Call for Abstracts - Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference
Georgia CTSA
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September 8, 2023


Call for Abstracts - Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference

The Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference, February 28–March 1 at Callaway Resort and Gardens, brings together cross-disciplinary researchers from across the southeast to present cutting-edge health-related preclinical, clinical, implementation, and population-based research with national impact. Researchers working across the SE are invited to submit an abstract. Read Call for Abstracts . Abstracts due Monday, Nov. 6.

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Team Science Skill Series: Team Contracts – September 15

Join us via Zoom from 12:00-1:00 PM. Allison Traylor, PhD, Clemson, will host session on using team charters to build resilience by anticipating and creating a plan for challenges at outset of a project. Learn the science of team charters and how they help build resilience, reflect on previous challenges and identify ways a charter could help mitigate these challenges, and create a team charter template to implement in your next team. Learn more .


Georgia CTSA Community Engagement and UGA Cooperative Extension Working Together to Advance Health Equity

“Strategic partnerships are critical for advancing health equity. The Cooperative Extension System is uniquely positioned to collaborate with CTSA Community Engagement programs across the U.S. to assess community needs, disseminate evidenced-based strategies for advancing health equity, and evaluate impact,” says Courtney Still Brown, PhD, RDN, LD, Georgia CTSA Community Engagement, Community Health Engagement Coordinator, UGA Extension Office.

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Special Opportunities

Science Gallery Atlanta: THERMAL Exhibition – Now Accepting Submissions

The open call for THERMAL is live! THERMAL will explore the collective role we play in impacting our evolving global and local climates, and our responsibility in directing the future of the Earth’s tangible and intangible resources. We are open to all kinds of proposals, inclusive of art exhibits, activities, workshops, public talks, or performances for the exhibition season. Submit your ideas today!

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Funding (* New Opportunities)

Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Program – LOIs due September 30

The NIH Common Fund is accepting applications for the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Health Equity Research Hubs (Hubs). The goals of ComPASS are to 1) develop, share, and evaluate community-led health equity structural interventions that leverage partnerships across multiple sectors to reduce health disparities and 2) develop a new health equity research model for community-led, multisectoral structural intervention research across NIH and other federal agencies. Applications due October 31.

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Emory SOM Image, Innovate, and Impact (I3) GCMI Research Awards RFP – Due October 24

In partnership with Georgia CTSA, SOM is soliciting Emory proposals that will accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries to health benefits through collaborations between Emory and GCMI. Proposals are intended to improve patient care by more effectively and efficiently developing and commercializing devices and products through preclinical and product development services. Collaborations with GCMI are required.

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NIH Build UP Trust Challenge – Due November 14

The NIH Build UP Trust Challenge seeks solutions that increase research participation and the adoption of medical care by building trust and improving engagement with historically underserved communities. The NIH Build UP Trust prize challenge aims to identify new and promising scalable strategies that increase research participation and the adoption of existing and new tools and approaches to detect, treat, and monitor diseases, conditions, and disorders by improving engagement with minority health populations and populations with health disparities .

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NOSI: Next-Generation Approaches to Renal Replacement Therapy Including Vascular Access – Due January 5

This notice of special interest (NOSI) aims to support the development of innovative approaches to renal replacement therapy and address critical accompanying challenges such as vascular access and fluid management during dialysis. It is anticipated that the funded applications will propose to develop and test in appropriate models and/or research participants novel technologies related to renal replacement therapy.

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Education and Training

Phlebotomy 101 Training – September 21 & 22

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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Calling All Clinical Research Professionals: Discover the Power of eMPACT!

Are you looking for a free, comprehensive career navigation system that can help you achieve your professional goals in the field of Clinical Translational Science? Introducing eMPACT (Empowering Purposeful Advancement of Careers and Training in the Research Workforce), a dynamic platform designed to promote purposeful training and career advancement for professionals like you.


Free Online Trainings for Clinical Research Professionals

Georgia CTSA and SC CTSI created an Online Course Catalog with free course and program offerings available to clinical research professionals. Participants earn a certificate or badge with contact hours (continuing education – CE) from an accredited provider upon completion of a course or program (series of courses). Featured Program: Quality by Design in Clinical Trials Program

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Research Resources

Georgia CTSA Team Science and Diversity Awards – Due October 24

Georgia CTSA’s Team Science and Diversity Awards are now open! This year, we offer four eligible awards for investigators: Presidents’ Award of Distinction for Team Science, Team Science Award of Distinction for Early-Stage Research Teams, Faculty Excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Clinical/Translational Science Award, and Staff Excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Clinical/Translational Science Award. The recipients of these awards will be recognized at the 2024 Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Conference (February 28- March 1, 2024). Applications are due by October 24.

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TEAMS Mentoring Program - Call for Content Experts

Are you an expert in providing feedback, managing a team, grant writing, manuscript development, people management, or other academic skills? Are you interested in paying it forward to help junior scholars? Then we want you as an expert for Georgia CTSA’s TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring for Science) Program! Share your expertise virtually with a small group of mentees and commit to at least a one-hour meeting per year. Learn more .
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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

Data Interpretation and Management: Image Manipulation (PDF)

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Innovation & Translation

Bench2MarketTalks: Network Like a Pro – September 20

Join us from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET in the Emory Health Sciences Research Building II for an exciting event where you’ll learn how to network like a pro! Networking is an essential skill for scientists and entrepreneurs who want to advance their careers, collaborate with others, and get funding. Learn how to identify different personality types and use their preferred communication styles to become a more effective communicator and create connections.


Bioentrepreneurship Networking – September 21

Join Emory University School of Medicine's third Bioentrepreneurship Networking event, sponsored by Biolocity, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Discover how early disclosure of inventions to the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) lays the foundation for fostering innovation and accelerating its path to implementation. Come explore captivating case studies and success stories showcasing the profound difference made by proactive invention disclosure. RSVP to attend. Food and drinks are provided for attendees.



Lab2Launch is the first-of-its-kind shared laboratory at Emory University designed to support scientist-entrepreneurs in a community-driven environment in taking their discoveries from the lab to market, located on the 1st floor of the new Health Sciences and Research Building II. Geared towards Emory-affiliated founders and innovators, Lab2Launch provides critical offerings such as access to scalable lab spaces, top-of-the-line instrumentation, and events and programming. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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The Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program

The Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program from the Small Business Administration is meant to help increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of SBIR/STTR applications from each for the states. For startups in the state of Georgia that are competitive for an SBIR/STTR, we are able to offer $2450 to help cover the upfront fee of hiring a grant writing consultant to help that startup craft and submit their SBIR/STTR. Note: Most grant consultants stop taking clients ~8 weeks from the SBIR/STTR deadline. Questions? Contact Kevin Wu .

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12th Annual State of the Public’s Health Conference – October 26

Convening health professionals and others who are passionate about improving the public’s health, the State of the Public’s Health Conference aims to drive meaningful, solutions-oriented discussion to advance the health of all Georgians. The conference will explore approaches to tackle the most pressing public health issues affecting Georgia communities today, including rural health, climate and health, homelessness, and health equity. Register today!

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The 10th Annual UGA-FDA Medical Device Regulations Conference – Registration Open

Attend the 10th Annual UGA-FDA Medical Device Joint Regulatory Conference (UGA-FDA MDRC) virtually or in-person with your peers and experts which provides educational and networking opportunities to help shape and advance the future of medical device regulatory sciences. Using a tutorial approach, experienced leaders from the FDA, Notified Bodies, and medical device industry experts will present and engage the audience on challenges related to medical device compliance and quality areas. International collaboration efforts that improve quality and benefit the public are also highlighted.

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Georgia CTSA Maternal Health Disparities Webinar: Partnering with Cooperative Extension to Engage Communities – September 11

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Georgia CTSA’s Integrating Special Populations program is facilitating collaboration between people with an interest in rural maternal health disparities. Community Health Engagement & Nutrition Education leaders will discuss examples and opportunities in maternal health. Guest Speakers from UGA: Alison Berg, PhD, RDN, LD; Sarah Henes, PhD, RDN; and Courtney Still Brown, PhD, RDN. View flyer .


Tour de Flow 2023 – September 12-13

This two-day event will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of flow cytometry, from basic principles to advanced applications. The event will be led by a team of experienced flow cytometry experts from BD, who will share their knowledge and expertise with participants. The event will also include two workshops, where participants will have the opportunity to work directly with our guest experts. Learn more about the Isac Recognized Flow Cytometry Core.

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K-Club – September 18

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 –1:00 PM for a panel discussion facilitated by Stacy Heilman, PhD: 'It Takes a Village: Assembling your Mentor/Co-Mentor and Consultant/Collaborators teams for your K application.'


TRAC Special Seminar – September 29

The WHO is currently updating guidance to support countries in the implementation of collaborative activities on tuberculosis and diabetes. Join us from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM via Zoom for a special seminar, “The Intersection of Tuberculosis and Diabetes, featuring guest speakers Wassim Abdallah, MD and Unjali Gujral, PhD, MPH, to discuss these forthcoming changes.

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Preparing the Future Workforce in Drug Research & Development Workshop – October 16-17

Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation will host a public workshop for stakeholders to consider what is needed to support the next-generation workforce – one that is resilient, culturally aware, and interdisciplinary. Workshop participants will identify the types of expertise and disciplines needed to achieve the aspirations for a transformed clinical trials enterprise in 2030 and enable a workforce that can better support the evolving needs of drug discovery, development, and translation. There will also be an opportunity to explore issues related to the lack of diversity and approaches for engaging and preparing a more person-centered drug R&D workforce.

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Grant Writing Workshop – October 18

Join us from 1:00 – 5:00 PM via Zoom for a grant writing workshop to learn tips on how to prepare a compelling R01 or R21 grant proposal, understand review criteria, improve overall impact, and more! This workshop is part of a series hosted by the Georgia CTSA and Emory School of Medicine. Learn More .


Innovations in Regenerative Medicine Products – October 20

Save the date for this full-day event from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM via Zoom covering the latest developments regarding differences in regulatory aspects of cell therapy and regenerative medicine, cell therapy manufacturing, translational application of regenerative products, and target identification for gene therapy.

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Emory Veterans Day Ceremony – November 10

On behalf of Patrick Forrestal, President of the Emory Veterans Association, we hope you will join us at the 15th annual Emory Veterans Day Ceremony at 11:00 AM at the Emory Quadrangle. Remarks will be made by President Gregory L. Fenves and Dr. Ravi Thadhani, EVPHA Woodruff Health Sciences Center. The keynote speech will be delivered by Major General Burke W. Whitman, USMC Retired.

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