Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers’ Bionutrition Unit Lauded for Extraordinary Efforts by Study Participants
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June 21, 2024



Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers’ Bionutrition Unit Lauded for Extraordinary Efforts by Study Participants

"I've lost over 32 pounds in six months and credit a lot of my success to the bionutrition staff at the Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs). They have taught me essential skills, like the importance of portion control when eating. I now am mindful of portion sizes daily, whether I’m eating at a restaurant or at home," says David Gleim, a study participant. GCRCs collaborates with the Legume Diet Study led by Terry Hartman, PhD, Emory.

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Georgia CTSA Hosts Virtual Visiting KL2 Scholar Engaged in Clinical and Translational Science

Join Georgia CTSA’s Research Education program as we host a virtual visiting KL2 scholar in a Grand Rounds lecture. Jiong Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy – Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, will present his research on, “Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in HNSCC,” on July 10 at 12:00. The Visiting Scholars program can help expand your clinical and translational science network and exchange ideas.


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

AIM-AHEAD Clinicians Leading Ingenuity IN Al Quality (CLINAQ) Fellowship Program – Apply by June 30

CLINAQ is designed to empower clinicians by integrating cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies into healthcare. The CLINAQ Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to engage deeply with AI/ML through hands-on projects, expert-led workshops, and comprehensive mentorship. Our aim is to equip clinicians with the skills necessary to transform healthcare delivery and patient outcomes through technology. Learn more.


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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Foundations in Mentorship: Building Mentoring Skills and Organizational Capacity – August 5-9

Get new and updated strategies to maintain efficient and effective mentoring in the health sciences field and beyond. This online course is offered by Rollins Health Education Institute.

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QUAL-WORKS Qualitative Research Workshops – August 2024

Hubert Department of Global Health periodically offers non-degree, continuing education courses for public health professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge without earning a degree. Online Workshops are open for registration for August 2024: Qualitative Research Methods, August 5-9; Mentored Qualitative Methods Session, August 13; Qualitative Data Analysis, August 12-16; and Mentored Qualitative Analysis Session, August 19. For enquiries: or 404-727-3152.

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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: Clinical Trials with Medical Devices 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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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: We're Not Recruiting Enough Participants! (PDF)

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Multicenter Research Opportunities

Request for Collaborators on Stroke and Dementia Prevention Study

This is a request for collaboration on the research study: Anticoagulation for Stroke and Dementia Prevention in Atrial Myopathy, CREATIVITY trial. Dr. Lin Yee Chen from University of Minnesota Twin Cities is seeking collaborators for this trial to determine whether a direct oral anticoagulant can significantly reduce the risk of a composite of ischemic stroke, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, and all-cause death in older adults with atrial myopathy and without prior ischemic stroke, mild cognitive impairment or dementia, or atrial fibrillation.

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Request for Collaborators on Connective Tissue Disease-Related Interstitial Lung Disease Study

This is a request for collaboration on the research study: A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Efficacy and Safety Study of Obinutuzumab in Subjects with Connective Tissue Disease-Related Interstitial Lung Disease, OCTILIA. Dr. Evans Fernandez from National Jewish Health is seeking collaborators for this trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of administering obinutuzumab in patients with Connective Tissue Disease-Related Interstitial Lung Disease.

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Innovation & Translation

Convert Your Clinical Reference Materials into Engaging Mobile Tools

Are you a healthcare investigator or physician looking to elevate your patient education and clinical reference materials to new heights of effectiveness and engagement? Georgia CTSA’s AppHatchery, your trusted partner in mobile app development, offers a Clinical content digitization service to transform your printed patient education materials and clinical reference guides into captivating interactive digital tools. 

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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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Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Community Member Membership

Community members are an important part of the process of clinical and translational research and are eligible to become members of ACTS through their affiliation with an ACTS member institution including the Georgia CTSA hub at Emory University. Community members can access ACTS' member benefits including registration discounts for the annual Translational Science meeting, participation in Special Interest Groups and committees, access to the community platform website, and more. To join, create an account on the ACTS website and join the institution you work with.

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Emory Veterans Employee Network (EVEN) Flag Day Event – TODAY

EVEN invites Emory faculty and staff to join us to celebrate Flag Day. 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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Maternal Health Roundtable via Zoom – July 8

Join us via Zoom on Monday, July 8, 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. Sina Gallo, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA, will be leading discussion on Maternal & Infant Vitamin D Recommendations: Research Gaps & Future Needs. View Flyer.


CTSA: Integrating CTS into the CTSA Virtual Visiting Scholar Program – July 10

Georgia CTSA is hosting a virtual visiting KL2 scholar. Join this Grand Rounds lecture via Zoom: Jiong Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy – Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, will present his research on, “Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in HNSCC,” on July 10 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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