Community Engagement Webinar: Optimizing Health Communication through the Integration of Effective Messengers
Georgia CTSA
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May 17, 2024


Community Engagement Webinar: Optimizing Health Communication through the Integration of Effective Messengers

Community and Academic Leaders and Partners, please join us on Wednesday, May 22, from 2:00-3:30 PM for the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance Community Engagement Program Translation Research to Practice Webinar Series Session 2, Optimizing Health Communication through the Integration of Effective Messengers: The Magic in the Messengers. Register below and disseminate broadly! Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1876 8055. View flyer .


Save the Date! Southeast Regional Clinical and Translational Science Conference: March 5 – March 7, 2025

Hosted by the Georgia CTSA, mark your calendar and join us at Callaway Resort and Gardens in 2025 as we bring together researchers from across the region to build collaborative relationships and present the best new health-related preclinical, clinical, implementation, and public health research. Additional information, registration, and the call for abstracts will be announced in the coming months. Questions? Contact Lauren James .

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Funding (* New Opportunities)

IDCRC Early Career Investigator Pilot Awards –Pre-Submission Form Due May 31

Mentored Pilot Research Project awards (similar to K08, K23, and K99 awards) provide 1 year of funding to support research projects and career development activities that will enhance the applicant’s ability to compete successfully for an independent R- or K-series award (e.g., acquisition of preliminary data, training in grant preparation). The projects can address a variety of topics, including vaccinology, therapeutics, laboratory studies, and statistics. Learn more about the program.
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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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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

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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ACTIV-1 Biospecimens and Clinical Data Available

NCATS CTSA Program Staff are pleased to announce the availability of ACTIV-1 biospecimens via the ACTIV Virtual Biorepository . This central web-based virtual biorepository portal will provide an easily searchable inventory for residual biospecimens from the ACTIV therapeutic clinical trials. Investigators, including those from outside the ACTIV partnership, will be able to use the portal to request and receive these samples and associated metadata. In addition, ACTIV-1 clinical data is publicly available at AccessClinicalData@NIAID .

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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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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: The Overly Nice Advisor (PDF)

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Multi-Site Clinical Trials

PCORNet Request for Collaborators on Liver Cancer Trial

This is a request to PCORNet-affiliated researchers for collaboration on the research study: Prediction of Liver Cancer Risk in American MASLD Patients Using Existing Longitudinal Data. Dr. Thierry Poynard from Sorbonne University, Paris, France is seeking collaborators for this trial who can provide retrospective data to understand liver cancer risk among patients with metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease. If you are interested in being a site-level investigator, please contact Mugisha Niyibizi .

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Innovation & Translation

Innovator to Entrepreneur Program (ITEP)

Apply for the second cohort of the NIAID and NHLBI Innovator to Entrepreneur Program (ITEP). ITEP will assist aspiring entrepreneurs by providing cohort-based comprehensive training that covers the key elements of company launch, business strategy development, intellectual property protection, market research and customer discovery, startup financing, and SBIR/ STTR grantsmanship.

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Community Engagement Translation Research to Practice Webinar – May 22

Community and Academic Leaders and Partners, please join us on Wednesday, May 22, from 2:00-3:30 PM for the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance Community Engagement Program Translation Research to Practice Webinar Series Session 2, Optimizing Health Communication through the Integration of Effective Messengers: The Magic in the Messengers. Register below and disseminate broadly! Zoom Meeting ID: 930 1876 8055. View flyer .


‘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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Workshop: Toward a Framework to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials – May 20

The National Academies Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation and National Cancer Policy Forum will host a public hybrid workshop on May 20 from 8:30 AM – 5 PM ET to explore opportunities to improve racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials with a focus on system-level change and collective efforts across organizations and sectors. Discussions will consider strategies for equitable participation and innovative trial design inclusive of community investment, engagement, and workforce development. Learn more .

TL1 Visiting Science Working Group Debate: The Pros and Cons of AI in Healthcare – May 21

Join us via Zoom from 11 AM – 1 PM ET. Georgia CTSA has four TL1 trainees, two predocs (Kamaria Dansby and Denise Fahey), and two postdocs (Sarah Scott, MD, and Kailey Oppat, MD) who will be participating in a virtual debate. The event is hosted by the Georgia CTSA and Washington University School of Medicine and co-sponsored by the national CTSA Coordination, Communication, and Operations Support (CCOS).


Georgia CTSA Maternal Health Webinar – June 3

Join us via Zoom on Monday, June 3, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for a webinar to stimulate dialogue around challenges and opportunities in recruiting pregnant patients for research in the current Georgia legislative climate. Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH, Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Epidemiology, Emory University, will be leading this session. View flyer .


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: Emory Health Services Research Building I Auditorium. Keynote Speaker Kristy Murray, DVM, PhD, 'Academic Alchemy: Transforming Unforeseen Paths into a Scholarly Journey'


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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