Nominations for Georgia CTSA Team Science and Diversity Awards – Due October 24
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Weekly eRoundup
September 15, 2023



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.


Funding (* New Opportunities)

* HEAL KIDS Pain Technical Assistance Webinar – September 19

Technical Assistance Webinar, September 19, 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET for Notice of Funding Opportunities: RFA-HD-24-011, “HEAL Initiative: HEAL KIDS (Knowledge, Innovation and Discovery Studies) Pain: Acute Pain Clinical Trials Program (U01 Clinical Trial Required) and RFA-HD-24-012, “HEAL Initiative: HEAL KIDS (Knowledge, Innovation and Discovery Studies) Pain Program Resource and Data Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)”. Webinar will provide overview, guidance on application preparation, and address applicant questions. Submit questions in advance to Shanard Starke (NIH/NICHD). Webinar and FAQs will be posted on HEAL KIDS Pain website.


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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NOSI: Quantum Sensing in Biomedical Applications (SBIR/STRR) – Due January 5

NEI and participating NIH Institutes and Centers are issuing NOSI to solicit applications proposing to advance research activities relevant to quantum sensing in biomedical and clinical research and application. The purpose of this NOSI is to support small businesses for stimulation of technological innovation in quantum sensing.

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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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Fall Soft Lithography for Microfluidics Short Course - September 21 & 22

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at Georgia Tech will offer a short course on “Soft Lithography for Microfluidics”. This course module is designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique.


Georgia CTSA KL2 Clinical and Translational Research Career Development Program – Apply by February 1

The goal of the KL2 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. Register for free two-part KL2 Application Workshop on October 19 and 26.

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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 clinical and translational research (CTR) training to individuals interested in careers that encompass CTR and clinical and translational science (CTS). The TL1 program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (medical, PharmD and PhD students; resident and fellow physicians; PhD postdocs; and PharmD residents). Register for free TL1 Application Workshop on November 2.

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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: Patient-Centered Drug Development and Real-World Evidence/Data 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: Patience is a Virtue (PDF)

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Innovation & Translation

ACME POCT Webinar – September 19

Join us via Zoom from 12-1 PM, ‘From Academic Papers to Diagnostic Products: The Commercialization Journey of Aptitude Medical’. Speaker: Scott Ferguson, PhD, CEO of Aptitude Medical Systems. Aptitude’s lead product, Metrix COVID-19 Test, is the first FDA-authorized molecular diagnostic test to work with saliva or swab samples for at-home and over-the-counter use without physician supervision.


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.



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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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.


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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Georgia CTSA Integrating Special Populations Webinar – October 2

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 - 1:00 PM on October 2. Georgia CTSA’s Integrating Special Populations program is hosting a webinar on the complexities of recruiting pregnant populations for clinical and translational research. Carol Hogue, Professor Emerita of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory, will be leading a session entitled “Listening and Learning: Research with Persons Who Have Experienced a Stillbirth”.


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 USC 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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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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