NIBIB Awards ACME POCT $7.8M to Advance Health Technologies, Georgia CTSA Innovation Catalyst Director Serves As Co-PI
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October 27, 2023


NIBIB Awards ACME POCT $7.8M to Advance Health Technologies, Georgia CTSA Innovation Catalyst Director Serves As Co-PI

NIBIB has awarded $7.8 million over five years to the Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies (ACME POCT) to support inventors across the country in developing, translating, and testing microsystems-based point-of-care technologies to help improve patient care. PIs include Georgia CTSA Innovation Catalyst Director Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, Emory; Eric Vogel, PhD, Georgia Tech; and Greg Martin, MD, MSc, Emory.

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Georgia Life Sciences Summit – November 1

Join Georgia CTSA at the annual Georgia Life Sciences Summit for Georgia’s bioscience and medtech community. The Summit provides a forum for professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss major trends and issues, including topics related to scientific research, product development, financing, business development and public policy. Companies and universities showcase Georgia’s bioscience innovation. Learn More .


Funding (* New Opportunities)

* Leveraging Extant Data to Understand Developmental Trajectories of Late Talking Children – Due Dates Vary

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Tackling Acquisition of Language in Kids (TALK) initiative seeks to support activities to better understand early language learning and delay. NIH TALK invites applications ( PAR-24-045 and PAR-24-046 ) for research projects that aim to further understanding of the developmental trajectories of late talking children by leveraging existing data and creating open and shared data resources and to better understand the information and practice needs of caregivers, professionals, and other invested parties who support late talking children and to determine whether those needs are being effectively met.

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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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Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research: 2024 Pilot and Feasibility Program Cycle – LOIs Due November 30

The Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR), a collaboration of Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine, with funding provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and interinstitutional sponsors, aims to facilitate and grow diabetes translation research at the partner institutions within Georgia and regionally with the overarching theme of health equity across race/ethnicity, age, sex, and gender identity, geography (rural, urban), and associated comorbid conditions. GCDTR is seeking pilot grant proposals in the field of diabetes translation research (i.e., preliminary or formative research, prospective clinical or community-based studies) that advances health equity. Pilot proposals are expected to be developed to gather preliminary data to generate subsequent funding.

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Developing Consent Language for Research Using Digital Health Technologies – Due December 12

Digital health technologies are increasingly being deployed in biomedical and behavioral research, leading to enhanced scientific discovery and improved health outcomes. NIH is interested in input on the specific language proposed in the informed consent sample language and any gaps or additional concepts that should be included or clarified, including within the points to consider and is requesting information on the utility and useability of sample language and accompanying considerations developed for use in informed consent documents for digital health technologies utilized in research.

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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

ATLANTIS Training for Postdocs – Apply by November 1

The ATLANTIS Program is currently accepting applications from postdoctoral trainees from Emory, MSM, or Georgia Tech for research training in the fields of hematology, nephrology, and urology.

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Phlebotomy 101 Training – November 16 & 17

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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NIH T32 Training Program in Translational Research to End the HIV Epidemic - Due December 1

Apply for a fellow-driven & mentor-supported HIV translational research fellowship! Interested and eligible candidates must complete an online interest form to be connected to one of the Program Directors to discuss their application by November 10, 2023, for a January start date. If you have questions about the program, contact Deaunna Thomas . Candidates outside of Emory University are welcome to apply.

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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: Conducting Clinical Trials: Emerging Technologies and Treatments Program

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Research Resources

Biorepository for Investigators

Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Center at Emory has established a Biorepository that includes an array of infectious disease samples. Our goal is to provide de-identified samples to investigators validating or developing diagnostics and therapeutics in an effort to improve the understanding of the effects, response, and mechanism of a variety of infectious disease samples including SARS-COV-2 and its variants. View current Biorepository Dashboard .

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Georgia CTSA Team Science and Diversity Awards – Staff Award Deadline Extended: Due November 2

The deadline has been extended for the 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). Staff Award Deadline Extended: Applications are due by November 2.

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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 Representation: Deleting Data Points (PDF)

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Innovation & Translation

CBER Crowdsourcing Campaign: Envisioning the Future for Biological Products – Due November 17

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) launched the “Envisioning the Future for Biological Products” Crowdsourcing Campaign as part of a range of activities to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technical and scientific developments impacting biological products. CBER is exploring this interactive crowdsourcing platform to leverage knowledge, perspectives, and expertise from a diverse group of organizations and individuals. Please note that this crowdsourcing pilot is for planning purposes only.

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Startup Launch Accelerator Application – Due December 8

Emory University's Startup Launch Accelerator helps early-stage founders who have the potential to rapidly scale their businesses to move toward investment-readiness with an emphasis on helping founders and teams discover reliable pathways to authentic demand with early customers. Participation is open to the entire Emory community with for-profit startups: students, faculty, staff, alumni (at least one Emory community member per team qualifies entire team), and the startups in which any of these community members hold at least a five percent ownership interest. Learn More .

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Biolocity Funding Opportunity – Due December 15

Biolocity is pleased to announce open call for proposals for biomedical innovations that solve an unmet clinical need and positively impact human health. Proposals under this opportunity should encompass any medical innovation contributing to patient care, diagnosis, treatment, or drug delivery. Additionally, as part of our commitment to advancing healthcare, we are excited to offer a special opportunity for innovators working specifically on solutions related to single ventricle heart defects, related conditions, and congenital heart defects. To apply, schedule a technology meeting with the Biolocity team (before December 8th) by completing our online meeting request form. Schedule now .

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Writing, Dissemination & Reviewer Learning Community for Community-Patient Authors and Reviewers – November 11

Join us for a fantastic opportunity to enhance your partnership’s scholarly writing skills and connect with other community-academic authors at our workshop. This in-person gathering will take place from 5:00-8:00pm at the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs in Atlanta, GA. This workshop offers a platform to guide collaborative writing with multiple authors, share ideas, receive valuable feedback, and collaborate with fellow community-academic researchers. Participants will learn and practice skills for scholarly writing, collaborative research dissemination, and receive additional support from PCHP’s editorial team during all learning community activities.

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Community-Academic Researcher Pilot Program – Due January 19

Georgia CTSA’s Community Engagement program aims to support community-university research partnerships and build community capacity to conduct health research that is responsive to the community’s health needs. This pilot grant program provides funding and technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs) and academic researchers/faculty to conduct community-engaged research. A maximum of two grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded.

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2023 Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Lectureship – October 30

Join us in the Health Science Research Building (HSRB) Auditorium or via Zoom from 3:30 – 5:00 PM for a lecture, “COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Immunity and Protection in NHP: Anticipating a Moving Target”, featuring special guest Daniel Douek, MD, PhD. Reception to follow in HSRB Café.

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K-Club – November 2

Join us in Egleston Classroom 5 or via Zoom at 12:00 PM for a special K-Club lecture, “Conflict Management with your Research Teams”, with invited speaker Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS. Register by October 31 for in-person attendance. Lunch will be provided.


Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD) Forum – November 3

Join researchers and analytical experts as Georgia CTSA hosts our annual BERD Research Forum, ‘Advances and Challenges in Wearables Research’, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Morehouse School of Medicine and via Zoom. Please join us for a stimulating event that brings together experts and enthusiasts in the fields of biostatistics, epidemiology, and community-based research to share their latest findings and exchange ideas. In-person space is limited, so register today! View flyer .


Team Science Skill Series: Managing, Leveraging, and Mitigating Conflict – November 3

oin us via Zoom from 12:00-1:00 PM. Thomas O’Neill, PhD, University of Calgary, will host session on how to manage conflict productively. A free evidence-based personalized conflict styles report will be available to each attendee after taking a 5-minute assessment. Discussions will be facilitated on how different conflict styles may be more appropriate in given scenarios, and how to align the right style as the situation calls. Learn more .

Fragile X and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders Workshop – November 6-9

The International Workshop on Fragile X and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders has been held biannually since 1983, when a small group of experts were invited to the first workshop in Washington, DC, to share clinical and genetic data for a better delineation of the syndrome. The workshop's format promotes interdisciplinary interactions between investigators at all levels of their careers and is designed to maximize productive discussion among participants. The workshop welcomes investigators from academia, pharma, and biotech industry who specialize in a broad variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. Register now .

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K-Club – November 9

Join us via Zoom at 12:00 PM for a facilitated panel discussion, led by Dr. Julie Hawk with Division Chiefs and past and current K-Awardees to learn strategies for talking to your Division Chief about your research.


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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Blue Sky Group: VR and AR in Healthcare - November 16

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom from 10:30-12:00 PM for a session on Virtual Reality and Artificial Reality in Healthcare. The discussion will be opened by Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, a leading researcher in this field. Learn about the new AR/VR innovation space in Emory’s HSRB II. Blue Sky Groups allow you to drive agenda and catalyze future collaborations and research opportunities! Learn more .


The 10th Annual UGA-FDA Medical Device Regulations Conference – November 28-30

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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Informatics Lunch and Learn – November 29

Georgia CTSA’s Informatics program offers the next Lunch & Learn webinar providing free informatics guidance to the university research community. Join us from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for a webinar, “Audio Diaries - Product development story of a platform to conduct daily diary research” with special guest speaker Santiago Arconada Alvarez. View Flyer .


Grant Writing Workshop – November 29

Join Georgia CTSA from 1:00 – 3:00 PM via Zoom for a grant writing workshop to learn tips on how to prepare supporting documents from two leading experts. This session will focus on Budget Development, Biosketches, Multi-PI Planning, Data Sharing, and Facilities and Equipment. Learn More .


Speed Networking: Microbiome in Health and Disease – December 5

Join faculty across Georgia CTSA from 3:00 – 5:00 PM for an energetic and dynamic virtual networking session. Emory SOM Interim Dean Carlos del Rio will emcee as attendees present their research in four minutes or less with the goal of seeking new collaborators. Presenter slots are limited, so register early. Non-presenters are welcome to learn about their colleagues’ work and find new collaborators.


SE Regional Conference – February 28–March 1; Abstracts Due – November 6

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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