Georgia CTSA MSCR Grad Partners with Clinical Research Center to Treat Multi-Drug Resistant Microbes
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November 17, 2023


Georgia CTSA MSCR Grad Partners with Clinical Research Center to Treat Multi-Drug Resistant Microbes

Georgia Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) were critical. We worked with Drs. Kraft and Ziegler on this project to conduct our study visits in the research units. The flexibility in scheduling made it easier for us to accommodate the participant schedules, as well as tailor the protocol and nursing needs specifically to this study,” says investigator and Georgia CTSA MSCR graduate Michael Woodworth, MD, MSc, Emory. View Sci Transl Med manuscript .

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Georgia CTSA Leader Presents Benefits to Cost-Informed Decision Making in Treating Patients with HFrEF

The main outcome of trial, cost-informed decision-making, occurred in 49% of encounters with checklist only control group compared with 68% of encounters in the out of pocket cost group. Other differences were also observed. “These hypothesis-generating findings suggest cost disclosure may reduce ‘contingency planning’ and increase the extent to which patients are taking the medications decided upon,” said Neal W. Dickert, MD, PhD, FACC.

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Blue Sky Group: LGBTQ+ Health – December 6

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom on December 6 from 1:00-2:30 PM for a session on LGBTQ+ Health. The discussion will be opened by Dr. Don Operario, a leading researcher 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 .


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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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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HERCULES Environmental Health Sciences Pilot Grants – LOIs Due December 4

The HERCULES Exposome Research Center is pleased to announce the 2024-2025 Pilot Project Program. A major focus of HERCULES is to advance the science of the exposome (the comprehensive analysis of environmental exposures over a lifetime); however, the Pilot Project Program supports any research in the environmental health sciences that aligns with the mission of NIEHS. The Pilot Project Program supports developmental projects aimed at competing for NIEHS R21 or R01 research grants.

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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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SOM I3 Morningside Center Research Awards – LOI Due December 15

The current ecosystem around medical innovation focuses on unmet medical needs but rarely prioritizes ideas based on affordability and accessibility. Emory’s Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine focuses on financial orphans aiming to generate both pre-clinical, biomarker, and clinical data for affordable, effective, safe, and readily accessible medical treatments that will reduce global disease burden. This RFA will entertain cancer proposals. Emory investigators only.

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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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Administrative Supplements to Recognize Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Mentorship – February 17

The participating Institutes and Centers (ICs) are inviting applications to support administrative supplements to existing NIH awards to support scientists who have demonstrated compelling commitments and contributions to mentorship and enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the biomedical sciences. Funds will support ongoing and future efforts.

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Education and Training

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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Emory Laney Graduate School Course: Biostatistics for Translational Research – January 17 to April 29

Emory faculty and postdocs are invited to enroll in CPTS 502 – Biostatistics for Translational Research, a 2-credit spring semester course that is part of the curriculum in the Certificate Program in Translational Science (CPTS) in the Laney Graduate School. Tuition awards are not available, but faculty and postdocs at Emory may be eligible for the Emory Courtesy Scholarship if employed for at least one year. This is a semester-long course, a 2-credit course that meets on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. in Zoom from January 17 until April 29, 2024. For more information and instructions on how to enroll in the Laney Graduate School in order to be registered for the course, contact Rachel Hardison.

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Phlebotomy 101 Training – January 25 & 26

Phlebotomy 101 is a two-day introductory classroom and clinical hands-on training that teaches the techniques of venipuncture. Led by the GCRC nurses, the course is offered to Georgia-CTSA affiliated partners.

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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. View recordings of two-part KL2 Application Workshop held on October 19 and 26: Part 1 , Part II .

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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). View recording of TL1 Application Workshop held 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: Emerging Technologies in the Medical Device Industry

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Research Resources

Trial of Mono- vs. Dual Therapy for Children with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Kids MoD PAH

Dr. Lew Romer from Johns Hopkins University is seeking a site-level investigator to collaborate on the Kids MoD PAH trial that studies therapies to improve PAH outcomes. Interested sites will need to have a Pediatric cardiologist, pulmonologist, neonatologist or intensivist, and be actively treating patients with pediatric pulmonary hypertension.

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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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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

Drug Trials: Expediting Approval (PDF)

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Innovation & Translation

The Next Generation of Lateral Flow Assays: Integration of Nanomaterials – December 5

Join us via Zoom from 11:30 – 12:30 PM for the Oliver Brand Memorial Lecture Series featuring the lecture, “The Next Generation of Lateral Flow Assays: Integration of Nanomaterials” with guest speaker Arben Merkoçi, PhD. These talks serve as our primary venue to educate on the entrepreneurial pathway and product lifecycle. It provides a forum to pitch clinical problems and teach about the technologies most promising for meeting these clinical needs.

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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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Recruiting Research Participants for Emory-Based Studies

Research participants are needed! We are currently recruiting for the following three studies here at Emory: Viral Isolates Study (Otherwise Healthy Participants with Confirmed Influenza A or B Infection) , Flu Vaccination Study , and Long Covid Study . See the attached recruitment flyers for more information.

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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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Large Language Model Colloquium – November 20

Join us via Zoom from 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM for a Roundtable discussion planned in four main parts, each of which will be led off by a springboard or seed presentation by the session moderator. This will be followed by a moderated Roundtable discussion and then a Q&A after each session to accommodate questions and comments from other participants.

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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.


Blue Sky Group: LGBTQ+ Health – December 6

Join researchers and clinicians from across the Georgia CTSA via Zoom from 1:00-2:30 PM for a session on LGBTQ+ Health. The discussion will be opened by Dr. Don Operario, a leading researcher 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 .


Team Science Skill Series – December 8

The Georgia CTSA Fall 2023 Team Science Skill Series offers interactive workshops! Join us via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 PM for an interactive workshop, “Team Cognition”, with guest speaker C. Shawn Burke, PhD from the University of Central Florida. Learn More .


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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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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