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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

October 23, 2015

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Congratulations ACTSI Sr. Co-PI, Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH!

Ofili was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine along with NCATS director, Chris Austin, MD.
 
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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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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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Knockout Mouse Production & Phenotyping Project (UM1)-December 9

The specific objectives of this FOA are to generate mutant mouse lines using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, perform phenotyping assays, conduct quality control assessments, cryopreserve germplasm, and make mice and data readily available to the research community.
 
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ASN Foundation for Kidney Research: Career Development Grants-Due December 9

Grants supporting investigators conducting research in any area of nephrology; performing biomedical research related to transplantation; research on nephrotic syndrome and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS); pediatric research; and research on oxalosis, primary hyperoxaluria, and related stone diseases.
 
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NIH & Wellcome Trust: New prize competition seeks innovative ideas to advance open science-Due February 29

Applicants are asked to develop new products or services to harness the power of ¿big data¿ to improve health.
 
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RFA: Promoting Caregiver Health Using Self-Management (R01)-Due March 3

The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research in promoting caregiver health using self-management. Caregiving is an important science area since the number of people living longer with chronic conditions is growing.
 
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Centers Without Walls for Collaborative Research in the Epilepsies: Developing Transformative Therapies for Modifying or Preventing Epilepsy (U54)-Due March 8

This center will be focused on collaborative preclinical and clinical research to prepare for translational and clinical development of epilepsy therapies. The center also will seek to develop community partnerships and resources to advance the development of such therapies.
 
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Diabetes Research Centers (P30)-Due June 14

The centers are designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic diseases. They support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility program, and an Enrichment program.
 
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NINDS Child Neurologist Career Development Program (CNCDP) (K12)-Due June 14

The purpose of the program is to facilitate and support the research career development of child neurologists, at educational institutions or professional organizations, who have made a commitment to independent research careers.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 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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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: Sabotage
 
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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

 
 
 

10,000 Women Heart Screening at Congregational Care Ministry-November 7

The Emory Women's Heart Center's 10,000 Women project will host a free health screening at Congregational Care Ministry, Rice Memorial Presbyterian Church on November 7, from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 
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Emory Child Study Center Research Studies

The Emory Child Study Center is seeking children, infant through adolescent age, for a variety of research studies focused on how kids think, learn, and remember. Studies typically take a couple of hours and are usually one or two-time visits. Children are thanked with a small gift or a gift card.
 
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Events

 
 
 

NCATS Strategic Plan Town Hall Webinars-Starting Monday

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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The Era of Personalized Genomics: How Genomics is Transforming Medicine, Conservation & Research-Thursday

Presented by R. Paul Johnson, MD, director, Yerkes National Primate Research Center in the Coca-Cola World Studio at Zoo Atlanta at 7:00 p.m.
 
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NanoFANS Forum: Current Trends in Ophthalmology-Thursday

This year NanoFANS forum will focus on Ophthalmology featuring four pioneers in this area of research.
 
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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, Thursday | 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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Emory Department of Medicine Research Day-October 30

Researchers from across the department will share exciting new findings, engage in scientific exchange, and identify potential new collaborations. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
 
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Selenium-Metabolism & Nutritional Status-November 3

Raymond F. Burk, MD (Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University), will present a seminar sponsored by the Emory Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, HERCULES, and the graduate program in Nutrition and Health Sciences at 4:00 p.m. in Emory's SOM 190P. Snacks and coffee will be provided.
 
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Innovation Brown Bag Lecture Series: Patent Law-November 4

Adam Raymond, PhD is a patent agent with Pabst Patent Group, LLP in Atlanta. Dr. Raymond¿s practice focuses on patent prosecution and patent strategy in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.
 
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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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Register/Sponsor: 7th Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference: Georgia as a Biotechnology Capital?-April 14

ACTSI and Georgia Bio organize the conference annually to provide critical information on how academia and industry can work together to translate science into discovery and engage communities in clinical research efforts and outcomes. This year's event will explore Georgia's biotechnology climate, venture capital innovation, and feature an expert panel highlighting commercialization training options throughout the state.
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Lesley Miller in the News

 
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Clinical Research Coordinator II or III Position in Rheumatology Available

Emory's Department of Rheumatology is looking for a Clinical Research Coordinator II or III. The person much be credentialed (phlebotomy), have experience working with the IRB, Powerchart/EEMR, and all aspects of clinical research.
 
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Long-time General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) Director Passes Away

Created in 1960, Emory's GCRC is ACTSI's predecessor. Dallas Hall, MD served as the GCRC director from 1988-1997 and was a huge contributor to research at Emory. "He contributed a great deal to hypertension research. One of the smartest, most wonderful people to work with. He will be greatly missed," said a GCRC colleague. ACTSI would like to extend condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
 
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