Maternal Health Disparities Roundtable: Addressing Maternal Mortality Through Cardiovascular Care
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February 9, 2024


Maternal Health Disparities Roundtable: Addressing Maternal Mortality Through Cardiovascular Care

Join us via Zoom on Monday, March 11, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Georgia CTSA’s Integrating Special Populations program is hosting a roundtable to facilitate collaboration between investigators with an interest in maternal healthcare and maternal health disparities. Rachel M. Bond, MD, FACC, Women's Heart Health & Prevention Specialist, will be leading a session, Addressing Maternal Mortality Through Cardiovascular Care. View Flyer .


Emory SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Cores Awards RFP

Emory SOM is soliciting proposals to use the Emory Integrated Core Facilities (EICF; full list here ) to facilitate innovative research. This mechanism will provide funding support to utilize the existing services and technologies offered by the nineteen EICF cores with the goal of generating data for research projects. Faculty members from across the WHSC, including all Schools, Centers, and Institutes are encouraged to apply. Due March 14.

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Special News

Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference — February 28–March 1

Book your stay today! While lodge rooms are sold out, discounted multi-room cottages are available. Cottages sleep up to 4 and must be booked by calling (855) 943-6375 or online . Join us at Callaway Resort and Gardens as we bring together top researchers from across the region to present the best new health-related preclinical, clinical, implementation, and population-based research and build collaborative relationships. View Agenda .


Funding (* New Opportunities)

* Emory SOM Imagine, Innovate and Impact (I3) Cores Awards RFP – Due March 14

Emory SOM is soliciting proposals to use the Emory Integrated Core Facilities (EICF; full list here) to facilitate innovative research. This mechanism will provide funding support to utilize the existing services and technologies offered by the nineteen EICF cores with the goal of generating data for research projects. Faculty members from across the WHSC, including all Schools, Centers, and Institutes are encouraged to apply.

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* RNA Delivery Technologies to Allow Specific Tissue Target Homing (RNA-DASH) – Due April 5

This funding opportunity aims to support the development and/or pre-clinical studies of non-viral technologies to deliver RNA-based therapeutics into disease-relevant cells and tissues in vivo. Projects may focus on a single or multiple cells or tissues. Emphasis will be placed on organs, tissues and cell types that are clinically relevant but for which no effective in vivo delivery technologies are currently available.

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Georgia CTSA Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design RFP – Due April 12

Georgia CTSA’s Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design program is soliciting proposals to support novel methodological research in biostatistics, epidemiology, or health services research to advance clinical & translational research. Review criteria include quantitative methodological research to fill gaps, innovation, feasibility, and plans for dissemination & translation. New investigators are encouraged to apply.

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Education and Training

T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program – Due February 15

The goal of this program is to train post-doctoral candidates from diverse backgrounds and disciplinary expertise in health services research, through utilization of a multidisciplinary approach to expose trainees to multiple methods and research areas, from epidemiology and biostatistics to behavioral and social sciences, biological sciences, and health policy and implementation. The program has a special emphasis on research addressing disparities or inequities based on factors such as race/ethnicity, sex/gender, socioeconomic status, geographical residence, healthcare access, and physical/mental disability. Proposals should thus have a component that addresses equity or disparities. Contact Tracy Obertone at for questions.

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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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Phlebotomy 101 Training – February 23 & 24

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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Certificate Program in Translational Science (CPTS) Request for Applications - 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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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: Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research

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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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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

Intellectual Property: He Took His Notebook (PDF)

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Innovation & Translation

Clinical Needs and Point-of-Care Technology – Brief Survey

Calling all clinicians and device developers! Do you have a clinical need that might be met through development of a new point-of-care technology? If so, our NIH-funded Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies (ACME POCT) based at Emory and Georgia Tech wants to hear from you! Please fill out the following questions to tell us about a clinical condition that could be diagnosed faster, monitored or managed better. The survey should only take 5 minutes of your time.


Bench2Market Talk: FDA Regulatory Strategy – February 14

Join us at 11:30 AM ET for a discussion on regulatory strategy to help innovators better understand considerations for determining a product’s regulatory route to market. Panelists will discuss defining a medical device, reviewing basics about device classification, identifying different types of premarket submissions, and describing how to get a new product to market. Learn More .


Bioentrepreneurship Networking – February 15

Join us in HSRB-II, 6th floor, N600 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM ET for an exclusive Bioentrepreneurship Networking event, Education of An Entrepreneur: An International Journey, featuring Tom Saylor, a trailblazing international entrepreneur in biotechnology and medical devices across the U.S., Asia, Europe, and South America. With a wealth of experience, he actively advises university startups on the intricacies of commercialization, development, and innovation. Come gain insights into the biotech industry, and food will be provided to attendees. RSVP to attend.


Call for Design Lab Proposals – Due February 16

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, in collaboration with the Trial Innovation Network, has launched a national call for Design Lab proposals looking for investigators interested in pursuing innovative clinical effectiveness trial design. Two investigator teams will be selected to take part in an expert consultation leading to a Design Lab event that brings together stakeholders from across the full treatment development pathway. Proposals should be no more than 3 pages. Consultations will begin in March 2024 and Design Lab events can be virtual and will take place in May or June 2024.

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NCATS Small Business Funding Webinar – February 21

Are you a research entrepreneur or a small business focused on translational science? Join us via Zoom at noon to learn more about non-dilutive Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) funding and resources to help small businesses advance and commercialize promising translational biotech and life sciences research technologies. You’ll learn about key research focus areas, tips for submitting a successful application, upcoming funding opportunities, and other specific resources and programs for researchers and entrepreneurs and have a chance to ask questions.


3rd Annual Southeastern Regional Healthcare Improvement Case Competition – Due March 1

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Emory Chapter is excited to announce its third-annual Southeastern Regional Healthcare Improvement Case Competition! Compete against the brightest minds from universities across the Southeast region to develop innovative solutions to a real-world healthcare problem in the SE. This event allows you to put your healthcare knowledge into practice and network with some of the nation’s leading experts in healthcare delivery and systems science while competing for a cash prize pool of $9,000.

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Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) Webinar Series – February 15

Join us via Zoom at 4:00 PM ET for the webinar, “Fundamentals of Writing a Scholarly Manuscript”, featuring guest speakers Suzanne Dolwick Grieb, PhD, MSPH, John Hopkins University, and Karen Mancera-Ceuvas, DrPH, MS, MPH, National Health Council. PCHP's “Learning Community for Writing, Dissemination and Reviewing” is a pilot effort aimed at supporting collaborative writing teams and partners, especially community partners interested in building capacity for scholarly writing, on manuscript writing, publishing, disseminating your collaborative research, and peer reviewing. Register for session one.

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Heart Walk 2024 – February 10

Join the Emory Veterans Employee Network at 8:00 AM for a Heart Walk beginning at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing to Lullwater Park and back. Prizes will be given away and donors have been invited to exhibit their offerings to promote health and wellness. Festivities kickoff at 7:30 AM!

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K-Club: Establishing the Building Blocks of Networking and Collaboration to Promote Research Career Advancement – February 12

Join us via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 PM for a lecture on “Establishing the Building Blocks of Networking and Collaboration to Promote Research Career Advancement” with Elizabeth "Beth" Stenger, MD, and panel.


K-Club: Beyond the data - The Power of Strategy in Research Communication – February 15

Join us in-person or via Zoom from 1:00 – 2:00 PM for a seminar on “The Power of Strategy in Research Communication” with Marina Damiano, PhD. The in-person option is reserved for CF-AIR trainees only.


Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference – February 28–March 1

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. View Agenda .


Rare Disease Day at NIH - February 29

Rare Disease Day at NIH aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect, and NIH collaborations that address scientific challenges and advance research for new treatments. This hybrid meeting features sessions on timely topics, such as the role of artificial intelligence in rare diseases and advances in gene therapy, as well as stories from the rare diseases community. Many of the speakers represent NCATS-supported activities, further highlighting NCATS as a home for rare disease research. You can sign up to attend and find meeting details, along with information about exhibits and scientific posters, on the registration page . View agenda .
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Call for Abstracts: 2024 Atlantis Symposium – March 14

The ATLANTIS Symposium serves as a central platform for researchers, providing a dedicated opportunity to share ideas, showcase innovative techniques, and contribute to the advancement of kidney, urology, and hematology (KUH) research. With a focus on networking, collaboration, and career development, the symposium will feature a keynote speaker and a variety of trainee presentations, all focused on KUH research. We invite abstracts from all early career KUH researchers including undergraduates, medical students, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows (PhD and MD), and junior faculty due on January 31.

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10th Annual Health Services Research Day – May 7 (Abstracts Due: March 4)

Join Georgia CTSA colleagues at Emory University from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM for this symposium and networking opportunity where researchers across Georgia will learn about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities.

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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 by noon on Thursday. To suggest subscribers or unsubscribe to the listserv please email .

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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