important factors to consider in the innovation economy, as they can have an impact on success and sustainability. Having a diverse team can lead to a range of perspectives and ideas, leading to innovative and creative solutions and better connections to customers. Join us via Zoom on April 19 from 11:30-12:30 to learn about approaches to increase DEI in research, entrepreneurship, and commercialization.


ACME POCT GLUE: 50 Shades of FDA – April 28

Navigating a medical device through the FDA’s regulatory maze can be a daunting affair.Join Cathy Cambria and Erika Tyburski on April 28 at noon for a demonstration of the steps through amock innovative COVID-19 assay, from both the point of view of the innovator and a regulatory agency,and touch on the many regulatory considerations necessary for getting truly innovative and noveltechnologies to market.

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National Cancer Institute SBIR Innovative Concept Award Program – White Paper Due May 5

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding mechanism was developed for small businesses that are developing highly innovative and out-of-the-box technologies with the potential to create new scientific paradigms through novel and enhanced approaches to considerably improve cancer research, prevention, detection, and care in pediatric and/or rare. Applications focusing on rare cancers with a 5-year survival rate of less than 50% are especially encouraged for this solicitation.

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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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eMPACT Information Sessions – April 2023

Calling All Clinical Research Professionals: eMPACT is Now Available! Join us from 12:00 – 12:30 PM for an info session throughout this month: April 4, April 11, April 18, and April 25. eMPACT is created for Clinical Research Professionals in clinical translational science. This free service matches your profile with training courses and jobs using nationally recognized competencies along with personal attributes and interests. eMPACT empowers you to navigate your career path! Learn more about eMPACT.


Team Science Skill Series: Multiteam Systems – TODAY

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 .


HERCULES Nutrition Seminar – April 17

Join the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition via Zoom at 12:00 PM for a seminar on, “Changes in food and health care access and emotional eating during the COVID-19 pandemic among people with type 2 diabetes in Puerto Rico” with Andrea A. López-Cepero, PhD.

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Ask RCRA Community Forum – April 20

Join the Emory Office of Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs (RCRA) via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 PM for their monthly community forum discussing important research compliance information, including regulatory updates and institutional changes in policies and procedures.


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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Constructive Collisions: ARPA-H – April 20

Does the idea of high-potential, high-impact health research excite you? Do you have a $10 million - $30 million idea that could transform biomedical and health research? If so, join us for an in-person, on-campus event from 12:00 – 2:00 PM that will include structured networking opportunities to connect researchers with big ideas relevant to ARPA-H across the Emory community. All interested Emory researchers are encouraged to attend. Learn More .


Single Cell Seminar – April 20

Join Emory Integrated Genomics Core in person or via Zoom from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM to learn more about how SMART-Seq® technologies can help you uncover novel biomarkers from entire, full-length transcripts.

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Informatics Lunch and Learn - April 26

Georgia CTSA’s Informatics program is pleased to offer the next webinar in the new Lunch and Learn Series to provide free informatics guidance to the university research community. Join us from 1:00-2:00 PM. Chad Robichaux, MPH, Lead Research Informatics Analyst, Emory School of Medicine, will be leading a session on Matching Large Numbers of Patients to Census Tract GEOIDS Simultaneously. Learn more .

eMPACT Webinar – April 27

Join us April 27 from 1-2:00 PM to learn how to maximize the benefits of using eMPACT . eMPACT (Empowering Purposeful Advancement of Careers and Training in the Research Workforce) is a career navigation system that promotes purposeful training & career advancement of Clinical Translational Research workforce by connecting training & employment opportunities with career goals. Prerequisite: Register for eMPACT & complete your profile. View flyer .


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. Learn more .


Blue Sky Group: Exercise as Medicine - May 9

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom from 1:00-2:30 PM for a session on Exercise as Medicine. The discussion will be opened by Dr. Joe Nocera and R.L. Felipe Lobelo, 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 collaborators! Learn more.

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

Hosted by Emory RSPH June 7-9, 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 April 15.

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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.


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 .


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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