Register Now! Only 2 Weeks Until Southeast Clinical and Translational Science Conference
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February 16, 2024


Register Now! Only 2 Weeks Until Southeast Clinical and Translational Science Conference

Don't miss this opportunity! Join us February 28-March 1 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. Keynote presentation by Christine S. Lee, PharmD, PhD, Acting Associate Commissioner for Minority Health, FDA. View Agenda . Learn more .


Trainee Career Development: What I Wish I Knew as an Early Career Faculty Member

All trainees and junior faculty attending the 2024 Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference are invited to a special session on Wednesday, February 28, from 7:30-8:30 PM. A panel of leaders and colleagues will provide new faculty with tips and lessons learned that will help them to succeed as they grow in their new position. View Flyer .

Conference Info

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

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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Georgia CTSA TL1 (T32-like) Training Grant Clinical and Translational Research Training - 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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Emory T32 Post-Doctoral Training Program to End the HIV Epidemic – Interest Form Due April 12

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 for questions. Full applications due May 3.

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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: 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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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: The Tyrannical Principal Investigator (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.


ACME POCT Services Accelerate Translation to Clinical Impact: How to Win a Year of Development Support for Your Microsystems Technology – February 27

The Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies (ACME POCT) is now offering a 1-year Translation to Clinical Impact Award to select entrepreneurs, engineers, clinicians, or others interested in the invention, development, testing, and/or refinement of microsystems-based point of care devices geared toward addressing unmet clinical needs. Attend this talk via Zoom from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET to learn more about the services offered by the ACME POCT to assess how they match your project needs, and to ask your questions about the solicitation and application process. Registration required.


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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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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Maternal Health Disparities Roundtable: Addressing Maternal Mortality Through Cardiovascular Care – March 11

Join us via Zoom 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 .

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.

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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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2024 Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference – June 7

The 2024 conference is our thirteenth annual conference and will take place at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, bringing together clinicians, scientists, and bioengineers to showcase cutting-edge child health research. This year's conference theme is "Pediatric Research in the Digital Age: Innovation, Collaboration, and Translation." Submit an abstract by April 1.

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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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