Impactful Research Showcased During Health Services Research Day
Georgia CTSA
Weekly eRoundup
May 24, 2024



Impactful Research Showcased During Health Services Research Day

Georgia CTSA and Emory Health Services Research Center were excited to host over 140 researchers for the 10th Annual Health Services Research Day at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. During this symposium and networking opportunity, researchers across Georgia learned about ongoing quality, effectiveness, and value-based research activities, showcasing the latest research during featured talks, oral abstracts, and poster sessions.

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Georgia CTSA Maternal Health Webinar: Recruiting Pregnant Patients for Research in the Current Georgia Legislative Climate

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.


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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Emory Translational GI/Hepatology (GI-T32) Research Training Program – Apply by June 6

The Translational GI/Hepatology research training program seeks to recruit and train highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellows in Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The training program will emphasize working at the interface between basic biology and translational medicine to fill important gaps in knowledge and therapeutics.

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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: Making Informed Decisions: Key Statistical Principles to 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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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

Misconduct: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? (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-Engaged Research (CER) Conference: CER Pathways to Equitable Programs and Policies – June 6

The National African American Child and Family Research Center (NAACFRC) welcomes you to attend in person at Morehouse College’s Shirley Massey Executive Conference Center or virtually the 2024 Community-Engaged Research (CER) Conference: CER Pathways to Equitable Programs and Policies from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  This conference is designed to highlight community-engaged research, including innovative research approaches, stories of successful research collaborations, and lessons learned from research. Moderator: Latrice Rollins, PhD, Director, NAACFRC. Learn more. View agenda.



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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CTSA: Integrating CTS into the CTSA Virtual Visiting Scholar Program – June 18

Join a Grand Rounds lecture: Aaron Dawes, MD, PHD, Associate Professor of Surgery at Stanford University will present his research on “Optimizing Medicaid Managed Care to Improve Access, Quality and Clinical Outcomes for Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancers,” on June 18 at 12:00.


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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