Georgia CTSA and Washington University ICTS TL1 Trainees Successfully Debate AI in Healthcare
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June 7, 2024



Georgia CTSA and Washington University ICTS TL1 Trainees Successfully Debate AI in Healthcare

During the debate, Georgia CTSA TL1s successfully argued pros of AI in healthcare while WashU ICTS presented cons. “It is imperative that AI is regulated and implemented after thorough and comprehensive testing and analysis. AI has the potential to positively benefit and improve the healthcare system, not only for healthcare professionals but the patients that they take care of leading to better outcomes for all,” says Denise Fahey, UGA.

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Call for Mentees: Georgia CTSA TEAMS Program – Apply by TODAY!

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! Deadline extended to today, Friday, June 7. View flyer. Apply via online form!

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Funding (* New Opportunities)

Addressing Health Inequities in Clinical Diagnostics: Notice of Technical Webinar - July 10

NCATS and participating Institutes and Centers will hold a pre-submission technical assistance live webinar regarding applications in response to PAR-24-157 and PAR-24-158 – Addressing Health Inequities in Clinical Diagnostics.  The webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 3:00 PM ET.  All interested individuals must register in advance to participate in the webinar via Zoom.


Education and Training

Phlebotomy 101 Training – June 27 & 28

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: Emerging Technologies in the Medical Device Industry

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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: Deadline Extended - Apply by TODAY!

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. View flyer. Apply now via streamlined form!

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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: Mum's the Word (PDF)

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Multicenter Research Opportunities

PCORNet Request for Collaborators on Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research

This is a request to PCORNet-affiliated researchers for collaboration on the research study: The TONAL Collaborative: Building Capacity for SGM Health Research in U.S. Public Health Region 6 (US-6). Phillip W. Schnarrs, PhD and John Oeffinger from The University of Texas at Austin are seeking collaborators for this trial who can support future patient-centered comparative effectiveness research to improve sexual and gender minority health outcomes.

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PCORNet Request for Collaborators on Post-operative Delirium in Older Adults Study

This is a request to PCORNet-affiliated researchers for collaboration on the research study: Comparative effectiveness for delirium prevention: nurse guided vs standardized frequency of reorientation in the post anesthesia care unit (ReDi trial).  Dr. Frederick Sieber from Johns Hopkins University is seeking collaborators for this trial to understand the comparative effectiveness of standardized vs. post anesthesia care unit nurse-guided frequency reorientation protocols in decreasing post-operative delirium in frail older adult patients.

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Innovation & Translation

Bioentrepreneurship Networking – June 20

Join us on June 20, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, at Emory’s HSRB-II, 1st floor, Room N100.

Emory SOM will host its last Bioentrepreneurship Networking event for the spring semester. Biolocity’s Managing Director, Courtney Law, PhD, brings insight into the program that supports and accelerates the commercialization of early-stage medical technologies with intellectual property at Emory and Georgia Tech. Learn what makes a good applicant, as well as lessons learned along the way. Don’t miss out on this exciting chance to connect, converse, and collaborate. Food will be provided to attendees.



Call for Rural Health Papers – Submit an Inquiry by July 19

Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD), a public health journal published by the CDC, welcomes submissions for its upcoming collection, Rural Health Disparities: Contemporary Solutions for Persistent Rural Public Health Challenges. The goal of this collection is to capture current solutions to these challenges. Peer-reviewed articles in this collection will help advance the discourse on rural public health beyond biomedical models for chronic disease prevention. PCD encourages authors to explore the social determinants of health, environmental influences, policy interventions, and community-based initiatives contributing to chronic disease prevention in rural areas.

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2024 Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference – TODAY

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." Please stop by the Georgia CTSA booth to learn how we can help you with your pediatric research!  

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Informatics Lunch and Learn - June 12

Georgia CTSA’s Informatics program is pleased to offer the next webinar in the Lunch and Learn Series to provide free informatics guidance to the university research community. Join us on Wednesday, June 12, from 12:00-1:00 PM to discuss SPARK2 - A Near-Real-Time Explainable Sepsis Prediction Tool. Alasdair Gent, PhD, Bioinformatician, Trauma, Acute and Critical Care, Duke University School of Medicine, will be leading this session. View Flyer.


Emory Veterans Employee Network (EVEN) Flag Day Event – June 14

EVEN invites Emory faculty and staff to join us to celebrate Flag Day on June 14. Georgia CTSA Executive Center Administrator Andrew West is EVEN co-chair. Flag Day is the day the United States adopted the stars and stripes as a symbol of ideas upon which the nation was founded and the values for which we stand. The Flag Day event will be held on June 14 from 4:00–6:00 PM at the Schoolhouse Brewing Gymnasium at Emory Point, 1540 Avenue Place Suite B-240. We hope to see you there!

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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.


11th Annual UGA-FDA Medical Device Regulations Conference – August 21

The virtual conference on August 21 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm will be opened by leadership at FDA and UGA. Topics will be presented by highly experienced professionals and technical experts from FDA and the medical device industry. This year’s conference provides an opportunity to understand the complementary nature of information regarding current and forthcoming FDA policies, guidance, and regulations governing the medical device industry.

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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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