ACTS Recognizes Georgia CTSA TL1 Trainees at Translational Science 2024
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April 26, 2024


ACTS Recognizes Georgia CTSA TL1 Trainees at Translational Science 2024

“Our Georgia CTSA TL1 Trainees did a fantastic job presenting their impactful clinical and translational research at this year’s meeting. They received many accolades for their work, including ribbon awards and travel awards. Our trainees’ successes highlight the importance and effectiveness of the Georgia CTSA TL1 Program . We look forward to their continued success,” says Vasiliki Michopoulos, PhD, MSCR, Co-Director, Georgia CTSA TL1 Program.

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Maternal Health Roundtable: The Fourth Trimester and Beyond - Optimizing Postpartum Maternal Cardio-metabolic Health

Join us via Zoom on Monday, May 13, 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 & health disparities. Suchitra Chandrasekaran, MD, Assoc. Professor, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Emory, will be leading discussion on health implications of experiencing cardiometabolic dysfunction during pregnancy. View Flyer .


Funding (* New Opportunities)

* HEAL Initiative-Early-Stage Discovery of New Pain Targets Within the Understudied Druggable Proteome – Due Dates Vary

Solicits applications for pilot projects to identify new druggable targets for pain within the understudied druggable proteome. Awards will support generation of preliminary data and/or tools around eligible understudied protein(s) listed in this NOFO. This NOFO is intended to jumpstart research on understudied proteins within the context of pain and pain management and provide applicants with sufficient funding to perform basic biochemical and/or biological work to further the characterization of understudied proteins to identify new druggable targets for pain.

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Education and Training

Phlebotomy 101 Training – May 30 & 31

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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Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases - July 15-31

The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is designed to introduce infectious disease researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling. Scholarship Applications are now being accepted (students and post docs are eligible to apply)

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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: Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Trial Design Program

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Research Resources

Georgia CTSA Resources and Support Programs Guide

Are you a research investigator with an appointment at Emory, MSM, Georgia Tech, or UGA? This resource guide is for you! Take a look at the broad range of Georgia CTSA resources and support programs available including consult offerings, clinical/translational research & clinical trials, innovation & entrepreneurship, education & career development, grant writing, funding, collaboration, team science, databases, conferences, and more.

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Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) Services

Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) offer dedicated space, experienced staff, and resources to support research at a competitive cost. We are here to support investigators of all experience levels from Emory University, Grady Memorial Hospital, Morehouse School of Medicine, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and the University of Georgia. View Flyer .

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Call for Mentors: Georgia CTSA TEAMS Program

Calling all mid to senior-level faculty from Emory, Georgia Tech, MSM, and UGA to join our Mentoring Community! Invest just ONE hour a month to pay it forward by lending your expertise to a junior faculty member and build your network. Georgia CTSA TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring in Science) is seeking experts in public health, clinical and translational science, community engagement, health equity, and more. Apply Now ! View flyer .

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Calling All Mentees: Apply to be a TEAMS Fellow by May 31

Calling all mentees from Emory, MSM, UGA & Georgia Tech! Georgia CTSA TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring in Science) provides 1:1 and group mentoring for junior-level faculty, post-doc or clinical fellows doing research in public health, clinical & translational science, implementation science, community engagement, health equity & more. Expand your network across Georgia CTSA. Apply Now : Create a CTSA Match account & then select Fellow. View flyer .

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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 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

Mentoring: Patience is a Virtue

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Innovation & Translation

Bio LaunchPad Seminar – April 30

Join Georgia CTSA Innovation Catalyst’s Kevin Wu, UGA, from 11AM-12PM in Petit Biotech Building, Suddath Seminar Room 1128, or via Zoom, for a lunch and learn about the different non-dilutive funding options available to university startups in Georgia, including I-Corps, Georgia Research Alliance Funding, and Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grants, as well as tips and tricks for applying.

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Bench2Market Talks: Securing Investment for Your Startup – May 15

Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, May 15, from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. Securing funding for your early-stage startup can be one of the most challenging aspects of entrepreneurship. In addition to providing funds for your startup to develop and grow, investors often play a key role in company management and strategy. View this interactive panel discussion with investors from various firms to learn what they look for in a startup company and how to position yourself for fundraising success.



Learning Community for Writing, Dissemination and Reviewing Webinars – May 16

Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) “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. Join us virtually on May 16 (Speaker: Tabia Akintobi, PhD, MD, Morehouse School of Medine.) View flyer .

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‘Your Fantastic Mind’ Season 5: Exploring New Frontiers in Brain Health on GPB - Wednesdays Thru May 22

Emory University and Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) are excited to announce the premiere of Season 5 of the Emmy award-winning PBS television series, Your Fantastic Mind , six 30-minute episodes airing weekly every Wednesday at 7 PM ET from April 17 to May 22 on GPB’s statewide television network. The new season continues to explore groundbreaking advancements in brain health, featuring compelling stories from patients and the latest insights from top medical professionals.

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10th Annual Health Services Research Day – May 7

Join Georgia CTSA colleagues at Emory Rollins School of Public Health 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. View flyer . View agenda .


Maternal Health Roundtable via Zoom – May 13

Join us via Zoom on May 13 from 12:00-1:00 PM for a Maternal Health Roundtable: The Fourth Trimester and Beyond - Optimizing Postpartum Maternal Cardio-metabolic Health with guest speaker Suchitra Chandrasekaran, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Emory. Learning Objectives for webinar: Discuss the long-term maternal health implications of experiencing cardiometabolic dysfunction during pregnancy, Evaluate methods to optimize maternal care continuity postpartum, Consider effects of Medicaid expansion on postpartum care continuation, and Understand importance and need for multi-disciplinary team care (primary care, endocrinology, cardiology, psychiatry, nutrition, etc.) in the later postpartum period to support maternal physical and mental health. View flyer .


CTSA: TL1 Visiting Science Working Group Debate - May 21

Save the Date for the Spring 2024 TL1 Visiting Science Working Group Debate, "Smart Medicine or Algorithmic Dilemmas: The Pros and Cons of AI in Healthcare," virtually from 10AM–12PM CT. We encourage trainees to attend. The event is hosted by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Emory School of Medicine and co-sponsored by CTSA Coordination, Communication, and Operations Support (CCOS).


CTSA: Learning Health Systems (LHS) Collaborative Workshop – May 22

Join CTSA Program representatives, researchers, clinicians, policymakers, healthcare innovators, opinion leaders, and other health professionals at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte for an in-person event. Gain a common understanding of LHS, form teams around LHS research, and help identify ways the CTSA can support LHS – including implementation science and operations research to address translational science barriers.

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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."

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2024 Pediatric Early Career Researcher Conference – August 27

The Annual Pediatric Early Career Researcher Conference showcases the local clinical, basic and translational research conducted by our fellows and junior faculty at Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. In-person only: Rollins Auditorium & Cafe. Keynote Speaker Kristy Murray, DVM, PhD, 'Academic Alchemy: Transforming Unforeseen Paths into a Scholarly Journey'

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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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