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ACTSI Weekly eRoundup

October 30, 2015

In this edition:


Feature
Funding Opportunities
Educational Opportunities
Research Resources
Community
Events
News
 
 

Feature

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Call for Research in Predictive Health: An Opportunity for Innovative Research and Collaboration with the Center for Health Discovery and Well Being (CHDWB)

The Predictive Health Institute and the ACTSI announce a call for research proposals using data and/or specimens from the longitudinal CHDWB cohort. The cohort includes approximately 750 healthy individuals who were enrolled as early as 2006 and have undergone annual assessments. Clinical and lab variables collected in the cohort and biological specimens (plasma, serum, urine, buffy coat) from each participant are available. ...

 
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The Microbiome & Human Health Symposium-November 5-6

Sponsored by ACTSI, the event will include didactic lectures about the microbiome, presentations by various Emory Core facilities, a demonstration of an oral microbiome collection, and much more. Microbiome enthusiasm at Emory ...

 
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Funding Opportunities

 
 
 

W. M. Keck Foundation Research Program-LOI Due Thursday

Supports medical research and science and engineering research not funded by traditional means that questions a prevailing paradigm or offers the potential to open new territory in the field.
 
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AHA 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 Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC)-LOI Due December 2

PFI:BIC supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team collaborating with at least one industry partner in order to carry out research to advance, adapt, and integrate technology(ies) into a specified, human-centered smart service system.
 
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NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)-LOI Due December 29

Supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period.
 
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Brain Research Foundation 2016 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program-LOI Due January 7

The purpose of the program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the NIH or other outside funding sources.
 
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NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development-Due January 13

The program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.
 
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Educational Opportunities

 
 
 

UAUW Dissertation Fellowship-Due November 15

Provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.
 
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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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CS584: mHealth Informatics: Affordable & Sustainable Healthcare Technologies Spring 2016, Thursdays 2-5pm

Are you interested in developing meaningful and impactful healthcare interventions in low resource environments? Do you want to learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams to build scalable mHealth systems? CS584 is a project-based course designed for engineers, computer scientists, medics and anthropologists, to work together to solve some of the most pressing health issues in the most disadvantaged communities around the world. Through ...

 
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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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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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Research Resources

 
 
 

ACTSI's Ethical Dilemma of the Week

Misconduct: When the TA Suspects Cheating
 
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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

 
 
 

Emory's Hope Clinic Enrolling Healthy Volunteers for Inpatient Clinical Trial on Oral Medication

 
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Events

 
 
 

Requesting Access to VA Data for Research & Quality Improvement-Monday

Presented by Linda Kok, MA at 1:00 p.m.
 
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Selenium-Metabolism & Nutritional Status-Tuesday

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-Wednesday

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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NCATS Strategic Plan Town Hall Webinars-Wednesday

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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PCORI Webinar Series on Community Perspectives on CER-Starting on Wednesday

To ensure PCORI is supporting patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER) that answers questions important to patients and other stakeholders, they surveyed nearly 3,000 patients and caregivers and hundreds of clinicians and other stakeholders. PCORI asked for their views about health information, decision making, and engagement in research and will share the results.
 
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Medical Education in an Era of Clinical Productivity & Accountable Care. Who Says it Cannot be Done?-Wednesday

Presented by Lewis R. First, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Pediatrics, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics, University of Vermont Children¿s Hospital
 
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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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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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Georgia Bio's UCB Campus Tour-November 6

UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company in Smyrna producing medications for Epilepsy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinson¿s disease, and Crohn's disease.
 
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Special K-Club: Demystifying the NIH Scientific Review Process-Monday, December 14

Breakfast with Division Director, NIH Center for Scientific Review-Monday All welcome to attend an informal opportunity to meet Karyl Swartz, PhD, Division Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes for Health in Emory’s Health Sciences Research Building, Café at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. K-Club Open to ALL! Presented by Karyl Swartz, PhD, Division Director, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes ...

 
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Webinar Series for Start-Ups-November 10

Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes hosts free webinars for early-stage and formation-stage start-ups. A number of funding opportunities from grants to contracts are available through the National Center for Translational Sciences (NCATS). Join NCATS Strategic Alliances Director Lili Portilla, MPA, for an overview of available opportunities for small businesses, tips and advice for applying for funding, and a Q&A session.
 
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Morehouse School of Medicine R-Center: An Interactive SAS Basics Workshop-November 12

The workshop is a two-week SAS basic workshop which is open to faculty, staff, and students who are interested in acquiring ¿hands-on¿ SAS data analysis skills for preliminary reports, theses, and dissertation projects. An introductory course in statistics is a prerequisite for this workshop. Registration is limited.
 
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Forge Salon: Conversations with Digital Health CEOs-November 19

Forge Salons are forums for discussion and collaboration, connecting innovators from healthcare and technology. This month Alan Urech (Managing Partner, Stony River Capital Partners) will moderate a conversation with Sam Zebarjadi (Co-Founder and CEO, Medicast) and Kobi Margolin (Founder and CEO, Clinigence).
 
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News

 
 
 

ACTSI Investigator Dr. Venkat Narayan in the News

 
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Translational Science 2016 Announces Awards for Career Achievement & Contributions-Due December 14

 
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NCATS Accepting Collaborative Proposals for its Pre-Clinical Programs

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is now accepting proposals to collaborate with its Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) and Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program scientists. BrIDGs scientists collaborate with researchers to advance candidate therapeutics for both common and rare diseases into clinical testing. TRND researchers and their collaborators move new therapeutic candidates through pre-clinical testing, from lead optimization to submission of an investigational new drug application.
 
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