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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

October 16, 2015

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RFA: ACTSI KL2 Clinical Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members-Due March 1

Junior faculty members at the MD or PhD level from a wide variety of disciplines at Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine, or Georgia Tech who are committed to an academic career in clinical and/or translational research and who have excellent potential to become independent clinical investigators are encouraged to apply to the KL2 – Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars (MCTRS) Program. The KL2 award provides support for didactic ...

 
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ACTSI to Collaborate with Newly Funded Career Development Program in Women's Health Research

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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP)/ACTSI/Winship Cancer Institute/Georgia State University (GSU): Investigator-initiated Seed Grants in Healthcare Innovation-LOI Due October 30

Seed grants will fund multi-investigator and multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness. Awards will support innovative approaches that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access that are consistent with the goals of the HIP. Two types of seed grants will be offered: Preliminary Study Grants or Complete Project Grants. ...

 
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American Heart Association Collaborative Sciences Award-LOI Due November 10

This award will foster innovative, new collaborative approaches to research projects which propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broad disciplines. The proposal must focus on the collaborative relationship, such that the scientific objectives could not be achieved without the efforts of at least two co- principal investigators and their respective disciplines. The combination and integration of studies may be inclusive of basic, clinical, population and/or translational research.
 
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NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program-LOI Due November 13

Provides seed grant funding for investigator-initiated original research in areas of blood banking, transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, and patient blood management.
 
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Pediatric Research Grants-Due December 1

The Gerber Foundation is particularly interested in funding research that uses fresh approaches to solving newborn or pediatric problems or emerging issues with a predictable time frame to clinical application.
 
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Cardinal Health Foundation E3 Patient Safety Grant-Due December 4

Supports programs that help healthcare providers implement best practices to transform patient care. Seeking proposals that include: 1) Medication safety; 2) Taking successful work to scale; 3) Engaging patients and their caregivers/families; 4) Publishing or otherwise sharing outcomes; 5) Finding innovative and sustainable ways to effect long-term change.
 
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BRAIN Initiative: Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01)-Due December 15

Human studies using invasive technology are often constrained by a limited number of patients and resources available to implement complex experimental protocols and are rarely aggregated in a manner that addresses research questions with appropriate statistical power. Therefore, this FOA seeks applications to assemble integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to overcome these fundamental barriers. Projects should investigate high-impact questions in human neuroscience and disorders of the human nervous system.
 
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PCORI Cycle 3 2015 Funding Announcements-Due February 16

Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes; Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research; Communication and Dissemination Research Improving Healthcare Systems; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Addressing Disparities; Management Strategies for Treatment-Resistant Depression; Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis; and Clinical Strategies for Managing and Reducing Long-Term Opioid Use for Chronic Pain
 
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Research Using Biosamples & Subjects from Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies Complications (DP3)-Due March 3

This FOA invites applications for studies on the complications of type 1 diabetes using subjects and/or samples from clinical studies on type 1 diabetes.
 
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NIH Common Fund Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program-Due March 18

The new Common Fund Program Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans has two overarching goals: 1) to assemble a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity and 2) to develop a user-friendly database that any researcher can access to develop hypotheses regarding the mechanisms whereby physical activity improves or preserves health. Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC) Pre-application Webinar on Thursday.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

Intellectual Property Career Showcase-Wednesday

Interested in a career in IP but don't know how to get started? Representatives from Georgia Tech, Georgia State, UGA, AT&T, local law firms, and others will describing externships, internships, classes, and available programs.
 
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Preparing for Professional PhD Careers Workshop for Scientists-Thursday

Open to all biomedical grad students and postdocs in the sciences. Registration Required. Presented by the Atlanta BEST Program in Georgia Tech's Mose Building, room 3201A at 2:00 p.m.
 
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Free ACTSI KL2 & BIRCWH K12 Grant Writing Workshop-December 1 & 8

This grant writing tutorial is designed to provide in-depth instruction for preparing the ACTSI KL2 Mentored Clinical and Translational Research Scholars award and Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12. If applicants attend both sessions, they will be eligible for up to 5 hours of individual consultation. ...

 
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RFA: The Emory Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Program-Due December 22

The overarching goal of the Emory BIRCWH Program is to leverage the rich research environment at Emory University to enhance the quality of women’s health in order to advance women’s health research, improve sex/gender science, and ultimately promote health and well-being among women. The Emory BIRCWH Program will prioritize mentored research in the field of communicable disease (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, influenza, HCV/HBV, bacterial ...

 
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RFA: ACTSI Master of Science in Clinical Research-Due April 1

Applications are being accepted for the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree program in the Emory Laney Graduate School for classes beginning in August 2016. The MSCR provides didactic and mentored clinical and/or translational research training and is designed for participants who hold a doctorate or equivalent degree (such as physicians and PhD-level scientists) and have demonstrated a commitment to a career in clinical investigation ...

 
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FDA Fellowships in Regulatory Science

The FDA has many existing training opportunities for translational scientists and trainees, including one related to drug development and regulatory decision making.
 
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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: Patience is a Virtue
 
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Research Ethics Consultations Available

If you have a research ethics question or are pondering a research ethics dilemma, John Banja, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory, and Rebecca Pentz, Professor of Research Ethics in Hematology and Oncology, Winship, are available to confidentially discuss it and offer non-binding advice. Please call or email John at 404-712-4804/jbanja@emory.edu or call or text Becky at 404-831-1758.
 
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Community

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pediatric RSV Research Study-Healthy Children Needed

The Vaccine Clinic at Emory Children's Center is working to learn more about the normal immune response in children to Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Children who participate in the study will have one appointment at Emory Children¿s Center where about 2.5 teaspoons of blood will be collected and will be compensated $50 for the clinic visit.
 
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Events

 
 
 

Race & Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine-Today

Presented by Evelynn Hammonds, PhD, Harvard University in Georgia Tech's Student Center Theater at 2:00 p.m.
 
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Materials Science in Drug Development: Vignettes from the Pharmaceutical Industry-Monday

Presented by Narayanan Variankaval, PhD, Merck Pharmaceuticals in Georgia Tech's GTMI (MARC) Building Auditorium at 4:00 p.m.
 
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Decoding Dream Teams: The Signatures of Collaborative Success in Science & Beyond-Thursday

Presented by Leslie Dechurch, PhD, Georgia Tech in Georgia Tech's Bill Moore Student Success Center, Clary Theatre at 7:00 p.m.
 
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Georgia Bio Emerging Leader Network Information Session at Emory University-October 23

Come and find out more about Georgia Bio¿s Emerging Leaders Network, and how joining the network assists you in attaining your career goals. Feel free to bring your lunch.
 
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NCATS Strategic Plan Town Hall Webinars-Starting October 26

The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) seeks input on the scientific and operational challenges, opportunities, and research needs in translational science to help set the center¿s strategic priorities and inform the development of a five-year strategic plan.
 
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Upcoming Webinars to Discuss Proposed Changes to Federal Regulations for Human Research (Common Rule)

Please join the CTSAs at a learning session focused on how volunteers are protected in research and the possible changes to federal regulations relating to the way research studies are planned and conducted. Come learn about the regulations, ask questions, and engage in discussions with experts about the rules that govern research studies in the U.S. Webinar Schedule: Streamlining IRB Review, October 29 | Revising and Expanding the Scope of the Common Rule, November 5 | Enhancing and Clarifying Consent Forms and Establishing Standard Safeguards, November 18
 
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Retraction Watch-November 6

Emory¿s Office of Compliance presents author Ivan Oransky, MD. Understanding the impact of retractions, both good and bad. All members of the research community, including faculty, students, and staff are welcome.
 
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Speed Networking Session on Obesity & Diabetes-November 12

Emory¿s School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development presents this session for faculty from across Emory Medicine. This event will feature a special presentation from Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, followed by a series of short one-on-one meetings with potential collaborators. Registration Required
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Ilya Nemenman in the News

 
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